Airbrush – Model E
Ref. : 255 004
Production Date : Early 80’s
I recently came upon this little gem. It’s not a very rare piece of the Rotring line, but it a bit scarce to find. It was produced during the early 80’s an the design is based upon the Conopois airbrush. Conopois was produced by a British company named Connor Patents Ltd. Rotring bought a license to produced it up to the early 90’s. Anyway it’s a very fine piece of engineering. The built quality is top class. The airbrush feel very comfortable in hand. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to fully test mine. Everything is ok except for the very tip of the nozzle which is cracked. I plug it on my compressor (the recommended pressure is 2 bar), the air flow and the lever action is very smooth. Of course the spraying of paint was disastrous due to the cracked nozzle, so I can’t say much about his painting quality. The airbrush comes with a very instructive user manual. It describe the usual cleaning and maintenance operation as long as how to use the airbrush, but the real interesting thing is that it list the available accessories. We have :
Color reservoir Slot (ref. : 255 010)
Color reservoir Cup (ref. : 255 012)
Color reservoir Bowl (ref. : 255 014) – The one that came with my airbrush
0.2mm nozzle (ref. : 255 102)
0.4mm nozzle (ref. : 255 104)
0.2mm sprayhead (ref. : 255 052)
0.4mm sprayhead (ref. : 255 066)
Straightedge guide (ref. : 255 064) – This a guide that fits into the holes on the spray head to get straight lines.
Rotring also made a special airbrush cleaner fluid, but the reference is not on the manual.
If I can lay my hands on spare nozzle, I’ll post a review on the painting qualities of this airbrush.