Couple Questions

08-17-2004, 05:45 PM

Can someone recomend me a good beginner friendly airbrush and compressor? Not looking to spend a great deal on it. Just something basic for now. I need something that is kinda in a "complete package" with different types of needles, tools, etc etc. I will be going to Hobby Lobby with in the next 2-3 days do they sell good ones?

Also is there a website out there that has decal and flame masks I can print or download off the net anywhere for a 1/24 and 1/25 scale plastic model car/truck kits? Only website I know of is and they specialize on R/C Car masks not sure if they will fit model car size.

Thanks for any info.

08-17-2004, 05:55 PM
RC masks will not fit model cars.

08-17-2004, 06:51 PM
Well, you could prolly ask them if they make masks for Kyosho Mini-Z racers or some other small R/C's.

My dad owns a Paasche Airbrush, I guess it came with 2 needles (high and low flow) and the color cup, but that's it. Paasche makes great airbrushes, but they're super expensive.

08-17-2004, 06:54 PM
Yea i kinda figured it wouldnt fit. I stink at drawing so I couldnt draw out my own flames or designs. I love the tribal ones but dang it I cant draw it LoL ! Thanks for the reply

08-17-2004, 07:07 PM
You could, however, resize flame graphics and print them out for 1/24 scale cars like you said. You'd really only need a rough length and width measurement.

08-17-2004, 07:17 PM
Im not sure exactly how I would resize it. Any ideas what program I need to use ?

Ferrari TR
08-18-2004, 02:17 PM
Those are cool!
I often use MS Word to resize pix, I guess you could do it in paint as well.
there's a free program (Irfanview) I think. That is popular as well.
Buy a better airbrush and a cheap compressor. The Autoparts stores seem to have compressors on sale for about $40 bux most of the time.
The hard part to find is a filter/regulator.
I don't think the testors/aztec airbrushes are a good choice for beginners simply because they are a pain to clean, and a clean airbrush is a happy airbrush.
Anyway, I was in a HL a couple of days ago and saw a coleman compressor and a silentaire too. I did'nt look at prices or check their AB selection though.

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