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RonaldusMaximus_ #21 Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:01 PM

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Can you recommend an airbrush ready primer?

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Step 1: Don't open your mouth in an alley.

 


Immel_man #22 Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:25 PM

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One more thing for when you do take that plunge; Paint! There is a lot of brands and mediums out there that can be overwhelming when you’re first getting started. Lacquer based paints are the best for airbrushing, they are durable and cover well. AK interactive and Tamia have great lines, but if you spray indoors like I do you’re going to need a spray booth.
Tamia acrylic line is the best compromise if you ask me. they’re readily available have a decent color range, airbrush nicely clean up nicely and don’t stink up the whole house when you paint with them indoors. They are not as durable or opaque as lacquers are but being a glycol-based formula you can cut them with lacquer thinner for those colors that are troublesome like yellows and white.
Gunze sango also has an aquaus glycol range that is a more complete camouflage range than Tamiya  but they’re hard to come by in the states.
Do not, do not run latex based acrylics through your airbrush. Vallejo and mission model come to mind as lattex based acrylic.

Immel_man #23 Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:35 PM

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View PostRonaldusMaximus_, on 30 January 2020 - 09:01 AM, said:

Can you recommend an airbrush ready primer?

To answer your question specifically alclad’s primer would be the primer that I run through my airbrush.

 I don’t typically prime models unless I have seems or trouble spot that I’m worried about. if I am confident that all seems are filled and trouble spot polished out I don’t bother priming. 
 When I do prime a model though, tamiya’s rattle can primer is my go to. 

 



Immel_man #24 Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:46 PM

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Ironmoe, I  forgot to add  I don’t typically airbrush primers because the only ones that are worth a darn are lacquer based and since I paint indoors they get the house stinky in a hurry. And Tamiya as rattle can is the same formula as alclads airbrush ready primer.

RonaldusMaximus_ #25 Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:52 PM

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Forgot to mention, I use acrylics, so is that an acrylic primer?

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Immel_man #26 Posted 30 January 2020 - 06:24 PM

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Nope, it’s a lacquer primer. I only use lacquer primers on account of the chemical “heat” of the lacquer almost etches itself in to the plastic. That’s where that strong adhesion comes from.
You can paint acrylics over lacquers but not the other way around.
Lacquer > enamel > acrylic in that order.  

RonaldusMaximus_ #27 Posted 30 January 2020 - 06:45 PM

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Perhaps when I get some practice I will switch to lacquer, but as is I can only provide a basic paint job.

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Step 1: Don't open your mouth in an alley.

 


Immel_man #28 Posted 30 January 2020 - 10:25 PM

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I’ll speak for myself, the only way I’ve really learned anything new is failing and trying again.

RexCramer707 #29 Posted 20 February 2020 - 03:01 PM

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View PostVantablack12, on 30 January 2020 - 03:39 PM, said:

Thanks! It was very helpful. 

Edit: Ouch, that's expensive.

Iwata is top notch, but stay away from their Neo. 



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View PostImmel_man, on 30 January 2020 - 04:56 PM, said:

I think I paid $350 the first time I bought the HPC+
You should be able to find a moisture trap for $12-$20 I’m guessing. And don’t skip the trap. There’s no quicker way to ruin a model than to have it start spitting paint and water in the middle of painting!

Ain't that the truth!






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