Nunae Posted September 29, 2019 Share Posted September 29, 2019 Hi there, I've had an airbrush I received as a gift for quite some time (Revell Basic Set) and I decided to use it on actually painting miniatures instead of just basecoating some terrain or bases now and then. Two problems I've had so far: - The whole thing seems to consume a lot of color compared to brushing by hand. - The airbrush has a trigger for just the color, how much air is being shot out is regulated on the compressor. When I pull back the trigger, the color is supposed to come out. It does so sometimes, mostly after I freshly refilled the cup on top, but after a while it doesn't shoot color when pulling the trigger back but rather when I release it. This leads to me jiggling around with the trigger to get color out. It has always worked that way, but it's not as bad when you're just spraying a base or something, since accuracy isn't a goal there. I tried thinning the paint more, but I arrived at a point where I was basically spraying tinted water that wouldn't stick to anything without solving the problem. Has anyone encountered that trigger problem? Is it common for an airbrush to use up way more color than it'd take to paint the same thing by hand? Ah, and where do you guys mix your paints for the airbrush? I'm having problems thinning smaller amounts of paint on my palette and transferring it to the airbrush. Is it save to mix inside the airbrush cup itself? 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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