Video: Brushing Model Master Acryl– Hellcat Part 4

  I’ve been told that my brushpainting results must come from supernatural sources. Well here’s me painting Model Master Acryl over bare plastic and getting good results. The key is to keep the brush wet, put the paint on wet, and let it flow. I didn’t think that narration would help in any way to
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Now hear this. Looking at the bottom of the Hellcat, you notice one thing. That’s alotta white. White paint is supposed to be yet another bug-bear for brushpainters, and is supposed to send me crying for my airbrush. Not so fast. In this photo, which I’ll reproduce here in addition to the wonderful Cinerama version
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One of the really, really troubling aspects of modern American capitalism is the lack of any long-term planning in a lot of businesses. I don’t mean that all American businesses are focused on the here-and-now to the exclusion of everything else, but enough of them are to make me wonder just what’s going to happen
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Mottling. Silly word. Entirely too tinny. But every plastic kit builder has encountered the mystery of how those mysterious Nazi airplanes are supposed to be painted. It beggars belief that a little model should end up looking like the rat’s nest exhibited by a typical Luftwaffe airplane in 1944. What IS that? It looks like
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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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