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10th
Sep 2017
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Sep 10 2017 02:01
I might try a more expensive airbrush someday in the next few months
but my current problem is I've tried 3 cheaper airburshes and the citadel base stuff even thinned down either clogs or dries right out in the airbrush
coats the needle and rip any further work
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Sep 10 2017 02:04
I just sprayed Balthasar Gold thinned down lightly through mine
tekton
@tekton
Sep 10 2017 05:19
i go 47% thinner, 3% flow improver, and 50% paint with citadel stuff
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Sep 10 2017 14:35
I go with straight Vallejo Model Air, or if a non-Air paint, about 3 drops of Vallejo Airbrush Thinner to 10 drops of paint
zopha
@zopha
Sep 10 2017 14:44
I use straight model air as well. Most stuff works well, the white print beaded a lot for me so I'm not sure if it was the primer, damp conditions or something on the plastic. The grey works well for be though
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Sep 10 2017 14:58
:+1:
Jon Kissinger
@alphalas
Sep 10 2017 15:06
I'm told if you don't have actual airbrush thinner, you can use isopropyl alcohol as a thinner
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Sep 10 2017 15:46
I highly recommend that you NOT use alcohol has a thinner
Unless you're using a rebreather
As you be breathing in straight alcohol fumes
This....is very bad.
I speak from experience.
If you're desperate you can use Windex but again, be careful of fumes
GitArdnutz
@GitArdnutz
Sep 10 2017 16:26
Use a proper breathing mask regardless of what thinner you're using. There's no way atomized acrylic dust is good for your lungs and you're going to need them to work for a long time.
GitArdnutz
@GitArdnutz
Sep 10 2017 16:32
"Proper" as in a half-face mask with the right filter cans for what psint you're spraying and what thinner you're using.
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Sep 10 2017 19:27
fair point about face masks...
one of my friends got an airbrush and he reckons there is so little over-spray / mess he can spray in his bedroom (where he does all his painting) - I'm not sure that's a great idea, even if it doesn't create much mess...
also, my compressor is in the garage :smile: so, I won't feel daft wearing a face mask :smile:
WindstormSCR
@WindstormSCR
Sep 10 2017 20:15
I managed to nick a proper venting hood that I spray into from a friends work since they were moving buildings and getting rid of a lot of old equipment
got a lot of other stuff too, but it's nice to not have to worry since it vents to the outside
Simon Porter
@FarseerVeraenthis
Sep 10 2017 20:19
fabulous :+1: if there really isn't much overspray I might just go "naked" in the garage, since it is big and there is plenty of air for it to mix with...
need to get one first :smile:
Joe Beddoe
@CrusherJoe
Sep 10 2017 23:34
I have filter masks -- the kind you get for working in dusty/smoky places -- but I only use them when I'm filing/sanding resin parts