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Discussion in 'How to Control an Airbrush' started by Elllisse, Feb 23, 2016.


  1. Elllisse

    Elllisse Young Tutorling

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    Hi guys, I found this interesting video



    where the guy exercises on glass. I'm actually sharing this, not for the effects discussion is speaking about (I don't have enough experience to argue about that), but for the usefulness of glass. I think it is interesting ot the ones that don't want to waste paper and printer inks while exercising.
    About the discussion of exrcising on glass will improve you skill in effects, is he right?

    Hope this help!
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    JackEb Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    This was actually done by one of our members @Seamonkey and I'm pretty sure it's somewhere here on the forum too and is excellent advice. I've done it!!
    If you can learn to control your flow on glass then paper will seem so easy :)
    Just razor it off, give it a good clean and off you go again!

    Monkey man can run but he can't hide !
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  3. Elllisse

    Elllisse Young Tutorling

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    Oh, actually I didn't think to look for it before posting it. Anyway thanks for confirm the effects discussion!
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    markjthomson Very happy! Staff Member Mod

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    It's a great technique for learning pinstriping as well. It will lend itself better to some substrates than others but yes, a great way to learn. For example, it is more like spraying on metal than paper. What is really good is you can see the shapes formed really well and if you look at the other side of the glass you can see any pattern defects really easily.
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    love the idea , gunna have to give it a go, thanks for sharing
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    Boltcase Detail Decepticon!

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    Love this vid. Still use a sponge 2 yrs later to remove tip dry. Works like a charm and have never bent a tip doing it that way.
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    steveo017 Needle-chuck Ninja

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    I always have a piece of sponge in my hand too!

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