Hey anyone know of a good place to get airbushes and gear in reland preferably in dublin?
Yeah, I'd like to know as well - been watching this thread full of expectations but nothing so far...
I'm thinking about getting a couple of clear truck bodies in one go (saving on p&p) and painting them myself. I've been looking around for equipment (i.e. compressor, brush and paint) but it's hard to come by - seen 1 or 2 compressors and a couple of Paasche brushes, but no paint yet. Also paint can't be shipped from abroad. Any help would be appreciated.
The hobby shop in lexlip used to do a airbrush dont know how good it was but they may still have the paint. www.rcboyz.com This is a shop in the states i have gotten my paint and airbrush from. I got a paasche vl set, i am no expert with it and am still learning to mix the paints right. I have been mostly using faskolor paints but after recently using some two tint spax paint to give a purple and green flip i think i will try some of it out as it seems to work better, its a lot more thined out straight from the bottle and doesnt block the brush. My Advice is if you order get a good mix of colours and stock up on black or white if you use them as backing colours you dont find them lasting to long so get a second bottle. It rattle cans they dont ship airbrush paint is not in a compressed contain just liquid in a bottle.also good for masking get liquid mask, give a few coats and leave to dry ,it forms a protective layer over the shell no need to use masking tape.
As for a compressor i got one in argos for 89 or 99, u can get one in mcquillians on capel st or the like for about the same , just make sure what ever u get has variable pressure as some paints need higher or lower pressures to be sprayed at and also be careful as i believe some compressors can spray i think its water from traped moisture or oil u need some kinda fluid trap on the output air hose check with the shop before just in case.
If i had the room i would have gotten a medium size compressor as the tank i have is small and the motor needs to kick in a lot to refill scares the living **** out of me not good when you are in mid spray so think about that when u are buying, small one is grand to start out with though keep cost down.
I have a great walk through of a spray painting job downloaded on word if anyone wants it pm me or if some knows how i can get it hosted and a link on this thread that would be good. cant remember the website at all now.
And remember this way of painting is slow and u need to think ahead plan everything but the results can and are amazing.
how much did the lot come to can u remember? roughly.
i cant remember exactly the brush was around 55-60dollars the paints are going for 3-5 dollars i got maybe 10 different colours and masking fliud was around 10dollars. average cost of paint 4 dollars thats 40 +60+10 got 110dollars with probably 25-30dollars shipping so thats 140 and about 30 in duty and vat, so about 150-160 euro intotal for brush paints and mask fluid, of course 90 for the compressor so 250 in total ish, give or take a few.
you should look around get some of the brands and model numbers and check the net or ebay u may find a few deals going closer to home.
I've an old devilbiss around somewhere I never used, spare needle. I also have a biggish compress with a moisture trap. How much are these things work, or after a few years lying ideal is a airbrush still worth anything?
Id be interested if it was still working ok.
I seem to recall picking up parts for my Aztek at the art store on Harcourt St. (Dublin)
Companies will post Paint to you from the UK.
With regards to the airbrush itself - are there any important points to look out for / things to avoid? I've seen different makes and models ranging between US$30 and US$200.
I think basically once you have "Dual Action" it is one of the more important details covered.. also once you can get replacement parts for it.
dual action is important and as vectra said so long as u can get parts if you need them. i have my one now for 2 years and have not needed anything. just treat it easy and remember to alway clean it out well after using.
I have a full stock of airbrushs, paints, compressors, and spares if you want any info just pm me.
hi tony here i have 4 aztex airbrushes for sale new never used will give a training session if u choose ti buy if u need any info on airbrushing let me know tony