KustomBlog Recommended Artist Resources
I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can check what products I personally use on a daily basis.
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I use a wide variety of Airbrushes from several major brands. In Australia, Iwata is the most available brand and parts are competitively priced. That’s not to say that Badger and Harder & Steenbeck aren’t worth your hard earned dollars but when you need parts for your airbrush you can’t wait a few weeks for them to arrive (if you’re in the States, or the UK this is a totally different story) I absolutely love the Iwata brand and find they are extremely reliable and atomize beautifully.
I think I owe roughly 30+ Iwata airbrushes, but I find myself always coming back to the Kustom CS for it’s larger paint cup. Just having that slightly bigger cup size saves me 20 minutes here and there and at the end of week that’s a big deal.
All of the airbrushes I have available can be purchased directly from my store here: Shop
One-shot paints are amazing – period. An amazing range of colour’s, pearls, fluorescent poster paints and more. I love working with one shot because it’s so versatile and you can literally use it for almost any painting project. You can sign paint, pinstripe, spray and even airbrush with it. It was pretty hard to get your hands on One-Shot in here in Australia for a few years but nowadays there’s a few places that stock it in Melbourne and it’s extremely well priced. I find a small tin will generally last a few months (about $15 a tin) and last even longer if you store in using the bottles I mention in my blog.
I’ll be putting together a huge free resource about how to get started with pinstriping in the next few months so be sure to check back here every few weeks.
I’d also recommend anyone looking to get started with pinstriping purchase a small pinstriping kit with two or three colour’s and two or three mack brushes.
You can purchase One-Shot through the Store here: Shop
The high quality of Iwata’s airbrushes is clearly seen in everything Iwata put their hands to. Iwata spray guns offer high performance, industrial standard craftsmanship and very reasonable prices. I have a variety of spray guns that I use on a daily basis and I think Iwata does an excellent job of identifying when there’s a need in the kustom painting industry and filling that need. You can really notice the difference between a cheaper brand spray gun and the exceptional atomization of Iwata’s spray guns. I can really recommend Iwata without any hesitation, they are a very trusted reliable brand. Any questions let me know!
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Video Editing Software – Final Cut Pro
I’ve used a variety of accounting software over the years, from Kashoo, QuickBooks and MYOB (Australian branded). However, I think Xero is the top pick of the lot. When I first started out I made heaps of mistakes but the biggest one was not keeping good cash flow books. I really wish accounting software had the facilities back then that they do now because the ability to create invoices on the go and scan receipts so you don’t lose them is so handy. Xero now even lets you see what a customer opens your invoice! That’s something you can’t argue with! Go and check out Xero for free and if you do decide to sign up you’ll be helping out my channel.