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Airbrushing Flames #2



-Airbrushing Flames – Second Method-


Second Method – In this method we’ll use the “positive” mask image. (more…)

Airbrushing Flames #1



-Airbrushing Flames-

Courtesy of Jim’s Custom Rod Shop

First Method – We’ll begin with Jim’s step-by-step procedure for airbrushing flames using the “negative” image from the flame mask. (more…)

Paint Stands- Turntable


Paint Stand – Turntable

Turntable for Die-cast Painting by Mike Groothuis

Have you been looking for an effective way to paint your die-cast from all angles on a very tight budget? Here’s a simple solution. If you have about 4 bucks in your pocket, a dremel, a vise, a hammer, and a few extra screws lying around, this is easy to make. All in all, it takes about 45 minutes from start to finish.


Paint Stands- Wooden Dowel


Paint Stand – Wooden Dowel

Wooden Dowel Stands – These stands are only slightly more expensive and troublesome to make, but the rewards are astonishing! The first thing you’ll need to do is visit your local home improvement store (or lumber yard) and pick up the following:


Paint Stands- Coat Hanger


Paint Stand – Coat Hanger

There are several ways to go about making stands to place your customs upon for painting, but these are two of the more popular options.





Lacquers (General Info.)

The photo above shows a few different types of lacquer hobby paint. The jars are House of Kolor paint are from a local distributor’s one-ounce bottles. The spray cans on the right are from Testor’s and are “Dull Cote” & “Gloss Cote” lacquers respectively. But House of Kolor lacquers can be top-coated not only with lacquer clear coats, but also with enamel or urethane clear coats also! It is recommended that a urethane clear is used for best results. (more…)

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