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Old 03-07-2007, 07:03 PM
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I have a Pasche...I think thats how you spell it. Badger makes a good one also.
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Iwata would get my vote for the best but they are pricey. If you are just starting out and are looking for an airbrush that is built like a tank, inexpensive and will last a lifetime, a single-action Pasche (Model H)is your best bet.

I've used Iwata, Sata, Badger, Paasche and Aztek. I got rid of most. One I was sure to keep was my trusty ol' Paasche Model H. Its as easy to use and maintain as a hammer.

Like one of my old airbrush instructors told me. Using a double action is like playing the slide trombone. Hard to get the same results every time without practice.
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Im going to have to agree with rupe on one thing, IWATA is the way to go. they are pricey but not outrageous. you looking to spend anywhere from 150-250 for a nice one(prices may have gone up since i look at one). One thing im going to have to argue with rupe on is that a single action air brush will give you a bad habit if you are planning on switching to a dual action brush. i would suggest taking an air brush class and subscribing to air brush magazine. this will give you the start. I took a 8hour class by Mickey Harris(top gun award winner). if you have never really air brushed anything before you have to get to know your brush. Mickey told my class that you need about 50-60 hours of practice before you air brush anything. He started out having the class do some dots(all different sizes) then he moved us on to strokes, straight line and curved. 50-60 hours of dots and strokes!!!! nothing else. Then he said after that you should be ready to go. Im not an expert air brusher but that is what Mickey said! its almost a direct quote. everyone has their own opinion so if i stepped on anyone toes im sorry.

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everyone has their own opinion so if i stepped on anyone toes im sorry.

Mike
Toes are fine.

Mike, you make a good point. And yes, Ive done the dots, lines, shading... page after page after ...

I suggested the single-action because thats what my instructor started me on. Its a comfort thing. I work at a training center and we offer a custom painting class when there is a demand. The airbrush we put in the hands of the students is an Iwata double-action (can't remember the model #. I'll have to go check).
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The Iwata Revolution 4500 is the best beginner dual action for the money.
Same as the classic HP-CH but half the price. Solvent proof seals which you need for solvent base paint. Most ab's do not have solvent proof seals and even the HP-CH only comes with solvent resistant one's. Coast airbrush will upgrade the seals for an additional price so this makes the 4500 an even better deal.
Single action ab's are for spray painting. You need a dual action for any kind of detail work. Kind of like trying to paint a car with no "air" position on your paint gun. You can do it but it's gonna be tough.
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