Air Brush Painting Advice Please

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Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby RichyB » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:54 pm

Hello Hobbists

I'm thinking of branching out into the realms of airbrushing but want to keep the cost low- i found this on ebay and wondered if its suitable for miniatures: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-AirBrush-Compressor-Spray-Gun-Kit-Makeup-Cake-Nail-Tattoo-Hobby-Art-Black/262115737868?_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150313114020%26meid%3D88927072b44a41c2844ce220e5b309ef%26pid%3D100338%26rk%3D9%26rkt%3D23%26sd%3D141814851228

Can any of the gw/army paints be used for spray guns?
Also any further advice on air brushing welcome.
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby Stu's Idle » Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:12 pm

As a single action brush it's far from ideal. Ok for undercoat/basecoating maybe but nothing more.

You're really after a double action brush for anything more than that which will cost more but can be done for around about £100 all in. If you'd like to know more feel free to ask and/or give me a shout if you're at the Duke any time and I'll show you my set-up. A mixture of cheap and slightly pricey bits.
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby Azzabat » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:00 pm

I sweond that. I took advice from Stu and bought (without realising it) the exact same set up as him. Like brushes ... cheap isn't always cheerful. The £25 you spend on a cheap one I can guarentee you'll be thinking after a few uses you wish you'd put towards a £50 one.
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby ObviousPlayer » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:47 pm

I agree with all of the above and would add that it is definitely worth investing in some cleaning fluid, a cleaning pot and a cleaning kit (brushes and a scraper). A good clean can make an old airbrush feel like new.
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby RichyB » Tue Dec 01, 2015 3:51 pm

any recommended brands/ models bearing in mind i'm a budget conscious hobbyist ;)?
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby Stu's Idle » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:09 pm

It might be worth having a read of this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2776&p=34861&hilit=airbrush#p34861
Hopefully it will answer a few of your questions but if not please do let me know and, as I've said, if you'd like to take a look or even have a little go with my stuff let me know (it's all at the Old Duke).
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby Dave Fraser » Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:48 pm

Rdg don't seem to do that offer any more but you can find it on eBay still from other suppliers around £65.
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby Azzabat » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:01 pm

I got that one as a novice having never used an airbrush before and am extremely happy with it.
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby radegast6@gmail.com » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:55 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FoxHunter-Top ... Swqu9VH5JH perfect for price If you are planning to paint 5-6 hours sessions or more, or very detailed painting - master class level you can think about one with tank. if not that will do for years to come mate.
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby Dave Fraser » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:59 am

tank is the way forward for £10 more. It means that even once the compressor gets a bit old and develops a pulse (rotary pumps usually do) you'll still be guaranteed a consistent airflow. That's the biggest advantage of the tank.
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Re: Air Brush Painting Advice Please

Postby RichyB » Wed Dec 09, 2015 12:42 pm

Thanks for the advice guys. I'll see if Santa might get me one....

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