Our Toolbox:

Success begins with hard work, a bit of luck, and the right tools for the job.

Tools and Equipment

This list is intended to give you an insight into some of the tools and equipment we recommend. This list will be broken down by subcategory. You might see the same tool listed in different categories if we feel that it is useful for that discipline as well.

Rating System:

We have a rating system for this tools page. This rating reflects the value and or usefulness of the different tools and equipment listed. The more stars an item has the better and more useful that tool is in our opinion. This rating requires a balance of both build quality and how  useful it is overall. 

Finally If there is a tool that is incredibly well built and useful in a wide variety of techniques such as a Box Cutter(Razor Blade) or Personal Protection Equipment(PPE) like a Respirator and safety glasses it will have an extra icon MVP as well.

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Airbrushes

Badger Patriot 105 Gravity

An advanced hobbyist to entry level professional airbrush. This airbrush is best suited for anyone that will have moderate to extensive use of airbrushing. It is a well built Airbrush and will serve you for a long time.

  • Good:
    • Good for painting small to medium surfaces and 
    • Good for painting light to medium detail
    • well built
    • replacement parts are inexpensive
    • Gravity feed requires lower air pressure(psi)
  • Bad:
    • Not good for painting medium to fine detail
    • large spraying volume creates lots of over-spray

Badger Crescendo 175 

Siphon

The Badger Crescendo 175 is an advanced hobbyist to entry level professional airbrush. This airbrush is best suited for Painting Large surface areas.  that will have moderate to extensive use of airbrushing. It is a well built Airbrush and will serve you for a long time.

  • Good:
    • Good for spraying large surfaces
    • well built
    • replacement parts are inexpensive
  • Bad:
    • Not good for fine detail
    • large spraying volume creates lots of overspray
    • Siphon feed requires higher air pressure(psi)

Badger Universal 360

Gravity/Siphon

An advanced hobbyist to professional airbrush. This airbrush is best suited for anyone that will have moderate to extensive use of airbrushing. It is a well built Airbrush and will serve you for a long time. 

  • Good:
    • Good for painting small to medium surfaces and 
    • Good for painting light to fine detail
    • Rotating cup enables use as both Gravity fed and Siphon Fed
    • well built
    • replacement parts are inexpensive
  • Bad:
    • When in gravity fed mode the cup is very small
    • Not good for larger surfaces

Iwata Eclipse | Gravity

An advanced hobbyist to entry level professional airbrush. This airbrush is best suited for anyone that will have moderate to extensive use of airbrushing. It is a well built Airbrush and will serve you for a long time. 

  • Good:
    • Good for painting small to medium surfaces and 
    • Good for painting light to medium detail
    • well built
    • Gravity feed requires lower air pressure(psi)
  • Bad:
    • More Expensive since its imported
    • Expensive replacement parts

Iwata Eclipse | Siphon

An advanced hobbyist to entry level professional airbrush. This airbrush is best suited for anyone that will have moderate to extensive use of airbrushing. It is a well built Airbrush and will serve you for a long time. 

  • Good:
    • Good for painting small to large surfaces
    • Good for painting light to medium detail
    • well built
  • Bad:
    • More Expensive since its imported
    • Expensive replacement parts
    • Siphon feed requires higher air pressure(psi)

Airbrush Accessories

Badger Airbrush Hose 10 Foot long

General airbrush hose for a badger airbrush.

Badger airbrush replacement air valve

Replacement air valve for Badger 105, 175, and 360/omni

  • Pros:
    • Works with many badger airbrushes
    •  Inexpensive
  • Cons:
    • No cons, its a great price.

Badger Universal 360

Gravity/Siphon

An advanced hobbyist to professional airbrush. This airbrush is best suited for anyone that will have moderate to extensive use of airbrushing. It is a well built Airbrush and will serve you for a long time. 

  • Good:
    • Good for painting small to medium surfaces and 
    • Good for painting light to fine detail
    • Rotating cup enables use as both Gravity fed and Siphon Fed
    • well built
    • replacement parts are inexpensive
  • Bad:
    • When in gravity fed mode the cup is very small
    • Not good for larger surfaces

Iwata Eclipse | Gravity

An advanced hobbyist to entry level professional airbrush. This airbrush is best suited for anyone that will have moderate to extensive use of airbrushing. It is a well built Airbrush and will serve you for a long time. 

  • Good:
    • Good for painting small to medium surfaces and 
    • Good for painting light to medium detail
    • well built
    • Gravity feed requires lower air pressure(psi)
  • Bad:
    • More Expensive since its imported
    • Expensive replacement parts

Iwata Eclipse | Siphon

An advanced hobbyist to entry level professional airbrush. This airbrush is best suited for anyone that will have moderate to extensive use of airbrushing. It is a well built Airbrush and will serve you for a long time. 

  • Good:
    • Good for painting small to large surfaces
    • Good for painting light to medium detail
    • well built
  • Bad:
    • More Expensive since its imported
    • Expensive replacement parts
    • Siphon feed requires higher air pressure(psi)

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