Richmond Greta idea - Is there any particular difference between the glass and the stainless agitators
14. March, 09:56
Wim van der Luijt I could get my hands on glass easily, it's inert and that seemed important to me. I would be concerned about grease residu on stainless (from the machining) so I went with glass
14. March, 10:08
Valters Orlovskis If using stainless ball instead of glass one You can use a magnet to keep ball from falling down to allow paint flooding when filling airbrush. And, in addition, You can use strong and small magnets to made some kind of stand for bottles - magnets will attract metallic balls and keep bottles stable in place.
14. March, 11:42
Lex Jassies Chris Greathouse, the stainless steel balls won't rust. I use 6mm bearing balls ordered from Aliexpress, 100 balls for €1,75, for several years now. But what Wim stated, clean/degrease your balls first. No pun intended
14. March, 12:43
Treehugger I think having mixed paint in separate bottles is a good idea, if you need to spray a lot of paint. Otherwise I think a 10ml glass jar is ok. After mixing my paint in my 10ml jar and pouring the contents into my airbrush, I quickly clean the jar and wipe it dry. I also like filling the jater with water to dry remove any fibers that maybe came from the tissue paper I used to wipe the mixing jar dry. Then I place the mixing jar, upside down on the table.
I use a tea sift, to try catch flakes of paint off Vallejo primer and paint bottles, there clearly are flakes coming off the primer bottles. I then quickly try clean the most of the paint in the sift with semi-lint free tissue paper (but has loose fibers), and then I place the sift into a container of water, so I don't have to pause my work to fully clean the sift, I can do that later.
Once you notice that your regular loose Vallejo paint bottle aren't flowing when you press the bottle holding it downwards, be careful and avoid pressing too hard, ELSE, you risk the loose top nozzle popping out and paint pouring out.
I have both stainless steel balls, and glass spheres. I initially bought a big bag of glass spheres, and I am very happy with that. I only boght the metal ones later on to try them out.
14. March, 12:58
Wim van der Luijt @Valters Orlovskis: Not all stainless is magnetic so your mileage may vary
Wim van der Luijt I decided to use a PE set for the cockpit....not designed for the Revel kit so it needs some improvisation to make it fit. I also decided to try my hand at rescribing the raised panellines.....a first for me....scary stuff, but it's working out so far
Carsten Gurk I'll add my albums, as soon as most of my stuff arrived. Following the trend, I'll field a second model as well
19. August 2019, 07:10
Jos Jansen Good idea Wim, the group is constantly growing with enthusiastic participants! What started with a wild idea of mine and the proposal from Slavo, now becomes a serious global GB ... cool! I renamed and added my album ...