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GrandKenyon8410 Oct 2012 12:31 p.m. PST

Hi there,
My other half is looking to buy me an airbrush set for my upcoming birthday, It would be used for mainly 15 and 28mm projects. I know i need a dual action airbrush and thats about it.
I am looking for product surggestions(including an airbrush and compressor) advice and retailers in the UK as to what would be best to get for my needs?

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2012 2:29 p.m. PST

i got one from lidl a week or so ago, only £39.00 GBP, well worth getting if they still have one.
ideal starter compressor to play with.

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2012 3:12 p.m. PST

I have heard nothing but good things about Iwata airbrushes.
Can't recommend a retailer your way though. Get an air compressor with a separate tank with a regulator and a moisture trap (may need to by this component separately). Running straight from a compressor is not as smooth as running from a tank (constant pressure)

SpleenRippa Inactive Member10 Oct 2012 5:10 p.m. PST

I recently bought a Badger Renegade Velocity and it's been amazing so far. Lovely finish, dual-action and a .21mm needle that will let you do pencil lines for ~$100. Go read some reviews!
Of course, the Iwata and Paasche guys will make fun of you…

TCP Global might ship to you for a reasonable rate. This poor Canuck got his brush from them.

Petrov Inactive Member11 Oct 2012 6:21 a.m. PST

I am using a grex tritium. It has a pistol grip which is more comfortable for me (go figure a gun nut prefers a pistol grip).

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2012 6:54 a.m. PST

Badgers are great. I wouldn't make fun of anyone using them as they have some great pro stuff. As a matter of fact, some of the Paasche stuff isn't as good as the upper end Badger stuff. I didn't recommend Badger as he is in the UK and I wasn't sure of availability. Iwata seems to be available everywhere.

A Different Jim Inactive Member11 Oct 2012 8:06 a.m. PST

I started an airbrush thread in this forum. Lots of good information on uses there.

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2012 11:28 a.m. PST

As I've mentioned in numerous threads on the subject, I really like the Testors A4709 set.


TamsinP13 Oct 2012 8:22 a.m. PST

Badger airbrushes are available from Shesto in the UK as well as a few others. I think Shesto carry the full range, as well as other manufacturers.

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