Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

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Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby Whiterook » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:57 pm

Im wondering how many of you airbrush your Wargaming miniatures....and to what extent. I handprint everything at the moment but, I am considering the use of airbrushing for armor in particular; as well as weathering.
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Re: Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby Frank » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:16 am

Never used one.
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Re: Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby Hagen » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:42 pm

I use rattle cans for armor.

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Re: Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby 50th » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:55 am

Never used one, but in my early days, when I played in a Star Trek gaming group, a guy airbrushed some Klingon ships that looked really good. I've always thought about it, but since I really hate painting miniatures, never did.
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Re: Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby Whiterook » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:55 pm

Airbrushing is really a lot more easy than you would think, but there is a learning curve. In many ways, to base paint a large group of miniatures, you can' beat it! But to actually do camouflage at this scale, well, that's where I am curious!
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Re: Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby Frizzenspark » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:34 am

My airbrushes have been dormant for several years, I have plans to pull them out in the next few weeks to camoflauge my German armour.

I just bought a colour cup for my old Badger on ebay; that make it easy to mix and spray small batches; I should have it thursday....

Needle size will determine the fine-ness of the spray...... spray guns are awful for detailing, but great for mass base coating. some airbrushes are so precise, that with practice and patience an acceptable miniature can be painted with just an airbrush.

Simple hand-held masks are great for improving the capabilities of lesser airbrushes....
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Re: Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby Whiterook » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:20 am

The Paasche Talon airbrush is something I have on my back-burner To Buy list....
http://www.dickblick.com/products/paasche-talon-double-action-airbrush/

it supposedly is the best brush for fine detail work. Everything I've read indicates it's the solution to my desire to do some real fine detail work on canvas....and I would think it translates just as well to plastic or miniatures.
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Re: Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby gibbs » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:36 pm

While I don't paint miniatures I do use an airbrush when I am painting my models for this I use a chinese made airbrush which looks to be almost a direct copy of a badger airbrush but at a fraction of the price, I look at the specs I probably could get pencil thin lines out of it but it is all about trigger control which is something I need to get the hang of. I can say without a doubt if you need to cover large areas with the same color I'd recommend any time over rattle cans due to the level of control you have and the lower amount of chemicals if you use acrylics
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Re: Do you airbrush your wargaming miniatures?

Postby Whiterook » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:06 pm

gibbs wrote:While I don't paint miniatures I do use an airbrush when I am painting my models for this I use a chinese made airbrush which looks to be almost a direct copy of a badger airbrush but at a fraction of the price, I look at the specs I probably could get pencil thin lines out of it but it is all about trigger control which is something I need to get the hang of. I can say without a doubt if you need to cover large areas with the same color I'd recommend any time over rattle cans due to the level of control you have and the lower amount of chemicals if you use acrylics


I remember that airbrush! I still have it, as a matter of fact. I believe it's an H-Seng. Shows you don't need a name brand for a good airbrush.
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