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Bob Beary

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  1. What pressure are you using? Maybe go to a very low pressure. Corners are tough because of the turbulent airflow. And outside corners are problematic as well...they require a light tack coat first, otherwise the gloss coats tend to pull away. Possibly that's what happened around some of your panel lines.. Bob
  2. One of the best Skyraider models I have seen. Superb in every respect and great photography. The weathering is fantastic. Hard to tell from the real plane. Job very well done!! Bob
  3. This. I see no need to immerse an entire airbrush body in anything. I would just put the metal parts....needle, nozzle, spray head etc in the ultrasonic using whatever solution you want. Bear in mind that windex and other solutions containing ammonia can remove the chrome from parts like the paint cup. I have airbrushes that are 30+ years old, have never been immersed in anything and work just fine. The most critical part is the nozzle. Bob
  4. Why not just paint the leading edges after the clear coat? I don't think any decals would be in the area to worry about and it would be a pretty easy masking job. You might want to mask the area prior to clear coat to keep the original paint substrate for the Alclad. Bob
  5. Check out MS flight sim 2020!! Still in alpha/beta testing, but wow!
  6. Tamiya TS-14 in the spray can. Decant and airbrush. If it's good enough for Chuck Sawyer (check out his F-5 and P-38 builds) it's good enough for the rest of us. Bob
  7. Can you glue some shims in place just inside the cockpit side walls to force the edges of the canopy out to where they belong? Have the edges of the shims just above the side walls.. Bob
  8. I agree with you. I think the surface is too glossy to let any of the wash "stick" to the model surface. Also, with the color coats and the multiple clear coats, the panel lines have been filled in to some extent, compounding the issue. Bob
  9. I knew you would succeed at this....after all, you are building a Hasegawa F-14!!! Glad it worked out for you. Bob
  10. Lacquer thinner should be able to clean anything. You might try a fine metal polish compound, Brasso, or even toothpaste. 4/0 steel wool ? Very fine sandpaper for everything except the tip? Bob
  11. Walt's just opened up about 2 weeks ago!! Bruce and Mike L both said they are VERY busy...crazy busy!! Super happy for them. I've got plenty of stuff to keep me busy, so didn't have to order anything. If I did It would be Sprue Brothers. Bob
  12. I have many bottles of Alclad that are 10+ years old and they spray with no problems at around 15-18 psi..
  13. Great collection of superb photos!! What type of lens were you using for the aerial shots? Thanks, Bob
  14. This! I just finished a Tamiya F-4D Skyray. It looked terrible, with decal solution stains, uneven glossiness, minor decal wrinkles etc.. I shot some MM Acryl flat...all problems were gone!! I couldn't believe how nice it looked. That is my go to flat coat by the way...great stuff. Bob
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