ATTACK A HAT: Australia’s Ergun Yassur to Teach at Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 6-10!

Radically take your airbrushing to the next level with a new, exciting, and money-making approach to airbrushing! Australia’s Ergun Yassur, of Tatts ‘N’ Caps, has agreed to reveal how he paints his world-renowned, coolest, and most sought-after caps or head-gear at the Las Vegas Airbrush Getaway, October 6-10, at the New Tropicana Hotel.  “I can’t tell you how honored and excited I am to participate in the Airbrush Getaway,” beamed Yassur. “Growing up in 1980s Melbourne I was introduced to hip-hop, in which I fell in love with graffiti art, and I have continued to paint, evolve, and perfect my Graffiti-type style ever since. My major influences, like Airbrush Action Magazine, have kept me motivated in T-shirt and fabric airbushing.”

In this exclusive and elite one-day class, Ergun will teach how to attack a hat, provide exercises for freehand lettering techniques, how to work in tight areas, advanced use of stencils, how to prepare a hat, use of tools to make any hat look brilliant, teach a variety of Yassur’s 30 top-selling designs, working with Createx’s Wicked Colors, and Iwata Airbrushes.

This intensive,Ergun1LO Ergun2LO Ergun4LO Ergun5LO all-hands-on one-day course will take place Monday, October 6 at the New Tropicana Hotel, from 9am to 5pm, or later.  Tuition: $195. Skill Level: Intermediate to Professional. For more information, or to register, please call 732-223-7878 or 800-876-2472 (this course is not yet available on www.airbrushaction.com).

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Killer Airbrush Q&A: Protecting Your Helmet

Anybody have experience with flex additives? I’m painting a skating helmet and want to make sure my paint doesn’t crack if it’s dropped by accident. Do they come in a rattle can? – Anonymous

A little spritz of spray-on clear won’t protect your work. The paint job on a skating helmet has to be tough enough to stand up to hard hits. That’s why the pros pour a small amount of liquid flex additive into their paint before they work. “I’ve used Elasto-O-Actif by Sikkens as a flex additive for years,” says hockey helmet painter Jason BartziokasOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, whose creations were seen on the ice at the Sochi Olympics this year. “I add 10 percent to both my clear coat and my primer.” Watch for new products on the horizon, too. One of the latest is Tamco’s Hi-Impact Clear, specially formulated for use on sports gear.

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Another Brilliant Mark Fredrickson Illustration for Mad Magazine! Seen Here Second!

Kim & Kanye’s Monster Marriage is Mad Magazine’s next cover illustrated by Mark Fredrickson. See more of Mark’s work at http://www.rappart.com/

 

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This Mad Magazine cover image was painted by illustration great Mark Fredrickson.

This Mad Magazine cover image was painted by illustration great Mark Fredrickson.

 

Troy Pierce’s Iwata and Createx Colors T-Shirt Airbrush Step-By-Step

The great Troy Pierce broke from his POWER PORTRAITS duties at the Orlando AIRBRUSH GETAWAY, May 5-9, to perform this demo in the AIRBRUSH MASTERY/T-SHIRT AIRBRUSHING class using  an Iwata airbrush and Createx/Wicked paints. Troy used the Iwata Eclipse HP-BCS bottom-feed airbrush for this demo, and the Iwata Eclipse HP-CS

Pierce applied this Terry Hill stencil with spray adhesive and airbrushed Wicked blue.

Pierce applied this Terry Hill stencil with spray adhesive and airbrushed Wicked blue.

Pierce then removed the stencil.

Pierce then removed the stencil.

The reveal.

The reveal.

Then, Troy airbrushed the same blue around the outer edge of the graphic.

Then, Troy airbrushed the same blue around the outer edge of the graphic.

Using the same color, stippling was accomplished by airbrushing onto the end of a clothes pin, thereby deflecting/bouncing the spray.

Using the same color, stippling was accomplished by airbrushing onto the end of a clothes pin, thereby deflecting/bouncing the spray.

Stippling continued. . . .

Stippling continued. . . .

Stippling complete.

Stippling complete.

Wicked Yellow was airbrushed.

Wicked Yellow was airbrushed.

The name in Wicked black.

The name in Wicked black.

The downstrokes were thickened.

The downstrokes were thickened.

Voila.

Voila.

A Wicked Violet drop shadow was applied lightly

A Wicked Violet drop shadow was applied lightly

Wicked Opaque Blue was used to accent the centers of the letters.

Wicked Opaque Blue was used to accent the centers of the letters.

Wicked White highlights were added to the letters, and the design was complete.  Even watching Troy airbrush this relatively simple design was still a big treat. His airbrush, teaching, and people skills are truly amazing.

Wicked White highlights were added to the letters, and the design was complete. Even watching Troy airbrush this relatively simple design was still a big treat. His airbrush, teaching, and people skills are truly amazing.

top-feed airbrush for  teaching, and people skills are truly amazing.


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KILLER AIRBRUSH Q&A: My Air Compressor’s Air Really Smells!

Q: I have the Terry Hill Silentair air compressor (6-gallon pancake model). Although I drain the compressor daily after every use, the air coming out smells. How do I fix that? I changed out all the moisture traps. I have a 25-foot air hose running from the air compressor to my manifold. The compressor and hose are at least 10 years old. I change the oil at least once a year. Could it be the compressor hose getting old and breaking down from the inside? Any suggestions?SilairCompressorSilairComp2

A: The smell is common to all silent air compressors and due mostly to the compressor overheating or running very hot. The smell is actually from the scorched oil, so I would suggest changing the oil as well as the air intake filter. Don’t use any other oil than the stuff from Silentaire. I’ve tried oils from other companies but Silentaire has the best. The compressor has a fan built in to cool it but I usually add a second fan to keep mine extra cool when I know I’ll be pushing the compressor hard.

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FREE VIDEO: HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT YOUR AIRBRUSH, OPTIMIZE YOUR AIRBRUSH’S PERFORMANCE with Terry Hill

Work faster, smarter, and more efficiently with a perfectly performing airbrush! Airbrush legend Terry Hill reveals how to maintain and troubleshoot your Iwata airbrush for maximum performance using Createx paints. Subjects include tip dry, clogged air hole, top- and bottom-feed airbrushes, how to protect your needle, why paint with a “bare” needle, tansparent vs opaque colors, and more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxC_8DLp7hs

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Glen Weisgerber’s Orlando Airbrush Getaway Panels

WeisgerberMagicLOWeisgerberMagic2LOWeisGuinessLOWeisLeather16LOWeisPanel2LO WeisPanel3LOThe following panels (and wallet and visor) were all painted by PINSTRIPING & LETTERING MASTERY instructor and legend Glen Weisgerber at the ORLANDO AIRBRUSH GETAWAY, May 5-9. Mr. Weisgerber was most generous by painting on many of the attendees’ smartphones, computers, wallets, lighters, etc, and working tirelessly late every day. A big thanks to Glen for his great efforts and class. To view free pinstriping demos by Glen Weisgerber, click on the following links:

Round-Hand Lettering: http://bit.ly/1gS7TOk

Single-Stroke Lettering or Funny Car Casual: http://bit.ly/1kbyJ8x

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AIRBRUSH KILLER Q&A: How is airbrushing done on black T-Shirts?

Generally textile airbrush paints, with the exception of white, are not opaque enough to stand out on dark fabrics. The most effective way to airbrush onto dark T-shirts is to spray a few layers of white paint for a base, wait for the paint to dry, and then apply the colors.

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KILLER AIRBRUSH Q&A: I have a compressor that has been running well for four years. Then it got hot and would not restart. A clicking noise could be heard when I tried to start it. I let it cool down and it started and cycled normally but would not build up pressure. What’s wrong?

A. First thing to do is check for air leaks. In this particular case, upon investigation, the questioner found that there was a crack in the moisture filter that allowed enough air to leak so that pressure would not build up. A new moisture filter solved that problem. Note: Silent compressors are protected by a thermal circuit breaker that will shut off the compressor when there is an electrical overload or if the pressure relief line and pressure relief valve in the pressure switch fail to unload the pressure in the pressure line from the compressor to the tank. It will click when it breaks the motor circuit and click when it makes the circuit.

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KILLER AIRBRUSH Q&A: What, if any, are the advantages to a multiple airbrush system for shirt airbrushing, where you have an airbrush for each color?

For optimal efficiency and results, a multiple airbrush system is the way to go, if you can afford it. Shirt artists usually spray as many as 14 colors in a 10- to 15-minute time span, and with a single gun system a lot of time is wasted in cleaning out one color for the next. The problem is further compounded by muddied colors if the previous color is not flushed thoroughly. With a multiple airbrush system, the time wasted in purifying colors is eliminated. Your colorAirbrushFleetLOs are always their most vibrant, and white, the most difficult color to keep pure with a single gun is always, well, white. Designs that normally take 15 minutes with a single gun, are reduced to 10 minutes or less with multiple guns. And saving even just five minutes per shirt can be significant. However, the major drawback is price. For a 12-gun setup, depending on the brand and type of airbrush used (double-action airbrushes with a medium spray nozzle are recommended), the cost can range between $920 and $1 800, including airbrushes, air hoses, and a manifold. But in shirt airbrushing, time is money, so the advantages of a multiple airbrush system justify the investment. Another disadvantage is maintenance. Needless to say, the more airbrushes used will magnify the burden of cleaning and clog prevention and troubleshooting. Therefore, a full-blown system is recommended for experienced airbrushers who are well versed in repairs and maintenance. A multiple gun arsenal can quickly become a nightmare for the novice. The next best consideration is a three-airbrush system, using one gun for white, one for black, and one for the rest of the colors. This will keep your white trouble-free and pure and your black from being a muddy influence on the other colors.

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