I just wanted to say thanks again to everyone here. I have been trying to practice semi-regularly and while still a long ways from where I'd like to ultimately be, I am starting to feel a little more in control of the airbrush. I'm very happy with the hardware choices you all directed me to and finally built up the courage to try them for something other than practice over the last few days. I used the airbrushes on the model below to try and shade the cockpit to look somewhat naturally lit (rather than just painting it a solid color) and for some simple details like outlining the escape door. It's not exactly museum quality but this is the kind of thing I was hoping to be able to learn when I jumped in the airbrush swimming pool, so it's exciting be able to actually accomplish that goal just a little bit.