Started by TheChronicOne, January 07, 2018, 03:13:44 PM
QuoteOh are you from Wales ?? Do you know a fella named Jonah ?? He used to live in whales for a while.
Quote from: TheChronicOne on January 07, 2018, 06:21:42 PMThe plan, as it sits now, is to utilize both. Some things I can do wit' me brushes (cockpit interior, wheels, etc.) and other things with airbrush (fuselages, wings, etc). I need to get back to my airbrush project which ground to a halt when I found my air-tank to be a leaking misfit. I'll get it all lined out eventually but I know I'm at the point now where it would be nice to "upgrade" in some capacity as I think my actual "applying paint with a brush" skills are about all they can be so any improvements to be made now will be with materials and equipment. Or I can just start using crayons...
Quote from: sandiego89 on January 07, 2018, 06:44:00 PMDon't be shy of cheap rattle spray paint cans, especially if your model is one main color, or a few colors. Especially great for white, yellow and aluminum/natural metal, which can be very tough to paint with brushes. I have used plenty of cheap spray paint cans from Home Depot, Lowes and the like, and cheap seems to work just as well as expensive. These can be much cheaper than the small spray cans at hobby shops, but may be more generic colors, but hey you said you really don't care about precise shades- and if you are painting white or gray it really does not matter. Apparently only Mrs. Sandiego89 can tell the difference between eggshell, soft white and lace.... anyhow You could likely paint 8 or so typical 1/72 models with one cheap can ($3.50) of spray paint. This can be less intimidating than learning to airbrush. Biggest tip is to move fairly quickly to avoid runs, and to finish the pass off the model. A few thin passes is much better than one thick coat. Many of my models use cheap spray cans.
Quote from: zenrat on January 08, 2018, 01:35:33 AMWhen I say "cheap" in relation to DIY store rattle cans I don't mean the cheapest in the store but cheap in relation to pukka model paints.
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