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Iwata CM-CP2 or Iwata CM-SB2

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by pajonate, Mar 2, 2016.


  1. Hydeous

    Hydeous Young Tutorling

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    Yeah I know, but I'm guessing for the suction there will be more unused paint than the gravity feed ver. I dunno bout the side cup ver.
  2. Hydeous

    Hydeous Young Tutorling

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    Most likely he's sold out of his stock so he's just doing that as a place holder until his new stocks come in and the price it accordingly. But in the mean time if someone bought it, he'd just cop one from the local retailer and ship it.
  3. Madbrush

    Madbrush Guest

    Well since a lot of seasoned artists seem to prefer the side feeds I think there will be little difference than with gravity, if there is a difference at all, it will be negligible, I've never really ever worried about wasting paint, I've even thrown away full bottles that I considered to be bad, at the end of the day, it's easier and cheaper to replace a little paint than an expensive brush that could be damaged as a result.

    On a different note, you mentioned somewhere about HP-CS not performing well at start up? This can be a simple cleaning issue, most of us through experience resort to cleaning several times to be sure we get everything out, especially after long periods of use, I'm not saying that's your problem or that you're not cleaning properly but although I don't have one, all the feedback in the HP-CS is positive and it's ease of use and maintenance makes a highly recommended beginners choice, it's frequently advised here on the forum as a first model because it's excellent all round properties, so don't be afraid to give your a good once over, since your using solvent based paints you could easily have a tiny spec of debris on the inside of your nozzle which may or may not get blown out when you start a new session.

    Don't forget to post some your work, I'm very curious to see it being a keen modeler myself.:)
  4. Hydeous

    Hydeous Young Tutorling

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    My HP CS is working fine. Just that it takes quite a lot of effort, tuning and also concentration to get the fine line effect. I just did a 3 hours session and during the last one, I noticed I was getting a bit tired and out of focus. I think I need to spread out some of the painting in between work a bit. Luckily this is for my own and doesn't belong to a client lol

    Add me on Facebook, I have some of my work there. It's hydeous as well :thumbsup: oh interesting! What sort of model kits do you normally do, any pics?
  5. Madbrush

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    I was building RC planes and helicopterS, I stopped flying to care for my wife but I may go back to it soon, I was also building stationary vintage cars cars and stuff when I was younger, but building models that actually fly or drive or even sail is way more fun, I also used to sculpt novelty canopies for quad copters for people at our airfield who had them, I'll basically build anything just to keep me occupied, I even built my own lap steel slide guitar with which I'm having hours and hours of fun:thumbsup:

    I don't Facebook so unless your profile up is public I wouldn't see it, you can link your Facebook page in your signature under your posts if you wish to, basically play around with your profile page to give it a personal touch, need to sort mine out too;)

    It sounds like your pushing yourself too much with your airbrushing, the key is to have fun with it, so take regular breaks, you'll see stuff better and and your sessions will be more relaxed, if the airbrush is causing you fatigue, perhaps a trigger extention is needed or you're holding it with the dreaded death grip that a lot of us do, lol
  6. Nessus

    Nessus Needle-chuck Ninja

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    The KCS trigger is IMO worth getting if you have a CS (or any of the Eclipse line, I guess). It's only about 2mm taller, but for some reason that makes a big difference. Not just in the amount of forward/back play due to longer moment arm: the slight change in finger position makes depressing the trigger for air smoother as well. I think it changes the angle at which downward force is transferred through the pivot, resulting in less binding when depressed in the forward position.

    I used to have an extension pad made of epoxy putty on my CS trigger which similarly extended it, but it didn't have the same effect in terms of making depressing the pivot smoother (kind of the opposite in fact). The KCS trigger is only around 9 bucks, so I'd easily recommend it to anyone with an Eclipse.

    The KCS handle changes the brush's balance point so it's no longer front-heavy, making holding the brush a little more comfortable (it just rests in your hand; you no longer have to counter for the front-heaviness by holding it up). However the KCS handle also makes it harder to pull the needle back by the chuck (the preset knob blocks it, even when dialed all the way back), and is expensive besides, so it's not as clearly recommendable. Could probably put a little lead weight in or on the back of the regular handle to get the same re-balancing effect.
  7. pajonate

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    Hmmm, what happened with @madbrush? o_O He is registered as Guest now, no messages count, likes, trophies....
    Weird. :confused::confused::confused:

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