quickdraw

I Need A Fine Detail Airbrush

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I already have a Iwata Media Revolution with a .5mm nozzle/needle (http://www.amazon.co...ils_o06_s00_i00). It is great for spraying all of my base and background paints but desn't cut it for finer details like fins, gills and spoting. I am looking at an Iwata Media Eclips HP CS with a .35mm needle/nozzle and need help to decide if this will do a good detail job for me (http://www.amazon.co...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER). Most of what I'm shooting is either Com Art or Creatix acrylic airbrush paints.

Thanks for the help.

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Unless your name is Craig Fraser this AB is probably better than 99% of the folks using it. I love mine and I'm barely scratching the surface of what it can do.

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I use an Iwata Revolution B with a .3mm tip for basecoating and an Iwata HP-B with .2mm tip for fine work. It's more the technique than the airbrush when it comes to detail work with an airbrush, so I think the Eclipse would probably be OK. If you're looking for a .3mm Iwata, the Revolution B is hard to beat for its very reasonable price, around $80. The quality is the same as other Iwata brushes, i.e., outstanding.

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Doing detail work is more about the artist than it is the airbrush. A true airbrush artist can do detail work with just about any decent brush he picks up. Put the most expensive, highest quality airbrush into the hands of a beginner and you will get the work of a beginner. I've pretty much accepted the fact that I will never be that great with an airbrush. That's why I use templates, and whatever else I can think of, to "cheat".

In airbrushing, as in most things, there is no substitute for practice.

Just my :twocents:

Ben

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Thirded.... On my best day, i am mediocre... Thays why i got out of painting 'cycles... Only so many flame/pinstripe jobs you can do!! Murals were/are out of my league!!

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Thirded.... On my best day, i am mediocre... Thays why i got out of painting 'cycles... Only so many flame/pinstripe jobs you can do!! Murals were/are out of my league!!

On my best day, I can shoot water without much trouble. 8O

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I decided to go with the Iwata-Medea Eclipse HP CS Dual Action Airbrush Gun / Gravity Feed. I like my other Iwata airbrush and this one is a step up. Thanks for everyone's input.

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