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Buying an airbrush

Postby SuperMitch » Fri May 11, 2012 8:42 am

Question for the experts: what brand would you recommend?
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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby Octavius_Augustus » Fri May 11, 2012 12:04 pm

i'm not an expert but i use a badger renegade krome. its pretty awesome. its a dual action trigger which i would recommend, it means that u can control air flow and paint flow simultaneously. its pretty up there in price, like 120, but its worth it imo. badger has great products all around. if u get an airbrush get some airbrush lubricant as well keep the mechanisms nice and smooth. also in terms of air compressors iwata has great ones. u want to get one with a regulator so u can adjust the psi easily.
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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby deFl0 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:31 pm

I use an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS, I also use the GW spray gun (which is actually a badger). I've had the iwata for about 2 years now and I love it. It's pretty easy to clean, and I've found it easy to get replacement parts.

http://www.iwata-medea.com/index.php/products/hp_cs

All that said, I like having a spray gun with a siphon fed cup for base coating armies. The clean up is easier, the spay nozzle is wider and you have a big cup size so for custom colors you don;t need to remix to often.

For smaller stuff I use the Iwata. I really think for minitatures you should go dual action gravity fed with somewhere abound a .35mm nozzle. This gives you the flexabilty of fire detail or high paint flow.

Finally, make sure you

As for a compressor if have an iwata smart jet. I like it because it is crazy quiet and powerful. It's honestly so quiet I forget it's on somethimes....

http://www.iwata-medea.com/index.php/products/smart_jet
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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby deFl0 » Fri May 11, 2012 12:56 pm

All that said Badger, Paasche and Iwata are all great airbrush brands with lots of followers.

I've used the Iwata to base coat several armies, do cammo on tanks, paint bases and do NMM on swords. See results below.

http://warmongers.ziggyqubert.com/wmbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15889&start=40#p121005

http://warmongers.ziggyqubert.com/wmbb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15889&start=50#p127695

http://saimhann.blogspot.com/2012/02/conflict-gt-warhammer-40k-part-iii.html (see the IG at bottom of post)
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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby Gleeptoid7 » Fri May 11, 2012 8:36 pm

I have an iwata eclipse as well, the HP-BCS I believe. It's got a siphon feed that's great for base coating and I got a little gravity feed attachment down at pearl for smaller jobs.
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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby WickerNipple » Sat May 12, 2012 1:51 am

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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby Emperors Reckoning » Mon May 14, 2012 8:36 am

Except I bought it.
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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby SuperMitch » Tue May 15, 2012 9:59 am

Thanks for all the advice guys! The airbrush is a birthday present for my wife for general artistic use, and I expect her nids will get lots of love from it as well.

I went with an Iwata Eclipse HP-BS with .35mm nozzle, gravity fed with seperate air/paint control, as recommended. I got a cheaper iwata silver compressor, so well see how that goes as well. Thanks for all the help!
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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby SuperMitch » Tue May 15, 2012 10:01 am

One last question: what do you use to thin your paints? I have read everything from water to winded to vallejo thinners.
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Re: Buying an airbrush

Postby WickerNipple » Tue May 15, 2012 11:18 am

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