Dual Action Pistol Style Airbrush
Part of the Tritium Series, premium line of double action pistol style airbrushes, the TG combines ease-of-use, comfort, superior detail control and the versatility of using the perfect top gravity cup size for your project. Coupled with several unique and patented features, this airbrush truly is a Grex.
I have been thinking of buying a Grex airbrush for some time on the advice of some of my American modelling friends. However with no active Grex distributor in the UK, I was reluctant to order one from America. I then learnt that there was a new distributor in the UK. Whilst talking to Sean Middleton the owner of TopNotch Models about his masks he told me that he was in the process of becoming a dealer for Grex Airbrushes. I expressed my interest in buying a TG3 but wanted to try one before buying. Sean invited me to his home to try his own TG3. A mutually convenient date was arranged. Sean invited me to bring a selection of my favourite paints to try with the TG3.
Sean and I spent an afternoon trying my various paints in his TG3 with a selection of nozzle and needle sets. At the end of the afternoon, I was hooked and placed an order for a TG3. A few weeks later my TG3 arrived as promised.
As you will see from the above photo the TG3 comes well packaged and is supplied with three paint cup sizes and a selection of hose connections. After my afternoon with Sean, I had opted to order my TG3 with a 0.3mm needle/nozzle. However I could have chosen either or:
0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm and 0.7mm
As you handled a Grex airbrush you are immediately aware of the solid build quality. They just exude quality, they are solid, smooth in action and comfortable to hold.
I bet right now you are looking or even concerned about the pistol styling of the TG3 and the ‘trigger’ style action? Well, I was dubious at first but after a few minutes of using the airbrush, I was sold on the concept. It is more controllable and comfortable than the conventional button/lever option on most airbrushes. However, if you’re not convinced you can always opt for the Grex Genesis XGi which has the more conventional button/lever arrangement.
Let me now tell you of some of the features that are standard with the TG3:
- Interchangeable top mount reservoirs.
- Inline top mount cups offer balanced handling of the airbrush.
- Preset adjustment knob for precise paint volume control.
- Replaceable solvent proof Teflon seals allows use of all media.
- Three reservoirs: 2mL (1/20 oz.), 7mL (1/4 oz.) and 15mL (1/2 oz.).
- Quick-Fit™ crown cap allows detailed spraying close to work surface.
- Easy-to-use “pull” trigger controls both air and paint.
- Ergonomic pistol handgrip with a textured surface for a firm comfortable grip.