Paints and airbrushing
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Paints and airbrushing

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This is something that has me quite intrigued...
Normally when I use the airbrush, I use cheap acrylic paints (anyway they are for my own customs, not selling) of those that come in really big amounts; but I have noticed that it takes quite a bit of paint to make the proper mixture in the airbrush´s recipient.
I was planning to begin using paint of higher quality like testors or tamiya but noticed the recipients are practically the same size of the airbrush´s paint recipient. So it doesn´t make much sense for me that I would spend a whole bottle of testors in 3-5 times I use the airbrush.
I know they do last for a long time if use use regular brushes, but is there any measurement or tip you can give so I don´t use the whole bottle in 3 or 4 applications when using the airbrush?
Any thoughs will be highly appreciated.

Posted by MetalAlchemist
on Friday, May 20, 2011
User Comments
MetalAlchemist -
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Yes, I have to, otherwise the paint won't flow. What bugs me is that if want a good tint or consistency in the paint, I will probably have to use a 3rd of the testors bottle, which I don't feel is right.
mega_star_andro -
Friday, May 20, 2011
Not sure how an airbrush works but do you thin down the paint? like the testors ones?
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