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where do you airbrush???
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 - 01:37 AM UTC
as the title says............

indoors,outdoors,shed etc and does the humidity/heat make a differance.
i'm in the middle of sorting my garage out so i'm sort of in limbo at the moment
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 - 01:58 AM UTC

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as the title says............

indoors,outdoors,shed etc and does the humidity/heat make a differance.
i'm in the middle of sorting my garage out so i'm sort of in limbo at the moment



In the Garage - gets a bit cold in the winter. I find that i can't spray without a couple of moisture traps, one at the outlet from the compressor, one at the airbrush, this keeps any humidity problems under control.

If you want any further ideas/help feel free to either PM me or use the email address in my profile.

Andy
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 - 02:23 AM UTC
Paul,

I airbrush in the shed (very hot in summer, quite cool in winter but I always find the conditions right for airbrushing) but do have two moisture traps, one on the compressor and one attached to the airbrush itself. I always have a fan on in the shed to keep the air circulating to avoid nasty fume build up.

Chas
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 - 03:00 AM UTC
In the corner of the bedroom, using a spray booth.
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 - 05:12 AM UTC
At the workbench, with the window open.( mostly)
99% of the time Im spraying acrylics.
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 - 03:49 PM UTC
I spray indoors but i put a fan in the window blowing out. I also wear a mask and use only acrylics Bob
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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 - 04:36 PM UTC
I don't have a spray booth set up right now, so it's in the garage or the backyard.




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Posted: Friday, May 02, 2008 - 09:54 PM UTC
I built my spray booth into my workshop. The workshop is 18' long and I pinched about 1.25m and just over half the width, so my spray booth is big enough, but could be bigger, especially as I have recently moved up to 1/32 scale. I use an old cooker extraction hood as the fan, it is positioned vertically in front of the table, rather than horizontally above it which makes it more effecient. I only have 1 moisture trap/regulator, which never has very much, if any moisture in it. It does get cold in there in the winter, although I did insulate it, but I have a heater in there which gets switched on before I start, if necessary. It is a bit of a pain having it outside because when the weather is bad transfering models to it is difficult. My goal is to have my spraybooth indoors, again, but 'er indoors doesn't like the idea It was moved from the downstairs bog when we had the new boiler fitted in there

Mal the Mask
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 04:38 AM UTC
" It was moved from the downstairs bog when we had the new boiler fitted in there "

hey at least you've got a warm toilet.........there normally freezing!

sprayed for the first time in the garage today,its definitely the way to go,when the new floor goes in and i build my workbenches you wont get me out of there
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Posted: Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 09:54 PM UTC
Well it wasn't actually the downstairs bog anymore as I took out the big white telephone (the one you talk to gggggooodddddd on) to fit my spray booth in. You're right though it was bloody cold in there.
The sort of thing that makes an outside booth difficult, for me, is the need to spray some small item. The effort to get out to the booth takes over and I decide to hand paint. Normally this isn't a problem, as it's things like engines, but recently it was having moved up to 1/32 scale. Building the engine for my 1/32 P-47 I slapped on the usual "oily steel", rather than air brush on one of the Allclad II shades. The the following day I gave the parts a wash of burnt sienna oil paint and the paint started lifting, not badly and I'd never seen it in the smaller scale, but could I live with it. No, I spent 2 days trying to remove the paint then took the engine parts to the spray booth for a coat of Allclad II "Magnesium". Later that day they got the burnt sienna wash and now look good. There's a moral in there somewhere?