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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Candysprinkills, Jun 13, 2018.


  1. Candysprinkills

    Candysprinkills Young Tutorling

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    Hi from Texas! My first introduction to this method of painting was, back in the 1980s, when an artist visited my small high school to paint t-shirts for seniors. He approached it like fine art on a canvas. I was so inspired that I purchased the best airbrush and compressor I could afford at the time which was not very good at all. The compressor was so loud that I was sure that it disturbed the neighbors in the next county. When I got to college, I bought better equipment and got mediocre at it. Life and theft of my equipment happened so suffice it to say, I never made it back to the hobby. After 20 years, I recently saw an artist's work (Sasongko's Unconsious Mask) that re-ignited that inspiration in me. I bought a compressor, nothing extravagant but I expect it won't disturb my neighbors and an Iwata HP-CS Eclipse. I consider myself a complete noob so I have lots of learning to do. The first skill to master is figuring out in which hand I should hold the airbrush :confused:.
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    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome!
    Did you buy a left handed or right handed eclipse?
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    Candysprinkills Young Tutorling

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    I didn't realize that they are specific to hand dominance. The one I have doesn't specify. I'm right hand dominate but I am having trouble managing the trigger (I think there is a little arthritis in my fingers). In my left hand I have more control over the air and paint but my drawing is terrible.
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    They aren't I was just joking.

    There are some tips and tricks involving Foam balls i think for grip and some grippy stuff people attach to the trigger to raise them up some to help with that though.

    I'll see if i can find some...
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    Candysprinkills Young Tutorling

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    Thanks!! I appreciate the help! I kinda thought you might have been joking but after 20 years who could be sure :laugh:.
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    Well the first and easiest one to test out that i found was people just building up a mound on the trigger with a hot glue gun, sounds like an ok way to try and see if a taller trigger will help. This thread has a few ideas and pics of the hot glue thing.
    http://www.airbrushforum.org/threads/diy-ab-trigger-pad.12859/
    Depending on how you like to hold the brush an inline filter can help some people too.
    @Ronald art may have some ideas if i remember right i think he has mentioned having similar trouble
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    Candysprinkills Young Tutorling

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    Thanks. I try the hot glue. I know I have a glue gun and glue sticks around here somewhere.
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    Hi from Texas. I live in the greater Houston area (Cypress). This forum is where I came to learn when I first started 2 years ago after watching all of Mitch’s Airbrushtutor videos. My first airbrush was an Eclipse HP-CS which I still use all the time. It was the perfect airbrush for me to learn. I love Eclipse. I hope you pick back up at “mediocre” and push forward. Looking forward to seeing your renewed inspiration.
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    D.Bag lol
    Don’t mess with the new guy right out of the gate :D
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    LOL
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    Welcome Candysprinkills! Hope you enjoy your time here. I’m sure some of your previous practice will soon come back. Nice to have you aboard.
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    Welcome to the forum. I have a friend who's a lefty, and he owns a left-handed metric Crescent wrench. :thumbsup:
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    Welcome from Australia,

    Dont mind the good natured ribbing from the gang, In case you havent had chance to look around to much as yet, we like to have a laugh or six as we all travel on the same journey of discovery.

    If you suffer with some arthritis in your fingers, you may benefit more from a shorter trigger, not a taller one - less finger travel.

    If you havent seen any of 'Airbrush tutors' videos then i suggest you head over there ( http://www.airbrushtutor.com/) and link at the top of the page under 'tutorials'. Register there (its a seperate site so your log in here wont work unless you register with the same details.

    On that site you will find printable practise sheets as well as line drawings for various projects to get you started again.

    Our beloved leader Mitch's motto is "spread the love" .
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    Welcome aboard from NY. :) Lots of folks here to offer advice on equipment, paints, and technique. Have fun!
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    You beat me to it Rob!lollollollol:sour:
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    On a right hand model the trigger leans to the left,on the left it leans to the right, just sight down the back of the brush to see what you have?;);)
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