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Badger Krome VS. Sotar

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  • Member since
    July, 2013
Badger Krome VS. Sotar
Posted by modelmaker66 on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:49 PM



I was wondering if there is any difference or reason I should get a Badger Krome with the .22 setup or the Badger Sotar with the .22 setup. Will one allow finer detail? needle taper difference? are they different in performance?  You are the experts but I am telling you up front that I am not considering any other airbrushes but theese two. Please help if you can.





  • Member since
    October, 2008
  • From: Fullerton, Calif.
Posted by Don Wheeler on Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:38 AM

The Sotar and Krome nozzles and needles look the same.  I doubt whether you would see any difference in performance.  The main differences in the two airbrushes are the larger cup and heavier weight of the Krome.  The distance from trigger to nozzle is shorter on the Sotar, which could be nice for detail work.


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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Virginia
Posted by Wingman_kz on Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:51 AM
I have a Sotar and like it a lot. It's my understanding that you can use Krome needles and tips in the Sotar. They're much less expensive but the needles won't have the little plastic ball on the back end. The cup still holds a good amount of paint and the Sotar is smaller and lighter. Either would be a good choice. In my opinion :-)



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