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Posted 18 January 2005 - 03:43 PM
Any comments on the Iwata HP-SBS (eclipse)? I am no longer happy with my VLS...it isnt cutting the mustard anymore... I have talked with quite a few people spraying acrylics....tee shirts etc and they all say the same thing...they went to Iwata. The VLS is just too moody... one day it wants this and the next day it wants something else....I cant take it anymore.....help! I need a fine detailed 1/8" in line spraying son of a gun...that doesnt miss a beat. This brush has a side cup...so you can see over top...
Posted 18 January 2005 - 04:57 PM
I have been thinking the same thing TBait. I have a friend that just went from a VL to the eclipse and says the difference is huge when it comes to spraying fine lines. He did say tho that unclogging it was more difficult with the Iwata and that it did still clog although not as often. If you do some shopping please let me know where you find the best prices. Thank you!
Posted 19 January 2005 - 03:32 PM
Tbait,go to dixieart.com and go to the airbrush home page.
Take a look at the hp-bcs model
Its a good deal for 85.00
comes w/ a jar and hose and i believe free shipping
This is about as good a deal as you can get for the money.
if you shoot any solvents at all it holds up well
if you are strickly water base then it will last forever
Posted 21 January 2005 - 05:04 PM
I use the Iwata micron and have no complaints, I also own three other paasches and while they are good they just don't compare to the iwata in my opinion. Replacement needles are alot more expensive with iwata but the difference in spraying between them and a paasche is worth it. JIM
Posted 22 January 2005 - 07:10 PM
I got the Eclipse cs, gravity feed for X-Mas and it's awesome !!! My other guns are retired for good. The gravity feed is the way to go. It has a cap that keeps everything neat. It holds alot of paint and cleanup is easy. I got mine from www.airbrushdepot.com. The brush by itself is around 105.00. You will never use another brush after you use an Iwata !!!!
Posted 23 January 2005 - 10:33 AM
I use the BSC eclipse. Good all round brush. It can do some finer detail like dots and thin lines. Bottle is below the brush. I use the fast blast caps on the createx bottles. Plug one in, paint, pull out, flush with water, on to the next color. Speeds things up and less waste of paint. I break it down and give it a good cleaning at the end of each paint session. If you pick up a new airbrush, look into getting some cleaning brushes for it too. Dixie art is a good place to shop. Orders over $45 are shipped free.
Posted 23 January 2005 - 10:40 PM
I ordered my first Iwata today . I have been using a badger 155 , the same one for years . so I will let you know how it compares
Posted 07 February 2005 - 10:54 AM
I got my Iwata on Friday. All I can say is WOW, Where ya been all my life..
Its much better than the Paache. Clean up is much easier, and shoots a very fine dot @ 20 psi.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 01:29 PM
I got the Eclipse BCS From Dixie Art. What a difference. Try one and You will be hooked.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:39 PM
I just ordered my Iwata HP-C yesterday from dixieart.com. comes with a set of comair paint sets for less than buying the brush alone. Saying GOOD BYE to my Paasche VLS!
Posted 08 February 2005 - 10:32 PM
Been using an Iwata Eclipse for a couple weeks now, really like it! This brush with the createx paint and airbrushing is actually fun!
Posted 09 February 2005 - 11:57 AM
I know you were using a Paasche H and craft paints as I was, and having the same type of problems; clogging, splattering, spider webs ....
I have been moving to Createx and see a big difference, but it is still frustrating. Do think moving to a Iwata is what I need to be a happy painter?
Where did you get yours and how much, if you don't mind?
Posted 09 February 2005 - 12:21 PM
I do have one question. I am looking real hard (drooling even) at the Iwata Eclipse HP-BCS. Am I reading the information correctly, you only use one needle and don't have to buy other sizes??
You know you are possessed with the lure painting sickness when an all chrome airbrush is sexy!
Posted 09 February 2005 - 01:25 PM
You only need the .5 nozzle it comes with. Everyone I have ever talked to says the Iwata's are the way to go. I have an Paasche VLSet #1#3#5 that I will sell to the first offer of $30.00. It has a couple of bottles, hose,and cup. You will have to pay postage. I should have moved over to Iwata 4 weeks ago. There has to be a difference... where are you at Paasche lovers...? www.airbrush.com/forums they all preach Iwata... Thanks to everyone for their input.
Posted 09 February 2005 - 04:45 PM
Thanks for the additional input. I may have to ask the Mrs. for foregiveness rather than permission!
Posted 09 February 2005 - 05:16 PM
HAHA i like that forgivness rather than permission, I'm writing that one down lol
Posted 10 February 2005 - 12:57 AM
Mallard, sorry for the slow reply, have been way too busy lately! I bought mine from Dixie Art and paid about 80 dollars for it plus another 10 for the hose...maybe it was less than that, can't remember for sure. The other day I ran the Iwata tho with the createx and then re-hooked up the Paasche. I sprayed both brushes with Createx. The Paasche did run much, much better with the createx but still not nearly as smooth as the Iwata. The other thing about the Iwata that I really like is that I can dial the paint down to the thinnest line, it's quite amazing. And, I can also dial it down to where just the tiniest amount of paint is coming out which makes it very easy to add color where you want it in a gradual way, say for gill lines and other highlights. I would highly recommend the eclipse, seems to be a great brush!
Oh one thing about the eclipse, if you take the end piece out there is a tiny part that sits on top of the needle, be careful as it's very easy to lose!