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Taking The Plunge

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  • Member since
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  • From: East Texas
Taking The Plunge
Posted by gtshadow on Friday, March 31, 2017 3:39 PM

I just got my new Paasche Talon airbrush! I sent several days looking at Don's airbrush page (great job Don!) and other places figuring out which air brush and compressor to buy. I've never used one before, but several here said I shouldn't be afraid to try. So I finally decided that the Talon was the one that I wanted. I also got a Master compressor, mainly because I couldn't really afford anything more and I don't think I need to spend a lot to get a good compressor.

Hope I do these pictures right...

 

Now I just have to learn to use it. Hopefully that will be the fun part.

Just skating along on the thin ice of modern life...Cool

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Posted by Snibs on Friday, March 31, 2017 3:44 PM

A good all round brush and those compressors are great, mine is still going after 8 odd years.

You will love airbrushing, practise practise and more practise.

Good luck with it.

Mick.

My airbrush and modeling page.

Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

On The Bench.

USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

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  • From: East Texas
Posted by gtshadow on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:50 PM
Thanks, Mick. I thought the same thing about the Talon and general and all around was what I wanted. I hope my compressor lasts at least as long as yours. Greg

Just skating along on the thin ice of modern life...Cool

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Posted by gtshadow on Friday, March 31, 2017 4:52 PM
BTW... I meant to say thanks for the info on the different types of spray booths in your sig. I didn't know there were different versions and I'm looking at getting one.

Just skating along on the thin ice of modern life...Cool

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Posted by Snibs on Friday, March 31, 2017 5:27 PM

A pleasure Greg.

I still have those two booths but I have to say I go to my home made one mostly, don't think you can beat it for price and a much bigger vacuum area, just bigger than the booths but storage space makes up for that. Keep us up to date with your new toys :-)

Cheers from Mick.

My airbrush and modeling page.

Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

On The Bench.

USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by ecotec83 on Friday, March 31, 2017 6:03 PM

Exact same airbrush and tank setup I have. Been very happy with them both. The talon is a very versatile brush with a ton of needle combos. 

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  • From: East Texas
Posted by gtshadow on Friday, March 31, 2017 9:06 PM
Nice to know someone else has had good experience with the same setup, ecotec. Thanks for letting me know.I thought about making my own booth. I think it would probably be better overall and cheaper, but I guess I just want something I don't have to build, to start out. Depending on how much I use it, I may very well build one later. Greg

Just skating along on the thin ice of modern life...Cool

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Posted by Snibs on Friday, March 31, 2017 9:23 PM

Not a lot of building in mine Greg.

http://snibs.net/spraybooth.html

My airbrush and modeling page.

Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

On The Bench.

USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

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  • From: Fullerton, Calif.
Posted by Don Wheeler on Friday, March 31, 2017 11:11 PM

Congratulations on your new airbrush.  I hope you enjoy using it.

Don

https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/home

A collection of airbrush tips and reviews

Now also an Amazon E-book of tips.

  • Member since
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  • From: East Texas
Posted by gtshadow on Saturday, April 01, 2017 6:10 PM
Thanks Don, your page was a big help to me, as I'm sure it is to everyone. Keep up the good work. Mick, that spray booth is definitely the simplest I've seen. I'm thinking of doing something similar, but may add some ducting. Thanks for showing it doesn't have to be rocket science! :-)

Just skating along on the thin ice of modern life...Cool

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Posted by Moff on Sunday, April 02, 2017 9:13 AM

As it's literally the only quality airbrush I've ever owned, I can't compare it to others, but I've always loved my Talon. Good luck, I hope you enjoy yours! 

"Gaiety is the most outstanding feature of the Soviet Union." - Josef Stalin 

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, April 03, 2017 3:28 PM
I got a Talon a couple of months ago after using a single action external brush, and I absolutely love it! I have had some issues with dry tip, but this is mostly due to not thinning the paint enough. Very solid airbrush for the price. And it's nice looking too. Had to replace the air cap because I jammed the needle back in too hard after a cleaning, but was able to get a replacement from Chicago Airbrush Supply at a very reasonable price. Lesson learned! Congratulations on your purchases.

The Mrs. suggested I attend a "plasticholics Anonymous" meeting.  I think she is getting a little tired of dinner conversation consisting of "model, model, model".

 

 

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Posted by Snibs on Monday, April 03, 2017 4:20 PM

I just have to know,

how did you stuff the air cap putting the needle back in? 

"I jammed the needle back in too hard after a cleaning" is conjuring all sorts of images in my mind. Big Smile

Mick.

My airbrush and modeling page.

Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

On The Bench.

USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

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    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, April 04, 2017 3:09 PM
The images are probably close to the truth. Instead of sliding the needle in gently, I kind of "smacked it" forward. Then I started getting bubbles in the paint cup. Did some quick research, and realized what I had done. New aircap, and problem solved. I am now MUCH more gentle when putting the needle back in.

The Mrs. suggested I attend a "plasticholics Anonymous" meeting.  I think she is getting a little tired of dinner conversation consisting of "model, model, model".

 

 

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Posted by Snibs on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 12:35 AM

Thats just a boo boo, my images involved hammers....Devil.

Mick.

My airbrush and modeling page.

Two cheap spray booths compared, the BD-512 and HS-E420DC

On The Bench.

USS Voyager.

F/A-18A. 

 

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:28 AM

Snibs

Thats just a boo boo, my images involved hammers....Devil.

Mick.

 

Hey Mick,

Your comment made me laugh.

Nope, no hammers involved, just me acting like an oaf because I wanted to get a "good seal" with the needle.  Huh?  Fortunately, the Paasche parts are not expensive, so this lesson didn't cost much to fix.

I checked out your review website.  Nicely done, with helpful comments.  The shout out for Don's website is well warranted.  Just a fantastic resource. 

I have to be careful, as I am a "collector" by nature, and could see myself with many airbrushes just because I think they are such nice tools.  I just got a Badger Patriot due to the many devoted Badger fans on the forum.  Have not really put it through its paces yet, but so far, it seems like a very functional brush. 

Thanks for the laugh,

Dwayne

The Mrs. suggested I attend a "plasticholics Anonymous" meeting.  I think she is getting a little tired of dinner conversation consisting of "model, model, model".

 

 

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Posted by patrick206 on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 1:48 PM

ManCityFan

 

 
Snibs

Thats just a boo boo, my images involved hammers....Devil.

Mick.

 

 

 

Hey Mick,

Your comment made me laugh.

Nope, no hammers involved, just me acting like an oaf because I wanted to get a "good seal" with the needle.  Huh?  Fortunately, the Paasche parts are not expensive, so this lesson didn't cost much to fix.

I checked out your review website.  Nicely done, with helpful comments.  The shout out for Don's website is well warranted.  Just a fantastic resource. 

I have to be careful, as I am a "collector" by nature, and could see myself with many airbrushes just because I think they are such nice tools.  I just got a Badger Patriot due to the many devoted Badger fans on the forum.  Have not really put it through its paces yet, but so far, it seems like a very functional brush. 

Thanks for the laugh,

Dwayne

 

Hi, Dwayne - Glad you got your AB back in order.

I think you'll find the Patriot a really good addition, I'm sold on mine. I'll offer a suggestion for your consideration. 

After cleaning I tighten the front bits, then gently push the needle in until I feel it just very lightly reach the nozzle. There is no need to use force, as when ready to spray you'll have to pull the trigger back a bit, just to get paint to flow anyway.

When I got started with the Badger's, I quickly wore out the nozzles a couple of times thinking I needed to use a firm needle push to ensure a good seal, but that's not the case. By use of gentle handling, my precision parts have lasted for several years, with lots of spraying.

I'm a serial "collector" as well, likely qualify for Guinness entry, present count of AB's is 14, Badger, Paasche, Iwata, Testors and Binks. Mostly Badger's, my go to tools now.

And you're right, Don's Airbrush is a very valuable asset for anyone, either just learning, or wanting to learn more.

Patrick

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