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Netherlands Antilles
Member Since: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 04:32 PM UTC
Russell, thank you!

Well, I discovered that Rust-oleum canned paint has very fine pigment when I used it with a commercial grade pistol gun (Wagner). I was surprised to see that there is nothing left in the strainer, nor into the cup. And I also noted how glossy can be when applied as a "wet coat". Some tones contain too much oil though and have a tendency to dry slowly (48 hours minimum before even thinking to sand a solid applied coat). Self-leveling is very good and they run like champs on any solvent based thinner (cellulose based, lacquer thinner, turpenoids - you name it - only paint stripper I never tried as thinner )

Thanks for your interest!

Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 04:48 PM UTC
Joel, yes, you have guessed pretty accurately my methods. over the years I have developed a habit - I don't know if is good or bad, but is there. When I am too tired or just not in the mood for modelling, I just pick a kit from my stash and I study the instructions against the sprues. I have kits that I passed over them like 5-6 times before I cut the first piece from the sprue. For instance, I just checked the AMT's Christine for the second time already and I made a mental note that step 4 should be in fact step 2 and vice-versa. I also figured out an easy way to paint that lateral insert.
By the time I will start the kit, I will know precisely what I have to do. For me it works

Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 12:46 AM UTC

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Joel, yes, you have guessed pretty accurately my methods. over the years I have developed a habit - I don't know if is good or bad, but is there. When I am too tired or just not in the mood for modelling, I just pick a kit from my stash and I study the instructions against the sprues. I have kits that I passed over them like 5-6 times before I cut the first piece from the sprue. For instance, I just checked the AMT's Christine for the second time already and I made a mental note that step 4 should be in fact step 2 and vice-versa. I also figured out an easy way to paint that lateral insert.
By the time I will start the kit, I will know precisely what I have to do. For me it works

Gabriel



Gabriel,
Your advance planning puts me to shame. Half the issues I run into is just because I don't plan the basic build out logically, or honestly, at all. Maybe it's just because I love a good surprise.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:02 PM UTC
I was debating whether or not to pick this up a while back. I ended up with the Aoshima Brian James Trailer as it offered more of what I had envisioned for my build.
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:58 PM UTC
If you want to buy a trailer, Aoshima it's the right choice. Much more detail and better looking for sure. I just bought mine as an add on to an order (it's been under 10 USD) and I used it as test bed for a new range of paints. It did the job

Gabriel