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  1. Static: Issues with sun bleaching. any tips???

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    Most of my props are hand painted or airbrushed, so I spend lots of time on the details. I use several different materials, latex, plaster, styrofoam, cloth, etc. depending on what I'm making. I make them mainly for outdoor display so I need the colors to hold out for as long as possible. I know...
  2. Static: Which Airbrush compressor would be best for me?

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    I've always hand painted my more detailed pieces & props but I've decided to switch to airbrushing. I think it will be a better fit for me. I design & build static art & props. Most are displayed outdoors at some point so I have to make sure they are fairly sturdy without sacrificing any detail...
  3. Static: How to make wood look like metal or rusting metal

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    How to make wood look like metal or rusting metal (update with finished pictures) I need some help from some of the experts on here! I have built a wood cage for my 2014 haunt. I am trying to make it look like it is metal or rusting metal. Ultimately, it will be in a dark location, so I...
  4. Static: New Cemetery sign....

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    been working on this sign for a while. I made it from foam. It's not up yet and I will have to add pictures later of it fully assembled, but thought I would share none the less. It still needs a good tea staining though..... Oh yeah, it's 18 feet wide, so shes a big one!
  5. Other: Porcelain Dolls HELP!!

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    Has anyone added extra creepiness to porcelain dolls? I'm looking to crack & paint them up, any recommendations or photos of yours done-up?? I plan on hanging a few from nooses as well ;-)
  6. Other: Airbrushing help

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    Well today I stepped up into the world of airbrushes via a 40% off coupon I had for hobby lobby. I landed up buying a iwata neo siphon feed dual action airbrush which was $74.99. My wife then made a sperate purchase of a 10 foot iwata air line$25 for me with another 40% coupon so in the end we...
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