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REVIEW
Tamiya HG Superfine Evaluation
brian638
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 02:06 AM UTC
Paul H carries on his further evaluation of current airbrushes this time it is the Tamiya HG Superfine Airbrush.


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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
denstore
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 03:00 AM UTC
Nice review. I've been thinking of buying one of these for a while, and I believe you've convinced me.
Hisham
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 04:02 AM UTC
Thanks for all the great reviews you're doing, Paul.

This is the Tamiya Superfine AB I was going to order.. do you know if it's the same thing like the one you reviewed, just with a bigger cup.. or is this something different?



Hisham
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 04:07 AM UTC
Hisam that is the same as the one in the review but with a larger paint cup like you stated. Both are dual action and both are .20mm nozzles. Also if you search around (eBay) you can find great deals on airbrushes.
PRH001
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 05:11 AM UTC
Hisham,
The brush you show in the picture is a later generation brush from the HG Superfine I reviewed. There are shape differences beside the color cup, so I can't tell you they will handle or spray the same. With that being said, the brush I reviewed is still in their lineup, so there may be differences Tamiya feels are enough to justify producing both brushes. I'm sorry but I don't have the larger cup brush to be able to tell you more specifics.

Cheers,
Paul H

PRH001
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 08:01 AM UTC
Magnus,
Glad you found the review helpful. I'm always looking for excuses to buy new airbrushes. I've obviously got a problem, since I've been collecting brushes for longer than I care to remember. If good data on brushes had been readily available to me when I was starting I'd probably never have bought a second one, but that train left the station long ago...

I'm trying to cover some of the more commonly available "modeling" brushes I have on hand to help those who may currently be looking for a high quality brush. Later on, if there is enough interest, I'll cover how some of the more esoteric brushes like the Harder Steenbeck .15 Infinity, Badger Sotar 20/20 and Iwata or Olympos Microns handle model paints.

I make no claims towards being an expert at airbrushing; only that I have a pretty good number of brushes available and a willingness to use a standardized method of testing.

Paul H
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:46 AM UTC
I have three Olympos Microns, and a bunch of other Olymposes as well. Great airbrushes. To me, the fact that the Tamiya brush use the same linked design of the trigger was great news. I believe it is the secret to the exellent trigger feel of the Olymposes, just as you say.
And if the Tamiya has a more modern style cup, it might be easier to clean than the Olympos line. I will probably purchase both the 0.2 and the 0.3 versions ASAP. Thanks for the reviews!