I've been practicing about a month now and am getting better - that's compared to where I started. I got a HF compressor without a tank to start with. Just got myself a Sotar 20/20 to see if it helped with detail work and so far am impressed. Problem I saw really early is that this compressor, when running steady around 10 - 15 lbs pulses the air and affects the spray width. I was thinking I might need a tank and after searching through this forum I'm pretty convinced. That said, I didn't see any discussion about the Badger TC910 Aspire Pro Anybody have an opinion? I'm interested in suggestions on good be-tanked compressors. I'm mostly doing talentless pictures on paper media for now, and will later do lures and small pieces of cloth (quilting pieces). Like to keep the price in the $200's or so.