Extreme Patriot 105: the resources guide
Everything you wanted to know about the Badger Extreme Patriot 105
In this article we summarize all the great plus offered by the Patriot, giving you suggestions to properly use and mantain it.
If you are looking for an airbrush with all the features that you can find only in the top range prices, but at a much more affordable price, with at the back all the experience of 3 generations of skilled craftsmen, here you are: the Badger Extreme Patriot 105 is the perfect, logic choice.
Indeed, The Xtreme Patriot 105 is the ultimate airbrush, offering complete control on the airflow and on the trigger action.
2 features that make the difference
Control is everything, when talking about airbrushing, and the Xtreme Patriot 105 offers you the ultimate control thanks to two distinctive features that formerly could be found only in every expensive airbrushes.
Precision Air Control (PAC):
set the airflow you want with a breeze
New Precision Air Control (PAC) dial allows the artists to reduce and increase the air flow to the airbrush nozzle causing a moderation in the airbrush’s atomization to produce tight crisp spray patterns or, often desired, “erratic” spatter and scatter dot patterns.
Taller trigger for better control
New High Roller Trigger design that is .25” taller than other airbrush triggers. This design allows much less effort in the movement of the trigger, and much greater response as the artist “rolls” the trigger rather than pulling it.
Raising the bar of airbrushes performances
Badger has not re-invented the airbrush, but suffice it to say they are most certainly raising the bar of airbrushese function, performance, and versatility. The new Extreme represents a level of airbrush excellence never before reached in this segment of the market.
Ken "Badger" Schlotfeldt, President of Badger Airbrush, presenting the Extreme Patriot 105 at 2016 National Retail Hobby Stores Association annual Convention and Tabletop Expo
A needle engineered for true multipurpose uses
Perhaps the most exciting thing about this new airbrush may be the design and performance versatility of its needle/nozzle.
In fact, The Xtreme Patriot has a stainless steel needle with an elongated linear air flow design, which enables microscopic atomization (micro-dots). But it also has a reasonably robust .3 nozzle tip that enables incredibly smooth spraying of even the most difficult of media color, WHITE! Whether acrylic, enamel, lacquer, urethane – it doesn’t matter – this airbrush sprays white better, smoother, and easier than any other airbrush! And any airbrush artist can tell you there is nothing more difficult to spray with an airbrush than white – especially in detail applications. The finer elongated linear air flow angle of the Xtreme’s needle in concert with the Xtreme’s .3 aperture nozzle facilitate what maybe the most versatile spray pattern range of any airbrush on the market. The produced micro-dots, resulting from the elongated linear airflow angle, coupled with the “robust” media friendly .3 nozzle aperture allow the Xtreme Patriot 105 to produce legitimate hair line patterns to dense 2½” wide spray patterns. This means artists, whether needing micro-detail or general coverage, may now be able to do both proficiently with just one airbrush. The Xtreme Patriot 105 is more than likely to meet their need as well as, if not better than, switching between a micro-detail and general purpose airbrush. Almost any capable artists will tell you that would be amazing, and enormously time saving.
Torpedo Tip nozzle design:
cleaning the tip of the needle in one second
Depending on environment conditions (like temperature, humidity, air pressure, etc) all the paints tends to slowly accumulate on the tip of the needle. This is especially true if you use acrylics paints, as many modelers do.
When this happen, the airbrush tends to be harder to control,, and working on small details with low air pressure can be hard.
The only way to fix the problem is to clean the tip of the needle, with the tip of two fingertips.
Ant this has never been so easy like with the Extreme Patriot 105, because it has the quick-pick Torpedo Tip nozzle design, making it simpler than ever for artists to access the needle/paint tip point to remove tip dry – if it ever even occurs, and that’s a big if!
Dark Ice design: the signature of excellence
New Accuracote finish technology gives the airbrush a slique gun metal look. We call it Dark Ice. But more importantly its Teflon-like characteristics make it much easier to clean – especially down in the airbrush’s color cup.
Enjoy its charming design while holding it in your hand, feeling it perfectly balanced and responsibe. In fact, the Patriot has been designed thinking to the comfort of the final users, with the help of artists and amateurs that gave their precious feedback.
Is Badger, it lasts
because you easy find the spare parts
Did you buy an exotic, cheap airbrush and now you are in troubles with the spare parts?
This will never happen with a Badger!
And Amati, as Badger's distributors has all the spare parts you need to keep your Patriot always in perfect shape!
A video tutorial showing the maintenance and cleaning of Extreme Patriot 105
All the data of superior performances
An in-box video review of the Extreme Patriot made by Squadron TV
- Dual-action, internal mix, gravity-feed airbrush.
- Single needle/nozzle for spraying all mediums, including inks, dyes, watercolors, properly reduced acrylics, lacquers, enamels and airbrush-ready colors.
- Single needle/nozzle sprays pencil-thin lines to 3” (76 mm) spray pattern.
- Excellent for multiple applications, from novice to advanced airbrush users.
- Patented handle design produces the fastest needle release on the market.
- Operates at 30 PSI, as well as lower-pressure 10-15 PSI settings.
- Finger-tight assembly tolerances.
- Minimal spare parts, including a 1/8” (3.2 mm) hose adapter, a 1/3 oz color cup with a spill-proof cap and a black storage case.
- Easy cleaning and maintenance.
- Lifetime warranty on labor and PTFE seals.
Hose adapter for compatibility with a standard 1/8" threaded hose, (such as Iwata, Grex and Harder & Steinbeck hoses) not necessary if you're using a Badger hose.