Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by backonthecase, Aug 9, 2010.
nice truck,Colin,should your build well,
Treated myself to a airbrush, way above my skill level but was such a good price I could not say no, plus used my birthday money
very nice Dave ,and what a good way to use your birthday $,
Yes Monica we'll have to see, I can use similar woodgrain decal to start with! I'm looking at a truck/lorry at present, needs a bit of scratchbuilding though.
sounds like you have the whole thing sort ,will be watching this build,
I was looking at a lorry,at the last swap meet,still up around $60.oo or more for one,
Yes I've had a cab unit ( for an artic) for some years so stretching the chassis to turn it into more of a box lorry. Also looking a scratchbuilding a surf vehicle, Sandpiper, rare, lost one on ebay USA at the weekend when it went over $100! And of course having to print some more woodgrain decal for this one above.
An excellent airbrush, I love mine
My first airbrush so if you have same I might be chasing you up for advice ☺ what size needle do you use ?
For anything other than priming I use the 0.2 needle. This works fine for me with all types of paint, from enamels to acrylics.
I use the 0.4 for priming with Stynylrez as this gives a better flow.
Only have a 0.15 and 0.4 so will have to see how I get on for now unless I find a good deal on a 0.2 needle set.
I doubt 0.05mm will make much of a difference - just thin the paint a tad more.
I mainly use the 0.4 needle as my workhorse for 95% of painting, primer, varnish, base coats. With vallejo Model Air at this needle size there is no need to thin. I will use the 0.2 needle for touch ups and detailing such as mottle. VMA needs to be thinned for this needle size.
I would not try to use a 0.15 needle with most model paints as it tends to get blocked but the 0.15 can work with MRP paint which is a very fine ink like paint.
Thanks Barry for the advice, I have bought vallejo model air paints for my first models to see how I get on.
I thought I'd done pretty well until I saw Ron and Patrick's latest hauls!
This one cost less than £15 inc. P&P
And this one was just under £24 inc. P&P
Not bad considering the dealer left the price sticker on
Both still in their wrappings and as new.
Any bargain is a little victory Dave! I must do a Chieftain sometime, I've always had a post-apocalyptic scene in my mind. Probably something to do with growing up in the shadow of a potential nuclear attack!
first thing ive bought for about 6 months!........but couldnt resist....normally go for around £30 to £35.....picked this up on ebay for £12 including the postage!
just need to get the bench up and running so i can build it!
nice Paul,gives you the inspiration to get working,
Some German armour which I swapped for a couple of Airfix 1/24 that I would never build.
! have one of these and love it. sprays with no splatter and no blockages so far. I didn't think I would use the paint flow regulator at the back but after a few tries I use it nearly all the time. Thanks John, a really worthwhile purchase.
ive got plenty of inspiration to build.....just no where to build!....cant wait to get this new place decorated and put together so i can get the bench sorted........im climbing the walls with boredom cos i cant fettle plastic lol
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