Air Brush, Thinner, Mr Color Part 1

Air Brush, Thinner, Mr Color Part 1

Post by Mark Desme » Wed, 01 May 2002 08:34:49



Hello Group!
Well, finally got my ebay 20gallon CO2 tank tested and filled. Tonight I'll
buy the hose that runs from the regulator (ebay) to the Iwata Eclipse (Dixie
Art). I am modifing a doll stand (Wal Mart) to use as an airbrush stand.
Could not find Mr Surfacer local so I used a can of Automotive Primer (Dupli
Color Sandable Primer Surfacer) on the Empress Flame. Or the Enpress Frame
as the instructions call her! That was after sanding 400-800 grit and putty
(Tamiya). I will wet sand with 1000 and 1200 grit prior to masking and
painting.
The primer is dark gray so I will be doing (forced to) a Max paint job, with
a Mr Color flat white base coat uber alles...
After that, a little more sanding, then masking. I have subassembled like
colored parts in the hopes to minimize color changes. Of course Guiliano is
out of Mr Thinner so I have opted for "lacquer thinner".
I hate to learn airbrush on an expensive resin kit, but it is a wedding
present. Yes, his and her Mecha Models, in some homemade "Borg regeneration
chambers". I have 10 days to complete the painting...
Any comments on my proposed order of business and general tips are
welcome....

Thanks

Mark Desmet
(yes, I promise to post a link to pictures when I can afford a camera!)

 
 
 

Air Brush, Thinner, Mr Color Part 1

Post by Giuliano Moschin » Wed, 01 May 2002 10:02:47


Actually, learning airbrush on a resin kit isn't as bad as it seems.

You have the advantage that if you mess up the paint job, you can easily strip off the paint on the
part with lacquer thinner, and the resin will remain unharmed.

Can't say the same with regular plastic..

Of course, the lacquer thinner will strip everything off of the resin, putty included.
(With the exception of polyester putty, which is somewhat resistant)

-Giuliano


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> colored parts in the hopes to minimize color changes. Of course Guiliano is
> out of Mr Thinner so I have opted for "lacquer thinner".
> I hate to learn airbrush on an expensive resin kit, but it is a wedding