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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Sheba, Jan 6, 2019.


  1. Sheba

    Sheba Young Tutorling

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    Hi,

    Just signed up and wanted to introduce myself. Beginner airbrush artist using an Iwata eclipse BCS looking forward to conversing with you all.

    - Sheba
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    Welcome aboard, lots of great reading and advice to be found here.
    Hope to see some of your work sometime.
    What kind of stuff are you airbrushing?
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  3. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Welcome home Sheba
    now where on this planet do ya live ?
    What is you end goal with the airbrush ie models, cakes , cars and bikes , fine art?
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    markjthomson AKA QuickDraw and very happy #nobrushleftbehind Staff Member Mod

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    Welcome from New Zealand.
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Welcome Sheba. The more info we have, the more we can help when questions come up. Glad to have you aboard.


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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Australia
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  7. Sheba

    Sheba Young Tutorling

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    Thank you

    At the moment just dagger strokes (if that's what you call them) to try and gain some control over the airbrush. I've a sports bike (Yamaha YZF R1) which I would like to paint as a race replica at some stage. Apart from this I am interested in painting characters (humans, animals). I don't really want to constrain myself at this stage though, just want to learn and build skills with the airbrush.
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  8. Sheba

    Sheba Young Tutorling

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    Thank you, I live in the Republic of Ireland.

    My end goal is to become the Leonardo Di Vinci of the airbrush world, but for now I will settle on getting to the staghe where I can confidently paint motorbikes, ha, ha.

    I have a 12 year old daughter with an interest in art and she wanted to try airbrushing, I have no experience in art (save for a little bit of street art when I was younger and bolder :) ) or airbrushing. So I thought it was something we could learn together.
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    Sheba Young Tutorling

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    Thank you from the Republic of Ireland :)
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    Sheba Young Tutorling

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    Thank you, I posted in the introductions a bit prematurely, I noticed from some of the other posts in this section that people included a lot of details. I am working at the moment but will update my original post to include as much detail as I can once I get home this-evening. However, I am a complete beginner so I don't really have much to say except I am entering this world with no prior experience, an Iwata Eclipse BCS, a compressor, some Createx paint and a burning desire to improve :)
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    Thank you from the Republic of Ireland
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    That’s pretty awesome that your daughter is interested and you both want to learn together.
    You found your way here so I’m assuming you found the airbrush tutor videos on YouTube?
    They were the first thing I found when I started and can honestly say I wouldn’t be airbrushing if I didn’t find them.
    Only advice I can give you at this stage is practice,practice,practice. And when you’re done with that practice some more. :)
    I always tried to set aside an hour or so every day or so and practice.
    One of the easier things I did once I was practicing was the space scene that Mitch does.
    It’ll amaze you when you see all your practice come together and pay off.
    Until then post any and all questions you may have
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    And that sounds like a great platform to start from . No rush though lol, when you’re back from work is fine. The main things to note would be which brush, which paints and what style or style of painting are you aiming for and you’ve covered most of that. The Eclipse is a great weapon of choice and pretty beginner friendly too, so you’re off on the right foot. Is that the original Createx paint or one of the Wicked or Illustration lines?


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    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Mod

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    Hi Sheba, from down in the south of England. I wanted to learn to AB bike's too, and I did!! If I can, you can, and you can't get anymore clueless than I was, guaranteed lol.

    The eclipse bcs, I believe has a .5 needle and nozzle, which will be great to learn on as it will be less fussy regarding paint reduction, can get surprisingly fine detail, as well as good larger (relatively speaking) coverage. The hp-cs eclipse is what I used to paint bikes (and everything else) has a .35 needle/nozzle/head set up, and when you are comfortable with the bcs, you can upgrade it to the .35 for finer detail, as that head set up also fits the bcs.

    You will have a super versatile set up then. The .5 is also good for effects paints like pearls, candies, and metallic (with some experience and over a smaller area - full coverage of parts will need at least mini hvlp), so is an ideal combo for vehicle work.
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  15. jord001

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    Welcome from Birmingham, nice to have another bike rider on the forum. Learning with your daughter will be great fun. I taught my Niece when she was 9 and opened an account here for her when she was 11, she is quite a natural. They learn quick when they're young.

    Lee
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