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BARTSHARP Airbrush 180 Dual Action Gravity Feed

(5 customer reviews)


  • Dual Action Gravity Feed Airbrush
  • Fitted With 0.2mm Needle / Nozzle
  • Can Also Be Fitted With 0.3mm or 0.5mm Needle / Nozzle
  • Top Feed Paint Cup – 9cc
  • Micro Air Control Valve
  • Rear Handle Cut Out
  • Needle Adjust Screw
  • Full Range Of Spare In Stock
  • One Year Warranty
  • Free UK Shipping

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Why Should You Consider Buying From The BARTSHARP Airbrush® Range?

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BARTSHARP Airbrush® 180


The BARTSHARP Airbrush® 180 is a pen style dual action, gravity top feed airbrush.

Dual action: push down, on the trigger for air, and pull back, on the trigger, for paint.


The 180 airbrush is fitted with a 0.2mm needle and nozzle set and is the best choice for creating fine detail work. It is most commonly used by those wishing to create detailed artistic work, scale models, wargaming figures, diorama etc.


A 0.3mm needle and nozzle set can also be fitted for use when creating less detailed work, alternatively a 0.5mm needle and nozzle set can be used for the laying down of washes and top/base coats.


A needle adjust screw is fitted to the rear handle which allows the user to set how far the airbrush needle is able to move back. This feature allows lines of the same thickness to be created repeatedly (as long as the airbrush tip remains at the same distance from the project surface) and is invaluable for creating shadow lines in scale model builds.


Another fantastic feature is the micro air control valve situated under the front of the airbrush which gives fingertip control over the volume of air passing to the airbrush needle and nozzle. This allows for the creation of paint effects such as stippling and weathering.


BARTSHARP Airbrush®, unlike many other airbrush sellers, stocks a huge range of spares and accessories.


The BARTSHARP Airbrush® has a 1/8BSP male air inlet.

1/8 is approximately 9.35mm diameter and BSP stands for British Standard Pipe (type and pitch of thread). BSP is the most common thread type used in airbrushing.


The paint cup has a 9cc paint capacity; it also has a push fit lid.

180 Airbrush - Suitability & Paint


Are you looking to get started in airbrushing but just don't know where to begin?

We are here to help you with free advice to help you understand the basics, which can be quite overwhelming!

Please take a little time to read through our user guides as these will help you understand how to use an airbrush, how they work and the common words and phrases used to describe them.

Airbrushes And Associated Terminology Explained

A Guide To Airbrushes And Their Particular Applications

Airbrush Paint Guide


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BARTSHARP Airbrush® stocks a fantastic range of compressors which are also available as kits which offer great savings.

Please click on the link below (for the main airbrush compressor page) or on one of the images to be taken to that individual model.

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Additional information

Weight.500 kg
Dimensions25 × 14 × 8 cm

5 reviews for BARTSHARP Airbrush 180 Dual Action Gravity Feed

  1. Craig Williams

    I’ve used many different brands of airbrushes, and currently own a Harder & Steenbeck Evolution amongst others. I’ve looked at the Bartsharp 180 for some time, and decided to purchase it when my Ultimate Apex gave up the ghost.
    I must admit that I wasn’t expecting the Bartsharp 180 to be as good as the Apex, and was even more shocked that it actually out performs the Evolution when it came to detail work, pre-shading, etc!
    I’m a bit annoyed that I didn’t buy this airbrush before shelling out 3x more on the Evolution, but it serves me right for being a ‘kit snob’!
    The only thing that lets the 180 down is the standard Chinese airbrush case which just looks a bit bulky, cheap and nasty… but that’s just me being picky as it’s the content that matters, and the 180 sure delivers in bucket loads.

  2. David Branski – SCALE HANGAR 182 YouTube Channel

    Scale Hangar 182 YouTube Channel – over 52,000 subscribers

    Video review of BARTSHARP Airbrushes 133, 180 & 183 – Exceptional performance and value for money!

    Best budget Airbrush and compressor for scale modelling – My setup


  3. Jon Baker (verified owner)

    This is a great airbrush for the price point. Build quality and performance is easily on par with branded contemporaries from the mainstream brands.

    Capable of fine lines to wide coverage – even with the 0.2mm needle/nozzle combo – and with a range of features to help tweak the air and paint flow.

    All in all I’m very impressed.

  4. steve

    Great little workhorse got the 0.2 needle and does the job. I found it easy to use even with my nackerd hands I could use the trigger on top. I did add a air filter or whatever there called to the airbrush to use like a pistol grip to help. But a great airbrush if you’re starting out or more experienced value for money 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  5. mike.sheldrick

    Great budget airbrush I bought the 180 full kit great value for money used it a few times and never had any issues with it

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