Airbrushing and Spray Painting Manual


A complete guide to the art and techniques of airbrushing and spray painting. This book will be of immense value to all modellers.

ISBN: 978 085242 802 3
Author: Ian Peacock


A concise and informative introduction to airbrushing methods for modellers, which contains a number of useful, graded projects which enable the beginner to develop airbrushing skills. There are chapters that cover techniques for use with both scale and non-scale models and even full size custom cars.

The book contains a great deal of information on types of airbrushes, sprayguns and their maintenance, plus useful discussions dealing with the different types of compressors used in airbrushing, how to choose or build a compressor and their safe use.

Safety is always paramount with the author, with a chapter dedicated to health and safety considerations covering the use of a compressor, types of paint and dope, masks and respirators. He also explains the different materials that can be used in airbrushes and their application.

This is a useful resource for a beginner to the art and techniques of airbrushing, providing a complete overview of the subject.

Contents: History of Airbrushes and Spray Guns; Basic Technology; Airbrushes; Spray Guns; Compressors; Building a Compressor; Materials; Health and Safety; Basic Practice Steps; Spraying Accessories; Spraying Techniques for Scale and Non-Scale Models; Customising Techniques for Full Size Cars; Special Techniques for Small Scale Models (1/72nd Plastic Kits and 00 Gauge Railways); Summary of Equipment; Useful Addresses.

Originally published in 1984 by Argus Books Ltd
Special Interest Model Books edition published in 2002

210 x 148 mm
174 pages
138 black & white photographs
34 scale diagrams, graphs & line drawings