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Red-Eric
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2002 - 01:19 PM UTC
I'm new to airbrushing and learning new things every day. I have a Badger 175. I thought downward pressure would start the air..........and increasing downward pressure would increase air pressure. This is not the case. Does anyone feel a good "detailed" paint job on aircraft and armour can't be done without a regulator to adjust the pressure. I believe my compressor pumps around 25psi. Thanks in advance.
HunterCottage
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Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2002 - 05:58 PM UTC
From one viking to another....

I think the Badger 175 is a single action, meaning the air to brush with is either on or off when you push the trigger. If you want to do more intricate patterns with it you will need a regulator, just to help out with spray width (actually an over-spray issue). BUT having said that you should be able to airbrush camo's easily. On the other hand I don't think you can expect to be able to do an intricate German camo, I'm specifically thinking of like those I have seen on a Heinkel.

Another aspect to think about with a single-action airbrush is paint thickness. You should be thinning the paint at least a little to be able to use the regulator to help control the width pattern. Understand right when I use the term width with air pressure, I understand the airbrush itself can regulate the pattern width, but what I am meaning is overspray. Overspray is when too much air pressure is present for the thickness of the paint, overspray makes you lose control of the width the airbrush regulates.

Clear as mud, huh
Red-Eric
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 08:56 AM UTC
My wife will love hearing I need more toys. I won't even try to explain to her. Thanks again.
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 09:03 AM UTC
Opps I am sorry, when I clicked onto this post I thought it was about African sparrows. Never mind.

Ron C.
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HunterCottage
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2002 - 04:41 PM UTC
Eric,

As GeneralFailure (Jan) says a sure-fire line for your wife would be, "hay I'm not out boozing and cruzing so chill" or something in that line...
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 - 10:02 AM UTC
She said she needed some "hair-curler thing-a-ma-jig". I'm sure its gonna cost as much as my regulator.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 - 04:05 AM UTC

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Opps I am sorry, when I clicked onto this post I thought it was about African sparrows. Never mind.



Some poor sparrow flew right into the living room window yesterday... the poor sucker was out of it for probably half an hour.

YodaMan
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