Errors in Airbrushing Technique

Well, I'm down to the painting stage of my first model in 20 years but I seem
to be having a minor problem with my airbrushing technique that I hope the
collective here can help me with.
I'm using Humbrol Super enamel thinned to between 2 parts paint to 1 part
thinner and 50/50. The pressure on the compressor is between 15 to 20 psi.
To start with I gave the model an overall coat of white primer (thinned
enamel) which didn't seem to be a problem. However, the top coat (dark
earth) seems to have dried with streaks in it like I have brush painted. The
paint seems to have gone on evenly enough, no spiders, no runs, no grittyness
etc., just some barely perceptible streaking in daylight.
What am I doing wrong, your thoughts and comments would be greatly
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Roger Demming
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Spray in more than one direction. up and down, left and right.
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Doesn't sound like you did anything wrong. You only applied one coat of paint over the primer, right? It just needs another coat. When airbrushing, it's not unusual to need 2 or 3 coats before you get full coverage & opacity.
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Wayne C. Morris
Could it be that you've not cleaned your airbrush adequately between sessions? I'd go back over it again with the dark earth and see how that goes; it should eliminate the streaks.
Are you absolutely sure that the primer didn't have textural streaks to it? I won't matter how many coats you put over that; those streaks will always be there unless you figure out a way to knock them down.
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Stephen Tontoni

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