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Which airbrush do you use?

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Malsograf, Mar 5, 2012.


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Which Airbrush Do You Use?

  1. Passche

    16.6%
  2. Iwata

    56.3%
  3. Grex

    2.5%
  4. Badger

    28.9%
  5. Harder Steenbeck

    19.8%
  6. Master Series

    5.4%
  7. Knock Off's Made in China

    12.2%
  8. Richpen

    2.0%
  9. Olympos

    3.9%
  10. EFBE

    0.8%
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  1. Prometheus

    Prometheus Young Tutorling

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    I prefer smaller cups myself for detail work that's why I cut the cup down on my PS-270 :thumbsup:
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  2. Jeroen de Graaf

    Jeroen de Graaf Young Tutorling

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    These are mines [​IMG]

    Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-A605FN met Tapatalk
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  3. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Staff Member Admin Very Likeable!

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  4. Jeroen de Graaf

    Jeroen de Graaf Young Tutorling

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    Hi my name is Jeroen comming from Holland. Thanks for adding me in this group! Not much airbrush but love to see yours great works! AirbrushJeroen is my Instagram you can see some work ... not so good!

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  5. fernando fracaroli

    fernando fracaroli Young Tutorling

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    I use a Gatti Ag3, an Iwata and 2 chineses. Also have an old Holbein Y2
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  6. Electric Cat Dude

    Electric Cat Dude Gravity Guru

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    Over the course of my life, I’ve owned 6 airbrushes: a Badger 150, a Badger 100S, an Iwata HP-C, which was my primary workhorse when I did paintings as a hobby, an Iwata Custom Micron CM-B and CM-SB and a Paasche AB turbo airbrush.
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  7. Nathalie

    Nathalie Double Actioner

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    Iwata eclipse gravity feed
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  8. Spritz

    Spritz Triple Actioner

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    Hello All,

    It's been a while since I have been on here. Nice to see this " which AB do you use" question.

    I have mostly Badgers,
    1 Mac tools branded, Badger 150 bottom feed, in wooden Walnut case, never used.
    2 Badger 150 series bottom feeds My first AB's. 3 needle sizes. A good starter and for large area covering, Like a fire hose with large needle setup.
    1 Badger Spirit Side Feed ,2mm Nice detail AB
    4 Sotars : 1 Slim ( no cup GF ), 2 small cups, 1 new Large cup model V ,when it gets here ( unless you count the Side Feed I built from Sotar parts and a Badger 100 series SF ) then it's 5 ..... Pics posted in my albums.
    1 Passche Talon Nice heavy AB, but the huge cup gets in way some times. Needle tips bend easy, Soft needles in my opinion
    1 Tamiya Spray Works HG2 .2mm Great little AB for fine lines with paint or ink
    1 Masters G45 .2mm Nice to start off with, but cheap

    1 Frankenstein Badger 100 series Side Feed, I rebuilt into a Fine Sotar Side Feed .2mm. Still testing for fine lines and details...Photos in my albums and parts used in description

    I hope nobody missed me...lol

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  9. Spritz

    Spritz Triple Actioner

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    Wow I must be losing it.
    I almost totally forgot I also have 2 Badger Patriots 1 standard and the 1 Extreme version.

    I guess old age and loss of gray matter is getting to my memory.
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  10. shipclambake

    shipclambake Young Tutorling

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    I use a Neo for Iwata TRN1.
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  11. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Detail Decepticon!

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    Since I was here last I have switched over to all badger airbrushes. Oh and I'm back
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  12. Spritz

    Spritz Triple Actioner

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    Hey Rick, Let me be one of the first to say, Congrats and Welcome back !
    Now that you have changed over to Badger, what model(s) did do you pickup, what do like about them and dislike, compared to the airbrush brand you were using ? I know price of the Badger airbrush(s) and replacement parts has to be one of the big things.

    Again congrats and welcome back.

    Spritz
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  13. Rick Martin

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    I have sotar 20/20, chrome, spirit, and patriot. Right now i cant get any of the to do what i want, but thats just me being away from them to long..im actually back to dots and dagger strokes.
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  14. Spritz

    Spritz Triple Actioner

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    Well Rick, After getting a new airbrush(s) it takes time to get the feel, each brand and even models within a brand can take time to get the feeling for it. So don't blame all of it on yourself for being away from it. Each airbrush is a different breed. The 2020, Krome and Spirit are small needle 0.21mm airbrushes ( assuming your 2020 is the fine needle model ). You need to thin your paint pretty good / right, especially if you're using Createx or other water base paints. The Neo for Iwata flows more paint than the Badgers, from what I have heard, so thinning your paint correctly is important with those 3 Badger airbrushes. The Patriot 105 is a little more forgiving as long as it is NOT the super detail Patriot 105 Xtreme model. You'll get them working, just take your time, don't drive yourself crazy and have fun. Tons of people here will give you help, if you need or want it.
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  15. Rick Martin

    Rick Martin Detail Decepticon!

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    I got them working great now. Just needed to play a little bit and go back to basics and practice dots and daggers.
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  16. Smudge

    Smudge Young Tutorling

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    I'm starting to learn the airbrush and I picked the Badge Patriot 105 because it has the biggest paint tip, I figured it would be easier to handle when cleaning. From my research it is a good starter airbrush.
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