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  1. Geam

    Geam    BobG

    Hi Bob, I though I sent you an answer last night (2330 in Norway) but see now that it was not sent. Just as well because I thought later that I should not really be discussing my airbrush finishes on Sundt's Colin archer thread.

    I used Tamiya gloss white acrylic on my Fisher 34 (34" radio controlled motorsailer) but could only get a silk-matte finish. This was the first time I have ever airbrushed anything (and I'm now 69!) so I don't really know what I'm doing! 

    After spending some time Google-ing about airbrushing I think that I did not spray on heavy enough and maybe with a too thin needle for such a large area hull. The spray was drying too quickly after application.  

    When I spray my Billing Colin Archer hull I think that a silk-matte finish will look right so I should be able to get the required finish on that. The hull is ready formed in ABS plastic and is in fact already silk-matte! So maybe I only need to spray the anti-fouling area from waterline and down to the keel! Maybe just polish the white section a bit  20200813_170957.thumb.jpg.43433efdf9ebd72cd31850e28cc14d60.jpgand leave it unpainted.

    Thanks anyway for your info, stay safe,

    George

     

    1. BobG

      BobG

      Wow, George, she a beautiful boat already! Wonderful work!

       

      Best regards,

      Bob

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  2. Geam

    Geam    BobG

    Hi Bob, I though I sent you an answer last night (2330 in Norway) but see now that it was not sent. Just as well because I thought later that I should not really be discussing my airbrush finishes on Sundt's Colin archer thread.

    I used Tamiya gloss white acrylic on my Fisher 34 (34" radio controlled motorsailer) but could only get a silk-matte finish. This was the first time I have ever airbrushed anything (and I'm now 69!) so I don't really know what I'm doing! 

    After spending some time Google-ing about airbrushing I think that I did not spray on heavy enough and maybe with a too thin needle for such a large area hull. The spray was drying too quickly after application.  

    When I spray my Billing Colin Archer hull I think that a silk-matte finish will look right so I should be able to get the required finish on that. The hull is ready formed in ABS plastic and is in fact already silk-matte! So maybe I only need to spray the anti-fouling area from waterline and down to the keel! Maybe just polish the white section a bit  20200813_170957.thumb.jpg.43433efdf9ebd72cd31850e28cc14d60.jpgand leave it unpainted.

    Thanks anyway for your info, stay safe,

    George

     

    1. BobG

      BobG

      Hello George,

       

      First of all, that's a beautiful boat! BTW, I'm 73 and used an airbrush for the first time just a month ago!

       

      Search the painting category on the forum for lots of good info about airbrushing. I got a lot of good advice recently on a couple of threads there. 

       

      It's best to use a fan spray nozzle for airbrushing larger areas. The regular, small nozzles require too many passes and it's difficult to get nice even coverage on very large areas. Be sure to run some practice tests before actually spraying your boat. It could save you some grief (don't ask me how I know!). You can read about my struggles on my Pen Duick hull in my build log and also in a thread about airbrushing clear coats in the painting category. It took me quite a few tries to finally get it right.

       

      Good luck and be safe during these crazy times,

      Bob

       

       

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