Something a little different from me in the form of a YouTube video where I unbox the Cult of Paint spec Harder & Steenbeck Infinity airbrush.
So why have I chosen to do a YouTube video you may ask (or not – but I’m going to tell you anyway). One thing that I’ve realised is that I’m not very good at keeping this blog up to date. I generally have a fit of enthusiasm the beginning of the year and then real life takes over and I realise coming up to Christmas that I’ve neglected things (this year even so far as not posting up when I won a Golden Demon).
There’s a few reasons for this, but one of the biggest is that taking WIP shots and cropping/optimising them is a bit of a faff. The solution is actually to have something semi-permanent set up to ensure I can take high quality photos and upon investigation I realised if I were doing that I may as well just record a video…
Cult of Paint Kickstarter
I’ve been a firm fan of my Iwata HP-C Plus airbrush – in fact I’ve had it for over half of my hobby lifetime! However in October this year, the Cult of Paint guys launched a kickstarter for a custom spec Harder & Steenbeck airbrush. This was basically a configuration that they used themselves with a new style needle and custom trigger. I decided that perhaps a small upgrade was needed and ended up putting a pledge in for the Infinity.
As I say in my unboxing video, I’m really impressed with the new airbrush, it feels lovely in the hand and the longer travel on the trigger depression means that I think I’ll actually gain more control. I’ve yet to get some paint into it, but initial impressions are very positive. Hats off to Cult of Paint for the trigger design too, I can see this style appearing on other airbrushes in the future.