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What about paints? Just buy some testors and thin it out or use the more expensive stuff that does not need thinning?
It depends. I like using Testors Enamels just because I think they're easier to work with. I tried Acrylics, but always had the paint dry before it left the airbrush. I think there are retarders you can add to slow drying, but I've never tried them. The obviously benefit to acrylics is that they are less toxic. If you have a spray booth though you can vent everything outside.What about paints? Just buy some testors and thin it out or use the more expensive stuff that does not need thinning?
Ok, when I buy one (and I'm tempted to pull the trigger right now) I think I'll go for this one. Unless someone suddenly screams not to. And I'll go through the link at the top of the page so the site gets some Amazon bucks.This was the starter set I bought - 3 Airbrush, Air Compressor, And Air Hose Set
$100, everything you need to get started except the paints. The compressor is good enough to start playing around with but won't do for serious work. The air hose is surprisingly good quality and I'm still really happy with the dual action gravity feed airbrush!
Oh, and as others mentioned already clean your airbrush thoroughly after each use! It's seriously important!