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Everything posted by ytsejam87

  1. All good! You and your wife have a good heart rescuing pets, i commend you both for that! Everything i have read has been "moisture traps closer to the airbrush are better". However, given an eye on the budget, I would try the bigger trap/regulator (two functions in one unit) first, and see if that setup sputters spraying onto newspaper. I would also try this on days of highest humidity, to see what happens. If the trap/regulator doesn't work, you can either limit your paint times to when it is drier, or add the trap that attaches to the airbrush. I live in "amish country" here in PA, which, i am sure does not have anywhere close to the humidity of the Philippines. So, with my advice goes the caveat, "your mileage may vary'!
  2. What Mstor said! Plus, to help out even more, inline after my compressor and before my airbrush lines, I have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/PointZero-Airbrush-Compressor-Regulator-Water-Trap/dp/B004KNAHF6/ref=sr_1_8?crid=15R15EZ5IMUBB&keywords=iwata+moisture+trap&qid=1555345352&s=gateway&sprefix=iwata+moisture+%2Cbeauty%2C144&sr=8-8 then on my airbrush hose before the quick disconnect, I have the iwata version of what mstor posted (it was part of my iwata eclipse purchase at hobby lobby here in the states) https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Model-Kits/Airbrushes/HP-CS-Eclipse-Airbrush-Kit/p/848. Placing the QD on the output side of the hand held moisture trap allows me to swap airbrushes for different applications. my eclipse for fine painting, and my neo (with a 0.5 needle set)for single coat thicker paints like duracote. Sorry, didn't mean to seem stingy. I know i mentioned to photograph my setup, but given my work area, I cannot get a decent picture. I will try again to take a snapshot.
  3. Anthony, I agree completely that having the driest air is the best. Water traps(the way that I do it), a vapor condenser (as you mention), or alternate gas sources like a CO2 or Nitrogen tank are all good ways to mitigate the slop. 👍
  4. Anthony, Indeed, I read your earlier (from april 1) comment the way you just explained your point. However, I think the comment(habu2, correct me if I am wrong), was more of a comment on semantics. The moisture (water vapor, humidity...and so on) was already there, as part of the ambient air, so it couldn't have been "created" (by the compressor). JoeB
  5. Yes sir! Fortunately, I work in Maryland, and enjoy ~.20 cent per gallon break on gasoline when i fill up there. My only (very slight) concern about the tax is that an amount of the tax is used to fund the PA State Police. Yes, they do a wonderful job patrolling our highways here in the keystone state, but they ARE (way) more than traffic cops here. For those that cannot afford a police department, the State Police are used providing that coverage. it will be interesting to see what kind of taxing system will be put in place here in the USA for road maintenance post Internal Combustion Engine (if that day ever does come). Perhaps a separate tax "meter" in place for those who charge their vehicles at home will be put in place, by law, in addition to taxes at public charging stations, or an additional vehicle life tax at the time of purchae put in place to "generate that revenue NOW". The decline in (fuel)tax revenues WILL be made up.
  6. Rod, Your dilemma is a bit more complicated now. Others, my purchase from Lockheed2004 went superbly. Quick shipping and quality packing. Wonderful transaction.
  7. According to scalemates, it is.
  8. I am using my neo CN to shoot primers, as well as duracoat. I found it ok for this application. I was able to snag it NIB for 25.00 from a person exiting the hobby, selling it here on ARC. The CN comes with a .35 needle, and only a .5 needle is optional (std on the siphon feed neo BCN). ref: https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/neo-for-iwata I truly love my iwata eclipse HP-CS. It is also available at hobby lobby. I purchased mine there, using their 40% discount (at the time, applicable to this airbrush) It also comes standard with a .35 needle, (with, again, an optional .5 needle, also available in the siphon feed eclipse). It is much easier to clean than the neo, and I notice that for modeling, it is more than capable and (IMHO) better than the neo. ref: https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/iwata-eclipse-hp-cs-review
  9. I find this thread fascinating. I have been exposed to more 'inside baseball" about the scale plastic modeling industry than in most years combined by this one thread (thanks goes to all of of the ARC community for this). Sure there are some a$$-hat comments, of which one or two could be attributable to me, but overall, it has been quite educational. I do understand when things get political, the thread (deservedly so) gets a "go sit in the corner" moment. And I fully support when a 'industry parter" asks, that the thread is re-opened. Hopefully it will stay that way until the kit is released. Indeed, it is just a plastic kit, but when we see the promise that was delivered with the MiG-31, a number of us that had put faith (and hard earned cash, into unscrupulous online hobby stores) into AMK's word of the "best ever", it had a level of authenticity to it. All while blindly ignoring both their SuE and Kfir "issue". As an aside, this is reminiscent of the original lily drone, (which one of my friends did invest in). I still hope AMK knocks the ball out of the park on this. But, even though I was "in for three" with victory models (given AMK's price point), i suspect that I will be putting cash in GWH's hands, when all is said and done.
  10. hah. I am not paul. just thought the series was good enough to share, and recommend.
  11. Wow! Paul's OOB build review of Eduards most recent swing at the Tempest is excellent! Done in three parts, it does offer one the "go into this kit with eyes wide open", perspective. Part 1 is here Part 2 is here. and Part 3 is here! Paul, BTW, has great "tips and tricks" so, consider subscribing!
  12. Thanks for the great detail! much appreciated!
  13. I am getting there. had a bit of a sidetrack, in not having proper paint for my fw-190 cockpit! Just placed an order, so hopefully I can get going soon!
  14. Indeed it does. Attached to the Compressor QD, I have a QD adapter on a iwata braided AB hose. This hose is then connected to the input of the regulator/trap (similar to this one). From there, the output is then connected to another iwata hose with the eventual end terminated with a AB QD. if you go down the route of a regulator/trap, get one that includes a mounting bracket (like the linked above.) I had a bear of a time finding a bracket that would work with my regulator. I will try to post a pic sometime this weekend. I haven't ever post pics anywhere on the intertubes, so it will be a good chance for me to learn!
  15. Like Kurt said, it is a matter of getting the right fittings/hoses. I run one of these quiet California air tools compressors for both garage work and basement air brushing. I have a dedicated airbrush hose with appropriate fitting in basement, going to a regulator/water trap coincidentally mounted with iwatas spray out pot on iwata's dual AB holder. The aluminum tanked compressor is light enough to carry around as needed. it might be on the hairy edge of professional use for nailing, but for a home hobbyist, I feel it is well rounded for a nice price.
  16. I am looking forward to the group build, so I can add some structure to actually completing a kit! I will be building up the Revell FW190d-9 oob. Though, considering it was originally Eduards moulds, I did pick up Mr. Sulc's cockpit photoetch set.
  17. Kurt, I would say yes. As the GB will include D-Day to VE Day, a P-51B with invasion stripes would be completely appropriate. (google fu led me here: https://olive-drab.com/od_history_ww2_ops_battles_1944normandy_invasionstripes.php)
  18. Amazingly, with all the griping about usps this holday season I received this from Oregon, in south central PA on Christmas eve! Fits like a glove and works nicely. The concept works better for me than the triple action handle, which, wasn't my cup of tea. I do like the concept of pushing the needle "out the front" when cleaning, and the eclipse is more convenient then most AB's to support this. Pulling out the back, as the triple action handle is truly conveniently set up, seems to be counter intuitive, though, you can clean the needle much more frequently, with the triple action's quick release feature.
  19. Dear Tamiya Claus, I have been a good boy for the last 10 years, and have written and prayed for a F-16D from tamiya. I don't know why I keep getting coal in my stocking. Please Tamiya Claus, can you help me out by releasing just one F--16D in the next year? I know I would be on the list for one for each of these last 10 years. thank you. Joey
  20. Mstor, well said! I would also add, if you are in doubt about a vendor from"overseas" (from a USA perspective), feel free to ask us here! Believe me, the members here will be quite helpful, and give you all the facts (as they see it) so you can make an educated purchasing decision.
  21. thank YOU! I just ordered one from merryartist.com price was "right" at $34.95 shipped (USPS 1st class).
  22. Indeed. I felt that their triple action handle made my eclipse more "nose heavy", than the "original equipment" cutaway.
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