Sunday, 18 November 2012

Friday, 16 November 2012

Compressor is fixed

With thanks to the lovely people at I have fixed my compressor. The problem was indeed a faulty Auto Pressure Stop Sensor and a replacement arrived a day after I ordered a new one. Outstanding! I now have air :o)
The next job is to fit an external air tank so that as well as having a resevoir of air it reduces wear and tear on the compressor too.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Paint spraying woes part 2

You may remember (or not) my problems with spraying paint and matt varnishes due to the cold and damp in the house, due to the burst water pipe under the house WELL just to add insult to injury my compressor has just died.
I think the problem is with the Air Pressure Auto Stop switch as I removed it and it was full of white calcium deposits but until I get a replacement part I'm pretty much screwed for now.

Scale Model World, Telford 10/11 Nov 2012

Well that was a great show! I've been going for a few years now but this years show was bigger than ever and accompanied with good friends made it very memorable. For me the highlight of the show was the Royal Navy Lynx HMA 8 (Serial Number ZD265) and being able to photograph it VERY close up. I was displaying some models on the 580 Modellers table and the weekend was made more enjoyable sharing it with this great bunch of guys.
There was a LOT to see and as usual missed loads of great models as I was either shopping or yapping :o) Thankfully there are many pics on various web sites of the show.
Great to see newcomers to the hobby Meng Models this year as the stuff they are doing so far is fantastic and for their wish list I've asked for an M60A1/A3 in 1/35 and a OV-10 Bronco in 1/48, nice pen to fill in the card with too and the rather fancy red and black shopping bag.
Apparently next years show will be celebrating 50 years of the IPMS so I can't WAIT to see what they pull off for that one :o)
Great weekend, great company, great to see old friends and great to make new ones.