Realistic painting requires the right tools, such as an airbrush instead of paintbrush. There are numerous options you can choose from, some suitable for beginners, some for professionals.
As a rule of thumb, choose a gravity fed airbrush if you’re an absolute beginner. If you want to use a different paint bottle for each color setup, a siphon airbrush is a better option.
With this in mind, let’s find out which is the best airbrush you can get your hands on.
Best Airbrush Kits
- Professional Master Airbrush Multi-Purpose Airbrushing System with 3 of Master Airbrushes best selling & user friendly airbrushes. Includes bonus...
- Master Airbrush Model TC-320 Cool Runner II superior performance powerful 1/5 hp single-piston compressor with two cooling fans that allow it to run...
- 3 Types of Master Airbrushes: Model G22 dual-action with a 1/3 oz. gravity feed fluid cup and 0.3mm tip, Model G25 dual-action with a 1/16 oz. gravity...
The Master Airbrush Cool Runner II is an excellent choice for the hobbyist artist versed in using airbrushes.
It comes with everything needed to get you started straight out of the box, including three brushes and a compressor. It even includes an airbrush holder that can hold two airbrushes at a time, making it easy to use different colors for your painting.
Advertised as a kit for beginners, it also includes six bottles of popular opaque colors, an airbrush cleaner, and a reducer used for thinning.
However, the kit suits experienced users more.
The main downside is a lack of comprehensive instructions beginners would need. Sure, you could watch YouTube videos to learn how to use this thing, but why would you do that when buying a complete kit? Some instructions would have been desirable.
The brushes also tend to clog constantly, even when using a thinner. It is a bit of a learning curve to get the gist of it, which could be too much if you’ve never used an airbrush before.
That said, the airbrush is ergonomic, the compressor is powerful, and the kit has a good value overall. It definitely deserves your attention if you know a thing or two about airbrush usage.
- Iwata Studio Series Smart Jet air compressor and Iwata Eclispe CS large cup airbrush
- inches Get Started inches Instructional Airbrushing DVD
- Pistol grip air filter
Beginners who never used an airbrush before might like the Iwata-Medea Deluxe set. Like the Cool Runner, it comes with everything needed to get started right out of the box.
One of the greatest advantages is that it comes with more colors – ten, to be precise, as well as a bottle of cleaner. The kit also comprises an ergonomic airbrush with a large paint cup that is just perfect for intense painting sessions.
Newbies will also like the instructional DVDs and the accessories included in this bundle. You’ll get everything from comprehensive directions to templates.
The only thing that could be better is the compressor that doesn’t have a regulator. That said, the compressor delivers sufficient power for seamless painting.
Overall, this kit is one of the most expensive, but it’s well worth the investement.
- Professional Master Airbrush Airbrushing System with A Model G22 Multi-Purpose High Performance Precision Airbrush with A 1/3 Oz. Gravity Fluid Cup...
- Premium Master Airbrush High Performance 1/5 Hp Air Compressor with Air Filter Water Trap with Pressure Regulator Along with An Airbrush Holder For 2...
- Includes Master Airbrushes Best Selling User Friendly and Versatile Gravity Feed Airbrush That'S Commonly Used For: Hobbies, Crafts, Auto Graphics,...
Whether you want to paint realistic portraits on canvas or finish up your model kits, this gravity fed airbrush kit could be the one you need.
Although suitable for beginners, it lacks instructions just like the Cool Runner does. The initial setup and usage might require quite the learning curve, but you’ll likely love this kit once you get the gist of it.
The compressor comes with a regulator that you’ll have to install before the first use. This sounds complicated, but the kit includes the Teflon tape and other materials needed for the job. Just pay attention to how you mount it or the air might leak out.
The airbrush is ergonimic and easy to use thanks to the intuitive controls. In addition to on and off, you can also adjust the flow rate for precise painting on all backgrounds.
You won’t get any colors or fun accessories, such as painting templates. Nevertheless, this kit comes at a price that won’t break the bank. No doubt, a worthy option.
- MULTI-PURPOSE - A high-performance airbrushing machine with 3 kinds of multipurpose fluid tips; An intelligent solution for spraying, inflating,...
- WELL-EQUIPPED - Comes with a compressor-mounted airbrush holder that can accommodate two airbrushes; 1/5HP air compressor with air filter water trap...
- PROFESSIONAL EFFECTS - Unique, well-crafted equipment provides top-notch painting performance; This airbrush system runs with continuous, powerful...
VIVOHOME is another awesome kit you can use for anything from realistic canvas painting to coloring up or finishing models and 3D prints at your desk.
The compressor it comes with can withstand anything from beginner attempts to meticulous professional painting. This makes the airbrush perfect not only for hobbyists, but also for decorators and artists.
Compressor aside, the kit also comes with three airbrushes. Two of them are gravity-fed. They have some clogging problems, but the quality is good overall. Just prepare yourself for constant cleaning.
The third airbrush is a siphon-fed one that could splatter or soak the project sometimes. However, it is still workable.
Like Master Airbrush, this kit doesn’t come with other bells and whistles. You won’t get paint or templates. Considering that this is aimed mostly at experienced users and that it comes at a great price point, we still recommend it, though.
- 【Upgraded Multifunction Airbrush Kit】 Compared with other airbrush sets on the market, The upgraded airbrush kit brings you 25-30PSI air pressure...
- 【Dual-Action Airbrush Kit】 Airbrush compressor comes with a double-action airbrush, it can not only control the fluid by the end part of of the...
- 【Advanced Technology & Quality】 Gocheer airbrush kit has superior powerful performance for painting and make-up. The air pump adopts The air pump...
Last but not least, the Gocheer airbrush kit is a multifunctional choice for newbies and pros alike.
The best part about this kit is the quality of the airbrush it comes with. The finish quality is excellent, and you’ll get extra needles. You’ll also get a flexible and long-enough hose for seamless mobility and ease of use regardless of the project.
The compressor is also powerful and silent. It is also very compact and fits easily in a bag – just perfect if you need a portable airbrush.
This kit works with an array of colors, including skin-friendly ones for body painting. A very good choice for all purposes.