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Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by beginner-James, Jul 14, 2018.


  1. beginner-James

    beginner-James Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Well I’m back from a really good holiday.
    A week in North Devon and the postman has nearly caught up with my orders my new Mr Hobby Airbrush has arrived so to. Day I plan to finish tracing my tiger onto my B2 illustration board and then strip down the new gun clean and oil as I reassemble it.

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    Will I need to polish the new needle

    And with any luck I may if the wife will allow me to put some paint on my illustration board.

    Beginning-James
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Always worth giving the needle a good polish! Look forward to seeing it's christening!
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    If or should I say can I just buy a smaller nozzle and needle to a 0.2 will it fit or do I have to buy another Airbrush as I’m just about to order spare parts for my new gun

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    I think you might not need to buy another but you will definitely need to buy another nozzle cap, not the needle protector cap but the cap that covers the whole nozzle, if you didn't you would end up with larger recess between the cap and nozzle where the air comes out, so you would need everything at the head, if you want to switch between 0.3 and 0.2 regularly a second brush is the way to go, you risk damage to your brush by constantly stripping and changing parts.
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    270 aircap, needle and nozzle fit. or 770 head assembly,needle,and seal when you want to go micron.
    i would treat it more as upgrading to finer detail than something to switch during painting sessions, like malky said.
    Switching as often as you do a cleaning teardown is not an issue, since you have it apart anyhow.

    Are you experienced with polishing anything small ? If not I would leave it be until it gets bent and you have to fix it anyhow, then polish it. Its easy to do more harm than good.

    You could get another head so you dont ever hve to unscrew your nozzle to switch but at that point your at like $75-80 so your real close to another brush.
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    Another new toy the wife bought me today
    Trolley new.jpg
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    If only my wife would buy me airbushy things. I would save for a bit and get another airbrush, much easier than messing about changing very delicate nozzles or complete heads. remember #noairbrushleftbehind plus you can never have too many airbrushes.

    Lee
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    beginner-James Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    well I've now put some bits in it as shown in this next image


    some bits.jpg
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Ooh I've dreamed of something like that! Are the drawers like flimsy or are they solid?
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    The drawers are hard plastic and will take 2kg of weight hobbycraft £39.00


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    Have you got to using your 289 yet? How do you like it? or i guess how do you like it compared to..... whatever else you had been using, the fengda 180 i guess.

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