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  1. Paul Buckley

    Paul Buckley Young Tutorling

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    Hi my name is Paul (as mentioned in my username)..big giveaway... buy hey ho..full of surprises me..:D


    I live in the northwest (Manchester) U.K and I’m nearly 40.
    I’m a complete newbie at this so bear with me..

    I’ve got a few airbrushes which I will tell you about shortly. But the reason for venturing out into airbrushing scene was for a few reasons..

    1 to learn how to restore defective items like scratches or paint blemishes on a small scale like car scratches or anything which is precious enough to want making good...Ive seen a magic man at work who repairs dents in window frames or furniture and sprays them back up to perfection.

    2 general artist work, I loved art at school and I would sit and draw for hours to keep myself busy, and my mind exercised, I often use apps on my iPad to simulate the real thing which is now what I’m hoping to do by being on here.
    3 to see how I fair up now I’m An adult....do have I still have the skills and patience to draw fantastic peices of work which inspire people. Let’s wait and see..!

    Back to the airbrushes..

    Well it started by a few impulsive bids on a famous auction site.. I got a deal on 2 iwata hp B and hp-C models... one was fine and one was temperamental plot nozzles bent needles, anyway I went online to a regional supplier and bought some new nozzles and needles... for them
    when I come to fit them on the hp- B or C can’t remember which one..I managed to cross thread the nozzle.. I’m sure it wasn’t meant to fit and I bullied it in thinking it would go in..anyway I broke it..:( it’s in bits now as spares..

    Then I bought an hp A I think and a revolution one with a trigger.. which were both new..

    The compressor I have is the iwata studio series..I bought this as a job lot of nail art paints and body paint.. must have had little use as everything was literally new..with some things unused..

    The problem I have with things like this was the fact that I wanted to plug and play without doing any reading so hit a few schoolboy errors before I even got started..
    I’d clogged the nozzles and struggled to maintain a constant flow..and as you probably guessed it got frustrating so packed it all away until I could find the inspiration and knowledge to do it properly again..

    To the present day they’ve been boxed up for about 2 years with no intention to use them; but, I’ve suddenly got the urge to give them another blast..and now want to give it a go..

    I’ve not got exact models or nib sizes to hand whilst I’m writing this as they are stuffed away somewhere and need rooting out..as I start to gain some knowledge I’ll get them all out and post up the specs and what works and what doesn’t..
    Hopefully I can get some use out of them..and some advice on my previous pitfalls..

    Thanks for reading and if you have anything to add or questions please feel free to post them up..

    Thanks again

    Paul
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    Well, Heres your official Aussie welcome Paul, Glad to have you aboard, life jackets are on your right, your special 'cuddle me' jackets are on the left, you may need help with the buckles at the back, but we can help you with that too.

    The first thing you need to know is that you have signed up to a Asylum that is run by the inmates. We can get a little side tracked in our replies and we like to have a laugh along the way, so if you have come expecting a bunch of experts who speak nothing but business and technicalities then you've landed at the wrong place.

    All kidding aside for 5 minutes . . the info you get here will be from users of products, not by sales people. We use (and abuse) commercially available products of all kinds to get the outcome we need. Sometimes we use 'tools' that were not designed for airbrushing to attain fine detail in our work, sometime we start inhaling to many fumes and make posts that make no sense at all - which is normally followed up by an apology the following day. The knowledge is out there and willingly provided to those that wish to learn, but be warned, you will likely lose whatever hair you have on your head and the bottle of booze will look more appealing with every passing minute if the moon and stars are not aligned on any given day. !

    Still with us ? good, you should do just fine then lol

    To matters at hand, you will need to dig out the buried compressor and brushes so we know what we are dealing with. Iwata has several studio compressors, so knowing which one you have will determine what sort of brush you can use - most compressors will be fine for an hour or two but will struggle if you are doing lots of airflow constantly.
    The brushes may be either the Eclipse series or the High Performance series, so if you can get a photo of the side of the brush we will know exactly what we are working with, Iwata make several models with a trigger, so again, we'll need to see what is printed on the side of the brush to know exactly what it is. this will help as we can then know what nozzle size you have.

    You mentioned you have nail / body paint (which i missed seeing in your other post, sorry) so unless you are planning on using a human canvas you can pretty much donate that to the nearest nail boutique or theatre group. It wont do you any good practising with that if that is not what you intend on using moving forward.

    So, I think I have asked more questions that you did, Once we have the basics we can go from there, so grab a big mug of what makes you happy and go diving in the cupboard and dig out that gear.

    I'll wait here for you lol
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    Welcome from the land down under,
    Hope you can sort out your airbrsush/parts issues. I think you will really enjoy it once you get a few more tips and tricks up your sleeve. I love all of the iwata range.
    One big tip would to be look up airbrush acrylic paint thinning. I find all of the createx products are fantastic to use.
    Good luck. Feel free to swing a msj if you have any questions.
    Im only intermediate myself but have learnt alot in the past 12 months.
    Cheers
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    Hi from a nearly 40 Englishman down safffff :)
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Hiya and welcome to the forum!

    I'm wondering if you got the wrong parts perhaps on the nozzle issue? There's basically an "old" style and a "new" style- new parts don't fit in an old brush. :) Yes you should dig them out, post lots of photos and all the very kind people here will have you up and running in no time!
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    Thanks for the welcome, your so very kind..
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    That would explain it, because I rang the shop that sold me the spares and told them what had happend, I asked if they had sent the wrong bit..which they said no.. and to be fair it did say it was for that model on the packet; they asked me to send it to them but I didn’t bother because the end of the pen was done for..
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Hmm... well, its also very possible you got the correct parts and just totally botched it lol. Those Iwata nozzles can be very tricky and you wouldn't be the first person to destroy one. A lot of people don't even attempt to remove the nozzle- they leave it right in the head.
    The good news is Iwata pumps out replacement parts all day long. :thumbsup: You can easily get it back up and running.
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    Paul Buckley Young Tutorling

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    Ha very amusing intro.. I like it..:laugh:

    I’m just going to work so I will update you with my silverware later..hope you don’t mind waiting..

    Thanks for a kind welcome..
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    Welcome Paul. Hope you enjoy your time here on the forum.


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  14. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod

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    Welcome from New Zealand... What @JackEb said... we can get easily distracted... especially with coffee... pretty pictures... hummingbirds, dragons... well, most anything really... :)
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    Paul Buckley Young Tutorling

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    Paul Buckley Young Tutorling

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    This is the kit I have.. the hp a is in the bin it’s in bits and all the brass insert is mangled so.. I’ll have to write that one off.
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    Sweet looking compressor... does it have a storage tank on it or does it go on demand...?
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    Paul Buckley Young Tutorling

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    It goes on demand, very quiet too..I like it..

    Just need to find a way to get the paint flowing....

    The cleaning fluids pictured.. are these used to thin the paint down so it sparays properly..
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Too bad its not in the bin at my house... :)

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