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Delivery Update

The Covid-19 outbreak has unfortunately created uncertain times for everyone. Although we continue to serve our loyal customers during this time, it is important for us to highlight any delays you may experience when purchasing from our website. Due to a combination of high demand & reduced staffing levels we are unable to offer our […]

What kind of airbrush are you wishing for this Christmas?

You are spoiled for choice with the range of airbrushes available from, with brands and models available to suit all your creative requirements. The Harder & Steenbeck Evolution, Ultra and Infinity airbrushes all come with the new and improved V2 needle design and you can choose from the Iwata entry level Revolution series or […]

Bottled lacquer paints from Tamiya mean you can broaden your creative horizons.

The Tamiya paint range has always included acrylic bottled paints and a series of lacquer spray paints. But Tamiya’s new range of lacquer paints now come in the traditional bottle format, meaning the application of lacquer paint is no longer restricted to spraying, and removes the need to decant lacquer paint from the spray can […]

Somewhere over the rainbow…at

Our newest product range at is custom braided hoses available in various colours made to your specific requirements. If you’re looking to smarten up your kit with colour-coding, or simply require a combination of hose length or connectors that you can’t get from an off-the-shelf hose, then our custom-braided hose service is just what […]

The Airbrush: The Early Years.

Who was the first person to use an airbrush? Well, obviously the inventor. So who invented the airbrush? There are two candidates in ‘airbrush history’ — Abner Peeler (1836-1895) and Francis Edgar Stanley (1849-1918). Although it was called the ‘Atomizer’, the first practical airbrush was patented in 1876 by Francis Edgar Stanley of Newton, Massachusetts. […]

Now here’s an airbrush tip.

  German airbrush manufacturer Harder & Steenbeck, celebrating 96 years in continued business in 2019, have introduced a brand-new needle design across their complete airbrush range (excluding Colani), in 0.15, 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6mm. Named the V2 it offers improved performance and durability and has been in testing and development for quite some time. The V2 […]

The Sparmax Flyer – The future…today!

New from Sparmax and available from, and perfect for beginners who are looking for that bit extra. The futuristic new Sparmax Flyer is an innovative and simple to use external mix airbrush ideal for beginners where simplicity, rapid colour changes or ease of cleaning are an advantage. With a 0.4mm nozzle and 15ml bottle, the Flyer is best […]


Operating at a super-quiet level is a hallmark of the new Sparmax Beetle Compressor, now available from With its simple and sleek appearance, the Beetle compressor is compact and light, yet powerful for its size. The unit is pressure adjustable and incorporates the latest user-friendly feature from Sparmax, the patented Smart Stop. The Beetle’s […]

Sparmax – 40 years development

Sparmax have been at the forefront of the design and manufacture of airbrush compressors, airbrushes and related accessories for 40 years, providing quality, industry-leading products. Their patented airbrush cleaning pot is one of the most popular cleaning pots in the world and Sparmax airbrush compressors are maintenance free, lightweight and extremely quiet in addition to […]

Research before you buy – choosing the right airbrush compressor

If you’re thinking of buying an airbrush compressor, there are a few things you should consider to avoid common errors. There are loads of airbrush compressor review sites on the Internet, but you really should read airbrush compressor buyers guides first. There are many types of compressors, and you should choose the one that best suits […]