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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Fred Fred, Dec 21, 2019.


  1. Fred Fred

    Fred Fred Young Tutorling

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    Hello!
    I’m new to airbrushing-just beginning my research for my first airbrush, compressor, etc.
    Looks like there are a lot of knowledgeable folks here, and I’m ready to learn all I can, withe the hopes of one day sharing my quest with others!
    Thanks in advance for your help.
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Very Likeable!

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    Hi Fred.
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  3. Dimitris

    Dimitris Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Hey Fred, welcome and you'll get help with whatever you need
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  4. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Hi Fred, welcome from Australia.

    what equipment you need will vary depending on what outcome is required.
    Do you want to do tshirts/ artwork/ models/ miniatures-gaming?
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  5. Fred Fred

    Fred Fred Young Tutorling

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    I primarily build plastic models: cars, ships, planes, etc.
    On the bench now is a 1/32 scale P-38.
    It’s just too much to paint with a brush and too much overspray with rattle cans!
    I’ve read that a compressor with a tank and some form of moisture control helps-
    Any thoughts? I have zero air spraying equipment...
    Looking at a Paasche TG-100D kit, but know little about it. And I’m not sure if I’d be better off buying separates...
    Thanks again to those that have already replied!
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    Dimitris Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    No worries, plenty of people here into modeling too...
    They'll respond, have fun!
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    crazyvet Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    Welcome Fred
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    Sometimes kits are ‘ok’
    Personally I’d go for a compressor with a tank. Tankless ones (which are normally the ones provided with the cheaper kits) overheat and can pulsate
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from New Zealand
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Hi Fred , welcome to the forum. There has been many threads started about airbrushes, compressors etc so if you have a little go with the search function you should find a lot of useful information on what to and what not to buy.

    Lee
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  11. Fred Fred

    Fred Fred Young Tutorling

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    Thank you!
    In my haste, I ignored that basic tenet of forums...
    I appreciate your tact. I did more research, using that search function, and found what I needed.
    I also realized this thread has most likely exceeded its purpose, that of being about introductions, so I will post in the appropriate area(s).
    Thanks again for making me feel welcome, from literally around the world!!!
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    Welcome to the forum. I’ve only been here two days and have learned a ton. These folks are great.


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    crazyvet Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    Welcome Fred
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Welcome home Fred

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