I am living in st. Louis now. Lived in northern Illinois and colorado. Just started messing with models this year and love it. Has become an expensive hobby. Started with cars but working on a m1a1 abrams tank right now. I use a Badger patriot 105 airbrush that I am still learning on. Have had trouble with thinning my paint. Was using the cheap acrylics from Walmart and hobby lobby ,but just started buying tamiya and model air paints. Once I get better i am thinking of buying badgers sotor for fine lines. What type of ink do u all use in ur airbrush??