One-Click complete airbrush and compressor setup? Yes please! This is the ultimate kit to get start airbrushing.
One of the popular startup point for airbrushing I’ve recommended was getting a basic compressor and a Patriot 105. There is a better alternative, however.
This set comes to roughly half that price, and offers a simple one-click solution to get you started right away without having to mix and match with fittings.
Start Airbrushing Miniatures
Getting started with an airbrush can be quite tricky. There are so many options, a wild price range between brands, and multiple fittings to take into account if you mix and match items.
But you can save yourself all that trouble.
Why this set is great
The first thing to note is that when we say “this set” we really mean “sets like this”. There are multiple variations of them but they are all mostly the same, you get generic sets and one, two or three airbrushes, depending on the specifics.
This is important, because with a little shopping around, you can find one on sale or a better bargain for what is essentially the same thing.
The biggest perk from this is that you are buying a working product.
You don’t have to guess with the fittings, or worse, have one item delivered and and wait for the other. It’s not the worst, but I know that it drives me mad whenever this happens with deliveries.
The greatest perk however, is that most of this kit will stick with you as you upgrade your equipment and improve at airbrushing. This makes this of of the best starter set ever because it’s use is not only for beginners.
What items you get
This is your standard compressor, it is high performance, resilient and it’s the same or similar to the recommended starting compressor everywhere. You can check out kits with out without a tank, both are available.
Again, this is the best part of the deal, as you don’t need anything fancy when it comes to compressors.
Moisture Trap & Pressure Regulator
This is the glass cup-shaped item on the right of the compressor.
It’s nice to get, as you can make the most out of your compressor by controlling the pressure, and use it for longer sessions because of the moisture trap.
A braided hose is really great because, much like the compressor, you only ever really need one in your airbrush artist’s life. And the cheap plastic ones are the devil, so you really don’t want to use these.
As stated in the beginning, there are kits with one, two or three airbrushes. Even with kits with only one, you get the important one, with the gravity-fed dual action.
There is usually a spray gun, and the third one is a wild card depending on the kit you’re looking at.
Gravity Feed, Dual Action Airbrush
Why do I need 3 airbrushes? Different airbrushes get different results. Contrary to brush painting, your airbrush skills will be capped by your airbrushes specs. No matter how talented you become, the airbrush itself has its limits.
So, having different options to try with is nice before you drop some more money for a higher quality airbrush when you chose to step your game up.
Suction Feed Airbrush
Much like the Badger Spray Gun at first glance. This is machine takes care of your base coats and primer needs. It’s also the easiest of the 3 to learn with if you’ve never touched an airbrush before.
We, along with the makers of Badger Airbrushes, recommend NOT using these. However, if you really want to use them, the general guideline is: if you have to force it, you’re doing it wrong, and you will most likely break something. This is the only time ever this website will advise against “Might makes Right, and if it’s not working, you’re not using enough might.”
This is more in the range of: Oh cool there’s this thing in! You need somewhere to put your airbrushes without stepping on them or taking out of the box every time, you get this in the box. I wouldn’t pay for it, but it’s included.