What size needle to use in airbrush?

Submitted by Drew on 9/24/04 at 1:03 AM. ( ) 140.226.180.240

hey guys, quick question. I just got my first airbrush, a Paasche VL. Wondering what size needle do most of you use for water based paint. I bought some Jonas paints that I want to try on some head mounts. Do you think I should use the size 1, 3 or 5 tips and needles? I think it came installed with a 3 and it seemed to work, but I don't know crap about airbrushes. I was thinking about getting some Hydromist paints, what size for those?

Another dumb question, do you have to use the same size needle, and tip combo? THANKS!

Return to Gamehead Taxidermy Category Menu


use finest

This response submitted by terryr on 9/24/04 at 1:21 AM. ( ) 12.34.180.177

nt


#3 or # 1 for most everything

This response submitted by JonS on 9/24/04 at 7:52 AM. ( ) 208.23.177.70

I use the #1 needle for everything except larger fish, then I move up to #3. For gameheads, either #1 or #3 would work well.
And yes you must always match the needle and tip assembly.


Personal preference...

This response submitted by marty on 9/24/04 at 8:12 AM. ( ) 24.15.104.42

I'm just the opposite of Jon - I use the number 3 tip for everything. In fact, it's the only tip I own...


Thanks!

This response submitted by Drew on 9/24/04 at 3:15 PM. ( ) 140.226.180.242

Thanks for the input guys.


Return to Gamehead Taxidermy Category Menu