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4 minutes ago, sb67 said:

 

Can it be airbrushed or do you brush it on? 

 

I only use brushes as I don't own an airbrush so have never tried.

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Interesting to hear that you don't use an airbrush. I don't have one either, although I have looked into it, largely because lots of folks say an airbrush  is essential for railway modelling.

 

You seem to manage okay without. ;)

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1 hour ago, Limpley Stoker said:

It seems you have to spend more time cleaning an airbrush than actually painting with it.

 

Myth.

 

Like most tools, look after it properly, understand it's capabilities, recognise your abilities and all is wonderful.

 

It's not a necessity, certainly, but lots of things can be done more quickly with one.

 

I am biased, though.

 

 

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49 minutes ago, KNP said:

Unicorn progressing...


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Not convinced with the render, looked OK and it dried!

 

 

That's a bit of a nuisance. What next, maestro? Will it be salvageable or will you have to start again? Is there room to put another layer on top?

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1 hour ago, Mick Bonwick said:

 

That's a bit of a nuisance. What next, maestro? Will it be salvageable or will you have to start again? Is there room to put another layer on top?

 

I shall carry on with a paint job.......not thrown the towel in yet otherwise it will be a complete rebuild!

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It might then take on the texture of the cobbler's shop, which again reminds me of something from when I was very young. A building that is a good 500 years old that is rendered with pebbles about an inch in diameter and has been overpainted so many times as to take on a bizarre Christmas cake look. I will have to search for a photo.

 

Long story short, 

 

Don't give up just yet!

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1 hour ago, KNP said:

 

I shall carry on with a paint job.......not thrown the towel in yet otherwise it will be a complete rebuild!

 

I did wonder when looking at it, whether a quick spray of 'dirt' (with an airbrush) might tone it down sufficiently that it would become pretty acceptable?

It doesn't actually look too far out to me.

Tony

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1 hour ago, Tony Teague said:

 

I did wonder when looking at it, whether a quick spray of 'dirt' (with an airbrush) might tone it down sufficiently that it would become pretty acceptable?

It doesn't actually look too far out to me.

Tony

 

Good idea Tony but I don't have an airbrush!!!!

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Does this mean that you will revisit the job in the morning like Elvis?

 

As in Return to render?

 

Hat, coat, Uh, thank you very much...

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24 minutes ago, KNP said:

 

Good idea Tony but I don't have an airbrush!!!!

I knew that really - I was being a cynic - but it looks like you might have done it!

Tony

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4 minutes ago, MrWolf said:

Bustling I think is a period appropriate word... ;)

Yes, but I thought that was something to do with skirts in Victorian times. :mellow:

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16 minutes ago, Gedward said:

Yes, but I thought that was something to do with skirts in Victorian times. :mellow:

 

It does, but when would Little Muddle have been built? Exactly. ;)

 

I got into trouble yesterday for daring to mention that I preferred women with narrow waists as nature intended, so I will leave it there.....

 

 

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13 hours ago, KNP said:

 

Good idea Tony but I don't have an airbrush!!!!

 

On the airbrush debate. I used one extensively back in the 80s, working in an art studio. Then it was an essential tool for retouching and general colouring. When PS arrived, we all went over to that and the airbrush became rather obsolete. So coming back to the hobby I didn’t think I’d need one. But then there’s the painting of track and there’s the weathering of rolling stock. So we had second thoughts. ;)

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16 minutes ago, Gedward said:

 

On the airbrush debate. I used one extensively back in the 80s, working in an art studio. Then it was an essential tool for retouching and general colouring. When PS arrived, we all went over to that and the airbrush became rather obsolete. So coming back to the hobby I didn’t think I’d need one. But then there’s the painting of track and there’s the weathering of rolling stock. So we had second thoughts. ;)

I had a friend with a decent-enough career as a graphic artist, but when digital became the mode, he failed to pick it up and lost out. Became a rural taxi-driver. 

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Just now, Oldddudders said:

I had a friend with a decent-enough career as a graphic artist, but when digital became the mode, he failed to pick it up and lost out. Became a rural taxi-driver. 

 

Sadly, I lost many colleagues over that time. I was very fortunate and willing to take the leap. But many were either too old or could not see that this was the future of graphics. For so long art studios were places of specialists. Retouchers, lettering artists, illustrators, visualisers, paste up artists and designers. Then along came the Apple mac.

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1 minute ago, Gedward said:

 

Sadly, I lost many colleagues over that time. I was very fortunate and willing to take the leap. But many were either too old or could not see that this was the future of graphics. For so long art studios were places of specialists. Retouchers, lettering artists, illustrators, visualisers, paste up artists and designers. Then along came the Apple mac.

 

And now we have "influencers" too...

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The Airbrush Debate ...... I read in an (American)  Model Railroader many, many years ago someone describing the  overuse of an airbrush resulting in "Charlie -Horse of the pointing digit". I never discovered the derivation  of "Charlie-Horse" but the meaning was crystal clear!  I do have an airbrush but have never used it!   

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