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Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:12 AM
Just wondering what type of paint most of you folks like to use. Transparent or opaque? I favor the transparent for foil baits but what about painting over a white base coat?
Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:51 AM
I use opaque for my base coat, and transparent for my shading and scale patterns. I use iridescent for my backs, and shade over that with transparents, too.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:01 PM
Thanks for the replies, the reason I asked is that a local art store is blowing out all there Createx paints at half price so I dont want to stock up on stuff I won't use.
Posted 27 February 2008 - 04:29 AM
I use whatever I think looks good- trouble is, I never know when to stop. Keep it simple. pete
Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:31 AM
How easy is it to take an ordinary acrylic or enamel opaque and spray it through an airbrush. How does one know when it is thick enough?
Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:43 AM
Kribman- thick enough isn't usually the problem. Too thick is usually the problem. The best discription I have heard on how thick your airbrush paint should be is "the consistancy of skim milk". Thinner paints give you more control and less tip drying.
Hope this helps!
Posted 27 February 2008 - 07:53 AM
thank a lot. I meant thin because i find even Createx White is too thick.