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Komfritten



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PostSubject: Need help buying a air brush.   Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:58 pm

I've decided to buy that airbrush and found this (some great painter posted it):

http://www.amazon.com/Air-Pro-Tools-PS900-Decorating/dp/B0013DSONI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302747192&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001TO578Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A23ADOZFIJNPFB

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IVPWB8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&m=A23ADOZFIJNPFB

Is it the right air compressor for the brush? Do I need more to get started? Which paint do I use?

As you see I do know squad about this, so please help (and fast) as I want to get started =)
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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:42 pm

If I were you I would PM jd3. He spent a good month researching various air brushes and compressors before he purchased the one that he has currently.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:57 pm

I agree... jd3 is air-brush crazy now! Just Kidding

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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:59 am

http://www.youtube.com/user/awesomepaintjob?feature=chclk#p/search/0/6NxHXwOWn94
he's a bit focused on badger but he knows what he's talking about.

I only use vajello paints and they have a full line of air brush paints. So I'd probably use that.

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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:20 pm

Omg... stupid amazon... the shipping exeeded the price on the items... now to find local stores... sigh...
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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:55 am

Yay! My new toy arrived! And found som vallejo air paint to start out with too! Double yay! Now I have to wait to the day after tomorrow to try it out - too much work .... downer!

here it is:

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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:48 pm

Congrats Komfritten.

It's great you got some vallejo air. They make life much easier as they spray so well. The hardest part of airbrushing is keeping the brush clean and avoiding clogging and dried paint and things. I would recommend staying away from spraying varnishes and things initially as they can gunk up the brush a lot.

Here are some links I found useful:

A good video on cleaning.
http://finescale.com/Videos/How%20To/2012/02/Cleaning%20your%20airbrush.aspx#.T1fBfcvTQd4.wordpress

Some introductory videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/WGConsortium?v=5vDgaRqlhI0&lr=1

Great step by step for painting a grey knight with an airbrush:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Zenithal_Airbrushing%2C_OSL_and_Snow_and_Ice_Tutorial%2C_subject_-_Grey_Knight

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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:52 am

Thanks Narcissus!

I did this in aprox 5 minutes and the result is sooo coool!!



now I need advice on pressure... where would you "place the needle?" right now I set it to just under "3"



Thanks for the help guys =)
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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:28 am

Pressure? As far as I know the recommended is no more than 40 lb/in2... but jd3 is the brush master around here (now you know why he went NUTS painting his Grey Knights!!!)

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PostSubject: Re: Need help buying a air brush.   Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:39 am

It depends a bit how the pressure is actually working. I have a similar model to yours and when I actually spray the pressure drops considerably on the gauge. I generally spray between 20-30 PSI. It depends on the paint you are using and the control that you need. I would recommend experimenting a bit. You will probably find that you use a slightly different pressure for each different type of paint.
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