Greetings From Scotland



Hi all I am Imp Tech Priest ( Will tell you my name when i get to know people better) ( please excuse the spelling I am dyslexic)

Well a little about myself I am a avid hobbiest and I love to paint and I am quite arty in nature I have been trying to get into Airbrushing for a while now, I bought myself an expencive compressor and have never taken it out of the box, I am looking to get some tuition thus to my dispmay there seems to be no night classes or weekend classes avalable near me. So I came to this site to see if I could get some help starting up and hopefully making something of my modles and other progects I want to do with airbrushing.

I Play Warhammer 40k, Flames of War and Dystopian wars this is the reason I want to be a good airbrusher.

I hope to make some friends, get some good advice and hopfully in time give advice, I can be a little slow on the uptake on somethings but I can be quick at picking up on new things as well depending on what they are. I am a pleasent guys.

Hope to hear from you all soon.

Hi there Imp and good morning from New York. Welcome to the forum. You've come to the right place to learn everything airbrush. Don't be afraid to ask and there is always someone with an answer here. :)
Hey Imp, welcome from down on the southcoast of sunny England. Check out all the vids by Mitch (the AB tutor), and start the exercises to get you on your way. Don't be discouraged if you struggle at first with paint mixtures and air pressure, it's the same for everyone, just experiment, use the search box, as it's a common problem and your questions may have already been asked. Or just shout out, lots of awesome artists to set you on the right track here.
Thanks for the warm welcomes ^_^

Squishy thanks for the shout about the videos, I only need now a place to do it, just bought a house with the Mrs and she reluctent for me to do it in the house, at the moment I do not have a work shed(Man cave) which I do plan to build over the next year or two and garage but I am slowly grinding away at doing it in the house, I do not know if its going to be that messy, I know that spray paint the particals can drifft but are the air brush particals more direct and can be contatined?
Welcome home Techy , not sure about a priest being a tech head but I guess it is cool.
Well nice to add you to the family think I will just call you Imp seems fitting for now until I get to know ya better....LMAO

Hey we are just a fun loving lot and always willing to help.
Welcome to the forum from NH.

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Lol its a marvous play on words mr micron it should read imperial tech priest but too much to type every time I log in lol.
and i am far from being a imp lol
and cheers guy seems to be turing out to be a cool forum
Hello Imp Tech Priest and welcome from the US, since you are going to be working on small pieces they have (or you can build) small paint booths just for airbrushing indoors. If you will be using most water bases acrylics odor isn't a factor but should at least wear a dust mask, if you get into the more auto urethanes then there is where you get into odor and dust issues.
thanks for the advice shadow, I will run it by the mrs tonight and see what she thinks , I think the main worrie I have is maintaining the airbrush to be honest they are rather costly lol
thanks for the advice shadow, I will run it by the mrs tonight and see what she thinks , I think the main worrie I have is maintaining the airbrush to be honest they are rather costly lol

In regards to brushes, yes I know they can be very expensive, but you don't want to buy junk either. If you have never used a airbrush at all, usually the first thought is to get cheap one to try it out but only leads to more problems. However you can get decent entry level brushes like the "neo" (made FOR Iwata) for around $60, then there is a Badger Velocity for $99 usually, or Iwata Revolution for $100 so you can get something good without spending the college tuition lol.
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welcome from honduras,hope you can call this place home as i do!!!:angel:
Welcome from just south of the border.

You will find everything you need to know right here and on YouTube.

If you look hard enough through the threads you may even find out how to appease "she who must be obeyed" and how to paint in the kitchen without getting caught! (I hope to produce a video on this subject along with "how to spend a sh*tload of money on airbrushing equipment this weekend and get away with it").

thanks for the advice shadow, I will run it by the mrs tonight and see what she thinks , I think the main worrie I have is maintaining the airbrush to be honest they are rather costly lol
only the initial Outlay is costly brother.... maintain it well ( clean it. .. don't drop it) and the brush should last you a lifetime. ... you may need to buy the odd needle and nozzle if you do bend 1 but if you go with Badger you can get both of these for £20 from barwell body works..... I've been painting a year and bought 1 spare needle and nozzle which I hadn't used yet
Hi shadow I was showing the mrs last night some of the booths on google imagies and asked if I built one would I be able to paint in the house, and she agreed so just need to build my booth,

thanks guys for the welcome and the advice this place is going to be a regular haunt. I have 3 leaman russes, 5 chimera tanks, 2 basilisks, 1 valkery 3 sentanals, and 3 hell hound tanks to paint for my guard army and then some of the big monsters for my tyranids.

pluss the fact that I will be staring a dystopian wars and flames of war so should make short work and I like the affect airbrushing can make.

I am sure I will do fine since I am here and will have a proper sit down and read about the site.
Hello from South Carolina! Though I have only recently joined myself, I have to tell you the people on this forum are some of the nicest, friendliest, knowledegable people!