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first time airbrush?

Postby BewareOfTom » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:03 pm

http://www.michaels.com/Badger-Model-10 ... irbrushing

http://www.michaels.com/Badger-1/6-HP-% ... irbrushing

just wondering if these were good brushes, and other places to buy them in ontario as for some reason michaels dont list prices >.>
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby DFazakas » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:02 am

I did read a review about this air compressor, but sorry I didn't bookmark the link. From what I can recall, the users' biggest complaint was the low CFM (cubic feet per minute) air flow. This is a seperate aspect other than PSI. So I think this means you will have to use a gravity feed airbrush (little cup on top of the airbrush) and not a siphon airbrush (large bottle under the airbrush), which is probably what you would use anyway since the gravity feed airbrush allows for detail work.

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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby Blue » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:51 am

They both look decent to me. Badger is a well known company. I would just check the needle/nozzle size of the brush to make sure it's on the smaller side.

I get %40-%50 off coupons all the time to Michaels. They may not apply to the airbrush stuff though. I would consider buying online. There's always deals and such.
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby BewareOfTom » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:48 am

well I have a few of those, and all the fine print doesnt say anything about them IIRC
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby Blue » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:07 am

BewareOfTom wrote:well I have a few of those, and all the fine print doesnt say anything about them IIRC

I couldn't remember if it said it or not. I would get it dude. Reliable company and great price for a 1st setup. Hope your local Michaels has some in stock.
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby BewareOfTom » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:10 am

yeah, might have to get them to order it for me though, last time I asked they literally had 0 airbrushing supplies
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby Nappen » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:17 am

Any thoughts on this one, I was also considering an airbrush, but am completely new to it. I don't know what a good price is?
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby Blue » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:53 am

I would avoid the first one. It's basically the same compressor I have with a different name on it and I wish I would have gotten a compressor with a tank. It's not bad but you will want to upgrade to a tank quickly. Not too sure about the brushes either as I couldn't find any brand names for them.

The second would be a better choice just for the tank alone. 'Master' certainly isn't the best brush out there but for a beginner it will do. You will probably want to upgrade your brush after a while. Take good care of the gravity fed one.

Not a bad price at all for what you get in the second link.
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby Nappen » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:36 am

thanks, I have been putting it off due to an upcoming move across country, but am getting the itch.
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby DFazakas » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:05 pm

I just bought the Airbrush-Depot Compressor Model TC-20T with the (3.5 litre tank), it looks like the same model from Nappen's second link on Amazon. Once I receive it and test it I'll post some feedback for anyone else looking for an entry level system.

A side note: I was skeptical about purchasing a small compressor with a relatively small tank because so many people recommend getting more power than you think you'll need. The hobby or studio compressors are more expensive than the garage counter parts because they are much quieter for working inside the house. If you can work in an outside shed or garage larger models are very cheap. I just saw an oil-less piston 1/4 HP Hyundai Compressor with 2 gallon tank for $88 at a Canadian Walmart. The (oil-less piston) is an important aspect when looking at compressors; you don't want oil getting into the air line ruining your paint job. So anyway, I discovered if I need a bigger compressor for bigger outside jobs in the future, it would be inexpensive.
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby BewareOfTom » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:18 pm

would it be worth it to buy the badger 105 for $220(before tax)? and thats without the compressor (but might be the kit, I dunno)
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby DFazakas » Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:43 pm

DFazakas wrote:I just bought the Airbrush-Depot Compressor Model TC-20T with the (3.5 litre tank), it looks like the same model from Nappen's second link on Amazon. Once I receive it and test it I'll post some feedback for anyone else looking for an entry level system.


Big dissapointment today the order arrived
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...but there was no tank in the box, or the hardware to mount a compressor to a tank. I've emailed them and I'm awaiting a response, but that's a pretty big error. I'll post a followup to see how TCPGlobal solves this problem.
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby DFazakas » Tue May 01, 2012 4:38 am

BewareOfTom wrote:Would it be worth it to buy the badger 105 for $220(before tax)? and thats without the compressor (but might be the kit, I dunno)


When viewing airbrush videos on YouTube you get to see that some painters have sponsors that give them free gear. The Badger rep mentioned this new model, you might want to inquire about this model as well http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BADGER-AIRBRUSH- ... 5893692c88
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Re: first time airbrush?

Postby marsniper27 » Thu May 03, 2012 3:47 pm

I would not buy from micheals.

Reason: the badger 105 is $220 I can get the Renegade Krome online shipped to me in Moncton for $127 the Krome has a MSRP of $198 that means even with a 50% coupon you are paying almost as much for the 105 as you can get the Krome for.


I am new and am ordering the Krome. From everything i have read it is a great airbrush and with the deals you can find online it is a great way to start as you get two needle sizes and can do both large areas and fine detail work.

As far as a compressor i have yet to decide due to space issues i am stuck going with a airbrush compressor but would rather gone with a larger garage one.
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