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Discussion in 'Introductions, We'd like to say Hi' started by RKC, Sep 15, 2020.


  1. RKC

    RKC Young Tutorling

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    I was searching for some help regarding my Iwata HP-C knock-off (Fengda BD-130) and followed a link to your site. Found what I was searching for (nozzle o-ring issues) and decided to stay, considering I've just ordered an H&S Evo Silverline 2-in-1.

    My application is model kits, I have a collection of almost 200 to be built, put aside over the last 55 years in expectation that retirement would allow me to restart my childhood hobby. I started airbrushing when I worked at GMNZ, taking advantage of the 'fridge production line spraybooth during weekends to spray 1:25th scale model cars - using an industrial gun wasn't ideal, but certainly better than a rattle can. Fast forward 20 years to the early 90's and I bought a Tamiya SprayWork kit which provided sterling service until last year, when the compressor gave up. Good excuse to buy a Fengda 180 compressor & airbrush set, which introduced me to the double action airbrush.

    I'm originally from New Zealand, have lived & worked in the US, Australia & Italy and am happily retired in Civitavecchia, Italy. F-4S Blue.JPG F-4S Blue.JPG F-4S Blue.JPG F-4S Grey.JPG Jag top-side.jpg Ventura3.JPG

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    HellBird Love this place! Forum Supporter Very Likeable!

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    Welcome RKC from New York. Those are some nice models. :thumbsup: Looking forward to seeing more.
    Have fun here.
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    crazyvet Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    welcome
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the forum, Lots of info and help here. We have also just made a model/miniatures section so your just in time to add to it

    Lee
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome aboard, Glad you liked what you found and decided to join in :thumbsup: it looks like you’ll add some great info/knowledge to our models/miniatures section - its only new and we’re still moving threads there as we find them so jump in when you’re ready and show us what else you have:)
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    LadyCharlie Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome!
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    Welcome aboard! Those are some great looking models. Glad to have you as part of our community.


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    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Very Likeable!

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    Hi, glad you stuck around. Nice work.
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  9. RKC

    RKC Young Tutorling

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    Thanks, everyone! Tried my shiny new H&S Evo today. I'm building a 1:200 C-141C Starlifter and found a few pics of 2 a/c which were painted in an interesting 2-tone grey scheme in the late 70's so decided to complete the model as one of them, 67-0021. Used the Evo for the darker grey on the topsides and first impressions are extremely positive. I'm spraying Valejo Model Air paint, thinned approx. 25% with a Vallejo thinner/Liquitex flow-aid blend, using the 0,2 nozzle.

    I'll check out the models/miniatures section, sounds interesting.
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    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Very Likeable!

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    @RKC It's a new section, so not much there..... Yet. Hopefully you and some of the other newbies can make it your own and show some of us more unfamiliar with the modelling world what it's all about.

    So get posting and please encourage any other model sprayers to join in.
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