AIRBRUSHING PART 6
MASTERING YOUR AIRBRUSH
Having thoroughly cleaned your airbrush, it’s about time you started using it. In this penultimate tutorial we look at the variables that must be considered when achieving a spray pattern: paint mix (viscosity), air flow (pressure) and distance.
The airbrush is clean, the paints and parts are ready... now it’s time to get down to business and add colour to your model. Achieving any kind of spray pattern is a matter of getting the paint from the airbrush and onto the subject, which is not as straightforward as it sounds. There are three principles you must balance to accomplish this task, which we will address in turn: air flow (pressure), paint viscosity (to achieve atomisation within/outside the airbrush, dependent on whether it is an internal or external mix device) and the distance between airbrush and model.
Thick as mud or thin as water