I have been using an airbrush for the better part of a couple years. We just moved to a new apartment and it's one of those place that everything sounds louder than it actually is thanks to living in a concrete building (everything resonates).
My little compressor is apparently bothering people (it has never bothered anyone before). I'm on a quest in finding something more quiet, or even DIY it. Any thoughts? I have taken a look at the normal stuff available but they are about 10% quieter and a couple hundred dollars. That wouldn't make any real difference.
Second, can the seniors with more experience give me some personal experience help. I use Acrylics, Enamels and Lacquers and try to keep them separate. Base coats and general painting is done with acrylics, my washes with enamels and any metallic with Lacquers. Yesterday after spending the better part of 3 month on a Ferrari F2001, i found my enamel base coat (a very nice custom red) simply bubbled up and peeled off the model a couple minutes after painting it red. I have never had that happen. The model was clean, lightly sanded, and then primed with the regular Tamiya Primer (white this time, i'm all out of grey). What happened?
Third, airbrush ultrasonic cleaner. Worth it? I always clean mine by hand, and only had one issue of 'not clean enough' once.
I think this is the right category since all of this is for building scale models.