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Erasing on different surfaces

Discussion in 'Techniques, Textures, Tips & Tricks!' started by Kyle, Mar 18, 2020.


  1. Kyle

    Kyle Love this place! Forum Supporter

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    Hi all! I'm almost three months into airbrushing and have been having a blast with it! For my next project I would like to attempt a crash helmet.

    I've only been using Yupo paper due to the fact of its ability to use scratching and erasing... and more importantly to correct my mistakes which are happening less frequently then when I started but still happen.

    Are erasing techniques possible doing primer, base, art, clear? If not how does one start to navigate this?

    Thanks in advance!
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    I’ve done a steel ball (the Indian head if you look in my gallery) primer, then straight to painting and erasing. As long as the primer/base has had sufficient time to cure you should be fine as long as you don’t dig to hard.
    I gave mine 48 hours to cure under a plastic tent to avoid bugs using it as a cemetery :)
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    Great to hear! For a moment I thought it was going to be like tatooing... one shot to get it right o_O
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    If unsure you could also find a similar substrate to the crash helmet.
    Ice cream containers, plastic spoons any of a hard plastic will do for experimentation
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    AndreZA Love this place! Forum Supporter Very Likeable!

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    If you can work on Yupo, you can work on a helmet. Basically the same effect. Just don't go through the base coat.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Mod

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    I have erased and scratched on a lot of different surfaces. But I have also done a lot of practice on how hard or soft I need to be on said surface to not go through the base coat.
    That being said
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    Hi Kyle, glad you’re enjoying your time airbrushing. Looks like some of the folks have got you covered with some answers. If you could shoot over and do a quick intro with some idea of where you are in the planet, it can help others point you in the right direction of products, suppliers etc.
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    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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    great topic. I was always wondering what options are available for hard surfaces.
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    Also keep in mind of your base color. Cause whatever you erase through will come out what your base is. For me, i always base things white and go from there.
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