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airbrush comparison
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 2:13 PM
I'm planning to add another airbrush to my arsonal.

Choices:

1- Tamiya HG SF
2- Iwata HP-C +
2- Iwata Micron-B

?'s:

How does the Tamiya and Iwata HP-C+ compare?
How do the Tamiya and HP-C compare to the Micron-B?
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 4:56 PM
I don't have a Tamiya airbrush but it looks like a Rich airbrush, I forget the model number. I wouldn't recommend the Micron B for model work. The nozzle is tinny and model paints have large pigment particles compared to illustration paint. I have sprayed model paint through but it had to be thinned so much it was like spraying a wash on and had to spray at a really low pressure. I wouldn't get one unless you really want too and then the Micron-C would be a better choice. I have found that my HP-C and my Bearair C-5 handle all types of paint and haven't had any trouble with them. The HP-C+ is a good choice because of the upgades over a normal HP-C. The C-5 is the same as the HP-C but has a preset handle. All that being said I mostly use my 100Lg w/med head for my model work. This is just my opinion. Ask yourself what uou are really going to be using the airbrush for and that should help your decision.
John
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 9:13 PM
none. go with an omni Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by MikeV on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 9:27 PM
Unless you are an illustrator or someone doing precise graphics on automotive paint jobs, I wouldn't consider the Micron as it is outrageously expensive and overkill for most modelling.

What are you looking for in an airbrush that your others cannot do?

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 11:20 PM
I always thought that Iwata makes the airbrushes for Tamiya. I don't think Tamiya actually manufactures airbrushes. Anybody knows who slaps on the Tamiya name for them?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 18, 2004 12:35 PM
a factory known simply as "the factory" where iwata, tamiya, richpen, and paasche(ithink) are made
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Posted by MikeV on Thursday, March 18, 2004 7:04 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 1337

a factory known simply as "the factory" where iwata, tamiya, richpen, and paasche(ithink) are made


Paasche? I don't think so. Laugh [(-D]

Fujiosaki is where "The Factory" is from what my buddy Scooter told me.
According to what he told me it is an independent entity that builds airbrushes and sprayguns for Iwata, Olympos, Richpen, Peak, and many others.
I am sure Tamiya is certainly built there also as they look just like an Iwata.

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:25 PM
so wher IS Paasche made?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:29 PM
In the US
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Posted by MikeV on Thursday, March 18, 2004 8:33 PM
They are made in the U.S.A. in Harwood Heights, IL
Jens Paasche was a Norweigan gunsmith and worked for Wold Airbrush Company and then Thayer & Chandler.
He opened Paasche Airbrush Company in 1904.
http://www.andypenaluna.com/history/19cpages/paas.html

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 19, 2004 5:54 PM
so that makes 4 famous companys that make airbrushes in usa...

Badger
T&c
paasche
aztek
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Posted by KJ200 on Monday, March 22, 2004 6:57 AM
I make that 3 famous.

1 infamous.

Karl

Currently on the bench: AZ Models 1/72 Mig 17PF

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Posted by MusicCity on Monday, March 22, 2004 7:23 AM
QUOTE: so that makes 4 famous companys that make airbrushes in usa...

Badger
T&c

Sort of ... actually T&C is owned by Badger now, or Badger is manufacturing T&C. Not exactly sure how it works, but they are under the same roof, so to speak.
Scott Craig -- Nashville, TN -- My Website -- My Models Page
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Posted by Build22 on Monday, March 22, 2004 7:57 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by roman1772

I'm planning to add another airbrush to my arsonal.

Choices:

1- Tamiya HG SF
2- Iwata HP-C +
2- Iwata Micron-B

?'s:

How does the Tamiya and Iwata HP-C+ compare?
How do the Tamiya and HP-C compare to the Micron-B?


Might find this interesting

http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/other/tamair/tamair.htm




Jim [IMG]
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 22, 2004 5:51 PM
tamiya airbrush parts are hard to come by, and expensive (coast airbrush hg-sf needle: $26

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