Hard to give you good advise on what you need to get started without knowing what you want to spend. Like most things the sky is the limit, that being said you can get a decent set up for around 150-200 for brush, compressor, paint etc. Or you can spend the same on just the brush. There are alot of ways to save money and still produce very fishable baits. I started with a master's airbrush that I bought in a set off Amazon with the compressor, brush, 12 paint colors and a few other little accessories for 179. Not the best stuff out there, but it gets the job done. If your wanting something a little better then take a look at the iwata neo at hobby lobby use the 40% off coupon and get it for less that 50 bucks. Paint is the same was wiked colors and createx is nice for 4-5 a bottle or you can get applebarrel, Americana, etc at Walmart or hobby lobby for 1-2 bucks a bkttle.