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Still learning
07-04-2007, 13:47
well.... i'm going to get into the game soon, and i'm thinking of just airbrushing the main colour. You'll get a really flat and smooth finish, Any 1 tried this?

fattdex
07-04-2007, 14:50
it will be fine, but another option is to use the foundation paints as they should go on in one flat coat :) it would save the trouble unless you already have the equipment and setup ready to go.

Still learning
08-04-2007, 02:17
Meh.... i really don't care for these 'foundation paints' I've heard they are really quite pricey, and i really don't need 1 step bascoats. Although it take me like 5 layers of paint to get a good solid basecoat, i can create better shading in the basecoat.

What i'm after is a really flat and clean finish to my Aircraft so i can add detail from there. Some of the planes i've seen have paint clogged up on them and IMO don't look the best because the person didn't water thier paints enough, especially some Kid I saw a GW!. Thats the last thing i want to do. So i'm really gonna stick to AIrbrush.

Thanks Fattdex

mageboltrat
08-04-2007, 02:19
2 a pot like any other paint, and they are much better to airbrush as you can water them down more and still get coverage.

Still learning
08-04-2007, 03:23
oh ok. DIdn't know that. Might give them a go then
I previously had just ridden them off but now i'm going to look into them thanks Mageboltrat!

HiveFleetJomama
08-04-2007, 03:29
Yup, I just airbrushed my Barracudas and Tiger Sharks last night. I spray primed them, then did the base coat and some light camoflauge with the airbrush. I got a real nice finish using the airbrush, although my camo paint spattered a little bit.

It didn't work so well for my Skyrays, but looks sweet on the fighter planes.

fattdex
08-04-2007, 05:09
i've used testors enamels with a brush on some mine. the first one i did was too thick and i forgot to thin the paint, but the rest turned out pretty good after a white spray undercoat and enamel thinned with turpentine- so thin it's like staining the white undercoat rather than painting on. But using regular model aircraft enamels from testors or whatever with an airbrush is an option too, as you can get correct modern military colours.

Still learning
08-04-2007, 05:27
please please, if you can post pics! Also Fattdex, do you play at a club in Melbourne somwhere??

fattdex
08-04-2007, 07:28
I only have pics of my first thunderbolt, but the Valkyrie i finished off turned out much better (second finished), left them all at my bro in laws so can't take better pics! Yes I play at Outpost gaming club (http://web.aanet.com.au/metaphore/web2/) in outer South East suburbs (Beaconsfield), we have quite a few AI players now, next meet is next Saturday 14th. Also- I'm organising an AI tourney soon, will announce it officially when we have a date!

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sigur
08-04-2007, 12:26
I've never seen a AI mini in real-life but aren't they a bit small for airbrushing? Properly watered-down colours should suffice I think.

Still learning
08-04-2007, 12:29
Airbursh >^999999 watered down paints

Fattdex really nice planes. Espec the missiles on the bottom, they give an added touch

locutus
08-04-2007, 12:44
2 a pot like any other paint, and they are much better to airbrush as you can water them down more and still get coverage.

if the main citadel range is anything to go by for airbrushen, then they will be ehm, just a bit less ****ty ? :-) best to just use Tamiya or Vallejo for airbrushing, or enamels ofcourse :)

mageboltrat
08-04-2007, 13:15
I think you will be surprised.

HiveFleetJomama
08-04-2007, 17:43
Here's what I did with the Tigershark. Very simple, but I like the results.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9564/tigersharkax100du9.th.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tigersharkax100du9.jpg)

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/4099/tigersharkax101jn4.th.jpg (http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tigersharkax101jn4.jpg)

Still learning
09-04-2007, 01:21
Very nice, you can create Colour gradients alot faster and they look alot smoother. Tres Bien Hive Fleet Jomama

Slekith
09-04-2007, 15:22
I did fear to airbrush them too but in the end I decided to do so and the result is just perfect. As soon as I can I'll upload or attach some photos. No detail is lost at all if you basecoat them properly.

Uncle_Thor
14-04-2007, 22:33
Here's what I did with the Tigershark. Very simple, but I like the results.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9564/tigersharkax100du9.th.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tigersharkax100du9.jpg)

http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/4099/tigersharkax101jn4.th.jpg (http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tigersharkax101jn4.jpg)

I would never have considered airbrushing something this small but I must say that it works beautifully.

Good Job



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Cresistauead
01-05-2007, 19:44
Here's my airbrushed test-piece. It's still lacking any fleet/squadron/campaign markings, but I won't be using airbrush to do those anyway. ;)