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Author Topic: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread  (Read 79746 times)

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 01, 2011, 07:50:09 PM »

That would be fine. I'm pretty sure that that model has been mentioned before in this topic as well.

If you are a noob, cheap stuff is best until you understand the tools and how to look after them. Nothing worse than spending a few hundred dollars only to have it all break on the first use.

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 13, 2011, 09:53:54 PM »

Just picked up a compressor and a dual action cheapo airbrush off ebay for $98. Still need a hose, and maybe a moisture trap. All up, probably $110-$120.

Now.. to pick up some kits to mutilate!
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #92 on: August 14, 2011, 11:01:33 PM »

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-PROFESSIONAL-1-6HP-AIR-BRUSH-COMPRESSOR-TANK-/400232311183?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Kits&hash=item5d2fb4698f

I just scored this^ air compressor off Ebay. Its a dual airbrush one with pressure gauges, but i totally thought that it came with a water trap/filter. Turns out it didnt. So should I get a filter that attaches to the airbrush, or a filter connected to the compressor?

And would anyone have any spare hoses?

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #93 on: August 16, 2011, 07:05:00 PM »

LOL Quang I got the exact same one. Shame it doesn't come with a moisture trap/filter. Awaiting my compressor with eagerness... which gundam to mutilate first? Muahahahahaha
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #94 on: August 16, 2011, 07:42:03 PM »

Lol nice! Well, Im picking up my compressor hopefully this weekend, but then for a water filter, thats another 2 weeks.

Are you going for a double AB setup up? Or just a single for now?
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #95 on: August 16, 2011, 08:25:17 PM »

Thought I'd post these videos up here. They are from Tony D (Airbrushtricks.com) who is one of my faves on YouTube :





Possibly one of the best explanations of an air brush I've seen in a long time.

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #96 on: August 16, 2011, 08:31:23 PM »

I will have to bookmark those for watching later on. Cheers mate. I keep telling myself I need to go back and invest some time in youtube AB vids. I learned so much just by watching plamo tsukurou alone.

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #97 on: August 22, 2011, 02:56:39 PM »

not sure how good of a score it is, but i got an airbrush city 40psi oil-less compressor, and badger dual action aribrush kit off a guy for 100 bucks. works great.  not sure what it's all worth but it beats the 200 they were charging for compressors at the art store!
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #98 on: August 22, 2011, 06:33:02 PM »

Badger is an expensive airbrush brand, and with a compressor for only $100 is a steal.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #99 on: August 24, 2011, 10:17:43 AM »

I'm thinking of getting a full set of airbrush and compressor in near future. And I'd like to get suggestions from the members of this forum. What brand should I get? How do you judge an airbrush is a good one or bad one? How often do you guys do maintenance on your compressor?

Currently I have limited budget (around AUD 300 for airbrush, compressor and a set of paints).

Thanks.

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #100 on: August 24, 2011, 04:51:30 PM »

You don't need expensive items starting up. With your budget you might as well go for the cheaper taiwan brands like sparmax for the brush and a reasonable compressor to start up. Sparmax has spares which makes it easier to maintain than a no-brand where you have to buy a new one if your nozzel/needle etc gets damaged. For compressor I got the 1/6 horse power one (with a moisture trap though) like many above recently for ~70. However I feel it is underpowered - the pump's always working anyway so the power-off feature is pointless. If you can get a 1/4 or 1/3 hp one do get. Never had to maintain my 1/4 hp compressor for 5 years

I would suggest invest in two airbrushes one with 0.3-0.4 tip and one with smaller tip for detail work.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #101 on: August 24, 2011, 05:11:29 PM »

$300 aint limited. Its quite a bit. Well I recently bought an aircompressor for about $70. It is bidding so prices can go up to $100. Link is up above.

As for the airbrush youll prob want to spend the rest on it. YOu could get a $20 off ebay or bigger brands like Paasche or Badger which go up to the high hundreds. YOull have to judge the AB yourself.YOu may like siphon feed ABs while other may like gravity feed ABs more. Its an opinionated thing.

And for paint they are about $4 a pot from hobby brands, or art stores have larger tubs for about the same price.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #102 on: September 08, 2011, 06:04:39 PM »

My AB and compresspr along with a air filter has finally arrived!





Still waiting for another hose and AB.

Randmness, do you have any idea how to work the pressure tap. Mines kinda weird. To turn off you unscrew it about halfway, and thigtening it makes it go up to 40 PSI. How do you set yours accurately?
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #103 on: September 08, 2011, 08:03:06 PM »

If you are talking about the pressure regulator then that's how they work. Screw in for pressure up, screw out for pressure down.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #104 on: September 08, 2011, 09:06:00 PM »

Is it? Thats whats happening, but it was different to my old compressor.  The knob didnt screw in and out. You turned left and right to increase and decrease pressure.

Well, need to get used to this one now.
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