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  1. Yup; you sure can! MRP is a great paint--good choice:)
  2. Hey Guys, Although the scale is small for this forum, this article on my Eduard 1/48 Me-109G-6 in a metal finish has a recipe for using Mission Clear Primer as a Metallic Clear Coat; pretty handy for sealing a coat of lacquer metallic prior to using enamel panel liners. Most importantly, Clear Primer doesn't affect the metallic sheen of the finish or appear over-glossed as Future or similar can. Here's the link: https://modelpaintsol.com/builds/eduard-48-me-109-red-8-82111 I hope you find it useful. Cheers! --John
  3. Hey Guys, I just picked mine up from my local hobby shop. Although it's wanting here and there, with some help from the spars box and/or some aftermarket parts, it will build into a really neat looking model. I'm hoping this turns into a fad as I would love to have more of these large-scale nose-section models; thinking of a Marauder, B-25, or Ju-88 Here's a link to the review: https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/hk-models-32-avro-lancaster-nose-art-01e033 Thanks! --John
  4. Hey Guys, I just completed the Tamiya P-38 and used soap chipping on high wear areas and the prop; worked pretty well. Here's a link to the article: https://modelpaintsol.com/guides/paint-chipping-with-soap Thanks! --J
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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-
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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