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spray brush???
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 14, 2004 11:30 PM
I found somehting at micheals the other day; it's not an airbrush, but a "spraybrush"...sort of a cheap version of an actual airbrush, and exponentially cheaper!

Should I buy it?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 15, 2004 7:07 AM
Who is the manufacturer?

Richard
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Posted by MusicCity on Saturday, May 15, 2004 8:18 AM
Scroll down to the bottom of this page and see if it looked something like the model 250:
http://www.badgerairbrush.com/airbrush.htm

I've seen those around, very inexpensive, around $25 if I remember right. I don't know anything about the abilities of them, but I suspect you wouldn't get much more than "General Coverage" with them. I don't think you'd get very much in the way of control.
Scott Craig -- Nashville, TN -- My Website -- My Models Page
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 15, 2004 1:16 PM
you mean the single action airbrush or the spraygun?
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Posted by f_baquiran on Saturday, May 15, 2004 2:13 PM
Save your money and buy a real airbrush. I had one of those (can't remember the brand though) and, like what MusicCity said, it's generally for "General Coverage". But if your tight on cash (like me when I bought it) then it's better than using a paintbrush. You can even make camouflage schemes with it but with a lot of masking.
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Posted by Hoser on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 2:36 PM
Sign - Ditto [#ditto]

Here's a link to a DA for the same price. I bought this same brush about 8 or 9 yrs. ago and it works great. Parts breakdown / numbering is the same as the Badger 150.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=1500
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Posted by knight667 on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 5:21 PM
See, what's funny is that I use this airbrush and have for several years:
http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=1196

and it works just fine. Big Smile [:D] I do a lot of masking anyway, and my feathering technique's refining nicely. I think it's all in how much you spend and how serious you are about your work.
John "The only easy day was yesterday." - US Navy SEALs "Improvise. Adapt. Overcome." - US Marine Corp. "I live each day/Like it's my last/...I never look back" - from "I'm A Rocker" by Judas Priest
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Posted by MusicCity on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 9:56 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by knight667

See, what's funny is that I use this airbrush and have for several years:
http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=1196

and it works just fine. Big Smile [:D] I do a lot of masking anyway, and my feathering technique's refining nicely. I think it's all in how much you spend and how serious you are about your work.

That is *ALL* that matters. As long as an airbrush does what you want and you get the desired results with it, what more can anyone ask for?

The best airbrush in the world won't turn someone into an instant expert. Good tools are important but the abilities of the painter are 90% of the job.
Scott Craig -- Nashville, TN -- My Website -- My Models Page
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 26, 2004 6:25 PM
i like my aztek 220! its good
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Posted by knight667 on Thursday, May 27, 2004 9:39 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by MusicCity
The best airbrush in the world won't turn someone into an instant expert. Good tools are important but the abilities of the painter are 90% of the job.


EXACTLY! Big Smile [:D]
John "The only easy day was yesterday." - US Navy SEALs "Improvise. Adapt. Overcome." - US Marine Corp. "I live each day/Like it's my last/...I never look back" - from "I'm A Rocker" by Judas Priest
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Posted by Hoser on Thursday, May 27, 2004 12:17 PM
Bra-vo, Scott!!! You nailed it perfectly!!
Don't want to scare anybody off, but I think there is a bit of a misconception that newbie airbrush users have in that by getting an airbrush they expect to lay down a perfect finish right out of the box. What they should expect is a certain amount of disappointment and frustration. It takes patience, practice and determination to master. Otherwise the brush goes back in the box never to be touched again or they get rid of it. There are hundreds of airbrushes on eBay, and I would bet a big portion of those are out there for that reason.
I got my first airbrush in '72 or '73 and there are still times when I get frustrated and disappointed with the results. But you have to try to learn from your mistakes and not let them overwhelm you.
"Trust no one; even those people you know and trust." - Jack S. Margolis
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