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Making a mess pre-shading
Posted by AlexH on Friday, February 28, 2020 3:50 PM

Hi everyone. 
Im not a novice to model making but pretty new to the use of an air brush. 
ive learnt to use very thinned paint to creat layers to help with pre-shading, but I'm making a mess using a dark paint, black usually, to pre shade with the paint running making thin lines all over the place. 

I'm using tamiya black with a white undercoat. I'm thinning it but having used all manner of ratios and unthinned black it's still happening. 

anyone have any tips to help here?

Cheers in advance  

Alex 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, February 28, 2020 3:54 PM

Just practice a lot. It'll come to you.

If the paint is too wet, try holding the brush a little further away. 

Do you have a double action brush? That's kind of key.

 

 

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Posted by AlexH on Friday, February 28, 2020 4:02 PM

Hi. 
yea its double action - an iwata eclipse HP CS. 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, February 28, 2020 4:07 PM
Welcome aboard,before jumping in you should investigate all the different sections of the forums,will be very helpful to you

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Posted by EdGrune on Friday, February 28, 2020 4:30 PM

AlexH

Hi everyone. 
Im not a novice to model making but pretty new to the use of an air brush. 
ive learnt to use very thinned paint to creat layers to help with pre-shading, but I'm making a mess using a dark paint, black usually, to pre shade with the paint running making thin lines all over the place. 

I'm using tamiya black with a white undercoat. I'm thinning it but having used all manner of ratios and unthinned black it's still happening. 

anyone have any tips to help here?

Cheers in advance  

Alex 

 

 

... paint running in thin lines all over the place ...

First guess;  air pressure is too high.     Back it off until it doesn't spray, then step up from there.

Second;  paint is too thin.   Cut back on your thinner to paint ratio.    The common comparison is 2% milk,  but go with what works for you

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Posted by AlexH on Friday, February 28, 2020 4:39 PM

Yea, thanks. 
I did- there are so many. I couldn't find one that answered my question. 
cheers 

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Posted by AlexH on Friday, February 28, 2020 4:40 PM

So really not that thinned? 
thanks 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, February 28, 2020 5:45 PM
Welcome. Try asking in the paint section. You'll get better responses

 

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:14 AM

AlexH
Hi everyone. 
Im not a novice to model making but pretty new to the use of an air brush. 
ive learnt to use very thinned paint to creat layers to help with pre-shading, but I'm making a mess using a dark paint, black usually, to pre shade with the paint running making thin lines all over the place. 

I'm using tamiya black with a white undercoat. I'm thinning it but having used all manner of ratios and unthinned black it's still happening. Anyone have any tips to help here?

Cheers in advance  

Alex

Here's the address to best help you.

https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/

https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:09 AM

A good rule of thumb is practice anything new you are going to try, on a paint mule. It helps tremendously.

 

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, February 29, 2020 9:53 AM

AMEN !

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Posted by starwarsdude on Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:37 AM

When you swish it around it should move like milk.

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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:46 AM

Welcome!

I usually build in 1/72 and 1/144, and pre-shading can be challenging with an airbrush. So I don't use one. After priming the model I take a soft charcol pencil and go over the panel lines. Then I use a paper stump/blender to fade the pencil line. A piece of tissue would work too. A light top coat and you have perfect pre-shading! This method makes it easy to pre-shade multi-color camo.

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Posted by AlexH on Sunday, March 1, 2020 12:35 AM

Genius. 
thank you 

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