From time to time, one gets the opportunity to review a finely crafted and indispensable item such as an airbrush. Badger recently provided a copy of the “Renegade Krome,” along with an assortment of Badger acrylic paint to IPMS/USA, and it, indeed, is an excellent airbrush.
First, there is a treasure trove of information on the Badger website about the Krome, including an informative and excellent video. To view this video, please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JBaqBK1kU4&feature=youtu.be
I recommend that you check out this video before your initial use of the Krome, as it will answer many questions about the use of the rear adjustment knob which controls paint flow, plus breaking down the airbrush to clean it, and reassembly after cleaning. The video narration addresses the modifications made by Badger between the Krome and earlier versions of the Renegade. These modifications have resulted in smoother “action” on all moving and adjustable parts.
The documentation that comes with the airbrush highlights what are called the “Notable Renegade Airbrush Series Features.” Let’s take a look at these features and see if they, indeed, are accurate.
The Krome is an excellent tool designed and manufactured with precision. This level of precision results in a tool that gives the modeler a “technology edge” when applying paint to a model. The Krome is easy to handle either for a righty or lefty, easy to clean, and deadly accurate in its ability to put a small amount of paint into a very small area.
I heartily endorse this airbrush and give it a high recommendation. Thanks to Badger and IPMS for the opportunity to review the Krome.