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REVIEW
Iwata TR-0 Airbrush
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 - 09:36 PM UTC


Here's a look at the gorgeous TR-0 .2mm airbrush from Iwata - the most comfortable airbrush I've ever used.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Pasigo
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 12:48 AM UTC
Nice looking airbrush, really interesting too, but it seems that it is only available to people inside UK. Airbrushes.com dont sell these outside UK, not even in EU. Looks also that airbrushes.com is only available distributor for TR-0.
This really sucks, how is this even possible IMHO if you make trade in EU-country, every citizen in EU must be able to buy your products.
Well, they just losed one potential customer, i can make my work with old trustworthy HP-C...

And nice review Rowan, thanks for that.
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2009 - 01:06 AM UTC
Hi Pasi

Thanks for your kind comments about the review. I'd have to check with The Airbrush Company, but it looks as though Iwata have a pretty structured worldwide sales network, so they may not actually be authorised to sell outside the UK.

The Iwata distributor for Scandinavia is ANEST IWATA SCANDINAVIA AB


All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 01:06 AM UTC
Great review Rowan.
I need to get a new airbrush at some point, so I will definitely be playing with this one at the next show I attend. The trigger does seem a more natural way of holding and spraying, but call it being old fashioned, the top type trigger just seems to be more controllable, then again perhaps that's just me being pessimistic .
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 03:57 AM UTC

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...call it being old fashioned, the top type trigger just seems to be more controllable, then again perhaps that's just me being pessimistic .
Andy



Hi Andy

That's very much what I expected too but, for me at least, the "pistol" trigger was a revelation and I actually find it easier to use - especially for long periods. It's obviously something to "try before you buy", but it is definitely worth having a play with one of these if you do get the chance.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2009 - 07:01 AM UTC
Great review on a great looking product. I've put some serious thought into getting a new airbrush and this looks like a great candidate.
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 03:01 AM UTC
Excellent review of an excellent product. However it's very expensive and out of reach of many who may be on a restricted budget. I suggest it is worth checking out the Sparmax GP-35 (0.35 nozzle) if you can source it. I have a GP-70 and both are very similar to the Iwata at about 3rd of the cost in the UK from Graphics Direct. It also includes the pistol grip handle and pre set tail which are extras on the Iwata models.
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 05:07 AM UTC
I got one for Christmas this year.
Great control and easy to clean.
.2 needle great for thin line work.