As long as you don't drop it on the tip of the needle jet or
overtighten the tip, the term "bulletproof" applies. I've been using
one for about 27 years now with only an occasional new tip to refresh
Right now I have ... airbrushes:
Paasche H -- Old Faithful
Badger 350 -- similar but lightweight
Central Pneumatics Single-Action -- a cheapie from Harbor Freight
Tools that works like the 350
Aztek 470 -- POS, may be useful for spraying thinned housepaint
Badger Anthem -- very good brush, quite nice for fine work
Central Pneumatics Double-Action -- surprisingly nearly as good as the
Anthem, and considering it was $22 including the air hose not a bad
After my old Paasche "H" I bought back in the 70s started to look ratty, I
was seduced by other models that semed to be "in" at the time. This included
a Sotar 20-20
that was so finicky I couldn't get any work done with it.
I bought another new "H" and I'm in love again. Keep it clean, try a couple
needle sizes, and unless you're drawing individual hairs, you'll be fine.
I agree with Cookie, dependable and bulletproof.
: Any opinions on the Paasche H airbrush?
A good, basic, airbrush. As pe1) If you get one, clean if over a folded bath towl. That way,
when you drop the needle or the air cap, you will drop them
on the towel, and they will not get bent.
2) My main dislike of the 'H' is that you need three hands to
operate it, as it will occasionally need a twist of the air
cap to clear it of drying paint. YMMV.
there's a link to
modelling help. If you click on that, it takes you here:
and you can see about setting
up an airbrush, compressor, etc. Ted Holowchuk wrote one and Bill
Johnson the other.
I always find new gems of information in there every time I read either
one. Not new articles... Ted passed away in 2002... but as I said, great
One thing to add though... one of the best airbrush resources is dixie
art supply. Brilliant information and best prices without shoplifting.