Hello everyone. Mr.Micron suggested I introduce myself, so here goes. In the 70s and 80s I did Fine Art at Bournville College of Art, Trent Polytechnic and later did an MA in the Royal College of Art's Cultural History Department. I did the odd drawing ever since, but little more. Last year I bought one of those cheapo compressor and airbrush kits with the thought that I could use it for micro-retouching on cars. Then I thought I could/should find out what the airbrush was really capable of, so I picked up a few books for inspiration, and acquired a few "real" airbrushes, and so it begins! Nothing, absolutely nothing, is as simple as it might first appear! Of "real" airbrushes I have an Iwata Eclipse HP - SBS, an Iwata Revolution BCR and an Aerograph Super 63. I've also got a couple of Aerograph Model As, which are in need of urgent repair! All of these wee bought second hand. Of them, the Revolution tends to be used for fairly large areas, the Eclipse and Aerograph for smaller scale stuff. While the Aerograph is capable of fine work, it's much more cantankerous than the others. I generally work on stretched paper - watercolour paper for "fine" stuff, lining paper (I'm not sure if you have it outside the UK, but it's a paper used by decorators underneath wallpaper, traditionally hung horizontally, to smooth rough surfaces) for rough or freehand work: lining paper is very "hairy" and does not suffer hard masking, but it is absurdly cheap! I use tube acrylics, often the cheapest I can find! Pics of paintings when I have something worthy!