Soft spring

How to install a soft spring

A soft spring is a simple modification that you can install in the air valve of various Iwata airbrushes. You simply unscrew the small air-valve guide, remove the original spring and replace it with the new ‘soft spring’. What does a soft spring look like? Typical Iwata Eclipse HP-SB pictured to the right, on the…

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Airbrush Maintenance

Airbrush Maintenance

A quick video tutorial of the disassembly and re-assembly of a cheap airbrush, and how to lube it for correct future use. It’s Important to note that the 3 in 1 machine oil lube used in this video is absolutely not ideal for use in automotive applications as it is oil (perhaps silicone) based and may…

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Finished Piece

Baby Caiman!

A step by step of a full color, 5×7 inch baby crocodile as completed by Jeff Gardner AKA ‘Jagardn’. This fantastic little piece was created as a paint pal on the orange airbrush forum. The finished piece:   Paints: Createx IllustrationSurface: Schoellershammer 4G Illustration BoardAirbrush: Iwata HP-CH/Iwata CMC Plus/H&S Evolution AL PlusVarious Erasers(Electric-3 types, Hard/Soft Pencil Erasers, Kneeded,…

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Haasje's Lion

Realistic Lion by Haasje

A detailed step by step of a realistic lion as painted by resident airbrush artist ‘Haasje’ of the orange airbrush forum. See his website and facebook profile by following the links at the bottom of the page or read on to learn some of the cool techniques employed by this awesome artist. Board: 53x70cm Schoellershammer 4g Paint: E’tac…

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Print and Spray Reference

The German

This step by step runs through some of the processes, tricks and techniques used in ‘The German’ Step by Step tutorial. Iwata Micron CM-C5×7 Inch erasable boardCom-art Paints First I begin by printing out the Print and Spray package onto photo paper for a decent reference. As I’m  doing the image on a 5×7 inch…

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