The Iwata Revolution HP-CR
|Suggested Retail Price:
|Paint feed System:
||~ .25 mm
to ~01.5 inches
||1/3 oz (9 ml)
|| ~ 0.2 cfm
||< 100 psi
|Standard Tip Size:
|Optional Tip Size:
- Desire for Iwata quality
- Desire for lower price
- Great for beginners
The HP-CR is about as close as you can come to my favorite airbrush,
the Eclipse CS, without actually being the Eclipse CS.
- There are three differences between the CR and the CS.
- The Eclipse CS cleans up easier because it has a
- The Revolution CR comes standard with a bigger nozzle.
For beginners that's a good thing
- The HP-CR is less expensive than the CS
- External Micro Air Control Valve
- Pistol Grip Moisture Filter
- Quick Disconnect
- Table Top Cleaning Station
- Ergonomic Handle
- Teflon Needle Packing
- The HP-CR is an excellent gravity feed airbrush.
- They're great for beginners who don't want to spend a
fortune but still want something made to last.
- They're generally easy to work with and replacement parts
won't cost you an arm and a leg.
Tip dry sucks. It's also unavoidable when you spray.
You can try chemical methods to reduce it (use a slow reducer
for your paint--though that might not be an option depending on the
environmental conditions you're spraying in). Or you can use
mechanical means...other wise known as cleaning it off yourself!
The smaller the nozzle, the more often your airbrush will clog.
To avoid these clogs make sure you strain and thin your paint.
Weak isn't quite the right word. The nozzle is fairly strong,
however, you're stronger than the nozzle. This means that if
you over tighten it it WILL break. BE CAREFUL!
It's common, and it's your fault. If you remove the
needle cap to spray finer details you'll eventually bump the needle tip
The good news is that if you feel mechanically adept you can
the needle yourself.
The bad news is that most people don't do so great a job their first
time repairing and polishing needles. You'll probably want to
go purchase another needle and possibly keep a spare around if this
ever happens again.