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 Post subject: Airbrushing gloss paints
PostPosted: Sat 26 Aug 2006 21:29 pm 
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Do you think that it is better to airbrush civil planes cos' I am scared the gloss may clogg up the brush?????
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Spray if you want to, there's nothing to worry about. In any case how else would you get those nice whites and silvers?

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Thanks Peebeep Ill give it a try

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Some of the Halfords spray cans are reputedly good matches :shock:
perhaps BAC could advise :idea:

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modeldude, as long as you clean your airbrush after you finished spraying, then it should not matter which type paint you use.


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modeldude, as long as you clean your airbrush after you finished spraying, then it should not matter which type paint you use.


Thanks that's what I was trying to figure out.

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Thanks guys for all your help I ventured into the unknown and airbrushed it I'll post some pics it looks pretty good

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 Post subject: How to airbrush
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Today I went into my local model shop to by a couple of jars of paint.  The stock was run down and the staff looked a bit depressed.  As I was looking at the kits the owner came up and said everything was half price.

Oh dear, I thought, I had frequented this shop for twenty years and it was going.

However half price is half price and I had just received £300 for a job that had taken two hours (it was a one off) so I had free money.

I had always wanted an airbrush.  There was a badger airbrush and an compressor.  So I bought them.

Does anyone know of any guide how to use an airbrush?


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There are a few threads around the forum on airbrushing, paint mixing etc.

But the best thing to do is just go for it, its great fun as long as you don't spray a £50 kit for your first go. ;)

For me, the first few goes were like a kind of semi controlled panic, but it was great fun and its a good easy quick learning curve.

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http://www.finescale.com/fsm/objects/pd ... ushing.pdf

Nice article, good starting point...

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 Post subject: Badger 350 Servicing
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I need to take out the needle of my badger 350 so I can give it good clean. However, when I was given the Airbrush there was no manual in the box and I can't figure out how to take it apart/change the needle.

Does anyone have any instructions that they could scan in for me or tell me how if possible?

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Not sure about your Badger, but on mine the rear of the airbrush unscrews a bit like the barrel of a fountain pen. Once unscrewed, there are adjusting nuts to move the needle back and forth. I haven't done it, but I would assume that if you just keep unscrewing it then the needle will come out?

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Found a page on the Badger website that shows the parts of the 350:
http://www.badger-airbrush.com/350parts.htm

Looks like the back does come off - have you tried that?

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Thanks for the link. I thought the back might come off, but are fairly strenuous pulling nothing came off. I'll have to try again!

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I clean my needle after each spraying :shock:
I don't know if it's absolutely necessary :roll: but better safe ...... :oops:

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Thats the thing, I haven't known how to access the needle after each spray and I'm worried that it might be clogged up as spraying performance has dropped.

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I got to the needle after a long stuggle to free up parts! I was surprised that I hadn't completely messed the needle up. There was paint in there, but still wet, yet the last time I sprayed was at least a week ago. Nevertheless, I got it apart and managed to give it a good proper clean out. It now sprays better than when I first got it, so I owe my thanks!

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Hi all,

I am going to start practising with the airbrush soon but i am unsure as to what consistency's the arylic and enamal paint needs to be and what is the ratio between paint to water/thinners

Any advice would be most helpful

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they say it should look like milk being swashed araond the jar, but i found that you have to play a little and some paints colors mix better than others! may be down to age of the paint.

enamel i found 2 parts paint to 1 part thiner, but i do spray a test on a spare model to see how it fairs and add more paint/thinner if required.

with acrylics, depends on the make i think some requires water (needs to be soft water) and other require thiner e.g windoew cleaner or i been using liquid reamer.

best thing to do find a old model or a unwanted model glue the 2 halfs and wings on and use it as a test subject and play to harts content on it tell you find the right mix and air settings :)

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