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offog

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I have started to do more airbrush work beyond the undercoating. Watched a very good youtube on Vallejo primer and following that I have had no problems with it covering or sticking to the surface like I had with the Roland.

My problem now is how to load the paint cup without wasting paint. Using enamels I put the paint in with a pipet but large amounts slowly run out and get wasted. Is there a better way?
 

ches

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Seeing as model shops are closing, that might be an option. It had never occurred to me before.
There are few excellent FB groups were kit swaps, exchanges, cheap deals are available. Many decent blokes on them who will just charge postage for something they've had in a stash for donkeys years.
Tbh i'm not sure how useful a dedicated thread would be as opposed to just posting in this here MM thread.
 
Seeing as model shops are closing, that might be an option. It had never occurred to me before.
but it's not all good news, her skill at finding me kits in charity shops has a negative side, she sneaks in things like this... I mean what the hell is that for crying out loud!


the conversation went like this...

What the hell is that thing?

it's a Duck

why is it wearing boots?

it was only £3, what do you think we can do with it?

take it back. Where did you get it?

the same charity shop as your Airfix kits.

(needless to say, it's going to a good cause)
 
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daz

LE
but it's not all good news, her skill at finding me kits in charity shops has a negative side, she sneaks in things like this... I mean what the hell is that for crying out loud!


the conversation went like this...

What the hell is that thing?

it's a Duck

why is it wearing boots?

it was only £3, what do you think we can do with it?

take it back. Where did you get it?

the same charity shop as your Airfix kits.

(needless to say, it's going to a good cause)
Good bargin, normally they are around £25-£30 at the various lifestyle shows/markets etc
 

daz

LE
There are few excellent FB groups were kit swaps, exchanges, cheap deals are available. Many decent blokes on them who will just charge postage for something they've had in a stash for donkeys years.
Tbh i'm not sure how useful a dedicated thread would be as opposed to just posting in this here MM thread.
The ideas been mooted before, but never went anywhere
 

daz

LE
I have started to do more airbrush work beyond the undercoating. Watched a very good youtube on Vallejo primer and following that I have had no problems with it covering or sticking to the surface like I had with the Roland.

My problem now is how to load the paint cup without wasting paint. Using enamels I put the paint in with a pipet but large amounts slowly run out and get wasted. Is there a better way?
Run out of the airbrush? or left over after spraying?
 

daz

LE
Hi all. It's been a busy few months and the weather has been far too nice to get any modelling done recently but I managed to paint this chap up yesterday to get myself back in. Drummer of the 13th (Somerset) Regt during the War of 1812. Yellow is a bastard colour to paint anyway and I had a lot of head-scratching trying to work out what on earth filemot yellow actually is! The figure is 40mm from Old Glory I think. It had been kicking around in a drawer for a couple of years.

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I won't of been the only person to have googled what "filemot yellow" was....still none the wiser as to the colour :)

Looks cracking BTW
 
I won't of been the only person to have googled what "filemot yellow" was....still none the wiser as to the colour :)

Looks cracking BTW
Thanks mate. And quite! Dead leaf apparently. Doesn't really narrow it down much does it?
 

offog

LE
Run out of the airbrush? or left over after spraying?
Gets left in the pipette. As it's coated the inside, when you pump to get rid of it the pressure has gone so it just runs down the side.
 

daz

LE

daz

LE
Gets left in the pipette. As it's coated the inside, when you pump to get rid of it the pressure has gone so it just runs down the side.
If its acrylic, some warm water can be used to flush it out, enamel.... well, you're buggered :) I cant think of anything that would stop it, have you ever thought about using empty (clean) acrylic bottles instead?
 

offog

LE
If its acrylic, some warm water can be used to flush it out, enamel.... well, you're buggered :) I cant think of anything that would stop it, have you ever thought about using empty (clean) acrylic bottles instead?
Now that's an idea. The question really is, what is the best way to load enamel into the cup.
 

Helm

MIA
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Book Reviewer
If its acrylic, some warm water can be used to flush it out, enamel.... well, you're buggered :) I cant think of anything that would stop it, have you ever thought about using empty (clean) acrylic bottles instead?
Cellulose thinner should do it
 

daz

LE
Now that's an idea. The question really is, what is the best way to load enamel into the cup.
use a pipette then bin it :)
 
Now here's a different subject for you modellers. Just watched a film on the Smithsonian Channel,
Gun Trucks of Vietnam.
The Transport Company's in Vietnam, took a dozen or so 5 tonne trucks. Up Armoured them and used them for convoy escort work. The supply convoys were continually ambushed, one crew member was awarded Posthumously the Congressional Medal of Honour.
Make a interesting subject for someone.
 

Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
Now here's a different subject for you modellers. Just watched a film on the Smithsonian Channel,
Gun Trucks of Vietnam.
The Transport Company's in Vietnam, took a dozen or so 5 tonne trucks. Up Armoured them and used them for convoy escort work. The supply convoys were continually ambushed, one crew member was awarded Posthumously the Congressional Medal of Honour.
Make a interesting subject for someone.
Did the same more recently in sandy places, too.
 
Did the same more recently in sandy places, too.
i seem to remember reading an article about US troops in Baghdad shortly after the invasion who were nicking manhole covers and having them welded to the sides of their unarmoured trucks in an effort to add protection
 
Now here's a different subject for you modellers. Just watched a film on the Smithsonian Channel,
Gun Trucks of Vietnam.
The Transport Company's in Vietnam, took a dozen or so 5 tonne trucks. Up Armoured them and used them for convoy escort work. The supply convoys were continually ambushed, one crew member was awarded Posthumously the Congressional Medal of Honour.
Make a interesting subject for someone.
Et voila.

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