Sunday, 20 January 2013
However, having seen some truly fantastic examples of what proper airbrushing could do I wanted to have another go, though this time with some proper kit. As Christmas was approaching, I slapped it on the top of my wish list and my Father came up trumps, getting me a compressor and an impressive looking airbrush. Now, I'm going to put my hand up and say I don't know the first thing about any of this stuff but I do know that what I have seems to be working well and with the Vallejo Model Air paints to hand I'm enjoying experimenting.
The kit I received was an Expo AB602 compressor and a duel-action gravity feed airbrush. The compressor is great, it's about the size of a Gamecube (remember those?) is quiet and has an automatic cut off when the pressure reaches 40psi - this is good because it means I don't have to keep an eye on it while I'm working - it also restarts when the pressure drops back to about 30psi so I get a constant flow throughout.
So far I've mostly been spraying some Eldar tanks and getting used to the idea of layering and blending however I had some blue paints arrive the other day and have been undercoating my Thunderhawk this weekend. I need to get another, slightly lighter shade to finish the armour but at the moment I'm pleased with how things are progressing.
Overall I'm pleased I've given airbrushing another go though I need to get some face masks, my improve scarf wrap hasn't worked - last time I blew my nose it was the same colour as the Thunderhawk...Apothecary!