So, as I've just received my magnificent Asok CC helmet, and I'm ready to commit to cutting and sanding and painting and weathering, it's now time to shop for some of the necessities that will help this project along. I've already purchased a corded Dremel, it's a dream, sliced the excess helmet right off, it's really a breeze to use. Anybody who wants to make this a serious hobby needs to consider buying one, they are so cool. Also, it's the dreaded part of this build for me: finding an airbrush, compressor, and paints so that I can start painting my gorgeous Asok helmet. Have I said how amazing the helmet is yet? Asok was professional, and even when he forgot my ear cap he sent me it a day later, no charge. He's an upstanding fellow, that one.
But back to business. This is the start of a wonderful journey into the unknown of painting and hobbying, so I've decided to take a very simple approach in regards to buying tools and boba gear. I decided instead of buying all the tools and such at once, I'd take it a step at a time, buy little bits as I continue my work. Step one was buying a dremel. It's like a billion tools in one, nuff said. Next was purchasing a helmet. Asok has gorgeous helmets, I like gorgeous helmets, it worked. Now I need an airbrush, an air compressor, and various paints. So, this thread is to discuss airbrushes. What do you use? What do you personally recommend now as an experienced user, to a person just testing the waters? What other tools would you suggest that helped you out in an extraordinary way. Also, I know about Maskol, so moving along. This thread is about discussing amongst ourselves how to improve each other's ideas on hobbying. I'm new myself, but I'm actually pretty handy with tools and artsy craftsy stuff, so it's been less like taking a dive into the deep end, and more like setting sail in a rowboat. Hahaha, so let the brainstorming begin.