in2cakes2 Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 6:58pm
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My DH wants to get me an airbrush for my birthday (woohoo!!) and he is looking at the Master airbrush brand model G22 it is $139.98 and comes with 12- 4.5oz Americolor colors. Does anyone have this or is there a better system? TIA!!! I'm so excited but don't want to jump at the first thing.

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redheadfairy2003 Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 7:23pm
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I would like to know also..... and do they or do they not come with a air compresser?

in2cakes2 Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 7:32pm
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This one comes with the compresser and is supose to be complete as far as I can see but I don't know much about them thats why I need some direction.

tesso Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 7:34pm
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As an airbrush enthusiast, I must give you a big WOOOHOOO.. you are going to love airbrushing.

I purchased the TC-20T model, from tcpglobal. I wanted a food grade aircompressor and it is oil-less and non-pulsating with air on demand. It is super lite, and really quiet.

My compressor came as a bundle, with 24 amerimists, and a bonus 12 amerimist pearl sheen kit, two air brushes, dual connector, 4 compartment holder for 4 airbrushes, and a cake decorating DVD.

I put the link down for you, so you can give them a look. They have "specials of the day" which is how i got the dvd and pearl sheen kit too. HAPPY AIRBRUSHING !!! I am just so excited for you! icon_biggrin.gif http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/airb9.aspx

in2cakes2 Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 7:59pm
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Thanks so much Tesso!!! Love your cakes btw!!

redheadfairy2003 Posted 17 Feb 2010 , 4:49am
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Thanks

aundrea Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 4:26am
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thanks for the info- just over the weekend was thinking about airbrushing.
gonna check out the link!

bettycracker1972 Posted 3 Mar 2010 , 8:24pm
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I bought the model you posted, the G22, for the same advertised price. I like it for most of what I do, but I'm having trouble getting the fine lines that I can get with the one we use at work.

divinecc Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by bettycracker1972

I bought the model you posted, the G22, for the same advertised price. I like it for most of what I do, but I'm having trouble getting the fine lines that I can get with the one we use at work.




I know this is an old post but I am looking into getting an airbrush and researching now. Do you remember what brand your work has? Or now that you have had the airbrush for awhile now, anything different you would like to add?

jhidalgo02 Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 12:28pm

A[@]tesso[/@] does it matter the size of machine? I looked At your link there's so many

Crazy-Gray Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 1:48pm

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@tesso does it matter the size of machine? I looked At your link there's so many

 

Size ALWAYS matters! (couldn’t resist!)

Have a look at this: http://www.chicagoairbrushsupply.com/aicobugu.html

Smaller machines can have a less reliable/less constant airflow in my experience and can overheat with prolonged use- neither are huge issues for occasional use though in my opinion. If you want to use a thicker medium though like say coloured cocoa butter, you will need a compressor with a higher output pressure.

SweetShop5 Posted 5 Feb 2014 , 2:21pm

I got this airbrush machine and honestly I'm not a fan. I'm not sure if I'm doing anything wrong but the colour doesn't spray out properly and sometimes it leaks. 

tesso Posted 8 Feb 2014 , 10:43pm

Ahi guys,

it's not size that matters it's the psi, you want. and what you need is non-pulsating air to prevent sputtering and splotching. the thicker the medium the more psi you need. BUT remember the most important thing, your air brush needles must be able to handle the material too. i have five air brush guns that i use. you cant get sheen through a small gauge needle, you must have the right sized needle.

sweetshops, i looked at the system you linked, the biggest problem i see is siphon feed and i didn't see if it used pulsating air, or air on demand. i personally don't care for siphon because of the problems you listed are common with them.

sorry i'm late in replying. hope this helps some. also if you want fine lines, thin your marerial with a little everclear and practice using a fine needle to get that perfect thin line. remember to drop your psi down for thin materials, try a line, then adjust down and try again. thats what i had to do. keep a note book nearby for what gun, needle, and psi for each medium. i personally do better with a toggle switch gun for fine lines and detail work and a trigger gun for filling in and broad-strokes.

airbrish rule #1 practice practice practice :) # 2 make sure psi is adjusted for your material needs... how? you practiced so you know. :) # 3 make sure you have the right air gun and needle gauge... how? you practiced.... so you know :) # 4 if none of the above works, rinse and repeat rules 1-3 again. :)

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SandraDee73 Posted 18 Feb 2014 , 8:19pm

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Originally Posted by tesso 

As an airbrush enthusiast, I must give you a big WOOOHOOO.. you are going to love airbrushing.

I purchased the TC-20T model, from tcpglobal. I wanted a food grade aircompressor and it is oil-less and non-pulsating with air on demand. It is super lite, and really quiet.

My compressor came as a bundle, with 24 amerimists, and a bonus 12 amerimist pearl sheen kit, two air brushes, dual connector, 4 compartment holder for 4 airbrushes, and a cake decorating DVD.

I put the link down for you, so you can give them a look. They have "specials of the day" which is how i got the dvd and pearl sheen kit too. HAPPY AIRBRUSHING !!! I am just so excited for you! icon_biggrin.gif http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/airb9.aspx

 

Tesso - I just purchased this same set. Super excited to play with it this weekend! Oh the possibilities!! :D

 

In2cakes2 - Which model did you end up going with?? It's been a couple of years 8O so how do you like it?

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