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Iwata HP-C Plus

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by MikeyDee, May 19, 2020.


  1. MikeyDee

    MikeyDee Triple Actioner

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    Hi all,

    I bought a used Iwata HP-C plus from ebay for 50 bucks. I did have to buy a new needle and nozzle from coast airbrush but I think I got a pretty good deal on the brush. Up until now I have only used sparmax, point zero and an Iwata Neo which I have heard is not really an Iwata. To tell you the truth I don't mind using these other brushes and I guess it because they are what I have been learning on and have been learning the ins and outs of getting the best I can out of them. Also, they are what I can afford. I am excited to use this new brush and have heard nothing but good things about these brushes. If anyone has any tips on these brushes I'd be glad to hear them.

    Stay safe everyone
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    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

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    We are always happy when someone gets a new 'family' member, its even better when they've saved a few $$.
    whenever you see an airbrush for sale, always factor in that it may be in need of a nozzle and needle (and a good tear down clean)
    There are many bargains to be had if you look in the right places and do the right research.
    I think you are well on your way to becoming a member of the AAD club :)
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    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

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    Congrats on your acquisition!

    Before I get too far into this post, I have to say the poor, little Neo gets such a bum wrap :(. Most of it is simply repeated internet "must be trues". I am just going to put this out there - Iwata does not make ANY airbrushes. They do not have an airbrush manufacturing facility in Japan. So, technically speaking, all their brushes are made for them, not by them ;). Now, the Neo is made in Taiwan (all the rest are made in Japan), which does make it a brother from a different mother :malicious:. Now, that same factory that pumps out Neo parts (they get shipped to China for assembly) also pumps out a good number of other name brand brushes. One, is Sparmax :thumbsup:. Now, just to keep things interesting, Sparmax is owned by Iwata... although it is unclear if the Taiwanese factory that makes them is... Confused yet? Welcome to Japanese airbrush manufacturing. I like the Neo. With proper application, the brush is capable of doing everything I could want a brush to do. They can be finicky, but that is on the user, not the brush...

    We just had a LOT of conversation about the Iwata HP-C+ :). It is buried in this other thread, but you may learn something, or not... fun reading anyway.

    https://www.airbrushforum.org/threads/micron-vs-rest-of-the-world.23133/
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    Thanks JackEb, Slowly becoming a member. LOL It's so addictive.
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    Hi Dave,

    This is all great information and very interesting as well. Thanks for the link I will look through it. Also, Thanks for responding to me from your FB page. I was the one who asked you about a sparmax brush a few weeks ago I got from my friends wife. They really are good brushes. I didn't know sparmax was owned by Iwata. I think your right about the NEO they do get a bum wrap, but I like my NEO a lot and I think it works really well. You really know your stuff and your FB page is great. I go there quite a bit to read about the different brushes in your albums.
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    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

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    Oh, cool - glad that Sparmax worked out for you! I have a hand full of them now, and they have all been solid to work with. Glad you enjoy the FB stuff - I am always touched when I have managed to be of help to someone. Gives me the warm and fuzzies :p.
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    SiRoxx Party Boy UK Style Staff Member Mod Very Likeable!

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    Congrats Mikey! I have the 50th Anniversary HP-C, basically the same brush but a different finish. It’s a really nice brush to use and the great thing is you’ll never outgrow it, you’ll grow with it.
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    Thanks Buddy, I'm really enjoying this brush.
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    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

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    I recently acquired a used Sparmax SP35 and after a clean it works a treat, a nice airbrush. HP-C is one you will use forever.

    Lee
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    Hello, Yes I have a sparmax 35 as well, really good brush and good price too. I am enjoying this iwata.
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