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Ed Jones. Milton Keynes.

I am a complete novice when it comes to using an airbrush. So it was with some trepidation that I approached my first lesson with Jay. I need not have worried. He was very clear, made everything very simple and demystified the whole process. Most important lesson....get a compressor with a tank! First couple of hours was theory and talking through the equipment. But by the end of my first 4 hour lesson I was able to spray lines and circles and really felt I had a good grasp on the basics of how to operate the equipment. Practice makes perfect and I will be back for more lessons as soon as time and funds allow. His collection of models serve as a great inspiration to learn more and the biscuits were good too! Thanks Jay.


Michael Gidlow. Coventry

I have done the starter airbrush lesson which I found very useful. Jay split the lesson into 2 halves for me as I am getting older and holding concentration for 4 hours is a little difficult. The course was excellent, covering all the basics including the important clean up. For the 2nd session I had bought a new airbrush with the discount he arranged. This was better than the Aztec I started with. The course covered basic spray techniques and we got good results on the rail wagon I brought as a test piece. I will return for a further lesson to cover weathering and final finish when I have practised what he taught. If you want more individual weathering on rail rolling stock have a word with Jay after looking at his work.

Martin Turner. Derbyshire.

wanted to drop you an email with my appreciation for your recent airbrush tutorials in Scale Aviation Modeller International, which I found very interesting and informative.  Having made the decision to take up the hobby again I was searching for an airbrushing course when I came across your article. It was the last magazine in the shop, and I immediately purchased it and all the back issues. 

Paul Wheelerist. Oxfordshire.

Great lesson, thanks. I now have a much clearer idea of what I should be doing with the airbrush. Subtle layers, careful finger control & compressor control.

Tony Little. Swindon.

I have some basic airbrush skills but wanted to 'up my game' on the appearance of my finished models. Jay led me by the hand through techniques that produced the results I hope to achieve and showed how, relatively, simple they are. Thank you Jay and I hope my future models will reflect your techniques and instruction to both of our satisfaction. A half day well worth spending and a thorough recommendation for any one either starting out with an airbrush, or seeking to develop their skills.

Steve Wall. Shropshire

I just want to say your method of teaching is perfect (for me anyway). I came away happy, confident, and very much inspired and that doesn’t happen very often believe me. I felt very relaxed and those four hours flew by. Most importantly I learnt an awful lot from just a basic first lesson. I will be back for further tutorials in the new year. 

Tim Day. Worcestershire.

I had an advanced airbrush lesson and was very impressed. I was in contact with Jay for some weeks before the lesson to discuss with him what I wanted out of it. The lesson was well structured and progressed at my pace. Jay discussed, demonstrated and taught some very useful skills, some of which I had not come across before in the modelling publications I have read. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learnt and can highly recommend Jay's airbrush lessons.

Keith Allinson. Herefordshire

Thank you for what was a highly informative four hour workshop. I especially enjoyed the two hours spent on figure painting. You've really helped fill some gaps in my knowledge and given me the the tools and confidence to broaden my modelling to include aircraft as well as the AFV's I have been making for the last few years. I plan to practice the airbrush techniques and to return to you in early December if I may to review and hopefully progress into more advanced techniques.

Christian. Manchester.

Wow and double wow! I'm over the moon with this commission, the model looks wonderful. Without a doubt the best Tornado model I've seen anywhere. (Commission: 1/48 Revell Tornado. Photographs of finished model unavailable).

Danny Herbert. Leicestershire. 

My partner bought me an airbrush lesson token from Jay's website as I have had little success using my quite expensive Harder & Steinbeck airbrush, which I have had for about 10 years. Jay and I agreed to treat my lesson as a novice session, and I could not be more pleased with the results. Jay skipped over some of the mechanical basics which I already knew, though equally there were things I was getting wrong having taken bad advice from online groups which he was able to correct. By the end of our time together I was trying a technique for pre-shading on models which I am ready to start using on my D&D miniatures. Ultimately, the time I spent in his studio left me feeling that I now know what to look for when I next pick up my airbrush. So I look forward to a repeat session at some point when I’ve made some progress.

Malcolm. Northampton.

Wow! Absolutely amazing! I love the detail in the finish, so impressive. Thank you so much.

(Commission: 1/32nd Fly Model's Hawker Hurricane MK.1).

Dave Godbold. Derbyshire

I needed to source some tuition as my airbrushing results were poor. Jay immediately put me at my ease as, over a coffee, we discussed what I required from our session. When in his workshop we went through everything we had discussed plus more as and when required. Jay is obviously extremely talented and is a great communicator. Everything was paced without rushing and my technique improved straight away as Jay could see immediately where I was going wrong. In all I was very impressed and can hopefully begin to make great improvements going forward. Many thanks. 


Karon Crawford. Kettering

As someone completely new to airbrushing I wanted to find a course that took me from the very basics, and I was reluctant to sign up for a 2-3 day course in case I didn't enjoy using the equipment. I'm so glad I contacted Jay. The first part of the lesson on airbrush and compressor anatomy was invaluable, and Jay had a whole range of different types to try. I had plenty of opportunity to use an airbrush throughout the four hours, and because Jay's teaching style was so relaxed I felt able to ask many questions. He was able to pick up on any issues I was having immediately and I came away with a much clearer idea of the skills I would require going forward. I intend to paint on leather, motorbike helmets and bike tanks, and although Jay usually works with modellers, his sessions are perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to airbrush. Thanks Jay!

Jonathan Denton. Sheffield

I have been modelling since a youth, and while I am satisfied with the standard of my brush painting, I have wanted to try airbrushing for some time. Watching lots of conflicting videos on-line left me dazed and confused, and the four-hour beginners airbrush lesson token my wife bought me for Christmas proved the perfect antidote. Through his very clear explanations and demonstrations Jay busted many of the airbrushing myths and left me with a much better idea of the subject. The four hours flew by and were thoroughly enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend a lesson, whether and beginner or experienced.  

Ariana piani. Warwick

I am so glad I did a half-day lesson with Jay. I paint Warhammer 40k and board game miniatures and recently bought myself an airbrush without having any real idea of how to use it! Jay started from the beginning; teaching me about the various types of equipment, maintenance and options. He was patient with my constant questions and he adapted the topics and the pace to suit. When we moved on to using the airbrush and practicing techniques, he really put me at my ease and the various exercises we did helped me to understand more about how the airbrush works and how it can be used. Jay was really personable and easy to talk to: his studio was an inspiration both in equipment and layout but also in his cabinets of beautifully painted miniatures. The time flew by and I am excited to start my painting journey with everything I have learnt!



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