Customs: Buying an airbrush - need advice.

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  1. godsenddeath

    godsenddeath . TFW2005 Supporter

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    Decided to buy one for a kitbash, but don't have a clue abot what i should be looking for or how much i need to spend.

    Any speciffic make i should be looking at??

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    Sculpt-bot So waddya want, a medal?

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    Sotar and Iwata tend to be the "professional" brushes, but if you are only going to be using it occasionally, I would suggest a cheaper alternative. I picked up an Aztec for about $80, and I use that more than anything. It is easy to use, easy to clean, and the color coded nozzles help you keep track of the sizes. The replacement parts are actually cheaper too. Pick up a compresser that allows you to adjust your air pressure. Don't use propellants, they aren't very adapatable. Hope this helps!
     
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    Me, I wouldn't touch another Aztek. Iwata are pretty much the cream of the crop, and I highly recomend them. Badger and Paasche are also good, and a bit more affordable.
     
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    Yeah GR, I will second on the Badger, that was actually the first airbrush I owned, had totally forgot about it. It was a really good airbrush, and was a good starting point. You can find some that are relatively affordable too.
     

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