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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Jake Bradley, Jul 17, 2017.


  1. Jake Bradley

    Jake Bradley Young Tutorling

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    Greetings, y'all. Happy to have found the site.

    I'm Jake, 38, from Michigan. There's kind of a string of events leading to me being here that probably some of you can relate to. As a kid, the closest I got to D&D was Heroquest. So recently, I bought it off of eBay and decided to paint the minis, to make it more interesting. A search on Google yielded a cool hobby, so I got started. Having already been to the local game store to buy Carcassonne, I knew where to get paints. After a few videos on YouTube, I thought it would be wise to get an airbrush - since I've always wanted to learn how and like doing models of jet aircraft (I'm an AF vet) and other militaria.

    I'm new to this, but right now I use 'The Army Painter' paints/primers and Badger's line of ghost tints.
    My airbrush is a Badger Krome.
    I use cheap brushes, but I do have 2 'Army Painter' brushes, the 'insane detail' and the 'drybrush'.

    Apologies for not coming here first, and my thanks to the welcoming community.
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    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! Staff Member Mod

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    Hey there, welcome from New Zealand
  3. Jake Bradley

    Jake Bradley Young Tutorling

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    Hi! ....my Dad used to use the name Apteryx for AOL IM. Kiwi, I believe....
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    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! Staff Member Mod

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    Yes, the Kiwi is in that family! :)
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia Jake.

    we have a few modellers here, so you're in good company. I'm not familiar with the brand of paint you're using, are they acrylics or enamels ?
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    Jake Bradley Young Tutorling

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    Thank you much, but yeah, they're acrylics, seems easier for me in an apartment to not have to worry about too many fumes at present! :sour: Although one could argue that fumes would exact no noticeable change upon me anyways.....
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the Madhouse .And as a vet myself I just want to thank you for your service:thumbsup:. If you cant find what your looking for just post up the question and someone will be along to help you out. And that kromes a great airbrush!!
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    Jake Bradley Young Tutorling

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    Thanks, basepaint, for your service too - Yeah, I really like it so far. Good to know I picked a good airbrush, there are so many out there.
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    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Mod

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    Hey Jake from the UK. Glad you found us.
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    Vince Driver Gravity Guru

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    Welcome Jake from North Carolina. I too own the Krome and do like it a lot although I am new too so I haven't used it all that much. Lots of useful info and very helpful people here.
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    Ricky Spanish Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    Hello and welcome from Canada Jake :)
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    well, there goes our reputation of being a bunch of meanies !!


    :D
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the forum Jake, I hope you have a long stay and become part of our great community.

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    Jake Bradley Young Tutorling

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    Thanks everybody! Looking forward to learning airbrushing....
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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