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  1. Thanks. It might be the o ring, I'll swap them around and see if that helps.
  2. I don't know what I've done but I have an issue with my needle sets. I have 2 standard needle sets that came with the airbrush, 0.2 and 0.4mm. I have also bought 2 pinch tip sets, 0.2 and 0.4mm But, when I put the 0.2 nozzle into the pinch tip aircap it blocks. No air or paint comes out and I get lots of bubbling back through the cup. All the 0.2 nozzles and needles work with the standard issue cap. All the 0.4 needles, nozzles and caps work too but I'm not convinced it's perfect. I think I've mixed something up but I can't see how to identify the caps other than the hole size. I assume the 0.2 needles and nozzles are all the same and interchangeable. I'm at a lose to what I've done. Any ideas? Doggy.
  3. I don't know what I've done but I have an issue with my needle sets. I have 2 standard needle sets that came with the airbrush, 0.2 and 0.4mm. I have also bought 2 pinch tip sets, 0.2 and 0.4mm But, when I put the 0.2 nozzle into the pinch tip aircap it blocks. No air or paint comes out and I get lots of bubbling back through the cup. All the 0.2 nozzles and needles work with the standard issue cap. All the 0.4 needles, nozzles and caps work too but I'm not convinced it's perfect. I think I've mixed something up but I can't see how to identify the caps other than the hole size. I assume the 0.2 needles and nozzles are all the same and interchangeable. I'm at a lose to what I've done. Any ideas? Doggy.
  4. Thanks very much for the post, it answered a few pending questions. Thanks.
  5. I think I've got my answer. Painting them to look like wood would be more interesting but also more difficult. Painting them green would certainly be easier for me. I would imagine the tank crews weren't too fussed about the condition or colour of wooden boxes and I think they would probably get swapped between tanks etc. I was wondering about Gerry cans too, at the moment I'm painting them a slightly different shade of green from the tank just so things don't look so bland. Thanks for your help guys. Doggy.
  6. I bought the Halfords primer and it's not fantastic, it does say on the can it's not for flexible surfaces. I'm going to be more careful handling the tracks, I think that will help. Time will tell. Doggy
  7. So I'm the process of painting a Sherman and a few Soviet tanks, t34, su100 isu122, ISU 152, you get the idea. I can understand if the various boxes were painted green but I'm wondering what is more authentic, green or plain wood. Any ideas? Thanks.
  8. The cheaper zvezda tracks seem a bit plasticy and less rubber, they are very nasty. Yes I only have acrylic paint, if I found a really good way to paint tracks with enamel paint I would be happy to use that system. Thanks. I am. Cheers.
  9. Yeah budget kits could be a false economy. On a plus side I'm happy to cut my teeth on budget kits and I'm learning the hard way. Thanks.
  10. Lol I'm sorry about your kit. And the ale. Halfords is a good bet. Thanks.
  11. Exactly. I was offered the product but I refused as I was reluctant to put it on the tracks in case they melted. At that time I was thinking about nipping into Halfords and buying their primer, that's still only a thought. I'll maybe try one set of tracks next week when back in work. Thanks.
  12. I did, but it was about painting and applying pigment which you kindly helped me with, thanks again. The thing is some of the zvezda kits were only 15quid, do you think it would be worthwhile using metal tracks? I think I've priced them at 30 quid. The newer plastic tracks from zvezda are a bit better. Doggy.
  13. Hi all. I'm having a dreadful time trying to get paint to stay on various rubber tracks. The tracks vary from early 4 piece zvezda to older tamiya kits. I've tried priming with Vallejo primer. I've tried painting without primer using tamiya paints. I've tried sealing the tracks before I apply an oil wash and pigments. I've got 10 tanks waiting for tracks, I'm slower than the actual Germans. My background is the motor trade and I know spray painters use plasticisers to paint flexible components on vehicles. Am I doing something wrong, am I missing out a stage? I'm lost. Thanks in advance
  14. I have a similar issue with zvezda tank tracks, I can't get the paint to stay on despite using Vallejo primer. Paint stays on tamiya tracks ok so it must be the cheap zvezda tracks.
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