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  1. Hi Could do with advice about the use of ultrasonic cleaners for airbrushes. Firstly , can they do any harm to the brushes themselves?. Secondly what cleaning fluid is best used in them. Thirdly what size would be recommended. Thanks in advance
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    H&S adapters?

    Hi i am contemplating getting a H&S airbrush. Presently i use a iwata compressor and iwata airbrushes. What i need to know is if i can use the air hose that i have at the moment or will i have to also purchase a new pipe/adaptor for the H&S.?. Also i intend to get the model with the smallest nozzel for very fine work. Anyone offering good prices which you could recommend. Thanks.
  3. Sorry amend May to march 1940.
  4. Hi - Hope everyone is ok and building lots of great kits during the lock down. Just a bit of info needed about a bf 109 E-1 / 1/32 eduard kit that i am building at the moment. what i need to know is that is it legitimate to leave out the armoured head rest from this build. I have seen it included in other peoples builds, and also not included. The aircraft that i am intending to portray is yellow 3 of 6./JG 52 and is depicted as is was in may 1940. The kit part is not great and is dicy in the manner of its attachment to the canopy. Thanks in advance.
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    Middle stone

    Hi - Hope someone can help me with this. I am building a desert scheme tomahawk and have come across a problem with the middle stone colour Mr hobby aquieous 'H71'. It looks far too rich and bright to my eyes. Just wonder if anyone else has the same opinion and have worked around it by adding different colours or sourcing a different make of colour. Thanks in advance.
  6. Been reading this thread for awhile now as like many others I have been awaiting a decent mk14 to be made in kit form. I recieved my copy last week and have had some time to study it. Overall it's a bit of a curets egg. The overall shape seems fine and the molding quality varies. The main wings and body are on a par with most kits from airfix these days and the panel lines are reasonable but not upto tamiya standard. The plastic on the main 'detail sprue' are of not the same quality. They exhibit a bit of roughness and the defiition is not the best, though not the worst. 'See the canons for what i mean'. The canopies are good by airfix standards. The main thing i dont like is the fact that the bulged engine covers are not molded as part of the fuselage as they are on the airfix mk19. I feel that this will undermine the look of any finished model as it's in such a prominent position. That seam around the covers will be difficult to conceal. Als i am not a fan of having to cut off the wingtips.
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    Flory washes

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I need it fairly quickly so cant wait for the next show. I have tried to get them from the flory website but the price is extra as there is a shipping charge. I will try Hannants again.
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    Flory washes

    Hi - Can anyone direct me to a UK retailer who stock the range of Flory model washes. Thanks in advance
  9. Hi - can anyone advise me about what ultrasonic cleaner would be good for deep cleaning my airbrush. Info like what volume and what liquid cleaner would be best to use. My airbrushes are iwata. Thanks in advance
  10. Hi could anybody tell me what colour was generally used for the cockpits of Battle of Britain era Heinkel 111P'S. I am about to embark on the build of my new tool Airfix kit, where it recommends a dark grey. I always thought though that the colour generally used at that time was 02 grey. Thanks in advance.
  11. Hi - Mr Color / Tamiya. Also as an extra strong for normal aqua based paints
  12. Hi - can anyone advise me about what to get 'or not' of the various brands of Cellulose thinners. I intend to use it to wash out my airbrushes and general clean up of tools etc. What i need to now if any brand will do for this purpose? Thanks
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    Metallics by brush

    Hi can anyone advise me as to what is there favourite metallic paint is when using a brush. In particular the best colour metallic for undercarriage legs. Thanks
  14. Hi Can any one advise as to which colour pin / sludge wash i should use on a Battle of Britain Spitfire model that i am working on. The colours are the usual of dark green / dark earth over sky. Thanks
  15. Hi - i wonder if anyone can tell me if i need any weight in the nose of the eurofighter model. I am building a 1/72 Hasegawa kit of this aircraft but the instructions dont indicate if any weight is needed.
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