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Sailboard Art By Lee Seiler

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Airbrush art on sport equipment and vehicles has a long history. For many years, artists have been turning out lavish designs using enamels and auto acrylics on metal and fiberglass surface. With the invention of windsurfing, a new and interesting area for the airbrush artist materialized. As interest in custom fiberglass sailboards grew, so did […]

Airbrushing Model Horses By Clint Voris

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There is an entire cottage industry built around model horses. That’s good news for people like Clint Voris who has turned his former part-time hobby into a second job. He produces over 100 custom airbrushed model horses each year. Step 1 Start with a basic factory model horse. The two major manufacturers are Breyer and […]

Vince Goodeve Kustom Bowling Pin How To

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If you have ever wondered how to do a paint job on a curvy object requiring a completely masked surface, you are in luck. In this article, I’ll show you how to custom paint a bowling pin, but you can use these techniques for any other object you find difficult to tape up completely. These […]

Building Your Own T-Shirt Kiosk – Part 2

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Click here to read Part 1 In the first installment of this article, I walked you through figuring out the overall concept and design of a mall T-shirt airbrush kiosk. In the second part, we’ll continue following the kiosk through its construction, set up, and ultimate working location in a major shopping mall in Indianapolis, […]

Building Your Own T-Shirt Kiosk – Part 1

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In the last issue, Kent Lind highlighted the many choices available for artists operating T-shirt business, from mall kiosks to amusement parks to in-store setups. In a follow-up to that article, West Coast Airbrush’s Pat Gaines will take you through the process o f building your own mall kiosk in this special series. Over the […]

Laying Down the Line with Willis Dormer

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Like many other kustom painters and stripers working today, Dormer got his start in the 1970s. At the time, he was living in Whittier, California, “I actually knew nothing about pinstriping, “he says. “I had a friend who took an auto body and paint class in a junior college back in ’73. He got a […]

Wizard Pinstripes a PT Metamorphoses Headed for SEMA

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Once in awhile you get a call that’s really cool. I mean, beyond cool. Lynn Neiss, of Brut Manufacturing, Inc., Akron, Ohio, revealed that he converted a PT Cruiser into a pick-up truck. For the finishing touch, Lynn elected old-style pinstriping. Because the truck was being clearcoated, I chose House of Kolor urethanes. I have […]

Master Patterns Strokes & Foundations with Wizard

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Few things are as difficult to master as the brush-perfect straight line or the beautifully executed symmetry of two opposing arcs. How else can you get the satisfaction of perfecting your design on a ’40 Ford deck lid, knowing that you did this after much practice, discipline and sacrifice? Transfer tactics: Often beginners need assistance […]

Michael Cacy Renders The Illusion of Feathers

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A number of special techniques may be used when rendering feathers. Following is just one method that you may find useful in painting feathers or even fur. Before diving into a painting, which may involve a technique new to me (or present the opportunity of using a familiar technique in a previously unexplored manner), I […]

Fraser Skullmaster Series Screamin II

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  Used properly, stencils can effectively achieve continuity in a design and save you a lot of time.Used improperly, they can create some pretty nasty remedial designs. Next in the Skullmaster line is Screamin’ II, a sideprofile image that is similar in some respects to the Frontal II stencil. Step 1: Wanting color, mix up […]