Airbrushes?

Alan Jul 13, 2000

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    Alan, I have two. Both have been stored for some time, but now that I'm in the process of assembling your spine car kit I will have to get them out and make sure they are ready to be used. One is a Paasche and the other is a Binks Wren and if I remember correctly I prefer the Paasche for almost all painting of small projects such as your spine car units.

    What type of compressor do you use and how much air pressure do you spray with?

    Gats post reminded me that I did not mention the model of the Paasche which I think is the VL. I'll check when I get home tonight and let you know the model for sure.

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  3. Gats

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    Alan, I use a Paasche VL internal mix, dual action. I have also used their HL external mix, single action brush. Both are good units and spare parts are readily available.
    I haven't used any others in years so I can't really comment on other brands. General word is good about the Aztec guns, as with Badger.

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    i use a paasche vl. had a paasche h that i liked just alittle better. just make sure you clean that thing completely everytime.

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    I'm going to cast my vote (popular, not electoral) for Aztec, despite never having used one. I say this because I have one of the older ModelMaster brushes, which from everything I've seen is exactly the same except its' design isn't ergonomic. This has proved easy for a novice putz like me to use, and is a snap to clean up - just spray cleaner through it and you're done (well, not really, since I leave the paint cup and body in a jar of water and the nozzle in a jar of cleaner - since all I use is acrylics with it). The best feature to me, based on what I've heard from others, is not having to mess with the needle and having it clean so easily (OK, the two best things).

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Patrick:


    Gats post reminded me that I did not mention the model of the Paasche which I think is the VL. I'll check when I get home tonight and let you know the model for sure.

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    Alan, my Paasche is the VL model.



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    I'm using a Paasche VL internal mix, double action, and a Paasche HL external mix, single action. I love both brushes, they work great, and cleanup is easy, especially with the HL. I had a Badger 150, but it got to be unreliable, so I switched to Paasche on the advice of a friend, and haven't looked back since!

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    Aztec here... Talk about simplicity!
     
  9. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Patrick:

    What type of compressor do you use and how much air pressure do you spray with?

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    I have a compressor with a large air tank, with loads more power than I need. Not sure what pressure I use, as the compressor is under the bench, and I never look at the dial [​IMG] Just set it to what works best for the particular job.


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    I use Badger and a couple of other no name sprayers. I use an old three cylinder dentak compressor but bring the pressure down to 20lbs for airbrushing

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    I use the Paasche H single action [​IMG]...can't go wrong there. External mix, excellent action. Make sure it is COMPLETELY clean (an old Marine showed me how to "field strip" mine in a few seconds!!) after each use. Of course I still use my brush for very fine detail, and prefer chalk weathering over all other types. Happy Modeling [​IMG]!!
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