Air Brush System

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What air brush system with a cost of around $50 you would recommend for ship modeling can be recommended?
 
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A decent airbrush - such as a Paache double action airbrush, can be found for around $70 - $80 US, but you may have to look around some to find one at that price although I think Amazon has them. Make sure you get one with all 3 sizes of needles and tips. A #1 tip is for very fine work, the #3 is for gensral detail work and the #5 is for broad area spraying. A decent compressor can usually be found for about $100 - $120. Make sure that you get one with a small pressure tank. Do Not buy a "hobby" compressor because they will cause your paint to sputter due to the being a diaphram system. The tank is necessary to smooth out the air flow. Any other questions you may have about this I will be glad to help you all I can.
 
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I too am thinking of getting an airbrush system. I tried brushing on my first coat of acrylic on my Fair American and it looks horrible.
 
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Sometimes an airbrush is a bit if over-kill when painting a Hull - unless you're building a plastic model. If your first coat doesn't look good a light sanding followed by a good cleaning off with either a tack cloth or a towel with a bit of alcohol on it will usually enable you to get a good second coat. Acrylics are notorious for not covering with one coat as a lot of them are not particularly pigment intensive. The cheaper the paint - the less pigment usually. If you have your heart set on an airbrush make sure you get a decent one. Stay away from Badger el-cheapo models.
 
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