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Creating an "oily" effect using acrylic airbrush paints?

Are there any techniques that can be used to imitate an oily sheen on a surface using matt acrylic paints and an airbrush? I want to color the carapace on a large beetle shell that ranges from black\...
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How do I reassemble this generic airbrush based on the pictured parts?

Someone, trying to be helpful, dismantled a number airbrush so that the could be cleaned. The didn't take any notes on how the parts came apart and panicked when it came time to put them back together....
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How can I unstick my airbrush needle?

I have a Paasche VL airbrush that, up until a month ago, hadn't been used in about 30 years. I got a compressor and used it twice successfully for about a half hour each time. A booklet that came with ...
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Can I paint the silicone cover on an LED strip?

Is it possible to paint (or otherwise colour) the silicone cover on a continuous LED strip? If so, are there specific paints to use? I am running an LED strip along a wooden lamp I am making. The ...
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Can I stop paint drying in my airbrush nozzle if I leave it to stand for an extended period of time?

I want to paint using two airbrush containing different color paints and\or needle sizes. Swapping between them as required. If I leave one airbrush to sit for too long while I'm using the other the ...
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What purpose do these airbrush accessories serve and how does their use\effect differ?

What is the difference between these airbrush accessories in terms of how they would be used and the effect that they produce when spraying. Numbered 1 to 7 from top left to bottom right. I'm looking ...
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No paint coming through airbrush

I inherited a rather old Iwata Revolution a while ago, which should be a big step up from my much more basic one. However, after some initial success and then a break, I'm struggling to get it to work....
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Why do some artists leave the top off of their airbrush reservoir when painting?

The instruction videos from most airbrush manufacturers always show the dual-action gravity-fed airbrush being used with the tops firmly attached to their paint reservoirs, but many artists choose to ...
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Airbrush is spitting, uneven droplets of paint, can hear the air spluttering?

I'm a new airbrush user with my first generic brand airbrush for practicing with before I commit to a more expensive model. Recently my airbrush has started making a spluttering sound when I apply ...
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What do I need to buy to run an airbrush on this compressor?

I've used airbrushes before, but only in art classes, so I know very little about them beyond using them to paint with. This is the compressor that I already own. I'd rather not buy another as I don't ...
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Strange furry results with airbrush

I'm doing plastic models, started airbrushing recently, had a "toy" compressor, I was happy with it, but it broke, and I'm trying got this new one. But somehow I'm getting this result, a ...
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How to fix or remove a stuck cone shape airbrush nozzle

The issue happened to many airbrushes using cone shaped nozzles: badger 175. I tried putting it into fire and the freezer, but none of those methods worked.
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What kind of paper to use for airbrush practice?

I'm just getting started with an airbrush and I plan to spend some time practicing basic techniques (dots, straight lines, curves, etc.) using cheap acrylic paints which I will dilute down to airbrush ...
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How much noise does an airbrush compressor make?

I'm looking into buying an airbrush for miniature painting. For this I need a compressor. I would be using this in the house and would like to do so without the noise disturbing the rest of the family ...
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Can I use an airbrush inside?

I'm looking into buying an airbrush for painting miniatures, but one thing I can't figure out is if it's safe to use it inside and if I need to use any protection for breathing if I'm going to spray ...
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