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Airbrushes

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
I think it really comes down to how patient you are. Model making and especially painting the model comes down to having patients and taking your time to do a good job. Work on one small part at a time until it's perfect.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
Members
Yeah, I'm sure that has a lot to do with it. Knowing the correct process, having the right tools/supplies helps as well. I just remember some of the brighter colors would never go on evenly and as you tried to fix them one area or another just got darker, or things started to dry and smudge. Primer probably would've helped. Who knew you were supposed to put primer on models...
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
lol ya I remember doing some older models. To do a good job I believe the parts need to be cleaned first in a mixture of light soapy water, to remove dust and oils from your fingerprints etc. Primer will help a whole bunch. Plus using a brush you will normally get stroke marks from thick paint. That's whats nice about an airbrush it just looks baked on.
 

ndboarder

Bill Gates' Gimp
Members
I did look at airbrushes online out of curiosity. Seems you could spend a fair amount on a setup. In your preferred brand it seemed you could quickly get to $700+ for an airbrush with compressor
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Ya like there are about two makers that make the best brand stuff. You can also get ones with an extra holding tank for air. But most of those pro ones are for people painting murals, t-shirts and other things where you will be running it for hours and cause it to heat up. I am just going to go with a basic one at first and will be plenty for model making.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
I have been kinda looking back into these. I never realized how much stuff I purchased in anticipation of getting a airbrush kit. I ended up getting all the accessories just never the main airbrush. Now that I have finally gotten settled I started doing another model, and started thinking about these again. 
 

WayneKerr

Mad scientist
Members
HAHAHA are you still into the Warhammer stuff?
Ya.  Deep into blood bowl; in so much as I have several teams - dwarfs, halflings and enough humans and orks so that each daughter can paint a team of each.  None painted yet.  :sadface: 

Otherwise I have some Tyranids and genestealers are coming back in a big way. I'll post pics tomorrow.  All of my warhammer has a primer coat, some from ebay are already painted.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
I am going to get into this again and finally finish my dream of airbrushing. I will be building my airbrush box next, now that I have access to build one. Keep posted.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Well so it begins, ordered someparts for my air brush box today. Hopefully get it built this week.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Got my fan for my box yesterday, my Dad stopped by and is going to cut the plywood for me for the pieces (he has the table saw at his place).
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Got all my wood pieces yesterday. Now just need to cut all the angles and piece together.
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
Administrator
Well I did it. I bought the grand daddy of them all. Image for box size scale.

 
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