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AIRBRUSHING TECHNIQUE
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 1:53 PM
HI
I AM NEW TO AIR BRUSHING AND AM STRUGGELING TO FIND REFERENCE BOOKS TO SHOW VARIOUS TECHNIQUES.

ARE THERE ANY SITES THAT WILL TELL ME HOW TO, FOR EXAMPLE HOW TO DISTRESS, AGE ECT ECT.
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    January 2003
Posted by shermanfreak on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 3:15 PM
A little more info on what you are intending to paint (armour, aircraft) and what type of paint you are thinking of using (acrylics, enamels) would help a little. But I'll take a general shot at your question. I build armour and use the airbrush only for the base coats and camo. Any aging, weathering, and damage I use a brush for washing, drybrushing, and assorted detail painting. Hope this helps a bit.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 12:51 PM
HI THANKS FOR THAT

WOULD YOU TELL ME WHAT IS DRY BRUSHING,,HOW DO YOU DO IT

i CAN MAKE A PRITTY GOOD FIST OF THE BASIC PAINTING WITH THE SINGLE ACTION AIRBRUSH. HOW EVER i AM ABOUT TO START A 1/72 REVAL SHIP, A CORVET ITS ABOUT A YARD LONG ITS MASSIVE . oN THE SIDE OF THE BOX THERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF THE MODEL COMPLEATED BY A GENIUS. iT LOOKS RUSTY AND WELL AND TRULY WEATHERD.

THE ONLY PAINTES I HAVE USED IN THE PAST WERE ENAMELS.

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET THAT WELL WORN LOOK

THANKS FOR THE REPLY

YOURS

THESPRINGMAN.CO.UK
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Posted by shermanfreak on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 6:37 PM
Drybrushing is a technique where you remove most of the paint before applying it to the model. I will load my brush and then "paint" a piece of cardboard until the paintbrush is dry. Then using a scrubbing motion I will work on the model. This will deposit a small amount of paint on any raised areas highlighting them. Because you are working on a ship I would think you best use a motion from front to back instead of scrubbing. To get rust running down the side of the hull, you can try using a very thinned mix of rust colour and thinner. Just apply it at points where you know rust will form from looking at reference photos of a corvette ie portholes, sumps, anchor chain. By just placing a very fluid amount at the upermost point, the paint will flow down the side looking like a stain. Repeat this method until you get the desired results. Can't really comment on emals, I only use Acrylics.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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