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January 20, 2021

In praise of the H & S Infinity

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:54 pm
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Last year, after the Chattanooga Nats, I purchased an Harder & Steenbeck Infinity airbrush. While I own several very nice airbrushes, what I’d seen of it impressed me to the point of being willing to shell out the not insubstantial cost of the item. I’ve begun using it over the last year, and have really put it to use in starting to color modulate and weather then M-30. To say that I am impressed understates things. This is the finest airbrush I’ve used. I can do things with it that I simply can’t do with other airbrushes.

This brings me to another point. When it comes to getting better at airbrushing; “What is your plan for getting better?” My plan, and I think the only real plan, is to airbrush more. Airbrushing isn’t like riding a bike. If you don’t do it regularly, your skills degrade. One thing I recommend, besides airbrushing regularly, is when you are done with a session, use the paint remaining in the brush to practice, either on a paint mule or a scrap of card. There is no better way to experiment and get better.

I’m coming for you, Mike!

Practice.

Don’t waste that paint.

 

6 Comments

  1. Ok, using the extra paint in the cup for practice. Brilliant! That is what I call a lightbulb moment. Thank you

    Comment by Kevin Kelly — January 20, 2021 @ 11:43 pm

  2. You are welcome. It really adds to your airbrush skills. Airbrushing is one of those things where there is no substitute for practice..

    Comment by dknights — January 20, 2021 @ 11:47 pm

  3. Thanks, David, good advice that I will heed henceforth. Is this the H&S Infinity with .15mm and .4mm nozzle/needles?

    Comment by Steve — January 21, 2021 @ 9:06 am

  4. Steve. Indeed it is. It is pricy but with careful paint thinning and air pressure control I can get performance that I can’t get with any of my other three airbrushes.

    Comment by dknights — January 21, 2021 @ 11:36 am

  5. Great read Dave and I’m a H&S convert as well. I concur with everything you said and I would add ease of cleaning as well

    Comment by Terry Wilkinson — January 21, 2021 @ 11:55 am

  6. Indeed.

    Comment by dknights — January 21, 2021 @ 3:37 pm


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