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Posted by laskdjn on Friday, May 04, 2018 10:07 PM

Holy crap, it's good stuff.  I'm normally used to using Vallejo Model Air.  But this stuff is awesome, goes down smooth, minimal tip dry, fairly durable surface.  I'm so used to fighting Vallejo for the entire paint session, this just seemed effortless.  I started with their recommended paint, thinner, polyurethane additive ratio, but found that 10:5:2 paint:thinner:additive worked best for me.  I think I'm gonna ditch all my vallejo paint and switch to mission models.

For the record, I put down stynylez primer first, and was using an H&S Evolution at 15psi

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 04, 2018 11:54 PM

I’ve used it with just their thinner, over unprimed styrene and brass. The stuff works as easy as Tamiya airbrushed in that manner.

 

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Posted by rooster513 on Saturday, May 05, 2018 7:10 AM

Agreed. Very forgiving!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, May 05, 2018 8:43 AM

laskdjn

Holy crap, it's good stuff. But this stuff is awesome, goes down smooth, minimal tip dry, fairly durable surface. 

 

 

And you’re just finding this out now? Mission Model paints have been getting rave reviews for some quite time now. LOL!

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, May 05, 2018 11:13 AM

Where are you guys buying your Mission Model paints?

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 05, 2018 12:22 PM

My LHS, Brookhurst Hobbies, carries them in the shop.

 

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Posted by laskdjn on Saturday, May 05, 2018 12:25 PM

I dunno why I was so resistant to switch from Vallejo, but mmp is so much better.  It makes airbrushing fun and not a chore.

 

And I get mine from Burbank House of Hobbies.  I've been down to Brookhurst a couple times, though.I'm

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Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, May 05, 2018 4:54 PM

Megahobby also carries it, but my last order was straight from Mission Models.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by laskdjn on Saturday, May 05, 2018 5:02 PM

Has anyone tried brush painting it?   If so, how does it stack up against vallejo model color? 

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, May 05, 2018 5:39 PM

Thanks for the info Stik, Dwayne. Maybe I'll try the Mission Models direct route.

Stik, that hobby shop looks pretty awesome from the pics I found. Kids keep moving, now they are in Lake Forest. Next time we're in the OC it looks well worth the drive up 5. I see there is a place called Arnie's Train store not too far. Between the two, sounds like paradise to me.

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 05, 2018 8:43 PM

laskdjn

Has anyone tried brush painting it?   If so, how does it stack up against vallejo model color? 

 

I have and it brushes far better than Tamiya. I also prefer it to Vallejo for brushing. Primarily due to it being far easier to stir/mix prior to painting. No worries about it not being mixed well enough and drying semi gloss or slightly translucent. The long working time while handbrushing, without any additives, reminds me of the original Polly S due to its thicker consistency and flow properties.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, May 05, 2018 8:47 PM

Greg

Thanks for the info Stik, Dwayne. Maybe I'll try the Mission Models direct route.

Stik, that hobby shop looks pretty awesome from the pics I found. Kids keep moving, now they are in Lake Forest. Next time we're in the OC it looks well worth the drive up 5. I see there is a place called Arnie's Train store not too far. Between the two, sounds like paradise to me.

 

Greg, Lake Forest is a short drive (on good traffic days- which are getting more rare) to Brookhurst. Certainly worth a visit. And Arnie’s Trains is a great shop too for the railroad folks. Not to mention tools, paints, and ”dual use” items for diorama or base scenery. I can walk to Arnie’s from my house. It’s maybe a mile from my door. And there is another shop a tad bit closer to Lake Forest, Military Hobbies in Orange. Between the three shops, you would be in paradise!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by laskdjn on Saturday, May 05, 2018 8:51 PM

stikpusher

 

 
Greg

Thanks for the info Stik, Dwayne. Maybe I'll try the Mission Models direct route.

Stik, that hobby shop looks pretty awesome from the pics I found. Kids keep moving, now they are in Lake Forest. Next time we're in the OC it looks well worth the drive up 5. I see there is a place called Arnie's Train store not too far. Between the two, sounds like paradise to me.

 

 

 

Greg, Lake Forest is a short drive (on good traffic days- which are getting more rare) to Brookhurst. Certainly worth a visit. And Arnie’s Trains is a great shop too for the railroad folks. Not to mention tools, paints, and ”dual use” items for diorama or base scenery. I can walk to Arnie’s from my house. It’s maybe a mile from my door. And there is another shop a tad bit closer to Lake Forest, Military Hobbies in Orange. Between the three shops, you would be in paradise!

 

I checked out military hobbies a couple weeks ago.  That place has an amazing armor selection, almost as good as Brookhurst's

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, May 06, 2018 9:59 AM

I got mine at scalehobbyist website. The best prices around for Mission Model paints.

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 06, 2018 10:56 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I got mine at scalehobbyist website. The best prices around for Mission Model paints.

 

Thanks, Sheep. I just added Scalehobbyist to my bookmarks. I tend to overlook them and you are right, they do have some good prices.

-Greg

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 06, 2018 11:04 AM

They also have a lot of the old Model Master colors that are getting scarce. Good source.

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 06, 2018 11:47 AM

stikpusher

 

 
Greg

Thanks for the info Stik, Dwayne. Maybe I'll try the Mission Models direct route.

Stik, that hobby shop looks pretty awesome from the pics I found. Kids keep moving, now they are in Lake Forest. Next time we're in the OC it looks well worth the drive up 5. I see there is a place called Arnie's Train store not too far. Between the two, sounds like paradise to me.

 

 

 

Greg, Lake Forest is a short drive (on good traffic days- which are getting more rare) to Brookhurst. Certainly worth a visit. And Arnie’s Trains is a great shop too for the railroad folks. Not to mention tools, paints, and ”dual use” items for diorama or base scenery. I can walk to Arnie’s from my house. It’s maybe a mile from my door. And there is another shop a tad bit closer to Lake Forest, Military Hobbies in Orange. Between the three shops, you would be in paradise!

 

Thanks for the additional info on the two shops, Stik. Interesting that you are so close to Arnie's.

 

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 06, 2018 2:41 PM

Greg, seeing all the varied modeling situations describbed by the folks on here and where they live, this area truly is a garden spot for this hobby. We have several great hobby shops in the area, a bunch of clubs that range from all inclusive (IPMS) to very specialized (Sci Fi/Gundam, Ships, Figures, AMPS), and year round series of hobby events, such as contests and kit swap meets. It’s not like 30 years ago, when there literally was a shop or three in every town, but it’s still pretty darn good around here.

 

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 06, 2018 4:05 PM

stikpusher

Greg, seeing all the varied modeling situations describbed by the folks on here and where they live, this area truly is a garden spot for this hobby. We have several great hobby shops in the area, a bunch of clubs that range from all inclusive (IPMS) to very specialized (Sci Fi/Gundam, Ships, Figures, AMPS), and year round series of hobby events, such as contests and kit swap meets. It’s not like 30 years ago, when there literally was a shop or three in every town, but it’s still pretty darn good around here.

 

It sure looks like it, Stik. Geez, like I said, just looking at that one HS online was exciting. No such thing around here.

That is one of great things about Orange County, if not the LA area in general. There just isn't much one can't find there. I think my wife (who is Chinese) would like to retire there if not just for the excellent Xiaolongbao (Chineses dumplings, more or less) places!

Sadly, when one lives ones life in the midwest, retiring to CA is pretty much out of question due to economics. I wish somebody would have told me that decades ago.

Sorry, I wandered a bit O.T.

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 06, 2018 5:36 PM

I hear you Greg. You can find most anything you want around here. And a lot of things you don’t want. But unfortunately the cost of living here has skyrocketed over the past couple decades, especially for the working class folks. I’ll be leaving when I retire in two years. The cost of living just being one contributing factor. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 06, 2018 7:45 PM

I think I hear where you are coming from too, Stik.

And I maybe understand a little about "one contributing factor".

Laskdjn, my apologies for wandering OT from Mission Models paints. I want to try some too, so good luck to us both, eh?

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 06, 2018 8:38 PM

Yup, sorry about dragging this thread away from the original topic.

From someone who has used them-

Mission Models Paints: Try them, you’ll like them!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by laskdjn on Monday, May 07, 2018 12:59 AM

No worries.  I actually hate southern California and can't wait to leave.

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Posted by rudedog on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:10 PM
Hi laskdjn. Wher'd you get the 10:5:2 ratio ? The instructions on the website say to use 20-40 drops paint to 4-6 drops thinner. I tried that on their black primer & it was like sludge. It was barely sprayable & I had to wing it by adding much more thinner [ probably closer to what you did ] . After that,it did spray & work wonderfully.Plus, using their thinner to clean my airbrush was a breeze.Later today,I'm gonna put the finish color on,hoping the paint thins better than the primer,especially with adding their polymer additive.Anyone else run into what I did ? Thanks. Keith R.

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Posted by laskdjn on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:32 PM

rudedog
Hi laskdjn. Wher'd you get the 10:5:2 ratio ? The instructions on the website say to use 20-40 drops paint to 4-6 drops thinner. I tried that on their black primer & it was like sludge. It was barely sprayable & I had to wing it by adding much more thinner [ probably closer to what you did ] . After that,it did spray & work wonderfully.Plus, using their thinner to clean my airbrush was a breeze.Later today,I'm gonna put the finish color on,hoping the paint thins better than the primer,especially with adding their polymer additive.Anyone else run into what I did ? Thanks. Keith R.
 

Keith, 

I came up with that ratio through experimentation.  I tried their percentages first, I then altered it to the point where I thought I got the best performance.

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Posted by rudedog on Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:08 PM
Thanks Laskdjn for the reply. That's what I had to do with he primer to get it to work.I Did find that the M.M. paint is much thinner right outta the bottle & I was able to spray closer to their ratio's .I must agree with everyone else's comments as for how well it works.I am impressed. I was able to use a 2 m.m. needle & nozzle on my AB with Zero nozzle drying or clogging. I was able to do an Octopus camo pattern on an Trumpeteer E-5- chassis w/ a Paper Panzed Prod. Einheitsturm 1947 resin turret. Hope to post pix when done.The other nice thing is how easy cleaning the AB so thoroughly with their thinner,always a good thing . Thanks again, keith R.

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Posted by rudedog on Saturday, May 26, 2018 7:09 PM
edit ; I meant E-50 Trumpeteer.

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Posted by laskdjn on Friday, June 01, 2018 5:02 PM

rudedog
Thanks Laskdjn for the reply. That's what I had to do with he primer to get it to work.I Did find that the M.M. paint is much thinner right outta the bottle & I was able to spray closer to their ratio's .I must agree with everyone else's comments as for how well it works.I am impressed. I was able to use a 2 m.m. needle & nozzle on my AB with Zero nozzle drying or clogging. I was able to do an Octopus camo pattern on an Trumpeteer E-5- chassis w/ a Paper Panzed Prod. Einheitsturm 1947 resin turret. Hope to post pix when done.The other nice thing is how easy cleaning the AB so thoroughly with their thinner,always a good thing . Thanks again, keith R.
 

I was just so used to fighting dry tip with vallejo that using mmp was so effortless.

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Posted by NEW MEX on Tuesday, June 05, 2018 9:09 AM

I had to switch to acrylics due to health reasons and after seeing reviews for Mission Models Paint I gave them a try. I use a Patriot 105 with 0.3mm needle and tip and use a ratio of 5% thinner to paint with a couple of drops of poly and get great results.Their primer I use 5-10% thinner. This is my go to paint now and I'm very happy with it.

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Posted by laskdjn on Friday, June 08, 2018 12:17 PM

NEW MEX

I had to switch to acrylics due to health reasons and after seeing reviews for Mission Models Paint I gave them a try. I use a Patriot 105 with 0.3mm needle and tip and use a ratio of 5% thinner to paint with a couple of drops of poly and get great results.Their primer I use 5-10% thinner. This is my go to paint now and I'm very happy with it.

 

Mine too, I'm slowly weeding out all the Vallejo I had in exchange for MMP.

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