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  1. Andrew Renton

    Andrew Renton Young Tutorling

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    Hi everyone.
    I just visited Movie World (QLD, Australia) and I got an airbrush tattoo. This really spiked my interest in airbrushing.

    I have now purchased a Paasche Dual Action VL airbrush. I have never used one before. Want to start of slowly and get the most out of this investment as I can. I am not usually artistic, but am willing to give it a try. My son is dying for me to cover him in airbrushed tattoos!
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    I did some body painting and I have to say its one the more enjoyable and really fun ways to airbrush. Those alcohol based paints are not cheap though.
    Welcome!
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  3. Andrew Renton

    Andrew Renton Young Tutorling

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    yeah I know - I just bought a set of Vallejo paints - 71 was $330 AUD ... and the temp tattoo ink was something like $37 for 4oz - ouch! But from what I understand, the paint goes a long way?!
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    Welcome Andrew, what kind of painting other than Body are you hoping to learn? Any models, pictures etc.


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    Andrew Renton Young Tutorling

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    I 3D print models so it would be good to use it for that too - and I would like to try my hand at general art work - even just sprayjngnover printed images. Nothing too fancy!
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    I used the el cheapo brand Custom body art that they sell online, Its actually pretty good stuff. 8 color 1 oz set is like $40. Still not cheap for body painting considering a full body paint job is likely to use the whole thing.
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    Andrew Renton Young Tutorling

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    That's pretty good price - AUD or USD?
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    Cool! There’s a lot to be learned from older posts on this site. When you have a question, try the search function as you’ll be amazed how many questions can be answered doing that. But if there’s nothing specific, jump into Beginners questions and ask away!


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    Oh hey you use 3d printing for the one thing its actually ok with... models.
    JK I have a slight aversion to it bc of all the overhype and feel like its basically only good for models of parts , not real parts.
    At least until you get into the high end industrial machines.
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    Andrew Renton Young Tutorling

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    Yeah that is right - I just use it for fun and for printing prizes for my students!
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    Welcome aboard Andrew! Enjoy your time here :)
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    Welcome aboard from south Australia Andrew.
    So are you a Qld local or just there on hols ?
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