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Ed

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i got an air brush
« on: December 27, 2010, 09:27:36 AM »
i was wondering if anyone knows a good site for walk through on air brushes for painting minis

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Re: i got an air brush
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 12:02:36 PM »
http://blog.brushthralls.com/?page_id=3024

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I haven't done much with my airbrush and minis so I haven't looked it up much. You can also try searching through cool mini or not's forums, they have a ton of information.

All I have used mine for is adding a highlight to figure out where the natural light would come from, which also helps to pick out details.
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Re: i got an air brush
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 01:57:05 PM »
I just use mine to base coat.  An air brush + GW foundation paints = smoothest basecoat I have ever applied.

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Re: i got an air brush
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 03:11:49 AM »
Don't mean to Necro a thread but what type of Airbrush would you suggest I had gotten a Citadel Spray gun but had no luck on my first use with it the propellant didnt seem to last long enough for me to get a meaningful basecoat on my minis.
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Re: i got an air brush
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 10:38:43 AM »
The propellant is great to get a hang of the air gun but a compressor makes it so much easier.  I use a compressor with the GW spray gun and works pretty well.

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Re: i got an air brush
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 05:37:06 PM »
I use http://www.bearair.com/ for my airbrush needs. I currently run a Scorpion II with an Anthem 155 (?) brush. They are a shop in Massachusetts and very knowledgeable. I highly suggest them!

I usually run the air between 20-35 psi depending on what I am currently working on. I would highly suggest also getting some "flow aid" ( I use Liquitex Flow Aid) in a ratio of 1:1:2 (paint:flow aid: isopropyl alcohol). Make sure you get some cleaning solvent for your air brush afterwards. My rig ran around $275 but was well worth the money. 

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Re: i got an air brush
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 06:11:32 PM »
thank for the info but i broke my brush months ago