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So, I've been looking at some of the incredible effects you can get with airbrushes, and thinking 'I should try that'. The thing is... I have no idea where to start. Looking at airbrushes is very confusing, there's hundreds of the things designed for every imaginable task.
So, obviously, I need one for miniature painting. I don't know how much I should be spending, or what sort - a bit of quick research showed I'd be better with dual-action, but other than that I'm clueless. I can afford to spend up to £200, if that helps
Last edited by Fenrix; January 10th, 2010 at 17:58.
I know this is not answering your question but I found this article useful.
Airbrush-Painting Military Miniatures and Vehicles in 1:72 Scale
I also don't know where you are or your price range but this looks interesting to me
Last edited by chemicalcaveman; January 10th, 2010 at 20:01.
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I purchased an airbrush about four months ago. Depending on what type of paint you decide to use with it you'll want to pay attention to the nozzle size. Mine has a .35mm nozzle and I find that a lot of paint we commonly use like Citadel or Vallejo Game Color tends to clog it up fairly easily even when thinned down. Vallejo Airbrush paint works wonderfully but has a slightly satin finish. If I did it over again I'd probably get something with a .5 mm tip. It's a little bigger so you shouldn't have to worry about it clogging as easily. As far as price goes, I spent about $200 for mine with a compressor so your budget should be fine.
Well, having done a bit more research I'm starting to lean towards a Badger 150 kit.
Everythingairbrush Badger Airbrushes
That leaves me a comfortable ~£60 for a compressor and other gubbins like a moisture trap if need be.
Anyone used this particular model?
...Wow... 150 pounds for a Badger 150 kit? Yikes. Dixieart will deliver it to you in Europe for 57 (not including duty and whatnot, but still, 60% less!!!). I'd go with them.
In all honesty, I'd personally prefer the gravity feed models like the Badger 100 or 105 series, just for their lower amounts of wasted paint. Gravity feeds naturally have less leftover paint than siphon feeds, and they're just slightly less sensitive to paint consistency. The 150's a perfectly good setup though - just not at that price!