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Iwata Eclipse HP-SBS

Review and Opinions:

  • The Eclipse SBS 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 SBS appeals to the geek in me.  For a general airbrush that can do anything pretty darn good, the SBS steps it up a notch to become whichever kind of airbrush you need for the task at hand.  The price is a slightly longer paint passage which means a little bit more to clean

Iwata Eclipse HP SBS

Matching Rules

  1. Great at wide range of applications
  2. Perfect for beginners.
    It’s not too finicky about paint consistency as other airbrushes.
  3. It very economical with paint.
  4. Great for people who like to sight down the barrel like a gun
    Most artists give themselves a 3/4 view of their work so they can see how far away the needle is from the work.  But for those of you who like to look down the barrel this is perfect.
  5. Different attachments let you spray lots of stock paint colors (in bottles) or attach a cup and spray small amounts of custom mixed colors.
  6. If you need to spray upside down this is also one of the few airbrushes that can do it.


  • 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
  • Usually comes with an 1/8 oz cup but you can substitue it for whichever attachment meets your needs.
Iwata-Medea Eclipse HP SBS Dual Action Side Feed Cup
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Classification: Airbrush
Manufacturer: Iwata
Model: HP-SBS
Part Number: ECL 3500
Suggested Retail Price: $203.75 USD


Paint feed System: Side Feed
Trigger Style: Dual Action
Spray Type: Internal Mix
Spray Range: ~ 0.2 mm to
~ 1.5 inches
Cup Size: Varies
Air Consumption: ~ 0.3 cfm
Pressure Tolerance: < 100 psi
Standard Tip Size: 0.35 mm
Optional Tip Size: 0.5 mm

Useful Accessories

  • External Micro Air Control Valve
  • Pistol Grip Moisture Filter
  • Quick Disconnect
  • Table Top Cleaning Station

Outstanding/Common Problems

  • Tip Dry
  • Clogs
  • Bent needles


Cleaning Guide Links