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Do Harder & Steenbeck Airbrushes ever go on sale?

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Do Harder & Steenbeck Airbrushes ever go on sale?
Posted by Leichenmacher on Thursday, July 18, 2019 8:48 AM

Getting ready to pull the trigger on the Harder & Steenbeck Infinity CR+ 2in1 (Version 2) (HS# 126594-2) and wondering if this brand is ever on sale?

Maybe sales are more likely done not by brand but by the reseller in general?

At $320, it's a spendy endevour!

Anyone ever see these on sale anywhere?

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Posted by Leichenmacher on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:29 PM

Ok, well that's a first for a "no-reply".  In the meantime, I found a place substantially less than everyone else and I've ordered one.  I'll follow up here once I've received and inspected it.

Thanks!

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:01 PM

I would be interested in seeing your impression of your new airbrush.

     I bought an IWATA HS(?), double action a few years ago, beautiful brush, easy to clean, works great.....when I get to use it.

     Honestly I thought those uber hi dollar aribrushes were myth, anyone who has one never speaks of where to get one.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Leichenmacher on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:45 PM

Yeah, I have the Iwata HP-CS with both the 0.5 and 0.35 needle/nozzle sets.  It's a good brush and I like it, though sometimes (if I don't get it cleaned out as well as I should) I'll pick it up to discover the trigger has become stiff/stuck.  But, a thorough cleaning resolves it.

Also separately purchased the crown cap for closer detail work, but not really sure it does much for you.

In the meantime, I've ordered one and I'll follow up once I've got it in-hand!

Between the two brushes, I'll now have the option of 0.2mm, 0.35mm, 0.4mm and 0.5mm.

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Posted by Snibs on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:33 PM

H&S is a very versatile brush as well, I love mine.

Mick.

On The Bench.

Tooheys.

 

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:35 PM

Leichenmacher
Ok, well that's a first for a "no-reply"

I hope you don't take that in a bad way. I think it's because nobody who read your question remembers a sale. Plus it's been quiet here in general.

I really like my H&S 2 in 1 but I'm not sure I recall a sale. Chicago Airbrush might have had promotions from time to time, but I think they are either gone or reorgnized or something.

I'm glad you found a good deal anyway.

-Greg

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Posted by laskdjn on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:21 PM

I traded my Iwata HP-CS for an H&S Evolution CR+ and have never looked back.   Amazing airbrush and way more forgiving then the eclipse in my opinion

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:45 PM

Leichenmacher

Yeah, I have the Iwata HP-CS with both the 0.5 and 0.35 needle/nozzle sets.  It's a good brush and I like it, though sometimes (if I don't get it cleaned out as well as I should) I'll pick it up to discover the trigger has become stiff/stuck.  But, a thorough cleaning resolves it.

Also separately purchased the crown cap for closer detail work, but not really sure it does much for you.

In the meantime, every place I looked into for the HS brush (HS# 126594) wanted $320 for it.  But I found it at air-craft.net in the UK for €166.66!  So (in theory) even after any applicable customs and the exchange rate, I should come out ahead.

I'll follow up once I've got it in-hand!

Between the two brushes, I'll now have the option of 0.2mm, 0.35mm, 0.4mm and 0.5mm.

 

 

If you are referring to the small cap that basically protects the needle at the end of the airbrush (when you say you got a "crown cap for detail work"), I took airbrush classes (automotive custom paint...)with a professional custom airbrush artist, Micky Harris, and his rule of thumb was to just remove that cap alltogether when using your airbrush, and, of course, putting it back on when finished with the brush...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Leichenmacher on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:27 PM

Yes, that’s what I meant.  The standard cap is just flat.  The idea behind the crown cap is to provide openings for some of the air to escape when you’re up close, thus reducing turbulence.  But yeah, I’ll probably just get into the habit you suggested as it doesn’t seem to be very effective if you ask me.

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Posted by Leichenmacher on Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:32 PM

The airbrush has arrived (along with some custom length hoses I'd ordered).  I'll try it out this weekend and post back my thoughts on it.  It looks and feels fantastic!

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