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  1. Scott

    Scott Double Actioner

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    I finally was able to get my email confirmation taken care of so I can make this post.

    Im Scott, very new to airbrushing, not so much to art have done a bit of acrylic painting and oil painting but I have never really dedicated myself to it. I do a lot of custom ice fishing rod building and have been trying to come up with a way to make my rods stand out above all the other rods, custom and production, on the ice. I never really thought about painting not only the handles but also the rod blanks themselves before until I had a customer ask me to build one for him and when I asked him what colors he would like with the thread work, he said he didn't care just make it pop. I sat for weeks wondering how I was going to make a rod POP more than it already does without using florescent thread which he didn't want. Thats when it hit me that painting the handles would really make a rod scream if its done correctly.

    I had a cheap airbrush kit from hobby lobby that an ex girlfriend gave me so I started playing around with it. For anyone who has messed with those cheap kits you know how inconsistent that they can be. Well lucky for me I got caught up in the air hose one night while I was working with it and dropped it on the floor and the entire tip literally broke off. So I went up too Hobby Lobby picked up a Iwata NEO and have been painting as much as I can. A few needles and a few nozzles later I am finally starting to gain some confidence and control with it, I still suck but every day I get a little bit better and I can see how much this is going to take my rod building game to a whole new level.

    Looking forward to learning from all of you and share my experiences where I can.
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    hey Scott
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia, where do you call home ?

    we have a few lure painters here so you won’t be a ‘fish out of water’
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    Franc Kaiser Detail Decepticon! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from China!
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  5. Scott

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    I am in the states. South Dakota to be exact.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome home Scott.
    The NEO is made for IWATA to their specs but is not a true Iwata But they aren't bad affordable brushes . When you're ready for a real work horse pick up one of the Iwata Eclipse CS or BCS over at hobby lobby . My CS is over ten years old and yes when I first started out I went through needle , Nozzle and even a trigger LOL . But don't think I have bought a needle for that thing in over 9 years.
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  7. Scott

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    I want to pick up a new higher quality brush, but at this point I can’t justify it. Once I start making some money off painting then I will definitely be looking at a second brush.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin

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    While budget is almost always a concern may I suggest https://spraygunner.com/ps770-gsi-creos-mr-airbrush-custom-0-18mm/ . While I do own a Iwata Micron CM-C+ I also bought me one of these recently and can not tell the difference in how it sprays compared to the Micron.
    Also with @DaveG advice and being my CM-C+ head was in need of replacement (Neighbors sometime your got to love them ) I bought the head unit for the PS770 to put on my micron. Both are made at the same plant. Cost wise it is not much more then the Eclipse CS
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    Haha, we need a “rimshot” emoji LOL.


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    Welcome Scott, glad to have you aboard. If you get stuck with anything feel free to post up pictures. You’d be amazed how quickly a picture of your work can lead people to offering the exact advice needed. Even if it’s a page of lines and dots. The best move I made as a total noob was to post pics of my work and listen to the advice. Welcome.


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  11. Scott

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    I have looked at this brush a few times actually. I want to make sure I learn what the hell im doing first before I spend more on a brush.
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    crazyvet Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    welcome scott.
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    Airbrush Dreams Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    Nice background story. Welcome. If you are looking to mainly spray patterns then I would suggest an Iwata CS, but if you are looking to do details I would go for a HP-C and B.


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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the forum Scott. We have great people here, loads of experience and tons of information. Enjoy your stay.

    Lee

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