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  1. Here is NC Duplicolor is a gamble every day. Pretty much have to let it dry in the sun to avoid fogging.
  2. Nice. I hope we can get them more easily in the US as well. I've always wanted to give these a shot.
  3. Finally got my Tamiya MX-5 RF painted. This was TS-95 Pure Metallic Red over Tamiya Grey Primer, then coated with Tamiya Clear Red then Splash Paints 2k clear to finish it. I was trying to match the Mazda Soul Crystal Red paint application. Very pleased with the results.
  4. It's a good general rule but its not so cut and dry anymore. Certain lacquers aren't as hot like they used to be. Even Testors One Coat Lacquer clear could be sprayed on their enamel lines.
  5. Hey gents so I'm trying to simulate the famous XJ220 Green color for one of my kits. I actually found a good combo to use. Tamiya TS-Dark Blue as a base coat, then Duplicolor Emerald Green Pearl over top of that. However I am currently out of TS Dark blue. I was wondering if anyone here has tried Krylon or Rustoleum underneath Duplicolor paints and if it caused any problems? It would be nice if Tamiya came out with a new Green Metallic.
  6. I got the roadster version. Its a nice kit, hood fit is bad. But If you can get some baby magnets in there I think it would fix it. Just FYI for everyone that buys one. Despite your instinct to glue and putty the bumpers to the body and hood, they are actually separate pieces on the real car. I dug through many google photos to confirm this. They are separate pieces with fine panel lines.
  7. Vallejo Air Black is the best airbrush ready acrylic semi gloss black in my experience. Tamiya acrylic is also good but just make sure you stir the paint properly.
  8. Nice details. Curious as to what paints you're using and washes?
  9. Oof yeah. I'm pretty excited for the Meng kit but that rear window is an eye sore. I wonder if they based it off a particular prototype? Otherwise some sanding and puttying would be needed to round off those corners.
  10. I had this same dilemma months ago and ended up using Tamiya Light Metallic Blue. Its pretty close to Marina Blue. Nassau blue is a nice color and a factory GM code. However it is noticeably different than Marina blue and is not present on 1967 and onward corvettes. Nassau has more of a frost to it, where as Marina is more "blue".
  11. Its a few things but I think one reason is because it really takes a lot of time and skill building to become decent at it. It's so easy to make mistakes and become dissatisfied with the results.
  12. I'd use Tamiya Mica blue or Testors Nassau blue overcoated with Tamiya Clear blue
  13. I use Tamiya thin cement as well as CA glue (Bob Industries)
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