Started by Allan, October 29, 2016, 07:57:44 PM
Quote from: zenrat on October 30, 2016, 01:43:27 AM...When i've got a sandpaper finish from my airbrush its been because the vent hole in the top of the jar has been blocked severely restricting the paint flow.
Quote from: DogfighterZen on October 30, 2016, 06:44:47 AMLooks good, those colors match up really well. Quote from: zenrat on October 30, 2016, 01:43:27 AM...When i've got a sandpaper finish from my airbrush its been because the vent hole in the top of the jar has been blocked severely restricting the paint flow.Either that or spraying too far away from the model? I've had that on one of mine and realized the paint was drying up before touching the surface of the model. I tested on an old model's wings, left wing sprayed from around 5/8cm distance and the right wing was sprayed from around 15/20cm. Left one was smooth, right was sandpaper rough.And i've also found that over thinned paint can contribute to the cause...
Quote from: zenrat on October 30, 2016, 01:43:27 AMWhat wonderful colours.
Quote from: zenrat on October 31, 2016, 04:21:56 AM5 to 8cm? I spray closer than that.Learning to use my airbrush was (still is) a steep learning curve and in hunting for advice and guidance on the interweb the most useful thing I read (possibly written by Don Yost, I can't remember) was to think of your airbrush as a 1/25 scale (the advice was related to model cars) spray gun and set paint flow and spraying distance accordingly.However, the most useful thing I have learnt building models is that there is no one "right" way to achieve a given result and that others may get the same or better quality doing the exact opposite to what I did.
Quote from: NARSES2 on November 03, 2016, 07:34:04 AMFor many and various reasons I have never owned/used an airbrush however the November issue of SAMI has the first of a promised series of air brush tutorial articles. Now it is sponsored, as so much is nowadays , but I will be reading with interest as I'm being pestered by my niece about what she can get me for Christmas. The parameters I've been given are, shall we say generous , so maybe, just maybe ? ?Now Harold (Weaver) has picked up a very cheap general purpose one for me (thanks mate) which I will get at Telford and intend using for varnish, so that will help break me in. So maybe it is time I bit the bullet, especially as it will be financially neutral "Moi, tight ? Never "
Quote from: zenrat on November 05, 2016, 04:48:49 AMGood luck with it. Starting with varnish is a good idea. I find the hardest thing to get right is judging the thinness of the paint. It's all very well to say "like low fat milk" but that's a subjective thing to judge by eye when swirling the stuff round in a jar looking at how it coats the glass.
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