The Iwata Revolution HP-BCR - Airbrush Guru

The Iwata Revolution HP-BCR

The HP-BCR is an excellent siphon feed airbrush. All in all the Revolution BCR does a lot of things well.

I know artists that switch from other, more expensive airbrushes simply because the Revolution “does it” for them.

Iwata Revolution HP-BCR

Features and Review

  1. Great Iwata quality with low price
  2. Great for beginners – They’re great for beginners who don’t want to spend a fortune but still want something made to last. The HP-BCR is sold in Hobby Kits because it’s a great starter airbrush.
  3. Forgives paint consistency mistakes
  4. I like pointing people toward an Eclipse BCS first since they’re easier to clean, but the HP-BCR beats the BCS on price.
  5. Ergonomic Handle
  6. Teflon Needle Packing
  7. It’s a great workhorse airbrush.
  8. They’re generally easy to work with and replacement parts won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
  9. The HP-BCR is also packed in quite a few different kits.  Sometimes there’s a compressor sometimes there isn’t.
  10. Highly suitable for multi-gun setups, though the Eclipse BCS is still more popular.  It’s amazing how nice of a feature that self-centering nozzle is.
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Information
Classification: Airbrush
Manufacturer: Iwata
Model: HP-BCR
Part Number: R 2000
Suggested Retail Price: $115.50 USD
Specifications
Paint feed System: Siphon Feed
Trigger Style: Dual Action
Spray Type: Internal Mix
Spray Range: ~ .25 mm
to ~01.5 inches
Cup Size: Varies
Air Consumption:  ~ 0.2 cfm
Pressure Tolerance: < 100 psi
Standard Tip Size: 0.5 mm
Optional Tip Size: 0.3 mm

Link – HP-BCR Manual, parts and troubleshooting guide

Useful Accessories
  • External Micro Air Control Valve
  • Pistol Grip Moisture Filter
    This accessory doesn’t always fit when you use large bottles.  Of course you can simply fit the bottle in a little off-skew and it’ll be fine.
  • Pre-set handle
    If you’re gonna spray the same amount time and time again, the pre-set handle helps you do this without tiring out your finger.
  • Quick Disconnect
  • Table Top Cleaning Station
Common Problems
  • Tip Dry
  • Clogs
  • Weak Nozzle
  • Bent needles
Cleaning Guide Links