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Conrad Kinch21 Feb 2024 5:01 p.m. PST

After much wrestling with the damned thing, I have finally, just about, come to grips with airbrushing.

It's a new skill and one that's taken me a while to acquire, but I am pleased to have finally managed it. You can find out how I did so at the link below.


Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2024 9:45 p.m. PST

I recently inherited an airbrush, compressor, and related gear, so thank you, and I look forward to reading your blog!

Perris070722 Feb 2024 5:08 p.m. PST

Norton does not like your link.

dantheman22 Feb 2024 6:11 p.m. PST

Glad to see you blog again. I know life is busy. I do miss your light heart approach which makes wargaming fun.

I have three airbrushes. Success is hit or miss for me, even with airbrush paint.

annyderby11 Apr 2024 10:24 a.m. PST

This is cool, congratulations!

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2024 3:57 p.m. PST

Tried airbrushing but I was spending way more time cleaning and adjusting the brush than painting. I tried the double-action (which is what the cool kids use), then switched to single-action. Worked for a while but ultimately it was a failure. Airbrushes are fragile things.

If you drop it on the floor, chances are something gets bent and that's all she wrote. There are little parts that get misplaced and lost. Can't tell you how many times I was looking for the damn spring. Then I realized I could brush paint and get much better results and it is way less expensive, less toxic, and doesn't require a mask or a spray booth. Best of all is I get to paint something!

Andy ONeill15 Apr 2024 10:04 a.m. PST

This is a thread anyone thinking of buying an airbrush should read. There's a fair bit of time to set up and clear down and quite a learning curve to airbrushing.
Quite common for wargamers to buy one only to find they don't like the thing.

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