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  1. They share name with astronauts (even if spelling can be slightly off). Have only figured out four of them yet, but pretty sure the name is the common thing. "Director of several James Bond films": John Glen "Author of the Doctor books": Richard Gordon "Keyboard player with Marillion": Mark Kelly "A Green Lantern": Guy Gardner
  2. Hehe, I know how to Google It isn't hard, really. I did this by selecting the text "Story Musgrave", right-click and choose 'Search Google for "Story Musgrave"', and read the Wikipedia-entry on him. Judging by some of the questions people ask on forums and FB, one would think Google still is an obscure and little known service, though. That said, keep the questions coming. They're good fun!
  3. Only one to have flown all five shuttles.
  4. Hmmm... he's one of five two launch on three different launch systems, so it must be something else.
  5. Thanks! Its the best chrome I've had thus far (and I've tried a bunch). I don't know how well it will respond to being handled. I've avoided touching it on this model, so I need to run some tests, but given enough drying time, I guess it should be OK. I want to use it on an Apollo Command module at some stage, and if so it will need to be handled, decaled, etc. The stand was just bombed with Citadel Chaos Black from a can, and then I just scraped/sanded the paint off the letters to reveal the resin. The model seen on Red Iron Model's home page looks more like a CAD rendering to me?
  6. Hi! Highly inspired by a post by @bgire a while back, where he presented some Russian probes by Red Iron Models, I promptly ordered Sputnik 1 and Vostok 1. (And recently also Lunokhood 1.) Of these I have now finished Sputnik 1. This is the first time I tried Molotow Liquid Chrome in the airbrush, and this could easily be my favourite chrome for future projects. Just have a bit of it in the airbrush from a refill bottle, and lay it down wet on the model. There's no primer, no base coat, just resin under this. Left it to dry for a couple of days and have avoided handling it as much as poss
  7. Hope your shoulder mends without having to cut it! And that is mends as fast as possible. Now, interesting to see this Wagner method employed, but do you control for temperature of the paint, and how well the paint is mixed? Do you have a way of ensuring that you drop paint from the exact same height every time, and that the same amount of paint is dropped? I guess I'm just saying that one can take the very scientific approach, or one can just try things out until it works for you.
  8. Hehe, I doubt that Vallejo has fiddled much with their formula, but you never now! Some manufactureres also struggle with inconsistent batches, ie that one bottle/jar can be just fine and the next can be fiddly to use. I also find that there's variation between how easy different colours are to use and spray. Another thing with Vallejo is that it needs to be mixed/shaked well. You'll also suffer it the paint is "cold", that is, it will be beneficial to warm the bottle a bit (like in luke varm water, not boiling!). I sold off my Vallejo Air collection six years ago, after moving hou
  9. Glad to know you're getting better! Don't forget though, that the nozzle size of your airbrush as well as the pressure you paint at, is equally important variables to consider. I really wouldn't be too concerned with thinning ratios alone. Getting the right combination of thinning and pressure for the nozzle and paint you are using, and also considering spraying distance, is key to get good results. Practise makes perfect. I never ever had to thin Vallejo Air to get it to work back in the day when I still used it, though. I usually painted using a 0.3 mm nozzle. I'll a
  10. I feel your pain, Manfred! Did a nose dive on a rock solid downhill passage while cross country skiing this past Easter, and bruised a rib or two. Took a few weeks to fully recover, but you'll get there. Thank goodness you missed those stones with your head!!! Good luck on your airbrushing endeavours! Arild
  11. I've been to jammydog.com and stocked up on tape myself. Just in case... Picked up a few other sizes as well. Always useful.
  12. Hehe, never happened to me, but I reckognize the risk if you're clumsy and/or easily distracted. Or just make some sort of quick release to the neck strap. Now, we digress and are about to hijack Manfred's thread here, so I'll leave it here looking forward to progress on this epic shuttle build!
  13. Outstanding work, Manfred! Now, if you are getting tired of crawling on the floor looking for lost parts, here's a free tip for you (and any other out there tired of feeding the carpet monster). Buy an apron, remove any pockets on the front as well as the strings to tie it around your waist, attach a strip of velcro to the end, and fasten the corresponding velcro strip under the edge of your workbench. This gives you this: And if the prospect of never losing a part on the floor again, isn't motivation enough, imagine the amount of filfth you a
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