Hello! I've been gathering advice from this forum for a good while and thought it might only be polite to say hello. A little while ago I got a rather nasty cheapo airbrush from screwfix (like this ) to 'have a go'. I was quite impressed that it did anything at all Given it costs 25 quid or so it's not so bad. What I then did was buy a gravity-feed Royalmax from ebay. A less good idea - it didn't work well, leaked and required a lot of fiddling to get it to do anything. It showed just enough of a glimmer of possibility to convince me that gravity-feed might be the way to go, but in every other way was a disaster. I then had a stroke of luck and stumbled across an aincient Iwata HP-C on ebay for not much money. Suffice to say it was a bit crusty and looked like it hadn't been used for decades. Some careful cleaning and lubrication later, plus butchering a hose to fit onto its hose-barb, it worked! Suffice to say that even a dog-old Iwata is better than a Royalmax... it has good atomisation! it has a round pattern! and it doesn't leak!!! Anyway, I now have an airbrush that works like an airbrush is supposed to, sadly my skills are still non-existant, but that will come if I manage to stick with it (at least a bit!).