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Iwata Neo CN Review Part One.

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by msm2, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. msm2 Scale Model Member

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    Iwata Neo CN Airbrush

    PartOne

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    The iwata Neo have been released a few months now across the world. I was looking for another airbrush to go with my Sprayamaster 135A. I ordered one from John at ScaleModelShop. As always delivery was very fast. I was quite surprized when it turned up a small box approximately 8 in X 4 in X 2 in. This is my OOB review. The box is white and green with Neo for Iwata printed on It and its cardboard instead of plastic. The green is a little bright. Opening the top of the box you find the Neo seated in bright green high density foam fitted with the 0.35mm nozzle and needle and large cup with lid. Also there is a smaller cup and the nozzle spanner. The small cup doesn’t have a lid for it.

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    Taking the Neo out of the foam I found for a smallish brush that it is heavy and its very nose heavy which I like as the Spraymaster is the same. I changed the larger cup for the smaller one as I don’t do a lot of large area spraying. I added a quick release adaptor for my use.

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    The above photo shows the Neo next to my Spraymaster and its slight differences. The first thing I did was to strip the Neo down to its main components which is fairly easy. The needle cap and nozzle cap are knurled in aid of removing and are both highly chromed as is the main body of the Neo. When removing the nozzle cap the thread are smeared with thin grease. All internal O rings are rubber which would keep the cost down. All internal components are chromed including the trigger return spring. The needle travel has a slight resistance feel to it which do like. The internal components are all tight fitting. Re-assembling the Neo is in reverse and is not difficult to do.

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    Neo stripped down.
    Once assembled I flushed the Neo with airbrush cleaner a couple of times, followed by some distilled water. Did not notice any air leaks while cleaning. Next will be to spray some paint with Neo. Part Two of review.

    First Conclusions

    Price is good considering you get a 5 year warranty with it. Easy to clean and dismantle is straight forward. Feels well made and feels comfortable when holding with hose connected. I altered the foam tray that the Neo fits into so that I don’t have to remove the quick release adaptor and cut a hole for the larger cup to sit in.
    Part Two to follow.
    Some more photos.

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    A big Thank you to John for suppling the Neo.
    Iwata Neo CN Airbrush
    Tony aka msm2
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    Nice one Tony,it does look very "standard" iwata in your stripped down piccies. Let's see how it sprays in Pt2.
    Cheers
    Steve
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    Looking forward to pt 2
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    I've not taken one apart but like Steve says looks standard iwata which is good, at the moment spare parts available are needle, cap and nozzle, I would imagine that other bits will become available over time
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    Hi Tony, nice intro to the Neos.
    Let us know when you've got some wet feedback as I'm seriously looking at getting a BCN and your experience should help me decide if it's the one for me.
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    Hi Pip will be able to post Part 2 in the next couple of days once compressor is back from repairs.

    Tony..
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    Did we ever get Pt. 2?
    I'd be interested in how this works out.
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    Part Two will be a long shortly.
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    brill, cant wait :D
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    any news on Pt 2 yet?
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    Hope to start mid week, need to spend a few hours stripping compressor down and draining it before I start.

    Tony
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    not a job i'd like to be doing
    good luck with that.

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