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#11919943 - 11/06/16 02:18 PM Just bought an airbrush and some blanks. Any beginner tips?
supernova1992 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/13
Posts: 147
Loc: College Station, Tx
I'm pretty excited to get started painting baits. Do yall have any tips while I'm waiting for the stuff to get here?
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#11919949 - 11/06/16 02:23 PM Re: Just bought an airbrush and some blanks. Any beginner tips? [Re: supernova1992]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9292
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
thin paint properly, get ready to mess some up, even after painting a couple thousand baits it still happens to me. Also get ready to get addicted!

looking forward to seeing what you paint post some pics when you get rolling.
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#11920056 - 11/06/16 03:25 PM Re: Just bought an airbrush and some blanks. Any beginner tips? [Re: supernova1992]
Txmedic033 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3989
Loc: Longview, Tx
Watch lots and lots of YouTube videos. Don't leave out the airbrush artist that do portraits, etc. you will learn a ton from those.

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#11920136 - 11/06/16 04:21 PM Re: Just bought an airbrush and some blanks. Any beginner tips? [Re: supernova1992]
Blinky Offline
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Registered: 11/12/04
Posts: 267
Loc: Darwin, Australia
Use nothing but acrylic, use low air pressure, remove the brush tip for fine detail stuff, thin paint stops "cobwebbing"....literally hundreds of tips....

Practise, practise, practise and try new things......

Here's One I Prepared Earlier


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#11925841 - 11/09/16 01:49 PM Re: Just bought an airbrush and some blanks. Any beginner tips? [Re: supernova1992]
Bois d'arc Offline
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Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1424
Use an airbrush with a .4 or .5 tip to begin with. Thin your paint with the right stuff for the paint series...too thin is better than too thick. Use lower air pressures 25-30 lbs. Figure out what "distancing" means. Begin with basic 3-4 color patterns. If you goof up a few times don't let it throw you into endless vortices of despair. Endeavour to persevere.

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#11926224 - 11/09/16 05:14 PM Re: Just bought an airbrush and some blanks. Any beginner tips? [Re: Bois d'arc]
basscat dad Offline
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Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1125
Loc: savannah, texas
endeavor to persevere...quote from the outlaw josey wales. i like it!
just to piggyback on bois's post. if you don't like the results you get just use a paper towel and some denatured alcohol to wipe off the offensive paint. works like a charm.
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#11927964 - 11/10/16 06:54 PM Re: Just bought an airbrush and some blanks. Any beginner tips? [Re: supernova1992]
jwfflipper Offline
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Registered: 11/07/09
Posts: 132
forget get you even had those thoughts and run!! Once on the darkside you'll never turn back!! LOL Darth painter shall you become!!
Jeff
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