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I was thinking about getting an airbrush - mainly to use for base coating figures and painting vehicles. I have used an airbrush before but it has been a long time and I don't recall the brand - so basically I am out of touch with airbrushing and would like some input.
Anyone out there use an airbrush? If so:
1. What brand do you use?
2. What are the pro's you see with it?
3. What are the con's you see with it?
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by slorak; November 14th, 2005 at 19:32.
1. Don't use it anymore, so can't help
Pros: great for blending of colors and gradual camo on vehicles
Cons: a pain to clean acrylic paint on the airbrush!! and often, it leads to "sputtering", so it's really important to keep the airbrush very clean.
Slorak, a simple search should pull up the answer to this Q, I know I and KU have answered it before, please do not repeat posts
most relevant posts are at least 6 months old most over a year old. What I am really looking for is peoples opinions on specific brands of airbrushes - the pro's and con's to their particular brands.
I am not so much looking for how - to's or guides, or how relevant their use is to miniatures but rather feedback from owner's on how they like or dislike a particular brand. I am especially interested in learning what others have experienced on anything new (new models purchased within the last few months).
Sorry if that wasn't clear. That is why I think this is a valid topic to be updated on...
Mike, PM KU, he has some articles he pout together from my stuff and his
I have been airbrushing since I was a little kid, and at one point or another have used almost all of the major brands (Iwata, Badger, Paasche, I have a box of about 20 in the workroom!). I still like the Paasche VL-3. Pros on it are, it has a positive stop adjustment on it, so that you can set it to spray at a certain level, then all you have to do is push it down and spray. No guess work. You can get it quite reasonably priced on-line, it is simple to use, yet versatile enough to use on a lot of different projects (scenery, vehicles, basecoating, etc.). I don't really see any cons with it, either. If you don't take care of any of them, they won't work. The VL-3 is pretty easy to take down and clean (if needed) and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out (like some).
Hey thanks for the info. I am definitely looking at something with versitility. I do have another question for you -
Do you use your brushes on a full sized shop compressor? I have a shop compressor that I would want to use and want to know what (if anything) needs to be bought for use with it. Or if I have the right adapters/connectors will I be good to go.
Personnaly I dont do it often enough to buy a compressor - but if you are going down that route find the preasures the 2 components opperate at
Everything you have been told is a lie!
Whatever you do, steer clear of GW paints in your Airbrush. In my expirence they clog easy, hard too clean and often produce poor results for the amount of effort. Tamiya have worked best for me in the past, but experiment a little.
No need to worry. I don't use GW paint. If I end up with an airbrush I would most likely be using the vallejo airbrush colors.Originally Posted by Bobby_Wokkerfella