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 Post subject: Airbrush or Spray Can for Vader Lid?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:11 am 
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Prepping a Rubies Vader lid for painting. I was planning on either using Tamiya Enamels through an Airbrush, or Enamel Spray cans. My latest thoughts are to spray the dome with a spray can, to get more even coverage, then use the airbrush for the face for more control.

I'm going for a ESB look.
Any advice?


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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush or Spray Can for Vader Lid?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:39 am 
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Personally, i'd go with rattle cans.

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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush or Spray Can for Vader Lid?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:15 pm 
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I've always used rattle cans -- advice that I got from darthjones. Go to Pep Boys or whatever your local auto parts store is and get two cans of gloss universal black and you'll be fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush or Spray Can for Vader Lid?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:46 pm 
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thanks guys, I was leaning towards a spray can for the dome, should I use enamels, or lacquer paints?


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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush or Spray Can for Vader Lid?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:45 am 
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I use lacquers myself. They can be a little trickier than standard enamels but I like the way the paint evens out when it cures. They also STINK and stink for a long time but I like the results I get.


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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush or Spray Can for Vader Lid?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:56 am 
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I've seen a can marked as "Acrylic Lacquer" in an auto shop. Is this the same as Lacquer?


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 Post subject: Re: Airbrush or Spray Can for Vader Lid?
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:55 am 
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That's the stuff :)


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