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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by jared pittman, Dec 30, 2016.


  1. jared pittman

    jared pittman Spider Splatterer

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    Has anyone made more progress on finding out more about these airbrushes- I own iwata and olympos and believe in other japanese airbrush manufacturer as I do Iwata they are all great- supposedly this are in high demand in Japan - land of airbrushes!! Thanks guys
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    markjthomson AKA Quick Draw !! (and still very happy) Staff Member Mod

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    Can't see anything particularly but they look like cheap knock offs. Here is a you tube review.

    Made in the Iwata factory apparently. Not something I'd spend money on.
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    jared pittman Spider Splatterer

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    I am looking at the cmc+ version- The people live in Japan think very highly of them weapon of choice on table in Japan right now.
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    jared pittman Spider Splatterer

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    Before Frank Artale- I was one of first people talk about olympos they doubted that too- this was what 1-2 years ago. I don't know if frank was on here but he wasn't talking about it like now - trust people doubted until more elite members got hands on them.
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    jagardn Airbrush Acquisition Disorder Patient Elite Member!

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    Hard to tell. I've tried all kinds of brushes and wouldn't suggest anything but brand named equipment. Olympos brushes aren't bad, but the price of spare parts from Japan makes them not worth it to me. I still have an HP-100SB, but if any of the parts fail, I'll try to swap them out with the Iwata equivalents. If for some reason that doesn't work, I'll just toss it.
    I personally prefer Iwata and H&S myself, they have been very reliable and easy to get parts for.
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    Yup, Olympos was around long before Iwata... their quality has dropped sadly. I have one, love the control the long taper gives but it is a delicate wee thing.
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    jared pittman Spider Splatterer

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    I straight up have scraped my olympos needles several times on surface still perfect- 3 packs for $45 no where nere as soft as H&S is it sharp he'll yes but strong no doubt - don't get it???
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    Olympos gives free shipping- no? 3 packs for $45 vs what how much for 1 Iwata needle with shipping am I missing something? OK checked coast $19 - saw micron needle on ebay or something for $60 no b.s. have not had to replace needle on any of my microns- it is more delicate because of taper that is natural not quality concern? ???
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    That's not the quality issue. The taper is design definitely. Not always helpful!
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    jagardn Airbrush Acquisition Disorder Patient Elite Member!

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    Last I checked, Olympos offered free shipping on new airbrushes, not parts. I ordered a few spare needles and nozzles and the shipping was not free. The .23 Micron needles have such a long taper that they bend very easily. As for the $60 eBay needle, there are plenty of people on eBay trying to rip people off. I've seen the CM-SB listed near $1000 on there. Micron nozzles are about $60, needles are just under $20. Then again, the prices of Micron parts are a good part of the reason I use my H&S Evo AL for most of my detail work. I can get great detail with it, the parts are reasonably priced, and easy to get.
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    First, Hi! I am newly registered to this forum. I have seen this brush pop up in a few places recently, and will admit my curiosity will more than likely get the best of me, and I will purchase one to try. I already have a good number of brushes that range from Iwata and Olympos Micorns, down to some very inexpensive Chinese clones. It seems I can not help myself ;-) On the other hand, I use what I have, or get rid of them.

    Just yesterday I placed an order for a plotter, so need to give the slush fund some time to recoup - but this brush will remain on my radar. If I do wind up acquiring one I will certainly be back to this thread to update.

    I had these brushes out for a day of deep cleaning -
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    Malky Pencil Pushing Protagonist Very Likeable!

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    Impressive collection Dave, it would be cool to see what you have been doing with them, I would guess based on how many you have, you haven't just started out, lol, so now that you have my attention, please do tell us more, feel free to start your own introduction thread and clue us nosy buggers up as to your likes and dislikes as well as experience and examples of your work which I have a feeling will be as impressive as your armoury:)

    And welcome to the forum;)
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    To me it is about Can I get the parts (if needed) fast aka that same day or with in 2 days without paying a boat load of money to get it shipped.
    I do own different brands of airbrushes , I have tried a lot more brands then I own. The reason I do not own more brands is simple . Either the airbrush did not perform well or in the event something was to go wrong like a cracked nozzle it would be weeks if not months before a replacement part could be gotten.
    Time is money money is time .
    But if you think it is something you want then buy it.
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    I am not really worried about parts accessibility (as far as speed) - not up front, anyway. I would first want to know if it is a brush that I like, and would use.

    I have plenty of others that I can use day in and day out - So, if a new brush is one that I find I would like to add to my arsenal, it will fit into one of a few categories. The first would be a specialty brush - A brush that I find works well for certain things, but not something I would use for every illustration - these I tend not to worry about keeping parts for. Next would be a brush that I like a lot, but might not fit into the category of a daily user, so I would go ahead and order at least a few needles for it. Then there are those that I just love using. On any given project I have several brushes that I would grab and enjoy the heck out of using - these ones I tend to keep multiple spares on hand. Needles, nozzles, seals, etc.

    I am also in the unique situation that time is not money - I am basically retired, being a full time caregiver for my disabled wife. The airbrushes, and painting is just something I do to pass time, and free my mind. I am simply working on accumulating an inventory of pieces that we will probably go ahead and use to start selling prints, and perhaps do an occasional show or two. Being in this situation allows me to try things that many others may not have the time to... It also allows me to share what I have experienced with others that may have similar interests or curiosities - which I enjoy.
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    Bro- when you get it compare it to olympos micron and please let me know - I'm not married to Iwata and love other japanese airbrushes as I do my cmsb!
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    What are you people doing to your airbrushes that you're going through parts so fast? Order an extra needle and nozzle when you order your whatever, and you should be good to go for at least a couple years of daily use. H&S parts seem to wear faster, and Badger and Pasche you might as well just order parts by the dozen so you can find one that's in spec (I'm not a fan).
    As for the CREOS, I've seen a CM-C+ style one that looks good enough I'd love to try one out. Total-T.com used to sell them, I think. I've never seen a cm-sb or cm-b style one from them, though, which my credit card would force me to buy. Lol. I use an odd grip, and "c" size cups tend to bump my finger.
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    Exactly. But I must add that I've gone through 3 Olympos needles in 2 months without having painted a single picture. The stuff is like melted butter.
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    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Nothing , I have only had to replace parts on my very first one , And got free replacement part on 2 airbrushes that were damage in shipping.
    with airbrushes carried here in the states you can get fast service on replacement parts.
    Where as out of Japan it may take longer . I have gotten things from Japan that only took 3 days yet I have gotten thing that have taken more then a month. As Andre stated some of the parts do not even hold up to storage.
    It is sad when the MFG does not ship thing to you in some kind of protection , and I have received a needle and nozzle that the needle was bent in 4 places and the nozzle was split in two just due to how the MFG packaged them.
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    Andreza I think you are really good artist- I must be getting different olympos needles they are quite hard have scraped them still perfect- I do not think they are soft like H&S
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    AndreZA Elite Member! Elite Member! Artist of the Month!

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    The taper is way too sharp. Even my H&S is tougher that them.

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