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Chinese Iwata air brush clones have you got one

Discussion in 'Modelling' started by Prospero Quevedo, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. Prospero Quevedo

    Prospero Quevedo Active Member

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    There was a huge flood of airbrushes from China and super cheap, has anyone gotten one and if so how good is it. Is it comparable to the actual Iwata.
     
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    I bought a Chinesium airbrush years ago, and it was arse. Nearly put me off airbrushing altogether. Splattery finickety crap, with a worse compressor.
    Bit the bullet and bought an Iwata with their compressor. Bomproof, for c.20 years. Consistent, easy to use & clean, never felt an urge to get another for a moment.

    Which doesn't answer the question, but raises another for me: Why bother buying anything else?
    Used a few other brands, some 'OK', but compared to the Iwata - nope.
    Slightly wince-inducing entry price becomes irrelevant down the line when you've used the thing without a blip for over a decade.
    Not many items you can buy that are an absolute pleasure every single use, and as my old man says: "You rarely regret an extravagance" :)
     
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    Prospero Quevedo Active Member

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    I had a paashe h type worked fine. But in the scale I'm doing now its good mostly for over sprays. I would like to know if they work well enough to at least for over spraying. If they work decent enough I want to get a few for my nephews to learn with.
     

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