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First try at surface mount soldering

Soldering iron set to 340°C. IC fixed in place with solder on one pin, then drag soldered the pins on both sides. Might work with lower temperature. Should’ve taped off the holes during soldering. Using the affordable Yihua 937D soldering iron, with a nice Plato HS-2752 soldering tip. MG Chemicals 836-P flux pen, and AIM […]

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Testing more airbrush paints (part two)

Tried out some more paints, this time comparing the results at different pressures as well. This time I’ve lowered the pressure just a bit to about 35 psi, which might still be a lot, but it’s always interesting to see what will happen. The first test is done with the gaianotes Surfacer EVO Flesh. Mixed […]

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Airbrush paint tests (part one)

Finally got some time to try out the new airbrush and compare some paints. For these first test I used the “Tamiya Spray Work HG Airbrush III”, with the air compressor output left wide open at somewhere between 40 and 60 psi. I know, way too much pressure, but the best way to learn is […]

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Gaianotes paints arrived

The paints from gaianotes finally arrived as well. Even though I picked speedpost, which should arrive in only a few days, it basically stayed waiting at customs for a few weeks. I spotted an unusual label, though. This one has Ex-BLACK in the English text where it should be Ex-FLESH.