Stippling on a Dakoplast Yak-9

This is my “stippling” brush. It was made from a Humbrol brush that cost me a few dollars and turned out to be one of the worst brushes I’ve ever bought. However, since I paid for it and it was relatively new, I decided to try to make a “stub” brush out of it. I
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One of the things on my “to do” list for this blog is posting scans of old, old articles from my collection of old, old¬†magazines. Some of them go back to the 1920’s, but today I’m reaching back to just the day before yesterday–1969. The magazine was entitled Air Space Model and it was just
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Here’s the video I made yesterday about brushing Vallejo Metal Color.

I made a video today of me brushing Vallejo Metal Color onto the P-47. Unfortunately, the thing is taking forever to upload to Youtube, so it will be awhile before we can all enjoy my antics. In the meantime, I’ve taken a few still photos of this model with three coats of Metal Color on
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The world of plastic model kits is strangely isolated. I don’t know if this has anything to do with the fact that many plastic model kit builders are strangely isolated– but the upshot of this is that we hobbyists often fail to look outside of our comfort zone for useful tools and materials. Although I
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I read somewhere about the idea of adding Tamiya Flat Base to Future and making a clear flat finish out of it.¬† The “Flat Base” is just some kind of silica (ground glass?) suspended in something. It’s added to gloss colors to make them flat. It can be added to glossy Future to make it
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[Slim Pickens Voice] “Yeah that’s right you old cowpokes with your washes made of mineral spirits and the like are stinkin’ up this here rodeo. So pay attention, or don’t, but you’ll need to know this sooner or later.”[/Slim Pickens Voice]. One of the things that consistently forced me to use smelly solvents was a
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Oh yeah. Here’s where we start to get unprofessional. Yeah, that’s right. Maybe I DO wanna be a french fry! So the parts are painted in a color that looks much brighter when photographed (Yeah I SAID it looks brighter when photographed). My goal here is to not mess up the cockpit by trying too
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Yes, I’m narrating this thrilling adventure in dust dabbing. This is my one and only video (so far).

Japan and Great Britain have so much in common that it’s surprising to me that the media hasn’t adopted this theme and made a movie out of it or something. They’re both island nations, they’re empires, they really, really like plastic model kits. Most of the plastic model kit stuff you find is from Japan
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