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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 03:49 AM UTC
I just wanted to make a little post to try to thank all of you for inspiring me to get back into a hobby I left behind so many years ago. It is so nice to be part of a community again where everyone is so positive and helpful.

I just found out I am going to be a dad for the first time and can't wait to share this hobby with my child. Some of my fondest memories was building models with my own dad and I hope to be able to pass that on as well as he did.

Thank you all so much for all the posts and positivity.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 06:26 AM UTC
Congratulations and welcome back!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 08:09 AM UTC
Congratulations on the fatherhood!
It will eat into your available time the first years
Trust me on this, I have three kids and this autumn the two youngest are old enough so that I can let them travel home from school on their own. Spare time for modelling
/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 04:15 AM UTC
Thanks you guys. I am already getting flak from the wife about the fumes I make when I use the airbrush, so the hobby will more than likely have to take a break for a spell. No worries!
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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:55 AM UTC

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Thanks you guys. I am already getting flak from the wife about the fumes I make when I use the airbrush, so the hobby will more than likely have to take a break for a spell. No worries!



Or switch to acrylics... in any case you will be soon quite short of time, but for a good reason! Congratulations
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 07:24 AM UTC

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Thanks you guys. I am already getting flak from the wife about the fumes I make when I use the airbrush, so the hobby will more than likely have to take a break for a spell. No worries!



Or switch to acrylics... in any case you will be soon quite short of time, but for a good reason! Congratulations



That's all I have been spraying! Its the cleaner she doesn't like. I can't blame her. Stuff is potent!
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 09:16 AM UTC

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Thanks you guys. I am already getting flak from the wife about the fumes I make when I use the airbrush, so the hobby will more than likely have to take a break for a spell. No worries!



Or switch to acrylics... in any case you will be soon quite short of time, but for a good reason! Congratulations



That's all I have been spraying! Its the cleaner she doesn't like. I can't blame her. Stuff is potent!



Does she paint her fingernails? If she does, does she use "remover" to get it off again?
varanusk
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:29 AM UTC
Well... using acrylics does not require much more than water to clean, but in any case do you have one of this? works really nice:

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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:17 AM UTC

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Thanks you guys. I am already getting flak from the wife about the fumes I make when I use the airbrush, so the hobby will more than likely have to take a break for a spell. No worries!



Or switch to acrylics... in any case you will be soon quite short of time, but for a good reason! Congratulations



That's all I have been spraying! Its the cleaner she doesn't like. I can't blame her. Stuff is potent!



Does she paint her fingernails? If she does, does she use "remover" to get it off again?



Not since the baby news. But water should work just fine. Maybe with a little bit of windex.
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:18 AM UTC

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Well... using acrylics does not require much more than water to clean, but in any case do you have one of this? works really nice:




I want this so bad. No monies tho. Had to settle for a cardboard box full of paper towels.

If I put this on a baby registry, will someone buy this for me?
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:30 PM UTC
I have one of those, but another alternative that costs next to nothing is this:

Take an empty plastic milk jug and drill a hole about 3/4 of the way up the side. Insert one of those bendy straws so that one end is sticking out of the hole and the other is almost at the bottom of the milk jug. Glue the straw to the jug to secure it (I used hotmelt glue, but silicone adhesive should work also). Fill the jug half full of water and then use a rubber band to cap the top of the milk jug with one of your wife's makeup removal pads. The nozzle of your airbrush should fit snuggly in the end of the straw and when you blow your cleaner of choice through the airbrush it will dissolve in the water and the cotton pad will capture most of the vapor.

This only works with acrylics since the solvents all mix with water. It's not perfect, but does a pretty decent job.

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