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Airbrush Paint Finish Woes

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I picked up a Badger Patriot airbrush at the last ReaperCon, mostly with the thought of how it would help when priming / basecoating the big Bones models. While I've done quite a bit of successful priming with it (big and small), I got brave today and tried out basecoating my first big piece. 

 

Bleh. :down:

 

I ended up with a very grainy surface, unlike in my previous efforts, and am now looking at Simple Greening the whole model to start over.  I know it must have something to do with the thinness of the paint, or my distance from the model, or something -- I just have no clue what it is I did wrong. 

 

Help?

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Grainy generally means the paint dried too much before it hit the model. Too far away is a likely cause. 

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Thanks, @Gadgetman!. I've been using Liquetex airbrush thinner so far, which seems to work well. If getting in a little closer doesn't solve the issue, I'll give the Vallejo a try. 

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