Hello, Mike M (cornumortem) here from Santa Cruz Warhammer to talk about some airbrush basics.
With those basic four elements you’re on your way to good airbrushing, but a quick look at your options on the market will show some dramatic range in prices. What do you get for spending more money on a compressor?
Price $99 $244
Alternatives to a Compressor
Another solution is to get an air tank with compressed gas, and hook your regulator to that. It has the advantage of being silent when you’re using it, and you can fill it with dry air;
CO2 or other gases (available from welding or beverage supply companies) that have had the moisture removed, so you won’t have problems with moisture effecting the airbrushes performance. You can get a system together for less than a compressor, but be sure to monitor how much gas you have left in your tank. If you run out mid-project and you’ll be having a seriously bad day.
I hope that helps those who are looking for a new setup, or wanted to upgrade their current compressor. Even the greatest airbrush in the world will still perform poorly without a solid compressor setup.
-Mike M (cornumortem)