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In this issue
18. Ryno’s Lucky FX, A Step-By-Step
Stencil mania abounds as reality TV star and bonafied automotive custom painter Ryno demonstrates, step-by-step, the finer points of Lucky FX, his new stencil from Artool.
22. Fusion Koi By Scott Mackay
Mr. Mackay deftly demonstrates the integration of vinyl and paint to render striking images with enhanced efficiency and speed.
26. Chor-Boogie: Aerosol Virtuoso By Jodi Lee Reifer
No doubt, anyone who seriously considers Chor Boogie’s riotously vibrant paintings would have trouble characterizing them as graffiti. Certainly not vandalism. For starters, they are legally executed and often commissioned. Boogie, who has painted large-scale murals in spaces from Xi’an to Vista, California, is quick to note he does not paint “graffiti”—even when his work appears on public walls.
34. Stylized Thruster: Hydro Shock By Eddie Davis
The practice of decorating surfboards has been around since the first Polynesians began riding waves on wooden planks made of Koa wood. Today’s surfboard is much lighter, more performance-oriented, and waterproof. So, begs the question, how do we airbrush a waterproof object with waterbased paint?
40. AIRBRUSHING A LEATHER Bomber JACKET By Luc Boivin
Luc Boivin demonstrates the finer points of airbrushing and clearing a leather flight jacket in the spirit and motif of World War II with water-based colors.
52. REVVED-UP! By Jon
Revved-Up not only describes this delicious pin-up by Jon Hul, but the artist’s insatiable energy and unstoppable quest to produce art. Mr. Hul’s narration is a must for pin-up fanatics and aspiring artists.
58. 1984 Lakenheath Vark Hobby Boss By Brandon Dodge
The F-111 Aardvark was the first aircraft produced by the United States with a variable swept-wing design, and was developed to fulfill capabilities needed by the Air Force and the Navy. The F-111 served in Vietnam, Libya, and Operation Desert Storm. In this detailed step-by-step by Brandon Dodge, master modeler, a 1/48th-scale F-111D/E Aardvark is painted.
62. Stencils, Up-Selling & Walk-Aways By Tom Griener
In this crazy, volatile, and mostly down economy, T-shirt artists desperately need to discover new ways to generate sales. Stencils are a great way to establish an edge because they accelerate production, produce clean designs, and assure consistency.
74. Pinstriping a Mailbox with Flames By Jim Hetzler
Every Spring pinstripe master Jim Hetzler introduces a new promotional gimmick for show-and-tell at car and motorcycle shows. This year’s surface du jour are ABS plastic motorcycle tank mail boxes.
82. Tiny Bubbles By Kirk Lybecker
Bubbles regurgitating into an airbrush’s color cup or bottle occurs when air and paint mix at the point slightly in front of the nozzle. Needless to say, if there’s any gap in the paint system, air is going to find it, and it’s Mr. Lybecker’s job to tell you how to diagnose, fix, and prevent it.