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Compressor Woes

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Steve Brodie, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    I started an airbrush session yesterday afternoon, I was getting some basic shades down on some figure heads, when suddenly no paint was coming through, then a big pop and paint everywhere. Now no pressure at all, so i think its safe to say its dead :mad: . Its done well, chatting to my son, he remembers when we used it for a project at school 8 years ago, so it would be older than that.:(
    Going to need a to get a new one, come payday :eek: . At the moment i have a range of figures whose faces look like they are about to throw up, green with envy, or Aliens. :LOL:

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  2. fogie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    In my early years I worked in an advertising agency where we used a huge inner tube
    for our air supply. As the newcomer, every so often it was part of my job to roll the thing
    out to the nearest garage for a refill....:happy:

    Mike
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  3. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    New one arrived today

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  4. Henk Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice looking compressor Steve. Does it have an auto pressure auto cut out?
    Sorry, I only saw this today. Did your old one die electrically, or did the diaphragm go? The diaphragm would be an easy fix. Still worth fixing, as a back up compressor.
    I have used a Ripmax for years on and off (I bought it second hand about 13 years ago), and it's still going strong, but it runs constantly. I bought a Harder and Steenbeck brush last year on ebay which came with a cheapish compressor, but it has an auto pressure cut off, so I've been using that ever since.
  5. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    No worries, yep it has an auto cutoff. As for the dead one i skipped it in the end, had a quick look and thought - nah not for me :(:LOL:
  6. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Hi Steve

    Good to se your sorted now ...get airbrushing ...I see a couple of Micks Micks busts there !

    Happy airbrushing

    Nap
  7. Steve Brodie PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-Kingdom
    Yes Nap, good spot :)

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  8. PropBlast Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Steve - which model of compressor is that?
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  9. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    If you ask about the 1/4 of a figures then ...
    You mean " compressed " ?! ;)
  10. PropBlast Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The picture of the compressor in the third post down.

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