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Airbrush Recommendations

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Chippers, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Chippers

    Chippers Member

    I'm hoping to tackle my first few deer in a month or two, what are some airbrushes you'd recommend for a newbie? I've never used one before. I take it they'd also need an air compressor.
     
  2. BuffaloHop36

    BuffaloHop36 New Member

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  3. Trapper2016

    Trapper2016 Thanks for this awesome forum!

    My first purchase of an airbrush was a Paasche VL combined kit from ebay. I actually really like it. It is a good general brush and will certainly do the job on most mammal work. You can also get fairly good detail work out of it. Here is the kit I originally purchased. It isn't the cheapest thing in the world but it has everything needed to get you started if your working from scratch.

    Hope this helps
    Chris

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Paasche-VL...365381&hash=item5af8697b41:g:BT0AAOSwoydWrdMV
     
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  4. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Well-Known Member

    I use the paashe single action with a small compressor. You’ not likely use the paints that come with a kit in taxidermy, so I would suggest buying a simpler airbrush/compressor combo will run $125-$150.
     
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  5. Chippers

    Chippers Member

    Thanks folks, I'll check them out. I appreciate the help
     
  6. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

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    Chippers, I suggest that you buy a Paasche H set. I did when I started this journey, guess what that exact brush is still my everyday brush. I have been at this for over 10 years. I've tried others and have been unsatisfied with them. I finally bought another Paasche, not because there is anything wrong with the original but because I like to use different size tips and this lets me do that quicker. I use them for everything. The important part is to become familiar with your airbrush and paints, whatever you choose and spend the time to practice with them.
     
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