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Shermdog

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Back into modeling after almost 40 years!!! My son wanted to build a model airplane (A10 Warthog) and got me started again. Hoping to pick up some tips and tricks from y'all or perhaps share some of mine!!! Got hold of a 1:48 B-1B from Revell of Germany!!! Worked on these when I was in the USAF. Working on a Tamiya 1:48 Spitfire at the moment. Need to re-develop my skills!!!
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WELCOME! Lots of "comebackers" here. Takes a bit to gather tools and practice techniques. So many changes it's insane. I definitely recommend buying a cheap kit and dedicate to trial and error, repetitive practice w/o ruining a more expensive kit you want to really build as a keeper. Best wishes!
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Indeed! Grab a few Revell kits and have at 'em! Those old Monogram (now Revell) kits will help you get back into the fun again. [smile]

Welcome!!! Please make yourself at home! [biggrin]
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Welcome cowboy! [thumb]

From the 70s modeling has come to another level, hope you get used to it [biggrin]

Big model you chosen for the comeback, just build a smaller, easier kit first man. To test the new techniques, tools and materials and then build the beast!



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Shermdog

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I know what you mean, prototype-23!!! Been watching a lot of Youtube and am trying to get the airbrush technique down. Not looking as good as I hoped. But getting there. I'm not even going to attempt the bomber until I build a few "simple" kits. The step by step builds on the website are a big help too!!!
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prototype-23

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So, nice then, airbrushing is quite easy. You just need a good airbrush. I started with gravity dual action , 0.3 needle  http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/iwata-airbrushes/revolution/br/ and later i took this one too http://www.iwata-medea.com/products/iwata-airbrushes/revolution/cr/. I realized that most varnishes and primers require a 0.5 needle.

Any similar brand - airbrush can do the job, just remember to thin enough your paint.

Genessis-models has done a great job on videos, tutorials, etc!

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Gadjung

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Hello to the Texas! How is you battleship going?
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Shermdog

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Not sure about the battleship, but my Spitfire is coming along!!!
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Gadjung

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About Battleship, I mean Texas. There are rumors, it has flooding and needs repairs. Sad if he doesn't have a good maintenance. Do you post your Spit here? [smile] 
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Shermdog

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Ahhh...I see!!! Yes, some of the compartments have flooded but all bilge pumps are operating and most of the ship is dry!!! ALL AHEAD FULL!!!
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Shermdog

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Here's what I have on the Spitfire...so far.





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TedUSA

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Oops, looks like you have the photo bucket curse. No images visible, just the photo bucket symbol wanting their money' I thought you were using Flicker?
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http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


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Shermdog

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Yeah, that was an old post from a couple of days ago. Was trying to use photobucket until I found out that they were a bunch of crooks!!!
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Gadjung

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I'm using imgur. 
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prototype-23

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Originally Posted by Gadjung
I'm using imgur. 


Don't, they will block your bandwidth in a level where no img will open [biggrin] I've been using this...

LOL while i was writing this post my img hosting expired too: http://share.pho.to/

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