Reddit reviews Master Airbrush Portable Hobby Airbrush Craft Spray Booth (Without Optional LED Lighting) for Painting All Art, Cake, Craft, Hobby, Nails, T-Shirts & More. Includes 5.6ft Exhaust Extension Hose
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Master Airbrush Brand-Powerful: 25 Watts with a 4 Cubic Meters/Minute Fan Extraction RateOn/Off Switch 7-1/2" Diameter Revolving Turntable: Allows you to Reach all the Areas to be PaintedDC Motor: Operates at 12V DC Using a Direct Plug in 110V AC Adapter, 16.5" Wide x 19" Deep x 13.5" High
Acrylic through an airbrush has very little smell, but that doesn't mean you should spray without a mask or good ventilation.
Several people have recommended this (or similar): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2TESUQ
This spray booth folds up into a stupidly small rectangular box that's really easy to store. Even with an open window in front of you, I'd probably still recommend getting a booth just to keep overspray from going all over your desk/work area/room.
Here's a link to the one I got on Amazon:
Master Airbrush Brand Portable Hobby Airbrush Spray Booth (without Optional LED Lighting) for Painting All Art, Cake, Craft, Hobby, Nails, T-shirts & https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2TESUQ?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
It's seems pretty good. I haven't been able to test mine with paint but I did plug it in real quick when I got it and it seems like it's pretty strong. Hopefully this week I'll be able to start.
I was looking at getting something like this
Does anyone have any experience with that?
If you're talking about this model
I just got the updated version, it does the job well for airbrushing at around 15-25 psi, I haven't tried it with anything else though. The LED lights it comes with are bright and the fans are strong. I've read reviews that some people have problems with it after a couple of months and others say it works very well after a year plus of regular use.
But they're easy to fold and relatively light so very easy to transport from one location to another
If you do this, please make sure to use brushless fans. Don't need those flammable VOCs blowing past little sparks.
If you would rather buy than build, get one of these. I use mine daily and love it.
My compressor recently died and I was looking for a cheaper one as well. The guy at my local hobby shop talked me into a Paasche D500SR which was a bit more than I wanted to spend but I am extremely happy with it. Very quiet and solid flow. You can probably find one on Amazon for about $120
You can also get portable spray booths with exhaust hoses as well, very handy and quick to set up
Here you go
edit: I know you probably wanted a cheap cardboard box solution. But paint fumes in doors aren't something to play around with.
one of these is what i use
Since you have a Harbor Freight near you, if you don't care about noise, then this post from awhile back is still relevant for your budget. If you live in an apartment and/or noise matters, then cheap Master airbrush sets are your best bet.
If you want to build a ghetto spray booth AND care about your health, this guide is a good read. Otherwise, Master Portable Booths get the job done, though they seem to be a lot more expensive now than they were a couple months ago (~$60-$70 with shipping). If you can get them cheap, they are very portable when folded up, which is great for storage in an apartment and travelling to gunpla builder get-togethers. But they are basically high power computer fans with a power supply, basic fiberglass filters, and a plastic housing, which can be DIY for less.
edit: NEOs are good but sometimes if you are patient, you can get a significantly better brush for less. Some good ones are:
There are some caveats with each of these, such as not having extra nozzles of different sizes, or not having good local suppliers for replacement parts. On that note, if you buy off of Craigslist, you should try to get as much of a discount as possible, even if it still looks "brand new." If it breaks down on you right away, depending on how difficult it is to procure replacement parts, you might as well have bought a brand new brush to begin with. But sometimes you can get a really good deal.
It's also not a bad idea to start off cheap to see if you enjoy airbrushing, have a feasible set up for it, AND have the time for it to make it worth your while. From a cheap brush like a NEO or a Master kit, you can incrementally upgrade brush, compressor, accessories for the most part, so long as you can find the right adapters for the various air tool fittings. Old or "bad" brushes can still be good for laying down primer or basecoats that are harder to mess up, while reserving the better brushes for shading and detail work.
Get a paint respirator and you are good to go.
To protect others in the same home/apartment and to protect the stuff in your room from paint. Build or buy a paint booth that expels out the window like this:
Master Airbrush Portable Hobby Airbrush Craft Spray Booth (without Optional LED Lighting) for Painting All Art, Cake, Craft, Hobby, Nails, T-shirts & https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2TESUQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_PYfsELXRniQzM
This is advice from someone that doesn't own or plan to own a spray booth (I wear a mask and open windows), but afaik the set up in commercial spray booth should be spark proof so it doesn't set shit on fire or even better (arguable point imo) the explosions at bay.
Every pic I see with a booth is that cheapo foldable one and people shoot lacquer at it with cero problems, fires and death reported so far.
If you're a pussy and explosions and fire terrify you then I assume that you'll need to """"invest"""" more than 100 bucks in a real paint booth from a real company you can sue
Thank you very much for your reply, I appreciate it.
If I may just confirm, is the spray booth that you have and you feel it does well at grabbing all the particulate/dust?
Thank you again, have a great day.
One of these:
Basically an open box with an exhaust fan that draws any overspray through an air filter and exhausts it somewhere else, usually a window. I don't bother with the exhaust on mine, though I do watch where the exhaust hits the wall to see how much, if any, paint gets through.
I airbrushed in a tiny apartment for a year before I moved somewhere larger. I used this booth (https://www.amazon.ca/Master-Airbrush-Extension-Revolving-Turntable/dp/B00B2TESUQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1484057824&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=hobby+spray+booth) which you can fold up when not in use. Just pop that hose out a window and you're golden.
The thing that actually took up more space than the airbrushing gear itself was my parts on alligator clips while I was building a kit.
Anyone care to provide some input on my first air brush setup? I haven't bought it yet but this is what I'm planning on purchasing:
Airbrush = Badger 105 Patriot
Compressor = Master Airbrush TC-40T
Spray Booth = Master Portable Spray Booth
Here's a few of the lingering questions I have:
I got an airbrush for Christmas and picked this up:
It is a fold- up airbrush station that blows the paint fumes out the window. Maybe that would work? I havent tried it yet, because my airbrush is in the mail.
So still a work in progress. But I figured I would post up what I have so far. Had a catastrophic failure on the hands, broke the outer pieces that the fingers snap in to. Have some touch ups to do and stripping and repainting on the skirts in the works also. Still need to decal, top coat and panel line. But pretty happy with how things are turning out. This is the airbrush kit I am using, along with this hood and if you don't have one of these lamps, do yourself a favor and pick on up. They are awesome.
Get something like this:
Real great with the vent tubing, just get it out a window or something.
For airbrushes, I'm personally a fan of the Neo by Iwata, especially their gravity feed (cup) model. The brush is well built, fairly easy to take apart and clean, and has very few issues with most paints and other products you may put through it.
I picked mine up on sale for around $50, and if you have a Michael's or Hobby Lobby nearby, you may be able to pick it for less with one of their one-item coupons they release occasionally. It's also nice if you have a hobby store near by as you can drop in a pick up replacement needles or nibs if you accidentally drop it >.>; . Needles and nibs typically cost in the 10-15 dollar range for replacements, so not too terrible.
For compressors, a simple compressor with a tank will work wonderfully, so long as it has a proper pressure regulator and water trap. I have this compressor and it works well, after I got the correct airbrush hose to attach to the NEO.
There are a couple extra tools that can help with airbrushing as well, but most can be picked up at a later point. Something I would recommend that you get with the initial purchase is a spray booth. This allows you a place to spray into and capture many of the errant particles of paint from your airbrush. Combined with a proper respirator mask, it will ensure that you don't breath in any of the particulate from airbrushing, and hopefully don't have airbrush paints drying on items they weren't directly sprayed on. I would say of the two, the mask is the most important to have.
A quick-disconnect is useful for cleaning and swapping airbrushes, but isn't really necessary at first. A cleaning pot is also useful as it gives you a dedicated space to spray out leftover paint and cleaing fluid, and should stay fairly contained.
I would also look at purchasing a ultrasonic cleaner further on, as it is amazingly helpful for cleaning the airbrush when paint has leaked into the body, or spilled into places it shouldn't be.
Other's can probably offer advice as well, but that's what I currently use. Hope this helps!
if you have any other beginner questions, dont forget to post them here
this is a great Airbrush starter kit.
I got one a little over a year ago and it has held up really well for the price.
I would recommend using Tamiya Acrylic paints, thinned either with alcohol based thinner, or lacquer thinner.
you will also need a spray booth, a DIY booth would be the cheapest route but many folks go for this one and it seems to do the job.
there are many other supplies( respirator, pipettes, alligator clips, skewers, etc) you can pick up but those are the big items to get started.
Looking to set up a spray area in my apartment in the near future, but first a couple of questions:
If you want to be extra safe a respirator and a spray booth is what you want.
I have one of these hobby spray booths setup in my garage for winter painting. I didn't spend that much on it though, they can be had cheaper on ebay. The switch went bad on mine, so I had it open. It's just a large computer box fan, a duct, a filter, and some shielding, so if you're handy you could probably build one.
There is but it is challenging... and can get expensive. Here are some options.
Either way the largest challenge will be dealing with overspray that will be in the exhaust from the booth.
Man you guys have it good in the US. Those kits are way more expensive in Canada :P That spray booth looks great! Too bad it's twice the price on amazon.ca D: \
Edit: How often do you worry about that thing blowing up?
Some Compressor + Airbrush sets are good (like those from Pasche or Iwata) but it's all relative to your needs (as a good brush might not be good for Gunpla due to the scale) and what is offered.
There's actually a very good deal going on right now, as you can get a Paasche TG-3F with Compressor and all your needed accessories + Prime shipping (or free Super Saver shipping.)
With this set you have all you need to functionally airbrush but you'll also want to pick up some needed "accessories" for you.
You will also want to pick up some glass jars (for storing & mixing paints) as well as some plastic pipes for more accurate paint measurements (makes the jars less messy as well.)
I highly suggest getting an easy to clean brand of paint like Vallejo Air to start with, so you can learn with less trouble as Vallejo can be cleaned up in an instant with Windex or water.
Selling - prices do not include shipping shipping will be via USPS flat rate, either small or medium (airbrush stuff probably large). Let me know if you want me to include box art and/or manual as well.
* RG Strike Freedom Wing of Skies Bandai - $20 I already tried it on for my RG SF * RG Strike Freedom - $10 panel lined, decal'd. Parts of gold frame painted with gold * Master Airbrush® Brand Airbrush 3 in 1 Cleaning Pot-air Brush Holder-paint/car - $5+shipping; used once with the airbrush set link * Master Airbrush® Brand Portable Hobby Airbrush Spray Booth - $60+shipping; used once with the airbrush set; link * Master Airbrush Brand High Performance Multi-purpose Gravity Feed Dual-action Airbrush Kit with 6 Foot Hose and a Powerful 1/5hp Single Piston Quiet Air Compressor - $60+shipping; used once to put primer on a few parts for a car kit. link
I've been using one of these for airbrushing (as well as using a mask) and it seems to work well. It should help glue fumes too if you vent it to outside.
Edit: Looks like list may not be showing so here are the components:
Airbrush: Iwata Plus C dual action
Compressor: Not sure which one to get?
I'm currently in a studio apartment and in med school so obviously I'm tight on a lot of things, but I would like to get into airbrushing.
I've heard the iwata was good, but I'm confused about the compressors b/c I want something quiet so I chose a couple (two of them look to be the same). Also, instead of making a spray booth I wanted to save time and just get a pre made one.
If I order the iwata, a compressor (Are the ones I've chosen any good?), and a spray booth will I be set? Since I live in a small apartment I'm planning on using acrylics to be safe. Just to clarify, I've read the faq and other threads about airbrushing but wanted to see if this particular setup is any good.
>Would you have a guess at consistency? Does a base coat like 50 paint / 50 water? Just an idea of an amount?
Depends on how thick the paint is, really. It can change from color to color, and even pot to pot. Varies with age of the paint too.
There is no magic ratio that I have found. It has to be mixed where it's thin enough to flow but still be able to stick. Too thick and it sputters, too thin and it goes on like a wash.
It's not that hard, just make adjustments as you're spraying.
>Damn! haha. Do the metal flakes give the brush issue?
Yes sir! Hit that one on the head.
>What is better? Do you use them both?
I use about 50/50 bottled water/vallejo flow improver.
Flow improver isn't cheap, but makes the paint stick a bit better.
Water is cheap, but turns the paint to a wash. 50/50 seems to work for me.
Kenny Boucher is the one that turned me on to the flow improver/water mix. He calls it "Gangsta Gumbo"
>When you say badger specific parts, do you mean replacement parts? How often do you have to replace pieces on them?
Mainly the oddball thread size where you connect your air supply from the compressor. The air hose was hard to find locally. Still ended up having to get some stuff from home depot to make it fit the compressor.
I think Iwata uses standard threads.
Replacement parts too, though that is true of any airbrush.
>What primer would you recommend using in your brush? I generally prefer a matte black.
Vallejo Surface Primer all day, baby! They have it in quite a few colors. I usually go with black.
>Are these small enough to place on my desk? I don't have much extra room in my office. Link to a decent one?
I find mine to be invaluable, I would not airbrush any other way. It is about 30" wide x 16" tall x 24" deep + hose that runs to the window out of the back of it. You will need a light for it.
edit After looking at the measurements on Amazon, it appears my memory for scale is borked. Is smaller than I said above.
>Thanks so much for taking the time to spread the knowledge!
No problem bud! The airbrush has saved me a ridiculous amount of time and made my models look far better.
An Airbrush Booth is essentially the most compact way to set up adeqeuate ventilation if you're not working in an area that's naturally well ventilated (like a garage or something). It's just like the fume hood on your stove or the exhasut fan in the bathroom, only it's generally connected to a box of some kind, usually with a light, and a lazy susan. I've linked that "standard" commercially available one, but there are other options as well. Some people DIY them as well, though i wouldn't recommend it if you don't have access to the tools and know-how to do it already.