Green is now on and I’m really pleased on how this is turning out. There is some overspray in a few areas which I can blame on too much air pressure and not being close enough to the model. I’m going to fix that and consider it a learning moment. I build to relax but if I can learn and constantly improve then it is also a good thing. After the touch ups, I’ll let it sit for 24 hours before applying a clear coat in preparation for weathering. I also will start working on painting and weathering the tracks.
Keeping your airbrush clean is one of the most important things you can do to keep it operating reliably for many years. In Part 1 of this series, I go through what I do to clean the airbrush out between colors. Part 2 will go into a more deep clean.
Credit for this tip goes to Don’s Airbrush Tips , specifically the section on airbrush ergonomics. This first tips deals with an issue I notice in using the airbrush for long periods of time. Since the airbrush made of a shiny metal, I tend to grip it tighter then I should. After a while this tends to cause my hand to cramp up. Using this finger wrap (via my wife).