At least here is how I do it for landing gear wheels in aircraft. I use the following tools. Spru cutter. Self-gripping tweezers. UMP Sanding Sticks Flex-I-File Sanders Toothpicks. Something to hold the toothpicks. In this case Mr. Paintstation. Craft glue (not pictured). The F-18 Hornet I’m currently working on has some rather pronounced seam lines on the tires. Using the UMP sanding stick I sand what I can while the wheel is on the spru. I sand just enough to remove the seam, but not so much to create a flat spot on the wheel. The wheel is then cut from the spru. By using the self-closing tweezers I have a good grip on the wheel to sanding the two attachment points. I then finish up any areas that need it with the Flex-I-File sanders. The wheels then are put onto toothpicks using the craft glue in preparation for priming/painting.
Keeping your airbrush clean is one of the most important things you can do to keep it operating reliably for many years. In Part 1 of this series, I go through what I do to clean the airbrush out between colors. Part 2 will go into a more deep clean.
Been not the most productive the last few weeks but some progress was made. Plus a bonus tool tip!