After reading a few posts, it seems an introduction is highly encouraged on this platform. So... here I am! My name is Jesse, and I live in Southeast Missouri. I've been in paint and body since 1995, and currently have a restoration shop and a mobile detailing business. Needless to say, I stay pretty busy! LOL I've taken an interest in Airbrushing many times over the years, but seem to have a hard time making it a continual habit. I'll practice a bit, then my interest seems to fade off for whatever reason. Mostly due to my not practicing enough to get the results I want. As I'm getting older, I see it as a skill I'd like to improve upon for the long haul and hope to make it a continual practice. I'm currently using Createx Airbrush Colors, mostly due to them being so readily available. I started off using the Wicked Colors line, but I've found nothing but frustration with the system. I may revisit it at a later date. But, for now, the regular ol' Createx seems to be a lot less frustrating for me. I am using an Iwata Eclipse HP-CS, and a Badger Patriot 105. I like them both, as each has certain things that it's better at than the other. I plan to buy the Paasche Talon kit soon. I'd like to have the 3 different nozzle/needle combos to play with. I've noticed folks saying that the Badger and Paasche are "junk" which I find humorous. I've found the Eclipse acts clunky more often than the Badger, the finish in the bowl has more or less washed off, and the OEM lid is hard as heck to get on and off. Now, the Eclipse is sporting a plastic Badger lid I ordered from Spray Gunner, which I like much better. It's a good airbrush, and I'm happy with it. But, by no means is it the holy grail in manufactured quality. At the end of the day, I assume ALL airbrushes are finicky and fiddly to a point, by nature of the design. My main interest is automotive/motorcycle style graphics, although I've been practicing on paper. I'm sure I'll have a bit of adjustment when I switch over to hard surfaces. But, for now, paper just seems like a better option for dots and dagger strokes. I saw it mentioned on a post here that using a piece of glass is a great way to practice on a hard Surface. Sounds like a good idea to me! So, I plan on picking up a picture frame later today for practicing. I guess that's it for now. Look forward to getting to know you fine folks better in the weeks to come!