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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby JohnDillon » 21 Mar 2012 00:26

Marvel wrote:Just one quick question more :-)

I've noticed you paint with WickedColor, right? What is your reduction ratio, if any?

What is your preferable working pressure?

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I've only ever painted two objects with the Wicked paints. One is the lighter shown and another was a lighter that i gave to Dennis Delorenzo, the creater of the wicked paint range, to demonstrate the detailing that could be achieved with his paint. We also use a large range of water base paints when teaching the airbrush courses to students, which also include the Wicked range.

Every other piece of artwork i've painted is with RM Diamont solvent paints. The solvents have the advantage of drying instantly, very little tip dry and almost zero down time regarding cleaning the airbrushes. This is especially important for me when doing high volume work.

Working pressure is around the 25-30 psi mark. I don't measure the amount of reducer i add to any paints, whether it's solvent or waterbase. The viscosity of the paint depends on changing ambient temperatures and can vary from day to day, and hour to hour. So i'm constantly adding thinners or paint to my airbrush depending on the viscosity i need.

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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby JohnDillon » 21 Mar 2012 00:31

bjørn wrote:Jeg kan ikke skrive på engelsk, men jeg nyder hver billede fra dig. :suttefinger :pokalen



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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby Marvel » 21 Mar 2012 06:28

JohnDillon wrote:
Marvel wrote:Just one quick question more :-)

I've noticed you paint with WickedColor, right? What is your reduction ratio, if any?

What is your preferable working pressure?

Thanks


I've only ever painted two objects with the Wicked paints. One is the lighter shown and another was a lighter that i gave to Dennis Delorenzo, the creater of the wicked paint range, to demonstrate the detailing that could be achieved with his paint. We also use a large range of water base paints when teaching the airbrush courses to students, which also include the Wicked range.

Every other piece of artwork i've painted is with RM Diamont solvent paints. The solvents have the advantage of drying instantly, very little tip dry and almost zero down time regarding cleaning the airbrushes. This is especially important for me when doing high volume work.

Working pressure is around the 25-30 psi mark. I don't measure the amount of reducer i add to any paints, whether it's solvent or waterbase. The viscosity of the paint depends on changing ambient temperatures and can vary from day to day, and hour to hour. So i'm constantly adding thinners or paint to my airbrush depending on the viscosity i need.

Cheers

John


Arh, okay.. I noticed that it said Wicked at the bottom of one of the pictures, so I thought that was what you used :-)

I have yet to try out solvent based paints due to the fact that I'm painting at home, but also because we don't have a wide range of it here in Denmark.
I have considered HouseOfKolor, but we don't have it here in Denmark.

Normally I use AutoAir, shot at about 40psi, there is some tip-dry, but no more than expected. I also have a wide range of Wicked, but usually used for fabrics.

The courses you teach in miniature, is that only in Bologna, or?

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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby JohnDillon » 21 Mar 2012 10:50

You will probably find that most of the big name paint manufacturers have a quality range of paints among their paint line which is suitable for airbrushing. Also when painting miniature works, very little paint is being used which means less fumes in the work space. That's not to say that you don't have to take the necessary precautions regarding Health and safety i.e respirator mask and a fan to clear any airborne particles, these are also the same precautions you should be taking when spraying waterbase.

If you are happy to use the Wicked then i suggest you stay with that system and familiarise yourself with the paint. Like most paints (and airbrushes), they each have their own characteristics, which may take time adapting to, but once you've mastered it you will start to benefit from it.

Yes, all the miniature airbrush courses are taught in Bologna. The images shown on my gallery are all painted using the same system. However there are some small adaptions for painting on the lighters and pens.

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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby Marvel » 22 Mar 2012 02:37

I have investigated a bit on that part, and I might get some samples of Spies/Hecker paint, now owned by Dupont, although they are also doing the waterbased range for the automotive industry. Hopefully I can get samples of both to try out.

In the mean time I will stick to my Wicked and AutoAir colors, they work for me so far :-)

I'm still in the learning process, so I try out different methods, airbrushes etc., so for me it's priceless that an experienced artist as yourself takes time to answer questions :-)

It was very helpfull, and greatly appreciated :-)

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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby JohnDillon » 22 Mar 2012 10:12

No probs. Good luck with it :suttefinger

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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby JohnDillon » 27 Mar 2012 01:24

Some more airbrush work
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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby JohnDillon » 27 Mar 2012 01:26

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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby JohnDillon » 27 Mar 2012 01:31

These lighter are shown before the clear coat:-
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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby Marvel » 27 Mar 2012 08:54

Simply amazing! :-) I'm awestruck by the level of detail.

I especially like Eddie and the demon grabbing on a woman :-)

The christmas series are also very nice :-)

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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby JohnDillon » 27 Mar 2012 09:46

Somehow i knew you would like the Eddie Zippo :detrigtignok

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Re: John Dillon's Gallery

Postby Marvel » 28 Mar 2012 06:02

Yep, Eddie is very cool done :-)

I like that Eddie has many features, especially in the face, that works well with helmets, tanks and many more items :-)

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