Wants new compressor

bazers

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Hi guys need a new comp to use on 1 72 scale military models I use Tamia paints been through threads on forum but most are old .
Any ideas thanks.Bazer.
 

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I personally have the
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which i have found a good little starter unit. When i upgrade to a tank one i'll go for the
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with a 24 ltr tank. Both oil free and from a company i trust.
 

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I've been using my compressor since 2013, with no problems, quiet & reliable as 186 compressor.jpeg
It is marketed by many retailers, under different brands, but - the model number is AS 186 - I've seen it at prices ranging from £75 to £105, so shopping around is essential ( I got mine from Amazon eventually! )
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Hi Barry
I have the same as Dave. Having the tank means there is less fluctuations in pressure and the motor does not have to run all the time you are airbrushing. Had it a few years now with no problems.
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I had a similar one to this quite a few years ago, but mine never had the regulator and I couldn’t adjust the tank pressure. Get one with both these features and you’ll be all set....
 

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The water trap & regulator came fitted to mine, I regularly vary the pressure between 1 & 2 bar ( 15-30psi in old money ), depending on what I am doing
Dave
 

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I have the same as Dave - best deal I could get was from John at the Scale Model Shop.

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Thanks guys I wil start looking for the best deals on that AS 186.
Bazer
 

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Yes Barry.
Seems that was the best one, very pleased with mine, run with H& S.
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Hi John
A great price for a great piece of kit.
Jim
 

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Yes, that's the one I've got - no complaints at all!

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I just bought one those, minus the airbrush for £15. The lad said he’d been given it by an uncle but never used it, and from it’s condition I believe him. Can somebody tell me what the red knob is for please? I’m guessing it’s a a manually operated safety valve?
 

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It's a safety valve Max, but not manually operated, just there in case the tank gets overpressure. Instructions are at
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if you need them.

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