Dutch Airbrush Specialist store

ignis

Needle-chuck Ninja
Airbrush Services Almere in The Netherlands sells everything related to airbrush. It has products for fine art airbrush artists, custom painters, pin stripers, nail art and tattoo studios. They have both Dutch and English versions of their web site. Artists from the USA, Russia or Belarus (over 1500 kilometers away from Holland...) visit the store if it is impossible for them to find the products they need in their vicinity. Recently they shipped orders to Brazil and Mexico to clients that were looking for hard to find goods. They have a web shop (that accepts all the common payment methods) as well and if in doubt or entirely oblivious about something related to airbrush they give you good advice and excellent service. Not your garden variety airbrush shop; they really know what they're talking about. If you can't find the stuff you need, just call (0031 (0) 36 533 15 31), fax (0031 (0) 36 533 15 31) or e-mail them and if they can't help you you're probably beyond help.
 

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ranhalen

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great help ignis, thanks for taking the time to post, and great work
 
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Madbrush

Guest
Airbrush Services Almere in The Netherlands sells everything related to airbrush. It has products for fine art airbrush artists, custom painters, pin stripers, nail art and tattoo studios. They have both Dutch and English versions of their web site. Artists from the USA, Russia or Belarus (over 1500 kilometers away from Holland...) visit the store if it is impossible for them to find the products they need in their vicinity. Recently they shipped orders to Brazil and Mexico to clients that were looking for hard to find goods. They have a web shop (that accepts all the common payment methods) as well and if in doubt or entirely oblivious about something related to airbrush they give you good advice and excellent service. Not your garden variety airbrush shop; they really know what they're talking about. If you can't find the stuff you need, just call (0031 (0) 36 533 15 31), fax (0031 (0) 36 533 15 31) or e-mail them and if they can't help you you're probably beyond help.

I can agree, I bought a load of stuff there a couple of months ago, while I was there he gave someone who was starting out a demonstration on how all of there new equipment worked then cleaned it all and repacked it.

They are a little more expensive than some others but I bought €300 worth of stuff and got about €50 free stuff so it balanced out but I wouldn't order on-line since it costs half to order from Belgium.

But the experience was friendly and I could have all the coffee I could consume.
 

justme

Gravity Guru
I only buy things on line there sometimes because it's a bit far for me to go there, and i'm happy with them, no complaints whatsoever.
 
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Madbrush

Guest
I only buy things on line there sometimes because it's a bit far for me to go there, and i'm happy with them, no complaints whatsoever.

It's an hour drive for me, but well worth it, with something like that I just make a day out of it, visit the town as well, I wouldn't go there just to pick up a needle, I'm only about 20 minutes from Harrold's in Rotterdam, I don't have the patience to wait for stuff ordered on-line and usually when I need something I can't go further without it so I visit the shop personally, within an hour I have it, Harrold's also have everythng and is just as friendly but no coffee, lol

Incidentally Harrold's refuse to stock H&S airbrushes and parts because they say they are too expensive for what they are.
 

justme

Gravity Guru
That's true when ordering on line that you never know when the package arrives, i've been to harrolds once and it is a nice shop, but also a little over an hour for me, i'm just unfortunate located from all the good shops.

I think in Holland that they are among the top 3 shops with lion art included.
 

ignis

Needle-chuck Ninja
Eric (the shop owner) told me about an artist from Russia at times visits the store. To him it does not make a difference to travel hundreds of kilometers eastward to Moscow or westward to Almere... ASA also has an artist from Belarus who travels over 1500 kilometers from time to time to buy his stuff in Almere. I also was told when buying the Iwata Custom Micron that if I did not like the gun I could return it for free... Perhaps that was said because I am a long time customer, but an other artist bought one a few months before me and could not get used to the siphon feed side cup. He returned the CM SB to Almere after testing it for one month and they took the airbrush back.

If you are a customer seriously into airbrushing and they are aware of that (i.e. they know who you are) there is almost no end to the service they will give you. And since most airbrush artists don't have unlimited funds (...) such type of service makes buying stuff at ASA some type of insurance that us poor artists do not spend the little money we have on equipment that can only be figured out by personal testing. And their coffee is very good indeed.
 
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Madbrush

Guest
That's true when ordering on line that you never know when the package arrives, i've been to harrolds once and it is a nice shop, but also a little over an hour for me, i'm just unfortunate located from all the good shops.

I think in Holland that they are among the top 3 shops with lion art included.

Lion art is also good, I ordered a small part for my compressor per email, because the part was so small they put in an envelope and I had the next day.

Around where I live (Hardinxveld - Giessendam) there are also a lot of normal art shops close by who sell airbrush paints and actually everything else except the actual airbrushes, I'm fortunately always maximum 30 minutes from whatever I need.

I like to travel all over Holland just for the fun of it, usually when I need something I'll just plan a day out in the area where is and have a nice day at the same time, I do the same with my model planes, I went to Belgium to pick up a helicopter because it was €10 cheaper, but I spent about €30 in gas, but I did have a great day out, lol
 

AndreZA

Air-Valve Autobot!
Thanks for the info on that shop. Prices look good and shipping is reasonable.

Well, next year I'll be travelling 8900km to buy a tuned Micron from Marissa Oosterlee.
 

justme

Gravity Guru
That must be a ferrari under the brushes, if you fly all the way to Holland to get one, do you know what the actual tunning is all about?

@ ignis, i've heard that they also have a club that do meetings every now and then, are you a member, and if so is it worth to attend one of the meetings?

@ Madbrush, nothing wrong with a little sight seeing, but i hate to drive over here for some uncertain reason all the bloody camera's go of when i'm passing by, and with a follow up that you recieve loveletters with the friendly but demanding orders to contribute some extra pocket cash for the idiots that run this country.
 

AndreZA

Air-Valve Autobot!
That must be a ferrari under the brushes, if you fly all the way to Holland to get one, do you know what the actual tunning is all about?

I will never waste my money on a Ferrari.

The tuning is just a softer air-valve spring. I'm kind off in the area then so I might aswell pick one up.
 

ignis

Needle-chuck Ninja
@ Justme: The club meets one a month in the attic above the shop. There are all kinds of airbrushing facilities there - pressured air, easels and lots of light. Each time a different subject is discussed and experts in a certain area is present to answer all questions and demonstrate techniques if necessary. I think the fee is 45 euro per year. These are great gatherings in a very relaxed atmosphere. I think if you contact the shop they can send you a program for what topics are dealt with in the meetings.
 
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Madbrush

Guest
@ Madbrush, nothing wrong with a little sight seeing, but i hate to drive over here for some uncertain reason all the bloody camera's go of when i'm passing by, and with a follow up that you recieve loveletters with the friendly but demanding orders to contribute some extra pocket cash for the idiots that run this country.

Ha Ha Ha, I get what your saying, but I fortunately have my car specially tuned so that it doesn't set the cameras off, lol

My biggest complaint in Holland is the traffic congestion (File) that really does my head in, In Scotland I can drive for 4 hours without seeing another car, having said that I'm not sure if it's legal to drive around the sports field, lol
 

bad65

Air-Valve Autobot!
ASA is my favourite store. Great service en fast delivery. Order today and delivery tomorow (in Holland)...
I had problems with my new Sil Air compressor. I sent a email and the next day UPS came to switch it for another one without any problems...
 

ignis

Needle-chuck Ninja
ASA is my favourite store. Great service en fast delivery. Order today and delivery tomorow (in Holland)...
I had problems with my new Sil Air compressor. I sent a email and the next day UPS came to switch it for another one without any problems...

The people at ASA are so straight forward and good company that I buy most of my stuff there even when in rare occasions I can get it cheaper elsewhere. I guess I just want them to stay in business for a long time to come :D
 

bad65

Air-Valve Autobot!
The people at ASA are so straight forward and good company that I buy most of my stuff there even when in rare occasions I can get it cheaper elsewhere. I guess I just want them to stay in business for a long time to come :D
Yes!
Just saw your indianportrait, great work! What colour did you use?
 

ignis

Needle-chuck Ninja
Yes!
Just saw your indianportrait, great work! What colour did you use?

I use Opaque Brown (color number 78) when using Holbein Aeroflash or Caput Mortuum from Lukas Illu-Color which color-wise has approximately the same result. The Holbein I prefer definitely, because its pigmentation is finer than that of any other acrylic paint. Color charts on the web always suck, but this is the right color to use. If you dilute the paint in the way I do (1 : 20 + ******er) it sprays like a charm at 10 psi or less (this always requires manual tuning). When done with the detail spraying I will spray 1 : 30 orange over it to blend and give it a distinct hue. When the spraying with very diluted orange is repeated several times, natural tone skin color will gradually appear. But I think I'll leave it to just one or two layers to give the portrait an authentic look.


PS
It says r e d u c e r without the spaces where the ****** are. For some reason the site automatically replaces this word.
 

slqve

Young Tutorling
for starters its a good place you introductiondays last week an demo with marissa oosterlee.
friendly people and you get a good explanation how about the thing you want to do
and regarly there walk people from airbrush academy lelystad
 
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Madbrush

Guest
I use Opaque Brown (color number 78) when using Holbein Aeroflash or Caput Mortuum from Lukas Illu-Color which color-wise has approximately the same result. The Holbein I prefer definitely, because its pigmentation is finer than that of any other acrylic paint. Color charts on the web always suck, but this is the right color to use. If you dilute the paint in the way I do (1 : 20 + ******er) it sprays like a charm at 10 psi or less (this always requires manual tuning). When done with the detail spraying I will spray 1 : 30 orange over it to blend and give it a distinct hue. When the spraying with very diluted orange is repeated several times, natural tone skin color will gradually appear. But I think I'll leave it to just one or two layers to give the portrait an authentic look.


PS
It says r e d u c e r without the spaces where the ****** are. For some reason the site automatically replaces this word.

I think you probably wrote R E T A R D E R where the ******* were instead of reducer, lol
 
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