Airbrushes and horses; for Gunner Dunbar.

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Airbrushes and horses; for Gunner Dunbar.

Post by Midshipman Easy » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:59 pm

So Gunner asked in another thread if using an airbrush sped up the painting process. I say yes and this is here to show that.

So we start with 13 Perry Plastic ACW horses.
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Which are then preshaded with Panzer grey.
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Cleaning out the brush and changing to black we do the CO's horse. Black base. Blue/Black highlight. Blue/Black/White upper highlight.
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Clean the brush, put in Burnt Umber and do the 6 bays. Highlight with 50/50 mix with White. Upper highlight with 75% White. These will have black manes, tails and points.
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Empty the brush add 3 parts burnt umber mix with 1 part scarlet and start on the brown horses. Highlight process as before.
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Clean again for a mix of 3 parts Yellow and 1 part Burnt Umber to do the Dun coloured horses. Same highlighting process. Again black manes, tails and points.
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Clean again changing to Light Grey. Same highlighting. Again black manes, tails and points.
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Clean and add Black. Thin down with 50% thinner. Finish manes, tails and points.
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13 horses (with a number of colour changes) in an hour. Yes the harness, saddles and any kit are still to do but really that is pretty go I think.
From here I do the rest by brush but to get to this point I think the airbrush is just great.
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Post by Captain Darling » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:50 pm

Nice work. Thanks for posting the method.

The good thing about the airbrush here is the areas between colours feather in easily rather then the harsher lines you get with a brushes that then require dry brushing to get the same effect..
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Post by Chuckie » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:55 pm

This is a great tutorial. Shows me how much easier it would be with a machine.

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