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We’re finding the best air brush airbrush paint, many family, welcome to the last installment of recommendation november as I said in the introduction, today, we’re looking at air brushes, but more specifically we’re looking at the air brush that is going to be the best daily driver for you that’s going to accomplish the majority of the tasks you need in one single package today, looking at the badger, so to our 2020 badger patriot one oh five and the harder & steen beck evolution but more specifically the evolution with the special trigger designed by cult of pain who recently had a kickstarter for this brush and I imagine I’ll be selling at some point in the future, it sent me one of these brushes for free for review in our no way affecting my opinion of it and the awad a hpc’s now there are a lot of air brushes on the market airbrush makeup near me.And in the interest of not totally emptying my bank account I pick the ones that you hear about the most in regards to a miniature painting, they’re also kind of the Mid tier offering of each of these brands are not the cheapest one but they’re also not the most expensive one now if you’re curious about a resource that compares more air brushes than I do in this video, I’ve put a link in the description to a great site that you can check out that compares air brushes in a consistent way that being said today we are comparing dual action gravity Fed air brushes, this design makes the most sense for miniature painting and as a quick recap as to what these two terms mean gravity feed means that the paint pot is positioned above the element that distributes the paint, so gravity feeds the paint into the air brush as it blows it out, hence the name gravity Fed a different design fist would be siphoned feed where the paint pot is below the air.Brush and sucked up into the air brush the benefit of siphon fees that oftentimes you have a much larger chamber for your paint so you can paint for much longer and you can paint much larger things but we’re painting miniature’s managers are often very small, hence the name miniature, so we are often good enough with the capacity of the paint pot of a gravity Fed air brush gravity Fed air brushes are also much easier to change the color and clean out the pot because they’re not in some little chamber that needs to be opened and closed repeatedly and oftentimes mantra painters, we are changing the color quite frequently, so this is a very convenient feature dual action refers to the fact that the trigger has two functions, when you push it down, that modulates the air pressure and when you pull it back that modulates, how much paint is coming out now in my experience, most air brushes are pretty much either blowing or they’re not blowing there really isn’t much modulation in that pushing down but that pulling back every single air brush I’ve ever used.Has that functionality, that’s super helpful when you’re trying to apply a very small amount of pain and do a nice blend of two colours, alright that’s it for the review, let’s get into the comparison and the first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to break down each air brush and talk about key differences of each design thirty first we’ll look at is one of my first air brushes the badger patriot one oh five at the time of this video’s air brushes priced at 67 dollars and 88 cents on Amazon.And it comes standard with a one third fluid ounce cup and a point five millimeter needle, but can be topped out 4.35, if you need the precision for me, this is what an air brush looks like the key differences that make this special is the needle that is accessible in the back, you can UN tighten the needle Chuck and get it right out when you need to which is something that I use very often man did not come with a crown to protect the needle, and this is nice because it makes cleaning dry type, quick and painless but it also means you may be accidentally bending the tip, if you are absent minded, finally the air brush hose connector is suddenly more proprietary than the other brands we’re looking at today, next we’ll talk about the so tart 2020 pretty much everything that was true about the one o. five is true about the so tar in a sexier black package that has more control points, or go back, Lu never go back coming in at 89 dollars on Amazon, this air brushes fitted by default with a one twelfth fluid ounce cup at a point two millimeter needle, but can be swapped out for too. Two other infield sizes should you need the variety in previous versions, the nozzle head screwed into the main body, but I have a newer version which is sold on to the body, one less link in the chain to leak as that from mentioned like the one oh five this is an easily removable needle and also has a depth gauge in case you want to limit how far back you pull the trigger, this admittedly is not something I ever used but could be handy for practicing should you need it, next up is the wada hpc S A similar design to the previous brush with some differences, this brush comes in at 150 dollars on Amazon and features a one third fluid ounce cup and a point three five millimeter needle, some special features about this Airbus are that it has a little pivoting cylinder on a trigger that makes installing it really easy when you need to put it back together after a full cleaning.The crown on is fully circular making blowback mixing really easy, all you have to do is put your finger over it, no messing around with pinching the needle, finally we have the cult of paint edition of the harder and steen beck evolution with a point four millimeter needle and a one sixth fluid ounce cup coming in at 146 dollars on Amazon, the difference between this model and the normal evolution is the new trigger design and also the new and needle profile which will be a need profile coming soon to all harder & steen beck air brushes, so this review is a little future proof the brush comes with two types of crowns that slip off and on with a pressure fit and the whole front element comes off without any tools, which makes cleaning really simple, the trigger like the wada installs really nicely and makes it easy to put together this is also the only air brush that we’re looking at today that can swap out the paint pot for a smaller one next let’s look at the beam angle of each air brush, I’m going to take all of our contestants put water in the pot, and then fully pull back on the trigger.See what kind of spray pattern, we’re getting the wider the spray pattern, the more this air brush can cover in a short amount of time the tighter the spray pattern, the more accurate it can be if you look with the naked eye, you can tell the one oh five has the widest angle which makes sense because it has the widest diameter needle, this means when it’s fully pulled back there’s the largest hole which material can come out of this means that expediency is your aim, the one oh five as your goto, it can cover the largest area of the quickest, now the difference between the point two millimeter needle, thus o tar, the point three five of the hpc’s and the point for the evolution to become a little less obvious, which is kind of a surprise to me you’d expected to follow a pretty clear order based on the needle size, but may be bottoming out the trigger kind of skews, the results also for fun I tried to make the smallest beam as well, just so you can get an idea of how narrow a beam all these bunches are capable of okay, that was mildly interesting now onto the clog tested were.The most prolific clog a and that is white primer, what we’re gonna do is we’re going to fill each air brush up with 2.5 milliliters of white primer and we’re going to empty that pot in a pattern of two seconds on the trigger two seconds off the trigger kind of like what you would be doing, if you were priming a large amount of stuff in the end we’re going to compare the build-up on each needle to see what happens when looking at the build up on each needle, we can see that the smaller the needle, the smaller the blob which kind of makes sense because less primaries coming out meaning less material is building up less surface area for the primer to cling to, but conversely the smaller the needle, the longer it takes to get rid of all the primer and also the easier it is to clock because the hole is smaller patriot blue through the primer in forty seconds whereas the evolution took 58 seconds the hpc’s took one minute and 47 seconds and the so tar took over three minutes and I didn’t even get through all of the primer, I kind of expected to see a larger amount. To build up on the air brushes that had a smaller diameter needles like the so tar and the awad a hpc’s but that’s not what I saw, and I guess that kind of makes sense because it’s smaller than needle, the less surface area, there is for primer to cling to so okay, another mildly interesting test now let’s look at how far the trigger depresses when you push it down earlier I made the joke that despite air brushes being called dual action, none of them can actually modulate the pressure to that well because when you push it it’s either on or it’s off, but if a trigger had more travel it would be easier to modulate that air pressure, so let’s see which one has the most distance all the air brushes have a travel around two to three millimeter whereas the evolution has to travel of five millimeters, maybe the evolution actually does allow for controlling the pressure, next let’s look at how well each air brush, add a mises paint or how small the particles are that are coming out of the air brush, ideally we want the.Smallest particles possible because that makes the most seamless blends in this test I have a little guide that ensures that I’m always staying the same distance away from the test board in this case about twelve millimeter a fairly normal accurate working distance I also used black ink across all tests an fin shooting it around approximately eighteen PS I take a look at this chart, the hpc’s takes the cake for the tightest spread and the least particles evident the patriot really struggled with this test until I turn the piece a little bit and then it tightened up the evolution looks like it comes in a second with the so tar and third now for the final lease scientific and also most important test in my opinion, I’m going to take each of these brushes and paint a single space Marine with them to kind of get an idea of what it’s like to take a project from beginning to end early is close to it, they get an idea for how these guys function a space Marine was picked because they’re largely one color and they have lots of interesting.Volumes when it comes to shading and highlighting which really stretch the legs of the air brushes, I’m going to paint all of the space Marine with the same color, how good the space Marine looks shouldn’t inform you about how good the air brushes likely I just got better towards the end of the trial, but I did pick up some things I liked and didn’t like about each breast lets go over that now when I was using the patriot one oh five I was getting some leaking coming out of the threads in the front so, I resolved that with some pipe dope on the threads, but you can also fix that leaking issue with bees, wax or teflon tape or any other kind of plumbing sealant, also with one oh five hours struggling with Adam is a Shun trying to hide my blends with the air brush, there are speckles on the Marine and also I was struggling with accuracy and that makes sense because it’s a point five millimeter needle, that’s also kind of the strength of the badger patriot one oh five I really do like this massive needle, it feels like it’s almost indestructible it’s not like I’m gonna sneeze.And it’s going to shatter into a million pieces that can be really helpful for a beginner kind of not starting out with the most dainty of needles, thus o tar 2020 has far more control than the one o. five and also produces much less speckles than the one oh five at the cost of having to deal with one of the skinniest needles I’ve ever seen on the face of this earth, it feels like that thing is going to break in my hands, whenever I have to take it out as previously mentioned both badger brushes have a proprietary connector for the air hose Maya wada and also my harder & steen beck connected just fine with my somewhat generic master brand quick hose adapter, but the badger one needed some adapting, so when you’re buying a non badger compressor with these air brushes you want to make sure that you actually can fit on or you have an adapter for it in some way I also want to address the fact that this is a point to a millimeter needle all online resources will tell you that the smaller the diameter of.The air brush needle, the more prone it is the clogging not used a so tar for probably the last two years I’ve done things with priming albeit one miniature and also based code in all the other tasks you might do with this, so tar and I’ve personally never had any clogging issues I’m not sure if I’m just getting really lucky or I’m doing something right, or something wrong with my air brush but I’d love to know if you guys have had that similar experience does a smaller diameter needle actually cause more clogging or is that just something that I hear online all the time, the wada hpc’s has great accuracy and also add a mises paint really well, this makes getting blends slightly easier on this brush compared to the other brushes that we are testing also that circular crown allows for back flow mixing without any kind of fuss, but one thing I noticed when I was using the wada hpc s that it seemed like the air pressure was always higher than on.The other brushes even when I turned it down way low so that kind of gave me an idea for a test I took each air brush I took their needle guards off and I blew full pressure into a microphone at the same distance and whatever one is louder is passing more air pressure and it looks like the two badgers are pretty much the same amount of air pressure at about minus fifteen DB both the evolution and the awad a hpc’s are tied around minus 21 DB, so those two are blowing more air pressure at the same PS I with different air brushes, so this isn’t necessarily a problem, but it means that you’ll need to turn down the pressure even more when you’re moving in closer for those nice accurate strokes, additionally the wada does have that little cutaway section to remove the needle, but you can’t remove the needle as you also take the back cap off. This is kind of annoying but a lot of wada users will oftentimes air brush with that back off entirely to make getting the needle really easy but that’s kind of awkward to hold so it’s kind of a demerit on the air brush, finally the evolution it turns out that you can actually in fact control the air pressure with the depressing of the button, which is pretty freaking sweet, if not for the fact that also so much paint comes out with the slightest pull of the trigger far more than the other three it is really really sensitive, if this air brush had a depth stop to kind of control that, like the so tar has and also more expensive harder & steen beck air brushes have I’d actually probably use it because there were so many times when I applied way too much pain to the space because I was just pulling it back just a little bit too far also because this air brush has an interchangeable cup, it has this long sloping neck to it, which may.Painting and also mixing paint in the cup a little bit harder because the majority of the paint deposits into that little narrow Canal at the bottom it also doesn’t have an accessible needle like the badger air brush, but this isn’t that big of a deal because the front element comes off so easily which allows for cleaning up the needle, but if I’m being honest I’d prefer to take the needle out and clean that versus taking the front element out and having to deal with lots of small little tiny bits, I feel like I’m more prone to lose that than I am to lose a long needle, lastly I want to address the special trigger on here from cult of paints with the one six fluid ounce pot on this air brush and the angle of it, I feel like my finger is a little bit too close to the paint pot often found myself kind of clawing at the trigger as opposed to putting my finger on top of the pad of the trigger, and that just made this issue even worse.Also, it seems like with the orientation of the trigger, their intention was that your finger would come straight down the barrel of the air brush and rest on the sugar in that nice little curve, whereas in reality your finger is coming from the side of the air brush so it seems like it would have made a little bit more sense to rotate the trigger about ten or fifteen degrees to accommodate for that fact to make it a little bit more ergonomic but your mileage may vary so which of these air brushes is the best air brush well I’ll start by saying two things one I had problems with every single one of these air brushes, none of them are perfect and two you can get phenomenal results with all of these air brushes, it’s not like one is going to make you a better air brush than the other cut the x. got get to the result, yeah you nerd, that being said if you were to pick one air brush that had the best results out of all of the four I would say it was probably the awad a hpc’s that has the best adaptation of paint the needles.Size allows for good coverage but also really nice accuracy, albeit a kind of an expensive price at less than half the price you can buy a badger patriot one oh five and if you don’t have an air brush you’re looking to dip your toes into the air brush world that wouldn’t hesitate a second to recommend this air brush and who knows, you can get the point three five millimeter conversion head for the patriot, maybe it acts similar to the wada hpc s, if you already own a patriot and you’re looking for a cheaper entry into the world of more accurate air brushes, the so tar is a phenomenal air brush and I’ve used it for the last two years and it’s great I would recommend that one to you, now I want to recommend the evolution to people who want the ultimate control but there’s that sticking issue of if I pull the trigger back slightly so much paint comes out and I kind of talked to other evolution owners to see if they also experienced the same thing and they confirmed my issue.But it is freaking sweet that you can actually control the air pressure with the trigger and you don’t have to keep going back to your compressor to turn it up and turned down well team, thanks for sticking it out with me through the entirety of november with all these head to head comparisons, if you’re interested in buying any of the air brushes that I reviewed in the course of this video, you can find affiliate links to all of them in the description and when you by using these links iron a little bit of a commission and no extra cost to you and I mean a lot to receive your support in this way, if you like videos like this I have three other ones that we did in the previous three weeks you can find linked in a playlist in the top right-hand corner, if you like the channel you want to support it I have a patriotic account with a bunch of fun rewards I saw a merchandise like this sick t-shirt which you can find both things linked in the description below, subscribe or die and most importantly don’t forget to ma Di far more air brushes than I did.