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USCG UH-65A Dolphin by Jack12477 - 1:48 scale - Trumpeter - FINISHED

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13 hours ago, Jack12477 said:

I think the model in MM Chevy engine red looks closest.  I did find the Mr Color red madder at HobbyWorld USA in NH. Going to order some from there and see how it looks. I do have a bottle of the MM Chevy engine red in my paint stash.

Coastie helos are chimera--in some light they are red, in others, distinctly orange, and will change apparently hue with the light.  Actually, kind of handy, that, as it gives the modeler a nice range to pick from.

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Moving right along here at the incarceration center. I've completed the cockpit module, painted the exterior surfaces of the body, using ModelMaster Chevy Engine Red enamel to give me a glossy finish.  Figured I would paint the hull first then install the clear plastic windows - save some grueling masking.  I'm hand brushing the paint on with no thinner.  I have an airbrush but have not had much success with ModelMaster paints.  Haven't tried the newer brands yet. Some paint touch up will be done before I seal everything inside the hull.

 

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Orange, Ken ?  You need a new monitor !  :D   Looks almost fire engine red to my naked eye.  Probably should look at and photograph it outdoors in real sunlight instead of daylight rated LEDs. And man is this enamel ever sticky. Not used to working with enamel. Got really spoiled by Floquil when I did the tanks.  

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1 minute ago, Jack12477 said:

Orange, Ken ?  You need a new monitor !  :D   Looks almost fire engine red to my naked eye.  Probably should look at and photograph it outdoors in real sunlight instead of daylight rated LEDs. And man is this enamel ever sticky. Not used to working with enamel. Got really spoiled by Floquil when I did the tanks.  

Have you got any Enamel thinners Jack?

 

OC.

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Only some old Testors Model Master thinners, OC.  What dilution ratio would you recommend? I am using Testors Model Master brand paints. It is mostly enamel. For the non enamel stuff I am using Vallejo . 

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5 minutes ago, Jack12477 said:

Only some old Testors Model Master thinners, OC.  What dilution ratio would you recommend? I am using Testors Model Master brand paints. It is mostly enamel. For the non enamel stuff I am using Vallejo . 

You could try 30/70  something like that,  I tend to use Acrylics  these days  and  dilute these  near 50/50  and try to paint in controled  areas  or mask an area that falls near to a natural  fuselage line / panel line.

 

OC.

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Now under the light you have there is looks perfect....

 

And your brushing it straight out of the bottle over light colored plastic with no primer?  I'm impressed!!!!

 

Damn fine paint job...

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22 minutes ago, Old Collingwood said:

You could try 30/70  something like that,  I tend to use Acrylics  these days  and  dilute these  near 50/50 

I assume that is 30% thinner / 70% paint?  I have been using acrylics also but not diluted.  I pour a little into a plastic egg carton shape easel, dip brush in clean water, pickup a dab of paint on brush then apply.  Area depends on size of brush I am using.  For this model I did the hull in enamel to get the color hue I needed. Most everything else will be acrylic if and where I can. For example, the cockpit detail above is all done with acrylic, hand brushed. Ditto interior of cabin. 

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13 minutes ago, Jack12477 said:

I assume that is 30% thinner / 70% paint?  I have been using acrylics also but not diluted.  I pour a little into a plastic egg carton shape easel, dip brush in clean water, pickup a dab of paint on brush then apply.  Area depends on size of brush I am using.  For this model I did the hull in enamel to get the color hue I needed. Most everything else will be acrylic if and where I can. For example, the cockpit detail above is all done with acrylic, hand brushed. Ditto interior of cabin. 

Yep 30% thinner   just enough to get a nice flowing liquid  some say same consistency as milk,   I think All enamels are meant to be diluted somewhat  straight from the tin.

 

OC.

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Ken is right, it tends to go to orange, hardly fire engine red, Jack (I have just recalibrated my monitor - 4K) Nice build by the way. Something not so violent ...! It could be the setting of your camera ... white balance ...

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Odd, it looks like you have to set it "colder" when your red is going towards orange. Maybe play with it a bit. Or just leave it at it, and don't be bothered by Ken nattering about orange ;)

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