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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2015, 09:07:28 AM »
That new airbrush looks sweet. Let us know how you like it!

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2015, 07:32:48 AM »
It came...yeehaaaa



It feels great in the hand and I'm hoping for more control over the trigger and therefore the paint and airflow.

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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2015, 07:36:44 AM »
Cool!

What are you using for an air supply?
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2015, 08:02:14 AM »
Ah.... how noisy is that?
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2015, 08:12:46 AM »
I don't notice it really. Noisy I guess - but not enough to annoy me or interrupt me watching whatever it is I'm watching at the time.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2015, 08:27:55 AM »
Way back when... I only used an airbrush for a short while before I left modelling  :(. I had used canned air for my brush as I couldn't afford a compressor at the time... I was about 14.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2015, 07:00:21 PM »
Way back when... I only used an airbrush for a short while before I left modelling  :(. I had used canned air for my brush as I couldn't afford a compressor at the time... I was about 14.

Me, too. And it was a very cheap airbrush designed for use with the canned air. I think it was one of the situations that taught me that sometimes you do need to spring for better quality equipment to get good results. The cheapy airbrush did OK but I never felt like I got the results I wanted.

JD, that airbrush looks very nice. It will be interesting to see how it works for you.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2015, 11:26:24 PM »
I'll let you know as soon as I get some free time to use it. It feels great in the hand. Nicely weighted and I definitely feel like I'll get better, consistent spray using the trigger.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2015, 11:37:17 AM »
So - used the Neo TRN1 last night and it was awesome. Great feel and very controllable. There's a "bite" when pulling the trigger back which tells you pull anymore and you'll be getting paint (only air coming out up to that point)

I bent the end of my needle...being too forceful with a cotton bud cleaning it. So I've ordered a new needle. I'm still learning - what I can say.  :-[
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2015, 02:36:14 PM »
Whilst I was painting at the weekend with my super dooper Iwata Neo TRN1, I spent some time on the Sea Harrier.

I've got some touching up to do where I've been a bit sparse on the Sea Grey, some touching up on the 1000lb bombs where I should've masked more and the engine needs a couple of colours and some wash







Some slight over spray on the bomb - I should've masked better. You live and learn.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2015, 01:36:00 AM »
Coming along nicely, JD.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2015, 01:25:42 PM »
Some more progress.

Engine as "stock" - I was all for sealing it up never to be shown without alterations


Engine has been "enhanced". It'll do...it's far better than stock and I surprised myself at wanting to have a go at enhancing it





Added some Ultimate Modelling Products Rust




and Dark Dirt washes to dirty it up a bit





and rubbed down a bit...take some of the sting out





Without the flash




And in the fuselage




Sidewinders done and dirtied up a bit with Ultimate Modelling Products Dark Dirt


Bombs have been painted, though I had some overspray on the yellow towards the fins and so have to go over it and also have to try and work out a technique for masking the tip off so I can paint olive drab on the cone area
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2015, 02:38:22 PM »
In reality, that fan would probably be immaculate. I may get rid of the wash and give it a paint with some chrome or aluminium again.
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Re: Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier wip
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2015, 05:25:28 PM »
Damn JD, that engine looks like it could actually run!


AFA the bomb tips- isn't there some liquid mask that you can get?
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