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AIRBRUSHES AND COMPRESSORS

The key to producing good looking models is a quality paint job. A good paint job will greatly enhance the model's realism and appearance. Good results can be achieved by using a brush, but the airbrush is unsurpassed in producing the smoothest, thinnest finish possible. Airbrushing gives you the greatest control over the painting process allowing you to apply paint evenly and smoothly, giving your model a professional finish.
 
 
     
 
   
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AIRBRUSHES

Airbrushes are categorized as either "single-action" or "double-action" types, both having a single trigger that operates differently in each case.

In a single-action airbrush the trigger only controls the airflow. Pushing the trigger down allows air to pass through the airbrush to atomize the paint. The volume of paint is controlled by adjusting the depth that the needle travels into the nozzle. This is normally accomplished by a screw adjustment on the airbrush, usually located at the rear.

In a double-action airbrush the trigger controls both the airflow and the paint volume. Pushing the trigger down allows air to pass through the airbrush just as in the single-action type. By pulling the trigger backwards you can control the amount of paint mixed with the air. The further you pull the trigger back the more paint is added to the mix. So the double-action type allows you to vary the amount of paint being sprayed without the necessity of stopping and adjusting the screw mechanism, as is the case with the single-action type airbrush.

Gravity-fed airbrushes have a cup to hold the paint. An airline fed by a compressor is connected by a screw attachment under the airbrush.
   
COMPRESSORS

The compressor provides a constant stream of air to run the airbrush. They may come equipped with a regulator and a moisture trap.

The regulator is used to adjust the pressure of the air to the airbrush. The guage provides an indication of the air pressure. For modeling use, a pressure of 30PSI and under would normally suffice.
A moisture trap is essential for use with compressors as moisture will gather in the air line as the air is compressed. If not trapped, this moisture can blow out of the airbrush and ruin the paint finish.
       
 
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