Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Price to Pay...

Recently I acquired an air compressor, but to my dismay, I was exceeding my budget and the compressor was cheap enough to be bought... So I went and showed it to my close friend who also is a gunpla-builder (Low profile character) and come up with the idea how to make it into and air brush compressor and also, compare to the pricing for the original stock air-brush compressor.

Here it is... These pictures were taken from my
phone... gomenasai~


Plug head, Price: BND1.80


Since the compressor is a direct plug, every time we switched on,
it just starts, so he fixed a relay switch into it.
Price: BND1.10


This is a pvc cable(much looks like and aquarium hose)
Price: BND2.50/meter
he use 2 meter

Double aquarium valve!! just in-case something got block in the hose,
there's always a failsafe system
PRICE:BND3.50


This is the compressor, 55W, one of the most expensive item
PRICE:BND60


The compressor wasn't earthed, so he fixed it too, remember
always check your equipment for safety!!

The 2nd expensive item is the nozzle
PRICE:BND60


And so you have it..
coverall price:BND131.40

Now lets see the price of a Tamiya Air compressor...


BND:238!!!

So yeah, now that everything is complete... now all we have to do is learn how to do air-brushing, coz I don't know heck how to do it...

13 comments:

Aya said...

T0T I want an airbrush also ... I think cheapest small(but bigger than yours) compressor that i saw here was BND 100 :(

Syful said...

You live in Brunei?

Syful said...

oh sorry, I didn't check your profile...

chubbybots said...

Wah bro hardware upgrade man!! Plus its a DIY version!

GunStray said...

I got jealous with the double valve, and I cant buy an airbrush compresser yet.

mangyver5223 said...

this is the real DIY airbrush.....is it working like ordinary airbrush? :)

Syful said...

the compressor is kind of an air pumping action inside, integral airflow coming up like a motorbike(pom! pom!pom!), but when the valve came in & also the nozzle, the airflow becomes smooth & the air sound become more like a purring kitten

Syful said...

@gunstray: eh? nande?

@Chubbs: Now I can sense you're itching to get one too eh?? LoL

@Mangyver: I haven't tried that one yet, till I get all the paint:thinner ratio right, hand motion stability, wrist exercise.. its a lot of work tho.. LOL

ZoiDieCT ArchAeA said...

bro got AB now T_T me had to wait a bit...now to get myself a laptop and...urrr...a bicycle(!?)

Syful said...

@ZD: what happen to your laptop? And uhh.. Bicycle?

jojosochi said...

Steady man. how's the result? have you try spray on your model already? i think you need a water trap/filter for your compressor, cause the compressor can generate water, when you spraying, so the water wont 'mixed' with your paint =)

ZoiDieCT ArchAeA said...

lol hahah im at college now, the laptop i used before is Home-use only, so need to get my personal one.bicycle? hehe, alternative to lurk around here in shah alam XD

Syful said...

water trap? ah okay will look into it, Thanks JoJo Bro, weh lama jua nda nampak, where have you been?