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  1. Peterpools

    Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair: Update: 2/1019

    Thanks Phil Very much apprciated Peter
  2. Peterpools

    Tamiya F4U-1D Corsair: Update: 2/1019

    Thanks Martin The Blue I use on the Corsair is a 1:1 Mix of Mr Color 326 Blue and 328 Blue. The mix is then heavily thinned with Mr Color Leveling Thinner plus 4-5 drops of Mild Retarder. Peter
  3. Peterpools

    Fokker pair

    Mike Beautiful work on the front office Keep ‘em comin Peter
  4. Peterpools

    1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope 3rd"

    Peter Nothing more needs to be said. Now where did I put those knitting needles Keep ‘em comin Peter
  5. Peterpools

    T-34...on the move!

    Gaz Nice work on tne tracks; looking mighty good Keep ‘em comin Peter
  6. Peterpools

    Kitty Hawk F-5F by a clueless prop guy

    Erine Looking mighty good. Always corious how a completed model is packed for shipping. Would be great ifyou could take a few photos for us Keep ‘emcomin Peter
  7. Peterpools

    Hataka Lacquer paints - OMG!

    Carl Absolutely agree and my paint stash is way out of control as well. Just time to take the bull by the horns and start thinning it out to what I actually enjoy using. Peter
  8. Peterpools

    Fokker pair

    Mike WOW .. the detail work is incredible and totally agree about the Aviattic' lozenge on the frame tops - looks great Keep 'em comin Peter
  9. Peterpools

    Hataka Lacquer paints - OMG!

    I was really amazed how little the Hataka lacquers smell. Compared to Mr Color ... night and day. And compared to MRP, a lot less order. order wise, it actually has a much sweeter smell then it's other two lacquer competitors. I'll need to really spend a full painting session with Hataka but right now I would say even Testors enamels have a stronger smell. Peter
  10. I love shooting lacquer based model paints. I started with MRP and we all know how great they shoot. Trying to actually buy them here in the states has been a frustrating affair, as most of the colors I need seem to be always out of stock when ordering. I switched to Mr Color and while it does not have all the colors as in the MRP range, the paints are available from a number of vendors. I used the paints for a good year, love the way they shoot and the finish is like steel. What I don't like about Mr Color is the paint is as thick as mud, requires and ton of thinning and cleaning out the glass eye dropper(s) after a painting session (I count drops all the time for thinning and mixes) is a messy and laborious proposition. The other negative of Mr Color: geez, the smell would knock out a moose! Yes, I use a paint booth and wear a respirator but the smell still lingers. I found Hataka lacquer and acrylic paints. The color range is extensive, sold in sets and individual squeeze bottle; pretty much like Model Air, Mig and AK. The paints are made in Poland and are available from a number of on line retailers: Sprue Brothers (lacquers only) and Mega Hobbies (carrying almost the complete range in both lacquer and acrylics). I finally had a chance to test out the lacquer paints today and OMG, the results are fantastic. I thin as normal: 1:1 drops of paint to lacquer thinner and to the final mix: add a few drops of a mild retarder. I always shoot at very low working air pressures 10-15psi and shot the Hataka test at 12 psi right over non primed plastic. The results: smooth as silk and no signs of the paint attacking the plastic. Clean up was a snap: run some lacquer thinner through the H&S AB and done. No mess, no fuss and one happy camper. Yup, my new paint for sure, will be using up my older paint supplies and for the most part not replacing them. I'm switching over 100% Guess you can tell, I really love the paints. Peter
  11. Peterpools

    Takom 1/35 V2 Rocket

    Jeroen Looking mighty good. Keep 'em comin Peter
  12. Peterpools

    CSM nieuport 17

    Dave Aces on a superb build Peter
  13. Peterpools

    Jug-gernaut P47D in NMF

    Rob Holy Cow ... absolutely fantastic build and the NMF is brilliantly done. Thoroughly enjoyed every update. Peter
  14. James Sure looking mighty good ... and BIG seems some how not to come close. Keep 'em comin Peter
  15. Peterpools

    Hasegawa 1/32 Ju 87D-3, "T6+CT"

    MMIke Nice start on the Stuka. The IP looks dead on as well as the side wall details. Keep 'em comin Peter