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    It's very tempting, but I really do wonder if I'd ever get around to using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thurmus View Post
    For anyone interested the latest Aldi catalogue has the compressor and siphon airbrush kit for $79 in the latest catalogue.
    I remember looking this up and doing some research when they had it on sale a couple of years ago.

    Probably the biggest drawback of this set is the lack of a reservoir tank to help keep airflow consistant, not having any direct response to the pump.
    there are a couple alternatives here and here that have that feature.

    they are still cheap pumps, like the one at Aldi, so probably not as good as something you spend 400 or $500 on but for the amount of spray work I'll ever do any one of the 3 would do the job.
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    Sorry. Didn't realise that. The one I got last time had the tank.

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    You don't need the tank. The air in my setup goes from the compressor to 2 moisture traps and 2 lengths of hose so any pulsing is negligible by the time it gets to the airbrush.
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    Bought a compressor that came with an airbrush recently, just uses an electric compressor, suits my beginner needs and after replacing the airbrush I'm discovering the joy of painting yellow in thin consecutive layers.

    I guess light colours, sorry tints (google it ), have to be done this way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMHFConvoy View Post
    Bought a compressor that came with an airbrush recently, just uses an electric compressor, suits my beginner needs and after replacing the airbrush I'm discovering the joy of painting yellow in thin consecutive layers.

    I guess light colours, sorry tints (google it ), have to be done this way?
    For best results, they should all be done this way.

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    Anyone airbrush using acrylic inks, in particular white? I have questions.

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    M-Bot used to. He uses lacquers now but I am sure the topic will peak his interest next time he is on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMHFConvoy View Post
    Anyone airbrush using acrylic inks, in particular white? I have questions.
    Inks? As opposed to paints? I have used paints, for sure, so much better through the airbrush than hand brushing. Any questions, just shoot.

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    A number of mini painters are starting to recommend using acrylic inks from Daler Rowney and Liquitex, apparently white ink works better than white acrylic paint



    I picked up a bottle of white from Daler Rowney white, flows nicely but it pooled on the figure's surface. So it could be one of 3 things, air pressure (which I can't control because I'm using an electric compressor) the primer or the primed surface being greasy from handling.

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