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Old 11-12-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Hi guys.
I am looking at buying a Iwata airbrush. Just wondering if anyone else uses this brand and what model do they think gives the best results connected to a air compressor. Adjustable from 5psi to 30psi.

I have a chat for Iwata, but not to sure how acurate it is. I was looking at the HP-AH
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You want a bigger cup than the AH. The HP-CS can be had for ~$100 and would be perfect for the job. Quite a few VERY good AB artists on this board recommend the CS.
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The CS is the best workhorse gun around.
Check out the stuff my friend Craig does with one at gotpaint.com. He does 90% of his work with one. He always tells people in his forum or classes if he could only have two airbrushes they would both be hp-cs's.
Coast Airbrush is your best bet for support and prices.
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check out the folks in that painting section down below. lotta good info there.

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Cool, thx guys. So, the chart would be correct in saying that you don't need the best of the best to create good fine lines and excelent detail?

Anything to avoid?
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this is the one i use and it does the job. http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/...on/cr_info.jsp
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I have a CS and love it...though you may need to thin your mixture some due to your compressor...30psi is a bit on the low side for anything but really small work. The thicker acrylic paints like to be sprayed at higher pressures.
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Cool, thx guys. So, the chart would be correct in saying that you don't need the best of the best to create good fine lines and excelent detail?

Anything to avoid?

You cannot go wrong with any of the Iwata models, thay are all great quality and are capible of execelent results. At 30psi you will have to thin the WB paints, how much is a combination of the needle tip size(most Iwata's are .35 or .5) and the conditions. The best thinning agent is a 50/50 mix of water and fantastic window cleaner.

As to anything to avoid, avoid getting paint in your lungs allways wear a respirator!!
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