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Do you use or seen anyone use a Paasche Turbo AB?

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Leakyvalve, Sep 14, 2018.


  1. Leakyvalve

    Leakyvalve Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    This is one of those airbrushes that is such an cool oddity, but nobody ever uses one. The only real famous airbrusher who used one as I remember, was OLIVIA. She did alot of pinup type stuff in the 90's.

    I bought mine in 1994. I thought it was quite a machine. I tried using it not too long ago and it was so odd I couldn't get used to it.

    Here is a vid for any newbs who never seen one.

  2. Robbyrockett2

    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    I'm def curious to try one, everything I've seen says they are awesome but finicky to get tuned up right.
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    MarcosD Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    Oooo I always wanted one from the first time I saw it! But I never could get one because sellers never wanted to send it to Argentina!!


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    Robbyrockett2 Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

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    Sounds like i need to just trade you a turbo for a gatti sometime. Though I'm still not sure why I want the gatti exactly...but I do
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    MarcosD Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    Because is a Brazilian beauty!!


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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    Seen one but never used one. Would love to have a go, they are supposed to be good but yes finicky to get "tuned in". Never the less I'd like to try one.

    Lee
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel! Very Likeable!

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    I own one! It needs parts that so far I havent been able to afford, and its been so long since I laid eyes on it I can't remember what it needs! Arggghhh!!!
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    Haven't used one, but wow i'm surprised by the detail you get with one. I had to reply however just for the mention of Olivia. Legendary Playboy artist, and one of ny earliest influences as a kid flipping thru my father's stack. Now I have to go look up some artwork!
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    Omg so follow up, in the spring of '71 Olivia took a figure painting course with Chuck Close as her instructor. He rips her apart, but what a coincidence that, he & her being some of my biggest influences, both AB artists, with Chuck being the one that knocked down the door as far as AB being an "accepted" medium in the fine art sphere. Sadly a spinal aneurysm left him partially paralyzed, and no longer has the dexterity to AB. Even though his paintings still fetch millions of dollars, it is his early black & white AB portraits (color too), which are still considered his most coveted, and fetch 100's of millions of dollars.
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    KorbenD Young Tutorling

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    Resurrecting a thread, but I have three ABs. One is currently at Paasche for repair of a disconnected walking arm.

    Not sure if their oddness syncs up with mine in some way, but I don't consider them all that finicky or difficult to set up. They're probably the most effortless brushes I've tried to get hair thin lines. Just thin the paint enough and make sure the needle is *exactly* in front of the jet outlet.
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    They're neat guns from a historical perspective but for practical use, I'd recommend spending your hard earned money on an Iwata or Olympos Micron as they can do virtually everything a Paasche AB can do.
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    Honestly, I primarily paint with a CM-C+ & CM-SB daily, but my HP-CH can do 99.999% my Microns can do with good technique. But, yes at least a mid level iwata will carry you for life.
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