Airbrush Starter kits

Suggest or recommend suitable tools for use in constructing your model railway.
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Steve M
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Re: Airbrush Starter kits

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Post by Steve M » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:54 pm

That was my thinking with the Vallejo ready mixed paints as well - I knew they would work straight from the box.

A tip: there are at least a couple of weathering 'collections' available from Vallejo and on the whole they are quite expensive. But it's easy to work out which colours are included in each set and put together the same set in individual bottles from the suppliers on eBay - it ends up about half the price.
Look for Coulsdon Models on eBay - found them to be very reasonable with quick postage.
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Post by Steve M » Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:44 pm

I indicated in an earlier post that I had ordered one of the ridiculously cheap (£6.97) Chinese airbrushes to try. It arrived over the weekend along with a couple of quick release couplings (£1.99) so tonight I tested it on an old static model.
First thing I found was that it has a air volume adjuster under the cup and a trigger adjuster towards the rear which means it can be adjusted to give a fine spray without the fear of pulling too hard and getting too heavy with the paint.
It has proved to be very easy to use and clean up although I must admit that so far all I have done is a light coat of the underframes.

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Re: Airbrush Starter kits

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Post by davey60 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:43 pm

Keep us updated please looking forward to see where this goes.

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Re: Airbrush Starter kits

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Post by Steve M » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:28 pm

Did some more work with this cheapo today. It really is quite easy to use, although I haven’t found the right technique for a very fine touch of paint- that’s probably more down to me than the airbrush.
Clean up was very straightforward with all the major parts being easily removed - more importantly, they are simple to get back together again afterwards.
A good and very inexpensive way to get into airbrushing - now if only compressors were a better price.
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