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    Jun 27, 2016, 10:32 AM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #101

    Can you use airbrushing and rattle cans? I've had trouble of mixing paints leading to peeling in the past. I recently inherited a airbrush (but no compressor) and so I'm wondering if I should try to borrow one for my painting or should stick with my experience in the rattles
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    Jun 28, 2016, 2:06 AM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #102

    Quote Zombienoms said: View Post
    Can you use airbrushing and rattle cans? I've had trouble of mixing paints leading to peeling in the past. I recently inherited a airbrush (but no compressor) and so I'm wondering if I should try to borrow one for my painting or should stick with my experience in the rattles
    An airbrush is awesome if you have the patience to learn it. You can cover alot of area with a little paint.

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    Jun 28, 2016, 2:28 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #103

    Quote Zombienoms said: View Post
    Can you use airbrushing and rattle cans? I've had trouble of mixing paints leading to peeling in the past. I recently inherited a airbrush (but no compressor) and so I'm wondering if I should try to borrow one for my painting or should stick with my experience in the rattles
    It depends on the paint you're using and how you're layering it. If you are using acrylic paints out of the airbrush, you need to be very careful using more caustic paints (ie: rattlecans) because it can kill your acrylic coat, especially if it isn't completely dry.

    It's doable, but you have to be very careful and patient.
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    Jun 28, 2016, 2:31 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #104

    what if I'm using enamel paints from an airbrush? whats the time for that drying wise and care?
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    Jun 28, 2016, 2:34 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #105

    Can you mix layers of acrylic and enamel out of an airbrush ( not at the same time but letting one dry first)

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    Jun 28, 2016, 10:14 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #106

    Enamels are much more tolerant of rattlecan paints. I usually let my airbrush job dry for 8 hours if I'm going to put rattlecan paint over the top.

    You can layer enamels and acrylics, but again, make sure the acrylic is good and dry before your first layer of enamel. Also, just dust on the first layer of enamel.
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    Jun 29, 2016, 7:23 AM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #107

    However, if you're just looking for drying time between coats of similar paint types... That's parts of the advantage of an airbrush. Your drying time is nearly immediate if you're laying it on right. I will mask off sections I just painted minutes ago.
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    Jun 29, 2016, 11:51 AM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #108

    And you can put enamel airbrush on top of rattlecan? I have no experience with airbrushing so I'm trying to determine the most efficient way to mix things since I get the impression that airbrush isnt for large basecoats but more detail and weather work. Am I wrong and you can relatively quickly coat a piece using airbrush or would you recommend that I lay down my base silver/yellow/green via rattle then go in for nitty gritty with airbrush?
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    Jun 29, 2016, 4:45 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #109

    Quote Zombienoms said: View Post
    And you can put enamel airbrush on top of rattlecan? I have no experience with airbrushing so I'm trying to determine the most efficient way to mix things since I get the impression that airbrush isnt for large basecoats but more detail and weather work. Am I wrong and you can relatively quickly coat a piece using airbrush or would you recommend that I lay down my base silver/yellow/green via rattle then go in for nitty gritty with airbrush?
    I put down my primer coat with rattle can. The rest I have done with airbrush. If you get a .5mm airbrush needle you can cover a lot of material. Mixing enamel and acrylic paints follow a pretty basic rule. You want to thin the paint down to roughly the consistency of whole milk. Enamels are thinned down with lacquer paint thinner, and acrylics are thinned down with acrylic paint thinner (which is essentially a light soap and water).

    Acrylics can go over the top of enamel and rattlecans just fine. Enamel can go over rattlecan. But rattlecans can be fairly tough on airbrush paints, so you just have to make sure they are good and dry, and you mist on the first coat or two. You can usually go gangbusters with the rattlecan after the 2nd coat, but be gentle with the first two.
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    Aug 1, 2016, 4:22 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #110

    Thx for the info. guys.
  12. Oct 25, 2016, 6:45 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #111

    Anyone have a mirror of the pictures?
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    Nov 5, 2016, 7:35 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #112

    I don't get what's going on here
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    Nov 15, 2016, 3:24 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #113

    Sorry all... this is a classic case of why images should always be uploaded to the forum. I no longer maintain at web site. I *might* have these in flickr somewhere, but not sure. I'll see if I can track them down.

    At this point though, the various colors are probably not even available anymore.
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    1 Week Ago - Jan 8, 2017, 2:38 PM - Re: stormtrooperguy's rotj armor rattlecan colors #114

    nice colors

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