Iwata makes excellent airbrushes. Complete kits are a great way to get started. So, should you get the Iwata Airbrush Kit?
We are big believers that complete kits are the best way to start airbrushing. You save money, everything fits together, it’s that easy.
And the Iwata Airbrush Kit is one if not the best alternative to the unbranded and cheap kits available otherwise.
This set is essentially two parts: an airbrush, the Iwata HP-CS, and a compressor, the Ninja Jet. Let’s delve into why these makes the Iwata airbrush kit a banger.
The HP-CS Airbrush
At the heart of the Iwata Airbrush Kit lies the HP-CS airbrush, which we’ve recommended plenty of times before. This is the main difference between this kit and the generic ones: the airbrush is actually a good airbrush.
Usually, the airbrush in the kits is a very basic and soon to break or soon to be replaced model. Not the case here. So you get the best of both worlds, where you buy a workhorse airbrush, with the pros of buying a complete airbrush set.
Here’s a TLDR look of the HP-CS airbrush:
- Features a 0.35mm needle and drop-in self-centering nozzle combination
- 1/3 oz sized cup
- Cup designed with a new funnel shape, which makes for easy clean up and more efficient paint flow
- Spray pattern – hairline to 2″ (50-mm) round
The Ninja Jet Studio Series Compressor
Usually, compressors are more or less all the same. That’s why most complete kits are great, you get a compressor you can keep through your airbrushing lifetime, essentially. The Ninja Jet takes this to the next level, and really offers a premium compressor.
Since compressors are always prety much the same, there are 2 features that set the Ninja Jet a part for our needs and purposes.
Not only in volume, but also in vibration, the Ninja Jet compressor is very discreet.
This is a feature worth buying into is you live in a paper thin walled apartment, or airbrush while others are sleeping (otherwise known as the new dad feature)
Easy Pressure Change
Changing the pressure on a regular compressor is tedious guess work. You have to unscrew a dial in your moisture trap, and do so very slowly. It’s an experience similar to turning on a shower at someone else’s house.
The Ninja Jet has an easy to use dial right at the front that takes away the guess work.
This is an advanced feature, but if you are using inks or still unsure about paint thinning, it is a game changer.
Start Spraying Right Away with the Iwata Airbrush Kit
Comprised of the HP-CS airbrush and the Ninja Jet Studio Series compressor, the Iwata Airbrush Kit combines the usefulness of buying a complete kit, with buying quality tools.
Is this kit a must buy for everyone? Absolutely not. But if you are looking for quality and simplicity, you dont have to compromise here.
Starting to airbrush with quality tools is just a few clicks away!