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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by shipclambake, Jan 14, 2021.


  1. shipclambake

    shipclambake Double Actioner

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    I have 3 airbrush so far, I have a Badger Patriot 105, Iwata for Neo TRN1 and a Chinese knock off. I have boxes for two of them but want to keep all my airbrush stuff together. I'm not really sure how to go about that and Im looking for suggestions thanks.
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    I picked up several plastic bait or worm organizer boxes at a local sporting goods store. Put some foam in the bottom and I can keep my airbrushes and their bottles/cups/covers together.
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    I have 2 pelican cases but they are only small so I can only get 4 airbrushes in each one. I cut shapes in the foam to hold the airbrushes.
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    shipclambake Double Actioner

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    I really like this suggestion, I already have some Pelican cases one more wouldn't hurt right lol.
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    shipclambake Double Actioner

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    This is a good ideal, I think I'm going to repurpose a tackle box that I have for loose airbrush stuff thanks.
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    I bought the Iwata zip case. It has elastic hopes in side to hold the airbrushes. It works fine for my modest collection.


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    I get that I might have a few more brushes than some. Unfortunately, I have not figured out an appropriate and workable display for my studio (yet). Brushes that I have acquired that have cases and/or boxes are usually stored packed into file cabinet drawers. There are some exceptions, like brushes that I find that I tend to use more often than others, but maybe not all the time - these ones are generally added to an easier to access location - while the cases may remain stored.

    Brushes that I either use more often, or have no cases generally get fitted with quick connects, placed in weighted stands, and are added to several shelves that I put up just to keep them out of the way.

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    If chosen for duty, they get moved to top of a small set of drawers (pencil drawers I used for tool and spare storage/organizing). These are right next to my drawing table, and can be reached while I am at desk. On the other side of my drawing table, I have a repurposed microwave cart that I have a couple of airbrush holders for the brushes I am actively using.

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    The brushes I don't use very often are generally stored in the box they came in. Those that I use all the time are stored on various airbrush stands in the studio. Sometimes I wind up traveling with my brushes. Some clients opt to have another shop do repair work or a complete color change on their vehicle for a variety of reasons. That shop may not have the ability or the desire to do custom airbrush work. So, I travel to that shop and do my portion of the work there. I bought a cheap firearm cleaning kit years ago from a big box store. That cleaning kit came in a relatively nice aluminum case. I added some foam to the inside of the case, cut the top layer to fit each of the brushes I use most often away from my own shop and viola!
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    That looks great Trevor! Very clean looking cuts and it presents the brushes really nicely.


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    Given I only have one I keep it in the box it came in :laugh:

    Well I also have my cheap ebay one and that is kept in a case with some other stuff but hardly gets used.

    I keep being tempted by other airbrushes but then the one I've got keeps working.....
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    That case Wickedartstudio has is exactly the sort of thing I wanted for a long while. I did get a Nanuk hard case once, but had to return it due to a bad gasket, and haven't gotten around to trying again yet. I rarely travel with them, even locally, so it's not a priority.

    When I'm at home, I hate having to go in and out of drawers and boxes for tools and supplies. Nothing slows down a project like having to play storage Tetris. So mostly my airbrushes just lay about on my workbench. I've got a stand that holds 2 of them, but I think what I'd like most these days is a wall-rack of some kind. Give 'em a nice display presentation and keep 'em from being clutter while not in use, while also keeping them easy to grab when I do want to use one.
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    I use wrench holders/organizers for tool boxes. They keep my airbrushes lined up and up right. Doesn't work with side feed brushes though
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    That looks like something John Wick would carry if he airbrushed lol.
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    Nailed it. It would be buried in concrete in his garage floor lollol
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    I stuff mine into unused ceder dresser drawers in a spare bedroom!

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