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Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« on: July 11, 2022, 08:12:09 PM »
I see they come in different nozzle sizes.

.2mm
.3mm
.4mm

What size airbrush are you all using?
I want one for monster modeling w/acrylics...for primering, base coats, effects, etc.

I was checking out this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030AO94U/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=barbatosrex-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0030AO94U&linkId=5290a37ab42b92b3fa339ba5476697f9

but see it also comes in this size:
https://www.amazon.com/GSI-Creos-Procon-Airbrush-0-2mm/dp/B0003IZSKQ?ref_=ast_sto_dp




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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2022, 08:37:43 PM »
It's like an "air guitar". You just pretend you're painting something.
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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2022, 11:55:41 PM »
I wish it were that easy.

I got another question also...how is everybody surface priming their kits for acrylic painting? Brush or spraying...with what paint?
Do tell...

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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2022, 10:38:58 AM »
Do you prime before you paint with traditional enamels? If so, how?

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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2022, 03:58:41 PM »
Do you prime before you paint with traditional enamels? If so, how?

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ALWAYS! It makes the brushed enamel paint adhere so much nicer than it does to the styrene. With enamels I have always used little spray cans of Testors Gray Primer or Flat Black depending on what colors I'll be painting with. If I know I'll be dry-brushing over black, than I'll use the Flat Black as a primer. If I'm going to be painting a base coat of say, navy blue, for a light blue dry-brush coat, I'll use Gray Primer.....the navy base coat will go down on it wonderfully. You might have to paint a couple coats of the navy though to get a solid base coat. And you might have to do several coats of dry-brushing to achieve a nice smooth finish. You're dealing with enamels though, so be patient and move onto other parts while others are drying. Give enamel at least two-three days before you hit it again. Does that help?
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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2022, 10:28:58 AM »
Yes. Thank you!

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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2022, 01:16:28 PM »
Yes. Thank you!

Another thing with enamels...always paint thin layers. Don't ever be in a hurry to cover an area. The most important thing in getting good results is to watch for brush strokes. If you're seeing them while painting, your paint is too thick. You don't want brush strokes. Also, get yourself some Clear Dull Coat spray. Use it at the very end to seal the paint job. Smooths everything out. Makes the model look awesome. You can also use acrylic washes for details at this point...shadows, face shading, eyes, mouths, skin shading..."subtle" details that are too hard to accomplish with globby enamels, LOL. After you're done the acrylic details, spray it with Dull Coat again to seal the acrylic. The cool thing about the enamels...you can wash your dusty model off, under the spigot, with cold water, let it dry on a paper towel, and it will look brand new 20 years from now. Hepcat, if you have any questions working on any models with enamels you can always PM me. I'll help you out.
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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2022, 01:20:52 PM »
I bought a Creos Mr. Procon Boy .3mm -
Problem solved.

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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2022, 10:41:07 AM »
Ive only ever used a single action Pasche-H airbrush, but the different tips/needles are for differnt thickness of paints.   Higher number, thicker paint.
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Re: Does anyone around here know anything about airbrushes?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2022, 02:27:29 PM »
Another thing with enamels...always paint thin layers. Don't ever be in a hurry to cover an area. The most important thing in getting good results is to watch for brush strokes. If you're seeing them while painting, your paint is too thick. You don't want brush strokes. Also, get yourself some Clear Dull Coat spray. Use it at the very end to seal the paint job. Smooths everything out. Makes the model look awesome. You can also use acrylic washes for details at this point...shadows, face shading, eyes, mouths, skin shading..."subtle" details that are too hard to accomplish with globby enamels, LOL. After you're done the acrylic details, spray it with Dull Coat again to seal the acrylic. The cool thing about the enamels...you can wash your dusty model off, under the spigot, with cold water, let it dry on a paper towel, and it will look brand new 20 years from now. Hepcat, if you have any questions working on any models with enamels you can always PM me. I'll help you out.

Subtle details? Shadows, face shading, etc? You're talking to a "painter" no more competent than your typical monster kid from 1964. Staying within the lines is/would be my problem. And yes, on the eyes particularly so. And of course I insist on glossy enamel paints to keep it real for that legitimate monster kid model look.

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