Introduction: Airbrush

Picture of Airbrush

Step 1: Snout

Picture of Snout

cut cnout from old bootle

Step 2: Snout Tube

Picture of Snout Tube

glue tube, like this

Step 3: Paint Box

Picture of Paint Box

make paint box from plate box

Step 4: Body

Picture of Body

disassemble old pen, or marker and make 2-3 holes

Step 5: Folding

Picture of Folding

fold all together

Step 6: Finish

Picture of Finish

pour paint and enjoy, how this works, see video (sorry my English ;) )


Gailsy (author)2016-05-27

This is ingenious!

christianrupp666 (author)2014-01-16

what a bout a air pump from a fish tank

Dirruk (author)christianrupp6662016-03-20

my thought exactly. I want to make a drawbot like that

jwgottabass (author)2014-10-18

Awesome idea, have you done any complicated or involved projects with it we could maybe see a picture of? I would love to see what it's capabilities really are. But regardless, great work, and thanks for taking the time.

DEE5419 (author)2012-07-12

could you use it on skin. for tanning?

MarkWarwick (author)2008-01-10

What kind of paint do you use with the air-brush? Sorry if that's mentioned somewhere else, I didn't see it.

msolek (author)MarkWarwick2008-01-11

water paint

rug (author)msolek2011-01-02

can u use others?

TheFredCompany (author)rug2011-04-19

People tend to use watered-down acrylic paint (so it's the roughly the consistency of ink). Actually they don't water it down (although you could, and I do in my cheap airbrush) - they use paint thinner. Any paint should do as long as it's thin enough.

Never use paint thinner for acrylic, or other water-based, paints. Use only airbrush medium or water. There are also recipes for water-based thinners on the net if you want to whip up a batch.

I've always used water, but I'd heard that there were acrylic thinners you can buy. Never bothered myself because water's worked fine

budforum (author)2011-05-27

Hey, since you made this airbrush, and basically inspired me to design my own. Could you take a look at my airbrush and tell me what you think?

BladeRunner759 (author)2010-11-30

were did u get the tubes

sk8rforlife (author)2010-06-30

can you get the tubes seperate?

sk8rforlife (author)2010-06-30

This airbrush is awesome great job on it. I have one question. What paint do you use?

ghicken (author)2008-01-11

Instead of blowing on the end couldn't you attach a aquarium air pump to it?

gbosbiker (author)ghicken2008-01-16

that would work. a steady stream of air. and get those sprayers that have the mist, off, and steam settings to control the amount of paint. to make it even better you could add a throttle to the aquarium pump to control how much air is going through

yeah a throttle will only cost abou $0.1

ilpug (author)Oorspronklikheid2010-05-18

you could just hook an old light dimmer switch up to the aquarium pump to regulate the amount of power it puts out. i would also like to put something in that makes it so that you dont need to turn it off all the time just to stop painting... maybe you could put a valve on the airhose that would let the air flow out when you were not holding the paint trigger...

Oorspronklikheid (author)ilpug2010-06-15

or you can just use a small plastice valve found at pet shops to regulate the air output. It would cost less and be less bulky, it can be built into the air brush. As for a trigger you can always use a air gun. A air gun could in turn eliminate the need for a valve because itself is one :)

ilpug (author)2010-05-18

i will definetely try this, but just make it in standard sizes with some threaded parts to improve custimization. i have a small battery powered air pump that i bought at a junk shop for a buck. would work great for this. my mom wont let me buy one, but she will probably not care if i make one

KeepTheBrain (author)2010-03-20

nice one!

Neurotiker (author)2009-10-27

You're my hero.

scotty5108 (author)2009-10-26

i like the idea but i'm still not very sure i know how to make this

1300519 (author)2009-08-02

what are those two tubes? where did they come from?

sharlston (author)13005192009-10-19

i used tubes from a filter for a fishh tank

joezero (author)2009-09-03

This is like the little ones bought for model painting with the canned air. Testor I think is the name. A bicycle tire made for a great air supply for those and probably would for this too.

sk8erdude (author)2009-07-30

Ahh! i made 1 and it was awesome until thr pressure built up and the cap flew off and my face was painted red all day i looked like a homocidal maniac!!! LOL JK it's Awesome!

wow that sounds like a good day

xadevox (author)2009-07-12

i made one and it works fine with an air compresser

abc123abc (author)2009-06-28

what type of paint? where can i buy it? i know a store but wat store

abc123abc (author)2009-06-28

wat type of paint and where to buy it

Islmi (author)2009-05-29

I'm surprised I'm the first to comment. This is wonderful.

Magic Wade (author)2009-05-26

This is awesome. Brilliant.

pineapplenewton (author)2009-03-23

how dose this compare to "blow pens" referring to quality

they are pretty much the same depnding on how good u made yours

If you are referring to one powered by a person's lungs, the results from an airbrush would be more consistent, since it would depend on pressure supplied by a machine.

existing (author)2009-04-10

Could you hook this up to an aquarium pump?

meddler (author)2009-04-10

I found a bunch of old fishing baits at a rummage sale that need to be repainted. I didn't want to spend money I really don't have on an airbrush. This might serve very well. I will build this and try it out.

gunnyhanson (author)2009-03-16

Anybody serious at all about airbrushing would start with a mid-price actual airbrush and a compressor. This video didn't show him doing anything but splattering paint on a sheet or something.

hg341 (author)gunnyhanson2009-04-04

i would like to see you do better i like it 'cuz it is so damn creative...

Kaiven (author)2009-03-31

This would be perfect for the small things that I build!

MechEngineerMike (author)2009-03-31

this made me laugh because it is so creative. when i saw it i thought about adding airduster, but that would take away the fun of it. Perhaps a special stand or mouth piece plug to keep paint from drying inside or from tipping and spilling. good job

pinkhairkid (author)2009-03-28

I made one from designs off the top of my head its the same concept, but powered by a bike pump

space_thief (author)2008-01-19

could i power this up with a air compressor??

BLACKROD (author)space_thief2008-02-05

Only if you set your output psi low.

eskimojo (author)BLACKROD2008-11-16

I don't know about this thing, but the air-brush's that they sell do well around i think it was 50 psi, at least that's what we used during the haunt season for make-up.

wenpherd (author)2008-11-11

what type of paint do you use?

Valas Hune (author)2008-08-31

I think the idea behind this so it isn't hooked up to an air compressor, well correct me if i am wrong but aren't they very expensive pieces of equipment. instead of blowing it, what about hooking it up to a can of compressed air??? would need to make the attachment though.

junits15 (author)Valas Hune2008-10-27

thats depend on the compressor that u buy, u can get a very small one designed for a nailgun fro a quite reasonable price

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