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About IainA

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  1. Thanks for the input folks. I found an interesting document purporting to be from the WW2 US Navy "Blue Jackets" manual showing these colours, so it would appear that this branch of the US services had colours to indicate content. Would it be too much of a stretch to imagine that this would be the case across the board? https://images4.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_19295812_11225063_1523447847.jpg
  2. Sorry, not sure if this is the right place for this. I'm trying to find a definitive list/examples for the colours of CO2, Oxy, Argon etc compressed gas cylinders. I appreciate that, for the most part, they are various shades of "drab", I was just wondering what a) the underlying (civvy) colours were and b) what was used to differentiate what gas was in what cylinder. And yes, I have been Googling without much joy! Many thanks for any links etc.
  3. Doh, doh, doh, doh effing doh!! Thought I would check out the "old paints" that these replaced (I never throw anything away....) and guess what. Yes, the "old paints" that I had kept and stored away in the garage were actually the new, replacement paints. Mike, please leave this post up so that everyone can have a good laugh at my expense and if anyone from AK should happen to cruise by, my apologies.
  4. Thanks for getting back Colin. There's plenty of carrier medium in there, it's full to the neck of the bottles. I'm not sure the paint mixer is going to break down those lumps, they're like hard sand. Thanks for the input, much appreciated.
  5. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156415393748391&set=a.10154114219418391&type=3&theater
  6. Hi Folks I've just opened two of the AK Xtreme Metal paints that I have in my collection and they are unusable. These are replacements direct from AK that I got for the bad batch they put out some years ago and I've had them for about a year. They've never been opened until today and despite copious shaking, stirring, stirring and shaking, they are like my wife's mashed spuds, runny with lumps in. Any ideas as to the cause (not for the spuds)? Has this happened to anyone else? Any ideas about rectifying this? They've been kept in a cool dark place since I got them so I'm at a loss as to why they won't mix; I've got enamel paints that are 25+ years old and they're still good!!
  7. Cheers for the heads up. Just re-read my original post.... "having...."! Back to school.........
  8. Great review as always. Having been waiting for this. Don't suppose you know whether the track sets are out (or did it slip me by?).
  9. Thank you so very much for that XV107 , means a lot. Thank you.
  10. Thanks Paul, yes, I've seen those. Not quite sure about the "for good reason" bit, what I mean is, we've seen plenty of names released of pilots involved in accidents, whether it be due to mechanical failure or their own fault, but hey-ho.
  11. Does anyone happen to know the name of the student killed in this accident. A friend is building this aircraft and would like to add his name as a mark of respect. I've tried very hard to find it with no luck. Many thanks for any input.
  12. Thanks for the input everyone. Decisions, decisions!
  13. Gentlefolk I'm toying with upping my airbrush options. I have an Aztek 470 (expensive at the time and hated), premi-air something or other which is quite reasonable and a Veda Iwata clone which is a belter (for what it cost!). I'm looking at the Harder & Steenbeck Evolution Silverline fPc Two In One or the Neo for Iwata TRN1 Gravity Feed Pistol Trigger. I like the look of the Iwata, simply because of the trigger and the fact that my fat fingers seem to be losing any connection with reality, however, the Steenbeck reviews are off the charts and the 2 in 1 fPc seems a relative bargain. I appreciate that it's a subjective (and at times, emotive!!) subject, but, thoughts? Opinions? Bribes? I thank ya.
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