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Ace Airspeed

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  1. I'm not concerned about the Chinese origin of my D3000, nor do I run multiple airbrushes. I have had no issues at all with my D3000 in the three years I've owned it. My low quality, Chinese made compressor works just fine...................
  2. I seriously considered one of these before I bought my D3000R. If it works as well as my D3000R does (and I have no doubt it does), then it's a winner.
  3. 30 years - 12 years active duty USAF, 16 years full time ANG, 2 years traditional Guard............avionics maintenance for most of it, 3 years in QA...........................retired as of TODAY! It feels great!
  4. You can get it at Home Depot, and it cuts into strips readily.
  5. Why not go with styrene strips, or even strips of aluminum tape? The Tamiya tape under Future might last, but there is no doubt about the styrene or aluminum tape.
  6. Good info here: http://apollosaturn.com/modeling/2005natsc...saturnvcode.htm I'm building the Monogram kit - but I'm going to display it as the full stack - not accurizing or even assembling the stage engines. I did, however order the Real Space CSM resin kit for the stack. The kit CSM and LES are a joke. http://realspacemodels.com/html/apopg.htm
  7. Thanks, folks! Here's some better shots outdoors: I'm currently building the Chariot to accompany this Pod.
  8. Hmmmmm........... I shoot my Alclad at about 15 to 20 PSI........................it dries almost on contact. I shoot thin, almost powdery coats.......................usually no more than two. I have never had a problem with tacky Alclad coats. From what I'm reading, you're putting on too many coats - especially if you're laying them on wet. Alclad II needs to go on nice and silky dry as you pass with the brush.
  9. Just my long years with it, but it's hard to go wrong with a Paasche H........................I have two that have been my workhorse brushes for over thirty years. They're very easy to use, and very easy to clean.
  10. Something is not right. I can shoot Alcald II over Tamiya primer that has dried for less than an hour - in dry conditions. The Alclad dries almost as soon as it hits the surface. Are you thinning or otherwise adding anything to the Alclad before you shoot it? Are you shooting the coat in very humid air? Are you shooting thin coats and working your way back? Alclad is pretty bulletproof and forgiving.........................I can't see how it can be tacky after 24 hours. I'm usually working with it within a half hour.
  11. Definitely not busting your chops here, Steve.............................just my eye............................ Your build looks absolutely great anyway you slice it.
  12. I use the Squadron white putty for quick, "Oh sh*t" situations where I need a small dot or crack filled quickly (as in the compressor is running and I missed something small).........................not for serious seam work.
  13. Great build, but I have a small sniggle with it....................... The heat shield strips on the CM look out of scale. From camera distance, the CM should look almost "polished chrome"...............with the striping only becoming evident closer up. Only a minor sniggle, man.....................................................your model looks great!
  14. Here's my first serioius kit after eighteen years of absence. The kit was fun and challenging. I relearned many things, and learned new things. This kit was built with the PGMS PE kit - wonderful!....and the TSDS orange vinyl panels.......less fun:
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