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Bob Beary

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  1. I would start with just a hair dryer. Gradually heat up the warped part and see what happens.Sometimes the resin will "relax" back to its former shape. You can always go to short dips very hot water. Bob
  2. If it's spraying too thick in your words.....thin it down! Maybe 50/50 paint to thinner ratio. Adjust as needed.
  3. I'd use good old Elmers white glue. Or Formula 560 canopy glue. RC modelers use that. I think it is just a thicker version of Elmers. Bob
  4. I just looked on their website and one line said "we are not picky about thinner either". It went on to say that "thinner" (my quotes) from the hardware/big box store would work also. Since they are described as alkyd enamels....maybe paint thinner/mineral spirits? Bob
  5. If I am reading your question correctly... Immediately after shooting the gloss coat, I cover the model with a suitable (depending on the size) plastic cover....cake plate covers, Tupperware bins etc. You want plastic vs cardboard or the like, so that fibers don't get attracted to the gloss coat. Leave one side slightly elevated to allow air circulation so the paint can cure/dry. Bob
  6. Not quite sure what you mean here. The mixing amounts are given in the instructions. Small amounts you can do drop by drop into a mixing cup. What I did for the larger amounts (the two grays ) was to use a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon from the kitchen and drop the two colors (in each case) into a cleaned out Tamiya paint bottle in the amounts indicated in the instructions. HTH Bob
  7. Another thing to consider....are you draining just the moisture trap on the compressor...or it and the compressor tank as well? The tank may have moisture in it. There should be a bleed valve somewhere on the tank to drain the tank. Not sure what arrangement you have. Bob
  8. I just saw your photo on your other post. That paint on the windscreen looks great to me. Don't tempt fate.....leave it alone!!!!!!!!!! Bob
  9. Take a flat toothpick and sand it to a thin edge. Then use Novus polish or the like, as an abrasive. The toothpick is like a fine chisel edge to control things. If you are not happy with the color, why not just remask and paint over what you have? Photo would really help here. Bob
  10. I would sure use a pencil rather than a pen of any kind! Pens can tend to create mini splatters sometimes....and would be much more difficult to clean that up. With a pencil line, any errors could be corrected with an artist's kneaded eraser. My best advice....just leave it alone. Bob
  11. I don't see any other way to restore those areas other than to scribe them back in. I can't remember if you just got some scribing templates or not, but that's what you need. You could even make your own out of thin sheet plastic. You only need one. TAPE it to the tail and slowly and with little pressure, scribe the lines. Then do the other side and connect the areas over the top with a fine saw or even a knife blade. It's not a race....take your time. It's got to be easier than waxing up a full crown. 😁 Bob
  12. Put some old towels down and mist them with water. You can also tape some newspaper up on the sides and mist them as well. Use the airbrush to blow any dust off the model just prior to spraying. I do it all the time.Bob
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