Saturday, 29 October 2011

I hate my airbrush...

What is it about airbrushes that mean you can't live without them but that their sole mission in life seems to be to make you miserable and ruin everything???

Let's start from the beginning...a few months ago my old airbrush (a nice £14.99 Aztek) broke, it started sucking air back in. It had served me well (a good few years) and I was rather upset. So I decided to dig out the old £200 dual action and see if I could make that work. Well yes it works if you count being a piece of crap as working...

Today it just pushed me over the edge. This airbrush has three modes: 1. No paint. 2. Water and no paint 3. Splatter and everything everywhere. You don't get another mode, you don't get smooth coverage or a little bit of coverage and you just can't get a nice edge or a little bit of shading no matter what you try. I tried everything today. Result? I threw a Stablemate across the room and ran inside crying (that was of course the mature way to deal with the situation). After a trip to Henley and a lot of tears later I bought a new £14.99 airbrush (the best kind) and decided to go out and see the damage. After a bit of a clean up of paint I got to work on the Stablemate and I think I sorta saved him. He'll never be LSQ but he'll pass for PSQ and is quite sweet looking so I think I got away with it...

Rant over...very stressful day. I want to be able to go out and paint tomorrow but I think I'll be better off waiting till my new airbrush comes. I'm going to go and watch Casualty now...that should calm me down!

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