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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 20, 2021 11:22 AM

Yeah, almost done there Piers, really like how you painted them.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    April 2014
  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:13 AM

Nausicaa and Kai are done.

From the anime film 'Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind' from Studio Ghibli.

The model will go to my brother, a keen fan of the Ghibli movies. I have another four Ghibli models which will keep me going for a while.

Mostly painted with Vallejo paints, and oil washes. Tried to get a leather look on the scabbard.

Mowe is on Nausicaa's shoulder.

And simulated woodgrain on the rifle.

Cliff, once again, thanks for running a great GB, and thanks to everyone else for sharing your efforts and friendship.

Piers

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:38 AM

Oh wow Piers- splendid job!!! That's beautiful!!! Heart

At work now, will get you posted when I get home!!!

 

And again thanks for joining us!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:36 PM

Piers: Ack! Sorry being an idiot posting you completly slipped my mind until now. Anyway you're up now! 

Dunce

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 1, 2021 10:12 PM

All right - cleared a couple off the bench so it's time to start this.  OOB for sure, first time trying Mission Models paints - I got the full set of Japanese WWII paints.  First time trying the hairspray chipping as well so expect a disaster lol.  I can't tell you how excited I am about the parts count :)

 

 

Thanks,

John

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 2, 2021 7:16 PM

I use Mission Models a lot but not sure about the hairspray technique. I tried it once with Mission but it just dissolved with the water. It is a pure acrylic. Try it on a test piece first. 

I love Mission other than that. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 3, 2021 4:01 PM

Sprayed the interior green with mixed results- of course I read the tips on their website after.  What is you're advice re: thinner and the poly?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:45 PM

I use Mission' thinner and it does well with Vallejo thinner. I've never tried water but water does well to clean it so I would imagine it would work for thinning as well.

What do you mean by poly?

Steve

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:49 PM

Good to know about the water clean up.  I bought their thinner and the poly urethane additive

From their FAQ page:

Example  30-40 drops paint , 10% thinner or (3-4 drops)  , 10 % poly or (3-4 drops poly mix) and spray at 10-15 psi. Remember never more poly to paint. 

From their product page:

Add just a couple drops of the Polyurethane to your thinned paint.  Just one or two drops is all you need. The Poly greatly increases flow from your airbrush on top of the already amazing flow and leveling of the paint. The results are further leveling , durability , increased sanding capabilities and will also add a very light eggshell finish. When spraying straight from the bottle with out thinning your paint add one or 2 drops and adjust your PSI accordingly. You can pull ultra fine lines.   Figure painters add a drop for slower blending. Adding too much polyurethane  will cause the paint to dry much slower. Do not add Poly to the Mission Models Primer. Remember less is more. 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, October 3, 2021 8:58 PM

John: The Raiden is a fun little kit, hope you enjoy it! 

Never used Mission Models paint. I'm interested in how the poly works out. Most of the acrylic paint I use I thin them with regular windshield washer fluid- it's water with a little alchol added. 

As to the hairspray technique- just spray with two-three coats of the hairspray, let dry, and then paint. I heard don't put the paint down too thick but I've never had a problem with it not coming up. 

When stripping the paint use a moist brush- moist not wet. If the brush is too wet the paint will come up in big blotches. If the moist brush doesn't take it off you can go with more water. 

If you take off too much just add some more hairspray, repaint, and do it again. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 3, 2021 9:01 PM

I didn't know about the polyurethane, I'll have to try some. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:48 PM

Well - I didn't have any success with the Mission paints so I ordered all the Japanese colors from Mr Color which I'm very familiar with.  

Made some cockpit progress which will be behind a closed canopy per the kit, but I did paint the pilot, in this case Sadaaki Akamatsu the drunken Japanese Raiden ace.  He just needs a clear flat coat.

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:27 AM

John: That's some sharp work!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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