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nheather

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  1. Don’t think I am mixing anything up. I’m comparing two triggers that fit the Eclipse. Why would I even stop to discuss one tgat doesn’t fit. There are two triggers that fit the Eclipse IWS-6121 : the standard one IWS-6123 : the so-called taller one What I’m reporting back is that there is very little height between the two. Cheers, Nigel
  2. Will sort some photos out, probably not until tomorrow now though when there is some decent light. But think you will be disappointed. The Eclipse Kustom trigger is near identical to the standard Eclipse trigger. The business end, where your finger gies is the same shape, size and trigger. There is a little extra material underneath the Kustom trigger pad - that may be where it gets the ‘extra’ height from. Cheers, Nigel
  3. £15.67 including postage - from graphicair.com - not enough to die in a ditch over but enough to be a little irritated. It’s on my brush now so I’ll probably leave it there. Cheers, Nigel
  4. Well the tall trigger arrived - waste of money. And I’m not saying that beacuse although taller it didn’t really improve the feel - if that had been the case I would have considered it a worthwhile experiment. No, it is because it is barely any taller that it makes any difference. At first I thought they had sent the standard trigger but I rechecked the part number and it is correct. And then comparing the two carefully, it is taller but only by about 1mm - so little difference and for me they may as well be the same trigger. Bit disappointed with Iwata to be honest, to call it a taller trigger and list it as a spare part for the Eclipse CS is a little misleading. I suppose they would argue that it is taller, and they are right, but only by a smidge. Maybe seasoned professionals could feel a difference but I doubt that many of us could. I’ll try and get some pictures up later, but for anyone thinking to do the same, don’t bother, save your pennies for better things. Cheers, Nigel
  5. nheather

    The New Doctor Who - NO SPOILERS PLEASE!

    Restart the rumour mill. Series 12 has slipped back to 2020 again. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46501393 Cheers, Nigel
  6. The trigger on its own you mean. You won’t find them yet. The kickstarter only finished a few weeks ago and is trying to get brushes out to investors in December. The company has said that some time after the kickstarter customers have been sorted out the new style needles and triggers will be made available as standard spares. I’ve noticed in this month’s Airfix magazine H&S are already advertising the new needles on their standard products even before the kickstarter investors have got their’s - I imagine their will be unhappiness if the general public get in first. But realistically I suspect we are a few months off seeing the needles and triggers available as spares. If you are talking about buying one of the custom brushes then the kickstarter page is still allowing late pledges. Cheers, Nigel
  7. Element Games / Cult of Paint / Harder and Steenbeck have just done a kickstarter for customised Evolution and Infinity models. One of the key improvements, is a taller sculpted trigger, which will eventually be available for retrofitting to the standard H&S brushes. Details of the kickstarter is here So may be worth keeping an eye out to see if that will improve the comfort of your Infinity. HEALTH WARNING - clearly the kickstarter is not goung to say anything but good about the new design. But I watched a Youtube video this morning about a miniature painters opinion on the ‘best’ brush and he had been given one of the customised Evolutions to try without any strings. He did rate it but said he wasn’t sure about the trigger design himself as it is designed on the basis that your trigger finger comes straight down the length of the brush rather than slightly to the side. He said that it would have been better if it was angled by a few degrees - but I guess they didn’t want to do that as it would make the trigger left or right handed and they wanted it to be reversible. Cheers, Nigel
  8. It’s a standard Iwata part: IWS-6123 So any Iwata spares dealer - I used graphicair.com as they are a little cheaper than the main distributer airbrushes.com. Postage costs (for such a tiny part) with them both is high, but airbrushes.com particularly eyewatering at over £5 to send an envelope weighing a few grammes. No improvement in the pad, just a longer arm. Cheers, Nigel
  9. So, just done an experiment. Stuck a blob of blu-tak on top of the trigger to lift my finger position. Not perfect but felt better, so have bitten the bullet and ordered the taller trigger. I’ll let you know what I think when it turns up later in the week. Cheers, Nigel
  10. I think it is exactly that, the air guide seems to fit nicely in my hand. Are you saying that you find the taller trigger helps for you? Cheers, Nigel
  11. Yes ‘ve seen that but it looks like it turns it more into a pistol grip type. I originally started out with an Iwata TR - I had tried one and initially liked it but after a little time decided I preferred to hold the brush like a pencil for detail work. Cheers, Nigel
  12. I have an Iwata Eclipse CS which I bought following many recommendations. Now let me make it clear first, I extremely happy with the airbrush, it performs just as good as I had been told. BUT - and this may be down to my anatonmy, but I find it a little uncomfortable to hold. I can use it, but it does sit naturally in my hand, with my finger on the trigger and able to move the trigger through full movement. My other airbrushes, an Iwata HP-B-Plus for detail and a Sparmax DH-125 for large jobs and primer are very comfortable by comparison. Anyone find this and is so, any tips. Would the taller trigger help or would that just make matters worse because my finger would have further to move. Anything else that you have tried? Cheers, Nigel
  13. nheather

    BBC Drama headline (didn't believe it!)

    Bloomin Martians, coming over here, stealing our jobs, jumping to the front of the council house queue, claiming benefits for the ficticious wife and kids living back on Mars. "The Martians came in peace - it wasn't guns or bombs that destroyed the Martians, it wasn't even the microscopic germs - it was the Brexiteers." Taken from the BBC version. Cheers, Nigel
  14. nheather

    BBC Drama headline (didn't believe it!)

    I also think it is a price thing. Victorian uniforms and equipment would have been much more expensive to present, WW1 a lot cheaper especially given all the anniversary dramas that have been made over the last four years. Cheers, Nigel
  15. nheather

    BBC Drama headline (didn't believe it!)

    The book was set in 1900. Khaki uniforms were introduced in 1902. Scenes look to be Edwardian or even Georgian rather than Victorian. My money is on Poldark's wife being the main character - Expect lots of PC elements. Cheers, Nigel
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