Hello all. First post here. I'm very interested in learning fish taxidermy as a hobby. I work with the local high school bass fishing club and run the jr. division which is for kids up to 8th grade. Before I work with any actual specimens I need to know if I can paint. Obviously, its a total deal breaker for me if I can't learn that aspect. To me, that's the talent that really separates the good from great mounts I see. If I can't learn to do it well AND have fun doing it, fish taxidermy won't be for me. I won't waste anyone's time on which airbrush to buy, I see there are tons of threads and answers on that. I have a few questions on paint though: 1: Water based seems to be the popular choice for a variety of reasons, mostly health based I'd guess. Is this the best choice for someone new like me? Is it best to pick one manufacturer of paint and by a starter kit? Which line do you recommend? 2: what is the best surface to practice on? I want to practice blending, thinning, layering, scale tipping, etc. 3: I can't seem to open any of the 52 week Q & A threads in the sticky. Is it something with my chromebook or are those links not active Thanks in advance!