In this issue
COVER: MITCH KIM’s SKINSTRIPING By Mary D’Aloisio
Mitch Kim was striping a Harley for a friend one day in 2007, and a brilliant idea popped into existence. “It was kind of a fluke—my friend had this gal with him that was a topless dancer, so I made a joke.” Said Kim. “I was like, ‘Let me stripe your boobs, and let’s make a poster.’ Kim shares the finer points and pitfalls of pinstriping onto skin.
18. Multi-Layered Masks Uncovered By Scott Mackay
This how-to article reveals how to set a up a multi-layer mask that, once applied to the surface, won’t require re-masking or back-masking to complete the painting. This very efficient and productive way to paint will increase your turnaround time and result in a clean looking painting.
24. A New Hampshire Classic: Laconia Motorcycle Week
After years of Sturgis coverage in Airbrush Action, we decided it was time to give Laconia Motorcycle Week, the country’s oldest bike rally, a shot. Marking its 89th anniversary, this year’s nine-day New Hampshire event featured more than 200,000 motorcycles, hundreds of vendors offering shirts, food, bike gadgets, equipment, and accessories, swap meets, and events, including charity rides, drag races, bike judging, and more.
28. BLACK LIGHT PAINTING By Jeff Jackson
Black light painting is challenging, rewarding, and boasts spectacular results. Jackson demonstrates, step-by-step, how to paint a black light mural of the universe using simple techniques that make the process a breeze.
32. Secret Priesthood of Airbrush? By Bethany Duvall
A journalist goes undercover at an Airbrush Getaway to gain insight into the “mystery,” trends, and complex nuances of airbrushing, and the protocol of the airbrush community.
52. T-SHIRT TACTICS: CRAB ISLAND By Eddie Davis
Crab Island is a hot spot to anchor your boat and party with impunity. It’s also the inspiration for another great T-shirt design by Fort Walton Beach airbrush great Eddie Davis.
58. ALANGER 1/35th SCALE T-28 SOVIET MEDIUM TANK
By Patrick Brown & Bud Highleyman
In recent years, armor modelers have been blessed with a surge of relatively new manufacturers offering a wide scope of models, and the Soviet T-28 Model 1938 medium tank is one great example.
62. ANNUAL PROJECTOR BUYER’S GUIDE
If you wish to achieve perfect size and scale of an image in record time, opaque projectors are the way to go. Allow us to guide you through the models, features, and nuances of this very necessary equipment.
72. BETWEEN THE LINES: ENCORE! Self-Promotion Mailbox Part 2
By Jim Hetzler
Due to the overwhelming positive response to Jim Hetzler’s kustom mailbox featured in Airbrush Action’s May–June 2012 issue, we couldn’t resist showing another with added
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