Glow paint for airbrushing
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Posted 14 June 2008 - 09:49 PM
I was wondering if anybody knew of a good glow paint for airbrushing. I usually just use createx but didn't find a glow color on their website.
Posted 15 June 2008 - 01:07 PM
I haven't run across an acrylic airbrush glow paint but have seen a few inexpensive glow "hobby paints". The one I tried clumped up on the lure after shooting it, so was useless. I'd be thinking about using vinyl or lacquer glow paint with the correct thinner. Of course, you'll need protection against solvent vapors and will need to clean your brush with solvent afterwards.
Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:02 PM
I hadsome problems with the hobby glow paint but I found some good stuff. DickBlick's Art Materials has an acrylic water based glow paint that works really well. you have to keep it agitated while you paint, but the pigment is fine enough to not clog too bad. Here's the link: Palmer Glow-In-The-Dark Luminous Paint - BLICK art materials
Experiment with thinning to get it how you like it, but be sure to only thin it enough for it to work in your airbrush. Too much thinning and the coverage of the pigment isn't good, and you'll have to use far too many coats to get the desired effect. Hope this helps.
Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:48 AM
to enhance the glow put a bright white base down first then apply the glow.
Posted 16 June 2008 - 12:08 PM
Apple Barrel or Anita's Craft Paint works well ove a well white basecoat.
Posted 16 June 2008 - 12:15 PM