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  1. Got my Iwata HP-M1 today.

    I never got to like "traditional" shaped airbrushes, especially double-action types. I had the chance to try out an M1 the other day and immediately fell in love with it. For me, it feels much more natural and "part of my hand", and I prefer pre-dialing the amount of paint with the thumbscrew instead of having to use a single trigger for adjusting both air and paint flow.


  2. What has worked for me in the past is painting it with a stamp.

    I either use a piece of firm sponge rubber glued to a wooden stick or just the eraser tip of a pencil, if I have one that wasn't used too much. I paint the rubber/eraser lightly with the intended color and carefully stamp it on the raised portions to be painted. It's important to not use too much paint, better 10 thin runs instead of one that used too much paint which might fill the little recesses.

  3. 5 hours ago, peteski said:

    But will he actually dump his "real" airbrush for painting his models in favor of his home-made one?  I somehow doubt that.  As others said, the results will likely be less than optimal.

    No, he probably did it just for fun, out of curiosity and to share something else than "hey look at my 976th scale model build!". But other people might be tempted to build and use it, for whatever reason.

    I can already imagine the conversation when someone who painted his model using this DIY airbrush shows a build:

    DIY airbrush guy: "Hi, look at my latest scale model build. It's a '69 Olds 420"
    Other guy: "Nice! What airbrush did you use to paint the body?"
    DIY airbrush guy: "I used a insert expensive airbrush model here."
    Other guy: "Thanks. Really nice! See you."
    DIY airbrush guy: "No, jk, actually I used this cheap DIY airbrush."
    Other guy: "Oh! Now that you say it, I think yout paintjob turned out semi-optimal. Look at that... and this spot... and..."


  4. Hi all,

    I'm a 42 year old guy from Germany who wants to get back into the hobby after a long hiatus of more than 20 years.
    My main interest are street cars from the late 60s to the early 80s. But as my main hobby are flight simulators, I'd also like to build some aircraft, although unfortunately the range of kits of civilian small aircraft is much smaller than of military types.

    I already got a ton of great info and inspiration by digging through the forums and I'm looking forward to sharing my first "getting my skills back up" builds soon.


    Take care and stay healthy!

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