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Air Brushing
« on: December 16, 2006, 10:09:39 AM »

My wife bought herself one of those spray tanning kits, it consists of an airbrush, aprox one metre of tubeing to a pressurised  air can, (changeable). There are three little jars for holding the fluid, She tried it once and never used it again,so my question is, would this system be suitable for paints, it looks the same as other systems on the market, but before I mess it up thought I,d best try and find out.
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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2006, 10:57:23 AM »

Bosun

What sort of airbrush? Pictures? Is the flow adjustable?

Doug
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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2006, 11:05:04 AM »

Hi Bosun, I have an airbrush and compressor. Use it on your models or any other job you wish. It is exactly the same as the rest of them but marketed for the Nails Company's. I actually bought mine for modeling and have seen the same model advertised for painting nails.   :P
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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2006, 02:10:43 PM »

Hy Guys, Thanks for the replies, yes the spray is adjustable, I thought they may be all very similiar to each other, just wasnt to sure,
I will give it a go as soon as I work out the paint /thinners ratio.
Many Thanks
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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2006, 01:31:08 PM »

Bosun

Paint:thinner ratio suggest around 50:50 or get airbrush paint. Revell do it at about 2 for 25ml

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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2006, 02:21:08 PM »

Standard white spirit from any DIY store is great for thinning Humbrol and Revell paint tinlets (but not for brands like Cherry paints or Pheonix Precision paints, as these require a dedicated thinners from the Pheonix range). I have spoken to  some of Britains top scale static modellers and this is what they recommended.

I have been using this method for a number of years with no problems to report!


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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2006, 09:17:59 PM »

Hy Guys
I have tried out the 50.50 mix and it worked out ok, after a little bit of overspraying ect on an old piece of faced ply, I was surprised how quick it was, I am now spraying everything in sight, although I have,nt tried it out on my Tid yet, bit more practise I think
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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2007, 08:22:16 PM »


Hi everyone

I have bought an airbrush  (from the Ally Pally show) and now planning to try it out.  I have borrowed a compressor from a friend, so, plenty of air to go around.

My questions are these.   Can I use the little pots of Humbrol paint that I have?    I appreciate that the paint will need thinning, so do I have to use the Humbrol thinners?   

Will white spirit do the same job? or is there some other proprietary brand that's cheaper than Humbrol.

I started off by collecting the Halfords 'Tins', but have not used these yet as the weather is a bit inclement.  I did propose to use these as the undercoat, and then airbrush the top surfaces.  Will there be a clash of chemicals?  or worst of all, will it react and cause bubbles or peel away?

Sorry, so many questions, but I thought it best to ask first.


Cheers...Ken




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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2007, 08:28:39 PM »

Ken

I've used enamel thinners and white spirit to thin Humbrol paint with no problem although I prefer to use the Revell airbrush paint. As for reaction of different paints I suggest you use a practice piece before trying on your model. I'd suggest practicing on scrap wood or plastic to get the 'feel' before gong near your model anyway.

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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2007, 08:49:06 PM »


Thanks Doug


I will try the white spirit idea then.   As I have about 30 tins of the Humbrol, I'll practice with these and see the effects.

I have an idea that thinning the paint will make the paint smother on the model  with lots of coats instead of one or two thicker coats    (I may be wrong !!)  I shall also have to watch out for the dreaded 'runs'. 

I remember, as a youngster, spraying my Ten Quid car with shop cans of aerosol paint. ( about ten bob a tin)  (how's that for a G.O.G).  Considering it was in the street, it came out rather well. Mind you, I had lower standards in those days.  ;D


Cheers...Ken


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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2007, 07:42:49 AM »

You may find that white spirit causes gloss paint to become matt.

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Re: Air Brushing
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2007, 09:01:28 AM »

nice one Ken!!
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