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Airbrush 101
« on: March 21, 2008, 09:22:19 AM »
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Ok, so the airbrush I got (Badger 155) is just the nozzle.

I know I need a compressor.

I guess I need a bottle, is this a set of parts or is this sold as a "unit" at the LHS?

What else do I need? (aside from paint  :P)

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Re: Airbrush 101
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 09:37:35 AM »
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I would get a color cup instead of a bottle. 

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Re: Airbrush 101
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 09:40:11 AM »
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I would get a color cup instead of a bottle. 

Cool. I'll ask them what that is when I go the hobby shop.

So is my list comprehensive?

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Re: Airbrush 101
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 09:51:29 AM »
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A color cup is a cup that holds the paint - it "fits in" to the airbrush.  It is easier to transfer paint to it than to the bottle.

You need a moisture trap, a hose, and if it's in your budget, a booth for ventilation.  If I could do it over again, I would have started with a booth right off the bat.  The badger booth at micro-mark for $200 is fine.

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Re: Airbrush 101
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 10:08:14 AM »
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Thanks Mann! (no pun intended!)

Now I can make my shopping list. :P

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Re: Airbrush 101
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 07:51:01 AM »
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You need pantyhose. Its a cheap filter. Nothing mess up a paint job more then a clog airbrush.
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Re: Airbrush 101
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2008, 02:25:13 PM »
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I bought the Anthem 155 from the Badger garage sale on their web site.  All that came was the brush.  It has been a challenge finding the rest of the parts.
Make sure when buying parts, they are for the 155.  There are color cups and bottles that are designed for other Badger airbrushes that are not correct for the 155.

So I got a hose, 2 color cups (one for airbrush cleaner and one for paint), a couple of bottles.

I am good to go.

In hindsite, it would have been cheaper to buy an Anthem 155 set that included the hose, color cup, bottle and case.

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