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gecon20/09/2020 15:12:30
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Managed an acceptable silk finish today. Used Tamiya Clear Gloss, ca,30% thinner and ca.5-10% Paint Retarder. Sprayed at about 12-15cm distance at half throttle (2 bar) on my particular compressor which is a cheap-ish unit from the Norwegian equivalent of Halfords. There seems to me to be an aweful lot of variable parameters in the air-brushing process! I'm quite nervous while doing the actual spraying....because I don't actually 20200920_140947.jpgknow what I'm doing I suppose.


Paul T20/09/2020 18:37:50
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Hello George

That is a very nice satin finish, its not a finish that I have ever tried to do.


ashley needham21/09/2020 08:26:46
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Nice finish George and worth the effort.

Matt and semi-Matt finishes I always thought were the trickiest to do.

Trevor has been trying to spray a fluorescent green, and that’s awful stuff....thin and very difficult to get even.


gecon21/09/2020 08:56:24
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20200921_092044.jpgI have found that matt is easy to acheive with an airbrush. I have had trouble getting it to shine -even a slight shimmer is demanding. But I think I now know what to do....more-or-20200921_091938.jpgless!

Flourescent needs to have white undercoat but I'm sure Trevor knows that already.

Hull heading for the cellar store today. It's a bit early in the build to do the hull paintwork but I needed the practice! I expect I'll be spraying again after the build. Bound to be some knocks and scratches.


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