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    Dec 16, 2009, 12:01 AM - Air-brush help #1

    Hi, I'm looking into getting an airbrush and compressor for painting masks (latex and sillicone), resin moldels, and fiberglass parts.

    What would be the best one recommended for around $100, do you think this one would be good:

    http://www.micromark.com/PAASCHE-TAL...-SET,9122.html

    And is this a good compressor:

    http://www.micromark.com/PAASCHE-MOD...SSOR,9010.html

    Please let me know,

    SP
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    Dec 16, 2009, 1:21 AM - Re: Air-brush help #2

    i've never used the talon, but the VL is great. if the talon is supposed to be a better model than the vl, i'm sure it's good. i prefer siphon feed vs. gravity, but that's just me. i like being able to hook up a larger bottle of paint. 0.4oz goes fast if you're painting a big area... i'm more likely to have 4 oz than 0.4

    compressors are tough. that should be fine for anything you need. i like a bigger one with a tank myself. rather than always on, it fills the tank then shuts off, coming back on as needed. i use a big one from home depot with a pressure regulator. a moisture trap is a good idea too.

    then again, i don't really use my airbrushes for painting armor or anything. all i've done lately has been textile stuff, like rolls of fat on a hutt!
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    Dec 16, 2009, 5:02 AM - Re: Air-brush help #3

    I have a few airbrushes all Badger but, I prefer Gravity with Latex paints. Reason is with siphon the tube gets clogged easy and its usually made of plastic. another problem I had is the latex paint bubbles out of the small hole in the siphon bottle. The Gravity feed runs right into the airbrush nozzle. As for the Compressor, I have the exact same one and its 10 years old, never had a problem.
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    Dec 16, 2009, 11:41 PM - Re: Air-brush help #4

    OK, thanks for the help but one more question: does a spray booth make it so you can paint inside a house or ,lets say, my room?
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    Dec 17, 2009, 7:16 AM - Re: Air-brush help #5

    great airbrush i have a series Paasche V1 and V2 and Raven2 with Camaleon system.
    i choiche a paasche V1 ,for drawing for modeller have a good atzec kit of kodac and air compresso for 8 liter
    i prefer a gravity sistem is heasy manutenction
    i see a new paasche talon airbrush is best
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    Dec 17, 2009, 1:14 PM - Re: Air-brush help #6

    Quote SUPERprops said: View Post
    OK, thanks for the help but one more question: does a spray booth make it so you can paint inside a house or ,lets say, my room?
    theoretically yes. it all depends on the situation.

    in my case i built a dedicated room in the basement for painting / bondo / fiberglass. it's a 5'x5' room with 2 180cfm exhaust fans and 1 smaller fan pulling air in.

    i can do fiberglass work down there for hours and no-one upstairs notices.
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    Dec 17, 2009, 5:57 PM - Re: Air-brush help #7

    Well I bought this one last night:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT

    I love ebay, it saves you so much money.
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    Dec 18, 2009, 8:10 PM - Re: Air-brush help #8

    I think I might get this one:
    http://www.micromark.com/PAASCHE-MOD...SSOR,9010.html

    I found it on ebay for $60, I heard it was good, plus then I can put it in my room.

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