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  1. I just looked at that video and it is a great reference which shows examples of the techniques I mentioned. 👍
  2. Some times knowing what to look for helps a lot. You may not want to paint miniatures or Warhammer or use Citadel paints but their techniques can really help understand how acrylic paint works and flows. From what you said in the first post, I think if you dab your brush on a paper towel to absorb some moisture while leaving the pigment on the brush it’ll help to stop the excess mess. Similar to a technique called glazing but don’t thin the paint as much.
  3. I would suggest watching a few “how to paint mini’s” videos on YouTube. That certainly blow my mind when it come to paint thinning, pigments, application, techniques and tip to thin paint without over loading the brush so you can place the colour pigments exactly where you want them. Also learnt about about brush care too.
  4. Not sure how members lack of understanding of Patreon was going to help OP change his attitude and magically start reading comments and listening to those who bother to talk to him. I do know if you started and Patreon Steve you would make a lot of money as you have many fans on this forum. If Karen’s email gives OP peace of mind about his NOS testers paint, good on him. But let’s not pick on Karen, whoops I mean Jenn for her lack of air brushing experience, she probably saw the job listed on Craigslist, “Rustoleum office job, no product experience required”
  5. Steve you are right, Preston isn’t reading our precious comment yet some of us are making quite large regular responses rather that stopping and letting this thread die. OP has his answer, for the hundredth time Paasche H will fix all of his issues. Time to stop flogging the horse and let this let die the end guys
  6. Before you drop hundreds of dollars and hours investing in a airbrush. Go and try a can of Tamiya lacquer paint. Your obsessed with out dated products, blaming the products and then want to continue using them again. Read the comments because everyone is telling you really good advice and agreeing with each other so you know it’s facts. My bad that isn’t what you want to hear. I’ll go back to my Island before you decide to discriminate me because of my race or geographic location and then wish hard ship upon my children.
  7. Dude I answered this in your other thread (for most lacquers) Maybe do a google search or watch some air brushing videos on YouTube where they use the same paints that you wish to use. Then you’ll learn what ratios etc you will need.
  8. I use a cheap setup. Aldi compressor Hseng air brush and hose U-Star water trap I only use Lacquer’s at 15-20 psi and a ratio of 1 paint to 1.5 thinner. Works great for what I want. Which is small Gunpla stuff. I haven’t tried a car body yet but know it is capable of doing the job.
  9. Warhammer or the Games Workshop range is as much about playing the game and the Lore behind each piece as it is about the model’s painting.
  10. Here is the tapes I have used Only the thick 40mm tape left residue behind that was a problem and I’ve never melted or had paint soak through any of them. I will say that I have used 2 cans of Model Master sprays and do not like them. Great colours but very different to spray compared to Tamiya cans. Model Master stink and goes a long time to cure (go hard) Also the older the can, like out of production stuff. You need to expect them to be old and faulty. Most would decant the paint for air brushing to avoid any low pressure issues associated with old stock.
  11. the can has gotten to hot if the bottom has popped out. I do use hot tap water for 10 minutes to warm my cans but have had the same thing happen. I’ll try a get a pic of some tapes.
  12. I only use Lacquer from either a rattle can or an air brush and have never had issue with Tamiya tape. There IS the quality thin tape 8-18mm (that’s what I’ve used) and then the Tamiya 40mm is a very different type of tape.
  13. You need to build a Bandai model kit then. Buy the a cheap HG Gundam or 30 minute missions kit and you’ll see potential in a well designed snap kit.
  14. If only Bandai made cars. Tamiya have the cleanest car kits I’ve seen. The Hakosuka Skyline has a curb side and a full detail version which come with photo etch pieces.
  15. +1 to using this site to see what’s in the box for the Tamiya, Aoshima and Fujimi kits.
  16. @Can-Con when some one post a new kit they have purchased. Probably bought online and waited to open the parcel and then they are excited to show off their new find (probably because it’s not a kit that you see every day) The last thing any one wants is some body pointing out everything wrong with their new purchase. Let’s keep this forum positive. Maybe next time @Casey could say “you don’t see that kit very often, it has a chopped roof. If you want to read more I can share a link” instead of saying “Uh-oh” because not everyone cares if the casting is 100% correct.
  17. Ummm I think that was deliberate mate. OPs version must want the chopped roof. Stop counting rivets when he hasn’t even opened the box. It’s not encouraging and puts people off of the hobby.
  18. I like your plan for this one. What wheels are they? Aoshima’s? I’m keen to see how you get the ride height so low.
  19. Wow! The new pillars look great. the extended roof looks better IMO but also looks very tricky
  20. I have no experience with the Sharpies. Are they durable?? I know most people put their models is some sort of display case but I like to touch mine (and play with them)
  21. Yeah their the kits tires. The rears are huge, very wide! So far the mock up needed no glue. Only 1 piece of tape. Very easy to wheel swap and customise these Aoshima kits. Easily the best instruction manual I’ve seen in a model kits. Also have stickers, decals and I think there was some extra stuff in their too. Great kit!!
  22. Awesome build!!! I really like the yellow and the stance. The panel lines and the glass (headlight tint and did you clear the windows?) just make this hatch pop. feel free to add some more pics so we can see all the details from every angle.
  23. Who needs a modern alternative when the good BMF is out of production and the current range is inferior. We’ll just stick to brush painting our silver enamel paints from the glory days.
  24. I opened mine about 5 minutes ago and was greeted by this full colour manual With some aftermarket wheels I had a mock up. Needless to say this will be getting build as soon as Winter ends here.
  25. Shake it a lot, and then shake it some more. The tip of the marker needs to be fully soaked in the chrome for it to work. My first impression was the same, it’s BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH. Then I tried it again a few days later and the more I used it, the better the results get.
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