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  1. Started working on my first Bones dragon project today (it's been a busy December, so a little free time for painting is sort of a Christmas present). This is the first time I've tried doing any shading or gradient sort of thing with an airbrush, mostly in the past I've just used it for priming, base coats and varnish. It's a little patchy in spots but I'm pretty happy with the overall result and it went on quick. Vallejo black primer with Reaper Ruddy Leather/Oiled Leather/Burnt Orange triad on the wings. I'll do the rest with a paintbrush, but it was a nice start.
  2. I have seen folks talking about Badger airbrush primer, and speaking highly of it, but the local Michael's doesn't have Badger paints.... I saw that they had a 2 oz bottle of Testor's Aztek Clear Matte, picked it up for about $5... The bottle has an agitator in it!!! Can hear it rattling around when I shake it... Has anyone used this stuff? Either as an airbrush sealer, Brush on sealer, or as a matte medium? Seems to be my night for asking this type of question.... Thanks George
  3. I'll be getting an airbrush as a Christmas present this year. Woot! I wanted to thank people on this forum for all the tips they have posted around using airbrushes. I haven't watched any of the videos yet but the links in the Airbrush Compendium thread were very helpful! I did have a couple of questions though. Can you use a primer with an airbrush? If so, any particular recommended primer brand and do I need to thin the primer? How much should the primer be thinned - similar to normal paint ie milk like consistency? Also, what should I be thinning the primer with? Can you use a sealer with an airbrush? If so, same questions as above - any particular brand? Do I need to thin the sealer? etc
  4. Just watched a 6 minute tutorial where the painter used an airbrush to paint the bones kobold pack. It is a Tabletop paint job, but there is some stuff here for beginners with an airbrush to see how one can be used in doing minis... George
  5. Finally finished this guy! He was stalled by a lack of paints that I needed, but they came in yesterday, and I got busy! Would have liked to do better with the feathers, but after the third re-try, I left well enough alone. My wife calls him a Skexie... WiP Here Pics: Some close ups: The SC75 metals were awesome for his pauldron, and other pieces, and did well for all his clothes... Base is pretty simple, a few Silflor tufts of 'dead' grass, some fine Gray Ballast, and some Fine Turf earth tone to go around the rocks, skulls, and bones... Comments welcome! 8) George
  6. Rahz

    Jigsaw - WIP

    So while I'm waiting for Cthulhu to dry I started poking at this guy who I've had for a long long time. Still not totally sure what drew me to this figure but I have always wanted to paint him. Thus far he's been primed white and given a light wash with P3 Flesh Wash mixed with lots of matt medium and water. I was going to try out an Andrea Paint (Flesh) set I was given on him but the paints seem a little... thick... going to see if I can revive them or I'll just go back to the usual stuff.
  7. Hey all! My DDS 2 came in the mail today, and I pulled out the tower to look at it. Boy does that stuff feel weird to an guy who has pretty much only done metal, with some resin here and there! So, what kind of Glue does one use to assemble the tower???? I read Wren's post that super glue was best, but this material makes me wonder... Is this most people's experience? Also, do most folks base the whole this as a piece, or leave them separate? Thanks in advance! 8) George
  8. Hey all! Started work on the Vrock: After priming, I airbrushed all the scaled skin with Tamiya Neutral Grey, and part of the wings and leg feathers with GW Scab Red. Not much yet more tomorrow. As always, C&C Welcome! 8) George
  9. Hey all! Finished the Basin on Thornwart so here he is: (WIP) As always, C&C Welcome! 8) George
  10. So after failing to complete Cthulhu last year when I was coloring him with dry pigments, I'm trying again though this time using regular paint (air and regular brush). While working with the pigments I got the flu and... coughing and sneezing while working with super-thin powder is certainly not ideal. And while I was happy with the how he was turning out, after getting some of the wrong pigment on the wrong part of the body, I had a hell of time trying to correct it. While mulling solutions over, our Lord and Master Cthulhu got relegated to the shelf. I will try the pigment approach again in the near future but on something smaller... But I heard his call again! IA! IA! IA! Cthulhu!! I started straight over the pigment (the yellow/tan is still pigment) and have been working on the main body color with an airbrush. Base coat and shade added. More pics and details later. Thanks for looking. Edit: Added pic of wing and head at this stage.
  11. Was asked by mods to start this Air Brush thread to be pinned and I'll keep it up to date with links/tutorials as we go along. Keep the chatter/off topic to a minimum please. Feel free to add links/websites/tutorials/videos/books/articles in this thread and I'll compile them here in the first thread post (just no commerce links per Forum rules). Here we go! Forum Threads: Airbrush Compendium Airbrush Masks Airbrush for Hubby Care & Feeding for Airbrush My Next & Last Airbrush Airbrush Assistance Airbrush & Paint Question Airbrush Cleaning and Advice Airbrush Newb Help Help Setting up First Airbrush Cheap Airbrush and Cheap Paints Learning to use Airbrush To Brush with the Air Airbrush Equipment & Recommendations Airbrush & Thinning Reaper Paints Website Tutorials: Airbrush Cleaning Tutorial from Massive Voodoo Video Tutorials: Awesome Paintjob Awakened Realms Kostasii Miniatures Airbrush Troubleshooting Books/Magazines: Painting Miniatures From A to Z: Masterclass Volume 1, By: Angel Giraldez (linked image) This book provides pictures of step by step of Airbrush and brush painting. Not as through as some other airbrush books, but still good.
  12. knarthex

    airbrush experiment

    Hey all! This is my first post here, so... Anyhow, I just painted the wind elemental 02252, using my airbrush only, except for a lite wash and the eyes, nose and mouth, and I am wondering what people think. I was attempting to achieve a 'swirling wind within' type of concept where everything inside the elemental was in constant motion... not sure how well I did, so I am looking for opinions... Any and all comments and ideas gratefully accepted!
  13. Airbrush peeps. It has been awhile since I have used my airbrush. I used it last night after a long break. My paint was hit too wet. Remind me, what am I doing that causes this. It should be hitting and dry almost at the same time. Definitely not glistening wet.
  14. Is one better than another? Wanna get something so I can easily clean the gun out once I get it running.
  15. I know absolutely nothing about airbrushes, besides how loud they can be. It may be on my Christmas List this year if I can figure out/learn about it first. What are the different types of handles? How can you tell a good one from a bad one? What mechanisms do you need for it? Are there are technical things I should know about compressors? What's the benefit of where the paint goes in (side, top, back or bottom). General advice for anything not asked is welcome. This is for everyone who is airbrush curious.
  16. We have been discussing these last days about airbrushing, and proper care of your health. In order to make this more prominent and visible to all people, and not just those going through the massive Adquisitions thread, I am creating a different thread. In my opinion, when you are shooting small particles of acrylic mediums, vinyls, pigments, and alcohols, in the form of paints, solvents or cleaners, you need to take care to absorb as little of them into your lungs. Some stuff in particulars, alcohol and acetones, are very harmful to your lungs. Usually, even if you are in a well ventilated space, airbrushing so close as we usually do to the models, you will be immersed in a cloud of the above stuff. Plus we don't usually have the luxury of nice, open and ventilated spaces with forced ventilation out of the spraying area, right? Because of that, a simple "paper" white mask will not be enough. I am talking about this kind: That mask is perfect if you are doing woodwork for example, but will not keep pulverized particle out of your nose and mouth. The seal against your skin is also not so good. The one mask I am using right now, and is hands down my favourite, is the 3M 6200 half face respirator*. It covers nose and mouth, seals tight around your face and has top-skull support making it very comfortable. It uses replaceable filters, that allow you to choose your protection, and replace them when needed. Plus, I look hot and nerdy with it on: Because we use alcohols, the disposable filters that I am using there (and they will last you a while, we don't expose them too much) are the 6001 filters which are rated for Organic Vapors. I wear it for hours and it seats tight, but is not uncomfortable. I can't feel a sniff of the window cleaner solution with it on, or acetone if I open it under my "nose". Because of the neck strap and the skull strap, I can slide the skull one forward and leave it hanging under my neck if I want fresher air and don't need it (like, when taking apart the airbrush, or choosing paints for 10 minutes). Like this: (LOL my glasses look so crooked!) Mask with filters will cost you about USD 20, so like 2 or 3 minis? So it is not even that expensive not to consider it if you are going to go deeper into airbrushing. Hope this is helpful to you guys, and please add more airbrushing tips if you feel like it; I can always edit the thread title to add yours. * The 6200 model halfpiece respirator is the Medium size 3M piece. Large is model 6300, small size is 6100.
  17. tiniest rhombus

    Air brush for the hubby

    My husband has expressed an interest in air brushing as a way to get into this mini painting thing. He has arthritis in his hands so isn't able to hold a paint brush for long. I'm thinking of the set. Thoughts? Also, I've never held an air brush before so have no idea how difficult it would be for him to hold and use one for any amount of time. I would love to enjoy yet another hobby with my sweetie but if it'll hurt him...well that would suck.
  18. So, since I just bought a new airbrush and compressor, I hit up the Craft and didn't have anything there jump out at me. Anyone have any helpful tips? What levels you thin your Reaper paints out to, stuff like that?
  19. Bionicspacejelly

    broken airbrush help.

    So, I have an Iwata revolution cr, the kind that has the nozzle that screws in place on the body. Well the threading broke off INSIDE the airbrush body. I need to get the nozzle threading out without damaging the body itself. Any ideas?
  20. Hey all, I'm sending an email to badger but I'm hoping for a quicker resolution then having to wait till Monday for a response, but my Patriot 105 no longer works. Haven't used it for about a month and despite several hours of cleaning I can't get it to work. Basically air flow is awesome but no paint, water or other liquid will. Google has been no luck. I've monkeyed with the PSI and that's not the issue. Anyone have an idea what's going on? Kind at the point where I'm going to throw all the airbrush stuff in the trash.
  21. Hi folks! Recent post about reviving a Paasche airbrush remembered me I have taken the desition to buy a third airbrush even if the wife does not approve I have two Sparmax airbrushes (basically Iwata clones) with all the hardware, basically I am using a dual-action gravity feed 0.35mm needle airbrush, and loving it. But I feel the trigger is a bit rough, and seriously want to drop some money into my next, and last, airbrush. I am eyeing the Paasche Talon TG-3F, among others... I would love an airbrush able to do small, detail work (my control is pretty fine right now but the rough trigger and 0.35mm needle are starting to be a limiter, I think). There is a pretty nice airbrush store in Buenos Aires, their prices double the american dollar amount, but well... So, those of you friends who are already experienced, if you could afford any airbrush in the world, what would you get? And why? And if it was an airbrush of no more than 200-250 USD? (That would probably be around the 600USD mark here btw).
  22. So My wife found my old Paasche VL airbrush that I bought back in 1998. Since I was looking into buying an airbrush to replace it, I was happy it was found. However, it has sat in a box and from the look of it, I don't think I cleaned it well enough back then. The needle doesn't move with the trigger ike it's supposed to and I can't remove the needle or the air cap. I vaguely remember that the needle needed replacing so I plan to buy a new needle, tip, and aircap set in all 3 available sizes. (I plan to use this again for more than just mini's so I'll use all 3 sizes eventually) and I think the air hose is shot. However, are there any tips for cleaning out decade old dry paint from an airbrush? Or is it not worthwhile to repair and I should still look into a new one? Thanks! Dried paint in the pickup socket: Hose doen't swivel like it used to.
  23. I friend gave a me a couple of airbrushes I want to use for some figures and I haven't used one since art school some 20 years ago. Even then I only used it for ink. When it comes to diluting paint for the airbrush, the websites and youtube videos I can find all just say "it depends..." but I'd like an idea where to start. So, any ideas on how much I should dilute Vallejo and Reaper acrylic paints?
  24. wax_eagle

    Hex Camo Stencil

    So, I've been thinking about painting some of my CAV in a camouflage pattern. I've got an airbrush (though haven't tried using it yet), and was thinking I'd find a digicamo stencil in about the right pixel range. Then I saw the CAV art work in the book and had a thought. Turns out that someone makes a hex camo stencil set (Anarchy Models, they did a KS a while back and are still around and selling online). However, I wasn't quite sure how big their hexes were and how well they'd translate to CAV's scale (They look a bit too big). Does anyone have experience with these stencils? Else have a good hex camo stencil set they can recommend?
  25. Chaoswolf

    Paint question

    I was doing more unpacking/sorting of my hobby stuff last night (I have too much) and was going through my paints. My father passed away several years ago, and I inherited all of his old hobby paints and stuff. Among all the other brands, I have about 20-25 bottles of something called Badger Accu-flex. I know that Badger makes air brushes, but know nothing about this paint; the logical guess would be that it's air brush paint. Is it specially formulated for airbrushing, I.E. already thinned to the proper consistency? What's the deal with this stuff? Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. BUGLIPS,BUGLIPS,BUGLIPS, I summon thee!
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