Good Fine detail airbrush
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:11 PM
I would like to buy a good airbrush for fine details. I looked at the badger garage sale but most are sold out. Can anyone recommend a model that is reasonably priced? I can't get a super fine spray pattern out of the one i use now. It can be any brand as long as it does a good job I don't care. Thanks....Oscar
Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:30 PM
some people might not agree with me but I had an aztek a4702 and I got fine lines out of it, and coast about $120 but I got mine on ebay for $22.00. the badger 100 lg or the iwata hp c plus are good. what kind of airbrush do you have.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:01 PM
I'd be looking for a brush with a .2mm or .15mm tip for fine line detail. You need to use it with properly thinned airbrush paint at the right pressure. When you see brushes sold as "fine tip", that really isn't significant. It just a relative term meaning smaller than their medium and large tips. For example, the Fine Badger tip size is unspecified but is obviously larger than the standard .2mm tip on an Iwata HP-B.
Posted 27 March 2008 - 10:13 PM
One of the Badger Sotar 20/20 brushes sold on ebay for $100 shipped, 3 days ago. Said it was used 3 times. I bet they sold it because the lines were too fine. I have shot mine a few times now and if you are looking for a fine line, than the Sotar is what you need. I would keep checking on the auction sites for deals on these. That $100 one sold for less than what it would have cost from the Badger Sale. Retail is about $400+ and they sell for $219 at Dixie Art (I think that price will go back up soon).
Fine, fine lines.
Here is a review on it
Other people online say the same things. I agree.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:45 AM
I paint all my baits with a .50mm tip... I hardly ever use my .35mm gun.. Unless Im paintin T-Shirts
Posted 31 March 2008 - 06:45 AM
What kind of T shirt should I be painting for bass? )
I only use a .5 right now. That's what came with the brush. I was just wondering if I would be able to do some kinds of things with a finer tip that I can't right now.
I know, a finer tip should mean finer details, but are there certain techniques, like stenciling or adding fins, where finer tips really help, or should I just keep at it with the .5 and learn to do everything with that tip?
Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:21 AM
Make SUPER SUPER SMALL STENCILS!!! and you will have SUPER SUPER SMALL DETAIL no matter what kind of tip your using.. Maybe a .35 tip might work better for that than a .50 but most of the paint I use has to have a .50 mm tip or it will not come out of the gun.. I dont get into thinnin paint much.. I just add a little water and shake the bottle if it looks thick.. no ratio... just like JUSTIN THE CAJUN man!! I shake a tsp spoon in the bottle and go if its thick!!!
Im telling you guys... Old PBS shows are the ticket to paintin baits!!
Bob "JUST GO WITH IT" Ross
Justin "just a little bit right ear" Wilson
All you need..
Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:35 AM
But do you Garontee it? )
Thanks for the advice.
I'll just keep painting, as experience seems to be the best teacher for me.
And I had a BIG bass come up on one of my jointed floaters painted in a crappie pattern Saturday.
She came up right at the boat, in 20' of water, and turned away when she saw it. Next time I'll be farther out when I'm fishing that lure shallow like that. It made a slow day fun, for sure.
I got to meet Al Lindner Saturday, too. His son Troy fishes the AC Castiac tournament trail that I work on. What a nice guy. No BS, just plain folk, and easy to talk to. And his kid is a really good kid, and a good fisherman, too. Chip off the old block. Something to make any parent proud.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 10:32 AM
First, the SOTARS sold for $100 at the Garage Sale ....... I bought 2 of them
Second, the 100G is on sale now on the garage sale and that is supposed to give the fine lines ......... $30 plus shipping.
Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:42 PM
I just got a Iwata Custom Micron cm-c plus on Friday ,, Holy crap is this thing awesome,, Snax was right , it will change the way you paint !! ,,But then again I guess thats why ya pay $400 for it !!
Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:50 PM
Thanks for all the replys. I still don't know which I want to buy. I'm thinking about just biting the bullet and getting the Iwata Custom Micron cm-c TJP mentioned. But the price is making it hard to sneek past the wife.
Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:21 AM
SOTAR is advertsed as drawing the finest detail in the marketplace ......... and you can get it on EBAY ........ auctions around $100 or buy it now around $250 ...... retail $400
Posted 01 April 2008 - 09:56 AM
Go to ebay and look up a air pro ps900. It is a copy of a hp iwata. For 41.99 its a good brush.