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#57719
Painting with an airbrush 1 Year ago  
I plan on using Vellejo Air paints to paint my game tiles. I see that Vellejo paints are approved to use but how about their Air line? Has anyone tried to paint with them yet?
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Re:Painting with an airbrush 11 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
If you're going to shoot with Vallejo I'd recommend doing a test shot with Vallejo Surface Primer first. It's great stuff and I've completely switched to priming everything with it as opposed to spray cans. I'll be testing this myself on a couple of pieces in the near future.
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Re:Painting with an airbrush 11 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
HolyCrapItsLate wrote:
If you're going to shoot with Vallejo I'd recommend doing a test shot with Vallejo Surface Primer first. It's great stuff and I've completely switched to priming everything with it as opposed to spray cans. I'll be testing this myself on a couple of pieces in the near future.


Have you tried that primer on any Bones Miniatures?
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Re:Painting with an airbrush 11 Months, 4 Weeks ago  
Yes I've used Vallejo Surface Primer on Bones minis. I did wash the Bones first (warm water & dish washing soap. Long time mini painter & old habits are hard to break.) The Surface Primer is formulated to go through an airbrush without thinning it. It can also be brushed on as it's self leveling which results in an even coat. If you're spraying it, you will have minimal overspray thus saving a lot of paint (and mess). Since it's acrylic paint being pushed by air you're also a lot less subject to finicky results like fogging or getting that "grainy" texture you can get with spray cans when the temp or humidity is less than ideal. I use a small airbrush compressor with tank & compact spray booth which allows me to spray indoors year round.
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