However, to make up for that there are some unboxing pics a short way down:
Having got used to my cheapo single-action airbrush and finding that the nozzle/paint channel does seem to get clogged with thicker paints like the Vallejo Surface Primer I decided that I needed a brush with a slightly larger nozzle, I also recognised that if I want to do anything fancier I need more control over the air and paint flow. So, I in fact need two airbrushes - a 0.5mm nozzle (and large cup) for priming and a 0.3 or 0.35mm nozzle type for detail work. To provide better control of the air/paint mix they'd need to be double-action. I'd also need a decent compressor - the one that came with my el-cheapo brush doesn't have enough control and when on provides a constant stream of air - there's no bleed valve. So, a decent compressor also needed to be ordered. To make it easier to switch between the two brushes I'd also want some quick-release fittings.
So, I placed an order with S 'n M Stuff on Wednesday evening. It was meant to be delivered yesterday, but I think the delivery guy must have been trying the wrong door at ground level as I got a text saying there was nobody in. So I called the delivery company, explained what had happened and they agreed to re-deliver it today and waived the usual weekend delivery surcharge.
A few minutes later I got an email confirming the delivery, saying it would be sometime between 8am and 5pm. I got up early, just in case and to allow me to nip to the corner shop to buy some bits before 8am. While I was having my first breakfast (I must have some Hobbit blood) - a chocolate croissant and coffee an email came in to say the delivery would be between 11.55am and 12.55pm! Phew! I could go back to bed for a couple of hours. On getting up it was time for a late second breakfast (coffee with an almond croissant this time). The delivery actually came a few minutes early which was good.
So, here are the goodies:
|A big box|
|Contents of the big box|
|Neo CN for detail work|
|Revolution CR for priming etc|
As well as the airbrushes, compressor and quick-release bits I'd also ordered some spare filters for my spray booth and some Vallejo Model Colour paints. The pen was a freebie.
The compressor comes with a coiled vinyl hose and a "trigger grip" moisture filter.
I'll be doing some priming tomorrow, so that will be a good chance to try out both airbrushes - I'll need to a little bit of practice work before the priming.
As for the rest of the evening, I'm taking a short break from painting as tomorrow will be fairly busy.