First Encounter with Inspire Uro's

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I have been meaning to start this thread for a sometime now but never got round to it.

Around 3 months ago I spent almost 6 months worth of my spending allowance (okay, over exageration on my part!) on some Inspire Urethane paints after becoming fed up with the performance of waterbased acrylics. Basically I wanted to see what all the fuss was about having not used Uro's and listening to quite a lot of folk praising there controlability and colour vibrance (candies). so I went out and bought a excrementload! The Idea was to use them for my usual skulls and flame work (I couldnt afford to stock up on every colour so had to pick what I might use in my everyday artwork!). All the paint was sourced from Specialist Paints in Sheffield (called in on my way down to London with work). The people there were so helpful even though they were in the middle of moving to new premises they still found the time to mix up all the colours they didnt have in stock.

20130510_104001.jpg First choice was their True Fire kit comprising of White, Orange and Lemon Yellow base colours with Candy Red, Candy Orange and Candy Gold. Also incuded in the kit was a blue pearl and some thinners.

This was a start but I required more to start me off as I like to experiment so I added the following to the order ...

20130510_104401.jpg Aluminium fine, Base Black, Yellow candy, cherry candy, deep red candy, fools gold candy, Blue Candy, royal blue candy and some intercoat clear. (Ugh ... I forgot to get some Green Candy and a Yellow Green candy for those sick green flames!).

I also sourced a mask from a friend who has a safety equipment company ...

20130513_095833.jpg Mmmm ... a bit too "Industrial" for my liking still it will come in usefull for my 2k clearcoating sessions!

20130513_095907.jpg So i went out and bought this one which allows me to actually see what im doing!

I intend to post some more pictures when I actually get round to blowing some through my AB's but first I need to decide on a simple project to do with the inspire uro's! This will be a warts n all expose on my trials and tribulations on using uro's for the first time ... so any helpful tips upfront from anybody would be helpful :welcoming:
 
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hmmm ill look forward tot this buddy, i saw those inspire paints a lil while back and thought they look quite good for what is readily available over here in the u.k
 
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Ok ... had to start somewhere ...

Uro's smell! and i mean SMELL! I can see why the mask is required!

The bottles that the Inspire Uro's come in could do with a dropper style top instead of the open mouth top as it would mean mixing the paint and the reducer would be more accurate. I didnt do much in the way of actual spraying as I didnt have time to really get to grips with something so I had a go at the water droplet technique which as we all know cannot be done with waterbased acrylics.

Raindrop Trick.jpg

For a first attempt I was pretty chuffed to say the least!

I cant really tell you about tip dry as this was a basic piece that took no more than five minutes to do using Inspire Base White and Inspire Candy Blue with a bit of base white added to make it slighty opaque.
The one thing I did note is cleaning is way easier than with waterbased paints!

Next installment ... maybe a skull ... who knows? I certainly dont!
 
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i love that effect its so good, and so simple, great job on it btw andy, it looks very natural very real. well done bro!
 
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Thanks Fezzly ... I cant believe how easy it was. I should do another and step by step it ... spray water, spray light colour one way, spray darker colour 180 degrees from first, dry with a lamp, clear ... there you go 5 pic step by step!
 
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do it bro, that could be your first video even, you would be amazed how many wouldnt understand your pics, instructions, why not do a 5 minute video to get the ball rolling.... pop it on youtube, get followers, retire...... hang on i think i missed a few steps there somewhere, you get the idea though?!?!?!
 
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do it bro, that could be your first video even, you would be amazed how many wouldnt understand your pics, instructions, why not do a 5 minute video to get the ball rolling.... pop it on youtube, get followers, retire...... hang on i think i missed a few steps there somewhere, you get the idea though?!?!?!

First video! I'm a retired porn star ya know! Mind that video only lasted 3 mins not the massive 5 mins your asking for! :rolleyes:

If I can find the room to set up a table for the demo I might. :indecisiveness:
 
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i have a candy red but no thinner to use it lol

You can probably get away with an automotive type thinner and the Inspire thinners smell like every other car type thinner i have smelled (not that I go around sniffing thinners you understand). You should give it a try looks like you have nothing to lose.
 
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