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  1. This did cross my mind when i took into consideration the 35mm thickness of the filter - will have to experiment with bit's and pieces. This would have been ideal if it was a little bit smaller, unfortunately i don't have the space for it's size though i wonder if cutting the white sheilds down a little could be an option?
  2. Thanks for the concerns. The prototype i am making first is made out of a 12mm thick cardboard box which seems sturdy enough at the moment, once I put the fans in i will assess it's strength. Version 2 will be made out of Ply or hardboard. The fan's weigh hardly anything to be honest, they are only computer CPU fans. Thanks for the links to other DIY builds. I have wired up 2 fans and a small strip of 12v LEDs (18 leds in total) to a 19v PSU and everything seems to be fine. Testing the pull of the fans seems good so just need to wait for the filter to arrive. Bought this >> in the end https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01E2QE878/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. May need to re-shape it and will need to make a holder for it but that shouldn't be an issue.
  3. I'm wanting to make myself a small 40cm (w) x 30cm (h) x 30cm (d) airbrush spray booth out of cardboard. I've got a little so called booth at the moment but wanting to expand it. I only plan to build up to 1:20 models and not go any bigger. I'm planning to install either 2x 92mm 12V DC fans or 1x 127mm 12v DC fan at the back of the box. 10mm in front of the fan(s) will be a filter 35mm thick. The fans will have come from either PC Power Supplies / CPU fans (with 4 wires) or PC Chassis. They will be powered by either a 19v PSU (2x 92mm fans) or by a 12v power adapter (1x 120mm fan). Attached to the back of the box will be some ducting that will be put out via the window to get rid of the fumes. On the roof of the booth will be a single strip of White 12v LEDs to give some light when spraying. I mainly spray with Revell Aqua paints, humbrol acrylic paints, Tamiya X and XF paints and occasionally i decant the Tamiya TS paints into glass bottles, leave then to de-gas and then spray the paint. I do not spray enamel paints. I've been reading that fumes, sparks from fans and other things could cause explosions. Should i air on the side of caution with this? Has anyone done this thing in the past? Thanks
  4. So after spraying through the stencils i dont think i'll be doing it again unless i really need to. Trying to not get over-spray through the stencil so the wording doesn't look fuzzy or blury was hard, even trying to get the stencil to mould to contours of the edge of the tyre was possibly the hardest part sonif anyone has got any tips, i'd like to hear them. I went as far as modding a plastic lid to make it something like this https://www.hiroboy.com/120_Tyre_Painting_Template_for_1980_Goodyear__P989--product--4371.html but even with how the tyre curves the lettering wasn't sharp. Anyway, the wording looks a little worn so i guess that's a positive.
  5. After having purchased 2x stencils i dont really know what i'm meant to do with them. i've tried painting through the stencil onto the tyre but this didn't really work out. Should i have secured the stencil to the rim of the tyre and used an air brush to get the lettering onto the tyre?
  6. Here's a pic of the decals, ive cut one out already.
  7. I've come to start the Jordan 191 1/20 model by Tamiya and it appears that the white tyre decals have stuck to the seethrough protective sheet that protect the decals due to the age of the kit. Does anyone know where i can get the 1:20 Goodyear Eagle decals from please. Thanks
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    Paint Thinners

    I thought i'd try and experiment with a few paint thinners to see qhat the results are like. Isopropanyl Alcohol - this is great stuff and really shifts both tamiya and revell acrylic paints. Bought from ebay. Boots (in uk) surgical spirit - again great stuff and is the same as Isopropanyl Alcohol. Brother is a pharmastic who said both Surgical spirit and Isopropanyl alcohol are the same stuff. Boots have the surgical spirit for arpund £4.50 for 500ml and smells like TCP. ASDAs Acetone Free Nail varnish remover (the blue stuff) - a great thinner for tamiya paints but makes revell acrylic paints go gloopy. Around £2.00 from ASDA. ASDAs Nail Varnish remover (the purple stuff) - a great thinner for revell acrylic paints. Not tried with tamiya paints though. Around £2.00 from ASDA. I've tried adding car screenwash to the above for an aor brush cleaner and i'd say ot does help clean the airbrush out and a drop.of washing up liquid. So the mixture i used was.. Half screenwash, 1/4 asda purple nail varnish remover and a 1/4 water with a drop of washing up soap (fairy or magmum). Thinning Molotow liquid chrome - either isopropanyl or surgical spirit or Asda Purple Nail varnish remover. I've tried BOOTS acetone nail varnish remover but didnt give the same results as ASDA's, i think the mix is slightly different.
  9. I got some of this in August from Amazon UK and it' ok to spray neat but i'm having problems with it pooling. I've been looking at thinning it with the following: Car screen wash 1 : floor care 4 Acetone free nail varnish remover (ispropyl) 1 : floor care 1 Normal nail varnish remover 1 (acetone) : floor care 1 I've not diluted with water. It seems the car screen wash gives the best results however i will be testing the other 2 increasing the floor care mix, keeping the thinning liquid at 1. I find this stuff is a hell of lot weaker than the above one. 1 neat coat of the one above is a lot thicker and gives a better shine. This one almost gives a satin finish. Only after a few coats does it start to shine, with buffering after every 2 coats. I think i apploed 4 coats to a model to get the shine lthough it's ideal for protecting decals.
  10. Have a look at this... He uses clear red, clear blue, clear yellow and purple chalk. I followed this and got some good affects.
  11. +1 for the molotow liquid chrome too! There's videos on youtube about it too.
  12. Timbo343

    Future? Klear?

    As far as i know, the white bottle of the wax is only available at sainsburys but last time i checked they had stopped selling it. This version is a lot thinner than the one listed below. I tweeted to pledge and there's no plan for pledgeuk to sell https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pledge-Future-Surface-Protect-Restore/dp/B000ARPH4C in the uk. Instead we need to use amazon.co.uk and get it imported.
  13. This guy here looks like he has masked off and area and used molotow chrome I've started using frog tape for sharp lines masking tape to cover large areas.
  14. Timbo343

    Future? Klear?

    This is the new klear future https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pledge-Future-Surface-Protect-Restore/dp/B000ARPH4C and works very well. You could also use Alclad gloss or x22 thinned with acetone free nail varnish remover.
  15. I've bought the molotow chrome refill, here a thread about it:
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