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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by pete b, Jan 11, 2021.


  1. pete b

    pete b Young Tutorling

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    to all the fishing lure painters what size needle are you using ,
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    I don't paint lures Pete, but have painted other stuff, what are you considering? General purpose, or something for finer detail?
    You should be able to paint most things with a 0.3/0.35 setup, depending which airbrush you have.
    Airbrushes with o.23 or smaller setups are classed as detail brushes if that's what your after, however with practice you can get some very fine detail with a 0.3, it makes getting detail a little less effort with a finer needle and nozzle setup.
    There are larger setups, 0.4, 0.5 some even have 0.6, Generally they are more suited to greater paint coverage but you can still get some fine lines.
    All depends what brand of airbrush you have as to the setups either fitted or available. Some can be converted to larger/smaller nozzle & needle combinations.
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    In my experience with painting in general, a 0.3-ish sized needle will handle most of the heavy lifting. Like jord said, it depends on what sort of detail you are going for. You won't be covering large areas doing lures, so I don't think you need to go any bigger than that, but if you are looking to get really fine detail, you may want to go smaller. Just starting out, 0.3-0.35 is a good size.
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