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Discussion in 'Introductions!' started by Champs, Aug 14, 2018.


  1. Champs

    Champs Young Tutorling

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    Hi Everyone,
    I have been lurking for a while, and thought it only polite to introduce myself.

    I live in Melbourne and have been airbrushing for a few months. I have always liked custom painted cars, but the inspiration actually came from seeing a photo of the ceiling in someones bathroom. They had painted it sky blue and airbrushed clouds across it. I guess they liked the feeling of answering natures call, surrounded by nature but with a bit more privacy.

    A (very) cheap airbrush and compressor later, and I was pinching the kids colouring in books for practice! I have been slowly replacing my supplies with better equipment as I become more proficient, and currently use a Neo airbrush and a decent compressor with tank and proper moisture traps. I am using Wicked colours and mainly painting on canvas.

    My paintings are usually quick projects that make the kids smile (at least by volume), but I am starting to paint more detailed things as I get more control of the airbrush. So far my biggest problems encountered have been consistency. Some days I can spray a nice tight line and other days are a disaster.

    I have already gotten so much out of this forum as a 'silent partner', so my introduction is also a thank you. The advice I have read here has fixed so many of my frustrations in getting started.

    Thanks and hello,
    Champs
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  2. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Welcome home Champs
    I am glad you have found useful information here as you were lurking around in the shadows :D
    Look forward to seeing your beginning works as well as current ones .
  3. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    Welcome from Adelaide Champs :)
    It’s nice when people have been lurking, learnt something and decide to step out of the shadows.
    We love seeing people’s first works, it’s actually fun watching their journey, something we’ve all done at some point.
    As you’ve probably found out already, we’ve some amazing talent here, and they all started at the same place you’re at right now.
    The first rule is spread the love and have fun while doing so lol

    Let’s see some pics :D
  4. Franc Kaiser

    Franc Kaiser Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to the forum from China! Airbrushing is a finicky thing - me too, some days are better, others are a pure catastrophe. But maybe that’s the beauty of it!
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    HellBird Elite Member! Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome aboard, @Champs! Enjoy your time here.
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Very Likeable!

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    Welcome Champs. Sounds like you’re off and rolling Buddy. That’s great, looking forward to seeing some pics posted soon.


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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Welcome to the live side of the forum, nice to see you have stopped lurking and come in to say hello.

    Lee
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    basepaint Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    Welcome to Mitchs madhouse Champs

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