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Does anyone have the Iwata TR-1 or TR-2 Trigger airbrush?  I like the idea of the trigger like a spray gun.

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I have a Mr. Hobby PS-290, which (apart from the built in pressure screw) is identical to the Iwata HP-TH. Both are manufactured by Olympos, as most Japanese airbrushes, and spare parts are interchangable.

I'm very happy with it, but I think adding the grip is a must.

Edited by mattg

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Look at this Procon PS-290

Same quality half the price. When you get a trigger type nothing else will be as fun to use. I have this airbrush and absolutely love it. I think the pre-order thing is a website error. I have had mine for 2 years and there are 25 reviews.. Contact them if you are interested.

 

Edited by 935k3

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There is also the PS-275 which comes with a 0.3mm needle/nozzle instead of the 0.5mm and it can't do fan patterns. 
 

I use the PS-290 for car bodies and other large surface work, for small parts and detail work I prefer my HP-M1.

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9 minutes ago, mattg said:

I have a Mr. Hobby PS-290, which (apart from the built in pressure screw) is identical to the Iwata HP-TH. Both are manufactured by Olympos, as most Japanese Airbrushes, and spare parts are interchangable.

I'm very happy with it, but I think adding the grip is a must.

I agree about the grip. I got the one for the Tamiya trigger type and it fits perfectly.

 

 

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Yes, the grips are interchangeable as well between Mr. Hobby, Iwata and Tamiya.

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The PS-275/290 looks great but the Iwata  (for $129.00 less 40% at HobbyLobby) is more in my price range.

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3 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

The PS-275/290 looks great but the Iwata  (for $129.00 less 40% at HobbyLobby) is more in my price range.

Does your HL allow discounts on airbrushes? The ones around here have the "your price" stickers on them and the coupon does not apply.

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Well Steve, thats a good question.  I guess I could try an order online and try to do the discount to see.

 

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Update:   It appears you are right Steve.  I did an order for the airbrush and put the discount code in and it still showed the $129 price.😕

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Price Nick that is the difference I have both airbrushs and don`t notice any difference

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1 hour ago, High octane said:

How does the Iwata compare to the GREX airbrush?

 

I think the Grex has an extra seal that can be problematic from what I have read on other forums. For the money the Procon /Mister Hobby cannot be beat. The trigger type is addicting in a good way.  I have two Iwatas and the PS290 spray and quality are very much the same

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3 hours ago, 935k3 said:

I think the Grex has an extra seal that can be problematic from what I have read on other forums. For the money the Procon /Mister Hobby cannot be beat. The trigger type is addicting in a good way.  I have two Iwatas and the PS290 spray and quality are very much the same

Dale is right, once I got the PS275/90 I havent gone back to using my Iwata's ,I just got so addicted to using it( I only really use the PS275)

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Thanks for the input guys, I guess now I need to know if to go with the #5 or #3 Tip.  The Procon has my attention for sure.

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FWIW, I use the .3/.35 tips WAY more than I do the .5

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