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Airbrush deciding help
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Mindanao, Philippines
Member Since: July 04, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 07:20 PM UTC
Need help deciding.

I currently have a Badger 150. Doing crap on me after 6 years. I want to keep in reserve.

Our LHS has 3 types of airbrushes available.

Tamiya sprayworks which was demonstrated to me last night. An Aztek A320 which needs different types of nozzles for different types of paints and a Testors #9174. I've no experience with any airbrush except Badger.

Does anyone here have any experience or thoughts with those that I mentioned?

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England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: March 03, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 08:22 PM UTC

Hello Mate,
I bought an Aztec about 5 years ago, but couldn't get on with it, I used it 4 times, and each time it ended up a disaster. My first airbrush was a badger 200, did me good service up until recently when I upgraded to an Iwata compressor, and an Iwata Eclipse airbrush, and we get along just fine now... hope this is of some help

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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: January 11, 2003
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007 - 02:58 AM UTC
Well Mondo, I think you will get as many different answers as you do replies to this.. Its a matter of personal preference really.. Ive used an Aztec for the last 2 years or so and have been pleased with the results. I use the tan needle predominantly, it will spray about an inch wide or so and the same nozzle will do a pencil line depending on paint mix and pressure... The a/b has never given me any troubles, I have found it rather easy to handle and clean. Currently I'm thinking of upgrading to an Iwata HP-C. Ive heard some good things about that brush as well..
Good luck in your search.

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England - North, United Kingdom
Member Since: November 20, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 07:40 PM UTC
I've gone from a badger 150 to an Aztec 470 to an Iwata HP-C and have found the Iwata by far the most accurate and definitely the easiest to use. I'd recommend seeking out an Iwata, buying over the net if necessary.