Airbrushing, 1st Attempt

I couldn't resist breaking out my new, top-of-the-line-how-did-I-get-you-so-cheap airbrush and trying it out.  This is really my first attempt at applying paint to a model, since I've always been a bit afraid, but the latest acquisition demands to be used.

(No excuses, man up.)

Regarding Adepticon... great, awesome, fun, lucrative... and there's a lot to say.  This Empty Digital Headache is entirely too beat to go into it just now.  Suffice it to say I went 2-2 in the Championship, earning 50th place and achieving my goal of improving my Sportsmanship and Painting scores, and the Heavy Flamers earned 6th place in our first time out at the Team Tournament on Saturday.

Moving on, as with most of my experiments, I break out one of the Card Pimp's models...

...and go to town.  It's pretty much at the stage where I I'll add washes and brush details.  Perhaps those, too, are things that can be done with the airbrush - just not by this guy.

He's a bit overworked, maybe.  I had deeper shades but ruined them when I lightened up the blue.  Perhaps framing with tape?  Now that there's a frame of reference, I'll invest some time in watching some videos on the subject.

These Freak Flex paints are great!  They're airbrush paints, taking away the primary difficulty I had working with my old airbrush - mixing.  I bought the entire line at a huge discount, but I can already tell they'd have been worth full price.  Soooooo much easier!

Not sure how the experienced guys do it.  I put cleaner in that bottle to the right, which has an eyedropper.  I'd drop in some paint, then rinse my dropper in water before popping it back in the bottle. The cleaner in the bottle is useful for between-cleanings.

Here's my attempt at fading.  I did the purple and grey, here.

I think this was a 'before' shot.

An airbrush holder of some type is pretty much a must-have for a gravity feeder (paint up top - I'm all fancy with the words and *SELF-EDIT*!)

(Sigh.  Just, sigh.)


Crazy Red Praetorian said...

JW won the airbrush in the Adepticon raffle. So, I guess I'll be helping him with it. It sure blows my Pasche away.

Duke said...

(looks like my earlier comment didn't post)

I'm 100% bummed the ATM/ the universe wasn't working with me on getting that airbrush! Oh well, perhaps next year.

Enjoy the fun that is airbrushing!


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