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u/RavenOdette · 3 pointsr/airbrush

Honestly at that age I'd recommend one of those kits that you clip a marker into an airbrush device, Crayola makes one and so does Copic, and I'm sure other companies do as well (fair warning, Copic markers are spendy, about 8 or 9 dollars for a single marker)

Here's the Crayola one

Crayola Air Marker Sprayer, Marker Art Tool, Turn Markers Into Spray Art, Airbrush Like a Pro,

And here's the Copic one

Copic Air Brush System Kit #3

These in general are less expensive and less messy and less complex than a real airbrush system but is good to get a general idea of techniques, using a marker instead of paint that you got to mix to proper consistency and color, easier to clean out and using a foot pump or a can of compressed air rather than a big air compressor which will run a couple hundred bucks on its own.

If she enjoys it and gets the hang of it you can talk with her down the road about upgrading and get an actual airbrush and a mini compressor like this (which is incidentally the one I currently use)

PointZero Mini Portable Airbrush Air Compressor w/ Hose and AC/DC Adaptor

Best of luck hope that helps

u/GoLightLady · 2 pointsr/airbrush

I have an Iwata and I really like it. It was the best for a beginner and would work well still as I get better. Plus it's easier to improve when the equipment isn't part of the problem.

This is the one:

Iwata Eclipse (ECL 4500) HP-CS Large Gravity Feed .35mm Airbrush with IS-35 Ninja Jet Studio Series Compressor

It's range is 20 psi. Works best for doing miniatures and smallish sculpture.

And as far as cleaning... Buy a cheap cleaning kit, about $6. And cheap window wiper fluid for your car. It's the cheapest cleaning agent but is the same as the pricey stuff 'made for airbrush'. Learned this from an experienced airbrush artist. I paid $4 for a gallon.

Honestly that's all you need other than paint. I use Vallejo thinner, highly recommend.

Depending on what you're painting, I paint my polymer clay (plastic) sculptures and can recommend mediums if you are going that direction.

u/jayadan · 1 pointr/airbrush

If that's all you want to do then almost any airbrush will get the job done, but if you think that there's even a chance that you want to go further than that, you might consider getting something at least reasonably good.

I like the Iwata Neo as a good starter brush.

Have you thought about asking around to your friends and seeing if any of them have an airbrush you can borrow? Alternatively, you could look around and see if anybody is offering an airbrush demo/class in your area.

u/VicGenesis · 2 pointsr/airbrush

First things first, how big is the armor? Is this something you'll be wearing? If so, a smaller one like this will make your life hard. They get hot really fast and they'll shut off on you. The thing about them is that they run constantly. Push the trigger, it fires up to keep up with the air demand. It can be done, but it'll take awhile. I painted a helmet with one of these and it was very frustrating.

I do suggest investing in something else. Something like this California Air Tools compressor will do you a lot more justice. The storage tank really helps. Your compressor won't turn on as much, thus leading to a much longer lifespan. I have the 6310A version and it has been going strong for about 2 years now. I have been using it for my airbrushes and my smaller spray guns. It easily powers my LPH80 mini gun when I'm painting motorcycle parts. You can usually spray for about 10-15 minutes before the motor kicks in. This is when I spray at lower psi. If you're spraying at a higher psi it'll turn on faster, but it's still not as loud as many conventional compressors. You won't need ear plugs. When it does it isn't very loud. I can turn mine on at 2am when my family is asleep and they can't hear it upstairs. Invest your money wisely as a hobbyist.

I do suggest investing in a mini gun eventually. You'll get faster coverage and more even coverage. If you have any questions feel free to message me. I had to teach myself because no one was willing to help me. I don't mind helping people out whether they have questions about materials or equipment.

u/DrStalker · 1 pointr/airbrush

You're not going to get a good setup for under $100, but you can get a functional setup to get started and upgrade later if you want.

What did you get from masters? Was it something like this kit because that's probably the best sort of thing to get at the cheap end to get started, and once you learn what you're doing/how to clean & maintain tings/what you want from an airbrush you can upgrade.

In what way was the airbrush not working? And for paint lures are you using acrylic paints or something more involved to work with?

u/thelastbaldwin · 2 pointsr/airbrush

Here is the hobby compressor that I bought and am happy with. I recommend compressor with a tank because the airflow is much more constant.

I bought a cheap Iwata Neo and used a generic airbrush that came with my first compressor before I picked up a Badger Patriot 105. From my experience cheap airbrushes are simply more prone to clogging. If the airbrush can spray water without trouble, it'll probably just be a matter of finding the right ratio in order to get paint to flow. I do recommend just throwing down for a better airbrush, specifically the 105. As far as paints for testing, I recommend just getting a small bottle of Model Air paint. They're specifically thinned for airbrushing and have finer pigment so you should be able to test with them without having to mess with thinning.

u/wind-raven · 2 pointsr/airbrush

If you don’t have a compressor already go with this kit as a starting point. There are other options of similar kits with more stuff, but this is as basic as I would go.

If you already have a compressor I got this one. There are other kits with different needle sizes for not much more if you want to go to that. For me, I figure if I want a different needle size I’ll be to the point of getting a better airbrush so I went with the single needle.

For paints I like Vallejo game air. The badger air paints are good on paper but on minies they are a bit thin on coverage.

u/disgustipated · 1 pointr/airbrush

The most important thing with a booth exhaust fan is that it's listed as brushless or spark protected. Volatiles, like paint fumes are combustible. You don't want to pass flammables through a sparking fan.

I have a paint booth like this. The filter's 9x16 inches, and it uses a 4-inch high-power fan similar to a PC case fan.

u/Ehur444444 · 2 pointsr/airbrush

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.

u/nicely11b · 1 pointr/airbrush

Do they work? Yes. Are they good? No. They're made cheaply and they're inconsistent. Do you need an air source? If you're just looking for a cheaper brush, look at Neo for Iwata. They are, pretty much, manufactured to Iwata's standards, but half the cost. It's what I've been using for the last two years without any problems. I actually just replaced the nozzle a week ago. If you're looking for compressors also, you can get something like this. It is a cheaper model but it has worked fine for me.

u/Aimnlo · 1 pointr/airbrush

I've only had two but getting one with an air tank helps. That way it only runs to keep the tank full.
I've been happy with this one and it's fairly quiet. Much quieter than the Badger one I'd had before.

u/crakawinterzz · 2 pointsr/airbrush

From a perspective of just buying a airbrush this past weekend, this is my mindset:
I bought
At $90 and using it few times already, I feel like I'm already gaining experience in what I feel like I can accomplish and what I feel is capable in doing. I feel like Id be at the same level with this one vs buying the max level dollar cost one. As I max out my level of knowledge I will eventually upgrade. If I mess something up at the mechanical level of the airbrush, I can troubleshoot and figure it out without the anxiety of messing up some high dollar item. And if I do do some permanent damage due to lack of knowledge, I learn from it without a huge burn to the wallet.

u/ajqx · 1 pointr/airbrush

I would suggest something like that for the lowest price:

I think the compressor will be good , the airbrush will be enough to start. If she really likes it she will just have to upgrade the airbrush. The compressors comes with a water trap built in. Get some airbrush ink set and you are good !

u/trashcanreddit · 2 pointsr/airbrush

thats a great starter airbrush and should be perfect as a workhorse.

you just need a basic airbrush compressor to start with. the cost goes up the more quiet the compressor is while building up pressure.

i use this kit

the hose it comes with should work with the neo.

u/Urzawrym · 2 pointsr/airbrush

For your budget I'll go with a Badger Patriot 105 Arrow, it's so easy to use and clean and the Arrow will give you a fine line if needed. A cheap compressor with a tank and a quick connect and you're good to go !

Badger Patriot Arrow :

Quick connect Badger for all hose :

Cheap Compressor :

With airbrush cleaner and thinner, and a cleaner pot, I think I fit your budget.... You can use the standard Badger Patriot 105 but the needle is .75mm instead of .5mm so you get less fines lines

u/crazyaky · 3 pointsr/airbrush

That is the one, without the lighting. I wound up getting [this one] ( because it was roughly the same total cost as the one you linked to since I have prime for free shipping and it came with the lights. If I had to do it over, I would probably get the one you linked to and get some of the LED's pointed out by /u/Bastidgeson.

Here is a video I found of someone actually using the booth. Skip to around 3:20. My only other comment is to make sure that there is enough room for the unit plus the hose coming out of the back wherever you are putting it. I have mine set up on a counter top (standard 24" deep) and, even angling the hoses at 90's to snake it to the window, the booth still sticks out over the edge of the counter by around 8 inches. I measured from the wall to the front edge and it's about 32 1/2" in total, from the front edge to the back curve of the hose. I wound up getting 3 pieces of scrap wood to put under it as support, just in case.

I decided to try to take a photo to show you what the built-in lighting looks like. I manually set up the photo so it looks very close to what I was seeing. I put that orange paint in there to really show the blue lighting effect on color. The 'white' stuff has been base coated with Vallejo Ivory. The AT-ST's in the back are the gray Krylon primer, prepped for painting. As a contrast photo, here are some y-wings with the same Vallejo Ivory (and one with just white Krylon primer), but under natural LED lighting. Also, you can see two of my tricks for prepping to airbrush large groups of things. For flat-ish objects, I can use double-sided tape on those jumbo craft sticks. For everything else, I use the blue poster tack stuff. I also keep empty medicine bottles in case there is just one thing that I am painting. Really, that turntable hasn't helped me much.

u/andrewlantz · 1 pointr/airbrush

I have this one. It is great and it has never let me down. As far as an airbrush, I suggest the Neo. If you are from the US they will be cheaper yet.

u/basura_trash · 1 pointr/airbrush

I went ahead an replaced the fan after all. I bought a fan and a power adapter for it. I now have a working booth.

u/nadeen-alghanim · 1 pointr/airbrush

Is this one ok pressure gauge i saw cheaper but i don’t know what is the good one so i pick this

u/holocause · 2 pointsr/airbrush

If you already have the hose that comes with those China airbrushes (1/8 size). You will need this adapter to be able to fit your badger appropriately to the hose you already have.

A more convenient and practical solution though is to get a Iwata QD set

and then just get a Badger QD adapter. The reason being that 1/8th fittings are more commonly used by more airbrushes (Iwata, Chinese made, GREX, Harder&SteenBeck, Mr.Hobby, Tamiya) than Badger's fittings. Sticking with 1/8th gives you more options and it is better that your Badger adapt to the 1/8th fittings rather than the other way around where you have your China and other airbrushes adapt to Badger's fittings.

Also, for these QD and coupler attachments. I advice you buy the real branded ones from Iwata and Badger. Do not settle for those unknown China branded ones as they leak air horribly.

u/The_cogwheel · 1 pointr/airbrush

If this was the kit you're looking at then I should warn you that it is missing the compressor. If you already have an air compressor capable of producing a steady 20PSI then you'll be good to go, but if you still need a compressor them, fair warning: the compressor can be just as expensive as the airbrush itself - which is probably why they didnt include one in that kit. Asside from a missing compressor, it does look like a solid kit

u/madigital1 · 1 pointr/airbrush

ZENY Pro 1/5 HP Airbrush Air Compressor Airbrushing Kit w/ 3L Tank and 6FT Hose Multipurpose for Hobby Paint Cake Tattoo Nail

Own it myself. External tank and . . . Do I even have to mention the price. Nice unit.

u/Brutal_Boost · 1 pointr/airbrush

Master Airbrush Multi-purpose Gravity Feed Dual-action Airbrush Kit with 6 Foot Hose and a Powerful 1/5hp Single Piston Quiet Air Compressor

That's the one I got.

u/k1ngisamu · 1 pointr/airbrush

remember to get spare parts for the badger ab. those are not expensive but better safe than sorry. a couple of needles and nozzles should do. you need to get an hose adapter too . i think this one will do

u/jayrock5150 · 2 pointsr/airbrush

I have this, and I love it. The brush is not bad. $60 you can get iwata airbrush and the setup won't be bad at all.

VIVOHOME 110-120V Professional Airbrushing Paint System with 1/5 HP Air Compressor and 1 Airbrush Kit

u/jsullivandigs · 1 pointr/airbrush

I was thinking something along these lines:

ZENY Pro 1/5 HP Airbrush Air Compressor Airbrushing Kit w/ 3L Tank and 6FT Hose Multipurpose for Hobby Paint Cake Tattoo Nail

Not sure what you could do to make it quieter. Maybe sit it on a towel to absorb some of the vibration or something like that?

u/Jeff_Faust · 3 pointsr/airbrush

This and a mating NPT fitting ought to do it. A water trap is probably a good idea, too.

u/Newman4185 · 1 pointr/airbrush

Airbrush/Compressor used: From Amazon

First I disassembled the controller, then sanded it with fine grit sandpaper. I used opaque white (Createx 5212) as a base coat. Once dry, I proceeded with Fluorescent Violet (Createx 5401) in two coats. I then applied 3 layers of gloss top coat (Createx 5604) with a heat gun application in between.

u/kjsgss06 · 1 pointr/airbrush

This is the adapter I use with a standard 1/8" hose.

Badger Air-Brush Co. 51-042...

u/SnowblindAlbino · 1 pointr/airbrush

Can't you just add a secondary regulator downstream from the broken one? Then you can drop your 60 to 30 without worrying about the original.

That said, I have an older Badger and the regulator appears to do nothing until it is turned almost to the extreme end of its range-- sits at 80 psi until the last 1/2 turn, after which it drops right to where I need it.

u/Low718 · 2 pointsr/airbrush

I used one of these with no issues, don't forget to wrap the threads with Teflon tape to stop any air leaks

u/EmotiveBubble · 2 pointsr/airbrush

I realize you said she already had done the "kids" pumping version of the airbrush, but there are also a couple versions that are battery operated.

Crayola $19

Alex Toys $17

If you were serious about it not being a toy however, there are some cheap alternative systems that wouldn't be good for an adult trying to get serious but for a kid should be more than enough.

Master Airbrush $80

u/hp0 · 1 pointr/airbrush

As others have said. The only difference between an airbrush compressor and a shop compressor is the water trap and max output pressure.

You can buy a water trap for £15 in the uk. Prolly equiv in US. That also has a pressure control switch and a gauge to ensure you keep the pressure at the 20psi or below that is usually needed for an airbrush.

But the water trap is about the most important bit. Without that as the air expands into the hose water condensation will build up messing up your paint royally.

This is the trap that came with my airbrush specific compressor.