Customs: Has anyone Tried this Airbrush?

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  1. Demonss

    Demonss Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a decently priced air brush so I can make sure my custom comes out better than I could have possibly hoped, but I'm not looking to go into the hundreds range for airbrushes that may not see that much use.

    I mean heck.. This Defensor project is my first real trip into the kitbashing. So I'm not looking for something super professional like.

    So with that in mind, I found some of my local stores sell this:
    Testors Airbrush - Single Action Set - 688790

    Is it worth my time, or should I keep looking?
     
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    You get what you pay for and I don't think that you will be happy with a $20 airbrush.

    One of the problems is that since it is a siphon action, you won't be able to get good detail work out of it. Its okay for laying base coats.

    If you just want to try out an airbrush, there are cheaper alternatives. Harbor Freight has one that is like six bucks. Its a horrible airbrush, but it would give you some practice to see if you actually like them. That is what I did and I evetually saved up to get an Iwata.

    Plan on spending at least $100 on a good airbrush unless you find a good deal on a used one on eBay. That doesn't include the air compressor and those compressed air cans just plain suck.
     
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    It's junk....
     
  4. Demonss

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    Superb.. That's the feedback I was looking for. :) 

    I'll have to go back to the drawing board then for my paint needs.

    I figured it would largely be, "you get what you pay for."

    But was more curious if it was good enough.. hehe
     
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    Zildjian Well-Known Member

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    A good beginning brush is the Crescendo by badger.... and you can get a decent compressor inexpensively here:

    Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

    In fact here is a kit that is very good for beginners:

    - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

    Don't go spending $100+ on an airbrush until you get the feel for one....
     

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