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  1. Hi - just a note to ask if anyone can advise me about the causes and possible cure for a problem that has arisen with my iwata highline airbrush. That problem being that when i spray, the spray dosn't spray straight out of the brush, but a few degrees to the right. I have examined the needle , which is new but cant find anything wrong there. There is no apparent problem which i can see at the point where the needle sticks through the nozzle. The gap is conistant . I did find though that un tightening the needle cap and nozzle cup that the spray corrected itself. Had a close look at those but couldnt see anything wrong there.Thanks in advance
  2. 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.
  4. Sorry amend May to march 1940.
  5. 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.
  7. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Hi - Mr Color / Tamiya. Also as an extra strong for normal aqua based paints
  13. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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    A20 Havoc / Boston

    Hi This aircraft for some reason has caught my imagination so I wonder if anyone can tell me who makes the best model of this aircraft in 1/72 or 1/48. Thanks
  18. Thanks everyone you have been very helpfull. For your info I use iwata airbrushes.
  19. Hi - just a note asking if anyone can point me to a cheap source of cleaning thinner for the clean up of my airbrush after using Mr Color paint. This is the lacquer paint and not the aquieous. Till now i have been using the Mr Colour thinner 250 and 400. This is an expensive so anything which will be a good substitute will be welcome. - Thanksnull
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    Fieseler Storch

    Hi just an quick enquirie about a 1/35 fieseler Storch fi 156 a-o kit i have purchased recently. Its a nice kit and made by Hobby Boss, and I would like to know if there are any after market items for this kit. I havent seen any on ebay or Hannants so would love to get some info as to where i can find any. Thanks in advance.
  21. Hi I wonder if anyone can help me with a problem which has cropped up during my latest build. I have applied the doted line ' do not walk etc' onto the focke wulf wing. I t coveres a lot of the wing and is coloured white. The problem is that the lines look excessively bold and dominate the wing. Has anyone got any ideas as to a way to reduce the brightness and colour of the line so that they look more realistic.
  22. Hi just after any help regards very fine panel lines and rivets. I am really struggling at the moment to get any sort of pin wash to work on the kit i am working on at the moment. I have tried enamel / sludge wash methods so far but both seem relucent to work. Anybody any ideas as to what i can do to help. Ps - i have put a varnish on the model. Thanks in advance.
  23. Hi - I wonder if anyone can give advise as to what colour washes you would recommend for a model that i will soon be in the painting stage. I want anyones opinion about the wash colours that suit the green and grey camouflages of WW2 british aircraft. Also what you think suits other camo schemes for german aircraft of the same era. Thanks in advance
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    Hi - Could anybody tell me if the RAF used the P40E Warhawk in the middle east. If so could you recommend a set of decals in 1/32 scale for that theatre of war.
  25. Hi - thats a fantastic job you have done. Can you tell me what colours / make you painted it in.
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