What Type Of Air Brush Kit Should I Buy

Decorating By highstar8 Updated 31 Mar 2014 , 5:14pm by edenleah

AZCouture Posted 13 Sep 2013 , 11:54pm
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A"I just have an Iwata" she says...lol. That's kinda the best one out there! One of them anyways.

lindseyjhills Posted 14 Sep 2013 , 12:14am
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"I just have an Iwata" she says...lol. That's kinda the best one out there! One of them anyways.

Is it? Ha ha. To be honest I knew nothing about airbrushes when I did my course (still don't really). And that was the only brand they sold (going back a few years though). All I know is it still works well ;)

AZCouture Posted 14 Sep 2013 , 12:18am
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AOh yep. The master of fine airbrushing (of cakes anyways), Karen Portaleo uses them, and a few others I know of. I want one pretty badly, but am lazy and still use a Kopykake...piece of junk. But I don't do enough to justify the cost at the moment.

buckeye9 Posted 14 Sep 2013 , 2:30am
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AI attended a great airbrushing class at the ICES convention in Lexington last month. Roland Winbeckler is a master at airbrushing! He uses a Pegasus airbrush set. He let people try it out at his booth in the vendor room. I couldn't believe how easy it was to use. That is the airbrush I will buy! You could make it so fine that you could write on the cake. And the compressor is so small, you wouldn't believe it. You can check it out at www.winbeckler.com. He also has some great books and possibly some videos on airbrushing. I learned more in his one hour class than all the YouTube videos put together.

cazza1 Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 9:57am
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My new Grex, trigger handled, airbrush arrived this week and I am in love.  I have been using a really cheap one that I bought on ebay cos I wasn't sure how much I would use it but I got so excited every time I got it out that for my birthday I got the Grex.  It is a dream to use and even though I am pretty useless I actually feel like I have some control over what I am doing now, rather than just hoping the spray would be in the vicinity of where I wanted it (the cheap one was not very accurate and only really good if you did not want precision).

JWinslow  Lisa Berczel from Grex has done a fairly comprehensive Craftsy class on airbrushing that I thing is great for beginners.  She also has a few very short clips on the Grex site that are worth looking at. 

FlourPots Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 10:37am
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

Oh yep. The master of fine airbrushing (of cakes anyways), Karen Portaleo uses them, and a few others I know of. I want one pretty badly, but am lazy and still use a Kopykake...piece of junk. But I don't do enough to justify the cost at the moment.

 

 

Speaking of...

She has 2 airbrushing classes available:

http://tv.cakemasters.com/pages/course/portal.aspx?courseid=38

 

http://tv.cakemasters.com/pages/course/portal.aspx?courseid=39

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 10:52am
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guess I'll save my pennies and get a good one instead of a no name Ebay...

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 11:26am
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I can't afford it at this time but Amazon has ONE left at $40 off...just the gun. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002XQ2K5M/?tag=cakecentral-20+airbrush

cazza1 Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 1:13pm
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I bought the Grex Tritium TS with the 0.3mm nozzle.  More expensive but I can buy converter kits to fit it to change the nozzle size.  That's for when I get better and need more options (Tongue in cheek?).

JWinslow Posted 15 Sep 2013 , 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by cazza1 
 

My new Grex, trigger handled, airbrush arrived this week and I am in love.  I have been using a really cheap one that I bought on ebay cos I wasn't sure how much I would use it but I got so excited every time I got it out that for my birthday I got the Grex.  It is a dream to use and even though I am pretty useless I actually feel like I have some control over what I am doing now, rather than just hoping the spray would be in the vicinity of where I wanted it (the cheap one was not very accurate and only really good if you did not want precision).

JWinslow  Lisa Berczel from Grex has done a fairly comprehensive Craftsy class on airbrushing that I thing is great for beginners.  She also has a few very short clips on the Grex site that are worth looking at. 

Thank you.  I have been watching her class.  So glad to hear you're in love with the Grex!

Claire138 Posted 13 Oct 2013 , 9:53am
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Anyone bought the crafsy airbrushing class? is it any good?

cazza1 Posted 13 Oct 2013 , 12:19pm
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Claire I found the class really good.  It is much easier to understand what you are doing when you understand how the airbrush works.  I am a real beginner and have really only aimed in the vicinity of my cakes in the past but now I understand what I am trying to do, even if I don't quite achieve it.

Claire138 Posted 13 Oct 2013 , 12:33pm
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Thanks Cazza,

I saw you posted on the other thread too. Appreciate it, am so excited to get the airbrush. Could do with it already though:smile:

Debbie white Posted 13 Oct 2013 , 7:08pm
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I have worked with Dawn and she is a fantastic demonstrator, the airbrush is fantastic and with a two year guarantee you can't go wrong, her colours are amazing as they are the only colours that you can layer, meaning that if you have a blue sky you can paint a yellow sun and hey presto it doesn't turns green. Thank you Dawn.

 

You can buy from

 

The cake Decorating Company, they have great shipping rates too.

 

http://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/catalog/index.php?cPath=527

Gails Posted 14 Oct 2013 , 5:54pm
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AI agree with you Debbie, I was lucky enough to get the dinkydoodle airbrush for my birthday, and can get the colours from the cakes around town.

Kathy107 Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 3:28pm
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Can we purchase the Dinky Doodle airbrush in the US?  Thanks.

edenleah Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 10:20pm
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AHi I've just ordered a dinky doodle air brush as the reviews are great, but I was wondering if you can use a different make of airbrush colour in the airbrush as the dinky doodle colours are mega expensive like I haven't paid enough for the machine alone? Thanks please get back to me ASAP thank you

edenleah Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 10:20pm
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AHow do you post

edenleah Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 10:26pm
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I have the Dinkydoodle and love it, Dawn Butler from Dinkydoodle has great videos on Youtube and will always help with questions, her paints are wonderful.

Hi I've just ordered a dinky doodle air brush as the reviews are great, but I was wondering if you can use a different make of airbrush colour in the airbrush as the dinky doodle colours are mega expensive like I haven't paid enough for the machine alone? Thanks please get back to me ASAP thank you

edenleah Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 10:27pm
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AHi I've just ordered a dinky doodle air brush as the reviews are great, but I was wondering if you can use a different make of airbrush colour in the airbrush as the dinky doodle colours are mega expensive like I haven't paid enough for the machine alone? Thanks please get back to me ASAP thank you

craftybanana Posted 30 Mar 2014 , 11:34pm
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Hi I've just ordered a dinky doodle air brush as the reviews are great, but I was wondering if you can use a different make of airbrush colour in the airbrush as the dinky doodle colours are mega expensive like I haven't paid enough for the machine alone? Thanks please get back to me ASAP thank you


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Claire138 Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 5:58am
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I use the Americolor ones in my Dinkydoodle. I don't know how they are price wise comparatively, I use them bc they are kosher (I'm Jewish). I asked Dawn before buying the machine and she said Americolor works fine in her machines. I can't vouch for other makes but I think they are probably all within the same price range. This is not an inexpensive job. 

edenleah Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 10:24am
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im sorry but theres no need to be funny with me, but I wanted to put a post and I dint know how so I just searched air brush and replied to this as I don't know how to use this site :)

edenleah Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 10:25am
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thank you, do you think ant colour will work then if its an airbrush colour

Claire138 Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 10:48am
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I would imagine so but please don't take my word for it, you should email Dawn at Dinkydoodle and ask her.

edenleah Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 11:28am
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AOk thank you do you know her email?

craftybanana Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 1:33pm
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nevermind

Claire138 Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 5:13pm
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You can probably google it, I imagine it's on the box of the airbrush you bought. Good luck.

edenleah Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 5:14pm
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AOk thank you I found it and emailed her this morning but I haven't had a reply yet

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