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  • Airbrush: Comments (many expected) desired.

    Past due to reload my arsenal with a decent airbrush, so I'm looking for comments, suggestions and "don't be stupid!"

    Years ago I made due with the bottom line Badger single action, the one with a glass jar underneath. Did the job for the basic stuff I needed.

    It's long gone.


    Now that I plan to expand my detailing on several of my boats as well as detail work on static builds (a variety of real and scifi ships, etc).

    Bob, I thought you offered an Airbrush previously but I guess you sold out and no longer continue to do so

    Not having much to go on I "YouTubed" it and found this guy:

    Airbrushing Miniatures - A Beginners Guide

    Not that I'm doing "miniatures", at least in the foreseeable future. But thought he gave a well enough rounded video for the beginner.

    So I'm asking the experts here (and you KNOW who you are....cough cough Bob....cough cough...loogie clear...Dave....) as to whether or not I'm overdoing it regarding what I'm told is a mid-tier brush.

    Airbrush Sparmax Max-3 MAX3 0.3mm Nozzle 7ml Gravity Cup, Double Action + Bonus by SprayGunner

    I will no longer use airbrush propellant for anything other than surfacing my boat, so an air compressor is a given.

    Timbertech Basic Airbrush Compressor, Professional Mini Airbrush Compressor AS-186, with Automatic Stop for Airbrush Painting, Makeup, Nail and Tattoo Studios, Hobby

    It's not the $$ that concern me as much as the long term usage for a variety of uses. With the understanding there's no such thing a a silver bullet.
    Ease of use and longevity are always my primary goal over saving $$ (true value). After I end up on Eternal Patrol, Valhalla, 9th Level of Hell or wherever....giving it to "Sub" Eddie or it ending up at an Estate Sale for Bob to pilfer and sell back to you swab's is the goal.

    Fire away

    Thanks!!

    Last edited by QuarterMaster; 06-12-2020, 02:06 PM.
    v/r "Sub" Ed

    Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
    NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
    USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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    Hi "Sub: Ed,

    I can show you with some photos of what I just purchased to get me started with airbrushing!

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    Again as some of you know I have a 12' X 12' room in my home that is my work shop. So a small compressor with tank, plus the paint booths (for water based paints) will work for me. I really purchased this system for doing the smaller type subs and especially the 1:77 scale Disney Nautilus. I purchase the Paasche (on David M's input) air brush, but I went with the double action over the single.

    "Sub" Ed, I am very new at Sub building (as you know) but for me I think this system will work out for my shop. I purchased all the items you see from Amazon Prime.

    I hope this may give you some ideas! Keep us posted as to what you are going to do! I enjoyed the "ZOOM" yesterday and gaining some knowledge from your input!

    Rob Taylor

    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post

      Again as some of you know I have a 12' X 12' room in my home that is my work shop. So a small compressor with tank, plus the paint booths (for water based paints) will work for me. I really purchased this system for doing the smaller type subs and especially the 1:77 scale Disney Nautilus. I purchase the Paasche (on David M's input) air brush, but I went with the double action over the single.



      Rob Taylor

      "Firemen can stand the heat"
      These are among the future project outside of RC Sub's,. My subject matter is "Real or imaginary, if it carried people and either, dove, floated, flew, whether sub light or FTL,, I like it!"

      I dig water based paints myself. I have to remember the "spray booth Idea" for the indoor detail work.

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      Definitely will need versatility.

      Thanks for the suggestion, will look into it!
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      v/r "Sub" Ed

      Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
      NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
      USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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        https://www.amazon.com/Paasche-Airbr...60336492&psc=1

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        (In the voice of comic-book guy): END OF DISCUSSION!

        Last edited by He Who Shall Not Be Named; 06-12-2020, 03:57 PM.
        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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ID:	140559 Ed-I was going to send a picture but it looks like everyone else did-Yes...that Paasche is the exact one that I have been using for 30+ years. Like I said I used to paint a lot of catalyzed paints(MEK cleanup)..It is easy to clean and will do a fairly large or very small pattern. And at $44 you cant beat it... https://www.amazon.com/s?k=paasche+a...nb_sb_ss_i_1_7

          I don't know what the dif is between David's link and this one but they appear to have the same stuff...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post

            These are among the future project outside of RC Sub's,. My subject matter is "Real or imaginary, if it carried people and either, dove, floated, flew, whether sub light or FTL,, I like it!"

            I dig water based paints myself. I have to remember the "spray booth Idea" for the indoor detail work.

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            Definitely will need versatility.

            Thanks for the suggestion, will look into it!
            Ed,

            I got my spray booth's from eBay! They had a better price than Amazon on them at the time!

            https://www.ebay.com/p/1639180254?iid=292773745937

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            Rob,

            "Firemen can stand the heat"

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            • #7
              The common thread here is Paasche, and I take ALL of you very seriously.

              No single star reviews.

              If Dave can do the fine work he does with his, especially his famed "oil canning" effect......

              I'm in

              From what I read, Bob's choice had a 1/16" to 1-1/2" Spray pattern, Dave's pick shows 1/32" to 1-1/2" was Though like Rob said, I'm going to go "double Action" as well. $18USD more than Dave's.

              I believe it's the Millennium

              Paasche Airbrush Paasche MIL-Set Double Action Siphon Feed Airbrush

              Got that Air Compressor too.

              Anything else...paint, cleaners accessories, etc I'll pick up local to refrain from paying Amazons built in shipping cost.

              Thanks guy's!

              Now, turn my brain back 2 or so decades!!
              v/r "Sub" Ed

              Silent Service "Cold War" Veteran (The good years!)
              NEVER underestimate the power of a Sailor who served aboard a submarine.
              USS ULYSSES S GRANT-USS SHARK-USS NAUTILUS-USS KEY WEST-USS BLUEBACK-USS PATRICK HENRY-K432-U25-SSRN SEAVIEW-PROTEUS-NAUTILUS

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              • #8
                Originally posted by QuarterMaster View Post
                The common thread here is Paasche, and I take ALL of you very seriously.

                No single star reviews.

                If Dave can do the fine work he does with his, especially his famed "oil canning" effect......

                I'm in

                From what I read, Bob's choice had a 1/16" to 1-1/2" Spray pattern, Dave's pick shows 1/32" to 1-1/2" was Though like Rob said, I'm going to go "double Action" as well. $18USD more than Dave's.

                I believe it's the Millennium

                Paasche Airbrush Paasche MIL-Set Double Action Siphon Feed Airbrush

                Got that Air Compressor too.

                Anything else...paint, cleaners accessories, etc I'll pick up local to refrain from paying Amazons built in shipping cost.

                Thanks guy's!

                Now, turn my brain back 2 or so decades!!
                Idiot! It's not the money, it's the difficulty of cleaning the god-damned double-action brush.

                You people!!!

                Get the model H, damnit!

                https://youtu.be/2O8gTIr4lys

                David
                "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                • #9
                  David's right..Its gotta be easy to clean and not have too many seals to rot..
                  Oh and Ed..Regarding a compressor-I use the spare tire in my car and my spray booth is a furnace filter and a box fan!!
                  Would we STEER the QuarterMaster wrong?
                  Last edited by Bob Gato; 06-13-2020, 06:29 AM.

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