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Old 09-11-2017, 01:04 PM   #11
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If you paint something on the sprue (use a brush) it is easy not to paint the surface where it joins and fixes to other parts. Just dont paint the bits where glue is required. Easy peezy lemon squeezy. Or am I missing something here.
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Difficult if you airbrush John. Personally I use a brush.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:25 PM   #12
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Difficult if you airbrush John. Personally I use a brush.
Hi Terry Sorry forgot to press the quote button I was just backing up your post and agreeing with you. I did not think I needed to point out about air brushing. Thought that was obvious. If you air brush then as you said clean up the joint. I was picturing supports under station canopy or something or similar. Small parts I would think are easier to brush especially the tiny parts. I can understand people spraying the larger bits but the little pieces are just as easy to brush are they not. Depends what you are doing at the time would think.. If you have to spray it then clean up the joint (like you sugested) After all if you were soldering a dirty contact or something, you would give it a clean before putting on the flux on would you not. Do the same for for making a plastic joint. Whats the difference.
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That is why I used spray paint for the coaling tower. It is made of a myriad of tiny girders so was easier to paint once built. I'd never sprayed anything before.
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Yes that is good example Brian. I guess there are time to brush and times to spray. Depends on the job in hand. John
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I much prefer a brush, you can use it anywhere.
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I much prefer a brush, you can use it anywhere.
Agreed. I bought an airbrush kit the Christmas before last - yet to take it out the box!
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I am a fan of an airbrush!
Granted, there is still a place for hairy sticks.
Figures and detailing, some things can only be done with a brush.

Why did I get one? 3 coats of semi gloss black on a 1/72 Lancaster.
After the effort of the splinter green/brown......
Nah. Last time I'm doing that!

I got lucky, dear dear Santa.

Tuud, it's worth the experiment! But I suppose it depends on what you build?
The coat of paint is better. By miles.
The finish is.......it's just better......
Definitely worthwhile for all basecoats. The best possible starting position.
(Drybrushing certainly picks up brush strokes, very undesirable!)

You know, it's the icing on a sometimes very long and hard to accomplish cake.
Weeks or months on a build, and you know the paint could be better if....
So you do, at least I did! (No matter what)

And it makes things like sealing easier. (Matt varnish to tie in weathering)
And pre prep for decals.....high gloss.....psst psst ready......
No silvering! Joy of joys.
Opens up all sorts of avenues for weathering......
The blends are non comparable.

Can't drybrush with it though!
And it's a fairly messy affair.
You'll almost certainly need a dedicated space for it!
But pros and cons.......all weighed in
It still balances in favour of mess. But I'm awkward like that!

I'm almost certain I would've quit modelling again had I not tried spraying.
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