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What Airbrush to chose for BEGINNING RC Painting ?

What Airbrush to chose for BEGINNING RC Painting ?

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Old 05-22-2010, 12:35 AM
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Thumbs up GREAT POST

This is one of the bests posts on here, i've been using rattle cans for 4 years now and have probably done 50 bodies and i just stick with the cans because i know (or didn't until now) nothing about airbrushing. Now i know where to start from.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:38 AM
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So am i to assume gravity fed is better than the ones where the bottles screw on?
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Old 06-24-2010, 11:27 PM
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I prefer a Paasche gravity feed with the adjustable screw exposed on the trigger, so you can clean out your gun very easy. I have had a badger and and itawa with the cup on the top and I feel it's so much easier to clean your airbrush that feeds from the bottom with the jar/cup separate. But every painter is different and you will probably never ever get the same answer twice. LOL
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I just ordered a G33 thanks to this thread. I am in the middle of my first paint job right now with a rattle can and I realized what a huge PITA it is to get paint into all the tight spaces without over-spraying the surrounding areas.

I've wanted an airbrush for years, just never had a good excuse to get one until now.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:01 AM
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I hear Iwata is the way to go now a days

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Old 07-26-2010, 06:11 PM
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Default Hobby City cheapie

I cant believe no one has posted about these yet.

HobbyCity or HobbyKing have some great cheap airbrushes.
I recently brought one from there as a backup brush.... but i have been loving it so much it has became my main brush!

hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9294

Comes with spare needles and tips and a great airline!

I am only new to this stuff, but i cant fault this little beauty!
And best thing is its only $17.99 and lots better then those little single action brushes.

HC also has some other brushes including a single action one for $5.99

and a nice looking twin action fine pistol grip type brush for $24.95


For my first brush i paid around $150 for what is probably a generic twin action brush... its nice and well made but for a first brush you cant go past these others.... and at the prices it's affordable to have a few going loaded with different colours when required.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:24 PM
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A good low price airbrush is the Air Pro Tools PS800. do an ebay search. I have an iwata HP CS an Air Pro Tools PS800 (clone of the iwata HP C) and a Air Pro Tools PS900 (also a clone of an iwata). The triger control is not quite as good on the Air Pro Tools but for the price they work well, I use the PS800 the most out of the three.
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Old 07-28-2010, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by NitoriousRC View Post
I cant believe no one has posted about these yet.


hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=9294

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Different Name here in Germany but the same Product. Besides my Iwata I had one like this for a while, bought in a Airbrush Store in germany for apprx. 70,- . Then I found it on ebay for 19,- , gave it a try, took it apart and compared it to the one I had, absolutely identical. I use it for most of my RC Car Painting and will get me 2 More so I can reduce "Cleaning Breaks" between Color changes.
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Yeah cant go wrong, also looks identical to the Air Pro Tools PS800 mentioned above except they looked like they saved a dollar by having the back section made from plastic... which really cant make any difference in its performance.

I'm sure the expensive air brushes are very nice, but for most things these cheap things are perfect!
My theory has always been that a pro brush cant make you paint like a pro no matter how good it is!
And a decent cheap brush will teach you lots on the journey, and if you ever get to that upper level of proficiency the difference in a pro brush will be more noticeable.
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Great info. Thanks...
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Find it at Hobby Lobby and save 40%.
Coupon link

http://www.hobbylobby.com/weekly/coupon.cfm
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I just got an Iwata Hp-CS from Hobby Lobby using that coupon a couple of weeks ago. It took $72 dollars off my total.
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Which would you guys prefer for a first airbrush?

Master G33 or Iwata Revolution CR?

Is the 0.5mm needle on the Iwata suitable for most rc applications or the 3 needle sizes you get with the G33 would be better?

For the Iwata if you do need extra needles in the future is there an option or is it only the 0.5mm for it?

Kind of leaning towards the Iwata just because of the brand, a couple of bucks cheaper, but I'm a total newb at this so would like to hear from you guys

On a side note, is it okay to dump left over paint back in to the bottle or should it be discarded?

Thanks!
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In my opinion I would say gravity feed is the way to go for sure. If you are on a budget I would buy a Iwata neo gravity feed dual action airbrush (tower hobbies has them for $49.99 also available at hobby lobby. I have this one and I also have a Iwata hp-cs that retails for $179.00 and I use them both and they seem to work exactly the same. I can make lines just as fine as the hpcs with the neo. I also use createx paint which is easily available at hobby lobby and it works just fine as long as you back it with a few coats of rustoleum crystal clear coat. I will post a pic of a body I just finished last night with the neo. Happy painting!!

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whats your take on the Iwata HP-CR? I just purchased one new, it was only 65.00 at my local hobby shop. Hope this is a decent airbrush for painting RC bodies. I am just starting out but I dont want to get sucked into upgrading anytime soon
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