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  1. As the title, what was the colour of the primer/undercoat used on the bare metal prior to the camouflage coats?
  2. dromia

    Is Modelling Art?

    Modelling can be art depending on how the subject ultimately appears. However making models does not make one an artist just as owning the a piano does not make you a musician. Not withstanding the subjectivity of the subject art is something that sucks you in, makes you want you see, hear, touch to the exclusion of all else and for precious moments transcends time and place to the exclusion of all else. The product of which is a flow of emotions and thoughts from simple pleasure of the experience to profound thinking. Good art is very rare nowadays especially as our senses are overwhelmed and numbed by the sheer plethora of imagery and sounds we are constantly bombarded with. All this means is that there is a concentration on the mundane where the sheer quantity trumps quality and breeds a cynical illusion of familiarity where loudness and brashness are increasingly used to grab attention rather than quality. So any grant making body would look at the quality of the artists/modellers canon of work to help make an assessment on its suitability for any award. My work certainly wouldn't get a grant whereas the likes of Mike Rinaldi's work certainly would.
  3. None of the suggestions have worked for me, the closest I got was this: "HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Most likely causes: The directory or file specified does not exist on the Web server. The URL contains a typographical error. A custom filter or module, such as URLScan, restricts access to the file. Things you can try: Create the content on the Web server. Review the browser URL. Create a tracing rule to track failed requests for this HTTP status code and see which module is calling SetStatus. For more information about creating a tracing rule for failed requests, click here. Detailed Error Information: Module IIS Web Core Notification MapRequestHandler Handler StaticFile Error Code 0x80070002 Requested URL http://www.aim72.co.uk:80/pictures/ge48300_2.jpg Physical Path e:\home\aim72\pictures\ge48300_2.jpg Logon Method Anonymous Logon User Anonymous More Information: This error means that the file or directory does not exist on the server. Create the file or directory and try the request again. View more information »" Whatever that may mean?
  4. Gay to me means happy, carefree and cheery.
  5. Are you reviews based on building the kit or just interpreting from the trees, transfers and the instructions?
  6. I would be tempted to seek a refund from the retailer as they are providing a product that is not fit for purpose.
  7. I have a stock of those that I use to make replacement bands for my flex-i-files.
  8. By the way I an a confirmed Flexi-file user.
  9. I put it down to a marketing trick to make their pads seem finer. See here: Grit tables. Column 2 is the pads usually used in plastic modelling. Column 5 is the US grit standards that we are more commonly used to. Column 6 is the european grit standards that can be had here on occasion. I'm not saying the pads don't work but they are expensive for what they are and seem a tad disingenuous to me. There are cheaper alternatives of at least equal efficacy.
  10. The Micro mesh grit numbering system is of their own creation and bare no relation to the european or american standard grit numbers that we commonly use.
  11. You might find the contributions to this thread about me moving on to my Custom Micron informative. https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235070771-iwata-custom-micron-cm-b-v2/&tab=comments#comment-3656062
  12. Haven't used this set but the ones I have are first rate. From David Parkins web site https://www.djparkins.com/product.php?productid=17806&cat=251&page=1
  13. Yes I am a MAC valve advocate and user but don't like them on the airbrush where they are clumsy, restricting and a spilt paint magnet with the exposed threads being a chew on to clean. My MAC valve is fitted to the quick connect on the air hose like this Air volume control quick connect. so that I have the benefits of the valve on all my airbrushes. A help in appreciating its uses is to remember that it does not control the pressure the regulator on your compressor does that, the MAC valve controls the volume of air going into the airbrush, regardless of the MAC valve setting the air will always be at the pressure set on the regulator.
  14. I am a confirmed Iwata user my current main use airbrush Is a Custom Micron CM-B(2). Which I am completely happy with. I will not use water based paints, my paints of choice are enamel with some cellulose brands. I had a Harder and Steinbeck for a year or so but could not get on with it at all. I worked OK but I found it clumsy, awkward and agricultural to use. When looking for a fine spray airbrush the choice was between the Iwata CM-B or the Procon Boy PS 771, I chose the Iwata because it was more compact and didn't have that awkward MAC valve up front. However the Procon Boy parts , needle and nozzle, fit my CM-B with only a very slight, not noticeable unless using a eye glass degradation at the edge of the spray, so the Procon Boy airbrushes seem to be as near as damn it Iwatas. There fore I would suggest that you consider the Mr Hobby Procon boy range, Iwata quality at less cost.
  15. Forgot to say I undercoat my chromes with a smooth and glossy black finish with Mr Colour GX2 Ueno black being my undercoat of choice
  16. In my experience BMF seems to have a shelf life, sheets that have been stored for while, say over nine months, either in the stockist inventory or in your own stock it losses its adhesion. Bit of a lottery really as you never know how long it has been around before your purchase. Stuart Semple's mirror chrome is very good but is very expensive as you seem to be paying for the packaging and the "trendy arty" presentation. Modo chrome (Malaysia) and Gaia Notes (Japan) both do excellent chromes and seem to be celebrated by the Gunpla devotees, both are hard to get in the UK and can prove expensive if bought alone from abroad but if compared to the Stuart Semple's product then not that expensive.
  17. 2"-3". Any further and it dusts.
  18. I find it needs spraying at high pressure in my experience, I go at 30-35psi in my Mr Hobby .5 airbrush. I am a devoted enamels and cellulose paint user but I am happy to swap 'tween MrSurfacer and Stynlrez for priming as Stynlrez when down behaves as well as an enamel or cellulose primer. Interestingly I have a bottle of the UMP branded Stynlrez and that appears to have gone "off" it has lost it sticking ability, won't feather when sanded and just peels away like all the rest of those pathetic water-based "acrylics". The real Stynlrez which is as old as the UMP stuff still works as advertised as does the One Shot I have but that is newer about a year old.
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