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Good day fellow modellers, Anyone did some upgrades to the trigger? The one on my Badger is clumsy, not moving smoothly, feels like moving in steps. I'm used to my Iwata Eclipse HP-CS, the trigger is smooth and nice, full control. I picked the Badger as it comes with 0.2 nozzle, great for finer work, but with this trigger is very hard to control the flow. I don't know if mine is flawed or this is how they come. Any input greatly appreciated! Regards, Cezary
My first airbrush was a Badger model 150. It is a well-made, solid, all-around great general purpose airbrush. However, after I painted my first model with it: I soon realized that I was expecting too much from it for detail work, and that I needed more of a precision tool. So, after some research, I found that other artists recommended either the Iwata HP-C Plus or the Badger Renegade Krome. These airbrushes are designed for automotive pinstripers and detailers primarily. Both are top gravity feed, and both have the same features, controls, and 0.21mm needle/nozzle. My final decision was based on price and availablility of parts. The Iwata costs $189 and parts come from Japan. The Badger was $119 and parts come from Chicago. I also recieved a personal recommendation for the Badger Renegade Krome from the President of the Badger company, Ken "Badger" Schlotfeldt so that helped as well. First, The sleek, riveted, weapons-grade case is impressive, and built to protect the tool very well. Extras included in the case include: Optional .21mm needle/nozzle Optional flat (non protecting the needls)spray regulator- for getting VERY close to your workpeice. 1/8" hose adaptor It feels like it belongs in your hand. The needle limiter feature is my favorite, and something I soon realized that I deperately needed after the Model 150. To you Airbrush veterans, this may seem like old news, but for me, it allows me to find the "sweet spot" for the radius pattern I want to spray, and set it so that the trigger does not go back farther than that point. This shot shows you how tiny and vulnerable this needle is. As for the function, I first tested it on a piece of paper with some brown ink, and it effortlessy did exactly what I wanted it to do. So I decided to just jump right into painting my scratchbuilt reinforced bridge with Vallejo Air Gunship Green, which was already primed black. The control I have with this tool amazed and excited me a great deal. Any tool that is frustrating to use will not get used much, but this tool is very well built, very well priced at , and very FUN to use. I cannot wait to use it more and more as much as possible.