The H&S airbrushes all are nickel-plated, not chrome-plated, and as rick pointed out, isn't as durable. Especially if you use Fantastik, Windex, or any other ammonia-containing cleaners, either as a reducer or a cleaner. That said, the effevt is purely cosmetic, and doesn't alter the functionality of the airbrush at all. Just something to be aware of is all. I have the 2-in-1. I'll go so far as to say it's a pretty good airbrush, but not my favorite, and not without some faults. First, the bad- the materials used, especially for the needle and nozzles, are less than impressive. You WILL have to change the needles and nozzles fairly regularily. Something I very rarely have to do with other airbrushes. The needles are made of a very soft metal, and are VERY easy to bend, even with the 2-pronged needle guard on. As noted before, that nice, pretty finish (especially the gold on the trigger rocker) won't last long. On the upside, with all of the options available, it's a versatile airbrush. With the .2 or .15 tips on, it's capable of very fine detail. Not QUITE micron-detail, but about as close as I've seen. It's a well-thought-out design, and easy to disassemble and reassemble for thourough cleaning. Overall, it's a nice airbrush. I don't know if I'd buy another one, but I have no regrets in buying the one I have. If H&S would increase the material quality a bit, and specialize the Inifity a bit more towards fine detail, I think they'd have a pretty formidable airbrush on there hands. As it is, it's a good brush at a decent price, so long as you're not too attached to it's shiny looks.