I wanted to sort through the spare needles and nozzles I have for my cheap airbrushes, thinking I'd use the calipers I bought to help identify them as which size.
Long story short, I ended up getting quite muddled. the 5mm needles were easy to identify as they are massive by comparison to the other two pairs. the 2mm/3mm are almost identical though and I am only half confident that I have them separated out properly. I was under the impression that the entire needle would be thinner or thicker, to measure with the calipers, but it seems only the taper changes.
Anyway, I have a needle plus nozzle in each brush, and based on how cheap the components are, i'm not sure that .1mm will make a huge amount of difference.
Maybe I'll eventually have enough practice to buy a branded one at some point. I am hoping to be able to put them to use on Infinity models over the long break, and at least be part painted for the first intro game I have arranged with my work friend. I find myself increasingly tempted by models outside of the Morat sectorial, and Umbra Samaritans/Legates etc are just too nice not to paint! They also go well with the Batroid TAGs which I definitely would like to paint up and play with eventually too.
I'll be doing a year in review hopefully next week, and a look forward to plans for next year :)
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