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Touch up advice

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  • Member since
    November 2005
Touch up advice
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 8:29 AM
I need some advice on handling touch up areas. After masking and airbrushing, I almost always have some bleed through somewhere. Touching up with a brush sometimes makes things worse. It's probably due to using the paint straight from the bottle.

This gets off onto another topic. If I thin the paint for brushing, I always pull out too much, and either try to store the excess, or end up wasting it. The only option I can come up with is buy two bottles to keep one thinned and the other not.

How do you guys handle these situations?
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Posted by maddafinga on Tuesday, July 1, 2003 11:04 PM
I have actually never had any bleed under a mask. Course I've only bee airbrushing for a few months. I always just made sure to burnish the tape down really really well before I painted. I use a metal dental tool that I slightly modified, I think you can get something similar used from a dentist, or I've seen them for a couple of bucks at an Army surplus store. Basically I just make sure the tape is down well enough that I don't seen any air underneath it and can see the color of the plastic or the primer. Sorry I can't help with touching up. Have you tried touching up with the well mixed paint that you airbrushed with, it should be the exact same shade and consistancy.

Madda Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle. -- Leonardo Da Vinci Tact is for those who lack the wit for sarcasm.--maddafinga


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