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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Lacking-Artistic-Talent, Jan 20, 2020.


  1. Lacking-Artistic-Talent

    Lacking-Artistic-Talent Young Tutorling

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    Hello folks,

    My name is Brian and I'm based in the UK.

    I've recently bought my first airbrush (Badger Renegade Krome) so that I can paint military models and wargaming terrain etc. I have little in the way of traditional artistic talent (hence the name!) being as I am an engineer by trade. You can expect some pretty basic questions over the next few weeks!

    I decided to buy a decent priced brush but run off canned gas until I can afford a decent compressor but my local model shop sold be the wrong parts at first (I got the brush, a braided hose for a compressor and a large gas canister - but no regulator!). Those initial hiccups have been sorted (they provided a regulator and nylon hose) and will hopefully tide me over until I can get the compressor.

    I've just spent this weekend playing with the brush but didn't have a lot of success :( ...... bubbling in the paint hopper was so bad it blew all the paint out the top!

    After watching some good videos on the internet about how to solve this (usually dirt in the brush eh?) turns out that after disassembling my new brush, there was a critical component missing - The brush had no tip! - It was pretty easy to understand they why this blowback was happening.

    I suspect that whilst in the shop the brush had been used for demo or display purposes (or even returned by a previous customer) as I seriously doubt a brush would be shipped with such a critical part missing.

    I've been looking online for replacements but numbering is a little confusing to be at the moment (all part of the learning curve), however I'm hoping to get back the the shop shortly to explain the problem and see if they have the required missing piece from amongst the spare parts they sell.

    Brian.
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  2. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin

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  3. Franc Kaiser

    Franc Kaiser Detail Decepticon! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from China! We all had our teething problems during our first steps with this tool, that's normal and it will get easier (especially for an engineer like yourself).
  4. musicmacd

    musicmacd The Createx Bandit Artist of the Month! Very Likeable!

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    Hi, stick with it and it will reward you :)
  5. DaveG

    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

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    in the UK, and have a Badger- do models? Hmmm, look up Steve Puffer at Barwell BodyWorks (https://barwellbodyworks-shop.com/gb/) . I believe he even holds workshops and seminars about airbrushing miniatures and models. I know a few people in England and Europe that speak very highly of the service they provide.

    Welcome to the forum!
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  6. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin

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    Hey there, welcome from New Zealand.
  7. SiRoxx

    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    Welcome. Sounds like you’ve had a bumpy start to airbrushing which is a shame. But hopefully the worst is behind you.


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  8. Lacking-Artistic-Talent

    Lacking-Artistic-Talent Young Tutorling

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    look up ....Barwell BodyWorks (https://barwellbodyworks-shop.com/gb/) .

    Yes, I found this site whilst looking for spare parts - it seemed to be the only place in the UK.

    I was expecting to find more suppliers on EBay that sold official Badger parts but it seems limited - certainly the UK site doesn't have what I need.
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  9. DaveG

    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

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    I would give Steve at Barwell a shout - I have seen him rescue a lot of folks over the years, and have heard many more comment on the service.
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  10. Bryan71

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    Hi and welcome it’s a great forum I’ve learnt a lot.Great to have more from the UK.I live in damp Lancashire
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome to the best place in town :) we all had 'funny' experiences when we first started, most of which end up with paint flying everywhere except out the end its suppose to lol

    Once you get your training wheels off then its all fun and games from there . . . you'll still have moments where the paint heads in the wrong direction or doesn't head anywhere but they get less and less as your journey progresses :)
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