Anybody Airbrushing?

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rsolo57
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I'm looking at using an airbrush for some detailing on the ol' case paint job. SA2009
seems to be a cheap option. I've never dabbled in airbrush artwork before but I do some decent drawings :lmao. I was planning an using the chick in my avatar for the theme. Just wanted to hear any good or bad on the whole airbrush scene.

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well you have to draw in layers and it takes a while to get used to the thinking process

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Oo, yeah, that's a god idea bc Photoshop can mimic the airbrush. Yeah, it's a whole lot different than drawing bc you're using paint which, if it mixes, it changes color.

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Maybe making cardboard cutouts to help w/ the designing process would be good too. It'd help you "stay in the lines" as it would be called.

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Any suggestions for hardware? Suppose it comes down to price for most. I like the suggestions on having multiple guns to lesson the need for cleaning between colors. Would you stick to compressor or try the canned propellant like the in my first post?

I'm looking for an even spray from the gun, suggestion on gun tips if anyone has used them before. I understand the layers part I used to do some acryllic painting. I'd do a rough sketch for outline tape and shoot. I'd like to use photoshop but I'm not familiar with using the program..guess nows a good time to start learning.

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I think that if your going to really get into air brushing then invest in a good compresser and airbush kit. If your just doing a project or two then go with the can of air.

This seems like a nice start: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260036712235&ih=016&category=28111&rd=1
A compressor and 2 airbrush kits, for $170

eBay has some really nice kits with a compressor from $120-260. If your really going to get into this then I strongly suggest getting a good compressor and airbrush.

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after you lay down the base coat make a templaTE OF IT AND CUT OUT out the next layer (like first coat is hollow inside then next is the hollow inside only solid and the hi lites cut out of it)

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robodude666 wrote:
I think that if your going to really get into air brushing then invest in a good compresser and airbush kit. If your just doing a project or two then go with the can of air.

This seems like a nice start: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260036712235&ih=016&category=28111&rd=1
A compressor and 2 airbrush kits, for $170

eBay has some really nice kits with a compressor from $120-260. If your really going to get into this then I strongly suggest getting a good compressor and airbrush.

Exactly what I needed, thanks Robodude!

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StylesCD wrote:
after you lay down the base coat make a templaTE OF IT AND CUT OUT out the next layer (like first coat is hollow inside then next is the hollow inside only solid and the hi lites cut out of it)

This is a great idea, thanks.

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rsolo57 wrote:
Exactly what I needed, thanks Robodude!

No problem ^.^ Please post pictures when you get something air brushed. I really want to see :D

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rsolo57 wrote:
This is a great idea, thanks.

very welcome.. i used to have one but then the window was left open and a stoirm came....

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Oh man, that sucks. That REALLY sucks.

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Saturn2888 wrote:
Oh man, that sucks. That REALLY sucks.

ya and noew i don;'t have the money for a new 1

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Ah! That's even worse. Well I guess you learned your lesson on that one! That just SUCKS!

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Saturn2888 wrote:
Ah! That's even worse. Well I guess you learned your lesson on that one! That just SUCKS!

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to get a good gun i suggest iwata airbrushes beacsue of their support and the fact they are amazing! i airbrush using a badger airbrush which is also good but i plan on getting an iwata very soon. too help with the paint and stuff i suggest using this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgTLF0wONRE