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hauntedkimmy
03-23-2011, 06:54 PM
I got Allen's new airbrush video and decided to take the shiny new airbrush out of its box and finally run some paint thru it. OK.... I still have SOOOOO much to learn and need to play around alot more before I'm close to anything resembling good, but at least its a start!!


My extremely wound up tonight daughter was kind enough to sit still for a few minutes while I painted on her face and added some mud to her hair. I still have to learn how to get a finer line, but maybe that's my airbrush... I dunno. But I was brave and took the leap to paint something at least, LOL!

Allen H
03-23-2011, 07:54 PM
Great first attempt. Less air (can crimp the hose) and closer gets you a finer line. Looks like some practice and you will be good to go.
Allen H

piercemanor
03-24-2011, 08:56 AM
I too have broken out my old airbrush from last season and found some new teqniques from allen's dvd. that has to me the best $50 i've ever spent! And another cost cutter? Us at Arx Mortis have found that if we use a solution of acrilyc paint and waater, it looks just as good as the normal airbrush paint!

NightmareOnYourStreet
03-25-2011, 11:55 PM
Looks like i might need to pick up this dvd. I have his online document which has helped tremendously but a dvd never hurts

CatacombProductions
03-28-2011, 11:52 AM
And another cost cutter? Us at Arx Mortis have found that if we use a solution of acrilyc paint and waater, it looks just as good as the normal airbrush paint!

Great idea! Allen, you should include that in your next DVD. ;)

Seriously though, it is a fantastic DVD set.
We just had our first meeting, 3-25-11, with the majority of our haunt crew and I played disc 2 to give the actors an idea of what they were in for. THEY LOVED IT!

www.catacombproductions.com

hauntedkimmy
03-28-2011, 12:39 PM
I used the acrylic thinned with water too when I was playing around. My only concern was cracking after a few hours into the night...anyone know if that's an issue mixing it that way?

Ye, the DVD is great! Lots of inspiration!!! I can't wait to have some free time to play around some more with it, but soccer mom season has started, LOL!

And great idea to show the DVD to your cast...my daughter was jumpy when I did her face....possibly the setting was a little too strong or it just caught her her off guard, but that was tough to overcome. And I only have a single action airbrush so I wasn't able to acclimate her with just air and no paint. :(

freak 'n' stein
03-28-2011, 05:04 PM
I used the acrylic thinned with water too when I was playing around. My only concern was cracking after a few hours into the night...anyone know if that's an issue mixing it that way?


Last year, being my first year doing airbrush on myself, I used Mehron's liquid makeup from the Halloween store and cut that with an equal part water so it was liquid enough for the airbrush. I was worried the small bottles wouldn't be enough, but I SERIOUSLY used two drops of paint to two drops water & was able to cover my face doing a skull pattern. Still have plenty of paint left. I didn't have any problem with cracking and it didn't rain last season, so I didn't have to worry about my makeup running. It held up all night. I was reading somewhere on a different post where someone mixes the acrylic makeup with Ben Nye Final Seal. I'd be interested in trying the final seal with the liquid makeup!!

Cool Video I found online!
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Allen H
03-28-2011, 11:36 PM
For jumpy models it helps to start the air and paint far away and then move into their face. It really helps acclimate them.

hauntedkimmy
03-29-2011, 06:19 AM
I don't have a dual action so when my air starts so does my paint, so I have a line when I do that. LOL, I thought it was just her being a goof so I sprayed my own face and jumped.... LOL. There's gotta be a way to fix that....or maybe it just means another trip to ACMoore for a spankin new dual action one, LOL! Sounds great by me!!! :)

hauntedkimmy
03-29-2011, 06:19 AM
AWESOME skele airbrush video too...wowza cool!

piercemanor
03-29-2011, 09:38 AM
You get used to it, lol. And the paint wont crack. it basically goes on dry because it dries through the air. it gives an awesome effect!

krazedklownkilla
03-30-2011, 08:05 PM
I got all 4 of allens dvds and WOW these are great tools for haunts. Ive done a bit of airbrushing myself and with practice It will be no prob. to bang out 30 actors in 60 mins. THANKS ALLEN!!!!!!!

DeadManWalking
03-30-2011, 10:48 PM
The make-up people at Rocky Point would lightly tap you on the forehead right before triggering the airbrush. If you were going to flinch you did it on the tap and then were prepared for the air.

hauntedkimmy
03-31-2011, 06:05 AM
The make-up people at Rocky Point would lightly tap you on the forehead right before triggering the airbrush. If you were going to flinch you did it on the tap and then were prepared for the air.
Good idea, thanks!!! I'll hafta wrangle my daughter down again this weekend and try that!!! :)

Capt.Chaos
04-15-2011, 09:29 AM
Ok Kimmy. I think it looks good. i bought Allens DVD but have not broke out the airbrush yet. You have inspired me to make that my goal this weekend.

Chaos

hauntedkimmy
04-15-2011, 07:28 PM
Ok Kimmy. I think it looks good. i bought Allens DVD but have not broke out the airbrush yet. You have inspired me to make that my goal this weekend.

Chaos

Woo Hoo!!! Good for you! We bought the dual action one from Harbor Freight last weekend and I hope to play with that sometime this weekend! We are in soccer season for the kiddos though so not much time left to play with the airbrush. :(

Greg Chrise
04-16-2011, 01:46 AM
Do you have a dog or cat?

hauntedkimmy
04-16-2011, 07:23 AM
Do you have a dog or cat?Shhh, don't tell but I already airbrushed the dog. He needed more black spots.

Allen H
04-16-2011, 11:31 PM
One of the coolest things Ive ever done is airbrushed a skeleton onto a black horse, it was glow paint and when the rider went by on the horse in the nearby field it really looked like he was riding a skeleton. Really cool effect.

Greg Chrise
04-17-2011, 12:53 AM
That sounds pretty cool!