I've been building models for 50 years. Started with cars and sci-fi in the 60's now its mostly 1/35 armor. I have used an airbrush
extensively when I had the space in my home basement. It's a great
tool that allows you to do advanced paint schemes. Now that we have downsized I don't have a room or space . So I use Tamyia spray can and bottled paint. At least on my models with all the weathering, its not an issue. I loved my airbrush and if you have the space go for it. I practiced on old models to get
the techniques right. IMHO it took me to the next level. I was never able to get a good result hand painting larger surface areas. That's why I use a spray can, even if I can't use my airbrush. Today with all the options out there you should give
it a try. Regards, Tony
How much space does an airbrush consume? Even a very small compressor can be tiny and easily stored in a drawer. Not sure I follow the space issue.