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Old 14-02-2008, 03:28 PM   #61
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With you there. Any recommendations? Apparently Badger US are offering the SOTOR 2020 for $95 (normally about $400) but it's US only. I'll need a compressor too, I guess. Such an expense...
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Old 14-02-2008, 03:57 PM   #62
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Glad to hear you've got your one Mark, sounds great!



I believe my Amazing Science UFO is on it's way too.
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Old 14-02-2008, 05:18 PM   #63
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With you there. Any recommendations? Apparently Badger US are offering the SOTOR 2020 for $95 (normally about $400) but it's US only. I'll need a compressor too, I guess. Such an expense...
I personally have a Revell Omega silent compressor (top of their range) and two Paasche airbrushes - one 'H' single action and 'VL' one double action.

Links below:

The compressor:
http://www.emodels.co.uk/plastic-kit...oducts_id=8828

Not sure if they still make it, but it's bloomin' good

Airbrushes:
http://www.paascheairbrush.com
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http://airbrushes.com/index.php?osCs...c2d4dd50207680

You may want to start with a cheaper compressor (and noisier it must be said) until you're convinced this is the right thing for you, or you could even use compressed air cans if you don't want to spend anything to start up.

Just my opinions...I'm sure everyone has their own experiences and favourite equipment...
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Old 14-02-2008, 05:44 PM   #64
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Several well thinned coats are better than heavy thick ones. It gives the paint time to bite and flatten out. Make no attempt to cover it in one go. Something this size will take a lot to do with a twin action airbrush. I'd be inclined to go for the cheap basic Badger mini spray in this case and use a 'proper' airbrush for the detail work.
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Old 14-02-2008, 08:57 PM   #65
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Yikes! The compressors are 'spensive. Mrs Eagle has one though, bizarrely enough - I could see if that'll work.
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Old 14-02-2008, 09:09 PM   #66
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would be a result if it does the job
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Old 14-02-2008, 09:12 PM   #67
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We need a how to on air brushes thread for newbies to the art. I have a question about what thinners people use, but I'll ask it elsewhere. Eagle can you give us pictures of the kit as it's arrived please?
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Old 14-02-2008, 10:28 PM   #68
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Yikes! The compressors are 'spensive. Mrs Eagle has one though, bizarrely enough - I could see if that'll work.
You can normally get adapters for airbrush hoses which should fit most compressors...I'm sure she wouldn't mind lending her compressor to paint a Star Destroyer - a very worthy cause.

Just don't paint it with nail paint / varnish !!! (Visions of a pink Star Destroyer...)
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Old 15-02-2008, 01:36 AM   #69
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We need a how to on air brushes thread for newbies to the art. I have a question about what thinners people use, but I'll ask it elsewhere. Eagle can you give us pictures of the kit as it's arrived please?
I agree - airbrushing is a black art to me.

I'll try to get some pics up over the weekend but this next two weeks is going to be insanely busy for me.
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Old 19-02-2008, 09:10 PM   #70
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Some pics of the resin as promised. The detail here is indicative of the rest of the model.

Yes, that's a full-sized keyboard.









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Old 19-02-2008, 09:12 PM   #71
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Wow - very cool. Nice detail work there.
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Old 19-02-2008, 10:37 PM   #72
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What amazing casting. Wow
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Old 20-02-2008, 08:11 AM   #73
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Man he does exquisite work - drooling here - should have grabbed the blocakde runner when I had the $$$
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