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„Build an Airbrush“ from H&S

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We’ve never seen this before! Build your own Airbrush!

How do you like the sound of building your own dream airbrush consisting of various components and paints, and then adding a personal engraving. With Build-an-Airbrush.de from Harder & Steenbeck, the airbrusher now has the opportunity to make use of an online configurator to select amongst 3648 possibilities. We put this new airbrush option under the microscope and gave it a good little look-see:

You can use the airbrush configurator around the clock to put together your individual device. The customer can select between various nozzle sizes and paint cups. The basic parts consist of the well-known Evolution and Infinity device components. These have been enhanced with additional color variations and of the airbrush body the end piece. All in all, in addition to the chromed variation, seven additional colors (black, red, blue, gold, gray, orange, and purple) are available. You can also select various levers, middle section, and quick fix options. To conclude, you’ll also be asked about individual wishes for a laser engraving and the etui.

Putting together the device with the configurator is easy to do and the desired configuration is displayed in real time – with a view from the side and from above. For the laser engraving, the customer has the option of selecting from three basic typefaces. A red accentuation shows when the maximum amount of letters has been surpassed. Here you have to try things out a bit until you have your desired text. For an optimal individualization, the typefaces could be made a good bit more optimized and enhanced with additional fonts.

Depending on which configuration you decide on, there are three price classes. Price class 1 costs 165 EUR, price class 2 costs 195 EUR, and price class 3 costs 215 EUR. If you, for example, select a colored airbrush model made of aluminum instead of a chrome-plated model, you move from the 1st price class to the 2nd. If you then also select an open end piece, the configurator jumps – like with our test model – into the highest price class 3. If you like the selected assortment, just click it into the purchasing basket and head towards the checkout line. Harder & Steenbeck accepts pay via advance payment, per Paypal or per Amazon payments. The delivery is made as a UPS package within three work days after payment is received. With that, even short-term, individualized gifts are possible.

For our test order, the device arrived at our office in a securely packaged box. Due to the selected base components, there was a general Infinity instruction manual, a tool for loosening the middle section, the needle protection cap for the fine line nozzle set as well as a lid for the paint cup. The laser lettering has a white / pastel beige look on the black airbrush frame. The selected font is fairly large and somewhat bulky, but as such, it’s clearly legible. At least it will never be mixed up with a colleague’s device. The airbrush has the usual fine spraying pattern of a 0.2 mm Infinity nozzle. With the Quick Fix on the open end piece, the artist has the opportunity to limit the lever and with that, to set a desired line width. If you no longer need the pre-set lever delimitation, you can rescind the setting by pulling back the Quick Fix unit. With the level adjustment screw freely
accessible in the handle piece, you can – when necessary – adjust the sensitivity of the trigger. The fine line cap serves as a needle guard and, when cleaning the device, allows you to access the needlepoint without a prior unscrewing. For those who already own Harder & Steenbeck devices, can also further individualize his or her „build an airbrush“ device at home and enhance it with available components.

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