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ElectroSoldier

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  1. Vallejo do Drying retarder and Flow Improver. Put a bit of that into the paint as you mix it up or drop it into the colour cup. It will help smooth it out and should help stop it clogging up. That being said as nice and thin as Vallejo ModelAir is you should try thinning it first before you try the above.
  2. why not go with one of these. They are popular and while they wont last for ever none of them will. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=as186&adgrpid=59040139131&gclid=Cj0KCQiA5dPuBRCrARIsAJL7oejm_sH9TtaO3icx-c4ijifIYUaNoZC5rW5T7K5Vhw36epVIeTdpyRwaAh78EALw_wcB&hvadid=259016558382&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1007040&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=10342915773972984555&hvtargid=kwd-300178384730&hydadcr=174_1736117&tag=googhydr-21&ref=pd_sl_262afqahcn_e
  3. You can get the tank off Amazon or ebay for £50-60. You'll need a new trap/regulator too
  4. It didnt have to original "computers" as fitted to the F-111A, they were changed when it became an EF-111A it did retain the delivery profiles for radar bombing. It was a very accurate bombing system for its time, the F-111A was used several times during the Vietnam war as a bombing run leader, lesser jets like the F-4 took bombing ques from the F-111As. The ability to take fuel from the inner pylon was added to the F-111E/D/F. It wasnt common for it to be done, have tanks fitted, as it required an adapter to be fitted and I dont believe there was enough to go around all of them all at the same time (F-111E and F). It was usual to see the EF-111A with only the outer pylons fitted and no shoulder pylon fitted to that. There was no real use for the inner pylon once it became an EF-111A, the coke bottle adapters they did have at Upper Heyford would have been used on the Es to extend their bombing run range, dropping them in the last 100 mile low level super sonic dash to the target. Theres a nice baggage pod in the Hasegawa A-10A kit I believe... I think! They were used when hoping to airshows and deployments, otherwise removed as soon as practical and stored. They were directly mounted to the pylon, they did not use that funny rail provided in the Hasegawa kit. It can look rather smart with a nice photo etched detail part to depict the inner workings of the pylon. They dont always have to have something hanging from them And no, it would be hard to imagine any flight that would require 600gal tanks on an F-111 of any kind, its range was vast even on internal fuel only.
  5. There are a lot of kits out there to make up, mostly wagons Ill admit but then its hardly surprising as there are more wagons than locos and you always need more wagons than locos. Or Wagons and coaches anyway. Dapol to a model of a Class 55 for £10 or you can get a decent RTR for £150. I know where my money goes... And its not on a static model because unless I want it to sit in a sidings looking pretty all its life its a waste of money.
  6. This is not meant to reflect any actual use case. The EF-111A was capable of carrying 600gal tanks on the outer wing pylons (by outer I am only considering the 2 inner most pylons that can move with the wings, Im fully aware of the other 2 is is capable of having but I dont consider them at all). In that there was provision for the plane to take fuel from them in flight. It was also capable of carrying those tanks on the inner pylons but it never did as it couldnt get the fuel out of the tanks in flight. There were delivery profiles for the AIM-9L/M and P in the protected memory, AIM-9L/M fins were to long to be mounted to the shoulder pylons but the body without fins could be mounted to provide a lock on. AIM-9P could be mounted but never was and was never planned as that wasnt the mission of the EF-111, it would always have help around. No other weapons were tested on it, for instance it was never tested with AGM-88 missiles, there was no profile in the weapons computer to deliver them. It "only" had the profiles you would associate with the F-111A (Mk-82 fin groups, 84, M-117 etc etc etc) but once it was converted to an EF-111 there was no intention of wasting it on those missions and those weapons were never even considered for fitting A baggage pod was a must on a long flight as the weapons bay was full, and it could carry the ACMI pod or what ever its called on any pylon though usually on a shoulder pylon as the parent pylon needed an adapter to mount it. The EF-111A was the only One Eleven that always went clean
  7. I build models of all kinds these days, its varied and ranges from Games Workshops Space Marines, airplane, armour and car models (Tamiya, Fujimi etc) and yet Ive never considered building a model of a loco. I built a couple of the wagon kits in the past but they are in all honesty a waste of money. They are either not detailed enough to be worth displaying, not stable enough to be used on a layout or so expensive (A Mk1 FO coach would be about £260 in O gauge and it would be a brass kit and it makes just a basic coach, very nicely detailed but...) OO is a happy medium between level of detail and price. a passenger train of a loco and 9 coaches would be fun to build for some Im sure but it would be the best part of £100 at least based on the kits costing £10 each, which you aint got a chance in hell of getting the prices that lot so more like £20 for a coach and £35 for the motive power and built up it would be about 3 meters long, which is fine too but the level of detail wouldnt be what you would expect having spent about £250 Sure RTR is detailed enough but it balances it would being robust enough to run on a layout and a static wouldnt need to be but the scale limits what you can add and there isnt much scope as there really isnt a lot of detail to add in some cases. O scale prices range from £330 to about £530 for a single loco. The only kits you are going to find are from our rather amazing cottage industry companies that give us conversion parts. They are some fun to make, Ive got myself a kit to make up a Class 124 DMU, which when finished will be 5 coaches long (about 1.5 meters long) and in the end will be motorised too but they are the only kits I would ever consider building railway wise. Theres no market to warrent the cost of the moulds for injection plastic trains
  8. Thank you for that. But not really looking for a cheaper option, the Vallejo Airbrush cleaner works well for me and Ive got no problem with the price either. I was asked by somebody who knows that I use an airbrush for a lot of different painting things what would happen if they used this or that or the other (Leveling thinner, IPA, Acetone, RPDE and a couple of other things I cant remember the names of... white spirit maybe) I just told him to use the thinner of cleaner of the same brand as the paint as it will work... I mean if I buy Citadel air paint then I use their aircaste thinner to thin it it will work, and their airbrush cleaner will clean the airbrush out after (in point of fact it will think their paint too but Ive a suspicion that its the same thing only one costs more than the other)
  9. First off its not me who is looking to do it, I use Citadel airbrush cleaner to clean up after I use their paints, I use Vallejo cleaner and thinner when I use their paints. I was asked if there is another "more powerful" cleaner than those cleaners sold by the respective companies. I wasnt sure if you can use a leveling thinner like Mr Colour or a cellulose thinner with acrylic paints at all, which is why I asked. My advice to him was to buy the thinner and cleaner to go with the paints hes using
  10. What would acetone do to an airbrush? Airbrushes Im thinking of in particular are HP-C+, HP-CH, HP-CS, HP-SB+ or an HP-SBS ie nothing with a rubber seal, only PTFE (Teflon) seals, and again spercifically with Citadel and Vallejo paints.
  11. I thought Airfix used a 3d scanner to make their new kits
  12. So I was just watching a flory video about the Typhoon, just a regular unboxing affair, nothing really worth mentioning in it at all these days however in the first few minutes of the video he mentioned about the "quality" of the packaging, in that it was just spures in bags and bags in a box with no attempt to make it nice and neat and presentable. It made me think because earlier in the video he mentioned the price of the kit and how we knew it wasnt going to be cheap, and says the price off the Airfix site was £99.99. It made me think would you want to pay more for better packaging? Some of the kits coming from the eastern companies these days are packaged rather well, and in some instances the packaging is really very very nice considering all you are going to do with it is recycle it. What would you want? Dont forget decent packaging could turn a £99.99 model into £105.99+
  13. A lot of after market resin producers will be disappointed as they have put so much work into improving the old kit.
  14. Umm yeah Levelling thinner is £15.50 for 400ml Vallejo Airbrush cleaner is £7.50 for 200ml So yeah the thinner is £0.50 more expensive, which isnt a lot
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