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I have gotten an old air brush from my dad that was only used a handful of times. It is a Badger 200-3. This is a single action, internal mix, siphon feed airbrush. I plan to use the air brush for my HO models, painting, weathering, detailing, etc.

I was looking to buy an air compressor for it but I realized I have an air compressor for outdoor use that might be sufficient.

I have a Central Pneumatic pancake compressor model no. 95275. This is a relatively inexpensive air compressor with a built in regulator. I dont know how much I would trust the built in regulator though. Would this compressor be good if I bought an in line regulator and in line air dryer with a coil air hose?
 

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Yes, but it might be annoyingly noisy. Especially if used indoors. Having it turn on suddenly while your painting might cause a startle reflex:eek::eek: check out the hose to air brush connection, you might like a quick disconnect type hose, not sure I would want a coiled air hose, I like light long hoses that are for air brushes, with a disconnect at the brush.
 

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I used my pancake compressor for quite a while and had no major issues. I recently bought a Paasche D500SR compressor and wonder why I didn't do it sooner. Super quiet and much more control over the air pressure. $100 right now on Amazon. No regrets with the purchase.
 

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As blucrsr notes, good quality airbrush compressors can be had for under $100. I think you might be money ahead just making the investment.
 

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Thanks for the information. I have never air brushed before, so I might just try to use this compressor to see if I can get the hang of it and then buy a more specialized one.
 

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Just practice on something you don't really care about, so you don't have a disaster with something you do!
 
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