Side projects 2. (And counting)

Okay people, time to try how this thing REALLY works. 

Airbrushing is unknown area for me but that haven’t never stopped me, just slowed down little bit…

Getting started…

There was many things to do when I prepared this motorcycle helmet. Before you start painting, all “non-paint” areas must be covered. I was using masking tape and just normal copier paper.

  
Mixing paint…

This was the tricky part. Using airbrush paint thinner and metal paint was easy.. Mixing it up, that was hard… Paint has to be enough thin so it comes out from airbrush and it can’t be too thick… I can’t help you out anymore but after mixing paint it’s pretty much like regular milk… (Yup, trust me)…

Airbrushing the helmet…

I used just random skull stencil for outlines and started to paint.. Layer by layer, black, white, black etc.. And last round I made those shades.  

 

It’s enough good for first try, still I have no idea how that airbrush needs to be set but I think it comes in time…

What I learned…?

Many things… Paint mixing is really hard thing to do. Setting the airbrush is important if you want to have good steady paint flow. Covering those parts you don’t wanna paint and grinding of course. Can’t make good work if helmet is full of scrathes.. Sand blasting would probably be most effective way but I did i by sandpaper…

That’s all for now, thanks for your time… 

Paintbrushing…hmm..

finally bought that airbrush, there was probably cheapest version of the world and that suit well for my purposes.  $83 kit and there was: pencil airbrush, some piece of shit paint, plugs, adapters, two hoses, airgun, and of course that compressor. Next I payed a visit to local paint store and bough white and black metallic airbrushing paint $19 for can.. That’s it, now I’ve got the whole thing!

“TEST DRIVE”

No manual of course, googling and checking Youtube videos to see how this thing works. Paint thinner and paint to the mug and let’s go. First reaction was “wow!!” Works like a dream and compressor was quiet. Shading was natural and airbrush felt sharp and easy to use, cutting somekind flame stencil and helmet to the table. I wanted to do smoky ghost flames and had no idea what to do… Let’s find out!

Making of. . .

  

It turned pretty good and for the first time ever job I was satisfied. First white layers then black and it was ready. Approximately few hours to make this, not bad I think…

WHAT I LEARNED. . ?

About airbrush? Well sure I know now that this thing is pretty sharp to use, gotta start training to use it. Paint is very important, water based color was first try and pretty soon I realized that it won’t work with this.. It had to be different kinda stuff. I love this airbrushing already and just can’t wait next project…

To the next time. . . Ta Ta!

Side projects…

Skateboard deck and painting.

When you do creative work you’ll see that everything turns to something inside your wicked brains. I saw a skateboard at second hand store and it was cheap, I mean REALLY cheap, few dimes and it was a totally wreck. Long time I’ve been thinking: “what it would be like painting a sketeboard deck?”  Lets find out!

  
“Well heck, let’s give a try. . .”

I’ve done this kinda grinding/polishing some times somewhere so why not..? Old paint of and let’s get started. First problem was to find paint that don’t shine, blackboard paint was perfect and just the tone I was looking for…

  
“Okay, that actually worked… More you know!”

Next primer paint has to be “Bling Bling”… And in my garage I have found just perfect metal-silver spray can. Wait! I have to do some kind tape lines or it just looks stupid.. Couple lines here and there, random letter and triangle. Who actually cares, it’s just that primer. Let’s give a shot..

  
“Looks rad!!!”

Okay, primer looks solid, next it needs something big and good looking. Gunna go to shop now and buy airbrush… Never tried those before.. I’ll keep yall posted.

Side project two. . . Wood carving. . .

My grandmother brought this wood carving tool because she didn’t got any profer use for it. Well I sure do, old wooden cigar box where I keep my smokes and matches.. Let’s try that one for change.

  
“Buzz, buzz the machine goes. . .”

Hah, maybe this is not my thing… But hey, i’ve got some lines there tho. This carving stuff will have to wait for now, i’m going to buy that god damn airbrush!

I’ll keep you posted. . . 

“TO THE PAINT SHOP. . !”