W.I.P ESB Boba's armor

commandantbrice

New Hunter
I tried airbrushing a first layer but the humbrol clogged the airbrush so I have to clean it all.. Any advice on how I should use the paint? I think it's not made for air brushes so do you guys use something to make it more fluid or just water? Also I used the pipette to put the paint in the brush but not the pipette is full of paint and ruined...
 

MinaFett

Hunter
I tried airbrushing a first layer but the humbrol clogged the airbrush so I have to clean it all.. Any advice on how I should use the paint? I think it's not made for air brushes so do you guys use something to make it more fluid or just water? Also I used the pipette to put the paint in the brush but not the pipette is full of paint and ruined...

I do use a combo of different paints including humbrol enamels. The Humbrol paints do need a fair amount of thinner to spray and not clog your brush. You are right in saying they are not airbrush ready.

The thinner amount varies a little from can to can. Each have their own consistency. Eg for yellow I added 5 mm of thinner orange more like 6-7. I use the humbrol branded enamel thinner.

For thinning and mixing I’d suggest getting something like tamiya mixing jars. Carefully pour your paint in, thin and mix thoroughly. The paint just bonds to the plastic pipettes and kills them. Same with syringes.
 

FettHam

Hunter
I bought some plastic Shot Glasses, 20 for £1. Work a treat and I bin them after, so no cleaning :)

For enamel I use B&Q own brand White Spirit. Acrylic I use Vallejo own, but i mostly use enamels as I've had better success with them
 

commandantbrice

New Hunter
Hi everyone I need hep... I am getting very frustrated with the airbrush. I used the matt 79 paint with airbrush thinner but nothing ever comes out of the brush, it just ends up clogging it. I tried using a regular brush to do this one but I'll have to wet sand it and redo it.
Is the paint I bought wrong? they're all humbrol enamel, what do people use?
 

MinaFett

Hunter
Hi
Sorry to hear things aren’t going so well. I personally use a combo of Vallejo, humbrol and tamiya paints with my brush. It could a pressure or thinner issue.
What kind of airbrush and compressor are you using? Also what kind of thinner and what ratio?
 

commandantbrice

New Hunter
Hi
Sorry to hear things aren’t going so well. I personally use a combo of Vallejo, humbrol and tamiya paints with my brush. It could a pressure or thinner issue.
What kind of airbrush and compressor are you using? Also what kind of thinner and what ratio?
Gocheer Mini Airbrush Kit,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S5KZ77T?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This brush with this thinner:
US Art Supply 16-Ounce Pint... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QXXNDFC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
 

MinaFett

Hunter
Thanks for the information.

Looking at the thinner you have listed this may be the issue. This thinner is for acrylics. Humbrol paint is an enamel and does need an enamel thinner. I do use the humbrol branded one but any enamel thinner should work. Hopefully swapping that out will do the trick.
 
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