Sunday, May 30, 2010

Airbrush Station

My wife and I spent most of the day Saturday cleaning out the basement. Why? Well, part of the reason was to clear an area for my new airbrush station. I decided to take the plunge this week and get into the world of airbrushing. I've been brush painting for over 30 years and always looked enviously at other modelers who had been able to master the dark arts of airbrushing.

The technology has improved significantly over the past 10 years, and more and more hobbyists are doing great things with time to give it a go!

OK, so here is the new station...spray booth by Paasche, everything else from Iwata.

Iwata Eclipse dual action gravity feed airbrush. I'm going to ask the boss for a siphon-feed version for my birthday this summer.

Compressor by Iwata as well. It's fairly quiet and only runs when the airflow is activated through the airbrush.

I have a number of projects I'd like to get underway with this new tech...but I really should be finishing my current brush projects first (or at the same time).

'Til next time.


  1. Hey Kevin - nice setup mate im dead jealous! Ive been spray painting for about 5 years now and i have the same Iwata brush you have pictured. Id kill for a spray booth setup like you have. i just spray into my garage. (much to the wifes dismay) :)

  2. I agree with The Colour Kiwi - this is a very good set-up.

    I very occasionally use my Paasche H model airbrush and even rarer the De Villbiss, but both without a spray booth.


  3. I had a Paasche (cant remember the type now) before my Iwata. They are both good brands.

  4. how do you vent the output of the spray booth. I bought the same spray booth and it came with a outlet hose and hookup so that I can attach it to s window fixture and put the fumes out side.

  5. Mlmltl,
    Wow, this is a really old thread...just happened to see your note on a comment check. The fumes from acrylic spray are non-toxic. I just keep the filter material fresh, and the station vents clean air. I don't worry about it. Ha, what I sniff in from Testors Matt Spray is way worse! Regarding filter material, I bought a roll of furnace filter material and use in in this booth.