Hi, I have rescently got into alot of the kitbashing and painting (in so far as interest) and messed around with assemblies for a bit. THe thing is as far as money goes, I would be more willing spend a greater ammount on equipment than multiple figures. I have already decided to pick up some old toys from garage sales to mess around withbut my goal is some movie accurate paint applications for prime and megatron, maybe give prime a metallic blue finish instead. I have been looking around for some compressors and guns and I have already done some painting on planes with my father (full scale models) so I do have some background. THere qare a few questions I have though. 1) Considering cost versus quality, on a small scale with a professional look does anyone have any suggestions on which compressor to get and what equipment? I want my figures to look as close to factory as possble, so that means solid thing layers of paint if possible. 2) Does anyone know some good resources for this style of painting? This site is amazing, but considering the knowledge I do have of paint apps already, I wouldn't want to dabble too much in an altogether different media, and considering the movie editions small parts the sanding could be overly grusome with regular paint aps through a spray can. I want to get Megs as show accurate as possible to the film but add some artistic touches I would love t share. I have a specific vision in mind for him and read threads for kylash and shin (is it shin?) as well as a very impressive model done by RK studios I do believe. IN addition I really liked the Nemesis primes done by RK and someone who posted in the Customs/Kits threads. I have always loved making things how I wanted them to be and it is such a blessing to come into this forum to see such an astounding amount of artistic detail in so many pieces. Now I have read the main article posted here but it didnt specify airbrushing so I figured this thread may be useful for those looking for an alternate, albeit more expensive route to customs.