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Old 10-14-2011, 12:26 PM
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Hope this question isn't out of line: Would a single action brush be able to do simple shadowing and highlights? I have a double action paasche but I simply don't seem to be coordinated enough to be able to control both actions and still keep any accuracy with where I am putting the paint. My lines are always horrible mixtures of too light and too heavy. I would welcome some limitations if I could get an even line or shadow. I'm not going to paint anything except my own bodies and would like just a bit more flair than a simple rattle can job.
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Hope this question isn't out of line: Would a single action brush be able to do simple shadowing and highlights? I have a double action paasche but I simply don't seem to be coordinated enough to be able to control both actions and still keep any accuracy with where I am putting the paint. My lines are always horrible mixtures of too light and too heavy. I would welcome some limitations if I could get an even line or shadow. I'm not going to paint anything except my own bodies and would like just a bit more flair than a simple rattle can job.
Double action is the right tool. As for coordination of the two actions, you really just leave air on and trigger paintflow (with control) to shade. Single action gives no fine control of paint flow, which is critical. Also, building the shadow in multiple very light passes makes for a better result. Dont try to shade it all in one pass.

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i just baught a system from tc global they didnt have the air brush that i ordered with the system so they upgraded it to the g-23 instead of the g-22 i was very pleased and will deal with them again fast shipping to. i got the info from here thankyou.
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I come from a scale modeling background so i love my airbrush. I use a Badger Velocity Double Action with and Iwata Sprint Jet compressor. Its not the cheapest and really i havent found that you need a top set up for simple lexan body painting (2-3 colors) but if you wanna get fancy get the good equipment. With a medium tip on my Badger , you can shoot metal flake lexan paint with ease with minimal clogging.
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I am buying my 1st airbrush and looking at the G22 or G33. Is there a big difference between the 2? The G33 looks easier to clean due the the opening in the handle. I want one that will progress wigh me along the path of learning and and want to buy the right one. Would like to get some input.
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Openings in the handle facilitate pulling back the needle chuck manually, but if you are like most painters, you will just end up working with the handle removed.

I will let G22/23 owners comment on their likes/dislikes of the two models.
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Does anyone have any recommendations between the G22, G23, and G33 for a first airbrush?
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I got the G33 and the suggested compressor from the first post on this thread.
I can honestly say it is a fantastic first airbrush setup. I am very happy with the results.

Thanks to the author of this thread for directing us newbies in the right direction.
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My first airbrush was an Air Pro Tools P800S, I beleive it is the same brush as the G233 with a diferent name on the side. It was a good airbrush and I painted several bodies with it. One problem I had is I could never get the .5mm to work. The .3 worked just fine. I have 3 of these brushes and I tryed the .5 in 2 out 3 and could not get it to work. I have sence upgraded to the Iwata hp-cs and I will not use anything else.
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Iwata is so fluid, such a great brush, the only reason I own a Paasche Talon is because it has a fan adapter, which trust me, makes laying down transparents so friggin smooth. Other than that, I hate it lol, IWATA forever!
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I just purchased an Iwata Neo and I am loving it. I'm totally new, but I've been doing a ton of research on airbrushing and watching vids and learning techniques. I started my first body today and it is really going well. I know the Neo is the lowest end Iwata, but it is a million times better than rattle cans! I was lucky that my dad had a compressor I could use. I'm very pleased with my purchase and I am enjoying the airbrushing very much! My son even wants to use it (he is 8) so I let him paint on some paper. Very cool!
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I have an Iwata Eclipse HP-BCS and a TC-848 4 piston air compressor. Brand new to airbrushing. Need tips and advice. I want to use water based colors for painting bodies like Faskolor and Createx brand paints. Also any tips for the trade would be great!
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First job with my Iwata Neo.
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