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Jeff Ital

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  1. My buddy seems to think it was stencils over markings, so I'll go with that. Thanks for the duct-tape tip. Worked perfectly. I was afraid it was going to pull up some paint, but no worries.
  2. So, i got it under a magnifier, and the tip is off center, and is dragging along the nozzle in some cases. Further, it wiggles when I pull the trigger back and/or push it forward. A gentleman at Iwata said that the needle being off center is not an issue, since the needle is merely a means to allow the paint to flow out of the nozzle. Is this true? I was under the impression that paint flows off the end of the needle, otherwise, why would tip-dry matter?
  3. I'm building the new Academy F-4B, which comes with a metric crap-ton of maintenance stencils. I also picked up Impact Decals VMFA 531 set to model my buddy's aircraft from Vietnam. The impact set comes with huge Stars & Bars, much bigger than the navy version that comes with the kit, and covers a decent area where the stencils would otherwise go. Would the stencils have been painted over the Stars & Bars, or vice-versa? Further, I've only just realized that I applied the Stars & Bars UPSIDE DOWN on the bottom. I have a spare, but how would I get the old one up? It's been micro-so
  4. Perfect! I just shot Ed a message. Excactly what I was looking for, then I won't be locked into a Hasegawa kit (might still go that way, I hadn't decided, but now I possibly have options). Thanks! Jeff Ital
  5. So, my next project is probably going to be an F-14A, and my buddy wants me to do the Jolly Rogers' scheme. A bit cliche, I know, but I've secretly wanted to do it for a while, too. Heh. In any case, I can't find any decals, and I *cannot* believe that no one is producing any. Who/what/where am I missing? TIA Jeff Ital
  6. Any ideas on this? I wonder if this is my whole problem. I've been happily spraying along with my Paasche VL, but like I said, the air pressure seems much higher coming out of the nozzle.
  7. What about their 'airbrush medium'? Does that contain slow-dri, too? Description says: "The proper blend of binder and flow agents that improve airbrush performance" Just wondering if it could be an all-in-one solution, thinner and retarder. http://www.amazon.com/Liquitex-Acrylic-Airbrush-Medium-oz/dp/B001US2NQA/ref=pd_luc_sim_02_03_t_lh?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  8. Here's another thing: I hoooked my Paasche air hose and AB back up yesterday. For any given pressure set on my regulator, the air coming out of the Paasche feels like the metaphorical fire hose, to the Iwata's garden hose. I don't know if it's a function of the hose or the brush, just seems strange, as 30PSI would feel like 30PSI, regardless of the brush. The system is air leak-free.
  9. I dunno. Perhaps I'll just go back to my Paasche VL. I got this one because I wanted a gravity feed brush. I never had any issues with the Paasche and any of the paints/thinners I use, other than the funky angle of the paint cup, which is irritating. Not sure that it's worth the headache to keep fiddling with this one.
  10. Yep, 10 all the way up to 35 or so. I was just playing with it again trying Vallejo Model Air medium green on a piece of paper. no love. The lines just taper off, and sometimes come and go, inconsistent flow. However, I did wind up with bubbles in my color cup. I wasn't able to reproduce it with soap/water. I've got the nozzle cap sealed with teflon tape, so I don't know where it could be coming from.
  11. Oh, it'll shoot a lovely stream of water. Even Vallejo's model air will do it, even if I thin it. Needle moves fine, too.
  12. Doesn't seem to matter how thin or what I thin with, but yes, I'm using acrylics, Vallejo and Tamiya.
  13. OK, so I bought a Neo a while back. No matter what I do, how thin I make the paint, what pressure I spray at, the brush *always* sprays good to start with, then gradually tapers off to nothing (if I keep the trigger in the same position). I can't even make a line 6 inches long without it clogging up on me. I just tried to shoot some black Vallejo Model Color, thinned 50/50 with water (and I've tried with Future and Windex, too), shot at 20 PSI, and it stopped on me. Same thing with Tamiya white cut with Tamiya thinner the other night. Usually, I can get it to go again, briefly (for 3 or 4 se
  14. I'm not having any luck. He did crash his F4 sometime around '66 or '67 in NC when he was at Cherry Point and jacked his back up when he ejected. I found a list of ejections online, but many of them don't have any info other than the date, etc.... would there be any official records of that kept somewhere that I'm just not finding?
  15. Where would I get decal paper? Wouldn't the ink run as soon as you dip it in water?
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