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I'm retiring some Badger airbrushes, free of charge.
Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:57 PM

First, I know about the Airbrush/Painting section, but this seems maybe the best way to get this to more members.

I have a large collection of airbrushes, I only use a few now, the others are sitting in my tool cabinet, they're ready to go back to work. My wish is to get them into the hands of those that want to get to the airbrushing part of modeling, but perhaps can't afford one, especially youngsters.

If some of you members are active in a modeling club, or just know someone that is ready to start painting with an airbrush and could help them learn to use one, I would consider it the ideal way for these Badger's to continue as useful tools.

By way of Don Wheeler's website and Ken at Badger, I have learned to rebuild them as needed. They have new needle bearings and the needles/nozzles are in perfect order, new air valves as needed, they are tested and work as new, appearance is also like new.

The ones going away are two Badger 200's, two Badger 200NH's. One of the NH's is new, used only to test for function. They're all of the suction feed type, I will also include the metal feed cups and a copy of the manual.

Over the past two years I've given away several other airbrushes, hopefully being used well for helping some modelers step to the next level of model painting. So for those in an active club, please see if you could direct these to someone that would be helped, as they advance in the hobby.

Another use could be for club member's to have a community one. That's how a few of my other donations worked, in a large model railroad club. That way they didn't even have to buy a compressor, the club has a few on site.

These will be free, I'll even take care of the shipping, within the USA. Please respond here on the forum, if there is some interest in getting these Badger's back in use, then I can decide about moving to the PM phase for address info. I'm nearly 78, modeling has been an important activity for me for about 70 of those years. I'll be happy if this could help someone else advance in the hobby.

Thanks for considering it.

Patrick

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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:15 PM

HI very interested in one of them, your choice. My airbrush has seen better days and with 3 hospitalizations for heart issues in a year and 4 major car repairs we are trying to get out from under it, hobby funds are non exhistant.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:27 PM

I'm intrested in one if it is gravity feed.

I know of a young fella at our club that doesn't have one, at least as far as I know.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

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1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:38 PM

I’ll take one of your choice.

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:05 PM

modelcrazy
Hi, the 200's are suction fed, less convenient then gravity. If you'll check with the fellow you mentioned in your club to see if he has one, let me know.

Patrick

I'm intrested in one if it is gravity feed.

I know of a young fella at our club that doesn't have one, at least as far as I know.

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:12 PM

midnightprowler
Hi, Prowler, PM me and I'll get an address to send you one. You can decide which, after I inform you of the differences between the models. Happy to help someone with a good airbrush gift, I hope yor illness is getting better.

Patrick

HI very interested in one of them, your choice. My airbrush has seen better days and with 3 hospitalizations for heart issues in a year and 4 major car repairs we are trying to get out from under it, hobby funds are non exhistant.

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:16 PM

modelcrazy

I'm intrested in one if it is gravity feed.

I know of a young fella at our club that doesn't have one, at least as far as I know.

 

 

I know exactly who you’re talking about!  What a great idea. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:44 PM

I would like to take a moment to recognize your generosity. Your offer is a very genuine way to help those getting started in the hobby, and I commend you.

Mike

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:58 PM

mrmike
Thank you, Mike.

I appreciate your comment, I'll be very glad to think that some folks might well find these old Badgers a good start at improving their  involvement in this hobby, especially youngsters.

Patrick

I would like to take a moment to recognize your generosity. Your offer is a very genuine way to help those getting started in the hobby, and I commend you.

Mike

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:27 PM

Mopar Madness

 

 
modelcrazy

I'm intrested in one if it is gravity feed.

I know of a young fella at our club that doesn't have one, at least as far as I know.

 

 

 

 

I know exactly who you’re talking about!  What a great idea. 

 

Do you know if he has one? if not, this would be great gravity or not.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:28 PM

Patrick>  That is indeed a very generous offer you've made.  I hope some find good use for your gift.

I also am without an airbrush, but the cost of a compressor to go with it is keeping me from acquiring one.  No complaints, though.  If you ever find something that will file and sand, let me know!  Smile

Gary

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:20 AM

modelcrazy
Steve, many modelers start out with a single action suction feed, I did and that's all I used for several years. Once familiar and proficient with a Badger 200, some mighty nice work can be acheived. If a gravity feed airbrush is considered a 10, the 200 can surely be considered an 8.

One advantage for the 200 is the simplicity and ruggedness, same goes for the Paasche H. If you learn that the young guy in your club needs an airbrush, I consider this to be an ideal way to get started. Let me know what you find out, I'll reserve one for you in the meantime.

I'm also hoping when other older guys like me realize the road ahead isn't all that long anymore, they'll gift equipment no longer needed or used. I don't want my wife to be stuck with thousands of $$$ in hobby gear and not know what to do with it, I think that's the way for too much stuff to end up on the Bay or Craig's list.

When I'm done, I intend to leave my sweet, patient wife with only an empty Tamiya extra thin and an old worn out #11 blade to deal with. She'll know what to do with that.

Thanks all, for trying to help find this equipment a new home.

Patrick

 

 

 
Mopar Madness

 

 
modelcrazy

I'm intrested in one if it is gravity feed.

I know of a young fella at our club that doesn't have one, at least as far as I know.

 

 

 

 

I know exactly who you’re talking about!  What a great idea. 

 

 

 

Do you know if he has one? if not, this would be great gravity or not.

 

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Posted by Nino on Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:55 AM

Patrick,

  This is a most gererous offer.  I am an admitted  rattle can user.  The Airbrush has always seemd a desire too far.   If you have any left looking for a good home, I wish to put myself on the list. My posting of my own models here has been minimal; more due to lack of confidence in painting but I do help where I can with input and research. Perhaps a "push" with your generosity will finally un-rattle me.

     As a consideration for your gifts to the members here, let me know what aircraft you are missing.  I have some 1/72 jets in my attic , unbuilt, and they may stay that way as my interest is currently "Floaty Things".

     No matter the air brush result,  my offer to add to your 140 member stash is here for your consideration.

   Thanks. 

        Sincerly,

              Jim (Nino)

 

PM on the way with 1/72 kit details.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:10 AM

Patrick ;

 The New Braunfels Railroad Museum could use a New or Re-Conditioned one . Please let me know in messages . Vice President of Modeling . I salute your generosity .These will build better modelers . Good on you !

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:12 AM

Jim ;

 Do you havre a LIfelike , Renwal Submarine Chaser Kit ? I am looking for one for a friend here . T.B.

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:35 AM

Nino
Hi, Jim - I'll be glad to send you one, you'll find this much better than "canned paint." Please shoot me a PM and an address, one will be on it's way.

Patrick

Patrick,

  This is a most gererous offer.  I am an admitted  rattle can user.  The Airbrush has always seemd a desire too far.   If you have any left looking for a good home, I wish to put myself on the list. My posting of my own models here has been minimal; more due to lack of confidence in painting but I do help where I can with input and research. Perhaps a "push" with your generosity will finally un-rattle me.

     As a consideration for your gifts to the members here, let me know what aircraft you are missing.  I have some 1/72 jets in my attic , unbuilt, and they may stay that way as my interest is currently "Floaty Things".

     No matter the air brush result,  my offer to add to your 140 member stash is here for your consideration.

   Thanks. 

        Sincerly,

              Jim (Nino)

 

PM on the way with 1/72 kit details.

 

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Posted by GregFK on Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:06 PM

Good Morning,

 

What a generous offer. I'm sure you've been bombarded but I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring.

I have a 9 year old son who has started out in the hobby. He is quite good at it and had graduated from brush painting to supervisd rattle can painting. I'd love to get him an airbrush for the near future. 

Only issue is I live in Canada. :-( Please advise if you have any left and if we could possibly come to a mutually beneficial arrangement re: shipping.

Thanks,

Greg

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Posted by Nino on Thursday, October 18, 2018 12:36 PM
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:12 AM

"Jim,

 Do you havre a LIfelike , Renwal Submarine Chaser Kit ? I am looking for one for a friend here . T.B."

 

TB,

I suspect you mean the Glencoe 1/74 Sub-Chaser model.

If so, they are still being sold.

Try    https://www.squadron.com/1-74-Glencoe-Models-World-War-I-Sub-Chaser-p/gm09305.htm

However, If you mean something else, post a picture and I will go thru the stash.

Hit me with a PM or Email about the Glencoe Sub Chaser kit. I bet I can help you out.

   Jim (Nino)

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:53 PM

GregFK

Good Morning,

 

What a generous offer. I'm sure you've been bombarded but I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring.

I have a 9 year old son who has started out in the hobby. He is quite good at it and had graduated from brush painting to supervisd rattle can painting. I'd love to get him an airbrush for the near future. 

Only issue is I live in Canada. :-( Please advise if you have any left and if we could possibly come to a mutually beneficial arrangement re: shipping.

Thanks,

Greg

 

Hi, Greg - I wish I could help your boy with an airbrush, but this project took off with a life of it's own and within very little time these four were taken by others. Sorry but they are all now claimed. But I wish you good luck in equipping him in the future.

Patrick

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:04 PM

Everything he brings in is brush painted so I would say no. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 18, 2018 9:12 PM

Patrick, if you have any left I'll take one for our up and coming modeler at the club.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Friday, October 19, 2018 9:48 AM

patrick206

 

 
Nino
Hi, Jim - I'll be glad to send you one, you'll find this much better than "canned paint." Please shoot me a PM and an address, one will be on it's way.

Patrick

 Thank You Patrick,

I will resend an address by PM.

And don't forget, this works both ways... if you need anything, you now know where to find me.

             Jim.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, October 19, 2018 10:17 AM

mrmike

I would like to take a moment to recognize your generosity. Your offer is a very genuine way to help those getting started in the hobby, and I commend you.

Mike

 

Mike, you could not have said it better. I agree completely. Patrick, good on you!

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by GregFK on Friday, October 19, 2018 11:21 AM

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for replying. I knew I was a little late to the party. All good. Maybe "Santa" will get him an inexpensive A/B for Christmas.

I appreciate the response.

Greg

patrick206

 

 
GregFK

Good Morning,

 

What a generous offer. I'm sure you've been bombarded but I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring.

I have a 9 year old son who has started out in the hobby. He is quite good at it and had graduated from brush painting to supervisd rattle can painting. I'd love to get him an airbrush for the near future. 

Only issue is I live in Canada. :-( Please advise if you have any left and if we could possibly come to a mutually beneficial arrangement re: shipping.

Thanks,

Greg

 

 

 

Hi, Greg - I wish I could help your boy with an airbrush, but this project took off with a life of it's own and within very little time these four were taken by others. Sorry but they are all now claimed. But I wish you good luck in equipping him in the future.

 

Patrick

 

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Friday, October 19, 2018 9:51 PM

hogfanfs

 

 
mrmike

I would like to take a moment to recognize your generosity. Your offer is a very genuine way to help those getting started in the hobby, and I commend you.

Mike

 

 

 

Mike, you could not have said it better. I agree completely. Patrick, good on you!

 

hogfanfs
Thanks, Bruce. All four went to the folks I intended them to, especially a young guy in a club that doesn't have one. These last three make a total of 12 given away over a few years, makes me pleased to think they will help someone along.

Wife is really happy to finally see some stuff going out for a change, instead of coming in.

Patrick

 

 
mrmike

I would like to take a moment to recognize your generosity. Your offer is a very genuine way to help those getting started in the hobby, and I commend you.

Mike

 

 

 

Mike, you could not have said it better. I agree completely. Patrick, good on you!

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Friday, October 19, 2018 9:55 PM

modelcrazy

Patrick, if you have any left I'll take one for our up and coming modeler at the club.

 

Hi, Steve. I saved one for you, just PM me with your address and it will be on it's way. I don't have your address any more, I'm the one that sent you a Badger airhose a few years back.

I'm so glad your transplant went so perfectly and that you feel so good. 

Patrick

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, October 20, 2018 6:21 AM

Patrick, you can give the one for me to the gentleman with the 9 Year old. 

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:04 PM

Gotcha !

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:09 PM

Oh ;

   An aside . Did you know that it builds into a gorgeous Late Thirties , Motor Yacht ? It  ,like the Lindberg Air Force rescue boat can be modified into some amazing crafts ! I once did one as a Coast Guard Cutter as well . That was Before I found the Lindberg Coast Guard Cutter !

 I didn't plan on high-jacking this thread .These boats are large enough to air-brush beautifully . 

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