Tamiya Spray-Work Basic Compressor with Airbrush
Posted 21 March 2006 - 04:40 PM
I have been doing plastic modelling for quite some time, and has never used an airbrush before. All my works are handbrushed, due to the fact that airbrushes and compressors here (Malaysia) can really cost a lot. A basic airbrush and compressor (Iwata) can cost around MYR 1,300.00 (around USD 346.00). Before I really want to spend thta much, I would like to try a simpler airbrush to get the hang of it, and I came across Tamiya's Spray-Work BAsic Compressor with Airbrush (#74520) that is quite affordable. Problem is, I can't find any review of this item in the internet. Has anyone out there ever tried it before?
Would truly appreciate any reply and thank you in advance for your time and trouble.
Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:19 PM
Yes, that's the one. The sales assistant selling this item is of very little help when it comes to queries like whether it comes with moisture trap or a tank, or single or double action. But it is the cheapest airbrush and compressor I can find in my town, at MYR 680 (around USD 180.00) including the battery pack. I thought it might make a great airbrush set for a beginner.
Posted 22 March 2006 - 12:31 AM
I had one of those Tamiya compressors years ago. As a matter of fact it was my very first compressor (slightly different version for the one you're looking at). It is good enough to get most basic airbrush effects done, but it's not very powerful and the air pressure cannot be adjusted. Comes with NO moisture trap or a tank. The thing lasted for about 3-4 years before breaking down completely. I recommend getting an AC Adaptor if this compressor had the option for a hook up. Running on battery will not give you enough time to do all the airbrush work required.
If you just need something compact and cheap to do basic airbursh it is not too bad for a beginner. But if you need something with more features for fine detailing, you may want to considering looking into a better compressor.
Are you able to do online mail order at where you live? May find better selections and pricing that way.
Posted 22 March 2006 - 04:40 PM
Online purchase is available here, but a quick check around has revealed horror stories of items arriving damaged, or worse, being held back by the authorities for tax issues.
I'll be sticking to this forum for airbrush tips and tutorials, though. Thanks again.
Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:27 AM
My advice is for you get another brand by mail order it from oversea. Right now I'm using italeri compressor complete with double action airbrush for £99 pounds = RM 650.00
Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:44 AM
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