I finally got my own airbrush (Badger 175) and a compressor. I used
exclusively enamels before (and brushes) and now I decided to use
acrylic paints for airbrushing. I purchased some basic colors for my
first model of a car (1/24) from Tamiya and Model Master Acryl(the new
formula). I tried to use my airbrush finally and paint the dashboard in
semi-gloss black. I didn't use a primer, I washed all parts. I thinned
the MM paint with Polly S thinner and sprayed the first mist but it
behaved just like water, forming large drops of water on a surface!!
Could anyone please point out any mistakes that I made? Should I ALWAYS
use a primer for acrylic paints (that wasn't the case for enamels),
even for the smallest parts (like suspension elements etc.)?? Maybe the
paint was thinned too much? Maybe the thinner wasn't the right one? But
all the brand thinners are so expensive and it seems they are all based
on some kind of alcohol! Is there any substitution?
Any help will be appreciated!
ps. when I tried to airbrush with Tamiya XF-16 Aluminium everything
looked fine (there was no adhesion problems!). I am perplexed!
17 years ago