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What type of Air Brush Kit should I buy

post #1 of 58
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This is my 1st post....

 

I would like an Air brush kit and I am unsure that brand or type to buy and what I would need.  I have never air brushed before but am really excited and cant wait to purchase one. My budget is $100-$150 

 

What should I be looking for?  Help!

post #2 of 58

I'm glad you asked this. I almost bought the Duff kit the other day with my Michael's coupon. Then I pulled up reviews on my phone and wasn't impressed.

post #3 of 58
I don't know if she exists over there but I want dinky doodle's. failing that I want cassie browns.
post #4 of 58
I just have an Iwata airbrush and compressor. It's what my teacher had and what I learnt with and it's great. Having said that I'm interested in the Dinky Doodle colours as my work is moving much more towards modelling chocolate sculpture and they work well on that apparently (KopyKake colours that I have now don't as they are water-based.)
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I bought Duff's...and returned it the next day.Totally depressed about it too because I had high hopes.But I felt like I was painting with an out-of-control fire hose.  I see Dinkydoodle's stuff and wish I could have that talent! Has anyone taken the Craftsy Airbrushing class? I was trying to read the reviews but the only one they had posted was a 5 star and I wanted to see the real deal. I checked out the instructor's website and wasn't too impressed. She may be great and all but I couldn't figure out why they didn't pick a person who is in the cake business.

 

Just my $.02.  :)

post #6 of 58
I have a master airbrush and compressor and have been very satisfied! It works well for someone who airbrushes from time to time and would not be using all the capabilities of a better airbrush.

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post #7 of 58
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I see the dinkydoodles is available in the UK as well as Cassie Browns.  Any other companies recommend?  I dont want to waste the money of Duff's. Saw those reviews and was not thrilled.

post #8 of 58
I have the Dinkydoodle and love it, Dawn Butler from Dinkydoodle has great videos on Youtube and will always help with questions, her paints are wonderful.
post #9 of 58
Check Dinkydoodle, I had one given to me last year for my birthday, cost about $160 Australian dollars and its great, excellent tutorials to help you on youtube.
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This is my 1st post....

I would like an Air brush kit and I am unsure that brand or type to buy and what I would need.  I have never air brushed before but am really excited and cant wait to purchase one. My budget is $100-$150 

What should I be looking for?  Help!
post #10 of 58

Gails, can you buy her airbrush paints from her in the UK and get them shipped to Australia? And you can use her airbrush with the Americolor airbrush paints and so on, can't you? I've been looking and I think I want a Dinkydoodle. Might ask for one for Chrissie :)

post #11 of 58

I bought the craftsy airbrush class with Lisa Berczel and found it really good.  She goes in to a lot of detail about different types and styles of airbrushes and compressors, how the airbrush works, how to use it, how to clean it and how to problem solve.  I especially found it useful understanding the mechanics of the airbrush as I have been using a cheap one for a while and have just been aiming and shooting.  Understanding 'Why it is so' helps to lead towards more refined practice for me.  I am actually sitting on my hands in excitement because I have just bought  a Grex pistol style airbursh and it is due to arrive in the next 2 days.  For those with no airbrush experience I would recommend that they purchase the craftsy class and watch it before they make a decision on what sort of airbrush to buy.

post #12 of 58
I think you can use any paints. Have you heard of pretty witty cakes? Dawn from dinky doodke has some fabulous tutorials on it. Basic air brushing stuff up to a dragon! It's £9 a month and you could just subscribe for one month and watch them all!
post #13 of 58
If you're in the UK, I did my airbrushing course in Lancing (near Brighton) with Lisa Munro and she was great - a very good teacher. The company is called airbrushes. I think they do a beginner course and an advanced one now (when I did It a few years ago it was just one course).
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post #14 of 58
I bought my first lot of paints from the uk, cakes around town now supply them here and I also use their own brand pearl colours which work great, the thing about these paints are that they are ethanol based and not water based so it dries a lot quicker and you can put another colour on top without it running into the base colour, can also brush with them for smaller detail.
post #15 of 58

Oh, awesome. I saw that Cakes Around Town sold the airbrush, but I got sidetracked with children and didn't think to look to see if they had her paints too. Thanks for that!

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