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Airbrushing malifaux?

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Hi all,

Well i am looking for a quick way to paint and have been told numerous times that airbrushing will speed things up?

So my question is, can you airbrush Malifaux? I know you can airbrush warhammer but the examples i have seen in person are a lackluster in detail to say. ie space marines, tanks and tyranids, which an airbrush seems to lend itself to quick well.

Now that Malifaux minis have much more detail and the portions are more realistic, can it be done with relative ease? If so What Airbrush would you recommend i already have a compressor and a cheap AB which i only use to basecoat with.

1) Can you airbrush malifaux mins?

2) What Airbrush would you recommend?

3) Any tips or even examples of what people have done?

Thanks!

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I think that the variety of texture and relative lack of dominant colors would make it kind of a waste to airbrush malifaux minis. Mostly I just use mine for large areas that are the same color, such as power armor and vehicles--wide gradations are what I find airbrushes most useful for.

edit: that molly example is very nice (and way more skillful than I am with an airbrush), but it looks like it was used as a more advanced technique, not for speeding up basic painting.

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29 minutes ago, Terry Bailey Sr said:

Quite handy for undercoating/priming.

My wife got me an airbrush for my birthday and I'm still not doing much actual painting with it but priming with the airbrush is way better than using a rattle can.

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Airbrush is a tool...not a magic wand...yes it can be excellent for smooth blends over an area and if you are prepared to spend a lot of time with very fine masking tape even very small areas can be picked out in spectacular style...

...with either a natural born talent or a lot of practice great results can be achieved with an airbrush....but for the small size and myriad of details in Malifaux sculpts a couple of good number 1 or 0 Winsor & Newton Series 7 brushes will be way cheaper as an outlay and will get you all the detail you want....patience is your friend 

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here's my advice to people who want to use airbrushes;

 

Understand that an airbrush is a tool. it is not a replacement for a regular paint brush. just like you wouldn't use a base brush or dry brush to paint an entire miniature, do not think you can paint an entire miniature with an airbrush and expect it to look good; handled well, you can and will get some amazing, AMAZING effects with an airbrush. but airbrushed only minis always look awful IMO.

 

 

that said; get a dual-action, gravity feed airbrush and an air compressor with both a pressure gauge and a pressure regulator valve-thingie..I'm not sure the technical term. with miniature painting you want a lot of control of the air pressure, nd you generally want a lower air pressure. that set up will give you the best result.

 

 

edit: wow..aaand i just noticed how old this post is...

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33 minutes ago, Kyris said:

... just like you wouldn't use a base brush or dry brush to paint an entire miniature ...

Hang on, are you saying that I should be using more than one brush?  

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