New video and an occasional series in which I get to grips with my new airbrush. I’m going to show you warts and all as I paint using the airbrush, including mistakes and lessons as I go. Hopefully it will inspire others to pick one up as well and give it a go:
Nice job sir. I remember my first forays with an airbrush, though I started with a 1/35 scale Panther as I figured the larger scale would be more forgiving (spoiler: it isn’t!). My misadventures with various putties and masking fluids lead me to soft edge style camos for my WW2 vehicles, though I use various masking tapes for more linear futuristic camos. Masking tape is also great for modulation methods (MIG has some great sets for this), which I have found to be very pleasing to my eyes, though a lot more work than just a more normal “one pot for each color” color method.
Keep posting these learning videos, I know others will find value in your experiences as it is often the little things that help that are not passed along in most demo videos.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."
Cheers, yeah it’s a bit of a minefield when starting out and can be quite intimidating. Especially when all the videos I’ve seen have been by people who know exactly what they are doing so they miss out the absolute starter stuff. I saw one recently where someone was doing it for the first time, but they were with someone who knew how to use one, so it was a slight cheat as they would have had instructions from off camera, we all don’t have that luxury…