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#1
I am wanting to venture into (or at least try my hand at) some airbrushing. I am not new to painting, just COMPLETELY new to airbrushing. I understand there is nothing about this that will come quickly and it will likely take several years to get any nice results (or so I assume), but does anyone have any tips or suggestions for a novice? I am trying to decide between an Iwata eclipse, a SATAgraph 4b or anything else that comes recommended by someone who uses them regularly. I would like to stay around the $125ish or less range, until I figure out if this is something I can pick up on. I think from what I read, that I probably need a 0.3mm tip at least for now. It seems like it would be the most versatile for a beginner? I am mainly looking for something I can learn on and then buy a higher quality if needed. I do however, understand that there is a big difference in cheap and quality when it comes to painting ( I learned that the hard way with regular paint guns). So I am open for any suggestions, tips, or information you guys are willing to share. Thanks in advance.

Kelly
 
#2
kelly, the eclipse is excellent. you cant go wrong with that. i can do 80% of everything with that brush. parts are available everywhere. only buy a gravity feed.
 
#3
Jim C;31043 said:
kelly, the eclipse is excellent. you cant go wrong with that. i can do 80% of everything with that brush. parts are available everywhere. only buy a gravity feed.

Thanks Jim, From what I have seen on your site, I definitely respect your opinion. I really don't know what, if anything, I will be able to do with an airbrush, but I don't want to wonder if any problems I may have are cheap gun related. I already know there will be plenty of operator failure related problems LOL.

Kelly
 
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Also Jim, do you have any suggestions on what type of things to start off doing? Or any suggestions for books or videos that may be helpful? I am pretty sure I could corner the market in my area if I could become proficient because I don't know of anyone within probably 100 miles of me that does airbrushing. Don't get me wrong, I don't expect to buy a brush and be an expert, just thinking ahead of possible benefits if I can learn a few things. Thanks again

Kelly
 
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