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Air brush help

Postby harbo1993mark2 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:36 am

Just getting myself a airbrush and since I've never used one was wondering if anyone could tell me how they prepaid there paint

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Re: Air brush help

Postby estarriol » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:02 pm

I use airbrush ready paints myself.

However look on the net and you will find recipes for spraying all the major paint brands, and what thinners to use (I use Tamiya thinners).

Other than that, it really is trial and error and getting used to the very fine layers you can put down.
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Re: Air brush help

Postby hunter101 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:30 pm

1 part paint to 2 parts water I think. Personaly I use Vallejo air.
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Re: Air brush help

Postby harbo1993mark2 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:37 pm

Cool thanks for the help now to see how it goes
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Re: Air brush help

Postby Darklighter » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:56 pm

You'll hear or read a lot of people say thin to the consistency of milk without really explaining more. What they mean is when you swish milk in a clear glass and you see the residue on the sides... It's that level of opacity that is required in your paint. It'll be really awkward at first but you'll soon get used to it. I'd recommend learning how to thin paint for air brushing even if you are going to use ready thinned stuff as I thin that even. I've used airbrush thinners and water and find little difference other than dry times, but I'm doing all the fancy stuff with it yet. I need a better brush for that!
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Re: Air brush help

Postby harbo1993mark2 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:33 pm

Thanks very much once I worked it out it was like you say milky I'll have to upload my first try out for use to judge but out of all really happy with the result


Here we go my first attempt
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Re: Air brush help

Postby Darklighter » Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:25 pm

Cool it looks nice and smooth. Have a good look for tutorials on pre-shading and zenithal highlighting on youtube for ideas on how you can use an airbrush to improve base layers (beyond awesomely smooth). I'm yet to try this on an army wide scale my self, but I'm looking into it for new BA units.

It's really easy to practice as well all my Tau tanks have pre-shaded panels on the primer layer as I knew the top coats would eventually hide it all it was a pointless step for the finish of the tanks but was invaluable practice. I used Zenithal highlighting on my Inquisitor scale Deathwatch Marine..... That how I know I really need a better air brush to really pull off the effect.
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Re: Air brush help

Postby harbo1993mark2 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:03 am

Cheers
I'll have to take a look think I've got a slight bit of shade ink on him

And here's his chest finished
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Re: Air brush help

Postby BDA » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:07 am

i got a airbrush for Christmas as well and this is very helpful. just need to get off my bottom and use it now lol
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