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« on: July 21, 2018, 11:39:41 AM »

In anticipation of spraying my first model (with acrylics), I need to buy a reasonable single-action airbrush, and I've been recommended to look at the Badger 350 (or cheap Chinese copies?) and a compressor with an integral receiver tank (I don't want to mess about with aerosol tins).  Don't want to spend a fortune, but am wary of false-economies.  Any advice on whether I could do better or worse than the following:

Badger 350 with three interchangeable nozzles (don't know what single nozzle size I'll actually need in practice):
https://www.everythingairbrush.com/airbrushes/badger-airbrushes/badger-350-4-airbrush-kit-with-3-interchangeable-nozzles.html

Compressor with integral reciever tank:
https://www.everythingairbrush.com/compressors/as-series-compressors/ab-as186s-airbrush-compressor-with-3-litre-air-receiver-and-cooling-fan.html

Also any advice on a ready-made spray booth large enough for model components (wing-spans up to say 30")?

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 12:16:11 PM »

Lookit here: for a compressor this  TCP design has *many* clones some as good as the TCP version some not so good.
 
http://www.tcpglobal.com/Airbrushing-Supplies/Compressors_4/
 Your pictured one has an Odd big black lump pressure control
It's seemingly incongrous as the typical wee one on the cyl head is  proven as Efficient and durable.. find out Why? the 'improvement'.. before paying)
 
This; is a Good first choice Badger Easy to buy and use EASY to clean too (important that !) Regard it as similar to a good quality rattle can in applying paint
ie; good for painting/covering evenly but useless for signing one's name on a finger nail (need a good double action brush for that)
https://www.deserres.ca/en/badger-air-brush-kit-250-1

 A Surprisingly Good ! Despite the silly seeming price is this double action  brush  
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydx7REk4Rzs I bought one based on this video.
 Beyond taking ~2 months to arrive. It has proven a VERY good well made unit  exactly as the video guy claimed.
No.. not an IWATA.. Also not 300$ either  Wink
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOUp_VTE5mI
Bit complex  in operation for one's very first forays into airbrushings though.
 Good luck
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