Man shoots a gun


Man getting hit and shooting

So, you are a make-up artist for film or stage shows. You know you are the unsung hero that breathe life into the characters in any show. In fact, much of the entire filmmaking process is fully dependent on  miracle workers like yourself  to turn the script into a reality. Your creativity and eye for illusion will help the director creating the production, but also assist the actor to adapt the role.

The film industry continues to explore new techniques to create scenes as close to reality as possible. In today’s productions, it is a must to know how to add dramatic action sequences to keep audiences riveted to the drama and action. Special make-up effects are sometimes used to add fake wounds, blood shots to actors. Bringing the director’s vision into reality in a challenging environment of the film set, or on stage is a difficult task. However, there is a new tool that will help you achieving these effects and keep you ahead of the crowd. Now, you can incorporate the work previously only done by the special effects people – in your own special effects make-up arsenal. And you can charge extra money for it too.

Let’s face it, preparing an explosive squib is expensive and frustrating at best. I know from my own experience as I have been rigging thousands of simulated bullet hits for both stage and movies.
You probably know that nothing beats that appalause from the movie crew for a well executed shootout scene, or the reactions of he audience in the movie theatre, but there is a lot of planning behind a sucessfully and safely executed hit.

But not anymore. And now anyone can do it too!

Air Squib Head Shot
Air Squib package

What would you say if I could show you a unit that would make your life much easier? Something that is really safe, silent and allows you to travel anywhere at a moments notice. And would still look real?

With this unit, you can shoot in rural areas at nighttime, and you won’t scare kids, animals or neigbors. If producers didn’t already love you, now your chances have greatly improved!

The air squib is a simple radio controlled equipment that allows you to simply “shooting” actors in action sequences on film, or on stage. Retakes are fast and easy to rig too! The Air Squib allows you to focus of the tricky stuff instead. You know – preparing the actor’s makeup for the HD camera and test the black eye and similar. Here, every minute detail is visible, and the work needs to be impeccable and meticulous. You need to be detail-oriented and take the initiative to master complex makeup techniques. Staying updated on new and innovative makeup will save you a lot of troubles and will make you stay ahead of competitors. New breaktroughs will expand your skill and upgrade your CV.  The Air Squib is indeed a tried and tested tool for makeup artists in productions previously relying on pyrotechnic effects technicians to recreate bullet hits.


The air squib works nice and safe.
Is also easy to rig in short time and re-set.
Testimonial Desmond Teng
Desmond Teng
Stunt and Fight Director
Nice! Great spray!
Aaron Preusse
Stunt Coordinator
It's a great toy I must say, easy to work with and good to have on film set. I am really happy with my purchase.
Testimonial Darius
Darius Cicėnas
Special Effects Technician
Air Squib inventor

Myself, I am a professional special effects technician and I have worked on several productions – from big hollywood movies like The Abyss, Poltergeist 2, Big trouble in Little China, and to the blood-rich Friday the 13th.  But is was during the production of UHF with ”Weird Al” assisting in the rigging of hundreds of exploding squibs that I felt there had to be a safer way of rigging bullet hits for non-effects technicians.

In the parodic “Ghandi II”-scene, we brought in dozens of stunt people to enormous cost. I felt there just HAD to be a safer way to create bullet hit effects without dangerous exploding squibs. A solution that could be used by people that had never rigged a bullet hit before.

After many calls from people wanting to recreate bullet hits, but found it was prohibitly expensive to fly me out on location for a stage show or indie production that I really knew something had to be done. It took me 20 years to come up with a solution safe, quick and easy enough for anyone enough to use, for me to launch it.

Special Effects Academy nominee “Thaine Morris” really liked it too. And he should know as he has manufactured exploding squibs for decades!  I was overjoyed with his approval, and he was my first reseller! And still my best!

But, don’t take my word for it. Listen to what other professionals have to say on the video to the right.

"It's a life saver!
Every FX specialist must have one in their kit"
Testimonial Thaine Morris
Thaine Morris
FX Specialist

Working on simulated injuries and beauty makeup on set or behind the stage sometimes means that you have to meet “impossible” deadlines, accomodate for overnight changes in the script and deal with general panic going on at the location. As your attitude often affects the actor’s mood (you’r the last one meeting him/her before showtime), you must often keep your cool, even under extreme pressure. Add to that difficult directors and angry producers sometimes pushing feelings to the limit.

In such situations, a tool like the Air Squib is great to have in your make-up toolbox. You will behave and look like a professional problem-solver and you will love hearing the applause and cheer from the crew as you fire your first bullet hit in the actor. The Air Squib is a great tool for you – whether you are an aspiring makeup artist or a senior professional with years of experience. You will simply love the user-friendly properties and how it will affect your reputation in the make-up field!

This is the advantages compared to your competitors, you will have when you purchase the air squib kit:

  • Safety! No explosives, just low pressure air power
  • Freedom to quickly rig silent bloody bullet hit effect on people
  • Full push-button control by you when hit appears, allowing actors to focus on acting alone
  • Freedom to travel anywhere not needing special arrangements
  • Great economy as each hit only cost pennies to refill
  • Peace of mind that the air squib does not even damage the shirt
  • Freedom to create action anytime, anywhere

Today, more than 400 units are in use around the world. The Air Squib is the safest and fastest method of adding a bullet hit in any production. In fact, it is so dependable and durable that it is even used by NATO-forces and other military forces to train first aid and surgeons in the field.

When you order the classic air squib it will be shipped by air mail and expect the package to arrive in 15 working days.

The air squib kit is packed in a foam-lined, durable plastic pistol case equipped with padlock loops. The interior dimensions are 16.25 X 5.75x 11.32 and hold an air pump, a receiver with belt loops, belt, filler syringes, tubings, nozzles, tape pads, a box for accessories and a radio control transmitter to activate the receiver. The weight of the case with kit is 3,2 kilos or 7 pounds.

When clicking the purchase button, you will be taken to the PayPal-page accepting payment via major credit cards or directly from your PayPal account.

To the kit you receive – just add the following:

  • 1 battery 12 volt 23a for transmitter
  • 2 pcs batteries 9 volt PPT3 for receiver
  • Stage blood or food color (we recommend ”’McCormick, RED”) – both diluted with water.

NOTE our FREE offer of professional stage blood below!

air-squib batteries



No need for explosive license.


No loud noises. Great for "scared" actors.


Minimal weight on the shirt. Easy to hide.


You can use it how many times you want.


No need for special effects people.


No damage on
your clothes.


Powered with
regular air.



Still not convinced to purchase your own great tool for future action productions? Then let me tell you timing has NEVER been better. Just look at these special offers for make-up artists! 


We include a FREE hand, blood pump for you to simulate a slowly pumping artery wound. And this is the BEST pump we have EVER seen! It allows you to  recreate a lifelike simulated pulsating that works great with the nozzles in the kit. A special valve and outlet let’s you pump thick, viscous liquid, previosly not possible to pump. Slow down the pump speed to simulate a weaker pulse. Also works great with monster saliva and other thick liquids!


To top up this offer, and honoring over 400 sold units we are for a limited time adding a bottle of FREE stage blood in the classic kit. Mix with water to make 20 oz (400 ml) of blood red liquid, ready to shoot between the fibers of any standard shirt etc. Buy now, to make sure you get this great offer! You will thank yourself a year from now for acting today!

 Note: Offers ONLY last for 50 units, or until we have sold kit number 450!

Blood Pump


The Air Squib is made from the best materials and is thus used by professionals in movie-, TV-, and stage productions, live events, injury simulation, military first aid training and has an excellent track record. The Air Squib is backed with a 180 day warranty against faulty workmanship.

Adding the Air Squib to your professional makeup kit will increase your value as a professional, especially if you plan to grow as a make-up artist and add new skills to your CV. Get it now!