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Iwata HP-BH

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by amrogers3, Nov 26, 2019.


  1. amrogers3

    amrogers3 Young Tutorling

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    Hopefully, this is the correct place to park this question. Seems like Iwata's can vary in price a great deal throughout the year so not sure if/when it is a good time to buy.

    I was curious if the HP-BH for $200 would be considered a good deal or not?
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    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

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    yep, that is a decent deal. They normally run around $230-$250. I picked one up on sale a couple months ago for $179, but that deal is no longer available.
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    amrogers3 Young Tutorling

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    Did you have to pay shipping or taxes on yours?

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    An Iwata HP-B and an external MAC valve would be a better bargain. You then have control over any other brush you buy with out the extra $$ for the built in MAC on individual brushes.
    I highly recommend the Grex MAC quick connect and a few male connectors to put on the airbrush I can’t recall seeing anyone regretting buying an external MAC connection.
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    I believe I paid a minimal shipping cost - maybe 6 or 7 dollars. I would have to look it up...
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    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

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    Just for the record, I used to say the exact same thing! ;)

    I thought the HP-BH was the same as a HP-B, but with a MAC valve hanging off the bottom. It isn't. It is a larger bodied brush, with very few parts common between the two models. I REALLY like the way the HP-BH works, and it moved it's way right up to the front of the line on brushes that I reach for when starting a project. I have since put my beloved HP-B+ in the display case... even though I do have a Grex MAC valve on my air hose ;).
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    well I've just learnt something, so today is a good day, thank you :) I didn't realise there was a difference in the body size.
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    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

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    This is the way I have mine set up - the adapter, or Micron style midsection - is a piece I originally cut for an Eclipse body. It is larger diameter and features a coarser thread than the HP or Micron parts.

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