A concise and informative introduction to airbrushing methods for modellers, which contains a number of useful, graded projects which enable the beginner to develop airbrushing skills. There are chapters that cover techniques for use with both scale and non-scale models and even full size custom cars. The book contains a great deal of information on types of airbrushes, sprayguns and their maintenance, plus useful discussions dealing with the different types of compressors used in airbrushing, how to choose or build a compressor and their safe use. Safety is always paramount with the author, with a chapter dedicated to health and safety considerations covering the use of a compressor, types of paint and dope, masks and respirators. He also explains the different materials that can be used in airbrushes and their application. This is a useful resource for a beginner to the art and techniques of airbrushing, providing a complete overview of the subject.
History of Airbrushes and Spray Guns. Basic Technology. Airbrushes. Spray Guns. Compressors. Building a Compressor. Materials. Health and Safety. Basic Practice Steps. Spraying Accessories. Spraying Techniques for Scale and Non-Scale Models. Customising Techniques for Full Size Cars. Special Techniques for Small Scale Models (1/72nd Plastic Kits and 00 Gauge Railways). Summary of Equipment. Useful Addresses.
Number Of Pages: 174
Published: 31st December 1984
Publisher: Special Interest Model Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.23