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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2018, 10:37:36 am »
Hi

The best way to learn is by practicing. Get an old model and spray it, strip it and spray again until you can get a consistently good finish.

I have bought books but they only give the theory there is nothing better than actual experience. If you can find an airbrushing course then that would be worthwhile.

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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2018, 10:48:39 am »
I'd recommend the recently released Airbrushing for Railway Modellers by George Dent as a good introductory compendium.


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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2018, 11:01:45 am »
Me too, if printed literature is your thing, (and it is with me  :-[),

George Dent is very much an expert.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2018, 12:28:18 pm »
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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2018, 08:11:32 pm »
Many thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I spent a couple of hours watching Youtube last night - easy! Ha!  :no:. The main thing that struck me about airbrushing is technique and that of course, will only come with practice.  I will be ordering some airbrush acrylics later tonight, mainly so I do not have to worry about getting the consistency right to start with, (thanks @Garyf ), although there are plenty of videos out there showing how to make your own thinners and cleaner.
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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2018, 10:06:29 pm »
By all means use home-made brews for cleaning - you'll need quite a lot of it - but it's best to use the paint manufacturer's product when you are thinning paint.

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2018, 12:52:37 pm »
@dannyboy
If there is one tip that is definitely worth sharing its this: when you press the trigger make sure you are pointing the gun AWAY from the model. Only move towards the model when the paint and air is already coming out the nozzel. In other words dont fire directly at the model when you first time you press the trigger. And keep the gun moving!
If you do fire straight at the model ou usually end up with a blob of paint running down the model - ask me how I know.

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Re: Airbrush for beginner?
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2018, 04:49:31 pm »
The only one on Aldi's site at the moment is 79.99 and looks massive! Big enough to spray cars in 1:1 scale I think!
Is the Expo one on Hattons site any good? It looks a bit wimpy....

 

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