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Hey Scalemates, I've got a couple of rookie questions regarding paints. It's probably been asked a 1000 times before, but I'm having troubles finding a good, easy to understand paint conversion chart between brands. Am I better off sticking with the models brand of paint? My local hobby shop stocks Tamiya paint which makes it easy for my to get. I have one Tamiya kit and one Revell kit.
Also I'm looking into getting a decent airbrush/compressor setup. Any good suggestions here as to which would be a good one to start off with, as I'm totally New to this. Or should I just stick to brushes?
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24. November 2018 at 21:14:35
Thanks for that too Spanjaard. Ive had a look around a few other sites now for that brand and have found a couple with even better pricing. Well made looking tool and parts are easy to get hold of if needed. Cheers mate
25. November 2018 at 09:52:11
One possible suggestion is to get some airbrush training, so you can practice with one airbrush before buying one. Not only to know how to use it, but also to clean it (very very very important part). Also to avoid ruining the needle of your own airbrush when doing it for the first time.
Please have in mind that a damaged needle (bended tip) can ruin a good noozzle, forcing you to replace both (check them with magnifier after cleaning). A damaged nozzle leads to poor results, spattered paint....
Happy airbrushing, and do not get frustrated at the beginning
. And remember, brushes are also a great tool!
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27. November 2018 at 21:10:19
The ultra is a fine airbrush, but it's seals are NOT very resistant to solvent based paints. It needs a quick and thorough cleaning. The Evo's seals are solvent resistant. If you can live with the Ultra's limitations, you've got an affordable airbrush.
27. November 2018 at 22:02:28
i did not know that, thanks Martin. now i am even more glad i have the Infinity.
27. November 2018 at 22:15:02
What Spanjaard is describing is exactly what happened to me. Bent the needle the first time I cleaned the airbrush. So now I use hair brushes and enjoy it a lot. Still one day I will try again the spray gun...
27. November 2018 at 22:36:55
Add comment » Tim Goard
Thanks everyone for the heads up. Its great to have you guys and gals to help make the decisions alot easier. Cheers
28. November 2018 at 08:56:53
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Hi to all at Scalemates. Thought as I'm totally New to this area of modelling I would join up to gather some of the infinite wisdom you all would have to offer. As I have mentioned I'm totally "green" in this area of modelling. My back ground is RC planes, but due to family priorities and my love of large scale gear, I thought I would satisfy my WW2 era appetite for aircraft in this area as budget wise it's more affordable.
I have already got a couple of kits, as can be seen in my stash area. Probably not beginner material I know, but that's why I'm here. To ask, learn, and annoy you all.
Look forward to get amounts it with you all
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18. November 2018 at 09:46:55
Welcome! I'm sure you'll fit right in
18. November 2018 at 10:20:45
Welcome aboard, Tim! Some years ago, a lil boy signed up here. A greenhorn, so to say. I am still a greenhorn but learned a lot here.
18. November 2018 at 19:03:03
Welcome! i have to laugh at "budget wise it's more affordable". Hobbies, regardless of what they are, seem to expand to use up all available cash... I've only started and already I have about $500 in kits, not to mention all the tools and paints and such. I also started RC planes this year so I'm doubly screwed...
18. November 2018 at 19:58:10
Another Aussie? We've got a couple of your countrymen so you'll feel right at home. Welcome aboard.
18. November 2018 at 20:13:58
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Thanks for the welcome from you all. I look forward to chatting with yaz. Hey Tom you are doubly screwed. Just stick with small electric RTFs or ARTFs lol. I was into pylon racing and large scale WW2 planes. My last one was a 1/4 scale mosquito with twin 80cc gas motors. Cost $9800au all up. Flew for 10 minutes until a $60 battery failed. 30 min picking up bits of balsa and ply. Heart broken. But please dont let my misfortune put you off lol. Awesome hobby and very rewarding and satifying. All the best to you all and look forward to seeing you on the forum
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