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  • Member since
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  • From: Pottsboro,Tx
Looking for a spray gun
Posted by Mars on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 12:15 PM

I have 3 of 4 camo coats on a 1/72 B-52 Stratofortress and have used rattle cans. I got a few runs on the 3rd coat. Fortunately, they are in  places where I can sand them and cover them with the 4th coat. I think I want an Anest Iwata 101 since I have a Monogram 1/72 B-52 with the X-15 under the wing waiting in line. It was a gift and I got the Stratofortress for learning lessons. I don't want to rattle can the next B-52. Does anyone have the Iwata 101? Will the Zeny AB compressor with 3.0L tank be enough? The gun comes with a choice of 1.0, 1.3, 1.5 and 1.8 needle/nozzles. I watched a video of the gun with the 1.5 needle and it had a 9'' spray pattern with 20 psi but it may have had more volume, so I'm leaning towards the 1.0 needle. Does this sound right? Is this gun too big for what I'm doing? Looking forward to your input before I make a decision.

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  • From: East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Posted by damouav on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 2:21 PM

You should look at the following from Paul Budzik, he spent allot of time putting them together with very valuable information.

https://youtu.be/q4w1JKk5954

https://youtu.be/430lkDq_0lI

https://youtu.be/Ukw24ZZP2kM

https://youtu.be/u6gI9ljJsdo

His website is a treasure trove of valuable information, you should have a good read.

http://paulbudzik.com/tools-techniques/index.html

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 3:10 PM

Check out Don Wheeler's website and make your own decisions. Probably better than those youtube videos posted above combined.

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

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  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 3:13 PM

Yes, the needle sizes you are looking at are overkill for what you are working on.  I shot my 1/48 b-29 and 1/48 c-130 using a .3 needle with fan spray and large cup.

When I was shooting the b-29 and c-130 I was not able to handle the model and had to set up the model to paint in stages and sections, keeping the model fixed on my paint table.  I would have to move around the model as I painted. I set up the models so that I could walk around the model to get to all sides I wanted to shoot. 

I am assuming you will have to do something similar.  If you are working in sections a .3 or .5 is all you will need.  Just have a large cup 1oz or bigger and make sure your compressor will not overheat for longer paint sessions.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 3:31 PM

I think a 0.5 would do the job.

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  • From: East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Posted by damouav on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 3:37 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Check out Don Wheeler's website and make your own decisions. Probably better than those youtube videos posted above combined.

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

 

In your opinion, yes?

I think the above youtube videos carry far better evaluation of the subject matter than the content of the web site you have listed, in my opinion.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 9:36 PM

damouav

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Check out Don Wheeler's website and make your own decisions. Probably better than those youtube videos posted above combined.

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

 

 

 

In your opinion, yes?

I think the above youtube videos carry far better evaluation of the subject matter than the content of the web site you have listed, in my opinion.

 

 

Whatever... Confused

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  • From: East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Posted by damouav on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 10:22 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
damouav

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Check out Don Wheeler's website and make your own decisions. Probably better than those youtube videos posted above combined.

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

 

 

 

In your opinion, yes?

I think the above youtube videos carry far better evaluation of the subject matter than the content of the web site you have listed, in my opinion.

 

 

 

 

Whatever... Confused

 

Exactly, my sentiments as well. (retarded emjoi...)

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 10:44 PM

Can the crap end now with you two. There is enough of this bickering on the site, we don't need more.

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  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Thursday, August 03, 2017 7:45 AM

I hesitate to say anything because I seem to be a thread killer :-) but...

Maybe an inexpensive automotive touch up gun would serve your purpose. Only problem is having enough compressor to carry it. Just a thought. You can get one from Amazon or Harbor Freight for less than $25.

Tony

            

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:24 AM

modelmaker66

Can the crap end now with you two. There is enough of this bickering on the site, we don't need more.

 

 

Who's bickering? Is it wrong to mention that Don's site has more reviews on a wide variety of name brand airbrushes. I was just giving the OP a link he can look into.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 03, 2017 9:43 AM

There are small detail spray guns available that bridge the gap between the normal full size spray gun and an air brush.  They are called touchup guns.  Harbor Freight has a nice one.

They are not great for small models, however. I would recommend starting with an airbrush.  Then, later on, if you continue to build very large models (be aware of storage/display issues, however), and find finishing those large models requires too much patience, only then look into a touchup gun.  They do require a somewhat larger compressor.  Airbrushes do not require much in the line of a compressor.  Even the small general purpose compressors like pancake compressors are more than adequate for airbrushes.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Pottsboro,Tx
Posted by Mars on Thursday, August 03, 2017 10:44 AM

Thanks you all for the input

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:07 PM

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-Greg

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