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  • Member since
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  • From: Chicago area
What aribrushes do you have?
Posted by modelmaker66 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3:49 PM

I have all Badger: a 150 with a .7 needle, A krome with a .22 and a sotar with a .22

 

I tries Harder and steenbeck but had spitting and cloging with them. I lie Iwata but do not like the threaded nozzles. That is a problem waiting to happen for me.

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    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:17 PM

One,Iwata HP-CS

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    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, September 21, 2019 4:43 PM

2, both badgers. A 100 with a fine head and a 150 with the medium. I use the 150 most of the time.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Aifix 1/72nd Gladiator Mk II & Mosquito Mk VI.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, September 21, 2019 5:20 PM

Two. Iwata Eclipse HP-CS and H&S Evolution Silverline 2 in 1.

Although I like everything about the H&S better, including how it feels in my hand, easy no-tool strip down, super-smooth trigger, I still tend to reach for the Iwata usually.

I guess it's because I keep a .5mm needle nozzle it in, I seldom find a need for the .4 of the H&S, let alone the .2. Plus I feel I can strip and clean the Iwata darn near blindfolded, I've done it so many times. Having typed that, it seems there really is no rational reason I use the Iwata more.

 

-Greg

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:34 PM

Too many.  I always fall back to my Paasche H.  The workhorse.

Thanks,

John

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    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:46 PM

2 that I always use.  A Badger 150 and a Badger 200.  The 200 is a gravity feed and it gets the most use.  The 150 gets used for larger area jobs.  I usually have medium needles in both of them.  I have a spare 150 and another 200 detail brush but I've never made friends with it.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:50 PM

I have 4 , 2 I use . an iwata HP-C plus my main one ,a beautiful brush . an iwata neo I use for priming .

greg , I have a H&S evolution , can't use it , spit's everywhere , which is unfortunate , cause when I get it going , it's a nice brush . for giggles , I saw a good review on the bartsharp airbrush's , haven't used it yet .

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:13 AM

One currently. A Badger 105.

I don't use an a/b too often as I'm out of aircraft and into ships.

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    December, 2018
Posted by Tosh on Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:17 AM

Iwata Eclipse HC-CS, NEO, NEO Trigger Gravity Feed AB, and a Chinese made suction feed AB. 

Your friend, Toshi

 Chinese AB

 Eclipse

 NEO

 Gravity feed trigger handle NEO

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, September 22, 2019 7:47 AM
3, an Iwata RG-3 for priming big stuff, a Badger Sotar for little stuff and a Badger Patriot 105 for everything else.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, September 22, 2019 8:11 AM

Hi;

     Although I don't use them much now I have these. A sixty year old year old De-Vilbis touch -up Auto Brush. a Fifty five year old Binks Wren. Two Paasche pro series Striping brushes and two Paasche Hobby Brushes.   

      Yes, they are old But, They still work well. Why? I have always done what PaPa tought me . Take of the Tools that earned me a living!  I don't have a picture, but, I also have a very old professional Air-Pro Sign painters unit. It still works, But it's so rare I don't use it much at all. Besides I cannot get replacement parts for it anymore.

 And being as it is an antique I will not mix and match parts to keep it running. My compressors have always been either W.R.Brown or De-Vilbis. Again,for sheer dependability and steadfast running ability. I had a Badger unit and burned it out painting Volkswagens.

     Oh, I'm sorry I forgot to mention My old Badger double action. I got it as a gift in the nice clear and red plastic case. Still use it and still put it in the case when clean and finished . I also use a very old, brand unknown, 35lb auto detail paint unit. It uses De-vilbis generic parts and such. It is about a fifty year old unit too. That one has so much overspray on it I would be afraid to try and clean it all off. It might fall apart !LOL.LOL.

Tanker-Builder says. Take care of your tools and they'll take care of you. I know, an old saying, But I just had to throw it in there. Happy Painting ......Tanker-Builder  

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:24 AM

Gravity feed double action Iwata something or another.  It’s a fine airbrush and works flawlessly.  But the user sucks (that’s me).

Siphon feed single action Badger 200, which is my workhorse AB for 38 years so far.

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:34 AM

steve5
greg , I have a H&S evolution , can't use it , spit's everywhere , which is unfortunate , cause when I get it going , it's a nice brush . for giggles , I saw a good review on the bartsharp airbrush's , haven't used it yet .

Hate to hear you're having trouble with it, Steve. As you said, it is such a nice airbrush.

Tongue Tied

 

-Greg

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:44 AM

Like several posters above I have both a Badger 100 and a 150- that is a SA and a DA.  My normal brushing is with the SA because it is easier to clean. I use the double action for camouflage and for color modulation and light stains.

I often have trouble with the latter, though, getting the fore and aft spring back in the exact right place after cleaning.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:39 AM

I have a Patriot 105 and a Sotar 20/20. The Patriot has a medium tip and gets the most use. The 20/20 has a very fine tip for close-up fine work but it doesn't come out very often.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, September 22, 2019 4:56 PM
Only own one airbrush a Badger 150.
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    March, 2008
Posted by Caveman on Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:06 PM

I have 6.  Two Badger 175s, two 350s, a Binks Wren and an Iwata gravity feed knockoff.

I generally use the 175 because it fits my rather large hands better than the pencil like bodies of most airbrushes.  I also like the fact that the parts are large and I find easier to clean.   I have however relegated one of the 350s to clearcoats only so I suppose it get used quite a bit as well.

 

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    September, 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Sunday, September 22, 2019 9:41 PM

I use an Iwata right now.  I still have a Badger 150 but don't use it often, but I still love it.  I also have an Aztec, it did good work for me. 

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    August, 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:02 PM

I've had one for over twenty years that I've never used. I think it's a Badger, but no clue what model. Maybe one of these days I'll dig it out of the "pile" and actually play with it.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:14 PM

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