With the title of Badger Patriot 105 Review, we will share our detailed information and experiences about Airbrush, which is a tight fan base among the modelers.
Badger Patriot 105 Fine Gravity Airbrush
Patriot, Model 105 is a comfortable, reliable, cost-effective, user-friendly gravity-fed airbrush designed for use by experienced and novice airbrush enthusiasts. The two angled needle tips exactly match the Patriot’s cone-shaped nozzle, allowing a single needle/nozzle configuration to spray various materials while eliminating the need for various needle/nozzle variations. It has a 1/3 ounce permanent color container with a comfortable spill-resistant, liquid lid.
Patriot’s body design provides meticulous balance and long-term user comfort.
Patriot is a low-maintenance airbrush that is easy to maintain and easy to use; it will spray suitable media to properly reduced paint or airbrush.
Developed to offer precise performance and fine details, Patriot is an ideal airbrush for scale models, Figure painting, private art, graphic arts, and illustrative work.
Yes, let’s come to our own experience according to the technical information and preliminary introduction.
Badger Patriot 105 Review
It is a double-action gravity feeding brush with an integrated paint container. Also, for those who are likely to move the brush too much during painting, it comes with a plastic push cap for the paint container, but this won’t be too much of a problem for me.
The processing of the components is excellent, the movement of the trigger is smooth and easy, and the open tip makes it very easy to get very close to the tip cup from the back-scattered air and painted surface to the tip cup. Talon, which I bought before, uses a skeleton tip cover to achieve the same thing, and that works, but I still had to pay much attention to the amount of air and paint I put in close-up work. The badger cup has a lower profile than that of Paasche, so when working closely, it interferes less with a person’s line of sight – it can be even lower for my purpose. The weight and balance on the hand are beautiful and the skeleton back cover provides instant access to the needle for preset paint flow adjustments and the like. Also, for maintenance, you can remove the needle without having to disassemble the entire brush, which is a bonus.
Speaking of the open end of the badger, it is a very sensitive point. And this is where it should be a little cautious: it’s proud of the tip of the needle, and something delicate, like all airbrush needles, is easily damaged. You should be careful not to hit your paint surface or accidentally drag it on your arm or anything. It is usually possible to re-straighten a bent needle tip, but that is not all that easy.
When not in use, the tip is protected by a spring-loaded metal cap, which you can see in the photo next. It goes on and off very smoothly and continues tightly. This is nice.
Badger claims this is a “universal” brush that will paint from pencil to wide and heavy coverage without the need to change tips and needles. This seems to be true up to a point. It will definitely draw a nice fine line, but I think the spray pattern is a little bit more granular than the 150 or 200 with XF (extra fine) ends and needles fitted.
Overall, I love this airbrush. It is very flexible and easy to clean and maintain, which I appreciate very much. I think it will be my airbrush for everything like an ultra-thin or super-wide image.
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