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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by philip Burr, Jul 5, 2019.


  1. philip Burr

    philip Burr Young Tutorling

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    Hello everyone,
    Im Phil. I have been a modeler since I was 5.

    Ive been using an airbrush since about the age of around 11 or 12 in the late 70's. The first brush I owned was a Badger 250 which barely lasted a week of use and mom had to shell out some bucks for a sweet 150 and compressor! I had a 20 year Naval career and now in College full time. Over the years I have amassed quite a few airbrushes, not out of need, but because I find them interesting. They include various Badgers, Efbe, Hansa, Harder & Steenbeck, Iwata, Olympos, Paasche, Thayer & Chandler, and Wold. I'm currently using an Iwata Studio Series compressor with an old Badger compressor as a standby. Standing by for what, I don't know!

    I shoot model specific paints, but much prefer enamels over acrylics. I have also amassed a rather large collection of paints alone. I even have most of the original Humbrol Authentic Color military series from the 70's when I was a kid. Yes, they are still good! I prefer the fine pigments of Humbrol, but I get lazy sometimes with having to mix shades I want and use others as well. Besides Humbrol, I use White Ensign Colourcoats, Testers, Tamiya, GSI/Creos/Mr. Color, Polly Scale, Floquil Military Colors, Vallejo, and recently started experimenting with Hataka lacquers.

    I wanted to join the group to have another resource aid for spraying technique and equipment. I'm sure I'm not the only modeler here....:)
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    Jonathon Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from indiana usa..thanks for your 20 years of service! There are quite a few modelers on this forum. Any questions just ask and someone will help out.. post some pics of your work too
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Welcome from the U.K. Philip. You’re definitely not the only modeller here, we have a few member who paint models. Feel free to post up some pictures of models you’ve painted, we love seeing all kinds of different work.


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  5. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod Artist of the Month!

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    Hey there, welcome from New Zealand
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    Franc Kaiser Detail Decepticon! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from China!
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia :)

    Around here it doesn’t matter what you paint as long as you throw paint at something once in awhile and show us some pretty pictures then we’re happy
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    philip Burr Young Tutorling

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    Are you anywhere close to Wold?
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod Artist of the Month!

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    Yes, not far at all... same city. Unfortunately they are very non-communicative... I personally wouldn't pursue any brushes from them... given the history of the brush it's sad... I'm not sure I know anyone who uses one of the modern ones.
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the forum, quote a few meddlers here and many with multiple airbrushes or AAD as we call it.

    Lee
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    lol. We have modellers AND Meddlers here !
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    philip Burr Young Tutorling

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    Look, a parcel from New Zealand! What ever could it be? ;)

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    philip Burr Young Tutorling

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    Yep......Christmas in August...!!!
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod Artist of the Month!

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    Most awesome, I look forward to hearing how it goes! :)
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    SkooterTrash Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Hello from Las Vegas! Im pretty new here myself. I build 1/25 slot drag cars from model kits. I am very tempted to get into some military model builds, but I have a lot of stuff on my plate at the moment.
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    philip Burr Young Tutorling

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    That happens in life as you get older!

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