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Airbrushers?
« on: November 07, 2020, 10:07:13 PM »
Anyone here use an airbrush for figure painting?

If so please show a few shots.

Had one for years but only use it for priming.

Terry

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Re: Airbrushers?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 08:18:15 AM »
Terry,

What are you looking for - shots of air-brushed figures or air brushes themselves?

I'm not aware of anyone here airbrushing figures (other than priming or undercoat - although I would be happy to be surprised) but several of us use one on vehicles.

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Re: Airbrushers?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 10:11:48 AM »
I use an airbrush for 15mm. Mostly horses and zenithal highlighting

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 10:28:35 AM »
If you have the time to provide a description- either here oe for a 15 Mill article, I would be interested,  Simon
 Meanwhile I will look up what "zenital highlights " are!

Simon

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Re: Airbrushers?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2020, 11:30:04 AM »
If you have the time to provide a description- either here oe for a 15 Mill article, I would be interested,  Simon
 Meanwhile I will look up what "zenital highlights " are!

Simon

Never come across that before either. I hope it exists and wasn’t just a typo (how close are the z and g keys together??)
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Re: Airbrushers?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2020, 11:37:13 AM »
I think it may actually be "zenithal", but even still I'd be keen to learn more.

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Re: Airbrushers?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2020, 12:40:48 PM »
Zenithal highlights are those you get when you there's a light source high in the sky - thus zenith / zenital, so that the highlights only appear on the upper areas.  You achieve that by spraying from over the top of the figure, rather than the side.

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2020, 12:41:15 PM »
Well, Simon. I know things have moved on in 2 decades and I know lots of Warhammer painting is done with airbrushes so just wondering if anyone has done any 15mm figs with one apart from spray priming.

Terry

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2020, 12:43:05 PM »
Terry there is some information on the inks and paints thread from Simon C.