Simple airbrush aids
I would like to share a few simple tips that you might find helpful during airbrushing.
Simple rig for holding small parts
Often pieces are too delicate to push into Blu-Tack or to hold using an alligator clips. This tool is easily made of polystyrene or wood and holds small parts using painters tape.
(A) Don’t make it too long as the tape will start ‘floating’ while airbrushing. The slots are just a bit deeper than the width of the tape (A1). Use a piece that is wide enough to leave some ‘meat’ after cutting the slots for some strength (A2).
(B) Cut a length of painters tape which goes through both slots, sticking to the underside of the tool and keeping the upper part nicely tight in place.
Two variations I made (the holes are to hang them off my ‘tools wall’):
I read this tip in a magazine, but find it so helpful I wanted to share it here.
Using dental brushes for cleaning your airbrush. They are cheap, small, made of plastic and can be used several times before discarding.