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Project: StrikerS N (Part 2)

Man, it sucks having to work with crap resin. Cleanup was annoying as heck and the primer acted all weird when I sprayed the parts… Still, managed to make some progress. There’s still a little more work to do before I move onto the main body but raging heart is now mostly completed.

I already have a rod ready to use for the shaft of Raging heart but I’m going to need to mod the hand part a little as the shaft is too small for the part but I was not willing to buy the correct sized rod and the required drill part required to make the parts fit correctly. It’s nothing major, I just need to fill the hand a little but I bet it’ll be more bothersome than first anticipated. These things always are!!

  • subaruhess

    What kind of spec’s does your airbrush & compressor have?

  • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net gundamjehutykai

    Not sure what you mean by specs, but my Airbrush is an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS. A gravity fed dual action airbrush.. My compressor is an old sparmax one. Nothing fancy about it at all but gives a fairly constant pressure of around 54psi, which is sufficient for all my needs.

  • subaruhess

    Currently looking for a decent airbrush kit & compressor, but its proving quite hard to find these things at retail aside from ordering online but then shipping is going to be expensive. I had a look at the tamiya range (http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/list/airbrush/kit74501.htm) which seem user-friendly but everywhere I’ve looked only seem to sell this airbrush made by SprayCraft link: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_categoryId_165614_productId_787573_langId_-1?cm_mmc=Shopping-_-Google Product Search-_-Car Care & Maintenance/Car Paints & Car Body Repairs/Car Paint Supplies-_-SprayCraft Classic Multi-Purpose Airbrush Kit&source=shopping

  • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net gundamjehutykai

    Ah, I see. Well, compressors are pretty generic and you won’t need an amazing one for modelling but as for the airbrush, I can only say go for a gravity feed one, so one where you put the paint in a tub on the top of the airbrush. They are much easier to clean and are generally less hassle. Dual action airbrushes also give you more control over the airflow compared to single action as well.

    You can buy them separately as well so only the Compressor will cost a lot for shipping cos it’s very heavy.

  • subaruhess

    I’ve decided on the one I’m going to get now and its gravity fed, just have to find a compressor. Anyway how hard is it clean an airbrush? I’ve herd some modellers completely dismantle the tube while others just run an airbrush cleaner fluid through it. Have you really got to clean the airbrush every time you want to use a different colour?

  • http://lookingglass.kokidokom.net gundamjehutykai

    It’s not too hard to clean an airbrush, especially if you went for a gravity feed design. Pressure fed designs are a bugger to clean thoroughly.
    But yes, you will need to clean the main chambers of the airbrush everytime you want to use a different colour, otherwise, you’ll get contamination of the paints. Normally, I would wash out any excess paint from the paint chamber and then spray cleaner fluid through the airbrush to get any of the paint which was still in the nozzle. Repeat until the fluid remains clear in the airbrush paint chamber. Cover the nozzle before firing to cause a backflow into the paint chamber)

    I’d do a full dismantle and clean after I’m totally finished with painting for a while using my sonic cleaner.