Hey guys, I've checked out the lovely airbrush stickies up there, but I have some questions that weren't answered in them, plus some personal feedback would be great.
Anyways, I got a really cheap kit on eBay 'cause I figured I may as well start out with something small. You truly do get what you pay for - the trigger mechanism on the AB is horrid. Plus, the small piston compressor overheats rapidly. With the amount of enjoyment I got from using an airbrush to paint (just basecoating & preshading for now) I figured I may as well invest in a decent setup.
I'm thinking of getting the Badger Patriot 105 for the AB, and this compressor http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/d3000.html . This setup will cost me around $240, and I'd like to keep it at that price level.
So then I have a few questions keeping all of this in mind.
- How does one go about priming with the airbrush? I have no idea where to get primer that's not in a can and if I'm going to be painting piece by piece it would be convenient to do it with the AB
- Having trigger problems isn't a normal occurrence if I get a decent AB, is it?
- Would getting a small compressor with a tank from a hardware store do the trick just as well? I know there are some attachments to buy, what are they called? This is the compressor in question, for example: http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...gkw=compressor
- Do most small piston compressors overheat after 10-15 mins of continuous spray?
Would love to get some feedback on this!