airbrushdoc.com http://airbrushdoc.com/airbrush-reviews/master-airbrush-review/Master Airbrush ReviewIn today’s airbrush review I decided to start with quote from one of emails I’m getting from myreaders “It seems like you have reviewed the top models of several brands. On the other end ofthe spectrum, I realized there are some unknown manufacturers offer something that looks likethe high-end airbrushes, eg, Iwata CM-C Plus. I hope you won’t find my suggestions boring. Isuppose most people won’t have the budget to purchase many airbrushes & many like myselfhas learnt things the hard way wasting $ on the quest to find the most appropriate tool.”I don’t have that particular airbrush that looks like Iwata CM-C Plus to make a decent review but Ihappened to have the one that looks exactly as Iwata CM-B and that costs under 40 bucks withdelivery and everything. The manufacturer is from China and the brush is called Master AirbrushBD-200.It is a double action airbrush with regulation of paint amount. On the first look and touch you will thinkthat this is solid and fine airbrush and maybe you will be curious why this tool is so cheap?So let’s see if this is good stuff for small money.
A few closeups at the tool so you can see how it actually looks.
You may see from the pictures above how this airbrush looks after some time and what use ofdifferent paints and reducers may cause to the chromed look (especially seen on the cup).Let’s take it apart to see how it looks on the inside.
Closer look at the needle.I would like to apologize for my dirty hands but I think all painters will understand why they are dirtyand that sometimes it is really difficult to get rid of all that paint.
In my opinion, so far this airbrush has too much useless parts that fail their purpose (if I compare it toany good brand airbrush). The quality of materials used for this tool is fairly good as in this pricerange you can’t expect more. Huge minus here is that all the sealings (o-rings) are made of rubberso any good reducer will destroy them all very quickly. To solve this there is a small tweak that youcan read here.
I find it very difficult to control this airbrush while using Createx and Auto-Air paints. But with finerpigment (Nitro) it works better until reducer will make its work on the packing.The best solution is probably to use china ink or something similar as it is very soft, does not smelland it’s not toxic. Of course the use is limited (Can’t do car airbrushing for example).Another thing that I would like to point out is needle centering. Well it is far from something calledself-centering nozzle system I mentioned in H&S Infinity Review. Actually there is no way tocenter the needle the proper way and it is not centered at all the whole time. I could not make aproper snapshot so I made a drawing just to show you how is it actually centered .1. needle, 2. nozzle, 3. air, 4. nozzle capAs you can see that the quality of needle and nozzle isvery poor, they are offset. What does offset mean foreveryday airbrushist? After you push the air and openthe paint, offset will cause delay of paint delivery andpaint is in different amount that you actually need.After a bit of time the paint won’t come out at all soyou’ll be forced to pull the trigger even more to bringat least some paint but there is already a significantamount of paint collected inside that will just spit out at
once and will make a blot on your painting. Verydisappointing.ConclusionI’ve tried more airbrushes from this manufacturer. I even tried to buy and change some parts likeneedle and nozzle (all available sizes from 0.18mm to 0.5mm) just to get rid of the offset,unfortunately no results.With this airbrush you can fix some scratches, paint some models, cell phones or do any really smalljob. It is not that bad to work with stencils but I would say unthinkable to do freehand. I think thatmanufacturer will help not just us, customer but himself too if they include in description the fact“NOT SUITABLE FOR FREEHAND“. My overall feeling is that any beginner starting with masterairbrush will loose the interest in airbrushing as art for quite some time surely or in worst casescenario for good.If you have tried something similar or have any other airbrushes that make bad name for airbrushart, please tell us in comments below and don’t forget to tell your friends to be aware of such brands.I’m not saying that all Chinese airbrushes are bad and I’ll be glad to review any other Chineseairbrush guns hoping they will score much better.Stay informed about my latest news and as a bonus I will give you access to my FREE stencilspage available in 6 different formats