Edited by MTfishingrods, 24 April 2008 - 01:21 AM.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:18 AM
I agree with Fatfingers completely, and I am usually one to go and buy the top of the line what ever I am going to need the first time. But, $400.00 for an airbrush if you are just starting into this in my opinion is not how I would go. I have no idea what your artistic abilities are or how long it will take you to achieve the level of craftsmanship that you see on this board or more importantly the level you want to achieve yourself. But it does not happen overnight. It does not even happen in 6 months to a year for most people. But then again only you know your abilitys. If your not artistic by nature, then you would be better off spending $100 on a descent airbrush and get lots of paint, lure bodies, epoxy, and whatever else you need to start practicing. That initial $400 dollar purchase could be stretched into a lot of practice and completed fishable (maybe not perfect) lures. If your lucky maybe a family member or friend will even buy them for the cost of materials (padded a bit of course) and your off to making more. Im not sure as a begginer I would go as low as the $30 one off ebay though. It looks like it would work, but it also looks like you need knowledge of airbrushs to bring it up to the standards needed to make it work for our hobby. Both badger and Iwata have brushes close to the $100 mark that should work just fine. I am not an expert on the different models though so I wont recomend a specific model. I will leave that up to everyone else.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:11 AM
I found an Iwata knockoff, a Master Airbrush, on Airbrush Depot, for $75 out the door. It had the MAC valve, a .025m tip, and looks just like the $400 Iwata. I haven't hooked it up yet. I'll let you know how it works when I have given it a test run.
It does have a tip that's cut into four triangular sections. I'm very curious to see how that affects spray pattern.
Edited by mark poulson, 24 April 2008 - 10:22 AM.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:03 PM
Same brush as air pro-/airbrush city. seems their all jumping on this gun now. Price depends on how much they put in the box as far as goodies go.Airbrush city came with hose[a nice soft one] extra needles etc. air-pro you just get the gun.But if you ask they throw in a cheap 6'hose..I've found I just take the very tip off and they spray better, no spitting . only draw back is you need to be carefull you don't hit the needle tip on anything.It's taken me about two weeks to find how to adjust these guns to the different colors...they do like thinned paint better then right out of the bottle...very easy to clean.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:21 PM
It looks like that brush Hazmail showed us is sold under different brands.
This is what I came across in Holland:
Then go to Airbrushpistolen and scroll down a bit.
Definately the same gun. It's sold here as a Black Bull.
Looks like a nice one to me though. I think I'll try one. I now have a Harder and Steenbeck Evolution that has no air and needle control.
Would love to have those features though
It's also here:
Edited by Boskabouter, 24 April 2008 - 02:25 PM.
Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:58 PM
The threads on the Master brush aren't as polished as on the Iwata, so extra care must be taken not to cross thread when cleaning. Still haven't fired it up. Damn work keeps getting in the way!
Work is waaaay overrated.