SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Badger 100

329 views
8 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Northern Nevada
Badger 100
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 8:44 PM

my go to detail brush remains Badger’s 100 with its .25 fine nozzle/needle setup.  The 100 always sprays softly and with an addition of a high roller trigger, I can control camo patterns better than my other guns.

My 100 is 25 yrs old.  Love these old Badgers, and their excellent customer service as well.

 

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: Roanoke Virginia
Posted by Strongeagle on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:33 PM

Dear HighDesert,

I've got to throw in with you.  I have a Badger 100 with a side feed cup that I got in 1986.  It's like a little jewel and is perfect for small batch painting and fine details.  I also have a Badger 150 bottom feeder and a Badger 200g (gravity feed).  Both are 30-35 years old and still work perfectly.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:29 PM

I have a Badger 105 Patriot with a G-cup. I have three needle-nozzle sets. I will upgrade at some point when I become better at the craft, but it works well for me now.

 

Bill

  • Member since
    August, 2019
  • From: Northern Nevada
Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:17 AM
I have a Badger 105 Patriot also, but had to install the detail kit (.3mm) to get it to spray the way I wanted without that quick transition from fine to wide in the .5mm fine installation. Still prefer the 100 though for fine work.
  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:43 AM

I can see that. My little playpen for a/b's  is steel ships, as the worm targets dont have need of a spray gun- they hadn't been invented yet.

There was a time i liked to build fiddly little 1/72 aircraft, in particular the Regia.

Won't get into the German stuff, but I did a lot of weird masking which is an artsy kind of thing.

The cost or lackish thereof of Badgers suggests to many just having a small crew of them with different orifice sizes.

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:48 AM

I have had a 150 for about 25 years and a 100 for 5. Love them both, i keep the 100 for close up fine work as the top cup doesn't get in the way and the 150 i have the medium set up for more general use.

I have never had to use their customer service, but was thinking of sending of the 150 for a check up.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 22, 2019 9:09 AM

While I do have a DA Badger 150, the 100 is still my goto brush unless I am doing camouflage or shading.  I am on my second 100, replacing my first one after forty years.

Only thing I don't like about new one is bottle adapter is press fit, and it occasionally falls off. I have tried everything I can think of to get a tighter fit, to no avail.  Not a big problem but it can create a mess when it falls off.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:20 AM

Don Stauffer

While I do have a DA Badger 150, the 100 is still my goto brush unless I am doing camouflage or shading.  I am on my second 100, replacing my first one after forty years.

Only thing I don't like about new one is bottle adapter is press fit, and it occasionally falls off. I have tried everything I can think of to get a tighter fit, to no avail.  Not a big problem but it can create a mess when it falls off.

 

 

I only use the cup with the 150 and have learnt to spray with a fingur under it to stop it falling off.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

  • Member since
    November, 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, August 23, 2019 7:29 AM

I've considered a 100 over the years but just keep using the old version 200 often with side cup. It uses the same tips and needles. I painted a 1/25 scale engine with that yesterday and an interior today, both with .25 setup and side cup. It's over 40 years old and that .25 is original.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.