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14-07-2009, 01:07 PM
Hi All,

I wonder if anyone here can help. I'm trying to paint an RC model at the moment but I'm running in to a small problem. Using cans I can put the base paint on without a problem and I can put the colour on using cans, but I wanted to use my airbrush and a different colour.

When I try to paint using acrylics or water based paint what I end up with is a speckled pattern.

What am I doing wrong?

Many thanks,

14-07-2009, 01:22 PM
I am no expert but I do a lot of model making and use an Iwata TR1 air brush. From what you say you have the paint too thick. What paint are you using, Tamiya acrylic?

14-07-2009, 01:30 PM
Sounds like one for Crasher, he is the model building expert

Edit: This happens when idiots at work get clamped when im halfway through a post

14-07-2009, 03:49 PM
Yes, tamiya paint. I've been mixing it 1 part paint to 3 parts thinner. What would you reccomend?

14-07-2009, 06:22 PM
Thatís a bit thin. Which air brush and what air pressure are you using?

16-07-2009, 08:00 AM
The brush is a Revell Standard 39101 and I've got a Revell compressor 39136 which does up to 3 bar. I've tried various settings but just can't get this right for some reason.

16-07-2009, 10:18 AM
try 1 bar and thinning it 1:1.

16-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Okay, I'll give that a go.

Many thanks,