I really feel I should cover this in one of first posts. If you collection has more than 20 miniatures you’ll need an airbrush.
Because it’s impossible to paint reasonable sized army without one. I mean, it’s technically possible, but it’s like digging big hole in the ground with teaspoon.
He are few reasons why owning one is necessary:
- It gives you tremendous value in saved man hours. If you paint as a hobbyist you probably have very limited time that you can spend on painting. There really isn’t any point in wasting this time on getting every basic thing done with brush.
- It increases quality of your paintjob. When you are beginner the work done with the airbrush will be the cleanest part of an miniature. When you are more experienced it saves your time on basic work, so you can spend more on details.
- It improves workflow. You can do basic work on whole army, get it ready to play and gradually finish up particular models. Good base coat looks way better than plain plastic or metal.
- It will help you understand my methods. I use airbrush for almost everything it will easier for your to use my methods if you have one.
Okay, so which one you should pick?
There are plenty fine airbrush companies. As long as it is double-action and gravity feed it should work fine. If you choose from Badger, Harder & Steenbeck or Iwata, you can be sure you’ll get high quality airbrush. Here are mine:
- Badger Air-Brush Co 105 Patriot Fine Gravity Airbrush
- Badger Air-Brush Co R1V Renegade Velocity Gravity Feed Airbrush
Compressor should be relatively quiet, small and have a tank. Mine look like this and it works fine. Make sure to ask seller about valves or adapters compatible with your type of airbrush.