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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!

VEX Part info

Reaper VEX Videos:
Ed Pugh, Disassemble and reassemble the Vex
Aaron Lovejoy's First impressions
Getting to know your vex, with Aaron Lovejoy
The Crow's Nest #15 - The birds flew off with the New Reaper Vex Airbrush! (Full review inside)

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.
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Video Tuts:

Awesome Paintjob https://www.youtube.com/user/awesomepaintjob

Awakened Realms https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMFK9NWuAq3hyGpXHKwiSA

Kostasii Miniatures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrMFK9NWuAq3hyGpXHKwiSA

 

I think I have more but my computer keeps deleting my links so i can look when I get home.

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Books:

Painting Miniatures From A to Z BY Angel Giraldez. Masterclass Volume 1

  • This book provides pictures of step by step of Airbrush and brush painting. Not as through as some other airbrush books, but still good.
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This is a great video on what to check when things aren't working right. The guy is a tshirt artist, but many of the tips still apply to minis or even cars.

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Setting up an air compressor and airbrush

https://youtu.be/Rh9MTd9w7mY

 

Badger Needle Juice

https://youtu.be/b2VfgVH9524

 

Basic Fading

https://youtu.be/-qU-Fe8K5ps

 

Vallejo Surface Primer

https://youtu.be/MmUngqRfm48

 

Review Harder & Steenbeck Infinity airbrush

https://youtu.be/kPx6MUjb8Yw

 

Tiger Stripe Tutorial

https://youtu.be/H9GEqShSPmc

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I've designed several stands for some of my own airbrushes, and uploaded the STL files to Thingiverse for 3d printing. They all print with minimal supports; I've been enabling Cura's "Make overhangs printable" option, and then they need no supports at all.

 

I wanted something that would hold the brushes securely without being a pain to get them in and out of, and the test prints I've so far done have worked very well. I've pierced the bases with countersunk holes for screwing them down to a desk or shelf or just a bit of wood, to give them considerably more stability — they're fine just on their own with an unmounted brush, but I worry about snagging the hose on a mounted brush and pulling the whole shebang on to the floor.

 

So far I have designs for the following:
 

Badger 105 Patriot at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3135372

Badger 200 Single-action at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3135516.

Badger Krome at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3137556

Paasche Talon at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3141265

 

Here's the stand for the Patriot 105:

2018-10-04-AirbrushStandBadger105.jpg

 

The others (and any others I make in the future) are pictured on my blog at http://mojobob.blogspot.com/2018/10/airbrush-stands.html

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I started another thread for this question but it should probably live here as it's something future Vex airbrush owners might want to know, I know I do :)

 

Could someone with access to the Vex do a quick scaled comparison of the spray pattern you can achieve with the different needle sizes? Nothing fancy just a side-by-side of some squiggles and dots. I thought this info might be hiding in a review or promotional material but I'm not having any luck finding it.

 

Thanks for your help.

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