Iwata Eclipse HP-BS
|Suggested Retail Price:
|Paint feed System:
||~ 0.2 mm to
~ 1.5 inches
||~ 0.3 cfm
||< 100 psi
|Standard Tip Size:
|Optional Tip Size:
- Great at wide range of applications
- Perfect for beginners.
It's not too finicky about paint consistency as other airbrushes.
- It very economical with paint.
- Great for people who have really big hands (sometimes their
fingers bump into the bigger cup on the Eclipse CS)
- External Micro Air Control Valve
- Pistol Grip Moisture Filter
- Quick Disconnect
- Table Top Cleaning Station
- Airbrush Holder/Station
- Cut-Away Handle
- Self-Centering Nozzle
It cleans up a little easier. Not to mention the nozzle
threads can't get broken off inside the airbrush (there aren't any
nozzle threads to break!)
- Teflon O-Rings
- The Eclipse BS is a great tool for general spraying.
It does everything good.
- On the flip side it doesn't do anything spectacularly well.
- It's a workhorse airbrush. It's perfect for doing most of
your spraying, gross detail work, and general backgrounds.
- It's really hard to go wrong with an Eclipse.
- Even though the Eclipse CS is my all-time favorite
airbrush, the Eclipse BS comes in a close second.
The difference is the smaller cup. The cup also doesn't come
with a cap. Since I can get a wild when I spray I know I need
that cap. On the other hand I do have big hands.
Bumping into the back of the cup on the Eclips CS does get
annoying when I think about it.
No place to set it
More so than siphon or side feed airbrushes gravity feed airbrushes
just don't set down very well. Some kind of airbrush holder
is a godsend when you've got paint in the airbrush but simply
need to use both hands to do something else for a minute or two before
you can spray again.
If you're using spray equipment and the needle is long and pointy, you
have tip dry. A slow reducer can help depending on the type
paint you spray. Otherwise, get good at knowing how to
recognize and remove tip dry
Yeah, I'm sure you know that EVERY airbrush clogs. The
Eclipse is about as good as it gets for not clogging but still having
Well...I'd love to tell you this is a problem with the airbrush but
it's not. It's really your fault. Here are your
- Stop removing the Needle Cap or purchase a Crown Cap
- Suck it up and keep a spare needle around for when you