Wednesday, June 26, 2013

An Airbrush Kind of Day

 I've been waiting to get my Dire Avengers painted. For the first time, I'm going to try an airbrush 28mm infantry models. I saw an awesome video on youtube about how to do this exact thing with dire avengers, so I'm going to give it a go.

The above picture is my dire avengers still on the sprue. I've cleaned the models of mold lines, which has already taken about 2 hours. The idea is to keep the models separated on the sprue so that the airbrush can hit all angles without the model itself getting in the way. For instance, if I glue the arms and weapons on, the airbrush will be unable to hit the torso at the correct angle.

We will see how it goes! Below are just a few pics of my airbrush set up below.

I made an overspray box and put a cheap fan pointed out a window in the back. It does a good job of catching overspray and directing it out of the room. To be honest, there isn't alot of overspray, but I think it helps. You will see my Grex airbrush in the shot there.

These are two foamcore buildings that I've made. The one on the right was made probably 8 years ago, but I've gone back this week and added rubble and sand. The one on the left is brand new and I think it will be amazing! We really need more line of site blocking terrain at the Battlezone, and this thing will hide infantry and tanks from a few angles at least.

Really, after reading some more of the Horus Heresy series, I want a more narrative feel for our battle. A large part of that is setting the scene with terrain. You note that I made some alien jungles earlier this month (I'm tired of fighting over pine trees!) and I hope these buildings will give us more urban terrain to fight in and over.

I will post after pics when I'm done! Murphy Out. Questions about my airbrush or anything else? Leave a comment and I"ll get back to you :)


  1. what kind of airbrush are you using? I was thinking of getting one. can't wait to see the results

  2. I use a Tritium TG3 from Grex. It has a dual action pistol grip which is really comfortable and a little more natural for me than the other kind of airbrush where the trigger is on top.

    I'm still pretty new at it, but you can see my earlier post about the German tank where I used the airbrush to do all the camo. I have so many models prepped to airbrush that I should have a lot of photos soon!

  3. Cool. Thanks and can't wait to see 'em