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Model Paint – Best Paints for Miniatures and Models

Airbrush paint for models tutorial covers information on the many different types of paints used to airbrush models, advantages and disadvantages of using each. Written by Ken Synder Greetings fellow Airheads! I am going to be going over model paints as a foundation and build on it a bit. Model builders tend to be an […]

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How To Thin Acrylic Paint For Airbrush

Reducing or thinning airbrush paint in many cases takes a bit of experimenting to find exactly at what consistency the paint atomized best in the airbrush you are using. Thinning Acrylic Paint The general rule of thumb with most Acrylic Colors is reducing it with distilled water or airbrush reducer until it flows like milk. […]

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How To Strain Airbrush Paint

Straining airbrush paint tutorial covers straining your paint to reduce the possibility of the paint causing trouble with your airbrush. If you have airbrush paint that has been sitting on the shelf for a while you should find this article very helpful. Here’s an easy way to strain your paint before you use it. I […]

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Roland STIKA Vinyl Cutter Review

After years of putting it off, I finally invested in a small cutter to help in the helmets I paint. After some research the Roland STIKA seemed to fit my needs nicely so that’s what I bought. My use of the Roland STIKA over the last couple years has saved me both time and money […]

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How To Use Frisket Film in Airbrushing

In this article I’ll go over the use of Frisket film in your airbrush projects, painting. We’ll be doing a very simple flame design to practice the masking technique used with Frisket film. What is Frisket Film Frisket film is a masking material commonly used in airbrushing. Frisket film is a clear acetate film with […]

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Airbrushing Tonal Value

In this how to airbrush article we’ll touch on and practice airbrushing tonal value which is so important to creating the illusions that make a your painting surface come to life. Written by Don Johnson. “As a density value, tone is the same as an area with a uniform density. Tones in an image reflect […]

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Airbrushing Neon Letters

Here we will create a Neon looking word or sign actually, this technique can be used on many different surfaces so don’t limit its use to just paper or illustration board. In this example we will be rendering our sign on a white background. For this step by step you will need the following: golden […]

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Airbrushing Fine Lines

In this How To Airbrush article we’ll go over airbrushing fine lines and detail using different airbrushes, needle, nozzle sizes. Written by airbrush artist Don Johnson. One of the most common questions I have heard sinse I stated helping people learn to use their airbrush is “which airbrush with what size nozzle, needle is best […]

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How To Airbrush Stipple Effect

Airbrush a stipple effect tutorial will cover airbrush techniques you can use to create a stipple effect in your airbrush projects. This is a very old trick used to create a stipple effect which can be used on T-Shirts, license plates, sheet metal, illustrations, etc. Airbrush Supplies Required: double action airbrush, painting surface be it […]

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How To Airbrush 5 Point Star

In our basic lessons, we have learned how to airbrush a simple star. Now, we are going to airbrush a complex 5 point star using home made star stencil and using all the same basic airbrush techniques you have been practicing. Written by Don Johnson. 5 Point Star Template So you now know how to […]

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