White Spirits, I find it's less aggressive than mineral turps, mineral turps tend to drag a bit more when painting over acrylics. White spirits will still drag and pull up acrylics if you try to work for too long on any spot.
Mig, AK and Ammo etc all do their own blends of thinners but to be honest I find regular white spirits do just as good a job, maybe their products are more refined or something, who knows.
'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
White spirit is best.. buy it from bunnikins or mega 10, decant a little into a small glass jar or something which makes it much easier to use. You don't want it sitting out in an open container or anything as it stinks.
One extra tip. do NOT put turps or spirit in yoghurt/dessert pots etc, it will literally eat through the plastic and go everywhere
Yeah, I get mine from Mitre10. I prefer working with it because of it's faster drying time as Gary mentioned.
After giving the airframe a polish to get rid of the imperfections that got stuck in my initial clear coat application, I applied another couple of light coats of the Alclad Light Sheen clear, left for a couple of days and polished with a tissue last night just to remove some slight powdery residue from the wing root area.
I'm now beginning final assemble. The horizontal stabilisers and hot area are now attached. Tail is just sitting in position at the moment. I still need to paint those sensors and add the red nav light. I won't fix it permanently until the end, so that it's easier to attach the undercarriage, drop tanks, weapons etc.
Mate this is simply Gold, how did you do the decal on the tail, is it decal over yellow paint?? i can even see rivets poking through on the decal??? how ...how man.... its keeping up at night.... seriously awesome.
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
Beautiful looking model KM. I'm a bit late to this topic, but plan to read through it entirely later on because the build tips and accompanying photos are great to learn from, so thanks for taking the time to post your progress here.