Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH - Airbrush Guru

Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH

The HP-CH is the step up from the HP-C+.  It offers added control while still functioning as a primary workhorse.  Artists will generally get 80% of their work done with a workhorse airbrush and then fill in the details with their detail airbrush.

Iwata High Line HP CH Airbrush

Features and Review

  1. The MAC Valve
  2. The big cup – on the HP-CH is excellent for loading up and spraying away.  However it’s still a gravity feed airbrush.  That means it can function on a single drop of paint. The big cup is perfect for people who know they’ll need to cover some ground, but still want to know they only have to load it up with a drop of paint to make it work.
  3. Lid for the Cup – You might think this is silly.  But other airbrushes don’t have lids, and lids become indespensable if you wildly flail about when you paint, like I do.  Of course, I can be a little weird so your mileage may vary.
  4. Cut-away, pre-set handle
Sale
Iwata-Medea High Performance Hi Line CH Dual Action Large Gravity Feed Cup
  • This Hi-Line Series brush is now made with solvent-proof PTFE needle...
  • Features 0.3-mm nozzle and large 1/3 oz (9 ml) tapered gravity-feed...
  • Larger threads on the nozzle offer more secure fit and better...
Who is This For
  1. Necessity for fine details.
  2. Desire for more control (the MAC Valve provides it)
  3. Has experience airbrushing.
  4. A beginner CAN learn on the HP-CH, but I’ll still try to steer them away from it unless they really, really want it.  The MAC Valve gets in the way of the early learning process.
  5. The big cup on the HP-CH is excellent for loading up and spraying away.  However it’s still a gravity feed airbrush.  That means it can function on a single drop of paint.
Information
Classification: Airbrush
Manufacturer: Iwata
Model: HP-CH
Part Number: H 4100
Suggested Retail Price: $334.75 USD
Specifications
Paint feed System: Gravity Feed
Trigger Style: Dual Action
Spray Type: Internal Mix
Spray Range: ~0.15 mm to
~1.5 inches
Cup Size: 1/3 oz.
1.8 mL
Air Consumption: ~0.3 cfm
Pressure Tolerance: < 100 psi
Standard Tip Size: 0.3 mm
Optional Tip Size: 0.2 mm

Link – HP-CH Manual, parts and troubleshooting guide

Useful Accessories
  • Pistol Grip Moisture Filter
  • Table Top Cleaning Station
  • Crown Cap
Common Problems
  • No place to set it down
  • Tip Dry
  • Clogs
  • Breaking the Nozzle Threads Off Inside the Airbrush
  • Bent needles
Cleaning Guide Links