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For practice get cheap watercolors or even food coloring put into water and use paper towels (Viva are what I use).

The paint will be SLIGHTLY thicker than watercolor but if you can lay out watercolors without runs and drips and mistakes you can lay normal paint down.

--The whole concept of government granted and government regulated 'permits' and the accompanying government mandate for government approved firearms 'training' prior to being blessed by government with the privilege to carry arms in a government approved and regulated manner, flies directly in the face of the fundamental right to keep and bear arms.

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Shas'o Commanding the Hunter Kadre




Missouri

Mistress of minis wrote:All depends on the brush and hose. if you have a ps900 and get a braided hose its good up to 60 psi I believe- but 60 psi will blow plastic infantry all over the place I do most of my work at around 20 psi or so(and a ps900 has a MAC valve- which lets you fine tune the outflow pressure right on the brush- which can really help).

Just plan on practicing some and experimenting with the best way to thin paints.


Yeah, I bought the PS900 linked to on eBay (so much for saving that $50 ). I used Buy It Now so apparently I get a free hose and quick disconnect with it. :3

I'm going to be using Vallejo paints (I'm switching from GW for most colors), and I plan on trying 50/50 paint/Windex and seeing how that goes.

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Why isnt Slut Wars: The Sexpocalypse a real game dammit.


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The paint dungeon, Arizona

Sidstyler wrote:
Mistress of minis wrote:All depends on the brush and hose. if you have a ps900 and get a braided hose its good up to 60 psi I believe- but 60 psi will blow plastic infantry all over the place I do most of my work at around 20 psi or so(and a ps900 has a MAC valve- which lets you fine tune the outflow pressure right on the brush- which can really help).

Just plan on practicing some and experimenting with the best way to thin paints.


Yeah, I bought the PS900 linked to on eBay (so much for saving that $50 ). I used Buy It Now so apparently I get a free hose and quick disconnect with it. :3

I'm going to be using Vallejo paints (I'm switching from GW for most colors), and I plan on trying 50/50 paint/Windex and seeing how that goes.


It sounds like the same people I bought mine from. That hose is good for 70psi I should just buy the things wholesale and sell them myself lol

50/50 with windex works good for me. The Vallejo model color needs a lil more, and the game color a little less(and the vallejo air alot less- but it cant be brushed on since its too thin for that).
   
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Missouri

The main armor color for my Tau is from the model color line, so how much would you dilute them? 60/40 Windex/paint?

 Desubot wrote:
Why isnt Slut Wars: The Sexpocalypse a real game dammit.


"It's easier to change the rules than to get good at the game." 
   
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The paint dungeon, Arizona

I cant really say- my VMC stuff has been mixed with alot of flow release of the 7 years Ive had them. So, just hit some terrain scraps for practice till it flows smoothly and covers right. Im not at all precise in my mixes, I usually just squirt some windex in, then add paint until the mix sticks to my test surface.
   
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Boston, MA

I've already ordered myself a PS900 to have as a second brush to kick around, but I do have to say - regarding going for a quality manufacturer...

My Iwata Smart Jet compressor has only 1 plastic piece, the Moister-Trap bowl, and it cracked recently. I called up Iwata and explained the problem. She didn't care how it happened (or even when I bought the thing) - and she shipped out a new replacement piece that same day, at no cost. Literally 'no questions asked'.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/New-IWATA-HP-CS-Eclipse-AIRBRUSH-KIT-w-TANK-COMPRESSOR-/220601142410?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item335cda4c8a

That was my christmas gift (and my first airbrush). May I say that I love the friggin' thing?

This ain't no pansy GW Armor, son - Digital Sculpting Plog, Now with Heavy Weapon Platforms!
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Iwata's are the Lexus of airbrushes. Great quality but not cheap to buy or replace parts on (fluid nozzle on my HP_C is $30!!!)

--The whole concept of government granted and government regulated 'permits' and the accompanying government mandate for government approved firearms 'training' prior to being blessed by government with the privilege to carry arms in a government approved and regulated manner, flies directly in the face of the fundamental right to keep and bear arms.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.”


 
   
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The paint dungeon, Arizona

I prefer my budget brush I actually gave away my Eclipse after I used my ps900 for a few days. Its a bit more robust feeling, Im not afraid to break it and if I ever do need parts a needle is 10$ and a nozzle is like 15.

If Iwatas are the Lexus, I guess Im happy with my Honda/Toyota equivalent
   
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Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny SoCal

I bought the ps900 of MoM's suggestion, and yesterday I was in a local art store looking around for some airbrush stuff, and there was the shiny Iwata the ps900 is a knock-off of.

Asked to see it, looked at every bit, pulled it apart, took pictures with scale ref in the form of a penny.

Got home, looked at my knock off... IDENTICAL.

price of Mom's suggestion - $50 - $60
Price of the real deal - $189.99 + tax
Fact that almost every comparison I was able to find favored the knock-off over the real deal... priceless

   
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The paint dungeon, Arizona

Yep. Which is why I dont have any problems telling people to buy/use them. Theyre a good tool, well made and alot cheaper. The first review I posted almsot a year ago told people theyre an Iwata knockoff, but people seemed to want to disbelieve that and I got tired of arguing the point
   
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Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny SoCal

Amazon is now shipping Master G44's instead of PS900's without telling people, I just got one in the mail, not happy. They should at least notify you first, and frankly, I dont get why the ps900 listing is still up there if the product no longer exists, it's misleading and IMO underhanded on their part.

I haven't tried the brush yet, so I don't know if it's good or it sucks, but it's not really the point as far as the above goes -

   
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Australia

MajorTom11 wrote:Amazon is now shipping Master G44's instead of PS900's without telling people, I just got one in the mail, not happy. They should at least notify you first, and frankly, I dont get why the ps900 listing is still up there if the product no longer exists, it's misleading and IMO underhanded on their part.

I haven't tried the brush yet, so I don't know if it's good or it sucks, but it's not really the point as far as the above goes -


As an aside, the PS900 listing also gives you a quick connect/release and an air hose (but as mentioned, a G44), but is $3 more than the G44 listing. I think paying $3 more for the extra bits isn't too bad a deal, but yes, it'd be nice if they TOLD us what we would be getting.

Just a handful...
Emperor's Imperial Meat Shield... 
   
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Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny SoCal

ps, the ps900 and Master G44's are identical, don't worry about ordering the Master version -

   
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Isn't it strange to see this post again MajorTom, after you've gone and done an awesome tutorial with an airbrush recently?
   
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Sunny SoCal

Lol sorry to necro the thread, I just wanted to confirm the 2 models of airbrush amazon was sending out were indeed the same but for a name change.

I linked the tutorial to this thread, so I wanted to answer that last lingering question here in case it showed up in a search as well -

   
 
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