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by Vetter
Wed May 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 5311

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

Can the forum text be made a bit larger? It seems a bit small in 1920 X 1080.
by Vetter
Mon May 08, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Tamiya Clear coat
Replies: 21
Views: 1289

It's under the Pledge line now. Something like Pledge with future shine on the label and make sure it's says acrylic.

Can't say about airbrushing it as I haven't tried to.
by Vetter
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: using a rattle can primer then using brush and panel lines
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Primer as the final(ish) coat? Yeah sure. If it's a bit rough for your taste just buff it with a paper towel. Clear coat when you feel you need to.
by Vetter
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrush Survey
Replies: 128
Views: 93922

Adding a regulator would be the inexpensive option. Being able to turn down the air pressure and moving closer to your work may be what you need. Granted I can't say how hard that would be for your situation but I'd think all you would need is some basic plumbing bits. While I have an Iwata, it's a ...
by Vetter
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Construction
Topic: Major differences between resin and styrene
Replies: 16
Views: 1753

I really haven't found any painting differences. Yes there are examples of bad resin pieces that misbehave but for the most part just wash and prime like any plastic kit. Resin is heavier and there can be sagging issues.
by Vetter
Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Painting Pippets
Replies: 13
Views: 2169

Well, disregarding the spelling bit. I just bought a couple of eyedroppers at the local store. Just a suggestion as opposed to the whole mailed from another country thing.
by Vetter
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Badger 360 air leak
Replies: 4
Views: 970

I think that happens a lot as airbrushes age. All the removing and replacing messes with the threads. If the cap is clean, try rubbing some wax from a candle over the threads to seal it up. I've borked one of mine up enough where I had to buy a replacement part. I don't know what badger calls the pa...
by Vetter
Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: What are the benefits of using a black primer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Black is a good base for some metallics.
by Vetter
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: White paint turning yellow tip
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

I think I remember something about clear coats yellowing which was easier to see on white paint. It was a car model related thing and they used car wax instead.
by Vetter
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: new to airbrushing
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

1. Less than you think you'll need. Especially with a gravity feed. Yeah that's vague but you'll begin to get a feel for it. I don't think I've ever used a full cup for a paint session.

2. I use plain old glass eyedroppers as they clean up easily.
by Vetter
Sun May 12, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Have seen ladie's ads for airbrush makeup...
Replies: 7
Views: 2581

My old paasche (vsr90) came with a flyer showing them painting fingernails with it. I thought it odd enough to show it to the ladies at work.
by Vetter
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: A primer on primers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2589

Rustoleum sandable automotive primer. Rattle cans can be found at walmart for 4 or 5 bucks. Goes on light, dries fast.
by Vetter
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: really P.O.ed last night frisket lifted pain off
Replies: 12
Views: 2841

I realize people can get hung up on brand names and that's fine. After all use what works for you. However I use rustoleum or krylon sandable automotive primer. You can pick it up everywhere in larger cans for less cost. It goes on light and dries fast. And it's pretty much the exact same stuff as t...
by Vetter
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Getting that great gloss?
Replies: 7
Views: 1697

I prefer to go the wet sand and car wax route myself. You can polish up your flat blue but it might not be what you were looking for.
by Vetter
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Gloss & Dull coats
Replies: 114
Views: 62431

I'm not sure if it's the same thing but I use Krylon Matte Finish 1311. It goes down decently and looks ok. I've used it on various spray can paints, model master and craft paint without any problems. I don't like the Krylon gloss though, it doesn't go down smooth.
by Vetter
Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Rustoleum sand able automotive primer. Which I've used on many kits Krylon metallic gold as a base coat for everything but the skin. Model Master acryl for color coats. Testors steel for the blade. Krylon matte for the skin and future for the rest of the gloss coat. As for the technique, if you have...
by Vetter
Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Paint issues
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Paint issues

Well I was planning on posting a finished kit, however after my final clear coat (future) I found this. http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn337/Vetter96/?action=view¤t=cutey1.jpg http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn337/Vetter96/?action=view¤t=cutey2.jpg I was trying a technique I read ...
by Vetter
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrush problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

I ordered some new parts. It's usable except for the fine control stuff.
by Vetter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrush problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Don't know how I didn't see it but I found the back of the nozzle cap wasn't totally smooth any more. Some gentle work with a file looks like it took care of the air backing up into the cup. It still sputters a bit but not as bad. Guess I'll let the body and nozzle cap soak if I can get the packings...
by Vetter
Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Airbrush problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Airbrush problems

I have a paasche vsr 90 (gravity feed, dual action) that "sputters" and blows air into the cup, even with water. The nozzle cap is snug and everything seems clean. I'm trying to use a paint that clogs up my Iwata and this has a larger needle and tip. Yeah I know use another paint but I'd like to get...