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#1 rustymodeler

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

I finally got time to try out my new airbrush that I recieved from Ken Bryller a few months back. This is the first time I have ever used an airbrush. I used it on a piece of cardboard for a couple days first and than I moved on to a 49 Mercury. Its not the best but for the first time I am pretty tickled with it. Let me know what you think.Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

Looks great

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

well for your first attempt it looks pretty good to me i'm still new with the brush (5 bodies) and still to chicken to try flames

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

Great first try. I am only trying to help, not be critical. You have some paint spattering(large spots). This tells me the paint is not being atomized properly out of the brush. Thin your paint a little more. Close the orifice(don't open the needle as much) and increase your pressure a bit. Ideally you can get within a 1/2" and get a fine edge without getting too much over spray, but it will take several passes. Keep playing with it and you will get a technique that will be very pleasing to you.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:09 AM

I agree. It looks good :)

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:28 AM

Looks like you are catching on quick. Looks cool. Do you have proper ventilation for safe airbrushing?

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:00 AM

Looks good to me.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:39 AM

Thanks guys, much appreciated. I am using acrylic paint so how exactly do I thin it out and how much do I use.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:19 AM

The classic desription is that when you run it down the side of a jar, it should look about the same as milk. So get a glass of milk and swirl it around so it goes up the side of the glass and watch it carefully. Thin your paint until you get that consistancy when you swirl it around the jar. When you spray, it should take 2 or 3 coats to get comlete coverage, especially if you are doing light colors over dark.