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Jesse Acosta
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Hi,

I really want to get into Airbrushing. Ive done tons of work with Photoshop, Ive done a little painting, colored pencils, charcoals, pen, etc, etc, but never airbrushing. I'd love to not only do some nice portraits, but it would also be fun to airbrush miniatures and also things like guitars, and so forth.

Well I bought a cheap cheap $20.00 Testors airbrush kit that came with a cheesy plastic airbrush with a crap for a nozzle adjustor(didnt do much of anything for spray detail), and an aerosol canistor instead of a compressor. Well the thing spat paint out everywhere at first, then it wasnt very even, and I couldnt get the detail I was hoping for. I saw another one from the same company for $50.00, it looked decent, but still plastic.. Im probably not going to get it, but Im just curious for suggestions.
I'd like a nice one, but Im also a beginner at airbrushing... so Im not sure what road to take in quality of a setup. Any suggestions?

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Jesse
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Neil Carr
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If you have a Michaels craft store close to you then you should look in the sunday paper as they normally have a 40-50% off coupon in there. Use those to get a decent airbrush and an air compressor at a good bargain.
 
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Steve H
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if you really want to get a high end Brush, I highly recommend one of V series double action brushes from Paasche (V, VL, VLS). I started out with a Badger, then soon upgraded to the Paasche VL. I later ordered their instructional DVD and found it very useful. Also, sometimes local community colleges offer air brushing classes, that may be worth looking into.

http://www.paascheairbrush.com/
 
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John O'Haver
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http://www.airshuey.com/woodstock99/index.html


I've been thinking about airbrush art myself ever since this link was posted on the geek.
 
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Jesse Acosta
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I was actually thinking of painting Religious Icons, but painting boobs... what's the difference, right?
 
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I agree. Why limit this art form to rock concerts and biker events? I suppose one could paint religious scenes and icons on "skin canvas" at big religious festivals or tent revivals.
 
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[size=11]Why NOT!?! Have your 'favorite' "Pastor" paint ON his 'favorite' "Choirboy"! For some, then this'll involve FULL body 'paintings'(from the AMOUNT of 'them'), if you catch my "drift"? No?
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Thats not funny...
 
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