We having been using rattle cans, since I have building models since I was kid. I wanted to try something new. We tried the pine wood derby paint. The only thing I like about it, drys fast. Other then that, the out come of the paint job does not look good. You can see the brush marks, sanded in between. Then came the gloss coat. Not good.
I would recommend against that one. Get a good Paasche or Iwata from Hobby Lobby. use this 40% off coupon and get one. An Iwata Eclipse CS starts at about $100, so with the coupon you're looking at ~$60 or better for a really good airbrush. The Paasche VL is also good. Hobby Lobby has those as well, and they are a bit less, I believe. They also have 30% off of airbrushes this week, so you might (and I emphasize might) be able to combine them. If not, 40% off is still great.
The paasche VL set can be had for $65 at dixieart.com, towerhobbies.com, and other places.
Last Edit: Feb 3, 2009 23:22:15 GMT -6 by roosclan
The one you are looking at is no more than a single action airbrush. If you really want a single action (no air adjustment) vs. a double action (air adjustment actuated at the trigger) then I would look into Harbor Freight. Last time I looked they had one for around $6. The single action brushes are more like spraying with a can but with more control and less waste.
Roosclan gives good advice. One other thing you will need will be an air source, air line dryer/moisture trap, Pressure valve, cleaning tools, & paint. For paint I would recommend the water based acrylics (Createx or AutoAir) for a beginner. Cleanup of you brush is much easier and it a little less on the wallet and the lungs. Of course, you should get a good respirator.
Get a good single action airbrush. Either Iwata or Paasche or Badger. They are easy to use and inexpensive. Look at www.dixieart.com they are usually less expensive than what you can get at Hobby loby even with the 40% coupon. Also using the waterbased laquers are recommended unless you like paint fumes!!! If you use createx paints, Use the largest needle you can in your airbrush. They run thick. Good luck!!!