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Old 03-05-2011, 09:21 AM
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"inside baseball"

the last 3 post were "inside baseball" between Gordy and I.
Some techno issues arose in Admin. and had to be dealt with.
Sorry for getting slightly "off Topic".

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Old 03-05-2011, 09:54 AM
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naah i din't mean it that way... i just don't know what you guys are talking about couse i have no clue about airbrushes
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:35 PM
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I've got my 2nd airbrush, 1st one to use a cup. Hardest technique to learn is to not tip the cup up and spill paint on myself.
All moddlers should get an air brush - it can get paint where a brush can't.
I also recommend a cheap auto compressor, that way you can also use it for bigger jobs and costs about the same.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:27 PM
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what about that top cover so you don't spill paint? that would do it...
i need to get job first and then i'll get compressor
i just need to figure out how to do washes on enamel colors... have to try oil paints on next project couse wash with same color messes up my camo ... tried valeyo wash and maaan that sux
so yea when i get money i'll be able to try some new stuff.... will try to upload pics here of my panther and kingtiger so you guys will be able to se my fails
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:59 PM
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Unfortunately it didn't come with a cap. Thats what the next model up is for.
Just need to get a technique that won't allow me to forget.
I'm also at the stage of experimenting with washes.

The other problem is getting paint all over my hands when I fill the cup - any suggestions please?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:01 AM
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Unfortunately it didn't come with a cap. Thats what the next model up is for.
Just need to get a technique that won't allow me to forget.
I'm also at the stage of experimenting with washes.

The other problem is getting paint all over my hands when I fill the cup - any suggestions please?
I suggest vinyl gloves.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:29 PM
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Kuklinzki, It is not a good idea to use a water based wash (Vallejo) on a water based paint job without some kind of protectant coat. What you can do is after your base paint hase cured for at least a day, spray a light coat of future floor wax (or the appropriate brand where you live) over it and let is cure for a few minutes then spray another tyhen let it cure for a day. Then your Vellejo pin wash should work better. If you use oils (I do), make sure you use a medium (thinner) such a mineral spirits or turpenoid to thin the paint. Do not use laquer thinner as it is too hot and will damage your paint and plastic no matter what kind of protectant coat you have on.

Here are some links you might find helpful.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/95064...+in+modeling--

http://www.network54.com/Forum/95064...Paint-+HELP%21

http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html

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Old 03-15-2011, 02:38 PM
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Thanks for the links - I especially like the last one that recommends it's use on clear canopies - making them appear thinner.

Putting wax on a paint job and then putting more paint down goes against the way I have been taught - wax is not your friend. I'll need to try this on a spare part to practice.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:12 PM
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i paint model with revell enamels... and do wash with it and weathering and mud...ering and everything =D so yea it can melt my camo or make bubbles and so on..
i tried vallejo wash and it's just wrooong... it just painted my model and when i took it off with toilet paper or something like that it took it out of places where it should be and it still left some spots... =/
so should i use oils for wash on enamel camo?
or should i just spray varnish and then do enamel wash..
(is vax and warnish same? no? )
oh.. and what da hell is mineral spirit???
why do people use so many different thinning methods for acrylics... spirits (what ever that is ), alcohol, water, turpentine...
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:15 PM
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mineral spirits is turps.....as far as I know. Yes gets me how all these technical names have replaced the simple way of talking.
Where's my horse and cart?
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