Category Archives: Airbrushing

The Hills Are Alive

Not alive perhaps, but resprayed.

I would not like to know how old these hills are, they have been in my collection for a good few decades.

These had originally been a very boring plain goblin green, but that worked as an undercoat for my next spraying session.

I just used a few different greens and had a go at blending some colours, not bad for a first attempt.

I got stuck a few times with the airbrush stopping, not due to clogging, but a mixture screw getting moved accidently, I am still getting the hang of this airbrushing lark…

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Airbrushed Quinjet

Now that Easter is well and truly out of the way and life has returned to whatever passes for normal around here, I can start doing fun stuff again.

I have been continuing to try out my new compressor and have been spraying large stuff so I can practice a bit, I have some old hills around here somewhere I can have a go at…

I resprayed the underside and finished the top of my Quinjet, and I am now calling it finished. But as this was bought as a test piece of terrain, I may decide to respray it again sometime.

Airbrushing The Quinjet

Ages ago, I did a quick bit of modelling on a plastic Avengers Quinjet, nothing fancy, I just added some wheels. This was mainly to be some scenery at a space port or something.

I put off painting it for ages as I decided to wait until I got a new airbrush and use it as another test piece. The top was okay, in fact I was quite pleasd with the cammo effect I managed, but I did get some nasty splatter on the underneath. I also decided I did not like the blue very much.

I can fix that…

Adventures In Airbrushing

After many year of thinking about and wondering if the investment would be worth it, I have finally purchased a compressor to see what I can do with it.

I sprayed a few bit of paper and then decided to have a go at undercoating something I was not going to be worried about if it all went horribly wrong.

So to start with I picked on a fair sized lump of plastic with the intention of just undercoating it in Vallejo Air Gun Metal. I selected my Mantic Tunneller as it does not need to have a clean finish.

Once I got started, I realised that spraying Gun Metal onto a grey model means it is quite difficult to see where the paint is actually going…

I then did a few bits black, which it means it is much easier to see where the paint is going…

First results were okay, I will have to get more practice in.

I picked out the detail by hand and finished off with a bit of drybrushing.