First of all, I'm simply going to give the fishheads on here cardiac arrests by what I'm about to type. Still, here's MY OPINION on all this fancy schmancy airbrush crap. In the past few weeks, several of you have contacted me and asked me what I'd suggest and I've told you just what I'm about to type here. In my 57+ years of doing this, I've seen airbrushes go from the simpl blowpipe styles up to these double action, gnats' ass painting wonders being hawked by some of these guys. I owned a total of 7 Badger brushes and after having 5 of them sent back awaiting replacement of that "internal o-ring" I put the whole bunch in a yard sale for $5 each. I ended up taking $4 each. That was about 30 years ago. Then I bought a Paasche H series brush. I understand I ain't Frank Kotula or Rick Krane, but I painted everything from punkin seed sunfish up to 14 foot blue marlin with that Paashe. I painted animals from a house mouse up to a hippo and a rhinocerous without ever having an issue with it. I had two of them but never broke the seal on the second box. About 10 years back, I got "convinced" that it was time to step up and join the "big time" with a double action brush. I won a Polytranspar award for a bass at our state show and used it for a big chunk of buying an Iwata. Old dogs can learn new tricks, but it sometimes takes a bit longer. It took me about a year to get used to walking and chewing gum at the same time. It had a lot of qualities I liked, so I bought a second one. A couple years later, a friend convinced me to give the Badger another try. I bought a Badger Spirit. It was a good brush but seemed to be a bit more finnicky that my Iwatas so it got relegated to just hanging on the paint station. As the Iwata's aged, they too became finnicky. The lacquer paint builds up on the pin, the air valve sometimes sticks and sometimes finding the release point on the trigger fluctuates. So here's my advice to you beginners. If you want a dependable, quality airbrush that will work all the time, any time, is extremely easy to clean and maintain, and that has READILY AVAILABLE REPLACEMENT PARTS, you'd be wise to buy the "cheap" old Paasche H series brush. It doesn't have all those fancy bells and whistles the fishheads like, but if you're painting the fading lateral spot lines on a largemouth, trust me, that Paasche will be your friend. Each dot will be the same size as the preceeding one and you won't have to worry about a needle valve gumming up or a trigger depressing differently. I think Jean Lavalee still uses the Paasche as well. Maybe it's just us old farts, but when you find something that works FOR YOU, stick with it.