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hobbyhubby51

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That's the same as mine Ted you'll like it and Alec has the same as well although it's under another name. The only thing is on the TC-20T the regulator increments, I just cant figure out. was thinking they were 10,20 30, etc.... but the lines in between don't add up. Lol oh well
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Thanks Hobbyhubby 51

 I have ordered from Amazon (Via BartSharp) and with the £10 voucher I won at work its only £55, Happy days will give a update once it turns up [thumb]

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1/144 F16 (Filling in the gaps while waiting for the others to dry)
1/48 Kitech Type 90 tank (something different will be watching Bobby's video again )
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Well the compressor turned up today 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AC-186-Compressor-Complete-Airbrush-Regulator/dp/B00DV67SZA
Out of the box it looks impressive
The Veda 130 airbrush feels good and balanced and for the money good piece of kit 
The air compressor delivers a good constant feed of air with the tank and good air control with the regulator
Only down side its a bit on the noisy side
Think will have to make a sound proof box to help with the noise 
but for the money overall is a great piece of kit and for anyone on a budget a good buy

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1/100 Tamiya BAC Lightning Mk6 (Group Build)
1/144 F16 (Filling in the gaps while waiting for the others to dry)
1/48 Kitech Type 90 tank (something different will be watching Bobby's video again )
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No stopping you now Alec, enjoy. [thumb] Just remember that the compressor runs hot, so when making your sound condenser leave need plenty of space around the cooling fins.
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I know that these posts were a while back and I posted what I am about to write somewhere else, but I can't remember where so here it goes again.

First time I used my AB and compressor combination I was going on and on and not paying attention to the time. It runs at 42dcb so noise was not a problem. then the compressor shut off to cool itself. Of course I had to wait a while before I could AB again.bummer. Well, I worked for 30years with x-ray equipment that produced a LOT of heat. I decided to try a method for cooling the compressor that was a component of most every x-ray unit at some time. Air flow over the hot areas. I took a 9" desk top fan and sat it next to the compressor--aimed it at the pump. it sits very close and I put it on high. Never had a problem since. the pump never gets hot. I turn on the fan before I start to AB and leave it on after I quit AB work.

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Ted,

I have been looking ay shop compressors all day long. Then I found this thread this evening and I'm glad I did. Would you recommend your compressor? I have two (cheap) AB compressors without tanks. The constant noise and vibration bother me. I was thinking of buying a 3 gallon shop compressor, but it sounds like yours might be the one to get. I live in an apartment, so I don't want anything too large. The noise is not a big issue -- my neighbors are all nearly deaf. I am too, come to think of it! But I do need to preserve what hearing I still have.

Last fall I bought a "budget comp/ab combo from a Chinese manufacturer. The airbrushes, save for one, literally fell apart in my hands after a couple of sessions. The remaining one works, but it is held together with electrician's tape. The compressor is okay, but it runs constantly and overheats quickly. I will try your fan tip.

Thank for the info.

David
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Hi Chaps,
I have had this type of compressor must be probably going on twenty years now:-
https://www.everythingairbrush.com/compressors/as-series-compressors/ab-as06-mini-diaphragm-air-compressor-no-regulator.html

Reading through much of what is said about airbrushing on this forum and other sources it seems like i have not been giving my Iwata Eclipse airbrush justice.

Very quickly which would you advise is the better one to go for out of these two choices?

https://www.everythingairbrush.com/compressors/as-series-compressors/ab-as186-mini-piston-type-0n-demand-compressor-with-receiver-for-airbrushing.html

or

https://www.everythingairbrush.com/compressors/sparmax-compressors/sparmax-professional-mini-piston-airbrush-compressor-2-5-litre-air-tank.html

Yes budget is a concern but to get the right kit to get the right results is important so would greatly appreciate your advice here.


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Looks like the Sparmax is by far the better compressor and would not wear out for a good long time. But the little one would work just as hard for you. I see your dilemma here. Go for what works and is cheaper, or look farther down the road and pay quite a bit more.

Understanding that your budget is a factor I will still put in my personal recommendation for the Sparmax. I believe it will be worth the money to have a compressor that will be worry free and reliable for a longer amount of time. If you can swing it, go for the Sparmax. Less RPM's and less charging time between starts, plus it comes with all of the goods you need to have such as a moisture trap which will save you a lot of trouble with your paints.

 


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Thanks for that.
Sparmax it is then. Am I right in saying that having the tank is ideal for having the correct flow of air at all times where you would not get that just coming straight from the compressor?

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Yes and no. I use a tank-less Iwata compressor designed for use with my AB and it provides a nice steady stream of air. The downside of it is that I have a button that changes the speed of the compressor in three stages and I have no direct control over the PSI.

The Sparmax has all the bells and whistles and will give you more control.

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I bought myself a Sparmax TC-610H as my first compressor, very pleased with it [smile]

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