Wednesday, October 26

15mm SCI-FI Airbrushing in Progress.

15mm SCI-FI Work in Progress. 1-100th
Originally uploaded by inrepose

Early stages with these models after airbrushing. Lots of work to do to get them highlighted, washed and weathered.

I am using the Vallejo Model air paints with these models and an Iwata HP-C Plus airbrush + compressor. This is my extractor airbrush booth which has a small turntable and sucks spair paint out of my hobby room via a tube I stick out of the window.   I still wear a mask and goggles to keep the stuff out of my lungs.

Masking tape is Tamiya which is randomly cut up and stuck down. I started with a dark green base layer, then started masking before spraying with a lighter green. Finally I layered on some more tape before airbrushing a final brown layer on these 15mm scale SCI-FI mecha and tanks from GZG.


  1. G'Day, I am looking into getting an airbrush/compressor. What kind of compressor do you use? More importantly why did you choose it?

  2. Paging Mr Nihilist . . . . Paging Mr Nihilist . . . . Paging Mr Nihilist . . . .

  3. Iwata HP-C Plus is my airbrush. Selected because everyone else said it was great. You can see it in use here:

    I bought my compressor from a local hobbycraft store and it is not branded. It was in the £150 price bracket. I would suggest you buy something more than the most basic compressors which are not good at sustaining the pressure.


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