In 2009 a buddy gave me an airbrush, and then I deployed to Iraq, moved twice, retired, and changed jobs. Today was the first time I had a chance to play with it. About a year ago, my dad replaced his compressor and gave me the old one. Last time I used an airbrush was probably 35 years ago with Humbrol oil-based paint. There was a bit of a learning curve with getting the consistency right with acrylics and also learning how to operate this model air brush. The results are passable. These are all 1:48 kits, and I will use them with my 28mm Combat Patrol(TM) games.
The Sherman and Hetzer kits came with stick on “decals,” but they had a hunter green background. I tried cutting the stars out of the background, but the results were pretty lousy. Instead, I hand painted the stars, which is slightly less lousy.
These aren’t going to win any contests, but they are good enough for gaming. This was a fun project, and I enjoyed getting to play with an airbrush again. I also air brushed a bunch of science fiction vehicles for 28mm Combat Patrol(TM): Science Fiction, but I haven’t done the detail work on them yet, so those pictures will wait for another day.