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  1. little-cars

    Any advice or thoughts on AS176 mini-compressor ?

    Personally I wouldn't bother, it's a little step up and expensive for a Chinese compressor. For me the next step up would be something like our little-jet compressor. Well built and portable weighing about 3.5kg. Gives up to 30psi with a duty cycle of 40 minutes, motor runs all the time but is quiet. It has a good moisture trap as well as a bleed valve to regulate the air pressure, as well as a 2 year warranty. little-jet Paul
  2. little-cars

    Northern Model Show - June 3rd

    Making a weekend of it this year. Looking forwards to the show, visiting family & having slow drive home so we can visit a few other places on the way. Modellingtools.co.uk will have a our usual offerings and a few new items and our June special offers available at the show. Ta, Paul
  3. little-cars

    Yet another "I'm thinking of buying an airbrush" thread

    Hi, It depends on the sort of models and scales that you are going to be painting. You mention post war jets, but not the scale you are building. So I'll assume you are building a variety of scales/sized aircraft, some with camo and some with larger areas of paint. As a good quality starter brush there are two that I would look at. The Harder & Steenbeck Ultra 2in1 (@£80) This is a traditional double action airbrush ( pudh the trigger down for air and pull it back to let the paint flow. It has two different paint cups a 2ml for small areas and a 5ml for large areas. It also has two different nozzle sets 0.2mm for details down to about a 1mm and a 0.4mm for area coverage. It's easy to use, clean and strip down. H&S Ultra 2in1 The second brush has less of a learning curve to use, the Sparmax GP-35 (@£90) has a 0.35mm nozzle and side feed 7ml (&15ml) paint cup. This is a trigger action brush. it has a nice hand grip. You pull the trigger back until you feel resistance, this has opened the air valve, then as you pull the trigger back more paint starts to flow. The more you pull back the more paint flows. A great general purpose brush that will paint areas and down to 2-3mm for detail work. Sparmax GP-35 You'll also need an air source. There are plenty of cheap chinese compressors out there, if you go down that route, I'd get one with an air tank. Our standard offereing is the little-jet compressor( £135). Made by sparmax has a 2 year warranty, about 3.5kg in weight. It will give you up to 30 psi and has a duty cycle of 40 minutes. It's very quiet in use and you regulate the air pressure using a bleed valve at the bottom of the moisture trap & comes with a hose to connect to your airbrush. little-jet compressor We also do starter bundles with airbrush, compressor and all the other bits to get you started £5 on top of the airbrush and compressor price. And have them all to try at model shows. Ta, Paul
  4. little-cars

    Razor saw

    JLC saw is the best one I've found by far. Resin blocks are what we originally brought them in for, before we found that they were great for plastic, and small metal pieces. The secret is to let it do the work and not twist the blades. There are two versions, the standard saw plus a spare blade Standard jlc saw And the full set with two spare blades and a set of spacers so you do parallel cuts JLC Anniversary set They also produce three jigs to go with the saw, one for round sections and a small & large jig for square sections that give you three pre-set cutting angles For circular sections For rectangular sections For larger rectangular sections Paul
  5. little-cars

    Scottish Nationals 2018

    Getting the Van for the show on Thursday, hoping for a good run up this year. Will pack all that we can, have a few special offers on some new lines........ Looking forwards to a Great Show. Paul modellingtools.co.uk
  6. little-cars

    Milton Keynes Show

    Modellingtools.co.uk will have a few specials for the show on Sunday.. We should be in our normal place, main hall , far wall as you walk in. Hope to see some of you on Sunday. Paul
  7. little-cars

    AS-18 Compressor Problem

    Four years is a good age for a chinese compressor, I usually assume 2 years. Probably time to buy a new one, my guess is that it'll probably cost more to repair it than to buy a replacement. Paul
  8. little-cars

    The Forum, Norwich, Sat 28th April, 2018

    Sounds good, hope the day goes well. I just wish it wan't the same weekend as the Scottish Nationals ! Paul
  9. little-cars

    Cosford show

    Maybe I'll have to start stocking them !
  10. little-cars

    What weights do people use for tail sitters?

    We sell 200g bottles of steel shot for weighting models down. Have had a bit of a run on them recently. Liquid Steel 200g Ta, Paul
  11. little-cars

    Compressor Leak

    Try PTFE tape ( about £1 a roll) wrap it around the thread to seal it. Paul
  12. little-cars

    0.5mm Airbrush Recommendations Sought

    Not that cheap over here these days list price is £125 these days and spare nozzles are £25. Paul
  13. little-cars

    Continuous Air Flow

    Ok, you have a fairly basic starter set & have broken the nozzle. First point of call is to go back to the brush supplier and ask for a new nozzle, they shouldn't cost much if they stock them. If you can't get one then I would go for a cheap brush, if it'll probably be another Chinese one, use it till it or the compressor dies, then buy a more capable sparmax setup. Paul
  14. little-cars

    AK Interactive Paints

    We sell a lot of Mig Ammo paints, no problems, just use their thinner and retarder and you shouldn't have a problem. Paul
  15. little-cars

    Upgrading nozzle/cap

    Would agree with that, ours are still £19.00 https://www.modellingtools.co.uk/air-cap-015-02-mm--infinity-126783-3486-p.asp Paul