Paint & Tools Tools, materials etc thread

maguire

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offog

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All of the gear but no effing idea.
I was thinking the other day that I have reached financial independence (kids gone, mortgage paid) that I can buy anything that takes my fancy. Competently using it is another question and I feel I have now entered the above class.
 

maguire

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on the subject of brushes, persusing my local Hobbycraft the other week I noticed their main line of 'good' paintbrushes are Daler Rowney branded - picked up a set of 4 for £10 - haven't tried them yet but they seem to be quite well regarded - wandering through Poundland on Monday they had twin brush sets on the shelves - so picked up a few more. you can't argue at 50p a brush now can you?
 

Helm

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on the subject of brushes, persusing my local Hobbycraft the other week I noticed their main line of 'good' paintbrushes are Daler Rowney branded - picked up a set of 4 for £10 - haven't tried them yet but they seem to be quite well regarded - wandering through Poundland on Monday they had twin brush sets on the shelves - so picked up a few more. you can't argue at 50p a brush now can you?
You can when said brush sheds hair all over your paint finish, test them on scrap first after giving them a good wash in soapy water first.
 

maguire

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maguire

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Let us know how you get on

yeah...you know how I said I was going to dip my toe back in the water with that Snowspeeder from Star Wars??

**gestures at large stack of boxes marked tamiya, airfix, ICM, italeri and hobbyboss**

**gestures again at around £200 worth of paint and tools**

**hangs head**
 

Helm

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yeah...you know how I said I was going to dip my toe back in the water with that Snowspeeder from Star Wars??

**gestures at large stack of boxes marked tamiya, airfix, ICM, italeri and hobbyboss**

**gestures again at around £200 worth of paint and tools**

**hangs head**
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maguire

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I've been looking at airbrush sets, but it's just not feasible where I am right now with the amount of space I have on and around my desk. I can get away with rattlecans but not really much else.
 

maguire

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Daz

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I've been looking at airbrush sets, but it's just not feasible where I am right now with the amount of space I have on and around my desk. I can get away with rattlecans but not really much else.
A small non airtank version might do the job for you
 
Can anyone recommend a hand vice or clamp for small components?
 

maguire

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A small non airtank version might do the job for you

it's not so much the footprint of the compressor as the area I have to work in, if that makes sense. at least as long as I'm living in the place I am currently. and a lot of the reviews of the non-tank models - even the name brands - don't fill me with confidence.
 

Fang_Farrier

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I would appear to have accumulated rather more instruments over the years than I first thought.

PM if you would like to try some for modelling
 

Smeggers

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Mrs Slocombe

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I want to get one of these Optivisor thingies

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I can see cheapass ones with plastic lenses, and ones with glass lenses. Anyone got a recommendation?
 

Helm

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I want to get one of these Optivisor thingies

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I can see cheapass ones with plastic lenses, and ones with glass lenses. Anyone got a recommendation?
Try and borrow one first, I gave mine away as I couldn't get on with it. What I did do, was visit my opticians and held a figure where I usually hold it when painting and got a pair of glasses for that focal length
 

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