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MRP Lacquers

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Northern Nevada
MRP Lacquers
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Monday, May 16, 2022 1:34 PM

I'm still too cowardly to finish 1/72 Luftwaffe aircraft using acrylics.  I get acrylics to spray fine on 1/48 and 1/32 aircraft but for mottle and camouflage on 1/72 aircraft, there is too much room for error, particularly with some tip dry in this small scale.  

I started using some MRP lacquers purchased from Spruebrothers.  Already premixed in super accurate Rlm colors.  Open window, put on mask, ventalation fan on also and spray away...effortless mottling (on practice mule) and coverage.  Remember trying to get Rlm 04 acrylics to cover well (previously an exercise in futility for me)?  The MRP lacquer Rlm 04 laid down super smooth coats using my lacquer dedicated GSI Creos .2mm P270 Procon on my WIP Tamiya 1/72 Bf 109 G-6 (what a kit!)...spraying session was effortless and extremely enjoyable without all that self imposed angst and struggle associated with acrylics in this small scale.  Enjoyment...isn't that what our great hobby is all about or at least in great part?

Cleanup was also a breeze using Mr Hobby Tool cleaner; a couple of back flushes and spray throughs into cleaning pot; quick wipe of cup's inside; inspect and clean needle, function test go and done!

I'm going to complete the rest of this aircraft with MRP Rlm 74/75/76.  



  • Member since
    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Monday, May 16, 2022 2:15 PM

Glad to see another person who is happy with MRP lacquers.  I am also in a high desert...5800 feet and rarely more than 30% humidity.  Trying MRP for the first time was like finding the Holy Grail.  You'll also be extremely pleased with its durability.  I haven't found any other paint that even comes close.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, May 16, 2022 7:50 PM

Congratulations on your discovery of MRP paints.  They are wonderful.  


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