Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Airbrush, Desert Camouflague

I am trying to learn how to use an airbrush. I decided to buy a good quality single action American Badger rather than a cheaper make of double action. I felt that a double action would be too difficult for me to master at this stage and I have never been sorry for spending more on decent tools.

I repainted one of my Old Crow Valkyries as the trial of the device. The airbrush was used to paint the rust-red camouflague over desert yellow. I am knocked out by the brush and even my first tentative efforts are not that aweful. It is a truly awesome tool.

I used a propelant can to power the thing. It froze solid and the pressure was constantly changing. So I have bought a compressor.

The pic shows it before adding light weathering on the leading edges and jet vents. Forge world heavy weather their planes with chips almost like tanks. I am not a fan of that because planes are flimsy compared to a battle tank so cannot take heavy knocks, well not and fly. They also are cleaned and polished to improve airflow.

The desert colour scheme is the tryout for my Guard light infantry vehicles. What do you think of it?


  1. It works well!

    You won't regret getting the compressor either.

  2. Dear Drax

    All I have to do is learn how to use it. The instructions are in Taiwanese English.