Help wanted: Paasche Model H and Vallejo Acrylics

Mark St Clair Aug 7, 2020

  1. Mark St Clair

    Mark St Clair TrainBoard Member

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    I would appreciate the benefit of anyone's experience using the Paasche Model H airbrush to spray Vallejo acrylic paints. Please post what you have learned using that combo.

    I used the airbrush successfully with Scalecoat II many years ago. Now I would like to experiment with VA model air paints. If you have advice on choice of needle, air pressure, thinning or whatever please share your opinion.
     
  2. Mike C

    Mike C TrainBoard Member

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    I'm no expert here, But I use model air paints and shoot at around 20 PSI . I'm happy with the end result ......Mike
     
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  3. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    I use an Aztek, but with any airbrush, I always start with air pressure set to 30psi, needle almost all the way closed, and paint thinned to the consistency of water. I like to test spray on a piece of cardboard, opening the needle until just the lightest mist of paint is getting through, and I get the best results when the paint is almost going on dry.

    If I can get the brush adjusted to this criteria on the cardboard without and spatter, I start on my models, if any spatter shows, I have to thin the paint some more.

    That said, I don't have experience with Vallejo, but here is a video I stumbled upon when looking up their paints:
     
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  4. Mark St Clair

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    Thanks guys. I appreciate the information and link.
     

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