Airbrush question for the experts

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    Airbrush question for the experts

    I was looking into getting an airbrush. Ive heard good things about the Iwata Brand and how even their lower tier brushes are great.

    First is this http://www.dixieart.com/Eclipse.html a decent one for the price, mind you this will be a new experiance for me so i'm not willing to forkout 200 for a pro-grade one yet.

    and

    Whats your thoughts on the siphon feeds verse a gravity feed ? which in your opinion is better for what we do as prop artists?

    and

    what is a Frisket Knife ? and Frisket film used for ?

    Thanks

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    Re: Airbrush question for the experts

    I hear the Eclipse is a great Airbrush but I have not used it myself, I use an Iwata HP-C.

    Dixieart.com is a great place to buy an Airbrush that's where I bought mine!

    what is a Frisket Knife ? and Frisket film used for ?
    Frisket Film is for masking off (Or covering) areas on a painting that you don't want painted,
    the knife is for cutting Frisket Film.

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    Re: Airbrush question for the experts

    Thanks for the reply propsculptor

    I just realized though that this place is located in New Orleans, I wonder how affected they are by the recent disaster down there. Think I'll give their 800 number a call first before I place an order.

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    Re: Airbrush question for the experts

    You can get the Iwata HP-C here for $99.00 with free shipping. This is the airbrush that Seeker recomended. So far it's been great, real easy cleanup too.

    They also have good prices on hoses and holders.

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    Re: Airbrush question for the experts

    So is it best to get one with gravity feed?

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    Re: Airbrush question for the experts

    HP-C, hell yah !

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    Re: Airbrush question for the experts

    SWFreak that's a great price, thanks for the link!

    I'll pass it on to my students, that's cheaper than I bought my HP-C for!!

    SWFreak said:
    You can get the Iwata HP-C here for $99.00 with free shipping. This is the airbrush that Seeker recomended. So far it's been great, real easy cleanup too.

    They also have good prices on hoses and holders.

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    Re: Airbrush question for the experts

    I saw one at Hobby Lobby yesterday for the same price.

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