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A thorough breakdown of the new acrylic paint system from Mission Models, including tests with weathering products and decals.
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Rick gives us his impressions of the new Iwata Neo gravity-fed pistol grip airbrush.
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This new softcover book is chalk-full of tips and techniques on painting models. Definitely worth a look.
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The key to continued success with an airbrush is what you do with it when you're done 'shooting' paint. Cleaning is a critical facet of airbrush use. Dave O’Meara walks us through a step by step process of cleaning a Badger 150.
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Ahmad Zaidi (Silantra) shows us how to make a cheap and extremely useful paint rack, no matter which range of apints you prefer.
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I built a WW1 Albatros some time ago which required a bare-wood fuselage and tried the popular oil paints technique. The effect was great and produced a beautifully subtle "wood grain", but the oils took so long to dry that dust was a real problem.
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Getting that 'perfect' in-scale non-skid surface on your modern AFV can be difficult. Here is a simple techniques using nothing more than a spraygun or can that achieves the look you are after.
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Martin wanted to share this conversion chart with the community for Vallejo to Tamiya/Humbrol paint numbers.
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Ralph shares a few good tips for creating sanding sticks from popsicle sticks and adding paint chips to bottles of paint.
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