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In Topic: Airbrush Paint Questions

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.  

In Topic: wood grain effect help please!

22 December 2013 - 05:30 PM

My method has been to use Testors Acryl wood color for a base, then use a ratty old brush and dry brush burnt sienna or raw umber.  After that I do one of two things - if it is just a plain wood panel I will wash it with a burnt sienna oil wash, or if it's a steering wheel or something requiring a varnished look, top it with Tamiya clear orange.  

In Topic: Polly Scale Paint

19 December 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hey Charlie, it is indeed true.  However, the guy who owns/runs the hobby shop that sponsors our IPMS club told us that Testors is planning to bring back some of the colors under the Testors name.  As mentioned earlier Vallejo would be a very suitable replacement.  Reaper gaming paints are another option.

In Topic: Airbrush help

17 December 2013 - 02:46 AM

   Wow, mike. Some great advice man, thanks. From the sound of it, the Badger is what I'm looking for. I would just love to be able to get it all in one package though. I'm gonna check out Michaels this week and see what they have to offer. Do you know of any sites that might sell that brush with a compressor? Btw, I would love to see some photos of your work if you have any. I'd like to see what each of them could do. I want to eventually be able to airbrush graphics on all kinds of things.


PM sent with a link.  You're welcome.  Feel free to contact me with any other questions airbrush related.  

In Topic: Airbrush help

16 December 2013 - 06:37 PM

With regards to the links you have posted above to various airbrush kits, I'd avoid them personally.  If you have only $100 or so to spend, I'd recommend the Badger 200nh and this oilless compressor from Harbor Freight