This is a follow up on my search for a compressor. I did choose the TC-20T from TCPglobal. It suits my needs but lack of information or shall I say my lack of deligence in reading and understanding the minimal specs on the compressor lead to a delay in getting all the required equipment to run any of the three airbushes I now have.
I purchased the Badger 105 Patriot initially to use, but was given a brand new Aztec (early generation model) which was never used as well as a Paasche #VL airbrush, which also is in excellant condition.
Now all three airbushes required three separate connections at the connection into each airbrush, which meant more money and time invested into finding these connections. I got the fittings through TCPglobal and Amazon after spending time looking at hardware stores for said fittings. No luck at the stores, so it was back to the internet. Thank God I finally have all that I need now. By the way American hardware stores or at least the ones in my area do not carry fittings for compressors in the BSP standard. If it's not NPT or any other American style fitting designation, then the internet is your only hope.
A word of caution. I have read customer reviews on these compressors and understand that they have had issues, but I hope mine will be minimal at best. I know these compressors from China may pose a problem in the future, but sometimes we have to settle for what we can find. I finally started up the compressor today and it did was it was supposed to do, fills the 3 liter tank, cuts off and starts near the required psi, so I am somewhat thrilled.
I will start practicing using the airbrushes now so I can officailly be a scale modeler again.