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Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:10 pm
by megoman
Hi Guys
I am in the process of 'Build the millennium Falcon' and I am at the stage of painting
Its time to invest in an air brush kit but have no idea which to buy
Can anyone help. I have never used one before but up for the challenge ! :)

Re: Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:23 pm
by Michael Sith
Grinchy may be able to give some advice on air brush mate :)

I'm sure he's posted on a Falcon and some work he did on it, Grinchy s your man

Re: Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:25 pm
by Mr-shifter
If you are on Facebook then dan tearle is one of the guys to speak to.

He does amazing things with an airbrush.

He’s on here but only posts when one of us is being rude about echo base.

Re: Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:18 pm
by megoman
Thanks guys :D

Re: Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:10 pm
by subzero
megoman wrote:Hi Guys
I am in the process of 'Build the millennium Falcon' and I am at the stage of painting
Its time to invest in an air brush kit but have no idea which to buy
Can anyone help. I have never used one before but up for the challenge ! :)


I have a Deag Falcon too that I finished about a year ago now, all I used for mine was a cheapo mini airbrush compressor, you don't really need anything fancy or expensive and you can get amazing results with it even for a rank beginner like me. Something like this is similar to what I have...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Airbrus ... SwGJlZIrqi

As for the actual airbrush gun itself, I went through about 10 of them during the entire build :lol: they just kept getting clogged up too much to the point where it was un-cleanable and would block the spray or spit paint, I don't know if that was because I wasn't cleaning them properly or if they were just cheap shite though.

Re: Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:47 pm
by megoman
subzero wrote:
megoman wrote:Hi Guys
I am in the process of 'Build the millennium Falcon' and I am at the stage of painting
Its time to invest in an air brush kit but have no idea which to buy
Can anyone help. I have never used one before but up for the challenge ! :)


I have a Deag Falcon too that I finished about a year ago now, all I used for mine was a cheapo mini airbrush compressor, you don't really need anything fancy or expensive and you can get amazing results with it even for a rank beginner like me. Something like this is similar to what I have...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Airbrus ... SwGJlZIrqi

As for the actual airbrush gun itself, I went through about 10 of them during the entire build :lol: they just kept getting clogged up too much to the point where it was un-cleanable and would block the spray or spit paint, I don't know if that was because I wasn't cleaning them properly or if they were just cheap shite though.

Hi
Thanks for all the help
I will be using your amazing pics as guidance if you don't mind :)

Re: Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:48 pm
by megoman
subzero wrote:
megoman wrote:Hi Guys
I am in the process of 'Build the millennium Falcon' and I am at the stage of painting
Its time to invest in an air brush kit but have no idea which to buy
Can anyone help. I have never used one before but up for the challenge ! :)


I have a Deag Falcon too that I finished about a year ago now, all I used for mine was a cheapo mini airbrush compressor, you don't really need anything fancy or expensive and you can get amazing results with it even for a rank beginner like me. Something like this is similar to what I have...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Airbrus ... SwGJlZIrqi

As for the actual airbrush gun itself, I went through about 10 of them during the entire build :lol: they just kept getting clogged up too much to the point where it was un-cleanable and would block the spray or spit paint, I don't know if that was because I wasn't cleaning them properly or if they were just cheap shite though.

Re: Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:41 pm
by MarkG
Used to do a bit of airbrushing myself a few years back... originally had one of the cheaper Badger kits, and a tiny compressor.. worked very well, but found the fine adjustments weren't that great. Luckily as I was only painting up Fett lids, they were great for the coverage.

Ended up with a Iwata Neo2 and bought a nice 50ltr compressor through work.. perfect for all round stuff... very controllable too.

Will be firing it up again for weathering my Deag R2.

Re: Which Air Brush to buy ??

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:13 pm
by subzero
megoman wrote:
subzero wrote:
megoman wrote:Hi Guys
I am in the process of 'Build the millennium Falcon' and I am at the stage of painting
Its time to invest in an air brush kit but have no idea which to buy
Can anyone help. I have never used one before but up for the challenge ! :)


I have a Deag Falcon too that I finished about a year ago now, all I used for mine was a cheapo mini airbrush compressor, you don't really need anything fancy or expensive and you can get amazing results with it even for a rank beginner like me. Something like this is similar to what I have...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Airbrus ... SwGJlZIrqi

As for the actual airbrush gun itself, I went through about 10 of them during the entire build :lol: they just kept getting clogged up too much to the point where it was un-cleanable and would block the spray or spit paint, I don't know if that was because I wasn't cleaning them properly or if they were just cheap shite though.

Hi
Thanks for all the help
I will be using your amazing pics as guidance if you don't mind :)


No probs knock yourself out, is that the pics from my build thread I posted on here?