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    Need help finding a good air-brush

    I'm looking for a moderately priced air-brush (around $80-$100). I'll be using it primarily on chaos vehicles, but I'd like it to be capable of providing good detail on larger troop models as well. Does anyone know of a good brand/model? I've never used an air-brush.

    Also, I'm getting an air compressor in a couple of weeks, but I'm not sure about the brand, nor any of the details.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Well, being interested in picking up one myself, I ran across this toutorial. It's very informative and should help you through all the air-brushing steps.

    LINK

    As an aside, they also have great tips on just about everything!

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    I hear very good things about *this*, but I have never tried any out myself, so i really can't comment properly.
    I think it's also a bit above your price range, but I suspect that with things like airbrushes, it's probably best to buy something of a decent quality first, rather than regret buying a cheap one in a few months...

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    i'm quite happy with my Paasche VL double action airbrush. I got it on eBay new for about 50$ USD + shipping. it's a simple, easy to use airbrush.

    My biggest piece of advice would be to get a compressor right off the bat. Nothing's more frustrating then futzing around with those dumb cans of air, just not worth it.

    I use a compressor made by Delta that i got, with a brad nailer included, for 100$ CDN taxes in at home depot. It does a good job for airbrushing (not great for brad nailing though )

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    Does the type of air compressor make much difference? Will a $50.00 compressor do the same things as a $110.00 compressor for the purposes of painting models?
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    You need a compressor that has a pressure tank, so that it buffers out the stokes of the pump. Another useful aid is a moisture trap for your airbrush hose.

    Also ensure you are getting a double-action airbrush, that allows you to regulate both the supply off air, and the supply of paint via the same button. Single action airbrushes are very little use except for undercoating / varnishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Aun View Post
    Another useful aid is a moisture trap for your airbrush hose.

    Do all airbrush hoses come with an option to attach a moisture trap? Will any moisture trap work well, or is there a particular brand and/or model that I should look for?
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    In my own limited experience of moisture traps, you tend to cut the hose, and insert the moisture trap in it, then replace each end of the hose on either side of the trap. Mine is basically a plastic cylinder with some salt impregnated filter paper in it.



    Also the tank on your airbrush compressor will have a fluid release valve on it, periodically empty the pressure from the tank and then open the fluid relese valve to let the water out.

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    just another quick note, here's an AWESOME airbrush info site:

    http://www.howtoairbrush.com/Lindex.htm

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    Thanks for the image Hard Aun. I wasn't quite getting the picture till you posted exactly how it works.

    king88mob: Nice site. It's exactly what I needed to start with.
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