The Southern Maryland Scale Modelers meet every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at High Tide Games, 22599 MacArthur Blvd, California, Maryland, (San Souci Plaza, between McKay's and Mission BBQ).

We are also meeting online via Zoom most Thursdays at 7pm -- an email is sent to members with meeting info.

Everyone is welcome, all we ask is that you bring a project, finished or not, theme or non-theme to share during our Show-N-Tell discussion. Okay, you don't really have to bring a project...

Sunday, February 16, 2014

39: Cleaning tools for your Airbrush - from the DRUGSTORE!

This is an article first published in SMALL WORLD way back in issue #39 -- December 2005!

by Neil Bable

I found these nice airbrush clean- ing tools in my local drug store in the dental isle. They are made by GUM and come in various styles. The ones pictured are from CVS. They cost me about $3.00 for each set. You can get kinds that have tooth brush handles on them with an extra microbrush or the types pictured here.

The small white ones that look like paddles are made of rubber and can be used for cleaning the airbrush tip. 

I dipped one in lacquer thinner to loosen and clean and it melted the rub- ber, so these would be better suited for acrlyics.

The micro brushes come in holders. I disasemble the airbrush and dip it in thinner and then insert it into the tip of the airbrush and clean it out. I keep doing it until the brush comes out clean with no residual paint. I wipe it clean with a paper towel then stow it back in its holder.

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