July 19, 2017

TRENCH RUNNER REVIEW: Julian Conde puts Molotow Liquid Mask Pens to the Test

Direct  from San Paolo Brazil our very own Julian Conde takes a look at the Liquid Mask markers from Molotow in part two of a two part look at this exciting product line...





...Now about the Molotow Liquid mask. It works on the same principle as the liquid chrome pens I reviewed last time, a press-down point, shake it and the masking liquid starts flowing. I have the 2mm pen for the masking liquid, but they also have a 4mm option....

This masking pen comes in transparent tube, so you can see how much “juice” is left, and you can also see when the liquid is well mixed, it should be a uniform sky blue all around. Darker shades of blue indicates it needs some more shaking before use...

I have never been 100% satisfied with the liquid mask options I have tested. I have some Talens, Winsor & Newton and Testors liquid masks, I use masking a lot in figure painting, and they usually are quite difficult to peel off after you are done using it. They come out in pieces and it takes some time a care not to peel of some paint below in the process. It’s time consuming and frustrating at times. I wanted to see the result with this Molotow mask.

I applied the liquid mask on a plastic strip. waited a few minutes to dry...

After drying to the eye and touch, we can see it’s also self leveling, and it gets a very thin, delicate finish. Very nice...

I begin to pull of the mask with a point tweezer, usually the mask rips apart with pointed objects. Not this one, it came out in one piece, leaving no residue on the plastic strip...

If you want a brush-like application, you just place some liquid mask from the pen on your palette, get the brush wet with the masking liquid, and apply where you need it. Maybe the 2mm is too thick for some places. The liquid is abundant and does not dry in seconds, so you have time to transfer some to your brush for application.

Conclusion:
This is a great masking fluid. It came off after drying much easier then all the other ones I have tested. Now I can use this mask with the Panzer Putty by Mxpression, which I also love. With these two combined you can mask anything safe and easy.
JC 7-2017

The Molotow Liquid Mask Range:
A must-have for modelers, these ready-to-use, refillable markers contain a water-repellant masking fluid that applies cleanly and rubs off easily, leaving no residue. Molotow's patented pump delivery system assures precise, mess-free application and sharp edges.
MLW-1 2mm Liquid Masking Marker
MLW-2 4mm Liquid Masking Marker
MLW-600 30ml Liquid Masking Refill 
MLW-111000 2mm Empty Pump Marker w/Clear Measuring Guide Pane
You can order these products from MTSC HERE

MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT UPDATE: Tanker Techniques Magazine from AK Interactive

Tanker Techniques Magazine from AK Interactive is one of the most specialized modeling magazines in the world . Each quarterly issue contains sections focused on painting, building and weathering and covers a particular topic or theme using some of the world’s best modelers. The techniques presented in Tanker Techniques are universal, easily applied to other models, not just tanks. Are you drawn to the technical side of our hobby? Are you secretly a rivet counter? If so, this is the must have magazine; each issue is a collectible resource packed with detailed information, galleries, interviews and more. You won’t be disappointed!

....from AK Interactive

We are sure that Tanker will herald a new global benchmark for scale modelling magazines. This new approach and concept for a new quarterly magazine, focuses on amazingly realistic paint schemes and finishes, showing you how to accomplish them.  I especially like the sections titled School of Techniques and Tip's & Tricks. Excellent! Short! & Sweet !

The initial welcoming, critics and comments received about this magazine have been a lot more positive than we had ever expected. This makes us keep pushing to maintain and improve the quality and contents of this already reference magazine. This is an unconventional and collectable quarterly magazine with more than 100 pages and a must-have for AFV modelers.

You can order Tanker magazine from MTSC HERE

The Latest Issue is...
AKI-4826 Tanker Magazine Issue 7 - Urban War
This is the seventh issue of Tanker Techniques Magazine, the modeling magazine focused on AFV painting and weathering techniques. 
....from AK Interactive
Urban warfare has left its print on the development of new tanks and armored vehicles. This issue of Tanker is dedicated to creating such an environment for your model. This issue shows how to make a street scene, destroyed and bombed out buildings, etc. This time the focus is more on how to present your model in such environments rather than on the vehicles themselves. Creating such scenes requires some planning and thinking, but it’s not as hard as it seems. In this issue we can feel the battle and the sensations of decadence in cities destroyed by the war. We will see how to recreate these environments, buildings and vehicles.


Contents (92 pages):
- Ural Gun Truck (model 1:35)
- Rebellion (Diorama in 1:35 with air defense armor
- ZSU-57-2 and three figures (Syrian Civil War) Mobile bomber in Syria 2S3 
- How to make an asphalt road (model building lesson for mocking asphalt roads)
- Farmers Fighter (Diorama in 1:35 with armed stretcher Balaton model MTZ-80 and figure)
- Hidden in an urban pavilion T-55 Enigma (Diorama in 1:35 with a model of Tamiya)
- In the Urban Ruins - T-72AV (diorama in 1:35 with a T-72AV fighting tank and a building (Syrian Civil War), hunger (diorama in 1:35 with russian armor, three figures and a building part in winter), * - BMP 03 with Upgrade Armor (model in 1:35 from Trumpeter), roadblocks (model building lesson for the reconstruction of road concrete blocks)
- Beginners Guide (modeling lesson with explanations on the most important modeling techniques),
- School of Techniques (explanation of helpful modeling techniques)
- Gallery Urban War (Fotogalerie m It outstanding modeling work on "inner city war"); 
- At the Workbench (Interview with model builder Olav Lund)
Back Issues...


AKI-4826 Tanker Techniques Magazine Issue 6 - Steel Cats

Issue 6 features German steel cats. Tigers, Panther, Leopards, Gepards, Jadgtiger, Bergeleopard and more! In short all the heavy German armor from then and now in full articles, with no secrets all techniques are fully explained. Featuring models and work from Sven Frisch, Lester Plaskitt, Abilio Pineiro, Oscar Ebri, Ron Soeren, Lukasz Orcyc-Musialek, Chris Jerret, Andrew Moore, MArtin Red Kovac, Sandor Borbas, Oscar Alfonso Selva,Lazlo Obuch, Sandor Kocsis, and reference from Patrick Winnepennickx and Ralph Zwilling.




AKI-4823 Tanker Techniques Magazine Issue 5 - Mud and Earth

Time to get dirty! In this issue we focus on mud. We will show through different tutorials, and s-b-s articles how to implement these techniques and how to translate to your models. Again the best modelers in the world showing us their tricks and techniques. You will learn through high quality photos and step by steps many new ways to use different products to recreate realistic mud in your vehicles. Including work from: Lester Plaskitt, Lukasz Kapelski, Lukasz Orcyzyc-Musialek, Oscar Ebri, Per Olav Lund, Roger Hurkmans, Marijn VanGils, Ivan Momcha, Andrew Argent, Ken Holland, Patrick Winnepenninckx, Juan Villegas, Ruben Gonzalez Hernandez Chris Jerret and more!



AKI-4820 Tanker Techniques Magazine Issue 4 - Damage Inc.

Are you ready for the fourth issue of Tanker Techniques Magazine? The overwhelming worldwide success of our quarterly magazine has propelled us forward to the next issue. Aptly named Damage Inc. the fourth issue showcases damage, and how master modelers recreate it utilizing a wide range of products and the latest techniques. As with all other issues, detailed explanations for the correct application of these effects are provided; 





AKI-4817 Tanker Techniques Magazine Issue 3 - Dust and Dirt 

The initial welcoming, critics and comments received about this magazine have been a lot more positive than we had ever expected. This makes us keep pushing to maintain and improve the quality and contents of this already reference magazine. This is an unconventional and collectable quarterly magazine with more than 100 pages and a must-have for AFV modellers. With wider content than any other magazine, it is dedicated in this issue to represent dust and grime and also packed with different techniques, tricks, interviews and galleries. Including work from: Adam Wilder, Martin Red Kovac, Gergo Szasko, Mike Rinaldi, Rubén Gonzalez, Patrick Winnepenninckx



AKI-4812 Tanker Techniques Magazine Issue 2 - Extra Armor 

Many asked themselves if it was at all possible to attain the level of quality achieved in the first issue. Well, in this second issue, the level is even higher, with 104 pages dedicated to more amazing armor, with reference sections, specialized techniques, product map, and our famous school of techniques. A must have magazine for lovers of military and civilian vehicles, and for modellers who love quality modeling.






AKI-4810 Tanker Techniques Magazine Premier Issue
This new 100 page magazine offers a new concept based on modeling techniques with sections focused on painting, building and weathering, delivered each quarter on a particular topic; The world’s best modellers will guide you through these pages to help you master the latest techniques and all the classic tricks. Feature articles and S-B-S from world renown modelers Adam Wilder, Editor Kristof Pulinckx, Ruben Gonzalez, Frenado Vallejo, John Simmons and Emmanual Nouailler and more.

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You can order Tanker magazine from MTSC HERE

Sample pages for Issue 7
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July 18, 2017

MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Track Link Tool by Mirror Models Ltd.


Mirror Models Ltd. Track Link Tool (ref.01001)
Individual track links are a common presence in armor models and no matter if they are in plastic, metal or resin, most of the times, assembling them is a real nightmare. But those days are over and Mirror Models Ltd presents us with their, Track Link Tool. We all know that assembling individual track links is a boring and fastidious process. Aligning them in a single row is complicated and most of the times they ended up unaligned and this process can test our patience to the limits.


Now, with this tool, assembling individual track links is like a walk in the park! This is a real time saver and will turn the process very easy and simple. 



The tool allows different widths and that wide is very easy to control. No matter if the track links are in plastic, metal or resin. The assembling process is always the same. Just prepare track links and get ready to assemble them. For non clickable links it is still very easy to control gaps between them and total length of the track.





 

Use tweezers or holding stick to sort out the links, you can lock then prepared track length with sliding part secured with screws (for resin or plastic links you can now apply glue, its remains can be easily removed at the end from the metal surface). Just place the metal track links over the tool and start assembling link by link. All links will stay secure in the desired spot and assembling them will be a super easy process. For the plastic track links the process is exactly the same.

The best approach is working by segments and once they assembled, just release them and start working in another segment. Working by segments is more comfortable and easy to work. In the end all the segments must be linked together and assembling the entire track. The process is the same for plastic, metal or resin tracks.

Before assembling the pin-track links, make sure that every holes in the tracks are drilled and open. This process is more common in the metal track links. In plastic and resin track links it depends on the manufacturer. Most of the times, in plastic and resin tracks, all we have to make is assembling and glue them together.

Place a metal pin in the holes and connect all the track links.

Just place a drop of C/A glue in the desired spot and let it act as capillarity. Once the glue well dry, just cut the excess with a plier or a nail cutter.



VERY IMPORTANT!!
When we cut the metal pin, they go ballistic! ALWAYS, but ALWAYS use protective glasses. Once, while I was cutting the metal pins excess, one of them just fly directly into my left eye. Thankfully I was wearing protective glasses and the metal pin was spiked into the lens.
So, don't go easy on safety. Always protect yourself and enjoy model making.
by José Brito
View a PDF of this Article HERE
You can order this product from MTSC HERE
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July 17, 2017

MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT QUICKLOOK: Deluxe Materials Aqua Magic Water Effects

New on to the market is a easy to use water effect by Deluxe Materials 'Aqua Magic'. Aqua Magic is a 1-part solution that requires no mixing. This product comes in two bottle sizes 125ml & 250ml. The bottle comes with a easy to use twist & pour type cap, which makes it easy to control the amount of Aqua Magic material as you apply it to your base, layout or diorama. Just pour whereever you are adding a water feature to your project. It's ideal for creating rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, canals, culverts & wet muddy tracks etc.

Aqua Magic can be colored with water-based dyes and paints and textured as it dries. Increase depth by adding layers as required. Deluxe Materials suggests to pour in layers of up to 2 to 3mm (.1 inch). Aqua Magic is used for water where the surface is exposed to air for drying. It is not suitable for very deep water or enclosed water applications where air-drying cannot take place e.g. drinks and goldfish bowls. This product easy to work with, being easy to apply & direct on to the area's to be covered in water. Smell & odor wise, I noted that there was very little.

The product will be featured in an MTSC Trench Runner Review soon.



You can order this product from MTSC HERE


MTSC PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: The Last Outpost 1754-1763 French & Indian War & Battle Set from Italeri + the Battle Set Range


The Italeri Battle Set series contains everything you need to create dioramas for school projects, displays or gaming. Each self contained set includes figures, vehicles (where prudent) and scenic accessories and buildings that are exclusive to each set. These are also great gateway to the world of collecting 1/72nd scale figures.

Italeri Diorama Battle Sets:
#6111 Battle at La Haye Sainte: Waterloo 1815-2015 Anniversary Battle Set 
#6113 WWII Battle of Bastogne December 1944 Battle Set 
#6114 Battle Of Rorkes Drift Battle Set 
#6115 Pax Romana  Battle Set 
#6116 WWII Operation Cobra Battle Set
#6118 WWII Battle Of Arras 1940 - Rommel's Offensive Battle Set
#6180 The Last Outpost 1754-1763 French & Indian War Battle Set
#6179 American Civil War Farmhouse Battle Set (Future release)

# 6182 WWII Battle at Malinava 1944 Battle Set (Future release)
View to Order HERE

New for July 2017
The Last Outpost 1754-1763 French & Indian War (ref. 6180)
The Seven Years' War took place between 1756 and 1763 and involved all the European military powers of the time. It was considered,  by many historians,  as the first world war due to the fact that it spanned several Continents, affecting the Colonies owned by European States. In detail the French and Indian War comprised the North America theater where the Royal French troops, flanked by various indigenous forces allied with them, fought against the British Army and the Thirteen British American Colonies troops. Both armies moved quickly in order to capture and destroy enemy forts and settlements located along the frontiers. The war was very tough due to the severe operational environment and due to the ferocity of the fighting. The war was ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, on February 1763, where Britain gained the control of the French Colonies in North America. 
The The Last Outpost contains
MDF Fort with blockhouse, bridge, watchtower and accessories
32x American Infantry
17x British Cavalry
49x French Infantry
16x Indian Warriors

Previously Released

WWII 1940 Battle Of Arras - Rommel's Offensive Battle Set (ref. ITA-6118)
The Battle of Arras took place in Arras, in northeastern France, and was an Allied counter-attack against the German Army, an attempt of British and French armies to stop the Wehrmacht advance toward the English Channel. The division of the British “Frankforce” used two regiments of Matilda tanks, heavily armored for those days, as backbone of the offensive during the battle. However, the Allied offensive was shattered against the determined resistance of the 7th Panzer Division, commanded by General Erwin Rommel, which, despite the suffered losses, strongly kept the position. Rommel, as German anti-tank guns were ineffective, used field Artillery and “flak” guns to knock out the British tanks. After the tactical defeat of Arras, the British troops retreated to the English Channel an started up the code-named Operation Dynamo to evacuate French territories. 

1940 Battle Of Arras - Rommel's Offensive Battle Set

1x MDF House
1x MDF Shop
42x British Infantry
50x German Infantry
 2x Matilda II tank
1x 8.8 cm Flak 37 AA Gun w/crew
1x Sd.Kfz.250/3

WWII Operation Cobra Battle Set (ref. ITA-6116)
After the success of Operation Overlord and the consolidation of the bridgehead on the beaches of Normandy, it was essential to achieve by the Allied troops, a significant penetration through the German defenses. Operation Cobra was the codename of the offensive, planned by Lieutenant General Omar Bradley, that had the goal to break the German defense line around St.Lo and advance towards Brittany and the Seine. The Operation Cobra began on 25th July 1944 with a heavy aerial bombardment and was followed by intense fighting in the difficult terrain of the Norman countryside. The “bocage” created a lot of constraints to the armored vehicles and to the infantry movements
 WWII Operation Cobra Battle Set includes:
- 2 French houses (2 modular element) 
- German Paratroopers (32 figures) 
- Pz. Kpfw. V Panther Ausf.G 
- SD.KFZ.251/1 
- U.S. Infantry (32 figures) 
- Sherman M4A3 76MM 
- M3 Half Track




Pax Romana Diorama Battleset (ref. ITA-6115)
During the first Century B.C. a long period of internal civil wars declared the end of the Roman Republic and it laid the foundation for the birth of the Roman Empire.  During the first Century exceptional political and military leaders, as Julius Caesar, wrote impressive historical pages thanks to military campaigns that expand the Roman border towards more and more distant frontiers. The most famous campaign, well described directly by Julius Cesar in his “De Bello Gallico”, was conducted against the Gauls led by Vercingetorix and ended with the Roman victory at Alesia in 52 BC. The effectiveness and organization of the roman legions triumphed over the courage of the Celtic warriors. The military campaigns had gradually expanded the Roman borders until arriving in Britain and on the "Limes" of the Rhine river.  However the Romans brought  in the conquered lands, a political, legislative and cultural model completely new and innovative who contributed, for several years, to achieve a stable and definitely evolved social system.
Pax Romana Battle Set includes:
A Roman Villa
Roman Infantry (36 figures)
Roman Cavalry (16 figures)
Celtic Warriors (42 figures)
Celtic Cavalry (15 figures)



Battle Of Rorke's Drift Diorama Battleset (ref. ITA-6114)
Rorke's Drift was a British garrison located between the colony of Natal and the Zulu Kingdom. In this location the famous battle between 140 British and colonial troops and more than 4,000 Zulu warriors, led by Prince Dabulamanzi,  took place on 22nd and 23rd January 1879 during the Anglo-Zulu War. Substantially Rorke’s Drift was a British outpost formed by several buildings, including a hospital and a supply depot, that the British troops fortified with a defensive perimeters made with every kind of materials including furniture and supplies. The strengthen outpost had to resist to the overwhelming Zulu forces. The Zulus were in fact a formidable enemy in the open fields as they proved during the recent battle of Isandhlwana where they defeated the British Empire troops.  At 4 p.m. the Zulu attack against the British fortified perimeter of Rorke's Drift began. The battle was fierce. The intensive fire of rifles and the close combat with spears and bayonets last many hours. However just before dawn, on 23rd January, the Zulu forces retreated. The outpost of Rorke's Drift was defended courageously by British troops. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours.which features Rorke's Drift during the Zulu War of 1879 with 130+ figures and accessories. The set includes both the hospital and the supply depot made of laser cut MDF with etched details. The roofs are removable and have interior walls.

Battle Of Rorke's Drift Battleset includes:
Rorke’s Drift Supply Depot
Rorke’s Drift  Hospital
Zulu Warriors (96 Figures)
British Infantry (40 Figures)
Stone Walls, Brick Walls And Sand Bags



Battle of Bastogne December 1944 Battle Set (ref. ITA-6113) On December 16th, 1944 the German Army launched through the thick Ardennes' forest in Belgium, a great offensive which had the code name " Wacht am Rhein" ( Operation guarding the Rhine ). During this operation the town of Bastogne and its surroundings where encircled by the German troops. Inside the pocket around 15.000 American soldiers stood up to the repeated assaults of the German army for approximately ten days. The legendary resistance was that of the US 101st Airborne division inside the town. On December 22nd the General von Luttwitz , who was the German commander, submitted a demand for surrender to the encircled units. The answer of the American commander in Bastogne, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe was "NUTS". Then, Germans renew their attacks trying to occupy the city but without getting results. On December 26th some soldiers of the General George Patton's Third Army reached the besieged troops, breaking the siege and evacuating the wounded. The American Army lost more than 3.000 soldiers during this battle.

Battle of Bastogne Battle Set Contains :
Wrecked house
Walls and ruins
Battlefield accessories
German infantry : 24 figures - Winter uniform
U.S. infantry : 36 figures - Winter uniform
Sherman M4A3E2 Jumbo
Sherman M4A3 76mm
Pz. Kpfw. VI Tiger Ausf.
Pak 40 AT Gun with 6 crew figures
8.8 cm Flak 37 AA Gun

Battle at La Haye Sainte: Waterloo 1815-2015 (ref. ITA-6111). From 16th to 18th June the French troops and the Allied troops clashed on battlefields of Belgium. The battles of Ligny and Quatre Bras were only the proem of the most famous and well-known battle of the military history. A date and a place : 18th June 1815, Waterloo. Wellington considered the farm of La Haie Sainte a strategic point of his defensive line. In the afternoon, Napoleon ordered to Marshal Ney to launch the assault to the farm in order to obtain a significant outpost. The farm was strenuously defended by Allied troops, that had fortified the buildings since the morning. The clash was fierce and the French troops, supported by artillery, were able to conquer La Haie Sainte only in the late afternoon. At 7 p.m. , thanks to the strategic value of the farm, the French Imperial Guard can start the assault but it is too late. Prussian troops leaded by Blucher, vainly searched by Marshal Grouchy, break on the battlefield to support British Army. 

Battle at La Haye Sainte: Waterloo 1815 Set Contains : 
Contains: La Haye Saite: Walls, House and Gate (Laser ciut MDF material)
French infantry x 32 figures
British 95th Rgt.”Green Jackets” x 32 figures
British infantry 1815 x 32 figures
French Imperial Guard Artillery x 4 guns & crews



Add-on sets: ITA-6176 La Haye Sainte Stables ITA-6175 La Haye Sainte Barn
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July 14, 2017

TRENCH RUNNER REVIEW: Julian Conde puts Molotow Liquid Chrome & Mask Pens to the Test

Direct  from San Paolo Brazil our very own  Julian Conde takes a look at the Liquid Chrome markers from Molotow in part one of a two part look at this exciting new product line...

After some years trying to replicate mirror-like finish on rear view mirrors and headlights in scale models, I fell in love with bare metal foil. It gave me the best results on mirrors and other chrome parts in 1/35 and 1/16th scale.  But it was tricky to apply, cut and polish without scratching or folding it too much. It’s a self adhesive foil, that you apply in such way as modern car paint protection films. You cut a larger piece, apply where desired, carefully cut out the leftovers, mold it to curves and recesses , and some careful polishing with cotton or similar would do the trick. But the fact you have to cut excess material out with a sharp blade, leaves little margin for error. You can scratch and ruin a finished model which I unfortunately did once. But it was all part of the learning process.

But now I get to try the Molotow Liquid Chrome Pens. They come in 1mm, 2mm and 4mm point sizes, are refillable and they are my new favorite! They work like some traditional Japanese sakura pens. You get a nylon-based round tip (which are replaceable), on a spring tip and liquid paint inside. To use you shake it very well and press gently on the tip until it gets 80% inside the body (you can feel where it stops without damaging the point) and the paint begins to flow and tint the white point.


I decided to try this on a piece of plastic strip, without primer. Directly applied over the plastic. When you touch and paint begins to go on the part, you see a reaction, quite like some metal paints like Mr. Hobby, AK Extreme Metal and Alclad, in a way that seems the paint is “alive”. At first look you can see clearly that the pen-style painting will leave a stroke mark, as with brush painting. It did not. The paint is self leveling, and it did not dry immediately like the other metal paints mentioned. You can pin point some paint where it looks “marked” and the paint comes out very easily, leveling with the below applied paint. The result after a few minutes is quite amazing. You don’t see any stroke marks.


After a few seconds...

After it dried for a few minutes, I placed a small cut of Bare Metal Foil (chrome) on the left side of the same plastic strip, for comparison...

At this point I have not polished either one...

I decide to cover the outer part of the bare metal with the Molotow Paint...

You can see, there’s no indications that it was painted with a pen, or brush. The self leveling is fantastic. The bare metal foil has some artifacts that looks like corrugated paint. It’s going to look better after polishing...

Now I wanted to see how the Molotow would compare to out of the box similar chrome paints. So I painted a plastic strip, without primer, with (left to right) :  Humbrol Metal Cote, Alclad Aluminum, Tamiya Enamel Chrome Silver, Vallejo Liquid Silver, Mr Hobby Super Metallic Chrome, and Molotow Liquid Chrome on the far right...

It looks like this without any polishing...

As we can see, out of the box, the Molotow has impressive reflective properties...

We know, that a well painted Chrome Alclad, with careful polishing will get a mirror-like finish just like real life. But the fact here is, we have a pen, and the pen gets you 80% the way of in a time-consuming effort to replicate a mirror finish in a few minutes. In a great package, safe, odor free, and with replaceable tips and paint. We get some minor artifacts on the painted area, that maybe will be visible in a large painted areas like a whole panel or a car bumper, but not on small parts like my intended use on rear view mirrors, headlights reflector and such. For sure some carefull polishing will clear all that up. 

Below are some pictures of the part with unpolished Molotow and now, polished Bare Metal Foil. We can see the metal foil comes close to the mirror like finish of the pens, but not quite. In my experience, to match this chrome look, it takes time and some processes...

I placed my finger to see the reflection of the Molotow unpolished painted area x polished bare metal foil..
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My conclusion on these pens is that life gets easier! We now have such great “out of the box” products that offer results that it would take some time and experience to achieve but manufacturers like Molotow are making it easy for us. It’s another great option for chrome paint. You get the same results as the special paints like Extreme Metal, Alclad, or Bare Metal Foil, but without much work, and dangers like Alclad in your lungs. It’s a great product and I will use on my next build to replicate the mirrors, and will post some pictures. They come in three sizes with round points that are replaceable. An added bonus is these are also refillable. I would love to see some sharp pointed pens in the future.
Highly recommended!
JC 7-2017

In my next article I will take a look at the Molotow Liquid Mask pens...

Other uses:
Touch up die-cast cars, Hot Wheels, slot cars, Sci-fi toys & Gundam models, metal on figures (swords, buckets etc). 100s of uses...



DYK?
Released in celebration of Molotow’s 20th anniversary, Liquid Chrome alcohol-based markers are great for creating a mirror finish on smooth, non-absorbent surfaces such as glass or plastic. The paint is highly opaque and permanent with good UV-resistance, and the low-odor formula makes the markers pleasant to use both inside and out. Molotow's patented Flowmaster technology assures consistent paint flow. Made in Germany

The Molotow Liquid Chrome Range:
MLW-101 1mm Liquid Chrome Mirror Effect Marker
MLW-102 2mm Liquid Chrome Mirror Effect Marker
MLW-103 4mm Liquid Chrome Mirror Effect Marker
MLW-80 30ml Liquid Chrome Refill for Markers
MLW-111000 2mm Empty Marker w/Clear Measuring Guide Panel
MLW-211000 4mm Empty Marker w/Clear Measuring Guide Panel
MLW-699008 1mm Tip Replacement for Marker
MLW-699009 2mm Tip Replacement for Marker
MLW-699012 4mm Tip Replacement for Marker
View to Order HERE