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Neil Mccarthy 110/08/2020 14:27:32
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Hi all I am looking for a airbrush is there a entry model or a decent one that I could get I have a compressor already but need the rest. If anyone could advise me that would be great. I will be using it to spray models, air rifles and probably everything in the house once I get going.

thank you in advice

Neil

Barrie Lever10/08/2020 15:23:01
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Neil

You cannot go wrong with a Badger 250, not the most subtle airbrush but can give superb finishes.

This model was sprayed with a 250 and then given a light polish.

I have sprayed a car door with a 250 in the dim and distant past.

I love spraying my models and have a heap of airbrushes and compressors but if I could only have one airbrush/spray gun then it would be the 250.

Bought my first one 42 years ago.

B.

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Nick Clarke 310/08/2020 15:36:12
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Totally agree Barrie - I am on my second after 40 years or so - I have a double action air brush for finer, non-modelling use, but for things that are the size of engineering models the 250, actually a small spraygun rather than a true airbrush, is my tool of choice.

Dave Smith 1410/08/2020 15:51:12
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Iwata Neo. Good entry level dual action airbrush. Works quite happily with enamels, cellulose and acrylics. If you going to spray say 3.5" gauge and up then as Nick says a mini spray gun is a better bet. Best to have bothsmiley.

Dave

Danny M2Z10/08/2020 15:52:56
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Nothing wrong with a Badger airbrush. Biggest problem was finding an adaptor to fit my compressor.

Next PITA is cleaning the airbrush,, especially if used to spray 2K epoxy so have plenty of solvent on hand (Gun wash)

Derek Lane10/08/2020 15:56:44
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AirbrushI have the Harder and Steenbeck Ultra 2 in 1 It come with a .2 and .4 needle and nozzle set as well as a larger cup size. I find it has great control also spares are available if needed

I got mine from Air-craft.net They are in Fort William UK great service(Just a happy customer)

Edited By Derek Lane on 10/08/2020 16:03:03

JasonB10/08/2020 16:11:22
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badger 250  EDIT 200 is a good all rounder, when I used to work weekends in an art shop it outsold all the other offerings that we did ten fold.

Iwata Neo are also nice and you can get them in both traditional airbrush style as well as more like a gun

Edited By JasonB on 11/08/2020 13:00:19

Clive Brown 110/08/2020 16:21:40
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Badger 250 for me as well. As air-brushes go, it's not too difficult to clean. I'd recommend getting several spare jars with the Badger for wahing out etc. or even holding a different coloured paint for a while.

Barrie Lever10/08/2020 16:26:25
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Posted by Danny M2Z on 10/08/2020 15:52:56:

Nothing wrong with a Badger airbrush. Biggest problem was finding an adaptor to fit my compressor.

Next PITA is cleaning the airbrush,, especially if used to spray 2K epoxy so have plenty of solvent on hand (Gun wash)

As Danny eludes to one of the most important things in airbrushing is to clean your brushes like your life depends on it.

I use a lot of acetone for cleaning, it gets almost any paint out of the airbrush and is no where near as pungent as gun wash, probably because it is not a VOC, once the airbrush is very clean then I switch over to a small amount of the thinners for whatever the paint being sprayed was.

250 can do most things, I use a 150 for fine stencil work and because I have it a 200 for final clear coats.

The 200 atomises better than a 250, although like I say if only one airbrush then 250 it is. Don't bother with the Badger 350 as it is a bit of nothing.

I buy all of these on Ebay as new second hands 250+200+150 total price £80.

I have some Passhe and DeVillbiss airbrushes but use the Badgers in preference.

B.

Stencil paint work and acetone spray bottles below.

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Ron Laden10/08/2020 16:36:45
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Sorry to interrupt but Barries pulse jet has me intrigued is that a control line model..? I can only see one elevator and no ailerons, if it is how on earth do you keep up with that..?

Ron

Neil Mccarthy 110/08/2020 17:07:02
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Thank you very much everyone looks like I will be trying the badger 250 then

thank you very much for all of the input

MadMike10/08/2020 17:13:52
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Talking about Pulse/ram jets, here is my totally sane accountant friend who has fitted a jet to his moped/sidecar outfit. Oooops how do i rotate 90 degrees clockwise?

 

 

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Edited By JasonB on 10/08/2020 17:18:16

Barrie Lever10/08/2020 17:42:47
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Posted by Ron Laden on 10/08/2020 16:36:45:

Sorry to interrupt but Barries pulse jet has me intrigued is that a control line model..? I can only see one elevator and no ailerons, if it is how on earth do you keep up with that..?

Ron

Hello Ron

They are both control line speed models, for two different classes, the red and white model is a two line Sport Jet (kind of a soft pulse jet class) and does about 140-145 Mph, the White model is a Fast Jet class model much more powerful engine and less fuel restrictions and should do 205 to 210 (210 on a very good day).

The fast jet is a monoline model and the control is achieved by twisting the control cable with a handle that looks something like a Yankee pump screwdriver.

In the video below you will see me flying the red and white model from around 0;52 seconds at the end you will see a monoline fast jet flying.

Regards

Barrie

**LINK**

Dave Smith 1410/08/2020 19:03:17
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Barrie

Fabulous but bonkers!

Dave

Barrie Lever10/08/2020 19:48:46
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Very good fun, lots of nice bits and pieces to make on the airframe.

B.

Phil McAvity10/08/2020 22:09:24
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Barrie likes his fast aircraft, pylon racing is another of his interests.

Barrie Lever10/08/2020 23:32:37
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Phil is right , I am going to test some RC pylon race models this weekend, these will be an honest 200 mph 4.5bhp jobs.

B.

Michael Gilligan11/08/2020 07:23:01
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Posted by MadMike on 10/08/2020 17:13:52:

Talking about Pulse/ram jets, here is my totally sane accountant friend who has fitted a jet to his moped/sidecar outfit.

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Good Grief ... I recognise that frame tube

Probably the only good part of the NVT Easy Rider: **LINK**

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20147/lot/382/

MichaelG.

Neil Mccarthy 111/08/2020 12:38:58
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Hi all is this the right one as it’s a mind field looking through all different types

thank you

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JasonB11/08/2020 12:59:35
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I think Barrie got me off to a poor start by saying 250 I meant to say  200. You want the Bottom Feed version at the top of this page. A starter set like this will get you going. Myself I would not want to use an external mix (350 & 250)

 

Edited By JasonB on 11/08/2020 13:09:14

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