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Author Topic: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread  (Read 80711 times)

Hoardz01

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 20, 2011, 05:52:29 AM »

Just bought this Paasche Talon from the US, and got it for $95 including shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200630351929

I think it looks pretty nice and have read some glowing reviews. This will be my first 'brand name' brush. Anyone here got any experience with this model? I think the $5 AB's will still do all the grunt work, just looking forward to cracking this out at pre/post shade time !

I was totally amazed today to find that the seller of this airbrush refunded $15.00 of my shipping because he found a cheaper way of getting it over here. That makes it $80 shipped from the US, can't even imagine what you would pay retail. Hobby tools, as great as they are, have it listed for about $170 + Shipping.
Would highly recommend this ebay seller, what a legend :-)
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 21, 2011, 08:58:55 PM »

Would anyone have a recommendation for airbrushes and/or compressors for a complete newbie to ABs? I plan to spend as little as possible for a startup set as I'm probably going to ruin it or many a kit anyway until I get better. Ideally <$100 for both.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 21, 2011, 09:13:54 PM »

Well, Ive used those Chinese $20 airburshes from eBay, and they work well for their price.

For an aircompressor, well that may be tricky to find cheap. Either you spend about $120 on a new airbrush compressor(eBay) or ~$100 on one of those large ones(from Bunnings, etc). So youll be spending about $150 on a whole AB system that works well for a beginner.

Im gonna get another AB and compressor soon.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 22, 2011, 08:14:31 AM »

Amazon has a nice beginner's AB set for about $80USD. Can't find out what brand it is, but it'll do until you can afford to get better parts.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #79 on: July 22, 2011, 01:35:13 PM »

That one from Amazon is the one I have. The airbrush is a Master brand model G22. It is actually pretty good for the price. I showed it to the guy that runs the local hobby shop and he was very surprised at the quality for the price. My only complaint is that the brush does not have built in control for spray cone size; if you get the Major repair kit ($20 normally but on sale right now for about $13) from them you can get that though. I have mine ordered and should have the adjuster in a few days.

Here is a link to the seller's website for that particular airbrush:

http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/master-performance.aspx#G22
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #80 on: July 22, 2011, 07:25:47 PM »

Amazon has a nice beginner's AB set for about $80USD. Can't find out what brand it is, but it'll do until you can afford to get better parts.

Holy effing moly the shipping on it is like $150! It's what I'm looking for.. if the shipping wasn't so outrageous!
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #81 on: July 22, 2011, 09:13:44 PM »

Amazon has a nice beginner's AB set for about $80USD. Can't find out what brand it is, but it'll do until you can afford to get better parts.
Holy effing moly the shipping on it is like $150! It's what I'm looking for.. if the shipping wasn't so outrageous!
Well, that's probably overseas. For me (in the states) it's only about $30 or so.

And thanks for the info Dakaramor! Nice to know what it is! And I'll look at that additional piece.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2011, 02:55:52 AM »

TCP Global seems to be the only ones I can  find that sell the Master brand so I think it may be their in house brand. That being said their customer service is also top notch. When I ordered from TCP Global directly and they messed up and sent me an incorrect item, they were super helpful on the phone and shipped me the correct item that day.

As far as the G22 itself, I have only done one kit with it so fat, an HG Shinanju (catapult post inc ;-p)and I very much like the airbrush so far. I'll be painting my Epyon with it in the next few weeks, once I can get time to finish clipping and sanding the parts. After that, I think I'll have a better feel for how well it works.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #83 on: July 29, 2011, 04:54:11 AM »

So, being new to airbrushing, if I experience paint building up on my needle at the tip could that be because the paint is not thinned enough? It only seems to happen with one paint I was using consistently.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #84 on: July 29, 2011, 06:56:56 AM »

Paint will always find its way to the tip, but not much. If its building up as a blob, then yeah your paint is too thick. Or the other thing is your air pressure may be too low for the viscosity of the paint.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 29, 2011, 07:21:51 AM »

Ah, thanks!

I didn't even think about air pressure! I bet it is just not thinned enough for this batch but the pressure thing is something I'll keep in mind.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #86 on: July 29, 2011, 07:24:26 AM »

Air pressure is a big thing when airbrushing. Try out different pressures and viscosities of paint. You can get a clean smooth look, or you could go for a slight matt finish. Experiment til you find nice settings.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #87 on: July 29, 2011, 08:58:22 AM »

Assuming the paint is correctly thinned does a higher pressure get a smoother paint and a lower pressure go for a more matte finish?
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #88 on: July 29, 2011, 04:26:20 PM »

A low pressure will give a matt-ish finish.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #89 on: August 01, 2011, 06:48:15 PM »

Would this be any good for a total newbie? Or just wasting money and should get something else?
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