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Badger 150 Vs H&S Evolution

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Whistlingtom, Feb 15, 2019.


  1. Whistlingtom

    Whistlingtom Double Actioner

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    Dear all,
    I have just used by old Badger 150 to realise a picture after not having touched an airbrush for 18.years. The brush still works fine.

    However, I have 2 questions:

    A)Is it worth buying a H&S Evolution 2in one or is it too similar to the Badger 150 to notice a difference in spray quality or handling?

    B) How about the H&S Infinity instead? I have heared hat it clogs much easier thanks to the 0.15mm nozzle.

    Many thanks in advance
    Thomas
  2. Rustynozzle

    Rustynozzle Young Tutorling

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    Similar? One is a siphon feed the other is a gravity feed.
    Get it for variety. Variety is the spice of life.
    Unless you NEED the needle limiter I would go for the Evo, same nozzle and needle.
    You can get .2 or.4 needle for H&S if you are concerned about clogging.
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    Rustynozzle Young Tutorling

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    I have badger 155 and Evo. The 2 brushes feel very different. H&S feels quite a bit more nimble but I paint tiny little figures and have to change my angles a lot.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Not really a lot of difference from what you have now as far as how they spray . But may I ask what are you looking this brush to do ? IE detail, super fine lines or just another airbrush but different brand.
    The only issues I have ever had with my H&S Infinity is with the .15 nozzle are easily cracked when using paint . When I use ink only I never had a problem. The .2 nozzle hold up pretty good but in my opinion the nozzles from H&S as made of too soft of metal .
    But I do like the way H&S feels .
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    Many thanks for your answers. I just thought nowadays airbrushes must have improved in terms of spray quality, homogeneity of spray or anything else compared to the pistols available 20.years ago. I am looking to paint more detailed features without risking to have an overly sensitive airbrush. With the H&S infinity, people have reported that they spend more time on cleaning the 0.15mm nozzle that actually painting pictures. Also, as mentioned earlier having a gravity feed might be nice for a change.
  6. Jurien72

    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel! Very Likeable!

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    One difference you will find on any gravity feed brush is that you wont need as much air pressure to get paint to flow. I own an Infinity and an Evolution. They are probably my favorite brushes. I love the way the trigger feels and the way they spray. I also love the optional fPc (mac) valve. They have a very refined high-quality feel to them, and they literally fall apart in your hand when you go to clean them. I have an ongoing fight with gravity and small parts, so the H&S style works well for me. But you may have different tastes. The Infinity is a fancier looking model but operationally its the same thing.
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    I think also a very important part is how the brushes seal. With teflon washers and rubber o rings placed in the right places you dont have to worry about air leaks on the H&S.
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    Serviceability on the H&S is much better than the Badger. And you being in Germany, parts are much easier to come by than Badger parts.
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