Part of my journey this year will include learning how to use my airbrush. I was going to learn how to use an airbrush last year but I got distracted with other things. The biggest problem I had was setting everything up outside and breaking it down when I'm done. It was just a pain in the ass and caused me to just forget about it. Well this problem has been solved by purchasing a spray booth.
For the cost this one came highly recommended by my local shop. It is just a generic model used by a few companies just putting their name on it. This one is Master Airbrush and was under $100 with the exhaust parts not shown in the pictures.
I went with this model and it fits nicely on my hobby desk. I had some time over the weekend to try it out and see how it works and how my paint is exhausted. For acrylic paints I don't plan to exhaust the spray booth outside however if I get into other paints I will have to exhaust it outside. I set it up on my desk, the length is 19 inches, and put some paper towels over the filters to reduce the amount of paint exhausted. I then place some paper towels behind the spray booth covering the fan to capture the paint exhausted.
So I worked on a Russian tank to see what would happen. I must say it worked out great the amount of paint exhausted was minimal and captured by the paper towels that were placed behind the spray booth.
I even took some time to mess around with some highlighting the edges. The pictures don't really show the highlights but it worked. I will be talking about highlighting in future posts but for now I am just trying to get the basics down.
I also picked up some primer so I can start using my airbrush to prime all my models moving forward. I don't mind using the rattle cans for priming however I get better coverage with my airbrush and don't have to worry about the weather outside.