The mysterious world of airbrushing…

I’ve never used an airbrush.

Frankly, I find learning to use one something of an intimidating prospect, and although they look to give some beautiful results, all the messing about with thinning and cleaning seems just, well a bit of a faff, really – especially if (like me) you haven’t got a permanent modelling area set up.

I am open to offers, should anyone wish to show me the error of my ways and teach me just how easy it is really…

However, one thing I do know is that if you want to use an airbrush, the cans of compressed air you can buy are not really the way to go, as they can give inconsistent air flow and pressure, plus the fact that they don’t actually last that long, so quickly become financially unviable – you are far better off with a compressor of some sort.

There are several around on the market, if you haven’t got the wherewithal to make one yourself (I had a mate who was a big garage kit fan, and made his from an old fridge motor).

bambi_budget_bb8_silent_air_compressor_9_litres_0_5_hp_However, I recently had an email from Jonathan of Air Supplies (Pneumatic Tools and Compressors Ltd.) of Nottingham – they are currently running a competition to win a Bambi BB8 Silent Compressor.

According to his email, this is all you have to do:

“Entry is simple, all we’re looking for is entrants to send us a picture of their favourite model creation. Trains, Warhammer, Airfix, table top gaming, it doesn’t matter what the model is it just has to be one that you’ve painted and are proud of.

We’ll print off each entry and draw one of them randomly to win a Bambi BB8 Silent Air Compressor.”

Now, I’ve never used this product, so I can’t recommend it in any way. However, it has an RRP of £390 + VAT, so the opportunity to win one for free is almost too good to miss.

Closing date for the competition is 15th January 2014 and they will announce the winner on 31st January 2014.

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