Airbrushing Tamiya with Iwata Revolution HP-TR1

slupanter

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Hi guys, long time no post
I have a question about Tamiya spraying.
I sprayed my Morserzugmittel and got a sand-like finish, I thinned with Mr Color self-lever, I normally use Liquitex but still don't get a smooth finish. I spray about 18PSI. I use an Iwata Revolution HP-TR1 (0.3)

Any advice of PSI, the airbrush and the thinner.
 

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normally with the Mr Levelling Thinner you should get a smooth finish. You can spray the paint fairly 'wet' since it levels out smoothly. Might be that the distance between the airbrush and subject might have been too big so that the paint dried a bit early when hitting the model. Try playing with the thinning ratio of the paint and distance between airbrush and model. I usually thin 60/40 thinner to paint or even more. 18PSI should be ok. Adding a small drop of Tamiya Smoke helps as well.

Now with grainy finish you have at the moment, you can try to spray Tamiya Lacquer Thinner on top of the model (slightly moistening the model, not too wet), this might activate the paint again and help it level out.

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normally with the Mr Levelling Thinner you should get a smooth finish. You can spray the paint fairly 'wet' since it levels out smoothly. Might be that the distance between the airbrush and subject might have been too big so that the paint dried a bit early when hitting the model. Try playing with the thinning ratio of the paint and distance between airbrush and model. I usually thin 60/40 thinner to paint or even more. 18PSI should be ok. Adding a small drop of Tamiya Smoke helps as well.

Now with grainy finish you have at the moment, you can try to spray Tamiya Lacquer Thinner on top of the model (slightly moistening the model, not too wet), this might activate the paint again and help it level out.

Cheers
Hey

I'll give this a go and report back
 

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Morning Alexander.

mmm...that's odd. Well, only thing I can come up with is gently sand it down. You might need to respray some areas though. Hope that helps.

Cheers
 
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