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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #225 on: March 27, 2013, 01:56:46 PM »

Hello folks, having asked your advice a while back John, I also bought the Badger 200 - the one in the first picture you've posted. I'm well pleased with it O0 :-))   
The only thing I can say Oldshrimper is that getting the right paint and viscosity is so important, I've had all the problems you've experienced and more, the difference in using quality paint with very fine pigment for airbrushing is amazing.  A friend put me on to this paint, not cheap but a good size bottle, limited in colour range but I tried it in desperation. A quick shake, into the paint pot & spray - absolutely amazing results!! no clinical settings neede on the brush.  gave me the heart to carry on
http://www.specialistpaints.com/products/inspire-airbrush-base  Regards, Tony.
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #226 on: March 27, 2013, 02:02:54 PM »

John,
Thanks again for the quick reply.
I initially did my search on Ebay and found these;
Badger 200-3 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BADGER-AIR-BRUSH-PRECISION-SPRAY-SET-MODEL-200-3-/290876047249
Badger 200-5 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BADGER-MODEL-200-5-AIRBRUSH-KIT-BRAND-NEW-IN-BOX-/261181665051
Badger 200-20 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BADGER-MODEL-200-20-DETAIL-SINGLE-ACTION-AIRBRUSH-/380568706856
I then went to the Badger website and found the information you've shown. All appear to be single action pick up airbrushes, but I now think that the 3 and 5 variation may relate to airbrushes supplied in different type of kits with more or less equipment supplied. The 200-20 is as you've stated a 'detail' airbrush. I'm prepared to pay the little extra and go for the 'detail' airbrush 200-20 and practice 'weathering' if, it's suitable for spraying the hull and larger areas of the model.
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #227 on: March 27, 2013, 02:06:49 PM »

Tony,
Took a quick look at Specialist Paints and it's a site I've bookmarked for later. They do have metalflakes paints and for a brief moment I thought of 'Pimping my Tug'........but it was only for a moment. :embarrassed:
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #228 on: March 27, 2013, 03:08:00 PM »

Hello folks, having asked your advice a while back John, I also bought the Badger 200 - the one in the first picture you've posted. I'm well pleased with it O0 :-))   
The only thing I can say Oldshrimper is that getting the right paint and viscosity is so important, I've had all the problems you've experienced and more, the difference in using quality paint with very fine pigment for airbrushing is amazing.  A friend put me on to this paint, not cheap but a good size bottle, limited in colour range but I tried it in desperation. A quick shake, into the paint pot & spray - absolutely amazing results!! no clinical settings neede on the brush.  gave me the heart to carry on
http://www.specialistpaints.com/products/inspire-airbrush-base  Regards, Tony.

Tony

 You're quite right about the fine pigment paint these brushes are designed for. Most model paints are of the fine pigment variety. I don't know if you can get them over there, but here are some I use that are specifically designed for model use:

http://www.testors.com/category/135232/Model_Master

http://www.weavermodels.com/page7.html

http://www.testors.com/category/133504/Floquil

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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #229 on: March 27, 2013, 04:29:52 PM »

Hi Glyn, the brush I purchased was the 200-5, gives a good spray diameter for larger assemblies but also sprays amazingly fine, both  lines and into corners. Ideal I think for the newcomer and expert alike.
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #230 on: March 27, 2013, 07:59:25 PM »

Tony,
Then the 200-5 it shall be. Thanks for writing down your experiences; it all helps us new-guys.
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #231 on: March 28, 2013, 02:32:22 AM »

Hi Glyn, John (Oldiron) is the man to thank really, I found his tutorial a boon and gladly I took his recommendation for the brush.
                                     Don't give up! it does take as they say...............practice, practice, and practice. 
       Rather than wait till I have something that needs painting,  I'll put time aside to do nothing else than have a play airbrushing. I prime up a few sheets of card with grey and white primer, I stick all sorts of scrap off cuts together any old how to form all manner of shapes, including corner and box type shapes, I prime these up and then just have a play!  different paints, thinners, colours, varying viscosity, air pressure etc. etc. and try to enjoy rather than endure.  I sometimes wish though that my model bits came out as good as the scrap! O0 {-) {-)  Regards, Tony.
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #232 on: March 28, 2013, 04:45:23 AM »

well i think i have sorted out my problem


the NIB on my brush was not all the way home ( hard up on the O ring ? and was tight in the thread ) fixed that up and now it sprays like a bought one
probably[size=78%] a good idea to strip the brush and [/size]resemble[size=78%] it before you use it, just watch for the little trigger [/size]rocker[size=78%] [/size]thingy[size=78%] falling out  A %$#@#$% to get back in [/size]
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #233 on: March 28, 2013, 10:21:52 AM »

well i think i have sorted out my problem


the NIB on my brush was not all the way home ( hard up on the O ring ? and was tight in the thread ) fixed that up and now it sprays like a bought one
probably[size=78%] a good idea to strip the brush and [/size]resemble[size=78%] it before you use it, just watch for the little trigger [/size]rockerthingy[size=78%] falling out  A %$#@#$% to get back in [/size]
lesson learnt
cheers Bob

 Good to hear you got it sorted. let's see some of your paint jobs on here.

John
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #234 on: March 29, 2013, 08:50:44 PM »

might have to practice a bit more  lol


i tried table salt sprinkled over the wet paint and then wash it off after its dried then a another coat of paint over the top
come up not to bad for the nonskid look
would be more to scale  if it was finer
might try icing sugar next
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #235 on: May 05, 2013, 03:59:53 PM »

Mods.... can this be made sticky?
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #236 on: May 05, 2013, 09:32:43 PM »

Mods.... can this be made sticky?

I always thought, paint was sticky enough, without the mods making it worse. O0 O0 {-) {-)
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #237 on: March 02, 2018, 10:53:02 AM »


Not sure where to put this.... so lets put it here!


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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #238 on: March 02, 2018, 09:41:18 PM »

Very interesting Martin :-))


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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #239 on: March 03, 2018, 03:24:35 AM »

Martin,
Good find O0 O0
As he says simple and cheap, meaning it becomes inexpensive to practice spray painting as you are not wasting expensive thinners.
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #240 on: March 05, 2018, 03:59:00 PM »

Useful tutorial but i was losing the will to live with all the repetition.
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #241 on: March 05, 2018, 06:35:50 PM »

I've used IPA as a diluent in acrylic paint for about 2 years, better than water, cheaper than the paint manufacturers own diluents.

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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #242 on: March 05, 2018, 10:42:01 PM »

Do you just add it neat Brian.
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