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on August 9, 2011
I am only a beginner when it comes to airbrushing with copic markers. I bought the ABS1N off ebay in an auction for a much cheaper price, and it works great! I'm still working with the settings for the air pressure, so it may be a good idea to get the Aircan 180 as an extra once you get the hang of using the device more professionally. It takes a bit of getting used to, and it took me some time to figure out how to work it. Be very cautious when first operating this device, and read the instructions as closely as you can. The aircan gets super cold when you start using it, something I did not know but read in a pamphlet from Michael's Craft store. That sort of freaked me out at first. xD I plan to look up Copic airbrush tutorials online through Youtube and Google for a better idea on how to properly use it.
The ABS1N kit comes with everything you need. The air hose, the aircan, adaptor, airgun, and can holder. The difference between ABS1 and ABS1N is that 1N comes with the 180can, which gives you 45min of air time. But the regular ABS1 kit comes with the Aircan 80, with about a 15min spray time. I recommend ABS1N.
I would have went with the ABS2 set, with just the airbrush gun + an air can (D60) but read one of the reviews off Amazon and figured that the Air Adaptor + hose would probably help the airbrush function much better. For me, I don't have a problem with ABS1, I just need to develop good skills when using it.
ABS3 is the last kit, which comes with just the Airgun and the AirAdaptor. This does not include the actual AirCAN which supplies the air, nor does with come with the air hose or the necessities of an aircan holder (to keep the can from spilling/becoming damaged). You could also invest in an Air Compressor (replaces the AirCan) which costs around $200-$300.
Once again be very careful when handling this. If you drop the air gun or make a dent in one of the cans, you'll end up needing a replacement. So handle with care and be patient in reading the instructions. :)