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dmjung last won the day on December 31 2016

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  1. Yes, mostly Vallejo air and color. Sometimes the gunze acrylics. I think I run around 15psi, maybe a tad higher. Normally I don't get spitting unless I'm trying to get the last ... little ... bit of paint. Self inflicted. :) I sprayed the parts for each assembly step separately so it was kind of a repetitive drill working with the airbrush. (Think exercises with a musical instrument.) And since most of the colors were mixes I could introduce a little variation as the build progressed.
  2. Built this mainly to get back into the swing of using my airbrush. Gundam kits are usually easy builds so I could spend more time working with the magic paint spitter.
  3. If registering online, do I put family members in the checkout notes? --David
  4. Did a little more blending and toned down the eyes a bit. It saved some class time that they partially assembled the figure and primed it beforehand, but that made it difficult to get paint into a few areas. I would have preferred to airbrush some of the parts, but brushing everything turned out OK. I'm happy with it, putting it in the case, and going back to the Airfix P-40 that's half-done. The main thing I got out of the class was to not agonize over the "correct" color and just mix the color I wanted/needed. And hand brushing paint works just fine like it always has. Post-class I learned to not drink a bunch of coffee before detail painting... 🙂
  5. I went to a miniature painting workshop at Andrea in Austin, TX last weekend and am almost done now with what I started. The last figures I actually "finished" were 1/35 and back in the mid-70's. Was fun, I'll do more... 🙂
  6. Somewhere between easy and impossible depending on who you end up talking to when calling the hotel.
  7. Wasn't really a problem...she was probably trying to get the Presidential Suite and one of you guys already had it booked for you and twenty of your closest friends. 🙂 We have suites at the Staybridge at the other end of the convention center. She's more interested in a certain kind of room than whatever the blocked-rate is and probably got two or three since she said she was thinking about flying in the kids for a couple of days. I'm not going to complain--how many wives say they're going to make reservations when you happen to mention that the website for the show is up. Or worry that you might not feel well when you come back from the vendor rooms empty-handed. I love my wife. 🙂 --David
  8. My wife called the Marriott today and was told they were full.
  9. I'm trying to not buy a kit unless I finish a kit. That hasn't really been working, but its the thought that counts. Right? Saw this being released and I was like, yeah, heck yeah. Battleship Yamato Type 94 46cm Main Turret in 1/200.
  10. All masking off now. Not as good as I wanted, but better than expected. I have to keep reminding myself this is supposed to be a fun oob build and not pitch it in the brake fluid to strip it down. :) I'm going to let it cure for a few days and then see what I can touch up. Probably smooth up everything and coat with a clear gloss. Then those decals...
  11. Hopefully, this is my last coat of sea blue. I have a feeling my leading edge masking isn't going to pan out, but we'll see. With some white for the camera to work with, this picture has the sea blue looking more normal-ish. And examining the picture I see a nice seam line on the right-wing fuel tank that I didn't pick out during the prime. sigh.
  12. It's Vallejo Glossy Sea Blue. I noticed that tint in the picture, but I think being shiny it was reflecting the inside of the paint booth. Or my cell phone camera just didn't get the color balance right. Sitting on my desk, it doesn't look gray at all--more navy blue, almost black when the desk lamps aren't on. Next picture I'll plop it on some white paper.... :) --David
  13. First coat of Glossy Sea Blue on the nether regions. Smells like...victory. (I'm trying to not think about those old decals and how nasty they look.)
  14. Worked on seams off and on all week. Reattached a stabilizer I knocked loose, etc etc, the usual comedy of errors... Last night decided I was ready for another primer coat. (Using Mr Surfacer 1000 in a can.) Last time I sprayed this primer I had stuck a bamboo stick up where the tail hook sits, but I was a little afraid that hook assembly was going to break out. So I glued some scrap sprue into the front wheel well. That handle worked quite lovely. Of course, the sprue and plane parted ways when I was basically done and just inspecting for anything I might have missed. The kit headed towards the nastiest surface in the vicinity--the paint booth filter. (I think that's a Law of the Universe.) I dropped the Lensmen kit I was building a few years ago at about the same stage of construction. Hopefully not a harbinger of things to come... --David
  15. Cool, I'll get some blu-tack and see how it compares to the Uhu stuff. --David
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