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  1. SkooterTrash

    SkooterTrash Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Hello there, I just joined up today. I build 1/24 scale drag slotcars, and decided to step up my painting game from rattlecans to an airbrush system.

    I just picked up an Iwata Revolution CR and a Silverjet compressor for a steal. The girl I got it from was going to use it for make up, but she never used it. Her loss my gain, and I got the set for $100.

    I didn't want to drop a ton of money, one of my race pals says "Ya need to spend $300 to get a decent airbrush". Another says "Nah man you'll be happy with that $40 kit from Ebay". I says "I want the best equipment for the least amount of money". I don't need a $150 brush and a $200 comp just to paint a couple of model car bodies every month or so, but I also didn't want some cheap crap setup either.

    I know the Silverjet compressor isn't top of the line, but it should get the job done for now, and the Iwata Revo cr is very highly rated, and like I said, it was a good deal.


    Look foward to learning more about this stuff. I have a ton more reading to do. Good forum ya have here.
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  2. Jonathon

    Jonathon Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from indiana. That was a good price for the set being as I think my wife paid double that almost for just the silver jet compressor. The compressor gets hot quicky though. After like 30 min or so of being on (never shuts off because it's tankless) it gets really hot and needs as much time to cool back down. Might not be an issue for you, but I hate getting all into my painting just to stop. I've made it work though. Good luck with your airbrushing endeavor and be sure to ask any questions you have and post pics up of your work
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    SkooterTrash Needle-chuck Ninja

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    We'll see how it goes. If this compressor doesn't work, there is a Harbor Freight 2 minutes away. When I spray my cars, I dont think I spend more than 10 mins a session.

    One reason I really want to try an airbrush, is because I have smurfed up two different cars from rattle can clear coats. That last one really got me mad...hours and hours of work down the tubes...daggum bubbles...anyway, I'm hoping an AB and a good clear cloat will help. After much practice of course.
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  4. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Welcome home
    The main thing is practice and building the muscle memory , That CR can pull some pretty fine detail even on those small models
    Check out Robert Benedict
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    Franc Kaiser Detail Decepticon! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from China!
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    crazyvet Needle-chuck Ninja

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    welcome to the forums .
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia
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  8. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the forum, you got a good deal there. Airbrush is a pretty decent one and the compressor is ok for short bursts. If you find you need more then you can always upgrade the compressor to a tank model. There's a few on the market and I'm sure you will get some recommendations from the peeps here.

    Lee
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Hi there, welcome from New Zealand.
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    SkooterTrash Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Thanks for the welcome guys. My package should be arriving at some point today. Yesterday I picked up some Autoair Candy 20, some Wicked pearl, some 4030, 4012, some silver sealer and a bottle of 4004 for a top coat, and some Wicked brush cleaner. I'm sure there is something I need that I didn't grab, but I plan on hitting HobbyLobby again today. Cant wait to jump into this.

    I'm blown away by the talent I've seen on this forum. I was going into this with the thought of "I'll just use it for painting model cars"...I did tattoos many many years ago, but I was better at building the machines than slinging the ink.

    This forum has inspired me to get back into art. My wife said this is the first time she has seen me draw anything in 11 years...
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Welcome from the U.K. BIG fan of Vegas right here. In fact I’d say Screw Disney Land, the strip is the happiest place on earth LOL. I spent my 34th Birthday on the roof of The Rio casino and I’d go back any day. Welcome.


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    SkooterTrash Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Nice. I work at the finest 2 star joint two streets up from LV Blvd. Night shift. I get go see some crazy stuff. Absolutely bknkers mist nights. Working there is like Caddyshack mixed with the Shining.
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Haha, Caddyshack mixed with the Shinjng sounds pretty damn crazy alright. I imagine there’s never a quiet night.


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    SkooterTrash Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Yea, I just got an "open box" compressor for $40 from Harbor Freight this morning. That Iwata just wasnt going to cut it.
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    SkooterTrash Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Wow this guy is amazing! And hss a whole Bob Ross thing kinda going on.
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Robert Benedict is a great artist, very talented and at that scale brilliant. With practice fine detail is well achievable with larger nozzle setups

    Lee
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