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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Facelessman01, Mar 20, 2017.


  1. Facelessman01

    Facelessman01 Young Tutorling

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    Hello everyone, I stumbled upon this website while trying to troubleshoot my new airbrush and it seemed like a great place to learn from.

    My current setup is as follows:
    Badger Renegade brush - thought I lost my tip on this thing which, as I stated above, brought me here
    Paasche D3000R Compressor - usually dialed in around 13 PSI

    For the most part I build (and attempt to paint) Gundams. My one full painted build failed miserably upon trying to weather it after painting was complete. I have a few planes to build/paint, and for the moment one tank.

    I try and stick with Vallejo paints since I have struggled with getting the paint to thinner ratios correct with Tamiya. There is also an artisan paint line made here in Utah called Mission Models that I have used a couple times and quite enjoy.

    Looking forward to learning some stuff and getting to know some people. Thanks!!
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  2. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia,
    we have a few modellers here that can guide you with technique, and the rest of us can help with equipment questions.
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    Ricky Spanish "The Hi-Line Bandit" Elite Member!

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    CALz AyrWKz Moderator Mod

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    Welcome to the forum! Sorry, I don't know much about modeling. But there are many here who do.
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    Facelessman01 Young Tutorling

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    I did a bit of airbrush work in high school. Started modeling about a year ago, decided to paint about 6 months ago. Struggled a lot at first, struggle a little less now. Just last week I upgraded my brush and compressor from an inexpensive Master Airbrush starter set to what I listed above. It has made a huge difference in just about everything. If anything I probably got the wrong brush since the Renegade is more of a detail brush. My local hobby shop here in Salt Lake City is ordering a Xtreme Patriot 105 for me, for my purposes that will be a much better all around brush I think (hope).
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the forum,You might be suprised at what that Krome can do even with the smaller needle nozzle combo!
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    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod Artist of the Month!

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    Facelessman01 Young Tutorling

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    No doubt I have a ton to learn about this thing. Tonight was my second time shooting paint through it and it went better than the first, so I'm going to call that a win. Haha.
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    The Badger brushes are definitely better than your first brush and will make a big difference. Its all about reduction and psi. Once you get the right combination the brush will sing. LOL
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    LovesArt Spider Splatterer

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    Welcome from Ohio!
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    Basstrack238 Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    Welcome! I love my renegades, they work well. I used to do models, not much anymore, but time is short now. I haven't been doing anything at all...you came to right place
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    MeeshellMP Goddess Queen of carts Mod

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    Ohhhh youe gonna LOVE your new Badger!!! And...welcome aboard!
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    Russ Allen Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Welcome to the forum! I'd love to see those Gundams!

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