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  1. Will do. Thanks very much for the info.
  2. Yes, I've been doing that after most sessions and I haven't seen anything. My only real worry is having the airbrushing air contaminated.
  3. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give that a try.
  4. Okay, thanks. That's good to know. Cheers.
  5. Thank you for the information, much appreciated. Do you know if rust in the compressor tank can cause contamination? Yes, I was referring to the screw-in plug at the base of the tank. Cheers for the suggestion but I should be fine for the moment.
  6. Thank you for the response. I'll keep a note on the humidity from now on. I've been checking the moisture trap every session and haven't seen any build-up. Thanks again.
  7. Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try next time. I'm still surprised this has happened so quickly though.
  8. Hi All, At the start of January I bought a Sparmax TC-610H compressor. I've made sure to follow all the maintenance steps. After every use, I drain the tank of any moisture and leave the drain plug removed for a while, to make sure any moisture can drip out. This afternoon, after removing the drain plug, I noticed some brown staining on the plug. The tank then dripped some brown stains, which appear to contain rust. Is this normal? I've made sure to follow maintenance instructions, yet after only 5 weeks, there appears to be rust in the air tank. I can't see that I've done anything wrong. Any thoughts please? Michael
  9. Thanks for the heads-up Nic, that's great news. The Dave Hawkins series are a fantastic resource, so I look forward to it's release.
  10. Excellent. I'll have a look into this one. Thanks.
  11. Thank you for the suggestions. I'll have a look into Duke Hawkins. They've already covered a number of French jets, so hopefully the Rafale will be in future. Thanks.
  12. Hi All, I've been on the hunt for a good reference book for the Rafale, similar to the Duke Hawkins series of books. I haven't been able to find anything appropriate, except for this french language book.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rafale-Andre-Breand/dp/B07KZG7D7D/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1636475100&refinements=p_27%3AANDRE+BREAND&s=books&sr=1-1&text=ANDRE+BREAND Does anyone have any recommendations, apart from online sources?
  13. Thanks for the suggestions. Here's my responses: 1. I was using 1:2 paint/thinner, so around a 70/30 mix. 2. I had this happen before with the same parts, so I sanded them down with Tamiya sanding sponge 3000 before trying again. I did try and build some layers but was probably too impatient when reapplying additional coats. 3. I did use Mr Surfacer 1500. 4. Since upgrading to the H&S Evolution, I am spraying much closer, maybe 3-5cm away for those parts. 5. The H&S did come packed with the 0.4mm nozzle, which I was just using for priming. So I'll try using that more then. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.
  14. Thanks for the response. I usually wipe the parts down with 91% alcohol but I can't remember for sure if I did it this time. I did use Mr Surfacer 1500 though. Should I be washing/cleaning parts after priming, if handling the model afterwards?
  15. Hi All, I'm very new to airbrushing, so I'm still learning the basics. A reoccurring paint issue I'm having across multiple models, paints, and airbrush equipment is when spots appear in the paint while airbrushing. Sometimes, I can apply a wet coat over these clear spots and achieve a smooth finish. Other times, these spots or dimples will remain. I've had the same thing happen to the horizontal stabilizers on this Airfix A-4 Skyhawk. On one side, the paint went down fine but with the other, spots in the paint appeared and have not smoothed out. I'm using a H&S Evolution 0.2mm at around 1Bar, with Mr Color Gloss White, mixed with Mr Leveling thinner. Other parts of the model have gone down really well but for some reason, this right stabilizer reacted this way. Any suggestions why this might be happening? Thanks, Michael
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