When I first started building back in the 50's & 60's I probably used the kitchen table to build on or a TV tray, remember those? I've spray painted my cars outside, on the back porch, etc. I even remember putting newspapers on the bed and spraying over them. The bottom line is, do you want to build or not? If so, make do whatever means you can find. While I now have a hobby room/den, I still don't have a spray booth as I don't really have the room for one, and I still use "rattle cans" even though I have a compressor and two air-brushes that I haven't used in I don't know how many years. Yet I still build, belong to a few model clubs, and enjoy NNL's. I build for myself and enjoy the hobby very much.
Thanks for the info Lance. I really don't have room for 1/18th scale and I don't build big rigs anymore either because of not enough room. I was lookin' for a Big Drag kit, but changed my mind on that as it is also too big for the space I have.
A too busy retirement at times irks me like today I came home from therapy, then I called the hospital to book an MRI and also have to go in 1 hour early for an X-ray. Then I had to make a doctors appointment and also line a place to get a shingles shot tomorrow. Staying healthy can be tiresome at times. I shouldn't complain though, at least I'm not bored.
Since I'm a "rattlecan man" I use spray cans and spray 'til the car looks good. I have NO idea how much paint I use. I do however try to use as few coats as I can so not to bury any details in the body.
I stayed home this afternoon waiting to have my driveway seal coated, I finally called 'bout 4:30 and they said they decided not to do it today because it looked like rain. It is and was supposed to be cloudy all day today with no rain. So now, they'll be out tomorrow to do the job, I hope???