i was bored so i made a flakebuster

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i made one a long time ago with the exact same materials just a different airbrush this time. i did test it and it worked but by then i found out they sold metalflake nailpolish and i switched to that and lost the first flakebuster

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pearl powder at about 10psi ill get metalflake tomorrow to test it.

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What's a flakebuster? What's it do? How do you use it?

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What he said.

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that's awesome! thanks so much for sharing. It gives me ALL sorts of ideas.

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It looks like you put dry flake into a container and shoot clear through so it picks up the flakes?

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It looks like you put dry flake into a container and shoot clear through so it picks up the flakes?

no it doesnt use a carrier he cleared it first then shot the flake dry

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I'll wait to see what Fatkidd does.

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it worked and it failed the vortex in the bottle turned it into a cannon i need to do some more tweaking

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all i think it that it is, is a homemade flake gun. instead of using a normal airbrush and spraying flake through it and risk clogging it this is a dedicated flake gun. i like it, pretty smart to make it, could only imagine what a store bought one like that would run.

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If that's the way the person in the video wants to do that it's fine with me.Personally,I'd use a gravity feed small gun with a tip sized for the flake used and shoot clear & flake together. I don't know if that would work well on a small model car though. That looks like some big flake!

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I will stick to PearlEx and Clear shot thru my 155 anthem, I really don't see a need for that much flake on a scale model..it might work on a 1:1 AWB gasser but thats MHO

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i agree with the above, im not real big on metal flake to start. really only care for it on gassers and low riders. still this looks like it would be cool to have to experiment with. i wonder how well pearl dust would cover. could also see using it for weathering large sections and things like that. looks like i just gave myself a second homemade tool to make when i get home from camping.

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Version 2 is here and working beautifully

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what is the purpose of the small disk and hole in the middle of the tube? and im guessing that the air is hooked to the longer side

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what is the purpose of the small disk and hole in the middle of the tube? and im guessing that the air is hooked to the longer side

just to push the flake out of the tube and correct

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would changing the size of the hole effect the amount that comes out?

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would changing the size of the hole effect the amount that comes out?

it didnt but it was a lot more controlled

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good to know, i think i will play with that a bit when i make one. hope you dont mind if i borrow your design. i just find homemade tools like that way cool.

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good to know, i think i will play with that a bit when i make one. hope you dont mind if i borrow your design. i just find homemade tools like that way cool.

its all good i have no plans on selling them

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lol just want to make sure, ive build things before and have gotten an ear full for using somebody else's design. i always try to ask out of respect for other peoples work.

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I'm totally loving this thing. I think, I too, am going to make one based off of yours. Thanks again for sharing this with us.

Does the size of the tubing make any difference?

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I think I see how you are setting it up, how about posting a picture of the completed Flakebuster as you are now using it. Please!

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Very nice, you got EYEGORE salivatin'. Great experimentation on your part. The problem I have with these large flakes is that they look out of scale and you are going to need very thick clear to make them lay down and feel smooth. I like the idea for doing some accent/graphic work though. I think this would look great on larger scale models. Would be a killer on a 1/8th hot rod, for example.

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I think I see how you are setting it up, how about posting a picture of the completed Flakebuster as you are now using it. Please!

its mated to a modified airbrush just for this purpose

I'm totally loving this thing. I think, I too, am going to make one based off of yours. Thanks again for sharing this with us.

Does the size of the tubing make any difference?

no but for the inlet i suggest you keep it small

Very nice, you got EYEGORE salivatin'. Great experimentation on your part. The problem I have with these large flakes is that they look out of scale and you are going to need very thick clear to make them lay down and feel smooth. I like the idea for doing some accent/graphic work though. I think this would look great on larger scale models. Would be a killer on a 1/8th hot rod, for example.

thanks, whats a good flake size for 1/24

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