Its two angle needle tip precisely mates with the Patriot’s cone shaped nozzle, enabling a single needle/nozzle configuration to spray a variety of materials, while eliminating the need for multiple needle/nozzle variations. It has a 1/3 ounce permanently mounted color cup with a convenient spill-proof cap.
The Patriot’s body design provides exacting balance and long-term user comfort.The Patriot is a low maintenance airbrush, easy to clean and simple to operate; it will spray any properly reduced paint or airbrush-ready media.
Developed to deliver precise performance and fine line detail, the Patriot is an ideal airbrush for custom art, graphic arts and illustrative work. The Patriot airbrush will operate at 30 PSI, as well as lower pressure settings (10-15 PSI) and is ergonomically balanced for hours of comfortable airbrushing.
• Single needle/nozzle for spraying all mediums including inks, dyes, watercolors, properly reduced acrylics, enamels, lacquers, and airbrush-ready colors including SpectraTex, Air-Opaque, Air-Tex, Modelflex, and Totally Tattoo.
• Single needle/nozzle sprays pencil thin lines to 3” (76mm) spray pattern
• Minimal spare parts
• Easy cleaning and maintenance
• Patented handle design produces the fastest needle release on the market
• Finger tight assembly tolerances
• Excellent for multiple applications, for novice to advanced airbrush users
• Lifetime warranty on labor and PTFE seals
Badger Air-Brush Co. has embraced the philosophies of high quality, good value, and superior service since our inception over forty-five years ago. From the people we employ to the products we manufacture, Badger’s dedication to excellence and quality is unmatched.
Every Badger product, at every stage of production, is created with pride and dedication. Each Badger airbrush component is machined to exacting standards, assembled carefully by hand and then tested in use to assure that it not only meets our high standards, but exceeds your expectations. Our research and development teams consistently experiment with new product ideas and designs in order to meet the changing needs and interests of airbrushers of all levels for every purpose.
Furthermore, our commitment to quality and innovation extends beyond the sale of an airbrush. As we have grown, we have established an extensive customer service/dealer network which can promptly provide supplies and replacement parts. In addition, Badger has developed a network of airbrush consultants that continually provide us with feedback from the end user’s perspective. This consultant network also enables Badger to excel as an education and trouble shooting resource for airbrushers of all skill levels. The conscientious manner in which we stand behind our product and the high level of support we offer BADGER airbrush users (and air brushers in general) are part of what distinguishes BADGER from other airbrush manufacturers.
Badger remains confident in our people, products and philosophy. However, Badger Air-Brush Co. is not content to rest on the past achievements that have made us the leading manufacturer of air brushes in the world. You can count on Badger to continue to push the envelope, through innovative new products, advanced airbrush technology and design, more accessible airbrush education, superior service... and a relentless desire to meet your air brushing needs... to become and remain your airbrush of choice.
Before choosing an airbrush, consider the factors unique to your particular situation. What type of work will the airbrush be used for? What type of materials will be sprayed through the airbrush? What is your level of experience? etc? The Badger Patriot 105 is an excellent brush for both semi-broad and precise spray application. If you have questions, you can always call us at 1(800) AIR-BRUSH.
INTERNAL MIX indicates that air and paint mix inside the airbrush, producing a thoroughly atomized "fine dot" spray pattern.
EXTERNAL MIX indicates that air and paint mix outside the airbrush producing a larger, coarser spray pattern than internal mix airbrushes.
DUAL ACTION refers to airbrushes on which the trigger controls both air and color (down for air, back for color). This style airbrush allows for varying line widths while spraying.
SINGLE ACTION refers to airbrushes on which the trigger controls only the air flow. The amount of fluid is regulated by turning the needle adjustment screw. When the trigger is depressed, a pre-set amount of fluid is sprayed.
GRAVITY FEED refers to airbrushes with top-mounted color cups in which gravity draws paint into the airbrush. Less air pressure (as low as 8-16 PSI) is required to operate this type of airbrush.
BOTTOM FEED refers to airbrushes on which paint enters through a siphon tube or color cup attached to the bottom of the airbrush. This type of airbrush requires at least 20-30 PSI to operate properly.
SIDE FEED refers to airbrushes on which a small color cup fits into the side of the airbrush. This type of airbrush requires at least 20 PSI to operate.
Airbrushes are available in varying needle/nozzle configurations accommodating a range of sprayable materials.
Fine: Best suited to spray thinner materials such as water colors, inks, dyes, food coloring and gouache.
Medium: The most popular choice; will spray airbrush ready paints, such as Badger's Air-Opaque, Air-Tex, Modelflex, Freakflex, Nail Flair, Spectra-Tex, and other properly reduced acrylics.
Heavy: Ideal for heavily pigmented and/or higher viscosity materials such as enamels, lacquers, reduced glazes, gesso, and varnish.
Determining what size needle or spray regulator you have. Badger marks the needles and spray regulators as follows:
Needles (Blunt End):
Fine-No lines or one line
Fine-Stamped with XF or F
Medium-Stamped with IL or Blank
Heavy-Stamped with HD or L
Note: When reducing mediums to sprayable viscosity, the recommended consistency is comparable to 2% milk.
"I've been airbrushing for years and thought I had it all figured out—one brush for broad details, and another brush for the fine details. The Badger Patriot saves me a lot of time that would have been spent switching between different brushes, as it effortlessly handles both large and small detail oriented application."
"This is the best airbrush that I've used in over 35 years of airbrushing. Kudos to Badger for their customer service."
"If you're not using a Badger airbrush, the train has left the station and you're not on it." John T. Jacobson
"Badger listens. Does anyone else?" "Scooter" Ellis
"Badger equipment is THE best!" Frank Reyes
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"Badger rocks!" Joe Porter
"The Badger airbrush meets the challenge of various paints and is reliable and very versatile" Judy Schieck
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"Badger airbrushes provide the detail and the ease of maintenance needed for my classroom instruction." Joyce Sheets
"Badger MODELflexª paints are truly "user friendlyv as they go on easy and clean up easily. What can be better than a fantastic paint job that is actually easy to accomplish?" Kurt Van Dahm
"Whether painting a woodcarving for the most demanding of competitions or teaching airbrush classes to beginners, Badger is my choice for precision, practicality, and ease of use." Clark Schreibeis
"As an artist who has used airbrush in my work since 1972, the Badger Airbrush has truly become an extension of myself and my Art for 30 years. I could no imagine using any other airbrush other than a Badger." Peter West MFA
"Badger has always been like family to me. Not only do they offer the widest selection of durable equipment I've grown very comfortable using, but whenever a problem might arise they're always there to help set things straight, right away." Bill McGuffey
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"I've never been let down by a Badger Product. Whether you have a 5 minute deadline or not, they are always right behind you." Tom Gilliland
"Badger is a part of every painting I create. Badger's Air-Opaque white is the best white I've ever used. Period." Dru Blair
"Ease of use and consistency of results. I have 3 Badger airbrushes and like them all!" Jim Six
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"I've been a model railroader for thirty-five years and been using Badger Airbrushes since the very beginning. I don't use anything else." John Lee
"I use Badger products because as a body artist I have to finish painting quickly, so I need reliable equipment." Neil Roth
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"The 200-20 detail airbrush is the best airbrush I've used in 20+ years of custom painting. It was specially designed to spray lacquers and acrylics in detail applications. I love it. I would highly recommend it to you." Chris Toth
"I finished up a couple of fish with my airbrush. I got incredible detail and loved it. I even sprayed some spots with minute air pressure(about 5 PSI). I got 2 2nd place ribbons in the Masters division at our Association of Indiana Taxidermists convention." Todd Buchanan Buck's Pro Mount Taxidermy
"WOW !!! I didn't know detail could be so easy !! If a brush out there can be any better I don't know how or what kind it could be ! Straight out of the box, lacquer paint, 1 drop retarder and 30 lb's psi and OMG ! THANK THANK THANK YOU ! You just made this ole boy's life one hell of a lot easier,not to mention what it doe's for my work! Thanks again." Michael Faulkner Professional Taxidermist
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