Airbrush Kit AS186 AS 186 with Compressor with Tank with 2 x Double Action Airbrushes and Hose
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The second type is direct, basically the motor compresses the air, and pushes it straight down the hose to your airbrush at your chosen pressure. That motor is running whenever you’re spraying, and the air pressure is controlled by a regulator. This is a device in the setup that makes sure the air pressure stays at the psi you set it at for the task at hand. It appears that some of these compressors shipped to the UK are fitted with a 13 amp fuse in the plug. Now, there are a tonne of compressors around, and these are split in to various types that can be confusing. There are two types initially, ones with air tanks/reservoirs, and ones without. The ones with, have a motor, that compresses the air, to a specified pressure, in a metal canister. Once its full, the motor stops, and you have a box with air in it set to your chosen psi, meaning you get a really nice, smooth flow of air. Soon as you begin to use up the air, the motor comes on and refills it automatically.
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Output from the regulator is a standard 1/8 BSP connector to fit most airbrush air-lines, which is an improvement of many compressors that have a 1/4 BSP fitting and hence require an additional adaptor to fit the airline. Most compressors will fit to most airbrushes, but some airbrush makers feel the need to make a “special” insertion thing for their airbrushes (think Apple style). It will allow you to hook up two airbrushes at once. This is nice if you change between a big and a small version a lot, but other then that it is not super relevant. But it as an amazing compressor, but the price is also set accordingly. Looking for and Airbrush with that?At last I can now set the required air pressure accurately, the regulator on the old compressor was pretty temperamental, showing 1 bar when switched off and a max of just over 2 bar when running, so no idea as to what pressure I was actually using, but after 30 years use I guess it was due for retirement. If less noise is very important, you should go with a Paasche D3000R Compressor. It is actually just a more expensive version of a generic AS186, but quite a bit silent and more sturdy. The compressor is less important than the airbrush, but I recommend not saving here. A version of the AS186 will not cost you super much, but any cheaper and you will get either: something that breaks down, does not have good enough air pressure or that is very noisy. 2. A tank and auto on/off
AS186 Airbrush Compressor - Chronos Engineering Supplies
The big advantage of this compressor over the AS-18-2 compressor is that it has a pressure tank that will reach the desired pressure and then turn off. So get a compressor with a water trap. It is the small plastic thing on the left of the compressor on the image above. 4. A way to regulate air pressure (PSI) and enough air power to airbrush miniaturesRegulating the PSI of the compressor is a must for painting miniatures. You should get one that can go in the 10-40 PSI range. This will be the range you will most likely need for painting miniatures with it. An AS186 will be sufficient for this. 5. Low volume of noise In short your compressor's horsepower rating is a measurement of the power of the compressors motor. Most small airbrush compressors will usuallyrange from 1/6 to 1/4 horsepower. This information is usually found in your compressor's manual. I tend to release the air pressure from the tank overnight or when I am not going to be using the airbrush for a longish period as I figure that it lowers the strain on joints and hence lessens the risk of leaks developing.