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Bill Eh?

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  • Birthday 03/10/1955

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  1. I'm a self-professed Kijiji addict. I found this for a bargain price and it is brand new. This was the first AB that I started spraying with.
  2. You do realize that the link is included in a post that is over thirteen years old.
  3. These are my Kijiji purchases made yesterday. The first two pics are kits that are new in shrink wrap, except the Predicta. It is open but complete. The next four pictures were sold as parts kits. I did not respond when the ad originally went up and missed out on quite a few other great kits.
  4. Late reply to your question. The two brands that I use are Tamiya and Mr Hobby. I have not used Vallejo and was unaware of the gumming up problem.
  5. You mention not using lacquer to thin acrylics. I use Mr Hobby Self Levelling Thinner to thin acrylics all of the time.
  6. That's a good idea Brian. It seems like preventative maintenance can go a long way, even with a Molotow Pen.
  7. Here are my eBay purchases from a seller over the past couple of days. They should arrive by the end of the week. The Pro Street T-Bird has some scuffing on the windshield that will polish out. The Garbage Truck is missing the figures, which is no loss to me. The other two are still in the bags. All for great prices and free shipping.
  8. Pat, are the Airfix Quick Build kits, the LEGO style of assembly?
  9. The numeric portion of the LP paint name, does not transfer over from the acrylic line. One of my most used colours, Semi-Gloss Black is X-18 as acrylic. In the LP line it is LP-5. The TS version is TS29. Go figure! LOL
  10. Sadly, Metallic Brown is only available as the acrylic paint X-34. It is not included in the TS line, nor up to this point in the LP line. When I taught model kit building as an after school program, we built, the then new Tamiya 350Z kit. We painted it Metallic Brown directly on unprimed plastic. It looked surprisingly like the factory colour LeMans Sunset.
  11. When I see Dave Burket vending at the NNL East, it brings a smile to my face (and many adds to the stash! LOL)
  12. Since enamel paints can be thinned with lacquer thinner, the lacquer retarder might still be an option for your enamel brush painting.
  13. I know the smell of lacquer is pretty powerful, but the finish is outstanding! It shouldn't be as bad as using a spray can indoors. LOL Let me know how it goes, and good luck with fall/winter modelling here in the GWN!
  14. Tamiya also has a retarder agent for lacquer paint. This might be useful if you were going to brush paint Tamiya's Liquid Surface Primer. The Testors square bottle paint is enamel, right? I'm not sure if the the same Lacquer Retarder could be used when brush painting enamel. Might be worth a try.
  15. If you might be brush painting with acrylic paint, I might suggest using some acrylic paint retarder, such as that by Tamiya. A couple of drops added to your paint will allow the paint to flow out better on the plastic surface, which helps to reduce brush stroke marks. I agree, it is getting too cold to be painting outside, especially with a spray can. LOL
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