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Gonna try fish What Airbrush should I buy

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by quackhead, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. quackhead

    quackhead New Member

    I have never done fish and have now experience using airbrushes. I wan to buy a good guality brush with all the tips I can get. What would be a good choice. Probable opened a can of worms with that question, though. Was thinking about going with a aztek double action, any pros and cons on a aztek. Thanks, Brian
  2. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011


  3. mayhem15

    mayhem15 New Member

    I agree IWATA. Get yourself the HP-BCS eclipse, for all purpose jobs, and HP-B ( regular or Plus ) for the detail work.

    Aztecs are pieces of crap and WASCO should be ashamed that they have 2 pages in their catalog to sell them. I bought my Aztec a few years ago to paint a small crappie. Worked OK. Used it once and then never worked again. even bought new nozzles and still just spit paint instead of a mist.

    "Trouble free" airbrush, yes it gives me no trouble when it's the trash.
  4. Iwata HP-BC works for me........
  5. quackhead

    quackhead New Member

    Re: Gonna try fish What Airbrush should I buy(What type of compressor)

    It sounds like Iwata is not a bad choice and nice wok guys looked at some of your websites. I hate went someone gives you some advice on this site and then I look at some work that was done by the people giving me advice and it looks like a preschooler did it. Nice to get advice from some great fish guys. So now what type of compressor? Thanks, Brian
  6. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    I use a $90 "oil filled" one I purchased at Costco. Quieter than the oilless (sp). A good Renegade to start with may be a Rage , good for details and broader coverage.
  7. Click on the link below to view the compressor that I use. It is an Iwata airbrush compressor. It is small and quiet. Maintenance free. I haven't had any problems with it for 3 yrs. now. Costs about $150.

  8. jerryw

    jerryw New Member

    Now since we are talking airbrush, I got that everyone prefers the Iwata, but what do you think about the Badger 155 Anthem. I bought this over the Aztec and hope it was a better choice. Played with it a little just getting use to the spray pattern and it seems pretty good. But then again I am new at the taxidermy scene. I am just getting ready to tackle my first fish. I haven't painted anything with the airbrush yet. Hoping things turn out.
  9. Paschaa' H series. Sure the Iwata is great but you pay out the rear for it. So you are a beginner, a single action will normally help you produce better details in the beginning.

    You don't have to worry about different amounts of air and paint then a glob of paint ruining the paint you just applied.

    It is the crawl, walk and run scenario. You cant run in the Olympics until you have learned to crawl.
  10. quackhead

    quackhead New Member

    Thanks to all
  11. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I use an Iwata Hp-bc plus, and I love it too death!! Just get one that you are comfortable with.
  12. Check out Bear Air or Dixie Art Supply for the best prices on airbrushes and related supplies . They both have websites . I believe Dixie pays the shipping if the order is large enough. I think you can`t go wrong with an Iwata HP-BC ,it is a great airbrush .
  13. JasonMoe

    JasonMoe New Member

    If you have a Hobby Lobby store near by, go to hobbylobby.com and weekly or bi-weekly you can get a 40% coupon of the net and buy all kinds of stuff like air brushes, compresser, paint, habitat, all kinds of stuff. You can get a DA Paachae set for 40 bucks. Dixieart.com has really a good deal on stuff too. They have free shipping on most of their stuff too. I'd get a double action something or another. Maybe i'll ask for an Iwata for christmas next year.