The Paasche Airbrush Company is one of the oldest companies in airbrush industry. I have written a bit about history of Paasche Airbrush company some time ago. It was just a matter of time to review one of their airbrushes.
1. airbrushdoc.comhttp://airbrushdoc.com/airbrush-reviews/paasche-talon/Paasche Talon Airbrush ReviewTodays review candidate is a dual action, gravity feed, internal mix airbrush called Talon fromPaasche Airbrush Company. First of all I want to say that without ChicagoAirbrushSupply.comthis review will not be possible. Thank you guys!The Paasche Airbrush Company is one of the oldest companies in airbrush industry. I have written abit about history of Paasche Airbrush company some time ago. It was just a matter of time to reviewone of their airbrushes.According to price tag I have to admit I was not expecting something huge. So let see what will we getfor this price? Airbrush comes packed in a generic Paasche cardboard box. All the parts are protectedwith flat foam inserts. Good enough for shipping but not the best for storage (this is what makes thisairbrush cheaper, last time I checked it was $72).
2. In the box, apart from the gun (0.38mm nickel silver tip, 0.4 Ounce cup with cover, pre-set needle stop,crown air cap) you will find another needle with the tip (0.25mm size), airbrush wall holder, wrench setand 6ft (2m) braided hose.Interesting thing Ive noticed when I opened the box was the large paint cup. I said to myself that this canbe very heavy or cause balance problem until I will get use to it. But this is only the feeling. 3. Unusual is a crown cap but its function makes sense. What I mean is that many artists, while paintingfine details, are taking the cap off risking destroying the needle tip. Crown cap gives you a possibility topaint fine art close-up without need to take cap off. I must give Paasche company a big plus fordecision to use it here. 4. Air cap and nozzle tip is very simple and functional. Tip is screw in type, so there is noting like selfcentering, it also means that tip does not rely on the air cap to hold it in place. You can use tip wrench totighten the tip properly but be careful not to strip the threads.About the big paint cup I liked the lid. It provides more functions in one. Besides that your paint wontdry very quickly it gives you the ability to tilt airbrush sideways without any paint spillage. 5. The trigger itself is in a solid piece opposed to a high-end brushes. It is ball and socket design whichprovides very smooth movement. Assembly is also much easier. 6. At the rear of the handle you can find the pre-set adjustment knobs. There are actually 2 knobs thatmove independently. Operation is simple. Smaller knob is used to limit the trigger pull back motion andhelps to obtain stable width of the lines. Using this feature allows you to pre-set the maximum amount ofpaint flow. 7. Once you have the travel set, you can move the larger knob to line up the marks. Using just the smallerknob from this moment on will move both knobs together.Besides the needle and nozzle tip inside the brush you are getting replacement needle and nozzle tipwith air cap. I thought that it is just replacement but when I compared them I found out that it is in fact adifferent size.All these parts look solid and almost unbreakable.After rough describing of the brush I think I should mention that you will get a booklet and manual withthis brush. 8. In the manual book you will find useful lessons for beginners. Even if you are totally new to airbrushingyou should not have any problem to start using it from day one.I have run till today a bit of Createx paint through this airbrush and I have to admit I was not expectingthat airbrush in this price range will be that good.Here are some lines and dots compared to 2 cent euro coin. 9. Cleaning this gun is simple and after short time it becomes routine and takes just a moment. There isone thing that has been wrecking my head for a week Allen wrench. I just could not find where it goes.No signs anywhere on the Internet how to use it. I was going to write to manufacturer but then I found itmyself. No more words, here is the picture. 10. ConclusionWith the 0.38mm and 0.25mm head set-up, this is a really surprisingly very good airbrush which cantake care of most tasks, from the base coat to fine art details. All The parts are very well machined withfeeling of durability and German solidness. The airbrush has everything it should have and no uselessparts. I have to take my hat off to the engineers from Paasche Company. Any parts are available to getand are inexpensive. The only cons on my side was the short hose (at least for me). Of course you canbuy longer one and get more freedom but this is only my personal feeling. If your art piece has smallsize youll be alright with 2 meters hose.My overall feeling is that I really like this tool and I still cant believe that this quality airbrush gun can bethat cheap.Big thanks to Chicago Airbrush Supply to be so kind for sponsoring this review. Follow that link to getto the page with actual price.