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Everything posted by aurfalien

  1. Light grey lacquer primer.

    Well I don't have as much experience as the other builders who have replied, however I've found the Alclad Grey Micro-Filler Primer pretty awesome. I do thin it a little, say 20% thinner to 80% primer. The thinners I use are either Tamiya Lacquer Thinner or Mr. Leveling Thinner.
  2. 1/24 Tamiya King Cobra slot car parts kit

    I actually bought this direct from Tamiya as well as the Brock Little book. Planning to build as detailed a version as I am capable of. That is one day, once I have a work shop etc...
  3. I had this kit at one time. Was curious if any one would part with it? It's just a body and I think a windshield. Thanks in advance.
  4. Airbrush compressor

    I vote for this one @~$150 with a 1 year warranty; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CJPWYM/?coliid=I270K6AQNW88K1&colid=1OTOOX6BLJGFG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it But this one @~$100 is fine too, unsure if you will get any support past 3 months; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004KNDQCM/?coliid=IN4BLR9MO6808&colid=1OTOOX6BLJGFG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Or this one @~$110; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077CNLPBC/?coliid=I2IDQKUIFDHFOL&colid=1OTOOX6BLJGFG&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it ;
  5. Ah yes, this will be invaluable info. I look forward to what you find. From what I've read, one can wet sand with 3200 grit and higher. Apparently there polyurethane mix is a must.
  6. Do you mind posting some pics? Do you see it as a good automotive finish?
  7. Well, I'm contemplating Mission Models Paints; https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/mission-models-paint-thinner-polyurethane-primer-and-paint-part-1 https://dnmodels.com/all/mission-models-us-acrylics/ I've read a few sources stating that more colors are planned. My only reluctance is that all of the positive reviews of this paint are by builders of military subject matter. And automotive finishes are very different then military finishes.
  8. Curious if any one has used Mission Models Paints? Would love to read your thoughts, experiences etc... I've read and watched some very positive reviews. Seems to be a lacquer replacement of sorts.
  9. Motor Racing Replica News

    Yup, I had bought it from him a year or so ago. It's awesome BTW!
  10. Hi, Of all the 1/24 kits if this car; Heller MPC AirFix Which is the most accurate and/or best looking? Or are they simply re issues of one another?
  11. De Tomaso Mangusta

    Nice a$$;
  12. Any tips for metallics?

    In terms of metallic flakes being a bit too large with certain brands and colors, can one use a thinner to reduce there size? I ask this as Gaianotes makes a metallic thinner (T-09) for the same thing.
  13. Quiet Air Compressors

    This one seems great at $120; https://www.lowes.com/pd/California-Air-Tools-Light-and-Quiet-1-Gallon-Portable-Electric-Horizontal-Air-Compressor/1000259419
  14. De Tomaso Mangusta

    Well, I did manage to rescue a few kits, one of them was the SMP24 Mangusta. My day dream was to build the race car pictured in blue. Now if only SMP24 would re release the 1/24 69' Ferrari 512 Specialé Berlinetta, I'd be one happy camper! As hhhhhhhappy as a hhhhhhhippo!
  15. Tools for Photo Etched parts?

    I'm pretty much a tool minimalist at this point so my list; Xuron Photo Etch Scissors - 9180ET Tsunoda Photo Etch Pliers - MEB-135 Tamiya Photo Etch Diamond File - 74066 These AK Interactive bending pliers look intriguing as well.
  16. Hi, While I'm leaning towards an air brush with a 1 gallon tank which worked well for me, I'm shopping for a compressor as I lost mine. Curious what you all think these smaller types by either Iwata or Paasche; Or one of these Iwata units; Then there is this larger one that tickles my fancy, larger I know but it seems very well received; PS I'm kinda leaning towards the Iwata SmartJet, it has a tiny air tank reservoir to boot and with a HobbyLobby 60% coupon, it makes it very nice. I'm assuming Iwata support is very good?
  17. It's actually as quiet as my old PointZero. I had Lowes turn on a floor model for me. Was really surprised as to how quiet it was.
  18. I had that one and it worked pretty well. However I went to Lowes and will most likely buy this one when I'm ready. It's small, quiet, light and well priced. Plus a 1 year warranty. The PointZeros had subpar support as I hit them up a few times. One just needs to add a moisture trap. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-2-Gallon-Portable-Electric-Twin-Stack-Air-Compressor/1000226861
  19. I like these too, available at Lowes as well; https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hitachi-1-Gallon-Portable-Electric-Horizontal-Air-Compressor/1000384779 https://www.lowes.com/pd/California-Air-Tools-Light-and-Quiet-1-Gallon-Portable-Electric-Horizontal-Air-Compressor/1000259419
  20. Hi and thanks every one for posting. I'll take my time on this one.
  21. Thanks Bruce. It appears that Hobby Lobby will no longer allow use of coupons on any of there air brush compressors. Total bummer. I was looking at this knock off for ~$70; https://www.amazon.com/PointZero-Portable-Airbrush-Compressor-Tankless/dp/B004KNBVM4/ref=pd_sbs_201_7?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B004KNBVM4&pd_rd_r=721762f8-1a7d-11e9-9afe-e19854ff74f0&pd_rd_w=8beSR&pd_rd_wg=o7aSF&pf_rd_p=7d5d9c3c-5e01-44ac-97fd-261afd40b865&pf_rd_r=4TF2ZXK03XM4SJ21GVSW&psc=1&refRID=4TF2ZXK03XM4SJ21GVSW#customerReviews I really like that Iwata Smart Jet although I understand it has no adjustable regulator. I can put one on but still.
  22. Airbrush soak?

    This is exactly what I used to do. Once cleaned well, do more periodic cleanings.
  23. Airbrush soak?

    I've used SuperClean on a stainless steel paint cup and it tarnished pretty badly. I only had it soaking for 30 minutes. So I'd suggest not using SuperClean.