What brand air brush is that Canoehead? I use to have an air compressor, but I sold it, because I never used it. Now that I have been modeling I kind of need it... it is getting annoying using the airbrush propellant cans, they go very fast.I think it really depends on what you are using it for and the quality and the price tag your looking for. I got a double action airbrush and that gives me more control over the amount of paint I want to release as well there is a dial I can turn to adjust the amount of air I release. The only drawback to a double action airbrush is it's more matinace to clean it. It really does a superior paint job than my room mates basic Aztec airbrush.