ok I have lurked quite a while now but I have to put a rant down on this one.
I have painted nearly all of my rockets with an airbrush and have none of the issues mentioned.
I can easily spray at the volume(and more) of a spraycan
watercleanup in a few minutes(just spray water thru)
no bad fumes
no issues with blushing, cold weather ,humidity,heat
can mix colors to an exact match( for scale models)
no layering of paint dust on everything
I have to really go crazy to get a run in the finish
quality airbrush paint color is designed to be deep and brilliant under clearcoat
unlimited supply of colors
acrylics can handle just about any brand or type of clear, no compatabillity issues
acrylics can go over nearly any brand or type of paint ,no compatability issues
with Createx I have never had to mix one drop of thinner, not in 4 years of airbrushing , it sprays perfect strait from the bottle . no thinning
usually I plug right into the bottle the other end into the compressor and spray
I can mask and spray several colors in one session.
I use the color cup for small amounts , the bottle for large amounts and have sprayed 4" dia rockets (including extensive masking, decals and clearcoat) in one session
I can create finishes that one can only dream of with a spraycan
my rockets have won beauty and scale contests, and fly just as well as spraycan models
did it take some trail and error and practices ?-yes
was it worth the effort ?-absolutely !
I don't look down on people for using spraycans.
I take pride in my building, I give the same effort to my finishing.
all I can ask here is...don't knock it just because you can't or don't want to airbrush a rocket, it's not an instant gratification thing but It works and it does the job very well.
I have a garage full of rockets to prove it
I have read post after post on many forums over the years about problems with painting rockets.
I can say that for me airbrushing has eliminated 99% of them
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