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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Dean Pachano, May 19, 2015.


  1. Dean Pachano

    Dean Pachano Young Tutorling

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    Name is Dean.

    I'm an airbrush noob. Picked up a Badger Krome and Paasche D3000R about a month ago for painting miniatures.

    After a month a have come to realize that I am a lowly Padawan in need of the wisdom of airbrush Jedi's. I struggle to get results that I know that airbrushing promises. So I will be browsing the forums and then posting for advise and hopefully one day helping others with my own knowledge :)
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    wmlepage Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    Welcome to the forum from NH. You have a great brush for miniatures. It takes a lot of practice to get proficient with your paint/reduction ratio/air mix and once you do your trigger control has probably caught up. I myself am starting to notice I don't think about those things much at all anymore. But it's almost been 3 years. Patience young Jedi. :)
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    Welcome from Texas Dean! I am hoping to use mine for miniatures and terrain also.
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    Firepriest Diligent Daggerstroker

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    Welcome from the UK.:thumbsup:
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    Dean Pachano Young Tutorling

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    Thanks Wayne,

    You hit the nail on the head on where I suspect my frustrations are (paint/reduction ratio/air mix). I just thought it would be easy with the Badger Minitaire paints but my experience so far is that without knowing what I'm doing I'm getting frustrating results - spatter, no flow when trying to do fine detail...etc. But I'll wait to post outside of the intro thread to get into my frustrations. Just know that I am determined and patient to learn how to do it right. So far I've been practicing/experimenting on low cost miniatures.
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    Never used the minitaire paints. I do illustration and work on metal/bikes/cars. Usually that comes down to not enough reduction or not enough air pressure. The more you reduce the less air pressure you want. I run very over reduced and then run maybe 15 psi or less . Sometimes as low as 5 psi or so. Depends on the piece. This is with an Iwata Micron but similar results can be had with the krome in time.
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    Welcome from Canada :)
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    You should be happy with the Krome, its a great brush. All my pics are with the Krome so far. Welcome from just north of ya in Washington :)
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    Welcome from the other side of the world, Australia!
    Most of us here use water-based acrylics that'll stick to just about anything.
    The Krome is a great brush, and with practice - yes, it is a time thing - you'll soon be amazing even yourself.
    I kid you not!

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