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Post by NutWir » Sun, 24 Jun 2001 03:24:19



Is that testor's airbrush set for plastic models any good?
 
 
 

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Post by Giuliano Moschin » Sun, 24 Jun 2001 03:43:34


If you're talking about this set,

    http://www.testors.com/Product.asp?product%5fid=9174

Then no, it's probably not very good.

I used to use a Testors Model Master airbrush, similar to the one pictured in the kit, with Tamiya acrylic paints.

The needles tend to clog up, and aren't as easy to clean as they seem.

You'd be better off with an all-metal double-action airbrush.

Badger 150/155's are fine, also Paasche VL's, and Iwata Eclipse's as well.

I have an Iwata Eclipse HP-BS, which is a color-cup gravity feed model.

Check out www.dixieart.com, they have many airbrushes at good discounts.

My Iwata retails for about $160, and Dixieart has it for $89..

-Giuliano

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> Is that testor's airbrush set for plastic models any good?


 
 
 

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Post by NutWir » Sun, 24 Jun 2001 04:32:27


How about the Crescendo?

On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 14:43:34 -0400, "Giuliano Moschini"

Quote:

>If you're talking about this set,

>    http://www.testors.com/Product.asp?product%5fid=9174

>Then no, it's probably not very good.

>I used to use a Testors Model Master airbrush, similar to the one pictured in the kit, with Tamiya acrylic paints.

>The needles tend to clog up, and aren't as easy to clean as they seem.

>You'd be better off with an all-metal double-action airbrush.

>Badger 150/155's are fine, also Paasche VL's, and Iwata Eclipse's as well.

>I have an Iwata Eclipse HP-BS, which is a color-cup gravity feed model.

>Check out www.dixieart.com, they have many airbrushes at good discounts.

>My Iwata retails for about $160, and Dixieart has it for $89..

>-Giuliano


>> Is that testor's airbrush set for plastic models any good?

 
 
 

airbrush

Post by Giuliano Moschin » Sun, 24 Jun 2001 05:05:44


I haven't heard much about the Crescendo Model 175, but I don't see why it wouldn't be suitable for most applications...

I picked up a slightly used Badger Sotar 2020, which seems to be good for detail and fine lines..
I haven't practiced much with it yet, but it seems good so far.

The needle is really long, and has a really fine taper on it, allowing for a good amount of control.

The guy I bought it from replaced it with a (much more expensive) Iwata Custom Micron.. Several hundred dollar airbrushes.

-Giuliano

Quote:

> How about the Crescendo?

> On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 14:43:34 -0400, "Giuliano Moschini"

> >If you're talking about this set,

> >    http://www.testors.com/Product.asp?product%5fid=9174

> >Then no, it's probably not very good.

> >I used to use a Testors Model Master airbrush, similar to the one pictured in the kit, with Tamiya acrylic paints.

> >The needles tend to clog up, and aren't as easy to clean as they seem.

> >You'd be better off with an all-metal double-action airbrush.

> >Badger 150/155's are fine, also Paasche VL's, and Iwata Eclipse's as well.

> >I have an Iwata Eclipse HP-BS, which is a color-cup gravity feed model.

> >Check out www.dixieart.com, they have many airbrushes at good discounts.

> >My Iwata retails for about $160, and Dixieart has it for $89..

> >-Giuliano


> >> Is that testor's airbrush set for plastic models any good?