Need An Airbrush
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 04:30 PM
Ok so my Dad was gonna give me a brand new paasche airbrush that he had but never used. Well he can't find it so I think I may have to buy one for my self I wanna keep it under $100 preferably. I wanna get some predator unpainted baits and some of their eyes and go from there.
I heard Badger is a pretty good airbrush but don't know their prices. Any help/advice would be much appreciated!
Posted 20 March 2010 - 04:45 PM
You can buy a lot of different airbrushes for 100$, I personally would look into Iwata brushes on the web, You can find good deals on ebay sometimes. You didn't state if you wanted a duel or single action brush, If you are going in for 100$, it sounds like you are thinking double action.I personally use the Iwata eclipse sbs with a 1/2 ounce cup. It has a .3 tip and does everything I ask just fine. I have used badger doubles and a pasche single actions, but like many I always rely on the Iwata brand.
Posted 20 March 2010 - 08:25 PM
I am not the expert most of the guys are here. Harbor Freight has a fair air brush for 15$ Not great but good enough to do what I do to refinish old baits.
Edited by JimD, 20 March 2010 - 08:27 PM.
Posted 20 March 2010 - 09:03 PM
Well guys I am gonna be repainting my old crankbaits that need attention. I also want to do some custom stuff to unpainted crankbaits too so a decent brush for the money.
I have no idea what I need. I've never used one before just getting my feet wet on this stuff. I am a fishing pro for a local community and want to match the hatch myself. I just ordered some stuff from predatorbassbaits. I wanna make some bluegill & Threadfin shad stuff more than anything.
Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:08 PM
A great brush is no guarantee of results, it just makes things easier. Brush choice is highly individual. I've used Paasche, Badger and Iwata brushes and prefer the Iwatas by a wide margin. If I were going to use one brush and it had to be under $100, it would be an Iwata Revolution BR. Its tip is large enough to shoot pearls and flakes but fine enough to do decent shading and details. Its price at around $70 is good and the quality that Iwata builds into all their brushes is there. JMHO
Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:51 PM
http://www.airbrushc.../abk1/index.htm check out the gx207 its an awesome brush for the money its basically the same as an iwata hp-b i have both and i cant tell that much difference plus it comes with an assortment of needles and nozzles for a lot of different applications
Posted 21 March 2010 - 11:00 AM
Ok well that GX207 kit looks pretty sweet and loving the price but that Iwata BR doesn't look half bad either I can't find it any where cheaper than $75 though. So if you could think back to when you first started making crankbaits and be in my shoes what airbrush would you go with between these two?
I know I want one that is worth the money and will be good and simple to use. I also know I want a gravity fed one over having a lower mounted bottle.
What does the tip size do? Do I need to buy extra ones w/ the Iwata ?
Thanks Guys for taking my annoying noobie questions
Posted 21 March 2010 - 11:58 AM
Before you jump into a decision you should watch some youtube videos on basic airbrushing and get a feel for what you will like doing. Its a great learning tool and it doesn't cost anything. The tip size in general aids in the amount of detail or paint flow that is achievable with the airbrush. A .2 tip or needle is for fine detail as a .3 tip is a good all around brush, then a .5 tip is good for coverage like priming or top coating. You can also spray larger patterns with the smaller tip sizes, you just need to hold the brush farther back from the bait.
Back to your question, If I had to choose from one airbrush I would always go with Iwata. Quality, Cost, and performance are top notch and you will not be disappointed.
Posted 21 March 2010 - 01:44 PM
ok thanks I will try out Youtube for sure. I think I will go with that Iwanta, better buy great quality now rather than regret it later. Where's the best place to buy them? Cheapest place? I don't wanna do Ebay though
Posted 21 March 2010 - 02:02 PM
Regret to tell you that ebay might be the cheapest place to look if you have patience. Amazon usually has some good prices. You still need to figure out what tip size you want and what model. Go to google shopping and type iwata airbrush and a whole lot will come up. Then do your research and have fun painting.
Posted 21 March 2010 - 05:31 PM
What about this one? http://cgi.ebay.com/...y-Art_W0QQit... its $88 shipped and it says it includes a 6' hose too
What do you guys think?
Posted 21 March 2010 - 06:45 PM
Looks like a winner if you like it. One concern would be the size of the cup. My brush has an 1/2 ounce.
Posted 21 March 2010 - 07:07 PM
What size cup does the gx207 come with?
Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:43 PM
it has a small gravity feed cup on top
Posted 21 March 2010 - 09:49 PM
you might want to take into consideration the price on extra iwata needles and fluid nozzles and such you could have alot of money in that alone for me the .2 works best but some paints require a .3 i purchased a harbor freight brush for $15 for heavier paints hope this helps
Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:57 AM
So I might be better off getting the Br Revolution, then get a cheapo for now for heavier paints w/ flakes & pearls ?
Posted 22 March 2010 - 11:11 AM
Personal preference but I like the small cup on the Revolution BR. I almost never thin airbrush paint so squirting a little more in the cup if needed is no issue. And I'm often dripping 2-3 drops of paint into the brush for small details on crankbaits. To me, that cup is "right sized" for crankbaits.
The tip on my Revolution BR is .3mm and that's big enough for all the airbrush pearls and flakes I've tried. The Iwatas are not designed to change tip sizes like the Paasche VL or Badger 170T kit brushes. Other models in the Revolution series have different tip sizes suited to the cup size of that model. larger cups = larger tips. I don't know if you can buy a large tip off a different model Revolution and put in on a BR. But futzing around with the tiny paint nozzles on the Iwatas is not smart. The are smaller than grains of rice and quite easy to lose or damage, and expensive to replace. Larger tips is a non-issue to me because I've never needed one when painting cranks with my BR .3mm.
Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:09 PM
Well I think $88 shipped with a 6' hose sounds good to me so I think I'll go with this one if all goes well got a guy that wants to sell me some of his Createx paint. He has 44 bottles of various createx paints and wants $83 shipped for all of them I have no Idea if that is a good deal or not. But he will be including some free goodies like glue, netting, wash etc. He is older gentleman that wants to just make some room
What do you guys think?