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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by DvlDg29, Aug 12, 2019.


  1. DvlDg29

    DvlDg29 Young Tutorling

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    Glad to virtually meet everyone here. I have been dabbling with airbrushes on and off for awhile but it’s been many many years since I got rid of my cheapo brush. A few years ago I started trying out some basic stuff with cheap spray guns and had a lot of fun doing a flake flame job on a peddle car for my son and that was the end of it, I was hooked. Since then I’ve been messing around with the spray guns a lot and want to try and push my skill set a little. I’m currently deployed so I don’t have a new brush yet, but I’m planning on getting two Eclipse brushes (both bottom feed and gravity feed) for me and my 9 year old to mess around with when I get home. My overall goal is to be able to have some fun doing hot rod style panels, helmets and other small things, maybe some bike tins in a few years with some practice. I’m planning on getting a compressor with a tank from California Airtools too because my big ole Craftsmen will be way too loud in the garage. I look forward to learning from all of you guys.

    Semper Fi
    Tom
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    crazyvet Needle-chuck Ninja

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    Welcome to the forums Thank you for your service also
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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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    Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing what you paint with your 9yr old.

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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia, glad to see you're including your son in your hobby, its good for everyone to have hobbies
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    Franc Kaiser Detail Decepticon! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from China!
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Welcome from the U.K. From the sounds of the kit you plan to buy you must have done some research already. The Eclipse brushes and the compressor will be tools that will last a life time. If you have any photos of the pedal car feel free to post them. We love seeing all kinds of different work here.


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    DvlDg29 Young Tutorling

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    I have been doing a lot of reading and watching videos trying to figure out what was my best bet. I’ve made the mistake of buying cheap gear and just turning around and buying the nice stuff later, so I didn’t want to make that mistake again. I’ll dig up some pics of the peddle car. It’s pretty basic but it taught me a lot about brush control.

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    DvlDg29 Young Tutorling

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    SiRoxx, As requested here are some shots of the peddle car. This was the first thing I painted and had a blast learning. Unfortunately he’s too big for it now! 17167AF0-3332-457E-9AD8-5F93E243AE46.jpeg 278F5C55-3852-4ED0-9152-44275EDA2E8C.jpeg B54A1FAC-8131-4078-8430-F2025E28AE74.jpeg

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    DvlDg29 Young Tutorling

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    He has been asking to learn how to use the big spray guns for awhile now, and we have been learning how to pinstripe too. He’s finally big enough to get a respirator for so I figure the airbrush would be a great way to start.
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    That’s awesome! I love the colour scheme and design. Very nice and a happy owner too.


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