Danny Kim (danny@lookfx.com)
Wed, 03 Jan 2001 10:41:46 -0800


I got it from

http://www.mainhobby.com/aircom.html
for $99. check their site for spec.

Omotai wrote:

> Thanks! Where did you get it, what features does it have and how much
> presssure can the compressor deliver?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Danny Kim <danny@lookfx.com>
> To: <gundam@aeug.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2001 8:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [gundam] A little help if you please?
>
>
>>
>> Omotai wrote:
>>
>>> Please help me out! I need help on a few different subjects. First of
>>
> all, I
>
>>> need to know how to do masking REALLY WELL! I have several parts on my
>>
> SD
>
>>> Sandrock that are not coming out right, and I find it difficult mask in
>>
> such
>
>>> small areas! Can anyone recommend a good way to mask or a good liquid
>>
> mask
>
>>> and how to use it?
>>
>> I use Testors masking tape. You should take enough time with your
>> masking tape, cutting and putting it on. I usually cut bunch of small
>> pieces before I mask. Using several pieces to create the shape. When you
>> air brush your model, make sure you do thin coat. Make sure it's dry
>> then paint again if necessary. I'll even mix my paint little thicker so
>> paint doesn't run. If you use too much paint, paint will smear into edge
>> of your mask, ruining your outline.
>> Testors also make liquid mask. Just brush it on around shape you're
>> trying to paint then paint and wash is afterward. It was great on oil
>> based paint. But, not for water based. I've seen some liquid mask that
>> you get to pill it off after you paint. Btu, I forgot who makes them. I
>> prefer masking tape.
>>
>>> Secondly, I need to know the thinning ratio for tamiya paint!
>>
>> I asked same question before. I think people used 5/5 or 7/3 ratio the
>> most. But, there's no rule, you should try different ratio and find what
>> you like. I use 7/3 though.
>>
>>> Thirdly, What ratio of clear yellow to clear orange should I use when
>>> painting gold?
>>
>> I never mixed clear paints before. But, you just gave me an idea, I
>> think I'm gonna paint sword on my HG Gouf. I'll probably use 50/50.
>>
>>> Fourth, Is superglue a good investment to use instead of filler and
>>
> putty?
>
>> It works great on small gap.
>>
>>>
>>> And Lastly, How do I find a really good airbrush compressor? Anyone? Do
>>
> I
>
>>> really need an airtank on my compressor? I found one that sells for $179
>>> with moisture filter, and adjustable air pressure.
>>
>> I'm happy with my $100 Testors AC300 compressor. It's strong enough,
>> durable, compact, quiet, and most of all cheap!
>>
>> Danny
>>
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