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Joined: May 28, 2015
KitMaker: 7 posts
Armorama: 2 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 07:37 PM UTC
Hello everybody !

I've been modelling for a little bit more than 1 year now (1/35 military vehicles) and i'd like to buy my first airbrush. I have looked on the internet what were the features to chose, such as gravity feed, dual action ... Still, i'm a bit lost.

I have found on the internet a pack with the Iwata Neo HP-CN with the RM2600 compressor for 169.90.

I have seen the armorama review for the airbrush, with 95%( http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=6779 ), but still, i'd like to know if it's a good choice for a beginner.

What do you think of this kit ? Should I take it ?

Thanks for your wise advises:)
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: October 29, 2002
KitMaker: 346 posts
Armorama: 155 posts
Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 05:02 PM UTC
You may want to look through th Painting section for similar discussions. My personal advise would be to buy as good an airbrush that you afford.
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 12, 2011
KitMaker: 20 posts
Armorama: 18 posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 02:46 AM UTC
I started with a cheap kit from Amazon containing a compressor, braided hose and very cheap "Spraymaster" double-action gravity fed airbrush. The compressor is fine apart from not having a tank and the airbrush was OK to start with but I suspected I would want something better eventually. It was fiddly to clean. I then started considering the Iwata Neo but then when looking at reviews came across the Harder & Steenbeck Evolution. I bought a 2-in-1 gravity-fed model with 0.2mm and 0.4mm needles/nozzles and 2 sizes of cups. This cleans really easily and gives good results. It's more expensive than the NEO but well worth a look, I think.