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airbrushing
Posted by snowey on Friday, March 15, 2002 12:13 AM
would it be OK to use a disposable dust mask from a pain or home-improvement store, for airbrushing? Also, what does everyone think of AZTEC airbrushes?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 15, 2002 7:38 AM
Hi Joe, Airbrushing painting train models, one of my favorite things to do. The disposable dust mask I think would be ok for this type of painting. Actually there is little or no overspray with an airbrush when it is properly used so there is not much getting into the air around you but of course some people are highly sensitive to airborne particles. I don't think you would need a commerical filter type mask just do your airbrushing in a well ventilated area. I'm not familar with the brush you mentioned. I highly reccomend the Pache Model H single action brush for someone who is just starting with airbrush painting and the VL double action brush for more advanced work. Both brushes have been around for umpteen years and are tired and true designs used by commerical artists. Choose your airbrush carefully...its a tool that will last your lifetime if you take care of it and keep it clean. Have Fun...Vic
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 17, 2002 10:01 PM
Joe,

I have an Aztec air brush, and mine works well. I have been weathering cars, and painting undecorated cars with it for a couple years now. I also use it to paint my military aircraft and vehicles that I have on my display shelves.

-Wolv33
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 5:09 PM
I use an Aztek and it works fine. I spent a little extra to get one their better models and having used it now, wish I hadn't. I use the brush for only large coverage areas or to lay down a base coat on strucutures or rolling stock. Testor's $15 brush will do that. Oh well, it's still a great brush.
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Posted by tankertoad70 on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 6:03 PM
Joe,
I would recommend handling several different airbrushes to get the feel of them before deciding on a model. I currently use a Paasche because I liked the heft of the airbrush. Several of our club members opted for the Aztek and like it. An airbrush is really a matter of personal choice and also a rather expensive piece of equipment. Check out different models, and ease of obtaining replacement parts. Also talk with various users to obtain their input. Good luck.
Don in 'Orygun' City

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