i am a new painter to use an airbrush with most of my work being oil and water color, the airbrush sounded like something new and exciting to learn. having been diagnosed with cancer I really buried my self in my art work to deal with the stress and anxiety. being creative keeps my mind from wondering off into a dark place. These colors are perfect right out of the bottle. they have a smooth finish and the consistency is perfect. plus having so many colors and additives was a nice bonus. I'm Hoping that my art business and painting will pick up this summer as I have been practicing the "TRUFLAME'' technique and it has been coming out pretty good with these paints and its pretty close to the "House of Kolor" paint. i recommend this kit to every beginner, its good paint that is cost effective while one figures out if airbrushing is there cup of tea.