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  1. I recently moved my spray area into the house from the garage and my old Craftsman air compressor was obscenely loud. I purchased the CALIFORNIA AIR TOOLS CAT-1P1060SP GAL 56DB Air Compressor from Amazon, and I've had it for a few months now and it was cheap, and very quiet (56 db). Pretty happy with it. It seemed like I would have had to spend a lot more to get something quieter, and this just seems quiet enough for me. FWIW, my spray booth was a laundry closet. It's about 4' by 4', and even in that small space, the air compressor is quieter than the fans on my extraction hood
  2. I've had the same Iwata HPC for going on 20 years, and built many many models with it. After each painting session, empty the brush, give the cup a wipe with a paper towel, and then I fill the cup up with lacquer thinner, turn the pressure up to 30 psi, and discharge the whole cup into my spray booth while tapping my finger on the end of the brush to create momentary back flow. I tap about as fast as my finger will go, and usually have a paper towel over my gloved finger. If there was a lot of paint in the cup, I may need a second rinse. When I do metallics, I'll do a few partia
  3. BuNo, I found it on a facebook group. Original Link: https://www.facebook.com/cvw19752015/posts/forty-years-ago-todaythis-photo-was-taken-of-f-14a-buno-160399-of-vf-41-black-ac/920965458325783/
  4. Was removing the door commonly done on missions? This is the only photo of F-14's I've seen with the covers removed; though in truth I haven't looked for it, either. Never mind, looks like Home of MATS has the answer. http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-detail-refprob.htm
  5. Looks to be the all gull grey scheme with larger Stars and Bars. I think the kit decals will be reasonably representative but not 100% accurate. I don't know of any decals that are Eagle-Claw specific. You'll have to paint the wing stripes probably. Oddly, the covers are missing from both refueling probes. I wonder if it was a mod they did specific for this mission?
  6. Why so much love for a new A-10? I've built the Monogram, and it looks quite nice if not up to modern fit standards. Hobby Boss is apparently a better fit. I voted for the F-11 Tiger, just because we don't really have one, but what I really want is a F-8C. Hasegawa really dropped the ball on the early 8's.
  7. Maybe Dana Bell will loan you his artwork? http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/a10ajawsschemesdb_1.htm
  8. I did not see a thumbnail. I did look for it. Unless it was this one: http://www.caracalmodels.com/products/images/cd48173tn.jpg
  9. I've recently acquired an F-8C conversion for the Hasegawa F-8E from Muroc Models. The castings are a little bit rough, but it seems serviceable. Going to start my conversion in the next couple of months.
  10. There are two things you wrote that might be a clue: Wash with IPA and Handle with Latex gloves. There are compounds in latex that are easily dissolved in IPA, and difficult to remove once deposited on a surface. It could be that something in that brand of paint is sensitive to these compounds. As an experiment, try washing with mild dish soap and water, rinsing with water, and then handle with Nitrile gloves. Nitrile is much less reactive with everything, including IPA. In any case, I would not allow the IPA to contact gloves and then the model.
  11. I've pondered the color gradient question in that image. I think it's just shadows making it look like a gradation. Here's another image that I think more clearly shows no gradation in the color, but the red outline looks soft, and the yellow looks paler: Edit: Found another photo
  12. I'm halfway through building mine...Are you SURE you want one? Fit isn't amazing...It's pretty close to going to the shelf of Doom. I'm also building the 1/48 B-58 in-flight, and the gear doors have been a whole new level of poor fit, so my frustration with putty and sanding is high in general right now.
  13. To my eye, that looks like Euro I Green instead of 34079 Dark Green. Cool anyway.
  14. Yes, but availability of that sheet is difficult, and I don't have it. I was hoping you were preparing to re-release at least the Puff jet on a new sheet.
  15. Any chance this is so you can fit the Booming Intruders sheet to this kit?
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