If you knows something about art and can paint really good pieces but now you've decided to start airbrushing then you have to know that not always it is so easy to start because its going to cost you some money.
Cheap and expensive airbrush make big difference and mostly it is in the purpose of its use. That means that we have to choose carefully, take a look at all properties of airbrush guns and read this article as I think it will help you with your decision. So what airbrush guns we know? Very important is the action. There two types, single and double action airbrush. Double Action requires more skills and time. These airbrushes are good for details and are very popular among airbrush Artists.
Another very important factor sis feeding and we know gravity feed airbrushes (have a pain cup on the top and it is based on the Earth gravity which pushes the paint into mixing chamber). Siphon feed has a bottle on the bottom (bottom feed). Here blown air over the tube pulls the paint up into the mixing chamber. Positive for this type is capacity (This is a huge advantage when painting big objects). It has its negatives (if you doing small object you losing a lot of paint).
My advice is: If you are going to paint details (choose smaller cup), if you use acrylic paint (choose cup with a lid). There are hybrid types also. It has bottle at the bottom and cup as well.
Also we recognise Internal and External mix airbrush guns. Internal mix does the mixing of paint and air inside the body of airbrush, external outside of the airbrush. Paasche H is good example of external mix airbrush and its paint nozzle is below the airbrush body where it gets mixed. The body usually stays almost clean. Internal mix airbrush gun has finer finish comparing to external mix.
Now is the right time to present a few advices from professionals that I've been collecting for a long time.
Cheap plastic Aztec and Iwata HP-CS have nothing in common, Iwata made the angels sing. Finally able to paint my masterpieces with precision control & less fuss with airbrush. My advice to anyone looking to start is to make the investment at the start as it will spare you the time and frustration very long time.
Paasche SingleAction was a good start because I had fun and I really enjoyed it. But now I have 'Harder & Steinbeck' Infinity 2in1 and can not stop airbrushing. The right tool makes huge difference. I literally had to retrain myself all over again and learn how to control the DoubleAction after SingleAction. Don't buy a SingleAction airbrush if you going to do artistic work. It has its use but makes it very difficult to do some strokes and achieve techniques for artistic painting.
Do not waste your money on cheap skull stencil gun and don't spend big money for something called Iwata CM C+ either. Be careful, Siphon feed waste a lot of paint when you change colour or clean it, it's not a good idea for newbie. Gravity feed is the one to go for all the beginners. My first airbrush was expensive Badger and all I did was fight all the time I tried to paint something. It is fussy and I finished with Master g44 (very good one).I also had the opportunity to use 'Harder & Steenbeck' Infinity Two-in-One airbrush and I have to say I was not prepared for it to be so good! It deserves to be a totally unique experience. An Artist on a budget who needs to work across a full range of stuff from Automotive or Fine Art and Textile, this airbrush could be the best.
I've been airbrushing for 18 years and I have never seen an assembly that large pull consistently fine lines like that. After experimenting for a time I began my painting. I used the Infinity and absolutely loved working with it. The features are a dream! It performed beautifully and did absolutely everything that I needed it to do with an effortless consistency. I am extremely impressed with this diy compressor , and would definitely recommend it to anyone. I also think that this brush would be ideal for beginning airbrushers because it is so easy to use and leaves lots of room to grow as the user progresses. Start out with what you can afford but realise that you get what you pay for. Don't be cheap, purchase the recommended paints and thinners. Practice, practice, practice - is the key to perfection
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