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Help Airbrush

Discussion in 'Painting and Converting' started by Tle'azqa'ecl, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Tle'azqa'ecl
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    Tle'azqa'ecl Active Member

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    I've contemplated purchasing an airbrush for some time now, but I am a total novice, so does anyone have any suggestions as to what I should be looking at when browsing for one? Or if someone could recommend an airbrush, and preferably a compressor that is small and quiet (I live in an apartment and the walls could just as well be paper-thin).

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Aginor
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    I cannot recommend a compressor since mine is custom-built, and I am by no means an airbrush expert, but from what I know I can recommend Harder&Steenbeck "Evolution" (two friends of mine have it) and also the "Infinty" (I have that one).

    Other popular brands I have heard of are Iwata and to a slightly lesser degree Badger.
     
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  3. Crowsfoot
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    I have Iwata and it's fine, not much between the good brands so pick one that you like the look of, stay away from precise detail ones for now.

    Compressor, this is where you need to spend the most if you want a decent one, I have a Iwata Smart Jet Pro and they are not cheap (£250) but they are quiet.
     
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    Crowsfoot Guardian of Paints Staff Member

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    Oh and just to add, you can stand the compressor on a Anti vibrating pad that will reduce noise.
     
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  5. Deed525
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    Ooo good question + advice, been thinking of getting one myself, seen some good work with them on the forum and always looking to increase my skill set.

    Let me know how it goes if you bite :D
     
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  6. Tle'azqa'ecl
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    I've tried browsing online for those brands, but the websites I've found haven't filled me with confidence, and/or haven't offered shipping. Could you recommend a site that sell those perhaps?

    I was thinking along those lines too. I'd much rather spend money on the complex machinery, and later on add a better airbrush whenever I've mastered the basics.

    Anti vibrating pad? Hm. I think I'll have a go without one first, and see if I need to spend money on one of those.

    I would love to see a tutorial for the basics of airbrushing, and perhaps a bit of Do's and Don't's when you consider purchasing one.
     
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  8. The Zekenator
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    I bought this one one year ago:

    https://www.amazon.es/dp/B01I2ZUKYU/

    For beggining, the compressor is THE KEY in airbrushing. This set includes a very good one that will last for years. Is not very noisy (my TV sounds loudly than the compressor) and is not working everytime (i dont know the term in english, but the compressor "works" some seconds and "store" compressed air in a tank, then when the pressure decrease under some point, it start compressing again and stop when the pressure desired is reached.

    Cheaper ones will last months because they will overheat easily.

    The airbrush itself, for practising you can use the kit's one or another cheap. Later you will spend more money in a better one, but doing this with the compressor would be wasting your money, like I did :(

    I hope it helps you ;)
     
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  9. Tle'azqa'ecl
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    My Spanish is bad at the BEST of times, so could you perhaps tell me what it is called? So I can search for it. :)
     
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    The tank may also be called a reciever it basically fills up to the desired psi then shuts off the motor, when you use the airbrush the motor kicks back in until the desired psi is reached again.

    A decent compressor will not overheat with extended use as long as the air flow is not restricted.

    Also all compressors make water so having a water trap attached to your airline is essential (filter in the above picture)
     
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  12. Tle'azqa'ecl
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    Awesome! I'll check it out right away! :D

    Thanks for the tips and hints Crowsfoot! I greatly appreciate it! :)
     

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