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the "excellent" tamiya spray-work HG airbrush
steelskin
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 - 06:03 PM UTC
hello! iím thinking of buying a new airbrush and one option iím looking at is the tamiya spray-work HG airbrush II. iíve read a few positive reviews but iím still a bit skeptical because it seems relatively cheap. does anybody own this airbrush? how does it compare with the other ABs out there? i would greatly appreciate your replies
steelskin
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 03:17 PM UTC
wow, still no replies. either this airbrush is as rare as a dodo or they donít sell them outside of japanÖ
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 10:08 PM UTC
Might be as rare as Hens Teeth here.

Because I have never seen one in any shop here.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 04:26 AM UTC
sorry for the delay.
I use the HG Superfine and love it.
You do need to get the badger adaptor to connect to air sources (if they have the standard badger type airbrush fitting) , next to moving over to CO2, I think it is the best thing to happen to my airbrushing.

I used to use the testors/Aztec and did not like the results at all, this brush has a very good paint /air control and I am completely sold on it.

My US$0.02, your mileage may vary.

Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 06:15 AM UTC
Tamiya airbrushes are made by Iwata and are identical in quality. I have an HG and all I have to say is - BUY IT! You will be in love with it from the first shot and you'll save piles of money over buying the same Iwata!
steelskin
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 02:34 PM UTC
whew! thank you guys for the info. the initial lack of replies really got me down not because nobody answered but because i interpreted it as either a) nobody has anything good to say about the tamiya airbrush and thus nobody bothered to reply or b) nobody buys it because it has a bad rep.

iím glad neither has turned out to be true. i really donít have many options where i live and when i saw the tamiya airbrushes at my favorite LHS...well, it was like an answered prayer. you donít know how relieved and excited i am! this has certainly made my week!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 03:04 PM UTC
hi there...

i used tamiya superfine which is almost the same except for the paint cup and the nozzle/needle size... i love my airbrush...

i thnk u had better grab the one you saw at LHS.... so how cheap is relatively cheap ?? i may need a few fitting adaptor to connect it to an air source...
steelskin
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 03:54 PM UTC
so am i correct in assuming that you all use the tamiya spray-work HG superfine? i heard that it is great for fine details but my concern is whether itís versatile enough for all-around useÖlike doing base coats and camo? to put it simply, should i get HG airbrush II or the superfine?

silantra,

well, both the tamiya spray-work HG airbrush II and the spray work HG airbrush superfine costs 5,200 pesos and thatís around 112 dollars (US). i couldnít believe it because the badger 150 that i saw at an artitst shop was priced at 7,200 pesos or about 154 dollars.
Silantra
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 04:15 PM UTC
steelskin,

i think u got yourselfe pretty good bargain on the ab... $112 is reasonable enough..i got mine around that price too...

i've been using my SF for multiple use from priming, basecoating, weathering... i think it's versatile enough for me.. unless u intended to spray cake icing sugar ..hehe

but due to the small cup size, sometimes u have to pour a few times of paints for larger subject...
the HG is a good airbrush too......

my suggestion is to go for it!
steelskin
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 04:51 PM UTC
ok, thanks for the tip! one final question: should i get the trigger type or the one with the button?
Silantra
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 05:00 PM UTC

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ok, thanks for the tip! one final question: should i get the trigger type or the one with the button?


i haven try any of the trigger type ab before...
u can have the 'button' type if u please........
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 05:40 PM UTC
thank you for the quick replies. i think i will take your advice. am planning to drop by the LHS after work and pick up one of the tamiya ABs before theyíre all gone.

thanks everyone. you've been a big help. i love this site!
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