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DougE

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  1. DougE

    Deck painting

    How does everyone paint the decking on their model ships? I've got an older Academy kit from the 90's of the Titanic and never painted wood decking. Any techniques to make the plastic decking look good? Thanks, Doug
  2. DougE

    1/48 Hasegawa CF-18A

    Man that's nice...like to get my hands on a kit to build one as well :D
  3. DougE

    Desert finish

    I'm after the samething with my Tamiya's Panzer IIIL.
  4. DougE

    Centurion help,

    Hey all, I'm looking for a model of the British Centurion, preferably the earlier version. Wanting one as when I'm done my Soviet T-55 I would like to build the Centurion to sit beside it...adversaries if WWIII ever took off at the time. Anyone know of any companies that build them? I didn't see any on Tamiya and I thought AFV had one too...but didn't see any either. Thanks, Doug
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    Full Aribrush Cleaning

    Thanks for the info guys. I appreciate it. Question though. Would using CRC or WD40 cause any issues with painting though?
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    Full Aribrush Cleaning

    When it comes time to do a full break down and give your airbrush a good full cleaning, what's a good cleaner to use? Is an ultrasonic cleaner a good idea? Thanks, Doug
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    Cleaning airbrush

    I'm curious to this as well. What other good cleaners are out there that are easily accessible for cleaning the airbrush? Doug
  8. DougE

    Badger 105 question,

    Will check to see if the needle is set properly. Thanks Doug
  9. DougE

    Badger 105 question,

    Hey all, A few weeks ago, I picked up a Badger 105 Patriot airbrush. Now, first off, it's been about 5 years since I've used a dual action, my first one was a Paasche VLS...cratered about 5 years ago. So now I've got the Badger 105. I was using it last night, playing around with it, trying to get a feel for it at different pressures...mainly 10-15psi (as recommended by Badger), up to 20psi and down to 5 psi. One thing I noticed when I was between 15-20psi, and sometimes even at 10psi, when I pressed down on the trigger to get airflow, the paint would come out before pulling back on it. That doesn't seem right to me at all. So I cleaned it out, tried again and got the same results. Paint I was using was Vallejo Model Air. 10 drops of paint, 4 drops of thinner. Second attempt was 10 drops paint to 2 drops thinner. I know VMA is supposed to be prethinned for airbrush use, but I've found that it helps with a little extra. Any suggestions as too what I could be doing wrong? Paint maybe too thin? Thanks, Doug
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    Suggestions please,

    Again...awesome stuff guys...thanks, Doug
  11. DougE

    Suggestions please,

    Thanks for the advice
  12. DougE

    Suggestions please,

    It's been a number of years since I built a model plane, but I'm about to start on building a 1/48 Hasegawa F-18 into a CF-18 and have a couple of questions. 1- When it comes to assembling the cockpit, would it be better to prime the interior before applying colours to it? 2- Panel shading. Never done this before. Is it best to practice on another work piece before hand? I do have an airbrush...Badger 105 Patriot, Compressor and so on. I do have Tamiya, Testor MM Acrylics, Vallejo Model Air for paints. Thanks, Doug
  13. DougE

    CF-18 B

    Nicely done. Sure makes me want to jump on my CF-18 model, just waiting for a tool to come in. Accidentally purchased the F-18C, so just a change on the tail and I'll be good to go :D Doug
  14. Just not enough time due too busy lifestyle and I would like to see these kits go to a home where they will get built. Tamiya 1/35 Chieftain Mk V with after market skirts and 2 piece thermal barrel. All parts accounted for. Asking $40.00 USD My link My link Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III L. No after market parts, all parts accounted for. Asking $30.00 My link If interested please let me know where what state/province, zip/postal code is...this is for shipping purposes. I do live in Western Canada. Overseas, I might be able too, but I think the cost of shipping might be too high. Thanks, Doug
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