A few years ago, I found a screaming deal on a gently used Iwata CM-B Custom Micron.
Did I need it? Not really. But I’d been hearing Custom Microns talked about in reverent tones and was curious if the hype was real.
Was it ever.
I’m something of an airbrush whore, so I’ve sprayed a lot of different brands and types. And quite frankly, none of them were really any better than my trusty Iwata HP-C Plus. Even the vaunted Harder & Steenbeck Infinity.
The Custom Micron changed that. The atomization, the trigger feel, the relatively broad engagement point that makes it more feasible to spray consistently small – all of them combine to deliver a spraying experience that no other airbrush can match.
It’s so good that I use it for 85-90% of all painting duties.
The thing is, though, Custom Microns are not cheap.
So when I caught wind of this Gunze PS-770, I was immediately intrigued. Many of Guzne’s airbrushes are certainly at the very least kissing cousins of various Iwatas. And the PS-770 appears for all the world like a Gunze take on the Custom Micron CM-C+, with the .18mm needle/nozzle combo from the CM-B.
But instead of $400-500, the PS-770 can be snagged for $200-250.
Is it a Custom Micron in Gunze clothing, or is it too good to be true?
Well – I had to find out, so I bought one and put it to the test.
Check out the video below to see how it went: