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Nick Miller

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  1. Thanks for the suggestions. I've ordered several extra fine Grobet swiss pattern files. I'll report back with once I've had a chance to use them a bit.
  2. Yep, that's for one file. More specifically I'm looking at Grobet Swiss Pattern files. If this link works it will take you to Artco's Grobet needle file page: Grobet Needle Files at Artco
  3. The Excel set I have looks exactly like the one in the photo though my set came with fewer files.
  4. After looking into needle files a bit more I guess what I'd really like to know is how well Swiss Pattern Cut 4 and 6 files work on plastic. Cuts 4 and 6 are very fine and I think they would clog up a bit. They do tend to be expensive, ~$8 for the smallest needle files to around $14 for the larger needle files.
  5. Could you be hunching over or sitting oddly due to the shorter focal length of the Optivisor? Even with a light mine is very light.
  6. I'm trying to find some high quality files to replace my Excel files in a pencil case set. Specifically I'm trying to find a set with clean, sharp corners with a fine "grit". I tend to round off corners with sanding sticks and I think with the right file set I can step up my game a bit. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
  7. Finishing "Killer Rays" has motivated me to kickstart an old Tamiya 1/48 Skyray build. I'm thinking about picking up CMK's Detail Set but I can't find any useful info on it. I'm wondering if the cockpit is more accurate than their 1/72 scale set. They list control surfaces included in the set, does this include leading edge slats? And of course, how does it all fit? TIA, Nick
  8. I also have a question about the regulator's pressure gauge. My gauge has a maximum pressure reading of 60 psi. I never go much above 20 psi. I'd like to swap out the gauge with a 0-30 or 0-40 psi gauge. Is there any reason I couldn't just make the swap? Anything to watch out for?
  9. Their sale runs through Monday. I picked up a Harder Steenbeck Infinity 2 in 1 for the best price I've seen in a while. I did have to place a second order with chicagoairbrush for some bits that are not available at artsupply.
  10. I'm thinking of buying a Harder Steenbeck Infinity Solo airbrush but have a concern with the 0.15mm nozzle and how it will behave with Polly Scale acrylics. I thin the paint with a mixture of distilled water, Liquitex Flo Aid and Liquitex Retarder and usually have pretty good luck with my Iwata and its 0.35mm nozzle. I was wondering if anyone was shooting Polly Scale acrylics through a 0.15mm or so nozzle and would share their experience.
  11. ******** The EA-18G Upgrade set has been sold I have a Steel Beach EA-18G Upgrade set with Pods (SB177) for sale. $25 shipped in the US and $33 world wide. I can accept PayPal and money orders. ******** I also have Afterburner Decal's Super Bug Shockers EA-18G, 48-061 for sale, $13 shipped in the US, $16 world wide.
  12. Here's my $0.02 from 3 partially successful, and still unfinished, attempts at this conversion just in case it helps. In no particular order: 1) The main gear doors can be sanded almost flat without breaking through. To do it right you need to also take some curvature out of the skin panel just forward of the door. There's a bit of oil canning so if you want the door perfectly flat it will have to be backed up with styrene, epoxy or whatever. 2) The ammo door needs to be totally redone; sanded flat, rescribed and a vent and two latches added. I knocked out the whole panel and replaced it
  13. Those books were a godsend for broke history buffs, I've got a box full from the 70's. Amazon.com is bursting at the seams with them. If you do a search for Bantam War you will get hundreds of hits. You'll probably be able to find your favorites for pocket change + $3.99 shipping of course.
  14. In order: Optivisor UMM Razor Saw Hasegawa Scriber Tamiya Extra Thin Cement Blue Acryl Putty
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