Archive for July 16, 2014

Stencil and airbrush

Posted in Minis, WIP with tags , , , on July 16, 2014 by stingersix

I’m working on my All Quiet on the Martian Front minis now. For the tanks I wanted to use playing card suits to denote the company number. I looked around and there are plenty of makers of 15mm decals, mostly for WW2 French armor. But, they all cost a few bucks plus shipping and blah blah blah. I considered free-handing them but I really wanted a uniform look. Then I remembered I have a package of artist airbrush frisket (thin stencil paper with an adhesive backing), a detail airbrush and a very sharp x-acto knife.

So I cut out some stencils, stuck them on my tanks and went to work with the airbrush. I’m quite pleased at how these came out.

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I’m gaining more confidence with the airbrush all the time.

Driving on!