Mr. Color Lacquer paints

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I am looking for a US supplier of Mr. Color Lacquer paints. I don't want the acrylics, but the lacquer paints. Does anyone know of a supplier?
 

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Here ya go :)
http://store.spruebrothers.com/category_s/1978.htm

Edit: after some further looking it may just be solvent based acrylic :(

Edit2: more research suggests that this is their laquer based paints and to use only Mr Thinner since its not as "hot" as regular lacquer thinner....some have said turpenoids work well too
 

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Good luck finding it here in the US, my local shop stopped selling it in early 08'. Seen some on evilbay a year or so ago but nothing in the states.
 

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A solvent based acrylic is a laquer. They're just not water based like paints labeled as acrylic.

Check out hobbywave, they have what your looking for.

http://hobbywave.com/
 

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While not in the US, Lucky Model stocks both the acrylic, Aqueous, and lacquer, Mr. Color. Just make sure to only order items that say "in stock" and not "available." http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?department=PAINT&paintbrand=GU

As far as thinner goes, use Mr. Color Self-Leveling thinner. You'll never look back to anything else after using it. Mr. Color thinner also works great for smoothing putty and Mr. Surfacer without melting the plastic, unless you let it sit too long. You can clean up with hardware variety lacquer thinner.
 
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John, I get mine from Red Frog Hobbies (here in NY) and Gundam Planet in NJ.

http://redfroghobbies.com/index.php

http://www.gundamplanet.com/

They both carry the entire line of Mr. Color products.

If you're looking for paint for Gundam, Gundam Planet has all the Mr. Color Gundam paints as well.

A word of advice, if you use Mr. Color paints (solvent based) be sure to dilute using their Mr. Color Leveling Thinner.
 

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Thanks all! I knew it could be found here in the U.S. because I found quite a few Evilbay sellers. I didn't want to pay their fees.
 
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To 'stir the pot' (get it? :D ), I can find Alclad here in Canada at a couple local hobby shops, but Mr Hobby stuff is hard to come by, for the most part. Specifically, I'm looking for a Canadian online store that has the Mr Color line, especially their brushable metalizer range. Would ECH be able to get this stuff in, Scott?
 

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NecronautDrummer said:
To 'stir the pot' (get it? :D ), I can find Alclad here in Canada at a couple local hobby shops, but Mr Hobby stuff is hard to come by, for the most part. Specifically, I'm looking for a Canadian online store that has the Mr Color line, especially their brushable metalizer range. Would ECH be able to get this stuff in, Scott?

I do have a supplier that carries the paint.....but, because they are a wholesaler only, then the paint can only be purchased as a pack of 6 of the same color. So unless you wanted to purchase all 6 bottles...

Alclad however I can get you anything you want.
 

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steezy said:
Here is another link that lists US retailers selling Alclad, if they sell alclad, they probably sell Mr. Hobby Gunze. You can probably find one closer to where you live and get your paint quicker and possibly save on shipping.

http://alclad2.com/buy/us-retailers-distributors/

Just so you know, Alclad and Gunze are not related at all. Gunze in the West is far less common.
 

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Gundamhead said:
Just so you know, Alclad and Gunze are not related at all. Gunze in the West is far less common.

They are both paints. What I meant was that if a hobby store is selling Alclad paint, they probably have a good selection of other paints, including Gunze.
 

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"To 'stir the pot' (get it? ), I can find Alclad here in Canada at a couple local hobby shops, but Mr Hobby stuff is hard to come by, for the most part. Specifically, I'm looking for a Canadian online store that has the Mr Color line, especially their brushable metalizer range. Would ECH be able to get this stuff in, Scott?"


I couldn't find any Canadian online stores, but I did find this shop. They carry Gunze, maybe you could contact them and see if they would ship stuff to you?

http://www.magicboxhobbies.net/
 
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Gunze (GSI Creos as it is called now) products are hard to come by in the U.S.
Don't know why but they are hard to come by and for what I'm told they are a bit unreliable as far as getting new stock out to the retailers.

When I first started looking for the stuff I had to go to Hong Konk to get my stash of Mr. Color paints and thinners and Mr.Metal bufable paints.

It was after I got my stash that I discovered Gundam Planet and Red Frog Hobbies.
Since then I get my stuff from them.
 
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I've got a Tamiya Lanc with a Big Ed set and Ducati bike that are itching to get started here. Apparently, there's a 1/32 P-51 coming my way this Christmas too. Love to have some metalizers for that... Lucky Model has been not too bad for shipping in the past... But everyone's throwing out these stores to try out. What to do... ;D

First step: get a new Paintier 80, I guess ;) Thanks for the tips, everyone!
 

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Mr. Hobby is the name of the company that produces the Mr. Color lacquer line and the Gunze Aqueous water based line. Mr. Color paints can be obtained in the US. Gunze Aqueous cannot. Some shops may sell them, but Mr. Hobby is not importing/distributing them in the US.

http://www.sealmodel.com/ericyymodel/ sells all of the Mr. Hobby products and for low prices, but there is a high minimum shipping charge from Hong Kong.
 
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PharmPony said:
Mr. Hobby is the name of the company that produces the Mr. Color lacquer line and the Gunze Aqueous water based line. Mr. Color paints can be obtained in the US. Gunze Aqueous cannot. Some shops may sell them, but Mr. Hobby is not importing/distributing them in the US.

http://www.sealmodel.com/ericyymodel/ sells all of the Mr. Hobby products and for low prices, but there is a high minimum shipping charge from Hong Kong.

I know about Ericyymodel.
My current stash of Mr.Color paints I got from him. That was before I know of Gundam Planet and Red Frog Hobbies.
Iwould've been cheaper to get them from Red Frog or Gundam Planet rather than from Eric because of the shipping.

BTW, the name of the company is GSI Creos (formerly Gunze Sangyo). Mr. Hobby is their line of scale model paints and tools.
 

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Black Sheep 1 said:
BTW, the name of the company is GSI Creos (formerly Gunze Sangyo). Mr. Hobby is their line of scale model paints and tools.

GSI Creos is a really large company that makes all sorts of things. I'm kinda surprised they don't really make any kits considering they manufacture all types of plastics.
 
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PharmPony said:
Black Sheep 1 said:
BTW, the name of the company is GSI Creos (formerly Gunze Sangyo). Mr. Hobby is their line of scale model paints and tools.

GSI Creos is a really large company that makes all sorts of things. I'm kinda surprised they don't really make any kits considering they manufacture all types of plastics.
They used to make some Gundam type kits but not sure if they still do or not.
 

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I think you will find that if you look deep enough, GSI Creos, and Bandai are very closely related, so in effect they do make kits.

At one time there were kits under the Gunze Sangyo name, and I think when Bandai started the Gunze kits were just rolled over into the Bandai name.
 

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