• MRP-4 Basis White
• MRP-5 Basic Black
• MRP-33 Primer Red
• MRP-34 Tank Grey
Price per bottle around €5.90, £4.50 or $6.60
Review by Bill Curtis (February 2016)
I had heard these new paints were very good and decided to try some to see if they came up to expectation. I sent an order to Uschi van der Rosten of Augsburg and in due course the paints arrived.
They come in screw top glass bottles with a net 30ml of paint. The paint is very thin (more of an ink really), think Alclad and you have the idea of the viscosity of the product which are designed specifically for airbrushing.
The paint requires a good shake to mix and once you are happy it can be put directly into the airbrush cup and using a low pressure 10–15psi misted on at first, then spray as per normal in light coats. The coverage and opacity are very good but be careful not to apply to thickly as it is like ink/water almost and will run. Once you get this it is really superb as all paints are pre-thinned for immediate use with a 0.3mm nozzle. Please note however, that further thinning may be required with smaller diameter nozzles.
My one doubt was how easy was it to clean the airbrush? I used cellulose thinner and filled the cup and sprayed it through into my collecting pot and with a tissue over the nozzle blew thinner into it. A rub round the cup with a tissue to ensure it’s clean and then wiping the needle clean followed by blowing another cup of thinner thought and the job done.
I used the MRP-34 Tank Grey (RAL7021) on a howitzer kit and it behaved very well. One point, ensure good ventilation as the fumes are strong, I used an extractor and face mask to be on the safe side. On allowing it to dry the finish was good and the advice of the manufacturer is to allow 30 minutes before applying a varnish.
As previously stated the paints can be bought direct from Mr Paints or as in my case from Uschi van der Rosten.
So you may say that I am impressed with this product and you would be right; so much so in fact that I have ordered some more and will be using them on future projects.