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Re: airbrush help

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Fri, 30 Apr 1999 17:08:36 EDT

In a message dated 4/30/99 5:19:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< m only a novice at airbrushing. The few projects
I've done so far were small. What do I use for
paint when I want to do big projects? The tiny jars
of modeling paint at $3 a pop seem impractical.

I have been doing airbrush with my students since 1978. The airbrush paint
that I use is the bulk-acrylic from Nasco. It can be thinned with water to a
thickish milk consistency and then strained through a nylon to get big chunks
out. Use old plastic 35 mm film containers to store it in and it will be
great for air brushing anything. You will have to get some big jars that
match your airbrush set that can hold a lot of paint.

I use a simple Paasche airbrush, single action H-3. This is the simplest to
clean and the easiest to use. My students have done amazing paintings with
this tool. Another tip is that I use removable tape as a stenciling tool
instead of frisket paper. This can be applied around an edge cut with an
x-acto and pealed of the area to be sprayed. cove the remaining areas with
cheap paper or newsprint. Saves money and time.