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Offline Lawrence

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2019, 07:41:26 AM »
Thanks @mickster04 I bought one of thesehttps://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Electric-Salon-Pro-GEL-Polish-Nail-Lacquer-Varnish-Bottle-Power-Shaker-Machine/23021287996?iid=192650984888&chn=ps for mixing paint and it works rather well.
I think there was an problem with the shape of the nozzle on my budget airbrush, I dug out my Iwata and it works much better, I like the look of these new airbrushes that have a paint lock on the trigger to limit flow, may be worth investing in one of those.

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2019, 09:35:05 AM »
After some research I discovered the type of airbrush with the lockable paint trigger, it was a Harder & Steenbeck Infinity, but it is a lot of money for an airbrush even if they seem to be hugely well thought of.

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2019, 10:33:27 AM »
The Scottish National Scale Model Show held in Perth at the Dewars Centre is a great show to attend for inspiration and tons of advice.
There's air brush traders there who will give you loads of help and will give you a demo.
Just ask the tons of modellers there any questions you have and, like any modeller, are more than willing to help.
Loads of bargains on paints, adhesives, plasticard etc so I stock up when there.
You will see cars in high gloss showroom condition to camouflaged, weathered,battle weary military vehicles all air brushed.
27th to 28th April 2019

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2019, 03:52:53 PM »
The Scottish National Scale Model Show held in Perth at the Dewars Centre is a great show to attend for inspiration and tons of advice.
There's air brush traders there who will give you loads of help and will give you a demo.
Just ask the tons of modellers there any questions you have and, like any modeller, are more than willing to help.
Loads of bargains on paints, adhesives, plasticard etc so I stock up when there.
You will see cars in high gloss showroom condition to camouflaged, weathered,battle weary military vehicles all air brushed.
27th to 28th April 2019

Ron

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2019, 08:18:36 PM »
 Hi Lawrence,

Do you visit or exhibit.

Ron

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2019, 09:02:15 PM »
I have two airbrushes a old Badger 150 dual action, and recently I bought  Iwata Neo which is a gravity fed dual action but trigger operated, that makes it a bit easier to use for me. With Acrylics it dries really quick, I run some Media airbrush cleaner through the brush immediately after use. With the Badger I have a suction bottle with some in ready to use, I just squirt some in the cup with the Neo. I have found using enamels is easier, it does take longer to dry so does not clog up your airbrush. When I painted and weathered my Union Mills 3f I used enamels. Good luck and have fun, it is worth it for the finish you can get against using a paint brush.
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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2019, 04:28:33 PM »
Hi Lawrence,

Do you visit or exhibit.

Ron

Just a visitor Ron  :D

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2019, 10:12:41 PM »
Well with the airbrush I linked, you can limit the trigger...distance? using the screw at the back, which then means I just hold the trigger as far as it goes and only a little paint comes out anyway, reduces the amount of strain on my finger, no need for a lock? anyway, as said, it is quite budget and I will use it for weathering and maybe all over colours,






I haven't finished yet as there isn't any oil staining but this was quite good for only my second go i think :D

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2019, 12:45:40 AM »
Thanks @mickster04 I bought one of thesehttps://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Electric-Salon-Pro-GEL-Polish-Nail-Lacquer-Varnish-Bottle-Power-Shaker-Machine/23021287996?iid=192650984888&chn=ps for mixing paint and it works rather well.
I think there was an problem with the shape of the nozzle on my budget airbrush, I dug out my Iwata and it works much better, I like the look of these new airbrushes that have a paint lock on the trigger to limit flow, may be worth investing in one of those.

we had a similar device at school for agitating test-tubes. I always thought it would have been good for paint tins/bottles!

they are called Vortex mixers, and are v expensive - the gadget above looks fine!
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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2019, 06:26:40 PM »
Here's a nice cheap solution for stiring and shaking paint tins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtnwcvzNSGQ

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2019, 08:33:15 PM »
Here's a nice cheap solution for stiring and shaking paint tins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtnwcvzNSGQ

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