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Purposful Sputtering

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  1. bpwmd

    bpwmd Young Tutorling

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    Hey guys im getting ready to paint my Boba Fett helmet and I need some input. there are some spots where the spray isn't suppose to be very fine but infact is a bit sputtery. how can I achieve this effect? how to make an airbrush sputter on purpose???
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    Yes you can... there are a few methods... check out the tutorial on airbrushtutor for the rock or special effects.
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    Depends on the sputter you want :)..Lowering pressure to the point of buggering the spray, taking of your nozzle (on some airbrushes) use a tooth brush or stiff bristle paint brush and prob another 20 odd ways can achieve splatter for you, graininess can be incorporated by breaking your paint and real low pressure or using other mediums whilst building the work...What sputtter would you like :)
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    perfect thanks
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    Honestly I found it difficult to come up with the description I had lol I know the paint cant have an actual "depth" or physical texture so I think im going to stay away from the tooth brush effect lol
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    Normally I take the air cap off my eclipse and vary the pressure while flicking the needle back and forth.
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    Any splutter will have an actual physical depth as its a build up of pigment in effect..The toothbrush does create quite a harsh looking splutter (jeez i love that word LOL) but can be hidden well in later layers and add to a depth and dimension of a painting..One issue with doing such an effect with the airbrush (besides deliberate graining) is that you wont know what you'll get... ;) But best of luck, hope you find a handy splutter LOL
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    I did my mountain lion picture with stipple effects (now and forever know as spluttering:D)Just by lowering the pressure so my paint came out graine
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    Going to experiment with this too
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    I have no idea where to put this in the general forum. with an airbrush is there any problem mixing layers of acrylic and enamel? cant find all the humbrol I need in one or the other
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    bpwmd Young Tutorling

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    Also what is the difference in the end product between acrylic and enamel
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    Hey @bpwmd here would be a good place for those questions I think... http://www.airbrushforum.org/beginner-airbrush-questions/
    Maybe start a post there. Check google for the answer to your questions as to the difference between the two. If you want to know about putting one product on top of another always check the manufacturers recommendations. That will normally give you 90% of the answers.
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    awesome thanks sorry for the mispost
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    Avoid mixing paint types if you can, it can be done and you'll find lots of info on it here or elsewhere in the www, but for most part if you can stick with one paint type. Enamel paint is often oil based and acrylic often water based though variations do occur but the old saying of you cant mix oil and water rings true in most cases with paint...BUT some you can LOL but often thats a chemistry lesson...
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    ahhhh gotcha

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