- May 19, 2011
HI all, normally I spray lacquers like Mr. Hobby and I am really happy with the results. I haven't been able to paint a model in almost a year and I am trying to use Tamiya acrylics and i am so disappointed in the results. I must be doing something wrong. It seems like no matter what I do the paint doesn't seem to want to "atomize"(is that even right?). In other words I can get Mr. hobby to spray really fine, but this comes out in much larger particles, and as a result if I spray a base layer, then try to highlight with a lighter version of the color it looks awful. Does that make sense? I use a iwata hp-ch. Iwata compressor with a water trap. Pressure between 15-20. I did move to the south last year. Could it be humidity? I spray out in the garage so it isn't exactly climate controlled lol. I have used both Tamiya brand thinner and I read that I can eve use lacquer thinner, tried that, still the paint doesn't atomize like i want it to. any help would be tremendously appreciated. Like i said i have been out of the game for a bit and maybe am just rusty, but I don't think I have ever had this issue before now that I can recall.