is the easiest method and accurate tool to be able to
duplicate your engine setup. When you make a change,
you will know that it will be the numbers that you want.
There is no need for charts to read your engine settings. Click the link at the left below for detailed instructions on engine setup.
is the latest model of the Iwata miniature spray gun line. Model
number LPH-50. It is an exceptional tool for painting our smaller
items. It does not require a large compressor, as it only uses 1.8
cubic feet per minute to spray. Being an LPHV spray gun, it produces
very little over spray. The paint that you spray goes on the surface
that you are painting, not in the air.
miniature spray gun has almost a 4" spray fan. For the kind of painting
that we do on our models, that is more than enough. It also has two air
adjustments on the gun. One at the base of the body is to adjust total
pressure and the other adjusts the fan size. The fan adjustment is a great
feature. With this, you can go from a full fan to a round spray. The round
spray is the same spray as you get with an airbrush. There is also a trigger
limit that controls the amount of paint and air that passes through the
spray head. With all the controls that this gun has, you can do many things
You can put on a base coat, then cut the size of the fan down to paint
stripes. If you want to do some fading, just turn the fan off and turn
the paint flow down. No need to get out the airbrush. You already have
it in one miniature spray gun, the Iwata LPH-50. This is a miniature gun
that could have been designed for us as modelers. It fills the bill.
This spray gun is also gravity fed. As occasional users, this has some
special benefits for us. For the small projects, we can mix ½ ounce of
paint and the gravity cup will use it all. It makes it perfect for using
small batches of paint for the small jobs. The can holds 4 ounces and
can be filled for the larger projects.
Cleaning. I do not disassemble my guns to clean them. I pour lacquer thinner
in the cup to first clean the cup and the outside of the body. Then I
flush and back flush the nozzle and chamber with fresh lacquer thinner.
Putting your finger over the spray nozzle, while you are spraying the
lacquer thinner does back flushing. I repeat the process until the lacquer
thinner no longer picks up any of the color just painted. That is it…
Then, I pour a couple of ounces of thinner into the cup and hang it up.
It is ready for the next painting project. This may not be the recommended
way of treating your spray gun, but it works. I have been using my other
Iwata spray guns for about 5 years, and have had no problems with this
system. They all work like they did the day that I bought them.
The retail price of the Iwata LPH-50 is: $495.00. Our price on this fine miniature spray gun is $255.00!
Iwata W101 Spray Gun
W101 is a detail gun. It is a small high quality spray gun, but is larger
than the LPH-50. I personally have both and use them for the different
purposes. The LPH-50 is fantastic for trim and smaller items, but it will
also paint larger items with more time and paint. The W101 is great for
larger pieces or planes, but can be turned down so that it will do a good
job on smaller parts and trim colors. As a base coat gun or a clear coat
gun, it cannot be beat. The W101 has a larger fan and will lay the paint
on quickly and more evenly with less paint.
ideal is to have both guns. But if you only have one, choose the one that
will meet most of your needs. Either will do both jobs, but each will
do better on the projects that they are sized for.