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Mikey182

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Hi Guys

Completely new all to all this (by new I mean I haven't touched a model since I was c14) but I'm excited to throw myself into this niche area of what I'd call art again!

Partner bought me a Reveal 1/144 Concorde for Christmas but not sure if this is the best kit to start with (he'll, after reading on some other forums it's not a kit to contemplate at all apparently lol)... shame because she will always be the best looking airline imo!

I'm looking forward to learning as much as I can from you guys and if anyone wants to help me with a shopping list to get me going... I'm all ears! Hopefully I'll be building a 1/32 tomcat in no time lol!

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Hi mikey

Welcome to genesis

We're practically neighbors (high Wycombe)

I'm not sure about the concord but there are plenty of very good kits out there that go together pretty easily that will give you the confidence to move into more complex builds. Saying that though start wherever you like and post lots of pics and ask lots of questions, there is a wealth of knowledge on this forum and you will come on leaps and bounds.

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Thanks buddy!  Going to look through eModels and find something affordable that's a bit better quality than the Concorde then [smile] you think I should get an airbrush or stick to cans for now?
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I would suggest an airbrush, rattle cans are ok but the high pressure is hard to have control over if planning on doing anything other than primer or base coat.

I brush painted for a while before making the jump to airbrush and the quality of my work went up 10 fold

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I understand completely... I'm gonna start a new thread somewhere else on the forum to help get me on my way 😎
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Hey Mikey 

Welcome mate, good to have you onboard, like Gerry said plenty of cracking kit to be had out there, ive not build that much myself, but definitely learn a lot on here.

And a shopping list ? you mean tools ? 


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Welcome! Hope you enjoy the site as much as I have and more.
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Hey Mikey 

Welcome mate, good to have you onboard, like Gerry said plenty of cracking kit to be had out there, ive not build that much myself, but definitely learn a lot on here.

And a shopping list ? you mean tools ? 



Yeah I mean tools and a good few starter kits - there's just so much stuff out there it kinda feels like shopping for needles in a haystack atm!
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Well you are gonna need to start with some basic tools at least so

Sprue Cutters -
I use Tamiya side cutters but from what reviews i read and seen Xuron are by far the best you can get.

Hobby Knife -
Just any kind of craft knife, Swann and Morton are pretty cheap to replace blades, if you have kids, maybe get a hobby knife with a retractable blade

Sanding tools -
i use Flory Models Sanding Sticks... and a few other products but there are others, i think you can even raid the missus nail files, if it comes to it.

Paint brushes - i have various brands, but usually just use some cheap ones, im not the best at looking after them... i have some winsor and newton series 7 they are supposed to be the best but expensive.

Re-scribing tool - I use a Tamiya P cutter and a trumpeter one, again there is plenty out there to choose from.


If you are going to be using photo etch then it could be worthwhile getting some form of bending tool.

I first bought the tamiya bending pliers,  but thought they were rubbish to be honest, i ended up buying a proper photoetch bending tool, cant remember which brand ... but i heard Trumpeter / Master Tools do a good one 

I know what you mean though there is so many tools out there. i was the same when i first got into the hobby...

Bobby did a video i think its old but could be useful


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Mikey182

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Dude I can't thank you enough that's very kind of you to list those for me! Much appreciated! Glad you cleared up the bending pliers because I did think how the hell are they going to work compared to a bending tool haha!

Scribers... have you ever used the carbide pointed tip ones I've seen on Amazon etc... aka engineers scribe? They look like you'd have more control on curves etc but I don't know if they're good for modelling.

Also, where do I start with an airbrush... cheap Iwata lookalikes from eBay along with a cheap compressor or do I treat myself, get something decent from the offset and go from there? Any suggestions there would be ace because airbushs all look the same to me lol
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Ive not used that type of scriber before but no harm in trying it... tamiya p cutter can't really get into tight angles though but I think it's one worth having

Airbrush well personally I want straight in for a decent one, so can't compare, with the lookalikes ... I know few onhers use just cheaper ones and does work great for them though, so I'm not sure what to say

I use harder and Steenbeck evolution and a sparmax 620x compressor I think that it I'd need to double check

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Yeah I think I might just suck it up and get a decent airbrush and compressor that way I've got the perfect excuse to get stuck into the learning curve so I can get my monies worth lol eBay the best place to grab the airbrush and compressor?
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I can say this guy is spot on for his airbrush gear

http://www.air-craft.net

but plenty others just look around get the best deal you can

http://www.graphicair.co.uk/
http://www.everythingairbrush.com/



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you should get a kit and join in the group build... i attempted my first kit here in the group build a year or two ago.... never got finished mind you but was good to learn, they guys all help out and encourage you to keep going
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When I first stared back in scale modeling it was suggested to me to begin with a 1/48 WWII airplane. Good idea for me. Not too complex, not a huge investment, etc. Best wishes!
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