2015 will be a change of painting direction for me. For the last 18 years I’ve been a traditional painter – black or white spray undercoat, large or standard brush for the first coat, detail brush for certain parts, fine detail brush for highlights etc etc.
Well times are changing for me and I’m (finally) moving on to an airbrush. So I thought I would chronicle my first attempts at using this new medium.
To start I purchased the necessary equipment. To begin I purchased an air compressor, connecting hose and an airbrush itself.
To complete the set up I also purchased the following:
Airbrush Thinner – This was in case I needed to thin my existing paints to a consistency needed for airbrushing.
Airbrush cleaner – You have to clean the airbrush after each use and this solution makes it easy. Combine it with an Airbrush cleaning pot and I hope to avoid any nasty clogging issues.
Finally was paints – Vallejo make a range of airbrush ready paints. I selected some white and grey primer plus a few basic colours.
So what’s next? I’ll be connecting up the equipment and doing my first few sprays. I’m also hoping this will speed up my painting schedule.
You can follow my progress through the Element 270 blog or via my new Instagram account Romerous111.