Sunday, 8 October 2017

Modelling videos pt. 3

An interesting video by "Andy's Hobby Headquarters" featuring the built of a Kawasaki Ki-61 "Hien" (Tony) model by Tamiya.
Check the video description to see who built what.
 
 
 
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There are many different techniques and paints to replicate the NMF so often seen on IJAAF aircraft. Which method and paint has worked best for you? Alclad is the most often mentioned paint series but it is not always available in model shops. How about more readily available paints like Tamiya?

Michael Furry
I have always used Floquil old silver, bright silver, and platinum mist. These paints are easy to use and can be buffed with toothpaste, buffing powders, Rub n' Buff, pencil graphite or pastel chalk. Floquil silvers can be masked over without any problems and do not require any type of base coat or primer.
 Like most metal finishes, the plastic will need a light polishing using a cotton t-shirt or a well worn piece of scotch bright. Unfortunately, Floquil paints are no longer available but do show up from time to time at model shows or on trading boards.
I have not tried any other type of metal paint finish and my Floquil paint supply is limited, so I will need to find an alternative at some point in the future. I am curious to see what other modelers recommend or have tried.

Dan Salamone
Like what Michael said, Floquil enamels used to be my go to paints for NMF. I tried Alclad awhile ago and wasn't as pleased with the result. I just invested in AK Interactive Xtreme metal enamels but have yet to try them. There are videos on You Tube showing these paints and how quickly they dry and how you can mask over them. Seems like they may be the closest to the now discontinued Floquil enamels....

D. Chouinard
I have yet to do a good NMF, however once I have my modeling table back up, I may have a go at it.
Nice model in the video, but two things stood out to me: The prop stripes were way too far down the blades,and the there should be part of the IFF stripe color on the landing gear doors.
I did like the overall finish and the use of different shades of Alclad. Many ways of getting the metal effect....

3 comments:

Michael Furry said...

I have always used Floquil old silver, bright silver, and platinum mist. These paints are easy to use and can be buffed with toothpaste, buffing powders, Rub n' Buff, pencil graphite or pastel chalk. Floquil silvers can be masked over without any problems and do not require any type of base coat or primer.
Like most metal finishes, the plastic will need a light polishing using a cotton t-shirt or a well worn piece of scotch bright. Unfortunately, Floquil paints are no longer available but do show up from time to time at model shows or on trading boards.
I have not tried any other type of metal paint finish and my Floquil paint supply is limited, so I will need to find an alternative at some point in the future. I am curious to see what other modelers recommend or have tried.

Dan Salamone said...

Like what Michael said, Floquil enamels used to be my go to paints for NMF. I tried Alclad awhile ago and wasn't as pleased with the result. I just invested in AK Interactive Xtreme metal enamels but have yet to try them. There are videos on You Tube showing these paints and how quickly they dry and how you can mask over them. Seems like they may be the closest to the now discontinued Floquil enamels....

Dan

D. Chouinard said...

I have yet to do a good NMF, however once I have my modeling table back up, I may have a go at it.
Nice model in the video, but two things stood out to me: The prop stripes were way too far down the blades,and the there should be part of the IFF stripe color on the landing gear doors.
I did like the overall finish and the use of different shades of Alclad. Many ways of getting the metal effect....