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  1. After reading the initial description I remain confused and am trying to picture the concept. Are you suggesting a cap for the paint pot which has a nipple on it for a plastic tube which would lead to a used paint reservoir? That could actually make some sense in that it would be useful to prevent a mess when back-flushing.
  2. Perfectly understandable considering the high price of Windex and Iso-alchohol! BTW, just empty the dirty cleaner collected in the jar and re-use it. Remember my two rules of life: K.I.S.S. and always Eschew Obfuscation.
  3. Not to mention Micro-mark http://www.micromark.com/table-top-airbrush-cleaning-station,9625.html On sale at $20 less than Testors and a better gizmo. I have one that I bought at Omaha. Has anti-tipping handle (removable), replacable air filter and is more universal than Testors. The bowl is also glass and heaqvy enough to make it fairly stable. Item sold by art supply stores and by different airbrush companies; for example Iwata. Highly recommended review material. Not a closed system, but nobody makes them. A closed system would mean that the circuit is re-circulating. Means re-using cleaner. Kind of like changing your automobile oil but not the filter. On top of that the subject cleaning device has no problem with using different thinning medias for those of us who use different color medias depending on what we are doing at the time.
  4. Found this set on the I-net with google search. The set is about $US40.00 w/s&h. I pass and will wait for aftermarket but going to get it started. The p.e. is not bad at all. Includes very well done side consoles and the usual bits that you can see with a 20x magnifier. Has some nice touches and the cockpit appears to be so tight that a lot would not be seen anyway.
  5. Opinion on the kit? I ordered True Details seats and new wheel/tires. Of course I had to order the Eduard Mig-29 in order to get the cost to where the shipping wasn't half the cost of the parts. (What else could I do??)
  6. Wikiipedia: "Navigation lighting systems include: Right-of-way lights - A red light will be mounted on the left or port side of the craft and a green on the right or starboard side. These help two craft in a situation in which their paths cross determine who has right-of-way. When two vessels have crossing paths, each will see a red or green running light. The one on the port side of the other, which must yield right of way, will see red, while the one on the starboard side of the other, which has right of way, will see green." Landing lights are not navigation lights. They face forward and may be extended as part of the a/c landing gear or wing mounted or nose mounting. There is also a small tail light mounted on the back of the a/c and typically on the rudder or vertical stabilizer tip. If you seet an equal distance between the tail and the port/starboard lights you are directly behind the a/c. If the distances are unequal it gives you an idea of the direction and angle as opposed to your line of flight. During the Big One it was not unusual to see a/c recognition lights mounted on the underside of the a/c. usually a wing. These were used when flying close to the ground, such as landing and take off and were lit in a (code of the day) coded sequence. It's not cool to get shot down by your own defenses when returning from a mission blasting enemy armour and wheelies to smithereens. BTW there are no top and bottom navigation lights per se. There may be two lamps in some configurations but they would maintain the same colours port and starboard. Armoured vehicle crews found this particularly vexing because they understood that the lights would be different colours to help them hide. This was not the case, as they found out when being blasted to smithereens.
  7. Not landing lights. Navigation lights. Red = port, green = starboard. Used at night to show position and location. Obviously turned off during night combat operations.
  8. Works for me. Thanks for article and info. Seats are on order.
  9. Just got my Kittyhawk Models kit of the F-94C. Nicely done on preliminary viewing, but was wondering if there are any aftermarket cockpit items that might work. The seats, especially, are nice, but I suspect aftermarket resin will look even better. Other than that the cockpit looks nice. Rest of kit is very nice in appearance. Haven't done any dry-fitting yet. Very fine panel line and rivet engraving. Can't wait to get started but still fighting the Great Wall 1:48 Devastator. Most problems are self-inflicted. I am taping the canopy glazing now.
  10. Wow. Thanks for the description. It will be on my next year's list if I can get a good airfare. Sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you for taking the time to reply. And thank-you to Squadron I buy from them often and they do rock.
  11. I saw a hint & tip one time recently which said if you want a really super gloss you should add a little Future to the gloss paint. Haven't tried it. If you do I would like to know how it works. If I don't blow my brains out on my self inflicted problems with the Devastator I may take on an F-1 car or such. Then I will try that hint.
  12. I discovered something the other day about the superglue genre of adhesives. Don't co-locate cyano's with accelerators. I made the mistake of doing that and each of the cyano's was cured hard as a rock. Several of the bottles were never opened, and the accelerator was covered with its cap. Apparently on a submolecular level the stuff can pass through plastic and contaminate or cause the superglue to react. Expensive lesson indeed. Wasted 3 larger bottles of cyanoacrylics.
  13. ....and mine smell of tears and angst. But that's another story.
  14. Go with CO2 cylinders. You'll never go back. Quiet; no micro-pulsing pressure; easier to finely regulate; you can make a manifold and have all your brushes connected at once and ready to use. And most of all - they are "cool" and your friends will be impressed. Oh, did I mention no need for a water trap or air filtration. In this area with higher humidity I always had trouble with water droplets condensing from the compressor output.
  15. After carefully reading the description on the "what's new" page on the Squadron site I see it described as "multi-media". Doesn't look like that includes plastic. Description lists resin, vacuforms, etc. Tiny photo that accompanies the description seems to confirm. Might explain the $105 "discounted" pricing. So......, I'm still thinkin' on it.
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