Airbrush

81,079

391

120



Step 1: Snout

cut cnout from old bootle

Step 2: Snout Tube

glue tube, like this

Step 3: Paint Box

make paint box from plate box

Step 4: Body

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

Step 5: Folding

fold all together

Step 6: Finish

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

Share

    Recommendations

    • Big and Small Contest

      Big and Small Contest
    • First Time Author

      First Time Author
    • PCB Contest

      PCB Contest

    120 Discussions

    0
    None
    Gailsy

    2 years ago

    This is ingenious!

    0
    None
    jwgottabass

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    0
    None
    MarkWarwick

    10 years ago on Step 6

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

    5 replies
    0
    None
    TheFredCompanyrug

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 6

    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

    0
    None
    budforum

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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?
    https://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Airbrush-super-precise/

    IMAG0301.jpg
    0
    None
    sk8rforlife

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

    0
    None
    gbosbikerghicken

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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

    0
    None
    ilpugOorspronklikheid

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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...

    0
    None
    Oorspronklikheidilpug

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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 :)