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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #175 on: April 23, 2011, 01:53:28 PM »

John spent about an hour this morning going through your post to make sure I hadn't missed anything.  Well worth
the time spent and hopefully some of your tips may come in handy for the next build
I think you did a great job which must have taken you quite a time to prepare and type.
Much appreciated

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« Reply #176 on: April 23, 2011, 03:02:39 PM »

John spent about an hour this morning going through your post to make sure I hadn't missed anything.  Well worth
the time spent and hopefully some of your tips may come in handy for the next build
I think you did a great job which must have taken you quite a time to prepare and type.
Much appreciated

Geoff

 Geoff:

  Thanks very much. I'm glad  you found the thread useful. Good luck on your next build.

John
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« Reply #177 on: April 25, 2011, 05:20:11 PM »

Thanks John,  :-)) there's a cure somewhere just got to find it - I don't give up easily.  O0
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« Reply #178 on: May 28, 2011, 08:23:22 AM »

At one point some one was going to turn this set of postings into a pdf :-)).  This would be real nice as most of the pictures in the post are blocked by the compny fire wall :police:
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« Reply #179 on: May 28, 2011, 09:11:35 AM »

I am doing that, unfortunately work and a daughters wedding have slowed me down. It is getting done :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


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« Reply #180 on: November 29, 2012, 01:32:41 PM »

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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #181 on: November 30, 2012, 07:48:06 PM »

Dan:

 It looks like it should do the job more than adequately. One of the key elements to look for is "oil less", which the one in the URL is.

John


what about this?


http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-axminster-cp103-air-brush-compressor-with-reservoir-tank-prod21805/#bottomsection


Looking to invest in good airbrush and compressor.


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« Reply #182 on: November 30, 2012, 08:10:09 PM »

Thanks John,


I am still looking for the 'perfect' airbrush given the wealth of knowledge you have given us all  :-))


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« Reply #183 on: November 30, 2012, 08:20:48 PM »

Thanks John,


I am still looking for the 'perfect' airbrush given the wealth of knowledge you have given us all  :-))


Dan

Something to bear in mind... what is "perfect" for one person may not be comfortable for you to use.
Stick to the well known brands and find somewhere that will let you try them out
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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #184 on: November 30, 2012, 08:25:40 PM »

yeah its yet another minefield.


Ive used one before for one little job but it was a cheap nasty thing i got free with model boats mag.


Equally, Id rather not keep on spending money until i find 'the one'. I can get used to it if i do enough of it, surely!?!?!


No rush as yet, so plenty of time to look around.


I would using the brush for airfix models and individual parts on model boats. For hulls etc, I would use the halfords gear.


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« Reply #185 on: November 30, 2012, 09:49:16 PM »

Dan:

 the URL you posted just showed the air compressor and tank.
I agree with staying with the standard brands such as Badger or Pasche ( to name two) if you're unsure what to buy. Stay away from the cheaper plastic external mix type air brushes. You don't get the control with them. Don't be afraid to try air brushing . Start on something you won't worry about loosing, such as a scrap piece of metal or plastic. Develop your technique there then go to the model.
  I just did a clinic on air brushing at our local hobby store these past two weekends. the content was basically what I wrote in the tutorial. The biggest thing the students had to over come was the fear of trying it and getting it wrong. Once they tried it, at the clinic, made the standard mistakes and then were shown how to correct them, they were off and running and the fear dropped.

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yeah its yet another minefield.


Ive used one before for one little job but it was a cheap nasty thing i got free with model boats mag.


Equally, Id rather not keep on spending money until i find 'the one'. I can get used to it if i do enough of it, surely!?!?!


No rush as yet, so plenty of time to look around.


I would using the brush for airfix models and individual parts on model boats. For hulls etc, I would use the halfords gear.


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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #186 on: December 16, 2012, 05:56:46 PM »

Defo going for the axminster compressor, now just what airbrush.


https://airbrushes.com/index.php?cPath=1_9_109&sort=2a&page=1&osCsid=a3e54137c6c1c32cc41aded23d9986aa


Willing to spend sort of 200 on one.


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« Reply #187 on: December 16, 2012, 08:09:24 PM »

 I would go for a double action with a seperate cup and glass charge arrangement with a non gravity feed. this allows you to change between the glass jar (for large quantities of paint to do larger areas) and the cup ( to do small areas). This gives you the maximum amount of flexibilty with your tool.
 I normally use a single action air brush, but if you're willing to take the practice, a double action brush can add to the over all versatilty.
 Iwata's are a good name in air brushes. You can also include Badger and Pasche in that realm too.

John


Defo going for the axminster compressor, now just what airbrush.


https://airbrushes.com/index.php?cPath=1_9_109&sort=2a&page=1&osCsid=a3e54137c6c1c32cc41aded23d9986aa


Willing to spend sort of 200 on one.


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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #188 on: December 16, 2012, 08:14:59 PM »


Hey John!
 How you doing sir?
 Working on any projects at the moment?


 Martin   :-)

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« Reply #189 on: December 16, 2012, 09:35:15 PM »

Good Martin, thanks. I'm working on a Model slipways Tsekoa at the moment. It'll be done in time for the spring running season. I've also been doing talks (clinics) in the local hobby stores on air brushing and such.

Have a good Christmas

John


Hey John!
 How you doing sir?
 Working on any projects at the moment?


 Martin   :-)

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Re: Oldiron's Airbrush Tutorial
« Reply #190 on: December 16, 2012, 09:46:43 PM »

Hi John
I have seen this air brush the badger 155 on special offerhttp://www.badgerairbrush.com/Anthem_155.asp
is it a good air brush

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« Reply #191 on: December 16, 2012, 11:20:57 PM »

John:

 Yes, Badger products are excellent quality and parts are readily available. The underfeed type has the ability to quickly change bottles or cups in mid operation when you are painting complex colour situations such as weathering or art work.
  I've had a badger air gun for about 30 = years now and it still performs well.

John

Hi John
I have seen this air brush the badger 155 on special offerhttp://www.badgerairbrush.com/Anthem_155.asp
is it a good air brush

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« Reply #192 on: December 16, 2012, 11:54:32 PM »

I think the issue most people have is the amount of choice. I for one am bamboozeled at what to buy...



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« Reply #193 on: December 17, 2012, 02:28:03 AM »

 Where are you confused? The previous write up on spray painting covers the different types of air brushes and where each tend to excel in their use. What do you need to relieve the confusion?
 You mentioned earlier you wanted the "perfect" air brush. I'm not sure what that is. Its kind of like looking for the perfect wife.

John

I think the issue most people have is the amount of choice. I for one am bamboozeled at what to buy...
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« Reply #194 on: December 17, 2012, 10:32:40 AM »

  Its kind of like looking for the perfect wife.

John

Got one of those  :-)) :-)) :-)) yes she is standing over my shoulder {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #195 on: December 17, 2012, 11:29:35 AM »


Got one of those  :-)) :-)) :-)) yes she is standing over my shoulder {-) {-) {-)

LOL, same here. She tells me so every day.

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« Reply #196 on: December 17, 2012, 01:23:53 PM »

Hi John
thanks for the advice. I think i will get it as Badger do have a goood name.

John
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« Reply #197 on: December 17, 2012, 04:24:42 PM »

I followed John's advice and got the same model that he uses (very slightly updated), it's excellent! and very good value for money :-))   Choosing the right paint and getting the right viscosity counts for so much as with all airbrushes - takes practice.
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« Reply #199 on: January 04, 2013, 05:38:04 PM »

And here she is, absolute beauty. Seems to be well balanced and very smooth.









Got the crown cap for it as an extra and also the quick disconnect bits.


Just need a compressor now
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