AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

Suggest or recommend suitable tools for use in constructing your model railway.
User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1408
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#11

Post by Steve M » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:39 pm

That didn’t take long to put together.

Very well thought out kit. A nice touch is the neodymium magnets supplied, and the predrilled holes for them, so that modules can be linked together and reconfigured as necessary.

Image20181019_143405 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. ;)

User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 491
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgandy, France
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#12

Post by yelrow » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 pm

you are going to need a lot of bottles to fill that up. Are you going into business.

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1408
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#13

Post by Steve M » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:21 pm

yelrow wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:11 pm
you are going to need a lot of bottles to fill that up. Are you going into business.
I do have a dozen or so on order, John. :)

As for going into business, very unlikely. Plenty of others already in that market.
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. ;)

User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 491
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgandy, France
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#14

Post by yelrow » Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:29 pm

Are these things still as fiddly to clean I have an airbrush, but it takes longer to clean it than to spray anything. Similar, with full size sprayer. I have a system that paints emulsion, where you fill the tube, attached to the roller, and paint walls. Superb. You can do 50% of wall in one fill. But again, tis the washing out/ cleaning, that takes the time

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1408
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#15

Post by Steve M » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:12 pm

That’s a very good question that, as yet, I can’t answer.

The airbrush I have is a gravity feed ie it has a cup on top in which you only need to put in a couple of drops of paint. I am sticking to water based acrylics and, if the blurb is to be believed, these just need washing through with water. Obviously there is more to it than that but I have some cleaning fluid, brushes and a cleaning pot so reports will follow.
Last edited by Steve M on Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. ;)

User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 491
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgandy, France
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#16

Post by yelrow » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:20 pm

i await your first clean up report. My upbringing, is to paint using a brush, and use roller for big emulsion work. Over here, they brush nothing. Everything, gloss, undercoat, etc, all with rollers. The DIY shops, have massive selection of rollers, from tiny, to vast. No cleaning, all throw away. Takes a bit of confidence to Paint a top gloss finish with a roller, but it works. Everything has different textures.

User avatar
Brian
Site Admin
Posts: 1078
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Location: SE Kent
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#17

Post by Brian » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:28 pm

I have no idea how good these are, or how well they work? Example... link
Image << Click the Icon to go to my website

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1408
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#18

Post by Steve M » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:19 pm

Brian wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:28 pm
I have no idea how good these are, or how well they work? Example... link
I have one already. The idea is that you rest the airbrush in the integral stand with the nozzle in a socket in the lid. You then spray thinners/water/cleaner through the airbrush. It collects in the bowl and a built in filter stops the spray from getting out.
Apparently it allows for a quick clean to make it possible to switch colours without having to do a full clean each time. Ideal when working with small amounts of paint.
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. ;)

User avatar
Steve M
Posts: 1408
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Location: Rochester, Kent
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#19

Post by Steve M » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:18 pm

I think I have finally reached the stage of ‘all the gear, and no idea’.

Image20181020_114314 by Steve Mumford, on Flickr
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. ;)

User avatar
RogerB
Site Admin
Posts: 1137
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:17 pm
Location: Dorset
Contact:

Re: AIRBRUSHES AND WEATHERING

#20

Post by RogerB » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:03 pm

Looks impressive though. R-
All pets are therapy pets. Most are just working under cover.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest