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About RayB24

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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    Vintage and Classic Motorcycles, with the odd race bike to keep me young.. SciFi, books, movies. IT since thats how I have made my living in 3 continents for almost ever, Oh and building Models especially ww1 aircraft... Yes I know I'm obviously a masochist for rigging.
  1. Yup Richard the III now with Henry the V, who would he be attacking... oh wait thats obvious. Its got to be the French, its always the F*(ing French.... sorry tongue in cheek reference and hopefully not upsetting anyone....
  2. It seems like there are multiple issues going on here. First compressor. does it have an auto stop and pressure gauge. In other words does the compressor auto stop at a set pressure that you set. Regardless of if you want a compressor with a tank or not, the auto stop and gauge is the key part of the compressor. I have a thayer chandless compressor thats nearly 30 years old with no tank, but does have the auto stop and pressure guage. It woks perfectly, best 100 dollars i ever invested in tools. As to paints and thinners. All paints regardless of type will tip dry, you need a small paintbrush of cotton swab soaked in the correct thinner for the paint at hand while you airbrush. A quick but gentle swipe usually stops the tip drying. The other thing is experiment with the paints you plan to use at different pressures, not all paint like low pressure or high pressures. I usually spray at 20 psi, but this depends on what i’m doing . for very close up work i might use less pressure but thinner paint. I’m talking quarter inch away from what i’m painting with no crown on the airbrush, so very close up. Spend the time practicing with the paints you intend to use, it pays huge dividends when you use the airbrush in anger on a model. Say with Italian desert swirls on aircraft.... There is no such thing as generic airbrush cleaner. Take iwata media (sp) cleaner, it works mostly with water based acrylic cleaning tasks. It doesn't work so well with ak interactive paints as an example because these are not water based, however what you can use is lacquer thinner to clean an airbrush. Just be careful, lots of ventilation, face mask thats good for chemicals. My regimen between colours is 2 cc of the correct paint thinner for the paint i am using, followed by two cc’s of laquer thinnner if needed. Then air with no paint You spray this through the airbrush, into a sealed container, either bought or just a margarine container with paper towel inside and a hole for the airbrush to poke into the lid. I spray usually 2 cc’s through and force the paint back through the cup and i’m good for the next colour. I strip the airbrush after each session, no exceptions, an airbrush is like a gun, you keep it clean and lubricated and it works every time. Thinning the paint before spraying, experiment experiment and experiment some more. Thinner is always better but with say water based acrylics this can be a problem since they may not cover so well or spatter... for various reasons i tend to not use water based acrylics for airbrushing, my preference, but others love them. metallics are a subject to themselves, they are finicky to spray and you must strip the airbrush before using again. Use the correct thinner, and don't assume the thinnner is the same as non metalic paint even from the same manufacturer. I wont get into acrylics other then to say, acrylic is the way the paint is suspended in the carrier fluid, its not the type of fluid. Which can be water, alcohol, petroleum based etc. The only ones that can be thinned with water are the ones that say they can. You end up with a mess on the paintbrush or in the airbrush if you don't understand this point. last but not least wear a chemical rated mask or respirator, no matter what you spray... All paint is toxic if you ingest atomized particles from an airbrush.... its cheap insurance for your health, no need to spend a lot, you can buy them in the hardware store, they just must be chemical rather than particle proof. hth’s Ray
  3. Thats a really attractive and realistic Mig, wonderful NMF ray
  4. I just purloined/bought this model, all based on that magazine build... now if only I didn’t have a love hate relationship with ships.. I love them they hate me.... great model build Ray
  5. For those who can't figure the name out... Just search for Orkneys on this list of RNAS stations... lol it will be very obvious which one it is. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_air_stations_of_the_Royal_Navy Ray
  6. Its pronounced Diiildo Newfoundland by the locals. Even funnier though, there is an Upper Dildo and Lower dildo Newfoundland.... Swmbo is from the Maritimes and makes me laugh at these names all the time... Ray
  7. Tolpuddle same county... Famous for the Tolpuddle martyrs.... Port Mouton NS --- Which being in NS is pronounced Matoon ... Confuses tourists no end, and irritates Francophiles... Ray
  8. Wow, Snoopy is really coming along. Neat work. I find that opening all the windows and doors in the house gets the stink out after a few hours. Trick is to get the cross breeze effect. Of course living in the great white north... AKA Canada this can be a problem in the middle of winter and summer. Average 30+ degrees and very humid in summer, Winter -10-30 depending on the day. Swmbo gets ticked off either way with all the windows open. A few years ago, sprayed a big hull in the kitchen since I couldn't fit it in my spray booth. Similar smells.. My wife came home and tore a strip off my then teenage daughter. The exact words were "how many times have I told you not to do your nails in the kitchen"... I just stayed quiet and slunk off to watch hockey...... Ray
  9. Shooting them does sound harsh, but its an air rifle so probably only wing them.... Ray
  10. Your back... Yay... I was beginning to think I was going to have to take up basket weaving or knitting or some such, or heaven forbid go into the stash and build something... Sorry was really missing the build and the stories... Ray
  11. "Where for art though Albert". Has Brexit overcome all modeling, conversely is it so wet and soggy that the modeling bench is underwater. Or is the erstwhile modeler Off having fun with cars. Enquiring minds want to know Ray - who's at the cottage in Nova Scotia, where its uncharacteristally hot and sunny... You can't rely on anything nowadays....
  12. Nice Stuka and yes the yellow make a big difference in separating it from the boring 70/71 schemed aircraft. Mr Paint is MrHobby? is it the lacquer or alcohol based Acrylic? I'm assuming these use to be the Sangyo paints?
  13. I have this in my unbuilt stack... Since I'm battling a wwi two winged thing, I need something a little less stressful. Your build is inspiring me to get the box out... Great job so far Steve !! Ray
  14. With the Alclad primer, and as a rule with any laquer based paint the first coat must be a light misted coat, the primer Does etch into the plastic and until the first coat is on you don't want to go hog wild lol or you will have issues. It's neat stuff though. Ray
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