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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 27, 2007, 02:05:23 AM »
I think I found what I need being that the hose I got I just found out is a freaking baager hose. Anyway I think I need an Adapter 
Click here That's the same hose to on that page.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 27, 2007, 01:53:30 AM »
Clee-cm I want you to check this out if you have time.
you were recommending me to just go ahead and buy the Iwata airhose for my
airbrush but it doest fit. I think i need to buy another connection, maybe something that go in between the
airbrush and the hose on the Bigger part. and I don't know which end is which. By which I mean Female and Male end.
The last hose I had, had two of the same ends. 2 female or male ends. Which is what I need I think. Just take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think. Flickr look at (IMGP2891) and (Sparmax-hose_02, Sparmax-hose_03) Ooh, you can also leave comments if you want.

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No Problem, I am glad that I could help. I went through the same thing here in San Diego, I did not realize that Future was so hard to find.

yeah, man your right. It is  a pain in the you know what to find if you don't know where to start looking.
I was starting to give up hope of finding the thing. I thought to myself for a bit, maybe this product only exist in the west or midcoast. But no it's just a hard find. But from my experience I have that the Bigstore Like K-Mart, Target and Walmart according to Swanny from
(www.swannymodels.com) don't always carry this product. More like hardly every. Best shot at finding them is your local hardware store.

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Hey, hey, hey fellow hobbiers.

This is for those who live in the states, Sorry for those that don't.
I myself like many have been on the hunt to find these products and I did with a little help from my
buddy "Clee-Cm" from "San Diego" 

According to him you can find this stuff at any local "ACE Hardware store" and according to me you can also find it at you local

"Truevalue Hardware"

"HomeDepot"

"Shaws Suppermarket"

"StoppingShop"

 I know that most "Truevalues" & "ACE Hardware" stores re-stock their items every Tuesday.

So, that beening said good luck guy on your hunts
don't give up and happy modeling.

Once again, Thanks to "Clee-Cm" for the lookout. (a.k.a - Help!)
This is your man "xDabblex" signing off, and keep up the good work guys.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 24, 2007, 05:52:08 PM »
Hey, guys I have 3 problems  :(  I need help with.

1.) I've been to every store in my city an I still can't seem to find a bottle of "Future Floor Wax" at any store.
     oh by the way I live in Boston, Mass it's a major city in the eastcoast. I've been to "Target" - "Walmart" - "CVS"
    etc. to find it but I don't think anyone caries it. What store are you guys going to, to find this SC and Johnson Product?

2.) I've giving up on running a 2 airbrush set. After bothering you guys and not being able to find parts for my Sparmax airbrush.
     But I still need help buying a hose for my "Iwata Evolution (CR) airbrush" the problem is I don't know what kind of hose to buy.
     and Iwata hose or a Sparmax hose and which one? Because it has to run off a Sparmax Compressor. Does it matter what kind of
     hose I get. Can someone help me pick one. This is the sparmax website ( http://www.sparmax.com.tw/accessories01.htm ) and
     this is Blickart's website a artsupplie store in my town. (http://www.dickblick.com/zz250/27/) I'll also look at any other site you
     guys know if you'd like to share that info with me.

3.) I hope to invest in a "Drill" for modeling does anyone have any suggestion. I was looking at this one don't of it's any good.
     http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp?MerchantID=RET01229&Action=Catalog&Type=Product&ID=15230
     and I don't know if this one will do the same job.
     http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp?MerchantID=RET01229&Action=Catalog&Type=Product&ID=15231
     I'm only going to use it to create battle damage on models. What do you guys think? Can and engraving tool do the job?
     help me out.

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Finishes, Decals, and Weathering / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 24, 2007, 01:16:03 AM »
Hey, what's up you cool cat?  I have a question regarding "Future Floor Wax"
I would just like to know for those how live in the states and can get this product where are you buying it.
I live in Boston,Mass it's a Major city and I can't seem to find this SC and Johnson product and where.

What states are you guys in and what stores are you getting this product at?
and is there anything else like it or similar to it that I could find in Boston?
Other floor cleaning solution that work.

Thanks again,
check you guys later.

Ooh, FF your link on the Decals Train website does not work.
Can you just rewrite it or some thing. I would really like to read that article or better yet just tell me
what is that size you set put your canvas in Illustrator to for a Custom Decal. How do you know the size to make it.
do you measure the part it's going to go on first. Then make the decal or something?

Anyway please get back to me on that.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 22, 2007, 03:52:06 PM »
Here is my 2 cents, it is possible to repaint your mac book pro, but if it is still under any kid of Apple Warranty, you run the risk of voiding your warranty if you open it up and disassemble it to repaint the shell. www.ifixit.com is a good place to go if you are brave enough to attempt the disassemble the laptop, as for painting the shell, it is like painting a car's body, there is the usual amount of sanding, priming and painting.

Ooh, o.k it is very different. But I know more about painting a car then a model. Yeah I know the whole thing about the Warranty, but does that mean if your Mac has a problem the Mac store won't take care of it if your paying them?
If it is similar to painting a car then maybe I should take it to "Maaco" Lol. Uh, oh better get Maaco!
Thanks dude.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 21, 2007, 06:22:05 PM »
Alright, guys I know you may think this question is stupid but i'm going to ask it anyway.
I was looking around the NET and happen to see that there are a couple of companies that
Airbrush Macbook Pro's, Mac ibook's,etc.
And I started to think my Macbook Pro is looking pretty dull looking.

So, here's the question: Has anyone here attempted this? Do you think that this can be done?
and how should I go about doing this?

can I still use the same kind of paint?
that being model paint? Or what sicks to metal better?

http://www.bornrich.org/entry/in-photos-gold-plated-macbook-pro-project/
http://graysmatter.codivation.com/TheForgottenThankYou.aspx
http://www.cheaplaptops.org.uk/colorware-gives-the-macbook-pro-a-paint-job/

If you guys now any tutorials or have any advise I'd like to hear it.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 21, 2007, 02:51:51 PM »
Once, again guys thanks alot you've been a big help. Now that I think that I've got everything I need and all the help you guys have given me. I can be on my way and start "airbrushing/ modeling"

Thanks alot guys.

Ooh, for those who own Iwata Airbrushes - Iwata just came out with a new triple action handle setup it really nice.
http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/accessories/triple_action.jsp Check it out.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 20, 2007, 05:24:42 PM »
OMG!, Thanks so much guys that is exactly what I was looking for.
You guy are life saver... well not exactly but you did save me a lot of money and time looking for this.
I was starting to think that I would never find the replacement needles.

And again thanks so much
for helping me out.

Now to get everything setup.
I'm sorry guys I know i'm being a pain,
but how do you setup 2 airbrushes?

Ooh, I have a Question for "FichtenFoo" can you use "Rubbering Alcohol"
to diluted any kind of Airbrush Paint? Or only the Tamiya Brand kind.
Does it work on Enamel, Acrylic, Lacquer, Etc.

Just want to know because I have a lot of Enamel Testor paint bottles.
Sorry guys but that bring up another question.
Does anyone know how to unscrew paint bottle caps that are on really tight?


 

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 19, 2007, 07:46:02 PM »
After spending endless hours on the net last night looking for replacement parts. I started to think, can't I just put any replacement needle from any company in my Sparmax Dh- 21 Airbrush ? So as long as it's the same size? Can you do that ?

http://www.lymodel.com/Teacher/work/PB/10001500.jpg

I have one that looks just like this but with a side cup attachment.
are these like really old or something?

Also I guess the reason I can't find anything it because of they're ranking
in the AirBrush industry. It's pretty bad.
http://www.airbrushtech.info/AIRBRUSH/forum/showthread.php?t=7&page=5

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Thanks for that link, very well explained.
Though I think there's an easier solution for people who are starting gunpla: really cheap kit like those First Grade http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN950913
Their quality is decent and I'm pretty sure the silicone needed to reproduce them would cost more.
For rarer kits, you solution is excellent though.

Yeah then again, You could have three hundred copies of the same model in all different colors.
But I also find that kind of boring. So go with what Ezechiel said.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 19, 2007, 02:10:10 PM »
Once again thanks alot guys. You guys have been a big help.
as for the Sparmax Issue.

I don't know where to start looking for replacement parts.
The company is all the way in Taiwan where my girl friend is
from.

Maybe I can get someone in Taiwan to send me a part. ???
don't know. If you guys know of and online store I could look
at I'd appreciate that alot.

Thanks again guys

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / Re: AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 19, 2007, 01:14:25 AM »
Thank alot buddy.

But you still kind of left me hanging.
What I meant about the 2 air brushes was ...

Can any 2 given airbrush run on the same Compressor at the same time.
Is there some kind of set up where you can run both brush at the same time.

and thanks again.

Ooh, does anyone know where I can buy a replacement Needle for a
Sparmax airbrush?

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I've been modeling for some time now on and off because of money problems.
and like you I also don't have alot experience so, I started  Mold Casting copies
of any given model. Just to practices painting and air brush them. Before doing the real ones.
So I'd recommend you do that. Until you think your good enough to start on the real on.

Something like this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQkzWvHRdZ0

Hope this help.
and good luck.

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Model Help* (Check Stickies and Search First) / AirBrush parts Help!
« on: October 18, 2007, 08:14:14 PM »
Hey, guys I need some help!

I just recently bought a NEW iwata evolution (CR) air brush.
but that's it just the airbrush so I still need a hose. And maybe other stuff to run it.
I don't really know.

Anyway I also have a "Sparmax" airbrush that my girl gave me and a Sparmax Mini Compressor.

Now comes the problem: The (S) airbrushes needle is damaged (bended) and the hose for the Compressor connection snap in 5 pieces because it was so old.

What I would like to know is can Air Brushes run on any type of hose or do they have to have a certain kind ( like the company that makes the airbrush.) ?

Also what do you need to make a Compressor run right?
and can 2 AirBrushes run off the same compressor?

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