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Introduction: Airbrush



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 ;) )

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    120 Discussions

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    Gailsy
    Gailsy

    4 years ago

    This is ingenious!

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    christianrupp666
    christianrupp666

    6 years ago

    what a bout a air pump from a fish tank

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    Dirruk
    Dirruk

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    jwgottabass
    jwgottabass

    5 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.

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    MarkWarwick
    MarkWarwick

    12 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.

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    rug
    rug

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 6

    can u use others?

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    TheFredCompany
    TheFredCompany

    Reply 9 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.

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    jtownsend4
    jtownsend4

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    TheFredCompany
    TheFredCompany

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    budforum
    budforum

    9 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/

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    sk8rforlife
    sk8rforlife

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ghicken
    ghicken

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    gbosbiker
    gbosbiker

    Reply 12 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

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 10 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...

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    Oorspronklikheid
    Oorspronklikheid

    Reply 10 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 :)