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Oct 10, 2010, 02:31 AM
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Depron? What did you use for hinges that painted so cleanly?
I just used normal scotch tape(The frosted white type), used 3 strips over lapping them selves,then for added protection from the tape ever lifting i used FS CA glue to seal the edges of the tape. .then applied the base coat and used pre-cut stencils for the Tiger pattern the paint.
I've had my Pasha VL Duel action now for about 10 years.
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Oct 10, 2010, 02:05 PM
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i have read if you rub down your tape with rubbing alcohol before paint it will adhere better , havent gotten around to trying it yet soon though i hope
Oct 10, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Let the painting begin! I read this entire thread and have made a visit to Harbor Freight and got this:
Airbrush kit
3 gallon 100 psi air compressor

Along with a hose, water trap and some quick release fittings. Went to my local crafts stores, none had any Createx paints but picked up some other acrylics, Apple Barrel and Craft Smart, along with some rubbing alcohol. I think I'll give water a shot first for thinning.
I have not had the chance to use the AB yet, but it seems as good as the Badger I had 20 some years ago. Now to see if any of the skills I once had with an AB are still hiding within me.

I also got my order in on Friday from RCFOAM a nice mix of EPP and depron. Got some plans printed out. Time to start building and painting on Monday after I get my son off to school.
Oct 10, 2010, 04:28 PM
Sailplane Mafia

Thinning Createx Paint


Here is a video about thinning Createx for airbrushing. Haven't tried it yet but have found the Pledge Future Shine at ACE hardware.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZrmNjQYcdg

FWIW, Crashmaster
Oct 10, 2010, 04:56 PM
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Let the painting begin! I read this entire thread and have made a visit to Harbor Freight and got this:
Airbrush kit
3 gallon 100 psi air compressor

Along with a hose, water trap and some quick release fittings. Went to my local crafts stores, none had any Createx paints but picked up some other acrylics, Apple Barrel and Craft Smart, along with some rubbing alcohol. I think I'll give water a shot first for thinning.
I have not had the chance to use the AB yet, but it seems as good as the Badger I had 20 some years ago. Now to see if any of the skills I once had with an AB are still hiding within me.

I also got my order in on Friday from RCFOAM a nice mix of EPP and depron. Got some plans printed out. Time to start building and painting on Monday after I get my son off to school.
I have been using this method for thinning apple barrel paints for almost 6 months now ... painting every night.

See liquitex link below

http://www.liquitex.com/Products/addflowaid.cfm



Mcfoamy red/yellow flame http://wmparkflyers.com/McFoamy.aspx

Greg M
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Oct 11, 2010, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ChefScott View Post
Let the painting begin! I read this entire thread and have made a visit to Harbor Freight and got this:
Airbrush kit
3 gallon 100 psi air compressor

Along with a hose, water trap and some quick release fittings. Went to my local crafts stores, none had any Createx paints but picked up some other acrylics, Apple Barrel and Craft Smart, along with some rubbing alcohol. I think I'll give water a shot first for thinning.
I have not had the chance to use the AB yet, but it seems as good as the Badger I had 20 some years ago. Now to see if any of the skills I once had with an AB are still hiding within me.

I also got my order in on Friday from RCFOAM a nice mix of EPP and depron. Got some plans printed out. Time to start building and painting on Monday after I get my son off to school.
I advise you NOT to use rubbing alcohol, use only denatures. Rubbing has oil in it paint does not stick well.
Oct 12, 2010, 08:53 PM
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Isopropyl Alcohol is what i meant to say, I refer to it as "rubbing alcohol". Sorry for the confusion there.

Here is something nifty I ran across. Yet another use for Pledge Future Acrylic!

Make inexpensive "candy" paints for practice
Oct 12, 2010, 11:18 PM
Sailplane Mafia

Terrific!


Chefscott, Great link! Another way to use some of the big bottle of Future floor finish. I'll have to give it a try. So many things to do and so little time.

Crashmaster

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Originally Posted by ChefScott View Post
Isopropyl Alcohol is what i meant to say, I refer to it as "rubbing alcohol". Sorry for the confusion there.

Here is something nifty I ran across. Yet another use for Pledge Future Acrylic!

Make inexpensive "candy" paints for practice
Oct 13, 2010, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ChefScott View Post
Isopropyl Alcohol is what i meant to say, I refer to it as "rubbing alcohol". Sorry for the confusion there.

Here is something nifty I ran across. Yet another use for Pledge Future Acrylic!

Make inexpensive "candy" paints for practice
Thanks for the link. Good stuff!
Oct 13, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Hello.

It was mentioned several pages ago about holes in FFF when using pins to hold down templates. Is there a better solution for holding down templates without using pins. The airplane I'm air brushing is already built bare FFF.

Thanks.

David
Last edited by fly4fun; Oct 13, 2010 at 12:37 PM.
Oct 13, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Is there a better solution for holding down templates without using pins.
Just some of the other methods I have seen:
- metal surface & magnets
- weights
- double stick tape
- spray adhesive (that is designed to be removable)
Oct 13, 2010, 01:07 PM
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Thanks Balesse.

This Stuff might work.

Krylon Easy-Tack Repositionable Spray Adhesive

http://www.dickblick.com/products/kr...pray-adhesive/
Oct 13, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Is Mop and Glow the same as Future Floor Finish. Can I spray it through my Airbrush and get a Glossy finish.
Oct 13, 2010, 07:03 PM
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Thanks Balesse.

This Stuff might work.

Krylon Easy-Tack Repositionable Spray Adhesive

http://www.dickblick.com/products/kr...pray-adhesive/

If your template is depron ... test this on scraps first ... it might melt the depron.
Oct 13, 2010, 08:38 PM
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Is Mop and Glow the same as Future Floor Finish. Can I spray it through my Airbrush and get a Glossy finish.
Best I can tell, no Mop and Glow is different. Whereas the Pledge Future is water and an acrylic base (with formaldehyde too, go figure! ). I googled the MSDS for each and there is more "stuff" in MnG.

Here is a link to a lot of information on Future and other formulations worldwide.
http://www.swannysmodels.com/TheCompleteFuture.html

And this page has some good information on the venerable Harbor Freight Deluxe Airbrush:
http://airbrushtips.110mb.com/Harbor...0Airbrush.html


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