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Airbrush?

Postby petn7 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:34 pm

So I finally "finished" my Seafox submarine and it needs to be painted...eventually.

Any airbrush recommendations? I don't need fancy features and I am willing to go as low end as possible, but still maintain quality/durability. Do I need double action or is single action good enough for painting submarines?
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Postby hakkikt » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:27 pm

I don't see how you will need a double-action airbrush if you keep to modern subs. You paint the underside, tape off the separation line, and paint the upper side.
Double action is useful if you paint complicated mottle camo schemes, but even those are often either better painted by a paintbrush (U-Boat Mediterranean) or by masking the borders and airbrushing one colour at a time.
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Postby petn7 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:30 pm

That's what I figured, thanks.
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Postby fgroza » Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:55 am

A Pasche H single action works fine. The VL is the dual action version. Parts are reasonable to buy and most hobby/craft stores carry them. Don't forget to get a compressor to go with the new airbrush. The can propel is expensive and does not keep even pressure while spraying.
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Postby OJM » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:04 am

I have used a Dual-Action Badger 100 for more than 20 reliable years.

Besides bending needles (I should've been more careful!), these are very low maintenance and highly recommended (If you have the cash).

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