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Re: Mission Models Acylics?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 06:49:20 am »
The name rings a bell from somewhere but i've not used them.

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Re: Mission Models Acylics?
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 06:28:36 am »
I've certainly heard of Mission Models Paints, but can't remember if they were acrylic or enamel.
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Re: Mission Models Acylics?
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 07:59:40 am »
They come up on UK eBay under a search, but not the whole range like Brian's example.
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Re: Mission Models Acylics?
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2020, 08:55:59 am »
Some folks I know swear by it, others haven't
been able to get it to work, others have gone
meh. It is finicky and pretty much intended as
as an airbrush applied "system". They claim
it can be used with a brush, but I don't know
anyone who has used it in that way. Evidently
the owner can be hard to deal with and if you
have any issues with the paint it's all your
fault.

Here's MMP's Tech Tips and FAQs page:
https://www.missionmodelsus.com/pages/tips-and-tricks-faq


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Re: Mission Models Acylics?
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 01:49:09 pm »
Some folks I know swear by it, others haven't
been able to get it to work, others have gone
meh. <...>

So.... just like every other brand of paint, then?  ;)  ;D :rolleyes:
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Re: Mission Models Acylics?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 06:29:53 pm »
Some folks I know swear by it, others haven't
been able to get it to work, others have gone
meh. <...>

So.... just like every other brand of paint, then?  ;)  ;D :rolleyes:

Far worse, especially as the paint isn’t really a acrylic it’s a polyurethane,
the primers require the thinner to activate - you have to use it to get the
primer to work and the optional poly dos the same for the topcoats. The
poly gives the paint an eggshell rather than a flat finish.
The paints and the activating nature of the reducer and additives remind me
of the System 3 water carried polyurethane marine paints, they also use a
reducer that the primers require and an additive that does the same to the paint,
except they call it what it is an additive that ‘cross-links’ the paint changing the
chemistry and making it far stronger, just like the 2nd part of a regular two-part
non-water carried polyurethane or a two-pack acrylic lacquer.
I used the System3 paint 30years ago when it was just new, and frankly the
“revolutionary MMP” looks, smells and functions pretty much like the System3,
which BTW sprayed beautifully even in Hawai’i conditions and produced a smooth
eggshell finish that leveled out so beautifully that the spars I had painted looked
like they had been dipped in plastic.   
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Re: Mission Models Acylics?
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2020, 03:49:54 am »
Jon's post above has reminded me of reading about these paints.  Not where I read it but that at the time I thought "why?  Do we really need a revolutionary new system?  What's wrong with the one we have?  For painting models anyway."
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Re: Mission Models Acylics?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 06:00:18 am »
Reading Jon's fascinating post made me realise just how long ago it was I took my O Level Chemistry.  My first thoughts if I'm honest were "life's to short", but each to his own.
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