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Post by peregrine67 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:43 pm

So my mother-in-law bought me an airbrush for my birthday. I've never used one before but now that I have one I'm eager to learn. Any recommendations on good videos or books to learn the craft?
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Post by meinvw on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:47 am

just like welding, its all practice, practice, practice! Maybe get with Don on here, he is the air-brush guru. Could be worse, I got a Tattoo gun, where do you practice using one of those!!!!!!


Side note, when will you be up this way next? Have a bus that has the shaft broken for the wipers, need the spare!
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:37 am

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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:27 am

meinvw wrote: just like welding, its all practice, practice, practice! Maybe get with Don on here, he is the air-brush guru. Could be worse, I got a Tattoo gun, where do you practice using one of those!!!!!!


Side note, when will you be up this way next? Have a bus that has the shaft broken for the wipers, need the spare!
you can pratice tatooing on the dog or kids
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Post by Damn-it Don on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:19 pm

The best way to learn is to do it!
Some tips-
There is a balance of air pressure to paint consistency. Whether you use water or solvent based- the mixture should be a little thinner than regular milk....more like skim milk. 20 to 35/40 psi is a good range too. More air means thicker, heavier bodied paint, but more overspray. I prefer using acrylic urethane (basecoat) Why? it dries so much faster than waterbased stuff- I'm too impatient!

Check out "Airbrush Action Magaine' - good how to articles, great examples of art/artists too.
You'll see lots of adds for videos and such in there.
Also check out-
The Airbrush Forum

Hope your airbrush is double action- they're much more versitle once you get used to the trigger action. Push down first (all the way for now), then start to pull back and you get paint- you don't have to pull back much- especially if your a few inches off the surface.
Now go have some fun- and make a fine mess! Cool (Don't forget good ventilation, and a mask too)

What brand/model of airbrush did you get?
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:37 pm

It is double action. It's a Crescendo. I think she paid close to $200 for it. It's nothing like the little $20 single action Badger things they sell under the model cars.

Where do you get your paints?
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Post by dlandvw3 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:41 pm

DOODLE BUGG wrote:
meinvw wrote: just like welding, its all practice, practice, practice! Maybe get with Don on here, he is the air-brush guru. Could be worse, I got a Tattoo gun, where do you practice using one of those!!!!!!


Side note, when will you be up this way next? Have a bus that has the shaft broken for the wipers, need the spare!
you can pratice tatooing on the dog or kids

I'm now picturing a poodle with a nice "Dubs4Life" tat somewhere on it.....thanks!
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Post by vwtattooed on Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:51 pm

Could be worse, I got a Tattoo gun, where do you practice using one of those!!!!!!


Any where you can reach with the hand holding the gun....self sacrifice!!! Laughing
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