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Which airbrush paint do you use?

Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by Blackthorne, Jun 6, 2014.


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Which airbrush paint do you use?

  1. Com-Art

    18.6%
  2. Createx (regular, AA, illustration, wicked)

    63.5%
  3. E'TAC (PS, EFX, TNT)

    16.3%
  4. Golden

    12.9%
  5. House Of Kolor

    7.2%
  6. Jacquard

    1.5%
  7. Spectra Tex

    4.9%
  8. Testor

    2.7%
  9. Trident

    8.4%
  10. Other (Faskolor, Inspire, Liquitex, Paasche, SEM, Schmincke,Tamiya, Holbein ... )

    27.0%
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  1. Mike Roark

    Mike Roark Young Tutorling

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    Im trying out the ppg envirobase paint .... any tips on thinning, im shooting it with a paasche vision ( talon) ......
  2. spiralcity

    spiralcity Young Tutorling

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    My painting needs are based around plastic model kits for the most part. I tend to use Tamiya acrylics above all else, followed closely by Model Master acrylics, then Vallejo paints.
  3. spiralcity

    spiralcity Young Tutorling

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    Vallejo has a Model Air brand you can spray straight from the bottle. I do find you will still get tip dry, so I always add a bit of thinner. A good tip on Vallejo paints is the Createx Airbrush Cleaner works FANTASIC as a thinner. It seems to help with tip dry as well, other than Createx, I would stick to the Vallejo thinner exclusively for the best results. Never use an alcohol based thinner with Vallejo, you will gum up your gun to no ends. I'm surprised you got away with any alcohol, that paint has adverse reactions to the product.

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  4. Alixtrol

    Alixtrol Young Tutorling

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  5. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Well if you had made an introduction telling us how long you have been airbrushing, what type of work you do as far as what you paint it would be much easier to offer advice http://www.airbrushforum.org/introductions/
  6. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo Spider Splatterer

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one on the economy hay wagon, but the tip drying is definitely getting to me. E'tac here I come.
  7. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo Spider Splatterer

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    Oh, is that what you mean "telling something about yourself"? Sheesh, I and here thought you were talking about my non-existent sex life, and that's why I left it blank. Ok. I'll try again . . . . .
  8. John Howe

    John Howe Young Tutorling

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    Wow I am soooo not going to touch this. LoL. I'll take your word for it.
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  9. bex

    bex Gravity Guru

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    inspire solvents are my favorates. :)
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    Synthtopian Young Tutorling

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    PPG is awesome. Just hard to get in small amounts.
  11. Synthtopian

    Synthtopian Young Tutorling

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    I have been introduced to PPG WB about a year ago. Mixing colors is basic, cutting to reduce or stretch without losing quality or getting spidery with water is a no brainer. It is such a great product, but mostly geared towards the auto collision industry. Finding dealers who will mix up pints of basic colors is hard. They work off of the auto code color numbers system to match car paints. I tried several times contacting PPG to inquire about a way to get the paint for the art industry with no replies. I'm hoping that sometime or sooner they will make artists a part of their business . I will be finding out more about this in about a month. I have a meeting set up with a friend who is diehard user of the product. I wish a PPG rep would contact me I know I could et so many artists to check this product out with pleasant results. The solvent product is widely used and remarkable for many solvent based uses and businesses , but I want to use Enviro Water Based.
  12. markjthomson

    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod

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    "the longer the daylight the less I do wrong..."
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  13. Ronnie D

    Ronnie D Double Actioner

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    I use Wicked detail for illustration and Faskolor for RC Bodies.
  14. william mangliers

    william mangliers Young Tutorling

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    HOC.PPG .SHERWIN WILLIAMS,select.nason.pearl powders.flakes. concentraits. Dupont. auto air or what ever else I can get threw the gun.it all depends on what job I'm doin.
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    admissioninfo123 Young Tutorling

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    I am using
    Edible Dyes and Tints
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  16. HiraMahi

    HiraMahi Gravity Guru

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    I used Createx (pearl, opaque and trasparent) and Ferrario color, but i have only bad experience, now i buy the hansa pro color kit.
    I hope work better with this paint.
  17. Tocean

    Tocean Double Actioner

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    I've been using goldens I've bought over the years, also endura body paints. Might have to stick my toes into another brand eventually, I sprayed ppg for years in the sign business interesting people are airbrushing it.
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    redcore Gravity Guru

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    i H A T E createx paints. they just never work for me. But love Etac / Trident paints.
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    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Mod

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    Lol, I hate Trident, and am not keen on E'tac, but love Createx Wicked. It just goes to show, there's no one size fits all in the AB world.

    Newbies:
    Paint is an often overlooked choice when starting out. But is just as important as choosing the rest of your kit. What you want to do, and the surface you want to paint on can help narrow the options. But if possible get samples of different brands before you settle on one, they all behave a little differently and need different reductions (or not), or different properties (multi surface, re-wettable, etc). And whatever you do don't go out and buy the whole colour pallette of any brand until you've given it some good trials. There have been a few times on the forum folks have dome that, only to find they really aren't getting on with it.
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  20. Russ Allen

    Russ Allen Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    I use Createx Illustration Colors, Wicked, Wicked Detail, Autoborne Sealers, Auto Air, Inspire Candies & H20, Candy 2 O is awesome!!


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