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Mikey182

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Hi guys

Im just getting back into this with the last time I touched a model being fourteen years ago! Back then I used to build cars but I'm excited to diverse my way into aircraft as well (love modern fighters and airlines with a huge soft spot still for Ferrari's).

The most advanced I got to back then was using a Tamiya scriber - never got round to photoetching and I've never used an airbrush, just cans! (Parents back then were not too keen on my love for this form of art I'm afraid lol).

Anyway, I'm now a tad older with my own wallet and a girlfriend who bought me a Revell 1/144 Concorde for Christmas. This brought my love for modelling raging back. However, those of you who have had this kit may agree that it's not the best to start out with - hell, by the looks of it an advanced modeller will get cheesed off with it!

I've been sneaking in a YouTube video here and there to bring me up to speed but I need your help guys with the following:

A shopping list - airbrush included and a decent kit to start with - I'm happy to go 1/48 on jets but 1/32 is a no no as this may result in me looking for a new home... single.

I promise to build the kit WIP as I'd love nothing more than to share with you guys how I'm progressing and satisfying the unsatisfied kid in me after all these years!

Thanks in advance guys! Peace ✌️
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A few of us build the eduard mig-21 in the last group build and the kit is stunning, goes together very easily with minimal effort and looks the part, also there are so many colour schemes for it from a simple all over grey to natural metal finish to 4 or even 5 colour camo. If you get an eduard profipack it also comes with photo etch to detail the interior too. I would say for around the £25 mark you can go wrong and can pick them up from eBay pretty cheap. Also they are a great plane for trying out weathering as they got pretty damn dirty [smile]
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When I started back into scale models after a 40+ year layoff, I had a LOT of catching up to do. It was recommended to me to start with a 1/48 WWII plane. However, sounds like you enjoy cars also. Just grab a kit and go for it. Remember that there is a learning curb and we all have to navigate it. I have a Veda AB that works pretty good and they are not very expensive. A compressor is another thing to consider. Here is what I have and its never let me down:

Near the bottom of the forum are sections on many aspects of modeling. There is a category for AB and compressors! Here is the link:

http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/aircompressors-6035768?&trail=15

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A few of us build the eduard mig-21 in the last group build and the kit is stunning, goes together very easily with minimal effort and looks the part, also there are so many colour schemes for it from a simple all over grey to natural metal finish to 4 or even 5 colour camo. If you get an eduard profipack it also comes with photo etch to detail the interior too. I would say for around the £25 mark you can go wrong and can pick them up from eBay pretty cheap. Also they are a great plane for trying out weathering as they got pretty damn dirty [smile]


Just checked this kit out - boy does this look like a cracking kit!

Weathering is all new to me so that's definitely one of the priorities I've got on my learning agenda... just to clarify though - the photoetch for the cockpit would make everything flat (no raised buttons etc right?) - in your opinion does this look better than moulded cockpit detail?
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Photo etch is normally raised and pre printed, take the main instrument panel nornmally comes in two parts, the dials on flat etch and dial surrounds on a saperate bit of etch you glue on top giving g a really authentic looking IP
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I think, you should start from model what you actually love or a huge fan of. If you have some connection to the model, then you would trying harder to do it right and have more dedication to it. 
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Totally agree with Gadjung ... i should do so myself too ... wheres my zero ?
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Mikey182

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Photo etch is normally raised and pre printed, take the main instrument panel nornmally comes in two parts, the dials on flat etch and dial surrounds on a saperate bit of etch you glue on top giving g a really authentic looking IP


Thanks due that's really cleared it up for me! Going to order one on eBay on payday! Will post on here to prove it lol
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Your gonna as order a mig-21? ... check out creative models on Thursdays sometimes you can get decent deals... usually always a eduard mig in there
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You won't regret it. Such a pleasure to build I have another mig-21 in the stash ready to build eventually.

Detail is stunning, fit is superb, decals are great and the extras from the etch and canopy masks make it well worth the cash, not to mention it's a stunning airframe that has stood the test of time and is still flying today

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Plus thee is a load of reference out there for it too
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Your gonna as order a mig-21? ... check out creative models on Thursdays sometimes you can get decent deals... usually always a eduard mig in there


Thanks for the tip bro; gonna check this site out - doesn't seem that far from me either!
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You won't regret it. Such a pleasure to build I have another mig-21 in the stash ready to build eventually. Detail is stunning, fit is superb, decals are great and the extras from the etch and canopy masks make it well worth the cash, not to mention it's a stunning airframe that has stood the test of time and is still flying today


After I'm through with it, it'll look like a toddler threw it together!  I really don't know what to do with the Concorde kit my partner got me - it looks terrible lol!
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Just build it ive got at least 2 kits ive started here that i use to practice paint and weathering on
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