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Okay so yesterday I cleaned up and primed a 7 man squad of Seras. Today I am taking it a bit easy and experimenting with my airbrush. I want to find a way to speed up painting my sisters so I figured the best way would be to do thier white armor witht he airbrush. This is the result with a comparison to the hand painted white. Now the one step missing on the airbrushed armor is the lack of tan glaze, which I could add later without much problems so keep that in mind when judging between the two.
So which do u like better the Hand painted or the airbrushed? I really want input here as I am at a crossroads. This squad will be the defining factor, either the whole army will be hand painted or I will airbrush all the white armor.
Also anyone that can think of a way to improve the airbrushed white, please feel free to critique it as I am fairly new to using the airbrush on a mini this size.
Thanks for you help in advance
Well, it's tricky to judge without the tan glaze, but from what I can see I prefer the hand painted one.
It has a lot more warmth to it, and generally compliments the pink better.
Admittedly, the fact that one is essentially pure white, and one is almost entirely finished is probably clouding my judgement somewhat.
Also, from a more technical standpoint, you can probably get better results with a brush simple because you are putting the paint where you want it, but with the airbrush there is a small element of chance and inflexibility.
Just my thoughts.
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I'd say give the airbrushed one a tan glaze and THEN try to decide.
Very cool colour scheme BTW, the sisters look great!
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Bah WAY too logical lolI'd say give the airbrushed one a tan glaze and THEN try to decide.
J, you shouldn't worry too much about army pieces. the air brush will be fine. Look at the squad as one big model. I know this goes against everything you do as you're attention to detail is incredible. But army painting is a fine balance of speed and results.
The air brushed one will be perfect, and if it speeds things up then fantastic.
Yeah that seems to be the concensus across the boards. I was thinking as well it will help to keep my army uniform, considering with hand painting the strokes can vary from mini to mini, this way if I use the same method with the airbrush all the minis will look more similar.
I have to reiterate the whole part about glazing the aribrushed, THEN deciding. I do have to say that I'm leaning towards the airbrushed one, myself, as the white is very clean and smooth looking. I like that.
Glaze it, then make your decision... but I think you'll decide on the airbrush.
Nice job on the purple robes, as well. VERY sweet.
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It is hard to tell the white between the pictures at that size (being small that is) but it definitely looks like the glaze makes the look. If that is the case then I would go with the fastest method of getting the white the way you want it. I am sure you can get the white done much quicker with the airbrush sans the pain of cleaning it!
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