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  1. The problem with pulling the needle forwards is that the new needles have an etched back end that could damage the O rings by chipping bits of the O ring away, or filling the entry air hole can get full of paint if you pull the needle forwards & let paint get in the front of the brush. Personally I always take them out the back of the brush, but it's personal choice. Paul
  2. Drop me a line info@little-cars.co.uk. There are a number if quick release connectors available, depending on the fittings you have & what you want to achieve. We usually have them all in stock. Paul, modellingtools.co.uk
  3. If you have a glass window that is handily placed, then you can get a sheet of glass/Perspex with the right sized hole cut in it. Then put a louvered front on the outside to keep insects etc on the outside when it's not in use. Paul
  4. We have sold a number of people a setup and it works OK. It looks like the compressor has a 1/8th output coming out and an adapter to a 1/4 fitting for the hose you have. All you need are the same two connectors that you have on the other end of the hose duplicated A £4 male quick release to screw onto the compressor output and a hose connector the 6mm clear hose ( (£9). Cut the old connector off the compressor end of the hose. slip the locking collar over the hose. Push the pointy bit at the back of the quick release adapter into the hose & screw the locking nut up. Doesn't need to be very tight. Paul
  5. We are all different and one companies approach to the brush will suit some a different one for other people. The Sparmax brushes I would look at the Max-4 , traditional airbrush 0.4mm nozzle, 7ml paint cup . Gives you a brush for larger area and preset handle on the back. The other is the Sparmax GP-35. o.35mm nozzle, side fed cups. It's a trigger brush with an amazing range from fine detail to reasonable area work, & has a preset handle at the back. Very simple to use pull the trigger back until you feel resistance, this opens the air valve, then pull it more to start the paint flowing. There are also larger nozzle versions 0.5 & 0.7mm. Paul Sparmax GP-35 Sparmax Max-4
  6. Looks like £190 with 30 paints on amazon at the moment. Sounds a bit steep to me and you probably won't use all the paints. Separately £65 for the brush, £10 to £20 for the hose depending on spec. Then you can buy the paints you need,..... Paul
  7. Hi, First check that the nozzle isn't cross threaded or has paint in the threads Then check the O ring is on the nozzle. ,Check the nozzle is fully screwed into the brush. If are still getting air escaping I would try some airbrush lubricant or sewing machine oil on the thread of the air cap to seal the gaps the front of the brush. Paul
  8. Yes no problem : https://www.modellingtools.co.uk/quick-release-27mm-to-18-m--for-18th-hose-104403-3554-p.asp Paul
  9. The one on the Infinity is a 1/8th connection on the brush and a 2.7mm on the other end. There is a choice of quick release adaptors. Standard connector for a 1/8th hose: H&S 1/8th Quick release. With an air regulator https://www.modellingtools.co.uk/quick-release-27mm-air-regulator-18th-male-thread-for-hs-iwata-hose-104703-3555-p.asp
  10. It is, but the Ultra brush is a simplified entry level brush to keep the price down, but using the same needles & nozzles as the main Evolution & Infinity range.
  11. The standard preset handle(123573) will sort of work on the Ultra. You need to unscrew the limiter all the way out. The ultra is shorter at the back end compared with the other brushes, so you need to make sure you don't force the needle through the nozzle when fitting it to the ultra. I haven't tried it yet, but you could possibly add the the rear handle extension which should extent everything so it would work OK. Handle extension Evolution or Infinity 126803 (modellingtools.co.uk) Paul
  12. Sounds like you need to change the needle O ring. Part 7A in the attached parts diagram. https://airbrushes.com/parts_info.php?cPath=400_403_1_9_46&products_id=1850
  13. Yes we stock them and normally supply one and cleaning brushes with the airbrush. PN 128990 They are a yellow plastic cap you put over the airbrush to force the air into the brush to mix paint or help to clean the brush. A little cheaper than the £3.20 that badger charge for a rubber cap. When we charge it's £0.30 If anyone needs one send me an SAE and I'll drop one in the post. The address is under contact on the home page of the website H&S Yellow cap Paul
  14. The only thing I would say if you are having problems is to stick to the manufacturers products. And use the thinner and retarder that the manufacturer recommends for each paint range. Vallejo paint doesn't generally doesn't like solvents, it can gel the paint a little and it can collect in the nozzle and could be part of the problem you are having with the Evolution. Paul
  15. What are the problems you are having with the Evolution?? Which nozzle sets are you using ??? Paints, thinners cleaners? The brush that is suitable depends on what you are using it for... Subjects, paints, thinner etc as well are you looking for a brush for fine detail, or camo or overall coverage ???? etc... Paul
  16. Me to, should have asked Mat Irvine if I could sit in to one of their catch ups, too late now ! I have had a play with Arthur's typewriter that the original 2001 script was typed on while no one was around !
  17. With everything else going on I'd forgotten about her death, never did get to meet her, or Patrick Moore, or Arthur C Clarke.
  18. So bits of everything, from fine details to area work. I would suggest something like this: https://www.modellingtools.co.uk/airbrushing-set-br--harder-and-steenbeck-ultra-2in1-02mm04mm-nozzles---2ml-5ml-paint-cups-12695-p.asp The compressor is made by sparmax quiet, runs constantly when switched on, has a pressure regulator and hose in the box. The airbrush is a Harder & Steenbeck Ultra, their beginners brush, but uses the same needles & nozzles as the rest of the range. It has a 2ml and 5ml paint cup and a fine 0.2mm and are 0.4mm nozzle set. There are also the other bits you will need to get started, face mask, cleaning pot/desktop stand, Vallejo airbrush cleaner cleaning brushes and get you started DVD. Airbrush and compressor both have a 2 year warranty & we hold spares for the brush. Price is £235 plus £12 postage
  19. Hi, Extractor should be OK as long as you don't put solvents through it. As for the airbrush.... what are you going to be painting? Subject, area work, fine detail etc.. Paul
  20. Have you visually checked the inside of the nozzle for any paint gells moving around and blocking the nozzle ? Paul
  21. I would send it back for a refund and get something that is fit for purpose. There are a number of people on here that can advise you what to buy depending on the budget you have, what you are looking to be painting & the paint you are using. Paul
  22. This hose system is very flexible in configuration, there are a number of different connectors that can be put on the 6mm clear hose including quick disconnect fittings and you can have a hose up to 100metres long if needed, the fittings on the end of your hose are pushed into the hose and secured by a locking nut, this allows you to cut the hose down to the length you need. Your moisture trap will normally collect the vast majority of moisture, but in hot humid weather it can get past the trap and get in the hose and condense there. At the moment putting the hose outside straight should help the moisture evaporate with the Suns help.
  23. Strange, I have reports from people who have had flashback fires from them.
  24. Hi, The best one around really is the Graphic air / Benchvent A300S-D https://www.modellingtools.co.uk/graphicair-a300s-d--plus-spare-filter-offer-11996-p.asp It has a sealed motor so flammable liquids can be used, a large roughly A2 sized filter and a 2metre hose (longer on request) to vent the particles and gasses out of the room. It also has a life time warranty. I have had mine for more than 20 years, they are made to order in the UK. If you make your own and don't use a suitable motor, then your house insurance would not cover you if there was a flashback fire. This is usually the same with the cheap Chinese extractors. Check the instructions before you buy. Just read the paints you will be using, you really need a good extractor and the right sort of face mask. Paul
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