tom351

first attempt at airbrush

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harbor freight airbrush and compressor, iwata is coming soon. i wanted to get the cheapie to see is it was worth my time cause i cant draw a stickman on the first try...im pretty happy with them, for my drawing ability anyway. some parts got messed up (gills , eyes,) thanks to moisture spitting the paint (argh!) .gotta get a better filter when that iwata get here...oh yea, apple barrel paint except for the pearl base its createx which ill be using from now on...

my thanks to you guys for all the info to make this new hobby possible...let me know what you think, i still have to touch up and dot the eyes...pics arent great, i was in a hurry...

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Repaints I take it? They look good to me. Just keep at it. I bought a cheapie airbrush to start with and soon found I had outgrown it. I'm sure with more practice you'll feel the same way. Keep up the good work and don't be afraid to try something new!

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Tom,

Those look super for first time and with a cheap air brush. When your new brush arrives you are going to have sooooo much fun. I look forward to seeing the results. Great work and good luck on the next batch.

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They look great,can't wait to get me an airbrush.I'm still using the old rattle cans...Robert

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They look great,can't wait to get me an airbrush.I'm still using the old rattle cans...Robert

yea, i saw the bluegill and cute shad baits, really nice for a rattle can, i know id have more on my fingers than the bait if i tried that, let alone making them look good...

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Good job. Like others have said, you will really like the Iwata and your work will improve just with the quality airbrush. Keep at it. Painting is hardest part of process - for me, anyway.

David

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I went with the Harbor Freight equipment. I tried a really cheap one and it wouldn't spray. But they had a all metal model for $20 that works pretty good for a newbie. I already had a small sprayer compressor so I picked up a filter and hose and I'm in business. To make it easier, I got a foot pedal to turn the compressor on/off.

I'm practicing on a repaint, but I ordered some crankbait blanks from NetCraft.

I've really enjoyed the photos for reference and the tutorials in this forum. Really got me jumpstarted.

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I think you have done great work, scales and all. After a coat of two of a deep clear, they will look even better.

You should consider hand painting the gills etc for now, or make stensils for the airbrush. Protect the paint job with a thin fast drying clear first. Then you can have several goes without having to start from scratch. This is a tip I have read here several times, but worth mentioning again.

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18 HOURS!!! I am soooo proud of you! What an acomplishment. But tell the truth, are you traveling? Did your compressor break? Wife cut your hose? Or did you honestly accomplish the 18hours on your own?

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But tell the truth, are you traveling? Did your compressor break? Wife cut your hose? Or did you honestly accomplish the 18hours on your own?

ok,ok...I had to sleep and then get up and come to work...I'll try to distract myself tonight with some fishing. :teef:

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