Iwata Revolution HP-CR Airbrush Review

First of all, I am not an airbrushing expert (not by a long chalk), but having been using a few airbrush for the past 30 years (I’m a Graphic Artist) and I know the good and the bad of this tool that it is indispensable for making great scale models and general hobby work.

The Iwata Revolution series HP-CR is an excellent gravity feed airbrush and a great airbrush for beginners who don’t want to spend a fortune (129$ CA at the present time). You get Iwata quality airbrush at a great price.

I purchase this model for working on medium detail and grand surface. I’m also using my old (20 year-old) and faithful Iwata HP-SB the more precisely details. Even if the Revolution HP-CR is “marketed” for the beginner, don’t be fooled! This is a superb all-general purpose airbrush for your hobby. After 6 months of use, I’ve come to realized that I only use this model since them…

What I like about it:

  • Good for beginners – The HP-CR is about to come my favorite airbrush.
  • Very easy to clean.
  • 0.5mm paint nozzle for general work.
  • The trigger has a smooth, positive action.
  • The Revolution CR comes standard with a bigger nozzle.
  • Features a large 9 ml paint cup.
  • Teflon Needle Packing.
  • Light and ergonomic Handle

What I don’t like about it:

  • Can’t change the cup size.
  • That it!

The airbrush box is a sturdy rubberized plastic case with a protective foam form. This lovely airbrush is a real pleasure to use. Its versatility and user friendly and with a little care, particularly with the nozzle, it should prove to be a durable tool.

Inside the box. Very well protection airbrush here…

A very study airbrush!

airbrush schematic.

Ready for action!


My faithful 24 year-old Iwata HP-SB !

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