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#1 Patrick2005

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:14 PM

I just got an airbrush and was wondering what everyone here uses for paints and reducers? Also where do you buy yours? I see a lot of people using HOK paints and would love to know where to buy them.



#2 Chris White

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:32 AM

being a "nube" to airbrush, I will share my small amount of wisdom, I use Tamiya paints, cut 50/50 with the Tamiya thinner, or Valejo air paint with a few drops of the Valejo airbrush thinner. Thankfully I have a new LHS that is well stocked



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:12 AM

I use Vallejo air without thinners, its airbrush ready. The Vallejo clear I thin with Vallejo's own thinner.
For the rest I use Zero paints which is also pre thinned and airbrush ready and Zero Paints Clearcoat but that you have to mix yourself with 2 components.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:03 AM

If you are looking for a better deal on HOK, contact Bob Dahl. He started repackaging the same pigments as HOK a few years ago.However, for some reason, his one ounce bottles are noticeably bigger and are not pre-thinned.

 

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:09 AM

I buy pre-reduced HOK paint from West Coast Airbrush.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:35 AM

Scale finishes is a good product.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

I just got an airbrush and was wondering what everyone here uses for paints and reducers? Also where do you buy yours? I see a lot of people using HOK paints and would love to know where to buy them.

When it comes to paint use the manufacturers specified reducers.  Reduction varies depending on each paint brand, type of paint, color of paint, and the level of pigment in the paint, and the size of nozzle/needle you are using.  The general rule of thumb for airbrush reduction is the paint to have the consistency of 2% milk.  HOK paints are available at Coast Airbrush or TCP Global.  If you are going to use HOK paints, make sure to use a respirator.  I cannot stress this enough.  They're very toxic.