Airbrush for rc tank 1/16

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Postby leopardgreece » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:46 pm

Hallo to everybody. Can anyone of u suggest and tell me which is the best airbrush to buy for rc tanks paint ? Can i find it easy ?
I dont know what type or model and acessories must choose. Thank u

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:06 am

I'm sure many here will have their own particular favourites. The most renowned airbrushes can be very expensive, (hundreds of Euros) but if you look round carefully, and read lots of reviews, you can often find a decent one at a budget price. (30 Euros or less)
I'm happy with the more upmarket Harder and Steenbeck Ultra 'D' which came with .2mm and .4mm nozzles. These allow fine detail, and broader sweeps for larger objects, such as model tanks.
https://www.harder-airbrush.eu/en/home.html Badger, Evolution, Iwata, Sparmax all make decent airbrushes suitable for tanks. Depending upon your budget, you'll need to do plenty of research. :problem:
to decide what sounds best for you. Even budget (cheapish) airbrushes can give good results if used properly. Then again, even the best airbrush will produce a bad finish in inexperienced hands. :eh: Practice makes perfect. I learned that the hard way- or Harder way, perhaps. :D
I used a cheaper brush for a while, it was this one : The Fengda FE-130K with 0,2-0,3 and 0,5mm Needle/Nozzle and Hose. It's available from Amazon. The same brush appears (like many Chinese products these days) under other names. It's quite usable though. I also have Iwata's entry level model, the Iwata-Neo- but I've yet to test it. The reviews are fairly good though.
Any process, however, is only as good as the weakest link.
Thus, a good airbrush still mandates a good compressor. That is, of course , another topic. :think:
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Postby jarndice » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:17 am

I echo Roy's insistence on practice and a decent compressor,
I would merely add Cleanliness because any part of an Airbrush that has not been properly cleaned will ruin the task in hand.
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Postby jhamm » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:09 am

I support the words and recommendation from Roy and jarndice.
You need a compressor that delivers enough air - most cheap devices cannot do that.
I use an oil-free double membrane compressor with a 2 liter pressure vessel.
A water separator with a fine filter is also required...
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Postby Kaczor » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:26 am

Harder and Steenbeck is great. Before I've had cheap Chinese airbrush and it was like change from Trabant to Mercedes.
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Postby leopardgreece » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:21 am

Ok gentlemen i will check, search and decide. Thank you very much for your help

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Postby tankme » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:15 pm

As far as compressors go, noise does matter. I didn't think the little compressor I had running all the time would bother me, but sometimes I paint when my significant other is asleep. I sold my little loud one and got a California Air Tools tank compressor that is only like 60 decibels with a 14 second fill time. It makes a huge difference. I just had to plumb an inline water separator that didn't come with it since it's not a dedicated airbrush type compressor. They are all on quick disconnects so I can take the inline filter to the garage compressor when doing bigger jobs.

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Postby maxmekker » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:53 pm

leopardgreece wrote:Hallo to everybody. Can anyone of u suggest and tell me which is the best airbrush to buy for rc tanks paint ? Can i find it easy ?
I dont know what type or model and acessories must choose. Thank u

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I use sparmax tc610h + sparmax airbrush 0,4 and 0,2. good value for money
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