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BARTSHARP Airbrush 181 Dual Action Gravity Side Feed

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  • Dual Action Gravity Feed Airbrush
  • Fitted With 0.2mm Needle / Nozzle
  • Can Also Be Fitted With 0.3mm or 0.5mm Needle / Nozzle
  • Side Feed Paint Cup – 9cc – Fit to Left or Right Airbrush Body Side
  • 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?

Having spent many years selling airbrushes we know what our customers really want when they buy an airbrush.....

Quality, Reliability & Value For Money.


We also know that you need readily available spares and accessories which ensures that your airbrush will last for many years and not simply be a throw away item when you can't get replacement parts!

We have taken all that we have learned from our customers over the years and teamed up with a top manufacturer,

highly endorsed by Airbrush Techniques Magazine and world famous airbrush artist ,Chuck Bauman, to create our own brand and extensive range of airbrushes.


You may have noticed that our airbrushes cost a few pounds more than similar airbrushes offered on other websites.
We know that you would expect to pay just a few pounds more to be assured that your airbrush has been sourced from a top manufacturer
and is produced to a higher standard than similarly priced airbrushes.

Our customer service and support is also second to none.


You have undoubtedly spent a great deal of time trawling through all of the other websites and are left wondering which airbrush to choose.
You could spend many more hours looking or simply choose our brand with the knowledge that we have the best airbrushes available in their price range and a customer service that everyone trusts and values.

We are proud to say that our range of some 19 different models of airbrush exceed the levels of quality and performance set by VEDA as we have insisted on higher tolerances.

You will not find a better performing airbrush within its price range.


Once you have purchased your airbrush we will continue to support you by sending you, on request, video links showing you how to overcome issues common to those new to airbrushing.
These include how to set your air pressure, paint ratio mixes, servicing your airbrush etc.


BARTSHARP Airbrush® has a huge stock of all the spare parts you could ever need including;
needles and nozzles through to replacement teflon packing bushes and replacement o ring sets.


Our range of airbrush includes: dual action gravity feed, dual action side gravity feed, dual action siphon feed, airbrush gun, airbrush pistole, airbrush kit (airbrush kit for models, airbrush kit hobby craft), cake airbrush kit and more.


We offer the best range of products for airbrush equipment and airbrush online to ensure that you get the right products, first time.


As you would expect, we also have a huge stock of spares so that you can be assured that your BARTSHARP Airbrush will provide you with years of service and creativity.


Beware other sellers who offer similarly priced airbrushes but offer little to no spares as this makes your purchase as good as a throw away item.


Please Contact Us for free advice regarding any of our products or about what items might right for you if you are just starting out in airbrushing.

We have many advice videos which we will be happy to send you to help you overcome many of the issues faced by those new to airbrushing.


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BARTSHARP Airbrush® 181


The BARTSHARP Airbrush® 181 is a pen style dual action, gravity side feed airbrush.

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


The 181 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.


The paint cup is push fitted into the airbrush body and can be fitted to either the left or right hand side. It has a 13cc paint capacity with a push fit lid.


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 BARTSHARP Airbrush 181 is an excellent choice for the following applications:

Illustrative / Fine Art

Miniature Models / Wargaming

Cake Decoration

Custom Automotive Motorcycle Graphics / Helmet / Tank Artwork

T-Shirt / Textiles / Nails & Cosmetics / Make-up Application

RC Planes / Cars /Helicopters

Painting of Fishing Lures


Cake Colourings, Watercolours, Acrylics, Inks & Dyes

*Automotive Urethanes, Lacquers, Enamels & Edible Food Dyes

(*Automotive Thinners and other similar paints may affect the small o rings - replacement o rings are readily available in our store. Other sellers may not highlight this point.

The only way to avoid this situation is to purchase an airbrush designed for use with custom automotive paints, however, these generally cost in excess of £180. Replacement o ring sets cost £3.99 including UK postage)

Your BARTSHARP Airbrush 180 is protected by our 30 day no quibble return policy and a 1 Year Warranty*

*This does not include the needle, and nozzles as these are expected to wear during use.

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


Are You Looking For An Airbrush Compressor Or Complete Airbrush Compressor Kit?


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.

Airbrush Compressors & Airbrush Compressor Kits


Additional information

Weight.500 kg
Dimensions25 × 14 × 8 cm

1 review for BARTSHARP Airbrush 181 Dual Action Gravity Side Feed

  1. eb009b6137 (verified owner)

    Nothing to fault it. Good quality well made airbrush that does what you expect it to do. You will find cheaper airbrushes on Ebay and Amazon. What you won’t get is the quality or value for money plus it is easy to clean.

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