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Airbrush kit recommendations?

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Hi - I'm interested in purchasing an airbrush kit. I don't do a lot of baking/decorating, but do want to start trying new things. So, I'm looking for something that is good for beginners & is inexpensive (but good quality). Can anyone recommend something?

 

Thanks!

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MASTER Airbrush Cake Decorating System, Precision Dual-Action Gravity Feed Airbrush Set with Mini Air Compressor Plus 4 Americolor AmeriMist Airbrush Food Colors and FREE Storage Case-The Complete Set Now Includes a (FREE) How to Airbrush Training Book to Get You Started

 

I bought this on Amazon last year. I just copied and pasted it from my 2011 orders list. The link wasn't working well. Works excellent. Great value for money. I was very nervous when I 1st bought it because I never had experience with airbrushing but it is way easier than I thought. Even a beginner to airbrushing like me got a hang of it in the 1st try. You will need to do research on how to clean your machine with hot water or a cleaner to prevent clogging and splattering during use. I use this on all my wedding cakes with americolor pearl sheen.

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It came with 4 bottles of airbrush colour which you can use to practice with. Unfortunately it didn't come with instructions on how to assemble so after a few hours of fiddling around I finally made sense of it all and connected the hoses.

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Looks great! Thanks!!!

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I have this compressor (whatever compressor you buy, make sure the air is adjustable)

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-8-eighth-hp-40-psi-oilless-airbrush-compressor-93657.html

 

and this airbrush:

http://www.artsupply.com/Paasche-VL-airbrush-set_p_54079.html

 

There are a few older threads on this site that helped me a lot when figuring out what to purchase.  I don't do a whole lot of detail with the airbrush so I can't speak for that, but it works great the basics that I use it for (I'm sure it would do well with more if I took the time to learn).

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http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=related&v=it2VI6FXgLo. Here she is using a kopykate airbrush I'm not sure of the model she's using but I want it. They ate expensive
But they are top of the line
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http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=121034058477&index=15&nav=SEARCH&nid=36103642845 I'm not sure how good this model is if you buy it new it round from $250 to $300 its not the model that she uses on the utube video but it is for cake decorating
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Hi, I just received a master airbrush system & I can't figure out how to get the gravity feed brush attached to the hose....I'am thinking I must of been shorted a connector or something. Was also wondering , when you screwed the regulator/ water trap on the front if you used the Teflon tape, when I screw mine on tight it ends up kinda sideways , so I'am thinking I might need to add the tape ? I have never used a compressor before so I'am really ignorant on the subject, I thought it would come with some kind of directions. Thanks in advance for ant help you can give me in this. Beth
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