Recently I was thinking. Is the airbrush easier then painting the model with a brush? Or is an brush easier? And what are the disadvantages of both tools?
Hope you guys can clearify in some way for me.
it depends on the subject you're working on, and your definition of "easier". Some parts of a model may lend themselves to brush painting, while others might look better with an airbrush. Any "mottled" or "feathered" camouflage will look better with an airbrush. Certainly it's easier to clean up a brush than an airbrush, but what's "easier" may not look the best either. Once you get into the routine of using an airbrush, it becomes easier to use one.
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