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Post by leapinglizards on Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:46 am

OK, well, up until now, although I tested a few diffrent airbrushes, my favorite have been the Iwata's. And I will say they still are my babies BUT they are very delicate and pricey.

So, I started researching other brushes to try out, and settled on the paasche Talon for several reasons.

Ok so first- the llikes: It is a bit lighter, but that's not a big deal. The Talon has fewer moving parts than the Eclipse, so in theory should help with maintenance.

The nozzle- THIS is the reason I wanted to try the talon. The nozzle is screw in and the shaft is SQUARE which makes is very easy to get on and off. It also makes it beefier and unlike the Iwata nozzles it won't roll away! I like that! The nozzles also come in THREE sizes, the largest being a .66 which is less likely to clog than the .5 Iwata nozzles which is another plus, but still gives fine enough details.

Any cons? Generally, the inside of the brush seems less precise. This was not an issue NOW, but we'll see how it affects things down the road.

I had a lot of trouble with bubbles in the paint cup, even at low pressures and regardless of tightening- But, a bit of chapstick on the threads took care of that.

It's about 30% cheaper than the Exlipse, and the parts are about 20% less as well. So far... I like!


I'll be trying it out on a big project soon... so will let you know more when I do.


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Re: Paasche Talon Airbrush

Post by fesspenter on Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:14 am

Thank you so much for being a test pilot, leapinglizards!

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Re: Paasche Talon Airbrush

Post by Sweet Loretta on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:03 pm

Delicate? Iwatas?
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Re: Paasche Talon Airbrush

Post by leapinglizards on Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:42 pm

The nozzles.

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Re: Paasche Talon Airbrush

Post by Sweet Loretta on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:13 pm

You mean the needle cap which on a Talon is the crown cap.
I had not thought of them as more delicate than other brands, most my experience outside Iwatas are with Badgers which seemed about equal.
Unless you drop that brush, which could damage any brush, those caps should remain in tact. Of course I drop mine!
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Post by leapinglizards on Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:25 pm

no, not the cap, the nozzles

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Re: Paasche Talon Airbrush

Post by Sweet Loretta on Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:33 pm

Oh there I go.... I really had to think. I was thinking you meant the cap or the nozzle cap. So I like most folks don't always call the parts by proper name, I try as I want my students to get it right but I confess I always call the actual fluid nozzle a cone. And you are right they do split far to easily (these days).

I had a brand new Iwata in my hand this summer used it maybe twice pushed the needle forward and split the fluid nozzle tip. Of course too this brush along with two others arrived with .35 instead of .5 fluid nozzles and I just moved it up too far figuring it had more space.

Overall as airbrushing has gained in popularity some parts have lessened in quality while prices have risen.

I think once you get your groove on with any brush and it is an extension of you, that brush will work. Like a classic paint brush sometime artists will add in a different type of brush to do a certain task, but as your main brush it just has to be right for you.
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