Includes Integrated Airbrush
If you EVER use more than one color at a time, you need to take notice of this! It's the product of three years of development, redesign and testing in association with a diverse group of artists and engineers.
The Spectrum 2012 is an exciting new concept. It features a pressurized paint manifold made of aluminum which has nine color bottles and a regulator attached to it to adjust the air pressure on the paint instead of the usual siphon method of paint delivery. However this regulator does not regulate the air pressure to the actual airbrush. Just set your pressure as you normally would at your air source and attach your air hose to the Spectrum 2012. Its that easy!
This pressurization allows the airbrush to be used very comfortably in any position you can imagine. You can even paint upside down without any worries about paint dripping since there are no bottles attached at the airbrush at all. The paint is supplied through a combination air/paint hose to the brush where you simply dial in the color of your choice and get to work.
The unit is very portable. The paint flows from the unit's bottles through nine separate small paint delivery tubes, which are bundled through a coil type air hose to keep everything neatly collected into one hose. The air hose portion attaches to the airbrush in a normal manner and the delivery tubes are routed through a small length of conduit into the paint dial mechanism which then simply plugs into any bottom or side feed airbrush which features a needle packing seal.
You start by loading your paint bottles with your favorite colors as normal, but you'll want to consider your placement order very carefully. The Spectrum 2012 uses a dial mechanism to select which color you will be using. In order to take full advantage of this dial you should place your colors in a rainbow order so you can blend out of one and into the next. With this technique you will greatly expand the available color range of the dial.
Tested using Createx paints, the pressurized paint delivery system had no trouble at all handling the paint. Even the thicker colors such as the Opaques were no trouble at all for the Spectrum 2012. The pressurized system basically forces any small clogs or paint imperfections right out of the brush. The color changes are made right at the airbrush, so if you want to go from one color to another without any blending at all, you simply spray into a rag or a paint collector to clear the last color from the nozzle before continuing on with the new color.Special Features:
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|Description||List Price||Sale Price|
|V029-2012||Spectrum Quick Color Changer||$399.00|
Review by Terry Hill
Silentaire Spectrum Manual
Art & Airbrush, LLC