"A long time ago... in a galaxy far, far away... "
Yeah, whatever. So, I decided to buy an airbrush rig these past two weeks (see previous post) and tonight, I finally tried it out, after setting it up over the course of a weekend.
I had three cars that I really didn't care too much about "volunteer themselves" for paint shop duty. I think one's an old MDC/Roundhouse SCL Boxcar (Black), an Athearn Blue Box RF&P inaccurate, and an old Blue Box B&O Coal Hopper. The looked like they were achin' to get off the shelf (and out of the white elephant bin!). Here's what I did:
First, I build a little stand, per instructions by Pelle Soeborg, in his book, Done in a Day, from Kalmbach. I had some scrap 2x4s laying about, cut one to about 95 scale feet (in HO), and cut up a wire hanger from the Dry cleaners. I found some 1/8" styrene tube in a drawer (didn't remember EVER buying it!) and cut a couple of pieces. I then just did about 2 or 3 coats of gloss coat over the 2x4, just so it wouldn't suck up gallons of paint and need to be thrown out in a HazMat bag. I figure I can cut a few more, if I ever need to replace.
www.scottymason.com) and watch them again. I skimmed or ignored all the great tips about airbrushing, but NO MAS - I'm a full fledged drinker of the cool aid. What are you wating for? Go out and get a rig! Got one? Use it! I think you'll make some very nice things happen and even reinvigorate your love of Model railroading!