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Discussion in 'Introductions, We'd like to say Hi' started by Richard Carlisle, May 10, 2016.


  1. Just joined and looking forward to learning how to master this airbrush. I used to paint cars professionally back in the 80's. Gave that up in the mid 90's and just started doing my own projects and the occasional side job. My only real airbrush experience is painting drop shadows on car and bike graphics.

    I've recently decided that I should learn detail airbrushing. The videos make it look real easy, but it is quite challenging. My airbrush is a Paasche Talon which has been a little temperamental. I'm working with Wicked and Auto Air paints and still working on nailing the proper reductions.

    Wish I had some pics to share, but I'll share as I progress. I'll even post the bad ones. That's how you learn right? Make mistakes and learn from them. Every time I start thinking I'll never get this, I watch a couple of Mitch's videos. He has a way of motivating and giving you the "I can do this" attitude.
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  2. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Admin SuperMod

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    Hey Richard - welcome!! Have a good browse, plenty of us learning here... all sorts of different stages.
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    you'll hear him say 'if I can do it anyone can' and believe it , its true.
    I cant draw a full moon and have it recognisable, I've no history in art or know anything about colour theory. But I think Im starting to 'get it' :D

    Patience will be the one thing that cant be taught, and you'll need some of that!
    This can be so frustrating yet so rewarding at the same time. I loved it after half an hour of waving around a cheap chinese brush. I've now got more brushes than I can justify, but you've got to have a hobby right ??

    definitely put up pictures, its the best way to get help, like they say 'a picture paints a 1,000 words'
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    J000seph Detail Decepticon! Very Likeable!

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    Hi neighbor from NC. Lots to learn from on this forum.

    Richard
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    The dude Detail Decepticon!

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    Hi and Welcome from the U.K.:thumbsup:
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    Hi Richard, welcome from the UK.

    No such thing as a bad picture, its just an illustration for a learning opportunity :D And lots of peeps here happy to help, and no trolls, so don't be shy. Take some photos and lets us see what you're up to, even if you don't need advice its nice to get a pat on the back, and know you're on the right track. Besides, we're all really nosy.

    Don't worry about nailing the Wicked reduction, you'll get there. Be methodical, drop by drop, adjusting pressure until you get good flow. That becomes your base mix, which you can tweak as needed according to conditions. Soon becomes second nature, and well worth the effort. Wicked is great for many surfaces including auto, and the detail (trans) colours pop nicely with clear.
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    Cordyk Sheriff Woody (Admington)

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    Welcome aboard mate, you'll do just fine'n'dandy around here fella, plenty of great friendly people to offer great advice anytime you need it.
    jump in and enjoy:thumbsup:
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    MeeshellMP Goddess Queen of carts Staff Member Mod

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    Welcome aboard!!! I LOVE TENNESSEE!!! Gonna move there some day! Cant wait to
    see your work!!

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