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Jasta11

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Well gentlemen ...it seems a new Polish company entered "the arena" of the acrylic scene ...

 http://hataka-hobby.com/

info regarding use and quality is still rather scarce on the internet,  what I read thus far seemed rather promising though ! ... I found a Belgian internet shop that sells them

http://www.16escadron.eu/fr/

...think i'm gonna give it a try [wink]

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Excellent range of paint sets and another manufacturer to choose from. I remember back in the day, we had Testors, Pactra and that was about it. Times sure have changed
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Hi Peter ...

When I started the hobby some 40 odd years ago, Humbrol enamels were the only paints we could get our hands on in Belgium [smile]... I all ways got my modelling supplies from a small retailer in the town of Lier( Belgium), I remember NEVER standing alone in that particular shop, ... suddenly though the shop was closed  and it seemed the owner had put up business elsewhere ... the name of the shopkeeper ...FRANCOIS VERLINDEN ...I wonder what happened to his business [biggrin] ?

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Hi Guys

I had a go with these paints for the first time a couple of days ago.

I bought the US Army Airforce paint set to use on the Airfix 1/72 C47 I am currently doing.

Each bottle has the benefit of a ball bearing in it to aid agitation. Still took a while to mix up though.

Firstly, I am quite an airbrush novice. Learning all the times, as they say.

I set off to do the Neutral Grey underside with my Iwata Neo CN. Roughly 60/40 paints to thinners at about 20PSI. The thinners being Uncle Bobby's homebrew recipe.

Initially it sprayed quite nicely, but pretty soon it dried on the airbrush tip. Tried dropping the pressure. Tried increasing the pressure. I struggled quite a bit to get the coat down.

The next batch I tried straight out of the bottle, it didn't really want to know.

I was slightly disappointed in the way they sprayed, but having said that, the finish was nice and I liked the colour rendition.

Moving on, I recently bought an H&S Infinity, but up to then I haven't had the confidence to pick it up and use it in anger. I thought maybe this is the time to try it out. Perhaps I should try it on a scrap model first. No, just go for it.  

Having let the first coat dry, I loaded up the Infinity with a 50/50 mix, .4mm needle and spraying at 10PSI.

It was wonderful.

No stoppages through paint drying on the tip. 

Very pleased with the finish and the way it sprayed.

I had a little problem controlling the amount of paint coming out of the Infinity, but that was my inexperience with the airbrush and airbrushing in general.

For the next colour I will try the Infinity with the .2 needle just to see how the combination works out.

I see that Ultimate Products recommend using a 50/50 mix using their thinners with Hataka.

The other interesting thing for me, was how different the 2 airbrushes seem to work.

Hope this might be of some interest.




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