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  1. Aha! I think I was having the same problem with mine at one time. You start it up,

    it goes chugga-chugga-chugga, and then stops. With mine, if I would hold open the

    air on my airbrush, it would start chugging again. I think too much back pressure

    was preventing the diaphram from moving.

    I was reading the manual you sent, and I wonder if this is your problem:

    2. Open Bleeder Valve by turning Hex Nut, then Knurled

    Stem counterclockwise, approximately two turns, this

    prevents compressor from having to start under load.

    DO NOT close Bleeder Valve completely as

    Compressor may not start under pressure.

    If you have already tried this, then never mind.

    I will have to try this on mine. My solution to the orignal problem was to get a

    quieter, piston compressor. If this fixes my problem, it will be nice to have

    a backup.

  2. I have to admit that, until I joined MW, I didn't even know that people

    repainted toys or customized them. I saw some repaint jobs at MW Con

    last year that were incredible.

    I prefer models over toys, but it still takes artistic skill to repaint and

    modify a toy to make it look less "toylike".

  3. honneamise,

    Why not make the transport shuttle in 1/1000? That way, it would be in

    scale with the Oberth, would be small enough for your pressure pot, and

    would be easier on our wallets. If my calculations are correct, it would

    come out to about 1.8 inches / 4.5 cm.

    You could have a whole line of small ships and transports. Think of the

    diorama possibilities! :o

  4. That's what I was thinking of. If we do it at $30 it would only pay for the prizes for the tournament and the food for both days, which I can deal with.  I'm hoping people that are interested can discuss it since it's still far away.  I didn't expect the GBP and the VF-0 to be at the price point they are at.

    That VF-0.

  5. Since I won't be attending either AX or SDCC, I will be coming

    specifically for MWCon. I would choose July 2nd over July 23rd though.

    How nutty does LA get around Fouth of July (i.e. holiday traffic, room

    availability, etc.)?

  6. Hi John,

    I got the kits in the mail yesterday, and spent several minutes looking them over.

    These are going to be a hoot to build! What are your recommendations for painting

    the rubber torso for the seated pilot? Just primer it first and then shoot your

    favorite paint over it?

    I am eagerly awaiting the instuctions and paint guides.


  7. I suffer from AMS.

    It doesn't stop my building, but it severely slows it down.

    For those of you that don't know, AMS is "Advanced Modelers Syndrome",

    a terrible affliction that makes you see all the flaws in a kit, and the desire,

    if not the actual ability, to fix them.

    So if you see someone with AMS, please, walk up to them,

    smack them in the back of the head and say "Just build it!"

    Thank you for your suppprt.

  8. Wow! You must have been beaten by the "bad luck stick".

    I have never had that kind of problem with Tamiya paints. I wonder if you got a

    bad batch, or it got contaminated some how. Since it is acrylic, it should be dry

    to the touch within minutes after shooting it through an airbrush.

    What did you use to thin it? I'm not saying you did anything wrong, I'm just

    trying to get a better picture of the overall situation.

    The other possibility is something like mold release on the plastic.

    As for the Tamia smoke, I couldn't say on that one. The only thing I might have

    done differently is seal it with Future before doing the weathering, but with all

    the bad things that happened, I don't know if that would have helped.

    As for fixing it, unfortunately it sounds like you will have to strip the old paint off

    and try again.

    Better luck on the next try.

  9. Dammit John!

    I was actually thinking about giving this one a miss, and you have

    to include a picture of the figure next to the booster. It really gives

    a great perspective of the size.


    Sign me up for one. :D

    BTW, looking great!

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