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  1. Ooh, I like the way this looks!
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    Spraying greenhouse windows

    That's not needed. If you're switching from one paint chemistry to another, do ensure the airbrush is very clean so you avoid adverse interactions. Having written that, I do use 2 airbrushes, but that's based on coverage. I use an airbrush with a 0.5mm tip for priming, base coats, and clear coats and another with a 0.3mm tip for detail painting.
  3. The canopy sections are cut apart, but not quite finished. I need to separate the front fixed and sliding parts, and then clean up all the edges. I do like the way the center sections will all stack! Also fixed up the tires. The "tread" didn't cross the center, so I fixed the missing middle with my JLC.
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    Spraying greenhouse windows

    The safest approach to thin for airbrushing is to use the paint manufacturer's paint thinner. For Tamiya acrylics, that means their thinner. Don't use other thinners until you know what correct thinning looks like and what other thinners might be appropriate for the paint's chemistry. For cleaning your airbrush, hardware store lacquer thinner is cheap and effective. But don't use in for thinning paint!
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    CD144015 - 1/144 B-36 Peacemaker

    Woohoo!!! You totally rock, Kursad!
  6. Bravo! THAT is truly AWESOME!
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    Badger Velocity Airbrush clogged?

    I have 2x tips and needles for both of my airbrushes in the repair kit. They really incapacitate the airbrush when they fail. I check the tip and needle under good magnification during periodic full strip and cleaning sessions.
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    Badger Velocity Airbrush clogged?

    Take a look at the troubleshooting page on Don's Airbrush Tips. But a thorough cleaning is probably in order.
  9. Thanks. It took some planning and masking. I'm quite happy with the result.
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    History of US Navy ID markings article in FSM

    Congrats! I'll have to take a look at those issues.
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    T-45C Conversion from Revell Kit

    Dang! I see this took quite some time to complete, but it's awesome! Good thing I'm comfortable with my comparatively schlock modeling skills... On the wing tip lights. It looks like you prepared the lights, attached them to the wing tip, faired them in, and then masked them to continue on with finishing. Is that right?
  12. Thanks! I tried to get that rear to work. Thought about just gluing it in place and doing some shaping, but it just wouldn't have worked. The front canopy had a good width, but it wasn't quite long enough, that is, it didn't make it all the way down to the rails. The only way it would have been just OK would be to leave the two sliding sections off. That was one of the intended configurations to show both canopies "open". The vac formed will be better. They'll fit, and I can show the 2 sliding section all stacked in the center. That will be a cool effect!
  13. Dang! Squadron and the USPS are on the ball. I ordered the vac canopies from Squadron on Friday morning--first order from them in years. I just received it this morning! It looks quite nice and definitely fixes the width issue. Will start working on this tonight. Of course, I need to redo the masking.
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    Voyager 1/48 Hasegawa

    Nice work!
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