A few weeks ago I picked up my first airbrush set and a compressor for painting tabletop miniatures.
I’ve never used an airbrush before but have really wanted to get into it for painting my miniatures.
Once I got my basic airbrush setup I started doing some research for what types of paints are best to use for airbrushing miniatures.
I basically found out there are a few different paths a person can take.
The first way to start using your airbrush is to simply use whatever paints you already have (Citadel, P3 etc.) and just figure out how to thin them out properly for optimal use with the airbrush.
Although this seemed like the fastest path for me since I already have a whole range of Citadel paints, I didn’t really like the idea of constantly messing around with thinning paints.
Secondly, the other reason why I didn’t like this idea is because Citadel and P3 paints are pretty expensive for the amount that you get, and since I got my air brush so that I can start painting some of my larger models like vehicles, titans etc., I wanted to see if there was a more economical path I could take.
After a bit of research I found the second option – getting paints specifically designed for air brushing.
The two brands of paint that I found for airbrushing miniatures are Vallejo and Minitaire from Badger.
I heard good things about both lines of paint, but ultimately I ended up going with the full range 84 pack of paint from Minitaire.
Here’s what the entire pack looks like:
As you can see, the range is quite extensive.
There’s a whole array of yellows, orange/reds, some purple and pinks, fleshtones, blues, greens, earth tones, whites, shades of grey to black, metalic silvers and golds, as well as a range of “ghost tints” as well.
So far I’ve only had time to unbox the set, and to organize them by paint number/color as shown in the picture above so that I could see all the different colors.
I’m super excited to actually start using these colors and learning how to airbrush with them.
Here’s a chart from Miniatire showing all the colors in the range:
Have you used this line of paints with your airbrushing?
If so, what has your experience with them been?
If not, what paints do you use?
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