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Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Bubble Jug 1/23/16

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Guest Peterpools

Hi Justin

I've always enjoyed Alclad and luckily, haven't had the problems associated with the system. but do prefer AK'd Extreme Metal.  AK Extreme Metals seem to tolerate handling better, aren't as finicky to air brush working pressure and flow on very smoothly. I always prime first with MIG Gray Primer, which for me goes down super smooth. Next up I use either AK Black Base, Alclad Black Gloss Base or Tamiya Gloss Black . I seem to prefer AK black base as it is not overly glossy but just as smooth. If order is a problem, go with Tamiya Gloss Black. from here, I just flow on the AK between 12-18 psi and never noticed a difference. Takes a few seconds and smooth as silk.

The colors I started with:

Aluminum

Polished Aluminum

DuraAluminuim

Dark aluminum

Burnt Metal

before purchasing your AK Extreme Metals, contact the vendor to make sure they are not selling the early release of the product which had problems and were replaced. I wound up with a few bottle, contact Fernando at AK and new paints were sent, no questions asked. I wouod assume by now all the origiunal product has been replaced but you never know.

Peter

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dgassie

Thank you for the very kind comments on my Jug.

My usual practice with with both Alclad and AK Extreme Metals is to apply the decals directly on top of the "metal surface". No sealer is used at all; before or after applying the decals. So far with all the NMF models I've completed, I've have no problems with the decals yellowing or with the NMF. I have been starting to experiment with sealers but as of yet, haven't actually used any on my models.

Peter

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Thank You Dennis for the very kind words on the Jud

Peter

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Much appreciated John.

I'm just glad things worked out and we hve another excellent line of natural metal finishes to work with.

Peter

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dgassie

Glad I was able to help out.

Peter

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Thanks Kev,  so very much appreciated

Peter

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Shaka

Thanks you so much for the compliments on my Jug's.

Peter

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Jan

Thank you for the very kind words. It's really a draw as to the two products, as they are used pretty much the same. AK seems to be a bit tougher but both will produce a wonderful finish.

Peter

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