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Yevgeny

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Hello everybody.

Recently I started to put together my first model and hope by the end of the next week to have a go at painting it.
Apart form getting an airbrush kit (AS 186 kit from ebay £60) I also need to get a primer, paints, gloss/protective layer? airbrush cleaner and set of brashes + masking tape. Also washes?

The model I'm doing is Tamiya Panther A.

I would like to make a decent effort at it but also can see that the initial cost of paint, ect is growing fast [eek]
As I'm just starting I would like to keep it to a minimum. That would also keep my wife happy as we are saving for the holidays.

Can you recommend me a basic minimum set I can get away with?

I'm thinking of going for "just out of factory look" to keep the cost down.
Currently I think I need:

primer (correct colour to act as base?)
Main colour
two additional colours for cammo (or skip to reduce cost?)
gloss
washes
satin gloss to finish

I also need to paint tools, mg's and tracks...

My head is spinning [crazy]

Any help and tips would be very much appreciated.


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Toki

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You could try something like this (Add a primer personally I  prime everything in Vallejo grey primer  seems to work ok)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VAL71177-AV-Vallejo-Model-Air-Set-Panzer-Colors-x8-/151424930495?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item2341a112bf

A gloss varnish model air ones are pretty easy to use and do a good job

Washes the Flory models dark dirt wash is a good one (especially as it is very forgiving and easy to remove it if all goes wrong)

Hope this is of some use 

Stephen 


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Yevgeny

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Thank you Toki. I'm looking at the kits, but don't think I need all the colours they provide for armor...
Too many choices, arghhh!

Do I need to thin Vallejo paints?

More comments are welcome [smile]
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Toki

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It is probably a good idea to thin them (you can do this with just tap water) though you don,t need to
 I use Bobby's thinner mix and it works a treat 

best bet is probably get basic colours 
white, black (maybe a dark , light grey a couple of earth colourand a metal like steel)  and the specific camo colours you want  (start small and before long you will end up like many of us and own every paint you will ever need and still get more for every new kit [smile] [wink]

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Yevgeny

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Thank you Toki. Much appreciated [smile]
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When I started I just bought flat black and white and the colors called out for the model I was working on [in the instructions or by looking at someone elses build thread--copy copy copy]. then I did the  same thing for the next model, and the next. I just bought what I HAD to have. PLEDGE [KLEAR] for the overcoat and Matt Varnish for the finish. I did get the Vallejo Grey primer and the Vallejo Matt Varnish. I mixed up the Bobby home brew thinner and have used it on everything. you can make "washes' out of any color, just practice mixing the colors down very thin with water. I think Bob shows this in some videos?? Might be a good idea to pick up the cheapest small model you can find and use it as your paint crash dummy! Isopropyl alcohol will take acrylic colors off if you soak the part in it, then use a toothbrush and some soap/water. That way you can use your "Practice" kit over and over for other paint exploration. I leaned on Bobs video's step by step for my painting and bought what he used or the best substitute I could come up with. we ALL do what we have to do to practice our hobby--no shame here. we have all been in that head spinning, confused state--happened to me several times today as matter of fact.LOL. seriously, I got so confused over which what when where how why. it can make you nervous.I wrote it down over and over and kept rewinding bob's videos till I felt "OK". still almost want to close my eyes sometimes and hope it looks OK when I open them--sounds silly but it's true. I get the same way over decals--can't remember the proper sequence. I typed it on a piece of paper and enlarged the text very large--hung it over the bench. Always remember that most EVERYTHING in your life took a good long while to master--talking, walking, feeding and dressing yourself. driving, sports, everything. give yourself time in the learning curve. you're only real competition is YOU.
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Yevgeny

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Thank you TedUSA. The current model is the test one really. I have Meng's Bradley with full interior for when I feel ready and able, haha [crazy]
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Thank you TedUSA. The current model is the test one really. I have Meng's Bradley with full interior for when I feel ready and able, haha [crazy]


best wishes as you build experience and all the tools and paint and such that you need. A Bradley with a full interior? wow. that has to be nice. can't wait.

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