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PostSubject: New Toy   Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:12 pm

I've been after an Airbrush for a while, today i finally got one.

Its Nothing special not a top of the range system from a reputable company like Badger or similar but its one to get started with and dosnt actually hurt the wallet!

The Kit you can pick up on ebay for £65 with free next day p&p, so value for cash you can't knock what you get in the box...

One air brush Compressor with water trap and adjustable pressure with gauge.

2 Air brushes, (both Chinese unbranded but they both work fine) 1 gravity feed/side feed and 1 siphon feed. (both dual action)

one good length of braided rubber air hose.

One English manual ( although that just covers the problem solving and spare parts guide )


Well after it arrived first thing i did was put it all together and start playing.

I've played with other airbrushes in the past and i have to say for the price i paid i cant regret the purchase and so far the machine seams able to spray very well, from an easy 30 psi wide spray right down through 25,20,15, 12 and 7 psi for detailed close up work.

I've only tested with so far with my Revell aqua paints, simply because they only require a 20% water to paint ratio, i've yet to test enamels and the tamiya acrylics as enamels require thinners and the only tin i have is my good stuff for my epoxy varnish, and Tamiya paints are hard work and especially hard to thin down without buying tamiya's own thinner ( which is expensive, 100ml for £6 - 8+ p&p )

In all honesty Revell Aquas will be my main paint medium for now until i start exploring other brands of paint so from what i can tell so far the air brush and compressor are holding up well, it will take a bit of practice but my first few attempts seamed to go well very little splatter or runs, One thing i can say for certain is i won;t be going back to rattle cans any time soon going by my practices. 

So in conclusion on first thoughts, if your new to air brushing, don't want to spend a massive amount to try it out or even only paint on the odd occasions then this is worth its value in the long run well see how it holds up over the next 6 months and ill keep the post updated, if i get 18-24 months regular use out of this i will be very impressed.

So some photos... and i'll add some once i start doing some painting.







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PostSubject: Re: New Toy   Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:59 am

Can you put up a link to where you got the kit please RR as I soon want to get back into painting again.
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PostSubject: Re: New Toy   Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:08 pm

Here's the exact one I have's link...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262787237714

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PostSubject: Re: New Toy   Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:32 pm

Thanks RR, looks a good toy 2thumbsup
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