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  1. sergant-san

    Highlighting Issues

    I prefer to mix the paint + thinner + flow improver in the separate pot rather than in the airbrush cup. It adds few seconds, but you get better consistency. Could be a fleck of paint stuck in the nozzle and prevented full contact between needle and the nozzle.
  2. sergant-san

    Highlighting Issues

    I found those "no name" airbrushes to be hit and miss. Bought 3 different ones and managed to build one from all parts that works more or less OK ( use it for scenery currently and my son using it for school projects ). Also got a H&S Ultra 0.4 and Evolution Silverline 0.15 and 0.2. Found an interesting thing with Ultra, which can cause some issues, if your paint is not thin enough you running a risk of trapping air bubbles between nozzle and paint cup. this causing a formation of dry paint inside the nozzle which results in splattering... Easily cured by ensuring that paints are thin enough to prevent bubble formation.
  3. sergant-san

    Harder & Steenbeck Evolution - First impressions

    Paul, are they come under different part number on your website or they are just a direct replacement with the same part number? Looking to get a 0.2 and 0.4 needles.
  4. sergant-san

    Harder & Steenbeck Evolution - First impressions

    So when are the v2 needles are going to hit the shelves of the hobby shops?
  5. sergant-san

    H&S Evolution - Tip clogging very fast

    Good to hear that it is all working for you..
  6. I have to agree, they look good. :)
  7. 0.4mm is OK for miniatures: base coating and highlights.. you are not painting the eyes with it anyway. It just less prone to dry-needle with some of the acrylics. Vallejo whites still dry like mad on the tip and inside the nozzle even with flow improver.. Scale75 and MIgAmmo are joy to use though..
  8. From looking at the pictures it looks like custom trigger design, custom lettering and custom paint cup cap. Possible custom tapered needle. Not 100% sure if it is worth the extra over the standard H&S airbrushes.. just my 2p..
  9. sergant-san

    Cheap Airbrush for Primer

    As per Paul's advise got H&S Ultra 2in1 set for priming and base-coating needs.. Tried yesterday to prime a model with Vallejo primer while using 0.4 needle.. works great.. Thank you Paul for your advice.
  10. sergant-san

    Having a real hard time hand painting some acrylics

    For some reason, yellows work best with pinkish base-coat. Also, as Adrian said : multiple thin coats..
  11. sergant-san

    H&S Evolution - Tip clogging very fast

    Add a drop or two of Vallejo Flow Improver to the mix. I found that Vallejo thinner makes paint dry quicker on the tip. For me on 0.2 evolution at 18psi the best combination is 60:20:20 - paint : thinner : flow improver. For Citadel yellows, it drops to 50:20:30..
  12. sergant-san

    Air valve adjustment on H&S Evolution

    +0.5mm of up/down movement on the trigger..
  13. sergant-san

    Air valve adjustment on H&S Evolution

    thanks Paul, 3/4 of a turn gave me another .5 mm play which is more comfortable.
  14. sergant-san

    Air valve adjustment on H&S Evolution

    You can control the airflow with the trigger to an extent, but the trigger travel distance from 0% to 100% air is very small, about 2mm - 3mm on Evolution. The question was, is it possible to increase that trigger travel distance?
  15. sergant-san

    Air valve adjustment on H&S Evolution

    Is there any way to adjust the air-valve on my airbrush so the movement from off to 100% air is more than 2mm?