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┬ácheap 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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Compressors!

There are hundreds of different compressors on the market, all suitable for different types of airbrushing. This article deals with the best types of compressors for freehand airbrushing. The compressor can easy become the most expensive item on your airbrushing set up list. There is a vast range and many compressors which claim to be…

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How to Set Up an Airbrush Space!

What is required to have a complete airbrushing space setup and detailing what equipment you need, with some examples of different airbrush spaces and what people work with. There are four main requirements in order to be able to airbrush: An airbrush paints compressor somewhere to do it The biggest factor here is setting up…

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Airbrush a Space Scene

An airbrush tutorial demonstrating how to paint a space scene through effective use of translucent airbrush paints and white. For this tutorial I will be demonstrating a constructive use for transparent (or translucent) paints and how to effectively implement them. Space scenes are relatively simple to create from scratch, however you can easily follow a…

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