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Recently I have been looking in shops at air-compressors and airbrushes. They seem to hover around the £100 to £200 mark, but today my GF was googling around and she came upon this website. The compressors on this page are really cheap, so I wondered what the catch? I don't know enough about air-compressors to know what to look for, only that I can't take GW's cans of compressed air much longer.
I know that some LOers use air-compressors and I wondered what sort of level compressor you need, and how good ca the really cheap ones (like the £28 one on this page) really be?
Everythingairbrush AS Series Compressors
Any compressor should be fine. You really don't need that high of a PSI to get the job done well. I take it you have the GW spray gun since you were referring to the GW can propellant. I don't know if it is any different than the one they are selling in the states... but you will need a badger adapter to convert from the hose provided to the compressor fitting.
Amazon.com: Compressor Adaptor,1/4": Toys & Games
There is one with a bleed hole that is nice as it will ensure that you are pushing too much air through the gun - reducing spatter.
You should be fine as long as you get an adapter.
I got screwed by ordering gun propellants and some spray cans by internet...
when I received my order, the propellant and spray cans weren't included; uk customs send them back to GW!
Now I've read this topic, I think I'll buy a regular airbrush...
I went to the local hardware store chain and got a 3 gallon compressor for $80 USD. One tank is usually enough for an airbrushing session. It's VERY loud filling up (max psi 180), but completely quiet for the remainder of the session. Most airbrushes use 3/8" adapters, but check with your paticular airbrush. I would also invest in a moisture trap... it, uh, traps moisture, but also lets you downgrade pressure without having to reach to the compressor. 20-30 psi is usually what i use for terrain and base-coating.
I think I''l take your advice...
I want to say most aibrushes would operate under 15 PSI... To be honest I haven't really looked into that.