I'd like to relate how strongly I believe Don's Airbrush site has been such a helpful resource, for anyone wanting to learn, or increase their knowledge about airbrushes and using them.
Don ... My apologies ... I'm not sure where I got the idea that Badger had absorbed Paasche.
No problem, Paul.
I'd just like to add that the real payback I've gotten from the site is from the nice comments on forums like this and the great e-mails from people who have been helped by it. Those are worth more than money. And, in case anybody is wondering if I am going to cash in by selling my airbrushes, the answer is no. That's for my heirs to worry about.
I had been using AB's for about 45 years before I learned of Don's site, thanks to poster's from FSM. I felt comfortable with my use and care, the results were fairly satisfying. But after many long looks at his site, I found out how little I actually knew, and how much my use improved with what I gained from those visits.
My cleaning and overall maintenance practices were quite lacking, compared to the more thorough ways he teaches. Now a quality AB works perfectly well for me each and every time, that confident reliabilty is an important feature of AB ownership and care.
When starting a paint project, that is the wrong time to find your AB has a problem due to neglect or improper maintenance. That's no longer an issue for me, since practicing Don's methods.
His insightful reviews of AB's, made it easy for me to select and purchase the brand and types that serve me so well today. I consider Don's site to be an important source, for those hobbyists just getting started with airbrush painting, or for those that just want to improve their knowledge.
As he stated he gets nothing for his efforts, beyond the satisfaction of providing information and help for anyone that takes the time to visit.
Hearty thanks, Don.