So I've been wanting to get an airbrush for a while but I didn't want to fully invest the 200+ in getting a "nice" airbrush from iwata or some other place. I was at Harbor Freight and they had this one" http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=47791 Basically an uber cheap air brush, I think I paid even less for it, like 6 bucks. One of the big drawbacks to an airbrush is that you need an air source. You can get the propellant cans, which I tried, but it lost pressure too quick. Its not that it ran out but PV = nRT, pressure drops, so does the temp, so it gets too cold to maintain a proper pressure. So I barely got to use the thing. My dad happened to have an extra air compressor laying around that is used for small jobs like nailing, bike tires, small air tools, etc... Its not an "air brush compressor" but it did the job fine. I have to say that I can't believe what I had been missing. Even a cheap airbrush on a bigger than needed air compressor did an awesome job. I had been hand painting a figure and what I did in four hours I got done in 20 minutes. It was well worth the investment. I look forward to getting a gravity feed iwata to do some cool detail work, but for a quick base coat of what I needed, this worked great. If you have a compressor, you should give it a try. Also, while I was there, they had an airbursh/compressor combo that was on sale for $60 or 70. I can't comment on the air compressors Harbor Freight sells. The stuff they sell there isn't known for precision.