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Author Topic: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread  (Read 79739 times)

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #270 on: March 14, 2014, 03:43:21 PM »

I'll send you a PM that I've sent to a few others.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #271 on: April 18, 2014, 09:31:13 PM »

I just brought the new Iwata Neo TRN1 airbrush.

Game over!

I've never had an airbrush that is so easy to use. Just adjust the needle for the type of spray you want, point and squeeze. I've had and got some mega dollar ABs and this thing just puts them all to bed. Iwata reckon this AB is for beginners. Well paint me purple and call me a noob because it's the only AB I'll be using from now on, as a matter of fact I'm about to order another one. At $125.95 all up you can't go wrong  :)

I got mine from this place: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iwata-Medea-NEO-TRN1-Gravity-Feed-Trigger-Airbrush-N5500-/360899696276?ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:AU:3160 Way cheaper than anywhere else. Paid on the 10th, it arrived on the 17th and I used it today. My Badger Crescendo & Tamiya HGII are great ABs but this is just so much better.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #272 on: May 09, 2014, 10:55:23 AM »

Hey there, I've decided to get an AB setup. Are there any places that would stock it, ie. Bunnings or masters? I would like to get it locally if I could, but then again I wouldn't mind buying online either. My price range is around $200
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #273 on: May 09, 2014, 11:20:19 AM »

The stuff that Bunnings or Masters stock are not that good a quality. Okay for starting out but when you can get an Iwata for $125 why bother with the junk.

See post above.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #274 on: October 29, 2014, 06:44:59 PM »

I just brought the new Iwata Neo TRN1 airbrush.

Game over!

I've never had an airbrush that is so easy to use. Just adjust the needle for the type of spray you want, point and squeeze. I've had and got some mega dollar ABs and this thing just puts them all to bed. Iwata reckon this AB is for beginners. Well paint me purple and call me a noob because it's the only AB I'll be using from now on, as a matter of fact I'm about to order another one. At $125.95 all up you can't go wrong  :)

I got mine from this place: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Iwata-Medea-NEO-TRN1-Gravity-Feed-Trigger-Airbrush-N5500-/360899696276?ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:AU:3160 Way cheaper than anywhere else. Paid on the 10th, it arrived on the 17th and I used it today. My Badger Crescendo & Tamiya HGII are great ABs but this is just so much better.

Just bought this brush on your recommendation, hope it's as good as you say it is.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #275 on: February 18, 2015, 02:03:51 PM »

Hey everyone.

I've been reading into airbrushes and found that there are 3 top brands. Iwata, Badger and Paasche. I don't think I am ready to spend that much since I am new to airbrushing.

I remember a member by the name of theghostofzeon mentioning he uses a non branded AB-134B Airbrush from Runway13 store. I am thinking of getting it as well since he said that it is really good, just without high cost of branded ones.

I need help choosing a air pressure from Runway13 store. I want to get everything from one store. If someone could please help me pick one out from their store.

Cheers
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #276 on: February 18, 2015, 02:27:59 PM »

The only compressor they've got is an overpriced piece of junk so you're going to have go elsewhere to get all you need.

That airbrush is nothing special and a bit pricey for what it is.

Check this out for airbrushes. You'll get a good one for well under $140 and they will get it within about two days. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/364/2/1

As far as a compressor is concerned you can waste your money on toy airbrush compressors or you can get a real one for around $140 such as these from Autobarn (or any good auto parts outlet) https://www.autobarn.com.au/powerbase-2hp-25lt-air-compressor-pb-02021 They are a bit noisier but 10,000% better.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #277 on: February 18, 2015, 03:23:13 PM »

Oh wow, thanks thegunny. I never knew Tamiya had airbrushes. I just read a few reviews and they are very good. Also read up about Airtex and it is also good. But Airtex has so many AB that I have no idea which one to choose.

Since I am starting out would it be worth it getting the double action over the single action?
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #278 on: February 18, 2015, 04:47:00 PM »

Double action ones are harder to use than single action so technically the single action would be considered more the beginners airbrush.

I've had some pretty strange discussions with some "experts" over this but I reckon that if you are going to do it get the best you can afford. If it turns out its not for you then you can sell the set up fairly easily and won't loose much. If you buy el cheapo crap there is a distinct possibility the airbrush could be a dud and that may influence how you feel about using it and you will have a hell of a time getting rid of it. And I don't put any credence in the old "oh you can use the el cheapo for clear coats or primer or whatever". IMHO that's a load of garbage. Why would you spend hours and hours and many dollars getting the perfect paint job then attack it with a crappy airbrush for the final coat  :o :o :o

Some people swear by the el cheapos but through my experience they are just a waste of money. In the world of airbrushes the old saying of "you get what you pay for" couldn't be more true.

Just for the record. I've currently got a Delta (which is a Sparmax, which is a [insert name here]) el cheapo, a Badger 200, a Badger Cresendo, a Tamiya HGII and two Iwata Neo TRN1 trigger types. The Delta crapped itself after the second time, the Badger 200 is 25+ years old and still going strong, the Cresendo is a great AB for Vallejo type acrylics, the Tamiya is excellent and the Iwata Neo is the best. 
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #279 on: February 18, 2015, 04:52:19 PM »

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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #280 on: February 18, 2015, 05:13:25 PM »

Thanks for more info and ebay link. I think I'm going to settle for a Tamiya single action AB.
This particular one.
http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=TOL-TAM-74519&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3Dspray+work+airbrush%24pagemax%3D40%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1

Other than the AB, compressor, hose, spray booth, should I get anything extra that might help me out?
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #281 on: February 18, 2015, 08:04:40 PM »

Other than the AB, compressor, hose, spray booth, should I get anything extra that might help me out?

Just the usual consumables. I know everyone says they use this or that to thin their paints but for what it's worth I stick to the thinners made for the paint by the same company. You don't use a great deal so it doesn't really cost any more. I've painted well over 20 large models with mostly Gunze acrylics and I still haven't emptied the first 600ml bottle of Gunze thinners I brought about 5 years ago.

Get some IPA to do the cleaning with, don't use the thinners otherwise you will go broke. Try and get a 20lt container as opposed to the tiny bottles that are sold in the hardware stores. It works out at about 1/50 the cost. Diggers sell it in that size. Make sure you get some specialised AB cleaner (I use Vallejo) and use it for the last bit of cleaning then leave some in the AB after you're finished. Gets out the stubborn muck and also helps preserve the AB innards.

Check out theses do dads as some of these things come in real handy. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/2122/2/1
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #282 on: May 20, 2015, 02:13:03 PM »

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/online-store/bonusbuys/2-5hp-compressor-50pce-air-tool-kit-15m-air-hose-for-199.aspx?BonusBuyId=15WK47_01

This deal popped up in my mail today. I kinda need a compressor and hose for the airbrush I ordered. The toolkit doesn't look that useful for me but would that compressor and hose work for gunpla? Just curious.
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #283 on: February 10, 2016, 10:47:03 PM »

Hi masters, I need your help. I want to learn how to use an airbrush for my gundam, problem is that I don't have much budget for a costly compressor set. Can you please name some of the cheapest mini compressor set, it's pros and cons and where to buy it?

Thanks
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Re: Air Brush and Compressor Discussion Thread
« Reply #284 on: February 11, 2016, 01:36:13 AM »

Hi Gunny, I am new to gundam & airbrush, and i've just bought iwata neo trn1 after reading your discussions. I'm considering to buy scorpion compressor 2HP as well. Is there any additional items such as moisture filter, regulator etc that I need to purchase separately? Thanks
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