I bought my very first airbrush in 1975 with money I saved from my paper route; remember those? It was a Paashce VL double action and I still have it today. The very first model I painted using an airbrush was the old, but very nice, Testors/Italeri M-47 Patton. My Mom still has that model perched on a shelf in my room at her home.
Since buying that first airbrush I have owned several airbrushes; everything from that heavy VL to Badgers, Harder and Steinbeck, Grex and of course my trusty stable of Iwata’s. A couple of the more notable awards I have received at local, regional and national levels include;
∗ Best Sci-fi, Vehicle and Gold Award- Wonderfest – Industria Mechanika Mechanical Fish
∗ Best Paint- Hobbytown National Model Contest – Polar Lights Bates Mansion
∗ Best of Show, Judges Best- High Plains Model Con.- AFV Club Nashorn
∗ Best Military- Modelzona- Revell Germany Challenger MBT
∗ Best Military- OZcon-Revell Germany Challenger MBT
It was a true honor to receive my award at my very first Wonderfest and to be included amongst such a vast array of talent that attends this event every year.
I have several Iwata brushes on my bench to include a Micron-B, but my go to brush that I use for 95% of my work is my HP-CH Hi Line. This brush is a veritable workhorse for me that I use for both broad paint application and fine detail work. It has never failed me and always performs when I need it to. I would be hard pressed to not use this brush on any given day; whether I am shooting enamels, lacquers or acrylics, it gets the job done. I couldn’t be happier with it.