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Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata’s HP-CH double-action airbrush is on long-term bench test over the coming months - and first impressions are good.

To date, we’ve used our Iwata Eclipse for spraying, but we felt it was time to test something a bit more elaborate. We’ll now be comparing the HP-CH with cheaper models to see if it’s worth the price.

To give you an idea of our first impressions, here’s a short summary of the HP-CH.

It is part of the Hi-Line range manufactured by Iwata. This range promises the user the “ultimate in air control thanks to its Micro Air Control (MAC)” dial – which is at the front of the airbrush. It also has a travel control dial at the rear of the airbrush. Turn the knurled ring & you can set the needle’s maximum travel length – a nice touch.

Our test model features a 9ml gravity feed cup & a 0.3mm nozzle.

The airbrush comes packaged in a nice black box & a slip card shows that the airbrush has been tested & is a very capable machine. The fine lines it can attain are certainly impressive.

It fits nicely in the hand, with excellent balance & weight distribution. It's slightly slimmer than the Eclipse we are used to. Having the MAC controller is definitely a plus. It allows you to regulate air pressure & consequently paint flow on the unit itself, rather than having to bend down & fiddle with the compressor’s regulator. It really is handy.

It’s not cheap, but our experience so far is money spent on a decent airbrush is always a sound investment. It should give you years of loyal service if well looked after. What’s more, to date, our experience of Iwatas has only been positive. So let’s see how the Hi-Line fares in the coming months.

To kick it all off, we road-tested it on our Char B1 Bis build, which will be featured soon. We’ll also be updating this post with more of our experiences & filming how it fares too.

Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
Iwata Hi-Line HP-CH Airbrush review
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