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hobbies: plastic kits


Plastic Kits


The resurgence of plastic-model-kit has created a need for new advances in airbrush technology. No more slapping on paint with a brush when realism is the ultimate goal. An Iwata-airbrushed finish lends the realism hobbyists demand.

Master model makers find that they prefer the finest details and often use the CM-C and even the HP-SB Plus in their work. Subtle shading and weathering are common uses for these two airbrushes, especially when powered by the Sprint Jet, Smart Jet or Power Jet compressor. Advanced users want the flexibility of a Hammerhead Shark compressor in their studios.

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Spray Guns

Smart Jet
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Tom Grossman

“Scale models come in polystyrene, resin, vinyl and/or metal. They also come in all sizes and subjects and each have something to offer. The finest finishes are best accomplished with the help of a good, reliable airbrush. The Iwata line has a great airbrush for every modeling need, skill level and budget.

Iwata products work well with a variety of mediums. I like acrylics for their user and environmentally friendly chemistry. Com-Art transparent and opaque paints are great for effects and shading like weathering and flesh tones. Iwata airbrushes can deliver the same great performance with enamels and lacquers, too. I like the quick clean-up between colors with gravity-feed designs and the small amount of paint that can be used. After all, it’s not the paint job, it’s the touch up that makes a kit come to life.

The affordable Revolution CR fits the bill for basecoats, simple schemes and basic stencil work. An Eclipse HP-CS is my choice for most other modeling applications because of its greater control and versatility. When it’s time for some fine detail, crisper lines without masking and work with smaller scale subjects, I use an HP-C Plus.”

– Tom Grossman


Why are there no prices on your website?

Iwata Medea is the wholesale distributor of Iwata, Medea and Artool products in North and South America, and the UK, and does not sell directly to customers at this time. To purchase Iwata Medea or Artool products, please check our dealer pages for a reseller near you. Or call our customer service team at 503-253-7308 ext. 2000, and we’ll help you find a local reseller.