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
 
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