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Re: Airbrush

Post by iPaint » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:34 am

Ski_ wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Yes— this is super helpful!
Thank you @iPaint— I’ll post more questions once I get going. :-)

Do you have any perfered paint brands that you recommend? I’ll start with DF and thin them a bit per your recommendation, but I’ll need a few other color options also.

I’m a huge fan of your village paint jobs.
So I'd be extra careful with Pokorny Paints through an airbursh - I've not tried them, so don't know how well the paint would atomize as is versus thinned.

I use Tamiya with its own brand acrylic thinner, and Vallejo Air Color mostly. I also have some Vallejo primers and Golden Flow Acrylics.

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Re: Airbrush

Post by Ski_ » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:02 pm

Yes— this is super helpful!
Thank you @iPaint— I’ll post more questions once I get going. :-)

Do you have any perfered paint brands that you recommend? I’ll start with DF and thin them a bit per your recommendation, but I’ll need a few other color options also.

I’m a huge fan of your village paint jobs.

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Re: Airbrush

Post by iPaint » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:30 am

I use an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS gravity feed airbrush and a Sparmax TC-2000 compressor for my dungeon stuff as it's easy to clean and provides a decent amount of precision, with a moisture trap between the hose and brush. I use my Sotar 20/20 for detailed stuff like my 1/72 tank camouflage.

Thin your paints, set PSI to around 20, and practice a bit before diving in full speed. It takes some muscle memory to get used to holding the airbrush and manipulating the trigger properly, so test it out first on scrap cardboard or paper.

After that its just spray away. Make sure you use a mask if spraying large areas from a distance, as the atomized paint and any thinners you use can be dangerous if breathed in too much. Clean your needle tip occasionally with a wet soft bristle paint brush, and clean the airbrush out between sessions/colors.

Hope that helps.

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Re: Airbrush

Post by Arcarius2001 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:28 pm

I had no idea that you can get so precise with an airbrush that you can paint individual stones. Now you have me thinking that I need to do some research on Badger airbrushes and watch a bit of YouTube. Very informative thread, thanks!!

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Re: Airbrush

Post by Ski_ » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:16 pm

iPaint wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:09 pm
I airbrushed my stone CBS sets, and think they came out pretty well.
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@iPaint— what airbrush as set up are you using?

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Re: Airbrush

Post by Thunder » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:20 pm

I like your roof colours.

I have wanted to try out an airbrush for a few years. This thread has me much closer to making the leap.

Peace.

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Re: Airbrush

Post by iPaint » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:09 pm

I airbrushed my stone CBS sets, and think they came out pretty well. A lot faster than hand painting the stone details.

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Re: Airbrush

Post by lostpict » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:03 am

Very nice. I had an airbrush on the 70s for model planes - long gone. I ordered one to day. Should by fun to experiment with the e-mtn set.
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Re: Airbrush

Post by unclebilly » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:58 pm

Looks great I like the water a lot.

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Re: Airbrush

Post by bernyleung » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:51 pm

Awesome pics, Kryzsko!

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