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Fine line speed, distance, reference

Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by Robbyrockett2, Apr 27, 2018.


  1. Robbyrockett2

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    This was something I was curious about when I started airbrushing. Nobody really seems to cover it. I know a lot of people wonder.
    You never see anyone making a long thin line so here it is.
    Just kind of a reference of how slow and close you can move and do fine lines with marginal trigger control.
    At least a reference of me doing it.
    I didnt do it well, technique is not great its just a quick example and i used my worst equipment so.... just kind of a reference point.
    I don't know if this is really the right category since im not really asking a question, but Its not really a tip or trick that anyone but a beginner would need.
    This was wicked black 1:3 at i think 20 psi with the chinese pz360 .3 setup.

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    I'll add another sometime with my GSI .2 Just for comparison of how much cleaner ,smaller and even slower you can get with a quality .2 detail brush.
    I'll say this The GSI will almost just as easily make a series of loops that would fit inside the width of that lines on that video.
    Feel free to add your own, I think it will help people get some frame of reference for brushes and techniques just seeing people making fine lines.
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    Certainly can't say the anthem is a dedicated detail brush but it does OK :)

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    Thats awesome! Obviously you had the same idea before I did, but each example I feel like just adds to someones ability to get a frame of reference.
    Thank you.
    Looks like it takes just a hair more speed to go tight how you're setup.
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    @RebelAir hello mate, glad to see you again!! We miss your long long posts!!!


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    Think its def a good idea so peeps can see what each brush can do, I know Don has also done a lot of similar tests at he's website but dunno if he's done a lot of vids. Kinda just did this one to show that an anthem at 40+ PSI can spray a pretty darn fine line (for a sub 200 dollar setup) and at times it matters I think more the hand controlling the beast that makes the difference between the ability of most guns at diff values and in more adept hands could likely do a lot better by adjusting speed and the like but prob is that painting a line at times can be a bit misleading as its rare we paint a line moving so quickly beside more in freehand techniques, but its always good to see what other brushes can do when pushed :) Heya @MarcosD, might not be a real long one this time around but let me warm back up LOL, been out for a little while taking care of my lovely wife and am not used to typing much of late LOL, hope ya have been well m8 :)
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