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#1 Joe



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Posted 27 October 2003 - 04:33 PM

Hi Guys , I have a Badger air brush that I have had for a long time. When I first bought the air brush years ago, I didn't take the time to learn how to use it properly and became discouraged and haven't touched it till now. My question is, what thinning mix is recomended for createx paint and what pressure would be a good starting point? How long a waiting time is required till a second coat can be applied? Thanks, Joe

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 04:49 PM


I dont use Createx? (sp), but I use parma and other water based paints. The dry time for them is 15 to 20 minutes between coats with a low humidity.

This fellow has a couple online lessons for air brushing:
http://www.howtoairb...om/lesson 1.htm

Practice on lexan sheet, news print, wood to get the feel of your brush. I use anywhere from 17 - 30 psi.


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Posted 27 October 2003 - 05:18 PM

Hi Chip, Thanks for the info. That web site should be very helpful. You mentioned Parma paints, is that a brand name, or type of paint. Why do you choose to use it over the other paints? thanks, Joe

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 05:22 PM

I use water based paints in my brush for ease of cleaning. Michaels, Walmart and most craft stores sell these water based paints.

The paints I like to use most are made by PARMA: www.parmapse.com

Their faskolor series is used to paint R/C car bodies and have beautiful hues that come thru under light. They can be found at most hobby shops.

Looking through the board though....Several people use createx and like it. I have not used it.


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Posted 28 October 2003 - 05:11 PM

Createx & Parma Faskolor = same exact paint. Only difference is Faskolor is about $1.00 more per 2oz. bottle.

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:13 PM

While were talking about paint, has anyone tried
Medea Com-Art?? This stuff is water based
and advertised to dry instantly..