At long last I have moved into the 21st Century and purchased a new Airbrush Compressor and Airbrush. Up until today I had been making do with this DeVilbiss foot operated antique which although great for small projects has become a bit of a chore when trying to airbrush larger projects.
In addition I have this Clarkes Wiz Air which again is great for simple undercoating or base coats but just doesn't cut it when the airflow is so unpredictable.
I am now the proud owner of this little beauty. A TC80T Airbrush Compressor Kit from BARTSHARP, a 1/5th HP compressor with a 3 ltr Tank and A new airbrush purchased via e-bay for just £83.99. I have just connected up the various pieces and tried out the new (and old airbrushes) to check performance and I can confirm it works like a charm and much quieter than I had expected.
For details of how to order your own see this link.
I'll report on painting performance later.
I decided to go with the compressor and airbrush deal/kit as the difference in cost was just £11.00. The image above shows the new airbrush model, while the image below shows my box of airbrushes and tools. Pride of place is the DeVilbiss A Model (black handle), but I have to admit that my favourite to use is the old faithful Paasche H (red handle) which I have had for years and years and years.
Hopefully this new purchase will mean that I will get around to more airbrushing projects. Stay tuned for updates.