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Paint or Airbrush problem?

19 September 2007 - 11:35 AM

Hi All,

Juts been spraying a model in my garage and for some reason the paint has gone onto the surface with lots of air bubbles. The paint is premixed Revell airbrush paint, the airbrush is a badger 200 nh and I am using a Revell compressor with a moisture trap.

Does anyone have any ideas what has gone wrong?



16 September 2007 - 12:31 PM

Well finally got my airbrush running tonight and laid a good coat of paint of my F40 kit. I am totally amazed at the quality of the finish. So much smoother than using rattle cans and deeper colour. It will need rubbing down and another few coats but looking not too bad so far.

So glad I went for a compressor as using a propellant can was just of no use to me.


Paint fumes

14 September 2007 - 03:57 PM

Hi Guys,

I have just been reading through the paint booth thread and it has go me thinking. I am just getting back into this hobby and never really thought about paint fumes etc.

I will be airbrushing with a compressor and plan to use acrylics as often as possible. There will be times tough when I will need to use enamel and other types of paint in the Airbrush.

My question is what precautions do I need to / should take?

I was assuming that a lot of the problems with paint fumes were down to the fact that a lot of modelers use aerosol cans and not airbrushes, is this the case?


Revell Ferrari F40

13 September 2007 - 01:07 PM

This is the kit I am working on just now. I haven't built a kit since I was a kid so I guess its kinda like my first all over again.

The rear was a bit of a pain as it comes in three parts, clam shell, spoiler and rear light cluster/grill. This meant a bit of filling and sanding but its there :D

Just waiting on the primer to harden and then I will sand it ready for the colour coats.


Finally :-)

11 September 2007 - 08:22 AM

Well I have finally got around to getting the larger parts of my Revell Ferrari F40 kit into primer. Hopefully I will get my compressor soon which will allow me to spray the top coats with my Airbrush.

I have a question though, Do you guys paint parts before building or after?