Just went over my wimpy little checkbook and I have just enough to buy the CM-C+, 2 hoses and 2 extra needles. Just like to thank this great forum for all the fantastic advice. Before I became a member here I was doing some research on the micron and came across a thread which I believe seamonkey had started about his micron. Was a great read and I happen to notice one of the members sounded like a good friend of mine from a previous forum and wouldn't ya know it, it was Mr Micron ! So the way I look at it is this place was meant for me to find and join and finally get my hands on the holy grail of airbrushes ! I'll be placing my order shortly so hopefully by the end of next week it comes. Also want to thank Jeff for his little review of his newly purchased micron, can't wait to try it.