Archives for April 2015

LEARN to AIRBRUSH KILLER SKULLS from ROD FUCHS & ROB CHURCHILL at the ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY!

LEARN IN PERSON & HANDS-ON FROM THE MASTERS.
ATTEND THE ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY, May 4-8, at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld.

CREATNG KILLER SKULLS will show you how to make stock, modified, & hybrid skulls stand above the rest with form, dimension shape, & personality. In this all hands-on class YOU’LL LEARN:
*How to render eye sockets, teeth, nasal area & other trouble spots
*How to render a skull’s features correctly & dynamically
*How to work on multiple surfaces
*How to render amazing bone texture
*Morphing real skulls into dynamic characters
*How to add horns, armor, jewelry, ornamentation, & much more!

Thousands of dollars in door prizes offered!!

WORLD’S BEST AIRBRUSH WORKSHOP PROGRAM. PERIOD. For more information, or to register, call 732-223-7878 or 800-876-2472, or go to http://www.airbrushaction.com/airbrush-getaway-workshops. Best airbrush workshops since 1988!

GROUP, MILITARY, & COUPLES DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE BY PHONE!

Please book your hotel reservation at the WESTGATE RESORTS

Rod Fuchs is one of the world's best skull artists.

Rod Fuchs is one of the world’s best skull artists.

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AIRBRUSH ACTION’S 8TH LIVE WEBHAT TONIGHT!

Airbrush Action publisher, Cliff Stieglitz (pictured) founded Airbrush Action 30 years ago.

Airbrush Action publisher, Cliff Stieglitz (pictured) founded Airbrush Action 30 years ago.

Airbrush Action's Live WebChat Tonight!Join us live tonight, April 23, at 7pm EDT with special guest Glen Weisgerber, and hosts Javier Soto, Jonathan Pantaleon, and Airbrush Action publisher Cliff Stieglitz. A wrap-up of the Austin Art Circus with pics, and a 30-year retrospective of Airbrush Action, and many other topics will be covered. Please call with your questions and comments: 732-582-4774

CLICK HERE TO JOIN: https://livestream.com/accounts/9959295/events/3991463
CALL-IN NUMBER: 732-582-4774

DON’T MISS this great opportunity to talk to world-class artists, gain great top pro tips & tricks, and “HEARD-IT-HERE-FIRST” news.

Illustration of Airbrush Action publisher Cliff Stieglitz by Jerry Lofaro.

PPG SPONSORS RESTORATION SEMINAR FOR CUSTOM CAR BUILDERS

PPGSTRONGSVILLE, Ohio – April 1, 2015 PPG Automotive Refinish held an automotive custom restoration seminar at the company’s Wixom, Mich., Business Development Center March 9–11. The three-day event, part of a series of PPG custom training classes, provided instruction in PPG processes and products for successfully prepping and painting automotive restoration projects.

Event registration drew professional custom builders, hobbyists and vocational technology students from across the country. Several notable custom car world celebrities also attended. These included Charley Hutton of Charley Hutton’s Color Studio, Nampa, Idaho; Randy Borchering of Painthouse, Cypress, Texas; Ryan Korek of Korek Designs, New Berlin, Pa., and the paint team from Detroit Speed, Inc., Mooresville, N.C.

“This was a great experience for everyone,” said Jeff Matauch, Business Development Center manager. “Everybody wanted to hear about the latest PPG painting techniques and products. Even the most accomplished painters like Hutton and Borchering were eager to learn from us—and from each other. We know there’s demand for custom restoration, and we hope to develop more of these seminars in the near future.

Instruction over the three days covered surface preparation and undercoats, topcoats and clearcoats. While many of PPG’s refinish products were discussed, the workshop focused on the popular VIBRANCE COLLECTION® custom paint finishes and its many colors, micas, pigments and special effects that give painters exceptional latitude in creating dramatic paint schemes. To ensure their versatility, Vibrance Collection offerings have been carefully crafted to work seamlessly with all PPG premium quality solvent and waterborne topcoat systems.

Seminar attendees received copies of PPG’s new Custom Restoration Guide. The guide presents details of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for custom builders and restorations. Randy Cremeans, PPG director of marketing, collision segment USCA, worked with industry experts such as Matauch, PPG master painter Paul Stoll, the Roadster Shop crew in Chicago and others to create a guide that would share with customers practical real-world insights into the restoration process. Regardless of what vehicle or vehicle substrate is being worked on, the Custom Restoration Guide outlines PPG’s recommended process for successful surface prepping and painting. The guide documents the multiple procedures involved in custom restorations and addresses everything from stripping a substrate to color identification and the application of the paint. The Custom Restoration Guide is available online at the PPG website and may be viewed or downloaded free of charge. Anyone interested in vehicle restoration is invited to the site.

To learn more about PPG custom training classes, the Vibrance Collection and other PPG refinish products, call (800) 647-6050 or visit www.ppgrefinish.com.