Airbrushing Guides

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View the growing collection of airbrushing techniques from Airfix Model World guiding you through all the essential information you need to know from equipment to operation and cleaning.


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The Next Step Part 3: Dispelling Humbrol Enamel Myths

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Jay Blakemore shows how to get the best out of Humbrol varnishes, which have recently acquired a poor reputation.

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The Next Step Part 2: The 'Dark Side' of Modelling

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Having described how to layer paint to create tonal effects, Jay Blakemore looks at how pre-shading can enliven finishes.

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The Next Step Part 1: It's All About Layers

AIRBRUSHING SKILLS GUIDE: Jay Blakemore expands upon his introductory tutorials by exploring more advanced airbrushing techniques - here, he examines layering.

Airbrushing Part 1 - The Airbrush

AIRBRUSHING PART 1 In a highly useful instructional series, Jay Blakemore offers insightful tutorials on choosing and using airbrushes and compressors, based on his 40 years of experience. He begins with a look at the basics.

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Airbrushing Part 2 - Choosing and using

Having previously taken a first look at airbrushes and explaining some of their features, Jay Blakemore offers guidance on choosing the correct device for you.

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Airbrushing Part 3 - Under Pressure

AIRBRUSHING PART 3 - Under Pressure. By far the most important and costly piece of equipment a budding airbrush artist will buy is a compressor. Here, Jay Blakemore explains why, even armed with the best of airbrushes, good results will be difficult to obtain without an appropriate source of propulsion

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Airbrushing Part 4 - GETTING CONNECTED

Previously, Jay Blakemore looked at the many different options...

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Airbrushing Part 5 - Stripping for Action

AIRBRUSHING PART 5 - Stripping for Action: Just as every infantryman must learn to strip his weapon for cleaning, so must artists learn to dismantle their airbrush for the same purpose.

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Airbrushing Part 6 - Mastering Your Airbrush

AIRBRUSHING PART 6 - Mastering Your Airbrush: Having thoroughly cleaned our airbrush, it’s about time we started using it. In this penultimate tutorial Jay Blakemore explains the variables that must be considered when achieving a spray pattern: Paint mix (viscosity), air flow (pressure) and distance

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Airbrushing Part 7 - Help at Hand

AIRBRUSHING PART 7 - Help at Hand: In his final airbrushing article, Jay Blakemore examines available techniques and tools to aid your painting skills.