Re: Iwata Airbrushes on

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

I agree with most of what I hear, and also still use my old Pasche for
applying Floquil and other solvent-based paints, but do like my
double-actions for control. My Iwata double-action is great for applying
Modelflex, which the Pasche will not do well. I also loved my double-action
Badger 150's for applying delicate weathering, but they both wore out, and I
have not replaced them, since I am now doing much of my weathering using
washes, dry-brushing, and sanding or rubbing techniques, which to me now look
more like the real thing. Oversprays can be applied to blend using either of
the above. Unless you are doing lots of advanced weathering applications,
the simple single-action brushes do the job very well.

Elden Gatwood

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Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
. . . I'd done all my modeling with a Binks Wren, and still do.
Never saw a need for a double action brush, but then that may be my
failing, not seeking one out to try.
I do have a double action brush, a Badger "Crescendo" model No.
175-7, which I bought at a yard sale in original packing for, IIRC,
$15.00. I've never opened it.
I'll confess, now that Schuyler's broken the ice, that I do the vast majority
of my airbrushing with an old Badger single action brush, which works fine
for almost everything. I do have a fine Thayer & Chandler double-action
brush, but don't often fire it up, partly because I'm not so confident with
it, partly because it's more trouble to clean, and partly because I don't
often need all that control.

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