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Old 08-20-2016, 08:26 AM   #301
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I use an Iwata Silver Jet

http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/...rs/silver-jet/

I bought it used off some chick who took make-up classes at one of the colleges. It came with an Iwata top feed airbrush. It was very lightly used, as in, she probably didn't make it past week one, lol. Off CL, BTW. Apparently these things go on sale right after these types of classes are over. When you take these classes, you buy the tools of the trade at a good discount.

Anyway, I want to take some airbrush tanning classes............ hee hee. I'll fail the classes over and over on purpose. But, knowing my luck, I'll end up tanning male body builders in class.

Around the same time, I got me one of these bad boys off CL for 240 bucks. It came with a whole bunch of extra filters and rolls of liners.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Artograph-15...3D371603901514
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That's pretty awesome! I actually disassembled a Nike shoe box and am using that as my spray booth right now hahaha... I just started, I bought one of those super cheapass Testor's airbrushes for like $13.00 with a Michael's 50% coupon a few weeks back... using the compressed air can that came with it I sprayed a Kyosho Mini-Z Ferrari 355 blank shell that I had... it actually turned out pretty good I think? Only a tiny bit of orange peel. It was the first time I ever airbrushed anything... but I can see that the spray power from the compressed air can is very unstable as you can only go in bursts to avoid super cooling the can... nevermind the fact cans are expensive lol... better to get a little compressor. I'm concerned about noise though living in an apartment!

That iwata model doesn't have a tank does it? You don't get uneven air from it? Looks nice and compact!
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It has a very even output.

I suppose you can borrow an air pig from somebody. Put in about 150 psi and regulate the output. Should last a long time, as in 90 minutes of spraying or more.

I've used my regular tank compressor before (with compressor off and only using tank pressure) and it works fine. You're only using 15 - 25 psi or so at the airbrush, so it should give you plenty. I recommend the air tank method for anyone who lives in an apartment. Zero noise, ftmfw!

Also, no matter how careful you are, overspray will be all over the place. Even with my spray booth, I wear a mask. Not a cheapie mask, but a good one. Your health is worth the time, money, and effort. The cheapest method would be to go get a half face mask from KMS Tools or Summit Tools (either 3M or North) and buy the right filters. The masks go on sale for 10 bucks sometimes. Filters are the expensive part at around 20 -25 bucks.

https://www.kmstools.com/north-half-...acepiece-13381


Oh, look what I found.......


https://www.kmstools.com/north-2pk-c...-filters-17375

I don't use those, since I have the 3M half mask and I'm not sure if the filter would do the job. Hey, it's better than filling up your lungs with nasty stuff.



Air pigs or portable air tanks...........

http://www.princessauto.com/en/detai...nk/A-p8474942e

The Princess Auto one goes on sale for around 50 - 60 bucks and if you know someone from Lordco, you could probably get a Performance Tool one for pretty cheap.


They show up on CL once in a while, too.
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I just got back from Imperial Hobbies. Went to check out their Gundam model selection. I wanted something nice. A perfect grade. I've only built one Gundam before this and it was a Master Grade something - it came with an Amuro Ray thing. It was fairly straight forward, so a Perfect Grade makes sense. Anyway, I broke down and bought a Ban Dai, Perfect Grade 1/60 Ashtray. Looks cool and comes with what looks like a nice Samurai Sword.

Also bought me an Iwata airbrush cleaning kit. It comes with a nozzle tool and a plastic carrying case. Those two items alone was worth getting the kit.
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Thanks I picked up those masks from KMS... Live in Richmond so just paid the $9 Purolator shipping haha probably cheaper than gas driving to one and back!
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Damn..... just opened the Perfect Grade Kit and wow, so many parts, LOL. Unlike traditional models, this shit requires the parts to be absolutely free of any sprue remnants and sanding is a must. The trade off is no gluing of parts.

I'm just going to have to break down and get me a Gods Hand nipper so I don't spend half my time sanding.

https://hlj.com/product/MNESEN-115

I do have the top of the line Tamiya and the Pro Zetsu by Zokei-Mura, but heard the Gods Hand is pretty good, if not the best.

Anyone attest to its cutting ability?

I've been very happy with the Tamiya 74035
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Thanks MG1 for the advice on an airbrush compressor, I scored a brand new Silver Jet with Iwata Revoluton airbrush unused for $125!!! Crazy deal most people are selling the compressor on its own for $200!
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Jeebus, that's a helluva good deal. I mean a screamin' deal........ and for high quality equipment, to boot!

I gather Craigslist?
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Yup saw on CL she made it sound like just the compressor and she used a stock photo but when I texted her I asked for actual pics and she sent them and the airbrush was in there too I was like okay I'll take it lol
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Looking to buy God Hand nippers. Anyone know where to get one for a good price? Most places are out of stock, because they are so popular. Anyone going to Japan and can get me one? Probably in Akihabara. I'm looking for these ones.........

https://hlj.com/product/MNESEN-115

Made by Mineshima of Japan.

No, the knock offs won't cut it.



$100.00+ on amazon.ca......... like wtf?
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i bought something similar to those at burnaby hobbies. american. Home - Xuron Corporation, original inventor of the Micro-Shear® blade by-pass cutting technology
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Looking to buy God Hand nippers. Anyone know where to get one for a good price? Most places are out of stock, because they are so popular. Anyone going to Japan and can get me one? Probably in Akihabara. I'm looking for these ones.........

https://hlj.com/product/MNESEN-115

Made by Mineshima of Japan.

No, the knock offs won't cut it.



$100.00+ on amazon.ca......... like wtf?

http://global.rakuten.com/en/search/...search_regular

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Never ordered anything through them. Reliable?
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i bought something similar to those at burnaby hobbies. american. Home - Xuron Corporation, original inventor of the Micro-Shear® blade by-pass cutting technology
Apparently, not even close to the quality of cuts made by the god hand. It is designed specifically for plastic.
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Anyone here knows if vancouverhobbies.com is a good place to shop online?
or can suggest a national online shop that carries RC stuff?
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Vancouver Hobbies is based out in Galiano Island and seem to be very good with customer relations.

Go Go Hobbies in Coquitlam is the best place for RC supplies, locally. You can't beat talking to live people about your hobby. They'll give you the time of day and are very well informed.

I'm not into RC stuff, but have been to their store on numerous occasions and seen them helping out customers.
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i ordered all my stuff through rakuten while in japan. id assume their global site is fine, just filled with tons of engrish
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Lots of negative reviews, but it is what it is.


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Great Hobbies bought lots of products from them and have the best prices.
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The IPMS show is today. I'm at Bonsor waiting for doors to open. Already bought kits from dealers I know. Anyway.............
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God Hand plastic cutters arrived a few weeks ago. Used them for the first time yesterday. My god (pun intended), these cutters are amazing. Closest thing that comes to the quality is the Zoukei Mura cutters. Speaking of which, check out their website. There's a partner retailer that's local......... Burnaby Hobbies.

ZOUKEI-MURA Inc.


https://www.volks.co.jp/page_ex.jsp?...301&version=en


check out the tools link!
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God Hand plastic cutters arrived a few weeks ago. Used them for the first time yesterday. My god (pun intended), these cutters are amazing. Closest thing that comes to the quality is the Zoukei Mura cutters. Speaking of which, check out their website. There's a partner retailer that's local......... Burnaby Hobbies.

ZOUKEI-MURA Inc.
doh. where i bought my xurons lol. but then i told them i was only cutting plastic parts off sprue so they did not recommend yours...
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The God Hand cutters go for 80+ bucks CAD. I happened to get mine off eBay for $59.00 USD with free shipping from a seller in Japan. Right now, Amazon.ca $115 bucks, lol. Amazon.com $51.19 plus free shipping.

https://www.amazon.com/God-Hand-SPN-.../dp/B00T5IH8PI

As for the Zoukei Mura cutters, they aren't cheap, either. I'm not sure if Burnaby Hobbies has them in stock. Perhaps special order.

Just a reminder, these cutters are not for normal cutting. They are extremely sharp, but not strong. They are not meant for cutting sprues or thick plastic. I use my handy Tamiya cutters to get parts off the main sprue, then nip the leftover nub using the God Hand.
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