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  1. Looking great Bob. Looking forward to seeing the finished build.
  2. Got a rolling chassis. Waiting on a distributor to finish the engine. Need to paint the body and finish it. Decided to go with lime green.
  3. I used Purple Power on a couple carbs, took it off in about 30 minutes.
  4. Thanks. It looks great. After looking at the color I did my interior with I'm not sure yellow is the way to go. I'm still thinking on it. Saw one in a lime green that looked real good, may go with that.
  5. Guys I appreciate the craftsmanship some of you put into your builds, but I'm not at that point yet, not going to be cutting and drilling on my build. It's just a basic out of the box build. I welcome any comments on my build, good or bad, here in my work in progress post. Steve....what yellow is that? It's what I had in mind for mine.
  6. No sir, I'm not offended at all. I appreciate the help, and yes it has helped me. At first I was sure it would fit, but I know now that may not be the case. After seeing the carded version with the hose and bottle I will probably get it when I can. I'm not sure the bottle with the HF one would work and the paasche bottle has a metal tube instead of plastic, I like that better.
  7. I'm not trying to dispute what you are saying. If and when I get the Paasche, if I need an adapter I will get it. Or I will get the complete Paasche hose. Or I may decide to get the complete kit. But the inlet on my AB looks to be the same as the one on the Paasche in the photos. I have the adapter that is shown on the plastic bag that says Paasche. The hose I got fits on the compressor end, but on the AB inlet I had to install that adapter for it to fit. The inlet on my AB was much smaller than the inlet end of the hose. The adapter came with the hose. I assume it was designed to fit both types of AB inlets. The thread pitch may be different and maybe that's what you are referring to. I have a little experience with air lines/fittings and adapters, but you probably know more about these AB's than I do so I will just wait and see when/if I get the Paasche if it will work. If not, no problem, I'll get the Paasche adapter or hose. I did see a carded version of the H that comes with a hose and bottle and is only a few dollars more than the AB alone. Maybe that would be the way to go. I appreciate your time and effort in explaining this to me.
  8. The hose actually came with an adapter. It would not fit my AB without it. I think it's the same adapter as the Paasche since this AB is a clone of the Passche starter brush sold at Hobby Lobby.
  9. Moved it out from under the shop light. This is the real color.
  10. Thanks. I moved it out from under the shop light, this is the real color.
  11. Interior parts............the color is Lite Mocha, but the light made it look yellow. It's more brown than that.
  12. Ok, here are the interior parts I did with AB. The color is Lite Mocha, but in the pictures it looks more yellow. I think the light made it look that way, it' more of a light brown.
  13. I did a lot of practice last night and this morning and got it performing fairly well. I had also bought some fresh craft paints from Walmart yesterday. Also I had forgot to install the moisture filter I had bought at Harbor Freight so got that installed this morning. After shooting some test pieces I got brave and shot the interior of the kit I'm working on. Looks ok, I'll post some pictures later. I was probably shooting a little too thick because it only took a couple of coats to get good coverage. Some things I like about air brushing and some things I don't compared to using rattle cans like I had been. I like the way it leaves more of the detail without covering up things, and the cost after initial setup will be less, the rattle cans being 5 dollars a pop at Walmart. Of course there is more clean up than with cans, but that's not a problem. I did not prime the pieces I painted, do you guys prime before shooting these craft acrylics?
  14. Worked on the engine, I'm planning to install a pre-wired distributor, got one ordered form ConnKur. Also did the wheels with some black wash and dullcote. Did the panel lines on the body.
  15. Good suggestions, but I will probably just keep it simple with a bright yellow.
  16. I thought Paasche was made in USA, is it not just standard 1/8 fitting or is it a special made fit only on the Paasche. I can get a adapter if needed, in fact I probably got one, that would be cheaper than getting the complete kit.
  17. Actually, I'm not using the hose that came with the kit. I bought a 10 foot one. The 1/4 in-18 NPT fits my compressor and the 1/8 in-28 NPS fits the brush. https://www.harborfreight.com/14-in-x-10-ft-braided-nylon-airbrush-hose-69578.html?_br_psugg_q=airbrush+hose Yes I'm going to use this one for a while until I get more practice in mixing and spraying. And you are right the money will be coming out of my pocket and I'm retired living on a fixed income so I have to watch how I spend it.
  18. Thanks. I did test with water and it sprays fine. I'm getting there, I mixed some with washer fluid and it seems to work better. I think I just need to get my paint thinned correctly and get my air set right. Some of the paint I got at Walmart was just no good, bad lumpy and would not mix well. I tried some more I had bought and it did much better. I will still get the Paasche H, but I'm going to keep practicing with this one. I may do some small parts with it and maybe an interior, but I don't think I will try it on a body right until I get better with it.
  19. I wonder if the bottle that came with the harbor freight brush will fit the Passche H. I'm sure the hose will. I can get the H brush only for 36 dollars, I don't need the hose and bottle if the ones I have will work with it.
  20. Thanks Bob. That was an informative video. I use the Rustoleum 2x primer, I will try to get some of that paint he used. Is the Passche H the brush they sell in Hobby Lobby in the blister pack?
  21. I appreciate the offer and will keep it in mind. Right now I'm going to practice on the basics and see how this cheap one holds up.
  22. I have been practicing on some spoons and an old body. At one point I did get it doing fairly good with some gloss black acrylic craft paint from Walmart. I got a good smooth finish on a spoon and then shot the roof of the car body and it turned out ok. I had some small parts from a kit I'm working on that needed to be gloss black so I went ahead and shot those, they came out ok. Your advice is well taken, I think I just need to concentrate on the basics and not the brush itself. I am going to get some better paints to try.
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