Jan 8, 2008, 12:58 PM - What ratio?
I wasn't sure if this should go in the Sarlaac pit or Prop-building section, but here's my question. (Mods move this if you need to).
This is for the airbrushers out there. I've got a basic, dual-action internal mix airbrush. I'm running it at about 30 psi. I've bought my paint (Tamiya acrylics) and wanted to know how much I should thin them. I'm going to be painting my sintra body armor.
Thanks for your tips, everyone.
Jan 8, 2008, 3:37 PM - Re: What ratio?
The method I use, is to mix until you get a milk like consistancy.
Jan 8, 2008, 4:07 PM - Re: What ratio?
I'm not a Tamiya user, but this thread might help you:
You didn't mention if you were planning to use Tamiya thinner, water or isopropanol alcohol to thin with. That might matter!
But yeah, thin, thin thin is what you want when using an airbrush.
Jan 8, 2008, 4:36 PM - Re: What ratio?
Yeah, milky is good. Thinning acrylic with water does theoretically work, but I wouldn't recommend it. A good quality thinner will help ensure proper flow, will keep your brush from getting gunky, and helps the paint do down evenly.