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  1. Hey Guys, AK has released some Wood Grain Decal sheets that are very nice and made for 1/72 up to 1/32 scale. I'm just looking for an excuse to use them:) Here a link to my review with zoomed pics: https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/ak-wood-decal-sheets-ak9081-and-ak9084
  2. Hey Matt, That's a total bummer. I suspect your second coat of Aqua Gloss was shot as a wet coat over the first coat? I've done something very similar myself and concluded that I applied a wet coat too aggressively and the excess thinner in the Aquagloss ate through the underling coats. I agree with Out2gtcha that your best bet is to let it cure a few weeks, buff out with using Micromesh (6,000-8,000 grit), and re-shoot. Your fortunate in that the Mission metallics tolerate these kinds of "repairs" better than most other metallics in my hands i.e., the new coat can be successf
  3. Hey Guys, The Silver Wings Tiger Moth-----What a Kit! I'm sitting on more than a few SW kits and this Tiger Moth is par for the course with those folks: beautiful. I know Max Williams already did a very thorough and knowledgeable review with pics of this kit on LSP here: https://www.largescaleplanes.com/reviews/review.php?rid=2317 Thank you, Mr. Williams; loved it. I just did a review of this beautiful kit as well so if you want to see additional pics, here it is: https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/silver-wings-32-dehavilland-dh-82a-tiger-
  4. Sorry for the delay. I'm building the new ARMA FM-2 and my refs show a Matt White (FS37925) for the undersides. For my build, I used Mission White to which I added a few drops of Elfenbein (roughly a white-bone color) making it a slightly cream-colored white that looks good to my eye. I hope that helps! Best, --John
  5. Glad to help. If you could provide me with the specific aircraft you're modeling I'd be glad to make a suggestion. Best, --J
  6. Hey Guys, I just got my hands on the Gloster Gladiator by ICM: Nice! The Gladiator has been on my short list of favorite bipes for a long time and I think this kit does justice to it. Besides lacking a seat harness, the kit seems quite nice and complete. Here's a look at the kits parts and decals: https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/icm-32-gloster-gladiator-mk-ii-32041 Thanks! --J
  7. Hey Ray, Note that in the picture, our jar is filled with straight acetone. Yes, they can withstand lacquer/enamels, ?, for years and years since they're made from a laboratory grade plastic (polyethylene terephthalate , PET), which can withstand chemicals even stronger than lacquer. All of the paint mixing/measuring/storage tools on MPS are made of PET and that's why ALL ARE 100% GUARANTEED Thanks for the question! I hope that answered it. Best, --John
  8. Hey Guys, We have a new Mini Paint Jar that's a great replacement ye olde Testors/Model Masters glass bottles. They're good for use with lacquers, don't leak, have gradations, are stackable, and come with stainless steel mixing balls. This is an item we've been planing for a while. By obtaining large stocks we're pleased to offer 6 bottles per set for just $5.85. Not too shabby Each set comes with a mixing table for preparing percent dilutions using the gradations on the bottles. Here's the link: https://modelpaintsol.com/news/20ml
  9. The more I look at it the more I want to build it I don't think the texture will be an issue under a coat of primer and buffing. FYI: There's more tiddly bits for this kit on Hannants and I'm feeling particularly weak so..... Best, --J
  10. Hey Guys, The new Eduard (actually Foke) 1/32 Bf-108 Taifun landed in my lap this week and I have to say it's a bit of a mixed bag. I think with a little extra effort it could be a real head-turner. Here's a link to the review: https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/eduard-32-messerschmitt-bf-108-taifun-3006 Cheers! --John
  11. It is really quite nice. I especially like the way they replicated the rib tapes. And with so few parts it should be a pretty quick build.
  12. Hey Guys, I just got my hands on the new Roden Stearman and I'm in love: beautiful kit!! Here's a link to my review: https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/roden-32-boeing-stearman-pt-17-kaydet-rd631 Best, --John
  13. Hey Guys, Here's a little piece on making clear navigation lights. https://modelpaintsol.com/guides/making-aircraft-navigation-lights The technique is quick, easy, and produces a pretty convincing light Best, --John
  14. Hey Guys! If any of you have family, friends, or future business/fun in Seattle and will be visiting the city in the future, check out this announcement about a Gift Certificate program started to help out one of Seattle's oldest (and best ever) hobby shops hit hard by the Covid shut down. FYI: Emil, the owner, has a large selection of new and OOP big-scale aircraft kits on his shelves and he does have a shipping service--just saying https://modelpaintsol.com/news/skyway-models-covid-closure-gift-certificate Thanks! --John
  15. Hey Guys, We had a lot of folk ask about Curved Mini Scissors after they picked up a pair of our normal (straight blade) Mini Scissors. We found a source of quality mini scissors with curved blades and I have to admit they're pretty handy especially for removing decals. I've always made do with just a pair of the normal kind of mini scissors Here's a link to our new Curved Mini Scissors: https://modelpaintsol.com/model-paint/precision-stainless-steel-curved-mini-scissors Thanks! --John
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