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kathrin

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Hi there...

 

First of all sorry for my poor english :unsure:

 

yesterday i tried to paint a mini with airbrush, my problem is that the result isnt smooth, you can see little spots.

My intentiom was to use the airbrush to achive a smooth and well blended colour result.

 

I ll try to tell you what i did and maybe you will see what went wrong and the result was grainie..

 

I delute the colours for airbrush myself.I do this with glass cleaner and i try to have a milky result.

I tried to hold the airbrush at about 8-10cm away from my mini.

My needle tip was clean.

I used an airbrush that has not a very thin needle.

The air at compressor was at 1 bar.

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How humid was it when you did your spraying? There have been many posts here discussing this same problem with priming in humid conditions. At least it sounds like the same problem. Humidity seems to leave a powdery surface to the paint. Hope this helps.- Wesley

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Little spots. That sounds like splattering. (I messed about with an airbrush once; never achieved anything worth posting a picture of; but I did learn how to splatter <_< )

 

You need a forum full of airbrush experts:

 

http://theairbrushforum.com/questions-answers-paint-airbrush-related/8817-airbursh-splatter-poor-atomization.html

 

But, welcome to the Reaper forum, and if even if you find your answer at theairbrushforum don't stop visiting here.

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thank you for your help guys.

 

i found where the problem was and its kind of embarassing :down:

because im noob at this i didnt clean well enough the fluid nozzle of my airbrush and the paint stuck in the hole.

 

Because its a really difficult point to clean (its a very small hole and even with neddle you couldnt clean it - the needle is too big) i will write how i cleaned it and maybe it would help someone with the same problem in the future.

 

I used a wire that i bought for making terrain, its a really thin one and its the only one i found that is thinner than the fluid nozzles hole, so it made my life easier in cleaning that perticular part...

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