airbrush can take your painting to an all new level. There's a
learning curve for sure, but once you have the techniques down,
and there are many great ones, you can create paint jobs on models
like you never have before.
have been around for decades, but with todays models, especially
with weathering, shading, from military tanks to aircraft to monster
figures. The airbrush has made these models better looking as
far as how much more realistic they appear.
companies like Badger, Paasche, Iwata, Harder & Steenbeck,
just to name a few, offer different kinds of airbrushes to cover
any kind of work. Single action and dual action.
airbrush cleaning pot is so you can lay your airbrush on it, as
a stand, but more importantly, you can shoot access paint into
it to clear the nozzle. If you run water or paint thinner through
it to clean your airbrush, you can do tha too.
safely goes into the jar at the bottom of the pot, which you can
empty and clean out later. These are especially useful if you
swap out paint colors on the go during a paint session.
are also various styles of airbrush air compressors.
empty jars and containers are for storing custom made paint blends
you may have mixed, but want to save for later use again.
tape is used to mask off areas that you don't want to the paint
to cover. The Tamiya tape is known for its clean lines, though
other tapes can give you similar results.
wide tape is good to cover large areas quickly to protect from
stray paint and masking off large parts. These kinds of tape only
have a tacky backing, so they won't leave residue on your model,
or be impossible to remove later after you've painted.
paint mask is good to have, just because you don't want to be
breathing paint fumes. Especially lacquers.
you can smell the paint you're shooting - you're breathing it.
That's not good.