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  1. I would try upping the pressure. Unlike the gravity fed airbrushes the bottom syphon fed brushes need a bit of "oompffff" to to create enough low pressure lift the paint up the tube and into the nozzle.
  2. For sealing pigments I use the recommended thinner for the underlying paint. Never use varnish when weathering as it flattens out all the subtlety and interest that pigments and weathering give to the finish.
  3. Evidently I have heard that it is re-bottled Stynylrez. If so then it should be sprayed as per their instructions large nozzle and 30 PSI. I use a .5 nozzle at 30 PSI and the Stynylrez sprays fine, just for fun I put it through my .18 Custom Micron and it again sprayed fine at the 30 P{SI mark. So I would suggest upping the pressure to get it to atomise better, see if that makes a difference.
  4. 800 grit is my usual finishing grade. 180, 220, are coarse.
  5. Kool-aid is an American drinks powder akin to Cremola Foam. It was made famous in the late sixties by Tom Wolfe in his book "The Electric Kool~Aid Acid Test" which recounted the exploits Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters who toured the US in a gaily painted school bus called "Furthur" holding acid tests where the participants consumed Kool-Aid laced with LSD. No doubt these cult happenings and Tom Wolfe's book would be well known to the American Vietnam generation.
  6. When looked for a silent compressor I eventually went with the Bambi BB24V Bambi compressor. and have never regretted it. It was a toss up 'twen the Bambi and the Silentair at the time, with the Silent air seeming a bit more compact, however 'pon watching some videos I noticed that at the end of a fill cycle the silent air had a noticeable "PHFFFFFFT! I knew that this would drive me mad so the Bambi it was. After 3 plus years of daily use I can heartily recommend Bambi
  7. Anyone know if any Iwata or Creos airbrush parts (needle, nozzle, seals) fit the Tamiya HG SF .2 mm Airbrush? Or any place that stocks spares for the Tamiya?
  8. Colour Coats enamels are excellent. They need thinning but if use their thinner then left over paint can be put back in the tin with no deleterious effects. Other than slightly thinning the paint in the tin. I prefer to thin my paint so that I can get the right consistency for what ever method is appropriate to the effect I am seeking.
  9. Are you sure the putty you mention is made by ump? I thought they just another distributor.
  10. I use small pieces of sanding sponge held with self locking tweezers. Infini sanding sponge is my prefer sanding sponge. To help the tweezers grip the sponge if vigorous sanding is needed a small cable tie is used.
  11. I gave up on the gas 15 years ago, I was sick of the industry hiking up my payments for no reason other than "well thats the average", I submit regular readings as well but the scam was getting interest free loans from their customers. I got a multi fuel stove installed with a water jacket and plumbed into the heating system with a pump. It is fantastic, a bucket of coal keeps the whole house (four bedroom semi) toasty for 24 hours. I also burn wood which costs nothing other than my labour and a bit petrol and oil for the chain saws. I only use the gas for water heating, and bottled gas for the hob, which lasts nigh on 2 years, the ovens are electric. My current electric and gas bill is £40/month based on actual readings and the coal (smokeless) is £48/month (two cwt) and only a winter time cost. What hated about the gas and electric was the paying over the course of a year and had no control really over the costs. With the coal and bottled gas I pay as I need and can stock pile when I have the money and take advantage of offers. I currently have a ton and a half of coal and three gas bottles stock piled, the 1/2 cwt coal bags stack nicely down the path from the front to the back of the house, out of sight and behind a locked gate. Another plus for me is I can use cash to pay for the coal and gas bottles. In light of the current situation I am glad I did this. I have always thought that depending on global markets for our needs was a folly as it was surely going to end in tears.
  12. Just finished one of those, nice build. Finishing was bit more difficult as there seems to be a paucity of decent contemporary photos of sufficient quality to help with how the finish looked in service. I would assume that those serving in China would have taken a bit of a battering finish wise but is only an assumption.
  13. I think it is too soon for this GB and you don't.
  14. Obviously we see it differently.
  15. I have been using the Bambi silent air BB24V for the past three years and have found no fault with it, quiet, reliable and the 5 gallon air tank meaning that it only need to work occasionally. https://bambi-air.co.uk/products/budget-range-silent-air-compressors/ Not the cheapest but worth every penny and one of my better purchases, I heartily recommend it.
  16. When I was a child I was sent to learn the bagpipes, you started of on the practice chanter with a weak reed and a mouth piece. Once you had learned the notes, could read the music and had learned a few tunes you then progressed to the bagpipe itself. For this you used a "goose" which was a full set of pipes with the drones blocked off so that you could keep the bag filled more easily. Once you had the bag filled you then gave the bag a punch or push under the drones 'tween them and the chanter to get the reed working. I dully filled the bag and gave it a punch as instructed and the reed started, it was so loud that I got such a fright that I dropped the pipes and bolted under the stairs, much to the delight and amusement of my tutor.
  17. Swede is Swedish turnip, called neeps in Scotland. Also known as rutabaga is the orange fleshed form of root brassica it is a relation to the white fleshed turnip which is called turnip. So swede or neeps is the correct name for the orange fleshed type usually accompanying haggis.
  18. We have Staggis (My own home made "haggis" made from venison and pluck from red deer I have shot my self) along with home grown mashed swede and home grown Golden Wonder tatties with home made rowan jelly. All washed down with copious amounts of locally made Clynelish whisky.
  19. Thank you all, pre-order placed.
  20. Any insights as to the quality of the information therein.
  21. Yes looks like it, I get mine in pint tubs. They do a UV version as well which works just as good.
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