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  1. Hey Guys, Something I've been wanting to put on Model Paint Solutions for a while: ParaFilm. I've used it as my go-to masking material for 25 years---good stuff Check out a How-To article with suggestions for how to use ParaFilm below: https://modelpaintsol.com/guides/parafilm-handiest-masking-tool Thanks! --John
  2. I thought so as well. Both the SU27 and SU25 are beautifully finished:) Thanks for the comment!
  3. Hey Guys, The Ukrainian Armed Forces Group Build has come to a close and we have three very deserving winners The entrants ran from beginner to experten and all have our sincerest Thanks for building and sharing their masterpieces!! All of the entrants can be seen here: https://modelpaintsol.com/news/ukrainian-armed-forces-group-build-winners Thanks and Happy Modeling! --John
  4. Hey Guys, Mike and Dave, the Mojo Brothers had me on the show to discuss strategies for dealing with seams during the average build. Here' a link to a break-down of the discussion with time points: https://modelpaintsol.com/news/dr-strangebrush-files-vol-6-dealing-with-seams Here's a the link to the podcast: https://www.plasticmodelmojo.com/754676/11125127-plastic-model-mojo-episode-70-mind-the-gap-dr-strangebrush-talks-seams?t=0 I hope you find something useful. Thanks! --John
  5. https://modelpaintsol.com/news/ipms-omaha-through-the-eyes-of-mat-mathis https://modelpaintsol.com/news/ipms-omaha-eyes-a-scale-canadian Enjoy! --J
  6. Hey Guys, My buddy Mat Mathis has written a nice piece on painting the Trumpy -109F using stencils made by 1 Man Army. Man, I gotta get me some of these stencils:) Thanks! https://modelpaintsol.com/builds/trump-me-109f-02292-1manarmy-stencils
  7. It's fabulous. I've order one before while this first issue is still available. Thanks for the comment:) --J
  8. https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/great-wall-1-32-curtis-hawk-81-a2-flying-tigers-first-issue-l3201
  9. Hey Guys, Although not quite "Big Boy" scale, the new 48th AH-1 Cobra from Special Hobby is quite nice and a surprisingly large model! I'll be building one:) https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/special-hobby-48-ah-1-cobra-48202
  10. Hey Guys, I just launched the H-S Dual Airbrush Stand/Air Manifold on Model Paint Solutions These Dual Holders are heavy, sturdy, and portable--set it on the bench OR in your paint booth. They also serve as a very cool Air Manifold allowing each brush in the holder to have it's own dedicated air hose. Here's the link: https://modelpaintsol.com/model-paint/harder-steenbeck-dual-airbrush-holder-air-manifold Thanks! --John
  11. Thanks, Eagle Driver! Glad you found something helpful Best, --John
  12. Hey Guys, Here's a new piece on MPS that provides suggestions for diluting AK Real Colors for Fine-Line (1mm wide and less) airbrushing. https://modelpaintsol.com/guides/diluting-ak-real-colors-for-fine-line-airbrushing-the-dragon-1-72-gtk-boxer-a2 Thanks! --John
  13. Hey Guys, The good Doctor will be dropping by the Plastic Model Mojo Podcast regularly for 2022 to discuss all things paint and airbrushing. For each of those episodes a break down of the topics covered and the associated times will be provided on the new Dr. Strangebrush Files page on MPS. For a breakdown of all the topics covered on the previous episodes follow the link: https://modelpaintsol.com/news/dr-strangebrush-files-plastic-model-mojo-podcast Thanks! --John
  14. Hey Guys, Built in the "one-true-scale," these beautifully finished and loudly painted B-17 formation ships were finished with both Mission and AK Real Colors paints by master modeler Tim Nelson. The techniques Tim used for de-greasing, diluting, and applying these paints are spot-on and resulted hassle-free taping and masking; a lot of taping and masking Thanks Tim!! https://modelpaintsol.com/builds/judas-goats-two-boeing-b-17-assembly-ships
  15. Hey Jeff, A lot of guys listen to podcasts while they model. I have to say I've found myself doing the same. Let me know if you have any questions after ya listen:) Best, --J
  16. Hey Guys, The Mojo brothers had me on the Mojo Podcast yet again to discuss spraying acrylics in challenging conditions and the basics of decalling. Follow the link below to a list of the topics covered and discussion times. As always, if you have any questions, drop me a line:) https://modelpaintsol.com/news/plastic-model-mojo-podcast-56-the-dr-strangebrush-files-volume-1 Thanks! -John
  17. Hey Guys, Liquitex Flow-Aid and Slow-Dri are two reagents I've used with every acrylic paint I've shot in the last 20 years. Issues common to spraying acrylic paints like like tip-dry, clogging, intermittent spraying, and dry, over-spray are all drastically reduced by the addition of Slow and Flow to your favorite acrylic thinner or acrylic paint mix. After a protracted search I've found a reliable supplier of Liquitex products that allows me to put them on MPS at a reasonable price. Here's a line to an article describing how to use Liquitex Slow and Flow when diluting/spraying acrylic primers, paints, or clear coats: https://modelpaintsol.com/guides/liquitex-flow-and-slow-the-tools-for-taming-acrylic-paints Thanks! --John
  18. Hey Guys, Well, the Mojo Brothers had me on again (some people never learn) to answer a broad range of airbrushing questions that included techniques for Fine-Lining Vallejo (Color Vs Air) and basic compressor tank maintenance. As usual, we had a good time and hopefully provide some basic information that you can use at your workbench. Below is a link to the Podcast as well as a link to a table of Times and Topics that were covered during the discussion. I hope you find it helpful:) Thanks! --John Mojo Podcast: https://modelpaintsol.com/news/plastic-model-mojo-episode-49-revenge-of-strangebrush Table of Times and Topics Covered: https://modelpaintsol.com/news/plastic-model-mojo-episode-49-revenge-of-strangebrush
  19. Hey Guys, I've been looking for a quality airbrush that's good for beginners but won't break the bank. After testing one in my shop, I've added the AK-9000 Basic Line Brush to Model Paint Solutions. This brush is perfect for those new to the sport but is of sufficient quality that it can serve as a great brush for the more experienced looking to shoot primers, clear coats, and metallics. I've also stocked spare parts (needles/nozzles etc) and offer the spares as part of a combo. As with all brushes on MPS, I inspect, lubricate, and bench test each brush before it ships. https://modelpaintsol.com/model-paint/ak-9000-basic-line-double-action-airbrush-w-0-30mm-tip Thanks! --John
  20. Hey Guys, We just got a shipment of the new AK Weathering Pencils Techniques Book and have combined them with our own "Mess-O-Weathering Pencils" (the complete set of 37 pencils) and an all-metal, old-school pencil sharpener to make the MPS Weathering Pencil Combo Yes, we love our combos. Here's a link for more info on the Combo and large format pictures of the techniques book. https://modelpaintsol.com/news/the-mps-ak-weathering-pencil-combo Thanks and Happy Modeling!
  21. Agreed! I especially like the finish of the paper; crisp photography without too much glossy shine. I picked up a couple of volumes while at their table in Vegas; couldn't help myself:) Thanks for the comment.
  22. Hey Guys! While at the IPMS Nats in Las Vegas, I ran into the Casemate Publishing boys; nice folks:) One thing led to another and before ya know it, I was walking away with multiple detail books from their Duke Hawkins series. These are awesome books crammed with pics taken with a modeler in mind. First up and one of my faves; the SEPECAT Jaguar. Check out my review with multiple pics from the various detail sections covered in the book: https://modelpaintsol.com/reviews/sepecat-jaguar-detail-book-duke-hawkins-001 Thanks! --John
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