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New book alert: Modelers can learn how to airbrush like pros!

How to Use an Airbrush: Second Edition presents 12 projects that address a wide range of painting challenges.
By Julie Sudoma
Published: October 31, 2008
How to use an airbrush
WAUKESHA, Wis. -- In his newly revised book, How to Use an Airbrush: Second Edition, author and veteran modeler Robert Downie instructs readers how to airbrush their models like professionals. It serves as a helpful guide to painting, troubleshooting, and enhancing airbrush finishes.

Readers will learn how to select the proper tools, avoid and correct paint problems, apply custom paint schemes, and much more. A gallery of tips from 15 master modelers, more than 200 step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, and paint projects for every skill level will help readers elevate the appearance of their models through airbrushing.

"Bob's book covers everything from the nuts-and-bolts basics to advanced airbrushing techniques. It's a must-have book for anyone who wants to build better models."
- Matt Usher, FineScale Modeler editor

Author Robert Downie is an experienced modeler who has spent more than 20 years with advanced airbrushing techniques. His show-stopping finishes have won numerous Best Paint awards in competitions, including a Best Paint/Finish award at the 1997 GSL International Model Car Championship. A frequent contributor to Scale Auto magazine, he is a professional industrial designer with his own design and illustration firm in Atlanta.

How to Use an Airbrush: Second Edition is available in bookstores and direct from Kalmbach Publishing Co. for $21.95. To order the book direct, call (800) 533-6644, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Time or visit
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