Ahh... smells like Pine Sol and Febreeze, so nice!
(Credit for the photo goes to the http://www.jobmix.com.br site)
So I've finally taken the plunge and invested in an airbrush setup. Right now it's a very simple setup, and should work fine to get started. Here's what I did purchase;
- "Master Airbrush Brand High Performance Multi-purpose Gravity Feed Dual-action Airbrush Kit with 6 Foot Hose and a Powerful 1/6hp Single Piston Quiet A"
- Badger Air-Brush Co Sotar 2020-2F
- Badger Air-Brush QD Coupler
- Iwata-Medea Airbrush Cleaner (8 oz.)
- Iwata-Medea Cleaning Station
- 2x 6 foot braided hoses
Enough about that though, let's talk about cool stuff. It's cool to have a $390 airbrush at a steal for $75, it's cool to have a little compressor humming along helping you paint. It's definitely not cool to huff atomized acrylics... So what to do? Make a airbrush "booth."
This, admittedly, I had not budgeted for, so I limited myself to $40. All of the project needed to fit into that budget. Here's the list of items from the local home improvement shop;
- Bathroom fan - super simple model, $13
- Bathroom vent kit - super simple wall vent model $14
- A 2x2' section of plywood (left over from my terrain board.)
- One spray can of white Rustoleum (left over from another project and optional)
- A medium size storage container $7
- Duct tape $1.50
Alright, so how does a fan kit, container, duct tape and paint come into play? Creatively and with a do-it-yourselfer attitude. Let's go, and remember: You're going to be working with sharp stuff, potentially dangerous things, do not screw around and come back with pictures of your hand messed up, your house on fire or whatever, this is a hack job, and it's a decent one, but it's also done with my years of working with power tools and sharp stuff. You've been warned, so adventure on if you dare, just don't blame me if it goes to hell in a hand basket please. ;) Ok, onward!
|So ugly, working on it!|
|All the pretty pieces|
|Remember the angle!|
|Like the driven snows of the wild back yards|
|Suck cannon engage!|
|Crafty jig saw fun|
|Rough top edge... Jigsaws don't like straight lines|
It's hard to get shots of the venting since it's all behind my desk, however the wife is pleased. There's just something on my desk, there's a plate that can come and go in the window occasionally and I'm a lot safer for not huffing acrylic laden air.
If you have more questions I'll be happy to answer them.
Bob Twyg-lla from This Old Blog signing off.