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  1. Chimpion

    Hello from Austria!

    Welcome and greetings from Carinthia!
  2. Chimpion

    Hasegawa newsletters 2019 - 01, 02, 03 & 04

    I might be interested if they were 1:20. 1:24 is the wrong scale for open-wheel racing cars. Revell have the same problem.
  3. Chimpion

    Revell Airbrush Set with Compressor

    After another major attempt at cleaning all parts, and finally managing to separate the two halves of the cup, the problem persisted. More searching on You Tube finally solved it. I had been hand-tightening the cap after seeing a recommendation that this was sufficient. It isn't - tightening the cap further with the spanner provided has curedthe problem.
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    Revell Airbrush Set with Compressor

    I've now used mine a few times. The first time I tried to clean it the trigger fell out and it took me over an hour of searching on You Tube and fiddling with it to get it reassembled. I've had some success with it and now bought a cleaning set for it. I'm suffering from exactly the same bubbling in the paint cup that you describe. I've never managed to separate the two sections of the front cap - could there be a blockage in there or am I being too cautious when pushing in the needle? Working out if there's paint in the nozzle is tricky - it seems to be just metal so I could probably soak it overnight in Revell airbrush cleaner (which I suspect is just IPA) and then use the cleaning brushes and wires on it. Any advice would be welcome.
  5. Chimpion

    Lost modelling mojo after cancer diagnosis.

    Hobbies are to provide relaxation and enjoyment. If it isn't doing that for you, take a break and find something that does. Hope all goes well with the treatment. Can't be an easy time for you.
  6. Chimpion

    Revell Acrylic Paints

    Which paint do you use for RLM02? I have a cockpit waiting for this and wasn't sure which was the right shade.
  7. Chimpion

    Revell Acrylic Paints

    Thinned with a few drops of their own brand thinner, the satin paints leave a great finish when brush painted. Unthinned they sometimes dry a bit shiny.
  8. Chimpion

    Revell Airbrush Set with Compressor

    I just opened one of these from my wife and kids for Christmas. Before I open it and scan in the instructions, can someone tell me if it's any good? I've read bad reports on budget airbrushes and it's still sealed, so I could ask her if I can take it back and buy a more professional set-up. On the other hand, if it'll get me started and give me useful experience, the politically correct option would be to use it for a few years and "grow out of it" and get a better one once I've found out how useful it is. If it's just going to frustrate me and put me off airbrushing for life, I'd rather come clean while she feels I was more generous than she was
  9. Chimpion

    Heller 2019

    One of the seats was missing from my Renault 8 Gordini and they sent one out within two weeks.
  10. Chimpion

    Wot have i dun

    I'd also be careful which paints and solvents you use in a shed with a gas fire. Anything which isn't water based is likely to be giving off flamable vapours.
  11. Chimpion

    Hornby Group (airfix's owners) half-yearly results

    Stopping their discounting has hit their sales hard, partly because much of the discounted products are still for sale somewhere. While their gross margins have improved, their costs haven't fallen in proportion to their fall in turnover. If they don't grow sales enough to cover these overheads they'll never turn a profit. Looks to me like they need around a 50% increase in sales and pretty quickly.
  12. Chimpion

    Some old builds...

    The Stratos dashboard is stunning in the detail you've been able to highlight. Of course the rest of the cars are great too, but to see so much accuracy on a barely visible part shows your attention to detail. Well done!
  13. I suspect he won't need to - he'll be pushed!
  14. I watched a documentary on Star Wars toys last night. The company that made the original toys acquired a universal and eternal licence for 5% of sales with a minimum payment of $10k per year. This was regarded as ludicrously cheap. After they thought the franchise was finished they stopped paying so the licence expired. When the second trilogy started there was an auction and they (who had been bought by Hasbro in the meantime) had to pay 18%, which they weren't sure would still allow them to make a profit and wasn't exclusive (Lego had another licence, for example). I suspect Boeing charge somewhere between 5% and 18%.
  15. Congratulations on a truly stunning build.