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post #16 of 58
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Gails, can you buy her airbrush paints from her in the UK and get them shipped to Australia? And you can use her airbrush with the Americolor airbrush paints and so on, can't you? I've been looking and I think I want a Dinkydoodle. Might ask for one for Chrissie :)

 

You can use Dinkydoodle's airbrush kit with americolor paints, I emailed Dawn and asked bc I keep kosher and the ones that Dawn sells with her machine are not. She was really nice too. Am waiting for the show in November where I will definitely buy it.

post #17 of 58
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I am in the states.... I am looking for an airbrush kit I can buy here. Any thoughts?

post #18 of 58
I'm in search for a good one also.

Almost used a Michaels coupon for Duffs kit also, I'm hesitant but my half off I could get it $75 haha. I'm not hearing great things though , wah.
Dinky doodle would be a dream.
post #19 of 58

I have been looking on Ebay for a beginners kit because I probably wouldn't use it much. I just don't know what is good. A lot of the sellers have very high feedback. I'm just very leery...but pennies are about to be very tight. Only 1 paycheck left until I am unemployed....

post #20 of 58
I feel the same. $75 at Michael's seemed low enough for Duffs to where if I wasn't thrilled I'd be okay.. As long as I don't get an unlucky one that is crap. I know good ones are $150+ and I just wanted one to start with and practice.
I have seen half good reviews half bad about it, I'm iffy..
Still debating it ... :-/

Might check out ebay/amazon.. But all I've found is $150 plus icon_sad.gif we are on a tight budget.
post #21 of 58

Duffs is useless.  Not even worth it with the coupon.

 

I have the red KopyKake & it really works well.  Had I known then what I know now< I would have purchased a

Grex.

 

I agree with the suggestion of viewing the craftsy class to get some very useful information.  Then, visit the grex site to review the many options.

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post #22 of 58

This works if you are in the vicinity of an AC Moore. I went to their website and got the 50% off one item coupon that comes out every few weeks. I searched all the stores for the airbrush case.. (usually has one airbrush and one compressor that is boxed and covered in dust because it has been there forever.) I found the most beautiful badger airbrush for $300.00. I paid 150.00 for it. A few weeks later I went back to the same store with another 50% one item cuopon and bought the air compressor that was 200.00 for 100.00 and some other things plus I had a 10% entire purchase so I actually paid 90.00 for it.  :) I LOVE my badger!!! Best purchase ever and I have a 500.00 set up for 240.00. 

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post #23 of 58

My DH bought me a Grex Kit with a trigger gun for my birthday 2 weeks ago.  Only problem, I have no idea how to use any airbrush. 

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post #24 of 58
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My DH bought me a Grex Kit with a trigger gun for my birthday 2 weeks ago.  Only problem, I have no idea how to use any airbrush. 

 

 

I had no idea either. I bought a HUGE pad of watercolor paper. set it up in my front yard and used half a box of americolor airbrush. I had spent the night before on youtube for hours watching every "cake" airbrush tutorial and realized what i wanted was finer work and went to the airbrush tutorials for real paint and artists. It has taken about 6 cakes to get it down and not waste tons of paint or end up with drips. I think it is all in the feel and you will just have to play with it. Rememeber to not do it in a small space and that airbrush mist covers EVERYTHING. I did it in my home studio the first time and was digging rainbow junk out of my nose for two days... ;)

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post #25 of 58

I wonder if it is similar to spray painting? I spraypaint cake stands every day....never used a spray gun tho

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I had no idea either. I bought a HUGE pad of watercolor paper. set it up in my front yard and used half a box of americolor airbrush. I had spent the night before on youtube for hours watching every "cake" airbrush tutorial and realized what i wanted was finer work and went to the airbrush tutorials for real paint and artists. It has taken about 6 cakes to get it down and not waste tons of paint or end up with drips. I think it is all in the feel and you will just have to play with it. Rememeber to not do it in a small space and that airbrush mist covers EVERYTHING. I did it in my home studio the first time and was digging rainbow junk out of my nose for two days... ;)

Thanks for the advice.  I'm going to have to find a place to set up and play.  The weather here is such that being outside will not be possible as I am 3 blocks from Erie Lake and there is  a breeze all year round. 

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post #27 of 58
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My DH bought me a Grex Kit with a trigger gun for my birthday 2 weeks ago.  Only problem, I have no idea how to use any airbrush. 
What an awesome gift!! A Grex is on my list of freakishly expensive cake tools that I want. Sadly..I have kids that need braces, so that has to come first! icon_wink.gif
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post #28 of 58
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What an awesome gift!! A Grex is on my list of freakishly expensive cake tools that I want. Sadly..I have kids that need braces, so that has to come first! icon_wink.gif

 

I couldn't believe it when I unwrapped it.  I know I mentioned it would be good for me to learn in the past,  but never expected one - especially a Grex.  I am watching videos and trying to learn as much as I can - Not one of those presents you leave it in the box - lol

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post #29 of 58

That is the best kind of gift. Something you mention in passing. Then you know your DH really is listening to you. Except for my friend Regina who once said she wished she knew how to sew then got a sewing machine for her birthday. She still nags about that...lol

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Rememeber to not do it in a small space and that airbrush mist covers EVERYTHING. I did it in my home studio the first time and was digging rainbow junk out of my nose for two days... icon_wink.gif

Ha ha - yes the rainbow snot is something no one warns you about. My brother-in-law used to work in a repair shop spraying cars and got me a heavy duty mask that they use there, and I still get rainbow snot...
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