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Airbrushing poppers made easy


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#16 sparkleminnow

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 04:22 PM

I was looking to paint "soft" foam bodies. Is there any special technique to doing this? The foam is the kind like Rainy's sells. I think Spirit River sells soft foam popper bodies that are already airbrushed, so I know it can be done. I just don't know if there are any differences in painting this type of material from that of hard bodies.

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 05:12 PM

Thanks Steeldrifter, that was an awesome post, great information. I've had my airbrushing stuff put away for about 15 years. I used to air brush quite a bit. I remember it took much more time masking layers with Frisket paper, trimming with super fine X-acto knives and cleaning the brushed than actually spraying and painting. I have 6 Iwata HPC's and a quick connect coupling which allowed me to change paint colors without having to clean first. Just reading your informative post makes me want to get the box out of the garage. My wife is an amazing artist but does animals and flowers by brush. I had a real fondness for the look of air brush work. Thanks for re-kindling the urge to paint. I'm thinking about painting some brown trout in a stream. The skull you painted looks really cool, very nice work, bet your friend is real proud of his custom car.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 01:13 AM

Thanks Graham dig out the airbrushing equipment for sure, its really a neat hobby in itself.

sparkleminnow..i havent tried the soft bodies yet myself but i would imagine the same tech's would be applied to soft bodies as it would to the hard bodies.
Probably the only difference would be that the soft bodies may take a extra coat of paint as it would probably tend to absorb the paint more readily and might take a coat or two more to get the color as viberant as well as taking a bit longer to dry.


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#19 bass master

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:54 AM

I finally decided to try and paint some poppers with an airbrush. After  reading a post on airbrushing with sharpies, I looked into how much would it really cost for an airbrush?  So I ordered a cheap China airbrush kit off ebay. I have the compressor, so my cost is very low. I'm painting foam poppers, so I don't need an expensive set up. When all said and done. I might have $40 with the paint invested. I look for deals, And this kit gave you everything but the compressor. As I was reading up on-line the how to guides on airbrushing a popper. I found this old post. I wont need this big of a setup, but the info is good.



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 01:54 PM

Quite a good post to resurrect. Another string to Steve's bow I didn't know he had.
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