Saturday, 20 February 2010

Would you like some paint with that Y-wing

First coat, lots of paint!

First attempt with the airbrush, lots of paint. Figured this out after i painted the entire model was the super high pressure i'd been blasting the paint with. Meant to have the pressure from the compressor around 1.5 to 2 psi when doing a normal coat of paint, i had it around the 8/9 mark.

Truble was aswell was that trying to get to tiny spot i'd miss i'd end up going over a part i had already been heavily again and again. Still quite a nice over all finish that i could'nt really get with a paint brush.

Still learn from the mistakes, got plenty of models to mess up with.

First attempt with the airbrush



eviltediz43 said...

From what I can see, it looks good!

Did you just spray the model air on the model straight? I haven't had much trouble on resin, but it does not work with metal. Metal needs a coat of primer before hand. Haven't tried plastic yet.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I think the good thing about airbush is that the finish would be more even and not too thick.

Ant Sized Man said...

e43, sprayed straight onto the plastic which adheared really nicely but because this isn't sa model i want to but much effort in i did'nt apply any primer which i normal would just to be say.

Dennis, yeah all the time ive been modelling ive always be envious of the eveness other modeller get with there airbrush, now it my time to shine.

LEon said...

Indeed it is your time to shine. :) However please be careful not the breath the paint as you spray. Do the necessary precaution. Good luck!