Invention and Innovation

I’ve been thinking about Vallejo’s Model Air paint and pondering its use– since the rumors of the death of Testors just roll on and on and Vallejo’s paint is available in most big cities. Here’s the deal– it seems to dry a bit slower than MM Acryl or Tamiya, and this is a very good
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Now, you know where I’m going with this, so if you’re offended by my making various “experts” look like horses’ asses, then switch off now. *Ahem*. I just got this kit in the mail: …and you are (no doubt) familiar with the epic hilarity which ensued as a result of the rumor, advanced among certain
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(This conversation was recorded and then published as a transcript on March 18, 2021. It transcribes, to the best of my recollection, the words of the magical rat who teaches me how to paint.) Tamiya paint can be “thinned” using a dropper of Windex. Use the old kind with ammonia. A dropper is 5 ml.
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I don’t know why I should care, but here we are doing another post on the use of the mysterious color called “RLM 02” used by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War and causing endless confusion among plane geeks ever since… There are a number of COLOR PHOTOS of Me-110 aircraft that look sorta
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‘Tis a sad, sad day for brushpainters. It seems that Testors have quit making hobby paint altogether, and blamed it on The Covid or some such… and there’s nothin’ a body can do to rise up the dearly departed. So, without Testors paint, what do we have? Well, we have Revell. Sort of. I’m not
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Some ideas haunt me. Like the idea that maybe it’s not clear that this blog is about model building in the least toxic way. No, seriously. That’s what it’s about. I thought that was obvious. Oh well… (I just have this awful image in my head of somebody going “Oh…really? It’s ABOUT that? No kidding?
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I’ve noticed that my Google ranking has been slipping. I mean, I don’t know if they object to my profanity or what, but my site doesn’t pop up as much as it used to when you Google “brush painting.” I guess it pays not to try to push the river by attempting to coin a
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As a part of my review of Vallejo Metal Color, I’m including a link to my video on how to apply it: …and some photos of the finished products.

…when they’re out to get you. (Apologies to Woody Allen, who certainly knows more about what this means than anybody. Now.) I found out that a window cleaner named “Windex” was good for thinning Tamiya acrylic paints. Tamiya’s paints are bastards to use for anything. Straight out of the bottle they provide a lot of
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I use a type of paint that I’ll call “Ammonia Paint.” I call it that because (to me) it smells like ammonia. Not a strong ammonia smell, but just enough to let you know it’s there–like the horseradish in Horsey Sauce. Hey, it’s good. The sauce, I mean. I can’t help it if some feeb
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