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What is overspray?

Discussion in 'Beginners Airbrush Questions!' started by Than, Nov 19, 2019.


  1. Than

    Than Young Tutorling

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    I found that overspray refers to the application of any form of paint, varnish, stain or other non-water-soluble airborne particulate material onto an unintended location. But this clip says different. What is it actually?

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    What exactly was said in this clip that it's different? In my defence , it's 3am my time :D
    But to me, when I watched video, he sad the same thing. ''onto an unintended location'' or ''intended if you do blends''.

    What I am missing here?
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    There is someone told this area is overspray. I think If I need that area for blending. It’s not overspray but that person confirm it is overspray.

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    it is overspray. The blue stuff is stroke. The rest is overspray. Right? :D betwen yeloow and red line is overspray.
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    well actually looks like there is overspray going on inside that area also. The part where you see color is not so strong. So if I am not mistaken, the darkest blue is not overspray, the rest is overspray. But the more you go from blue color away, overspray is not so ''strong'' in color.
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    If I intend to do blending. Does it means I do overspray?
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    To me overspray is paint that is anywhere I don’t want it .
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    modelers:


    this guy sprays a helmets and stuff:


    our forum member:


    The Masta blasta:


    I found you videos from modelers, bike airbrusher, and realistic airbrushers. I hope this helps a little.
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    Yup, what Jackie said... typically overspray is any additional spray landing on the surface. It may be where you want is or not... it may be intentional (so wanting to look that way) or not. so if you are weathering a model overspray can be desirable, it can also add to shadows to give a life like effect... if can also be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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    I have 2 types of overspray....Intentional and OH CRAP!!!:whistling::whistling::malicious:
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    All paint that is being atomized and is hitting a surface from a distance will have overspray...Part of the beast...
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    The art is getting the overspray where it doesn’t matter or where you want it. If it’s where you want it then it’s ‘misting’ :)
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    Overspray is what you need to deal with if you want a clean and sharp image, it’s rarely a bonus, but has its uses, Like soft blends
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    To me, Overspray means the over atomized (too much air - too little paint) portion of the spray pattern, around the edges. They are generally drier when they hit the surface hence making laying down a perfectly thin even wet coat of paint tough.

    This is the biggest problem modelers face when they try to spray a mirror like reflective finish - like the perfect reflective black base for chrome finish. This is why a lot of modelers spend a lot of time polishing, sanding or putting on clear coats to deal with the imperfection caused by overspray.

    This is also why so many modelers gloss coat their models before applying decals and panel lines because the surface may look smooth but it is actually not.

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