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Figure holder device¶
When airbrushing (especially base coating) my models, this is usually done in two steps.
- Take the miniature by the base and airbrush from the waist to the head. Let dry.
- Take the miniature by the head and airbrush from the waist down to the base.
So I need to touch every mini twice, and my hand usually is also black (or grey, or whatever) afterwards.
With my current 15mm WWII project, I have quite a lot of miniatures to base coat, so I thought of a better solution. Here is my clever contraption:
I bought a square wooden rod, some screws, and two metallic plates (whatever the technical term might be) as well as a couple of different sized magnets. I cut the rod to have 14cm either side of the 14cm wide plate, rounded the edges outside the width of the plate first with a rasp, then with two different grains of sanding paper, and screwed the plate in place.
Now I can place magnets on the plate fitting the size of washer a miniature is based on, grip the device on the sides and spray the miniatures without getting paint on my hands. I can also turn the miniature every which way to reach every undercut with the airbrush.
Published 2014-07-20 22:35:00
Airbrush | Tools
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