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M.Brindos

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Reply with quote  #46 
Since my last update I refined a few little things, added the stripes to the tops of the wings, and added a couple more panel lines. Still a couple of those to add, but it's looking good. I've got a duck egg blue on the bottom of the wings. The instructions call for a light grey, but I couldn't resist adding this color. It looks so pretty on the box art!







The bottom of the wings need another cote of paint yet. I added a panel line wash to the ailerons, but the lines were a little too shallow and I had too much coffee running through my veins lol. I rescribed them a little deeper and more uniform, and then repainted. I'll worry about adding those back again after I have the decals on.
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Really blooming into a beauty! Thanks for the WIP thread that has shown us the techniques but especially the paint process.
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Well this is turning into a nightmare. I sprayed a light grey last night and let it dry for over 12 hours. I started masking it this morning and I noticed it was just wiping off around the edges. [sigh] so I washed the paint off with plain tap water (that shouldn't have been easy) and decided to go with an enamel paint the second round. That stuff sticks to everything, right?

I guess not.

So here I am having not only that issue, but I can't get even a mildly decent spray pout of my AB no matter what paint I use or how thin or thick it is. My Dad suggests that perhaps the piston seal has gone out again, and my pride immediately tells him no, because I already fixed it once and that was the only time I'll ever need to fix it. ...wrong. I need to go fix it again. Its not the paint. Its not the brand of paint. Its not the thinner. Its not the ratios.

I'm going to have to clean this crap off the model as best I can and start all over again. There's overspray on the wings and fuselage because of all that damnable splattering. I can clean some of it off, but it's going to be a mess any way I look at it.



Things, I thought, were looking good.

Then...





I don't know. I can try to save it. May be a lot easier than the mess of removing it all to start over is going to be.
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that is soooooo maddening when the AB decides to plunk out in the middle of a project that has so much work in it.fingers crossed!
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M.Brindos

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It wasn't the AB after all. I cleaned it and cleaned it, and cleaned it again. Turns out it was the compressor piston seal AGAIN. Air pressure was just too low. I made a seal out of some kind of plastic-y foam of some sort and it works like a charm again. I just hope this one lasts longer this time. Otherwise I'm going to have to invest in some actual rubber and cut it to fit. Which I should anyways and then I'd never need to worry again.
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Sorry to hear of your problems, malfunctioning airbrushes messing up hours of hard work must be some of the most annoying things about this hobby. But glad you found the problem, hope it didn't kill off all your mojo.
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lol It did... sort of. That new foam-plastic-y seal didn't last more than a night. Since the chances of me randomly finding the proper sized rubber gasket at the hardware store is next to nil I went to Hobby Lobby again and grabbed a length of leather. The compression feels good and strong, but we'll see how long this seal lasts.
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