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  1. Can the Vallejo Matt Acrylic Varnish be applied with an airbrush? Instructions say to brush on. cheers mike
  2. Thanks. Im guessing salt weathering technique wouldnt be applicable right? Any help appreciated. cheers mike
  3. Hi thanks. It seemed pretty thick once i’d decanted it into a small plastic container and left to gas off but I think that might have been the laquer melting the plastic then. I’ll give it a a go with a glass one. wanted to decant and spray in order to get better control of shading and modulation. Would have used XF but its the US SE Asia 3 tone camo colours I’m after. Cheers mike
  4. Hi are the Tamiya AS paints the same as regular XF range? I decanted to use in my airbrush and X-20A thinner didnt mix at all. I’m intending to spray over Halfords white primer. Cheers mike
  5. Hi Any issues with decanting Tamiya AS spray paints. I’m wanting to use the ‘SouthEastAsia’ colours to spray a 1/16 scale Canberra B-57. Its a fibre glass covered (glassed) slope soarer glider. So quite a large model by plastic standards. i’ll then be spraying it with a 2K clear such as matt Klasskote. I could use the 2K Klasskote colours but I’d need a mortgage. cheers mike
  6. Hi this part seems to be 8mm (ID) v 1mm. The OEM replacement part comes in around £6 a shot which is OTT for an O-ring. Anyone have a go to supplier for these parts? There are plenty of suppliers on Amazon but if anyone knows one that definitely works. Cheers. Mike https://www.amazon.co.uk/sourcing-map-Rings-Nitrile-Diameter/dp/B07FR8H95Z/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?adgrpid=1181975899177465&hvadid=73873694370628&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=188&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvtargid=kwd-73873633155204%3Aloc-188&hydadcr=27175_1851541&keywords=8mm%2Bx%2B1mm%2Bo%2Bring&qid=1653831895&sr=8-1-spons&smid=AIF4G7PLKBOZY&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExNjcyNFczRUdQSUxGJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjM0NTQxMUg3Ujc0VUgyUDhGOCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODExNjMxUjlRWTcyVDFRRklIJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
  7. Hello just wondering if anyone knows if the fuselage cross section in the nose area of the tandem cockpit version of the B57 is different to the original EE Canberra, apart from the obvious. Just wondering if the fuselage was slightly more oval. It certainly looks the same profile from a side view. Any help appreciated. cheers mike
  8. Hello thanks for the feedback. This is only the second kit I’ve started on since I was a teenager 30 odd years ago. The other is a Tamiya 1/48 Brewster Buffalo. Have an Iwata Neo so it’s all about learning how to mask and spray etc. Thanks for the help. Mike
  9. Hello I'm wanting to spray the undersides of my Airfix 1/48 Boulton Paul Defiant in the RAF two tone white/black scheme of 1939/40 era. Any tips of spraying white and black Tamiya acrylics this way. I've read to put 30% red in the black to make it look a little less harsh. Any similar tips on the white? Looking for a Matt finish. Cheers Mike
  10. Hello thanks for feedback. Still undecided. I'm leaning towards the bigger tank as opposed to handle tank as the advice makes sense. To be honest, I do have a compressor so I'm not stuck. But it's a big machine mart tiger 8/44 in the garage. Not the friendliest unit to use in the kitchen! Hence wanting a smaller hand portable unit really. trying to convince wifey to let me use one of the spare bedrooms as a little workshop now the kids have left home. Nee luck so far!
  11. Hi well thinking about it, they both have he same specs and are essentially the same. Just one has a bigger tank ... and it’s not the one I was looking at :). Im guessing a 3ltr tank is way more useful than slightly sleeker looks! So would either one, especially the 3ltr tank one be a good starting point. I’ve seen on the web where people say you don’t really need a tank but I’m thinking it’s got to be a bonus? cheers mike
  12. Hi Dave thanks ... will check it out. Fed up of flickering lights and blown cartridges. Must have spent a fortune over the years. I also build radio control models and trying to spray paint gloss finishes with a mini gun by fluro is very challenging. cheers mike
  13. Hello Anyone have LED based workshop lighting as opposed to the more common 5’ fluorescent tubes. Looking on YouTube at examples ... looks like a way brighter light. Fluro light always seems to be not quite bright enough, and colours look slightly different in it, even with the right combination of warm and cold tubes. I’m considering swapping over but thought I’d ask. Cheers Mike PS this is in a garage so I’m thinking more than just say a small workbench area
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