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>o< Edition

Previous thread: >>10905795

This thread is for the discussion of scale plastic (and resin, PE, wood, etc) models kit
-Post photos of your builds in progress and your finished builds
-Have your builds critiqued or critique others
-Discuss tips and techniques
-Ask for advice or give advice to others

Always remember:
>No manufacturer is purely perfect or awful (except for IBG). ALWAYS research your kits before buying.

Some helpful guides to get started:
https://www.scalemates.com/
http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20%28Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step%29.pdf
http://www.scalemodelguide.com/
http://www.modelersite.com/en/area/98/scale-models-techniques
http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/model-tutorials-and-in-progs
http://ipmsstockholm.org/
https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/
http://www.primeportal.net/home.htm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/156268995@N04/albums

Plus there are tons of people on YouTube with pretty good videos on techniques etc.

Some sites to purchase models, extras, and supplies:
>ebay
https://www.dersockelshop.de/ (GER)
https://www.scalehobbyist.com/index.php (US)
https://www.alfahobby.se/ (SWE)
http://spruebrothers.com/ (US)
https://freetimehobbies.com/ (US)
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/ (HK)
http://www.luckymodel.com/ (HK)
http://www.hlj.com/ (JP)
https://www.modellbau-koenig.de/en (GER)
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/m/ (JP)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/ (UK)
https://www.jadarhobby.pl/index.php?language=en (PL)
https://www.bnamodelworld.com/ (AUS)
http://volksusastore.com/webstores/scale/ (US) (Carry Mr. Color and GaiaNotes paint)
https://www.emodels.co.uk/ (UK)
https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/
https://www.super-hobby.com (EU/UK/RU/US/PL)
https://plastmodel.pl/ (PL/EU)
https://agtom.eu/en/(PL/EU)
https://exito.site/en_GB/index(PL/EU)
https://m-zone.pl (PL only)

Jannie feedback for really, really big retards:
https://www.4channel.org/feedback
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>finally made OP pic
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What's a good model that doubles as a dildo?
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Sar! Sar! Fourth for 1:35 scale Arjun mk. 1 with 120mm cum-blast when, sar?
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>>10927724
1/72 Space Shuttle with external tank
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>>10927724
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/arii-50503-stiel-hand-granate-24--249629
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>>10927816
>Warhead's felt more pussy than I have
Why even live
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>>10927831
To make models
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>>10927705
I'm bad at gluing and painting, Is there any snap kit brand like aoshima for military models?
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>>10927839
Revell and Airfix make some but grow up and learn to use those tools unironically what are you a 9 year old?
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>>10927816
Lmao didn't even notice the ruzzoid bitch put a condom on the shell before.
Safety first, I guess.

>>10927831
Shower, get swole, get a good job and go outside sometimes. Even if you don't get a woman, at least you'll feel better.
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Anyone built bolt a Dassault Falcon and a Mirage?

I've read Susanna was possible to build because the Falcon shares a lot of structural components with the Mirage.

Though personally I doubt Susanna was actually used in combat, I think it was just a trainer to practice Exocets.
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>>10927637
I was going to say sure, but I can't manage to get any actual pictures of the connections because this phone camera isn't good and I lack the patience
Basically imagine the banding you see here - it was meant to show off the inside of the ball camera recess bit, but I cannot fucking get it to focus - but on every flat surface that's mean to be glued together. I have now given up on the first of the two and am beginning the second, armed now with the knowledge that the engine cowling doesn't fit and the wing connection tabs set the wings a full millimetre too far forwards
Oh, and I didn't mention this before, but the plastic used is extremely stiff and difficult to sand with even a coarse file, and the flashing of which there is no shortage is as thick as the edges of the actual piece that it protrudes from. This is especially bad because the model seems to have inbuilt flaws, both of my sprues having one side of the cowling possessing a gummed up intake that needs to be opened up from a 0.1mm gap to a 0.6mm gap, give or take
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Gotta do a little bit of touchup around the airbrush work but this has turned out absolutely fucking sweet. I'll fix that up and clearcoat it tomorrow.
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So. Got the Abrams out of the way, got the Type-90 out of the way, guess I'll finally finish the dogshit Panda Hobby fartmata.

When I bought it Panda Hobby was still in business. Rot In Pieces.
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>>10928255
The scheme is god awful, but your execution is pretty spot on. Erry noice.
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>>10928384
This is a pure nostalgia thing, objectively so painfully 1990s and wrong for a jet fighter, but I've wanted to attempt to replicate it for a long time on a model
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Binge-watching Mr. Hewes right now.

I should get a Takom Chieftain.
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No i will NOT weather my planes
No i will NOT ruin their pristine condition
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Vespid 1/72 Panther G
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>>10929285
This but tanks
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>>10929285
>this scared the pristine-pilled
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>>10929285
I was looking for bad examples kek this is terrible
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>>10928344
>>10928618
>>10929306
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>>10929378
>>10929375
>WYPIPO DUN SEASUN DEY PLANES
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>>10929381
>WYPIPO DUN WASH THEY SPRUE
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>>10929386
I'm white and I don't wash the sprue
Fuck Big Soap
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>>10929386
I wash the model after assembly
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>>10929455
I only wash if I think the sprues feel sticky with mold release. Usually only shit kits have that.
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>>10929461
I wash it to get rid of dust and finger oils that gather on it while building, not mold release
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>>10929469
I usually fix that with an airbrush "car wash" where I just spray with water into a plate below the model but yeah
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>>10929473
I keep IPA in a reusable smol spray bottle that you can get from beauty shops, mist the model and wipe it off
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messing around with the propeller, planes and hull texturing. Almost ready for a coat of primer
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>>10927705
How beginner-friendly is Wizkids? I'm getting one of their cannon kits for my Siege of Peking diorama and the packaging says it should be good for those just getting into the hobby.
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>>10930220
>cast iron subs
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>>10930786
I think it may be rolled steel, but the nose section which is free flooding looks cast
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Fucked up and have accidentally made the movable exhaust glued so hard in place not even Zeus could take it apart, but there's no pilot in the cockpit anyway so I guess it'll be in some sort of maintenance mode in my mind. Just a little bit of weathering left and the final matte coat and I think it's done
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This is my first time working with figures and a diorama in 1:35. Is it too brown? I guess I was planning on dry brushing a little bit. I guess I also need to to a matte coat on most surfaces, but if I want to have some areas look damp do I just gloss coat, or mix some earth paint colour with gloss clear? Should I glue the figures and gun down?
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>>10931061
This looks pretty good, you could add some sort of not brown detail but I don't have a suggestion at hand for you. The plants kinda fit the theme and would be jarring if they were too green or something. Personally I glue things down in dioramas when I feel they are completely finished AND have enough surface area that I expect them to stay down. If they don't have enough surface area I never glue them down.
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>>10931064
I'm sure static grass would look good but I don't have that
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>>10931055
What is the purple paint?
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>>10931082
You could maybe buy some small standalone tufts like the ones Vallejo makes. They can be cut into pieces and are self adhesive, I used them before and have a bunch and they're pretty solid. Easy to airbrush or drybrush a little to fit?

>>10931086
Vallejo Royal Purple sprayed in a thin layer directly on the white, then covered with Vallejo Violet but not entirely so. Some anon asked a few threads back why I had weird colors like that and pink and this is why kek
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>>10931061
>>10931088
that's exactly what i got, it had 3 different sizes of tufts and i used the smallest ones, maybe i just needed to put more on. i mostly just did this cheap little kit for practice so next time i will try that.
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>>10931061
you need more tufts, ranging in sizes and color, especially near the destroyed building

very little contrast overall, consider stronger highlights on the figs and more dirty wash on their hands (those visible are too pristine)

if you want the damp look, don't drybrush the ground and walls, otherwise drybrush and wash that bitch (to unify the look), then matte coat (bricks can get satin); if you have pigments, use them

I usually pin the pieces in place, makes them easier to glue later if you want that
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>>10931915
Looks pretty sweet, very clean build so far
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The fucking cat almost destroyed this tank as well, fortunately the kit is very chunky and didn't explode
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The Ace Combat 1/Scarface Sqn F-35B is all done! Very very happy with how this turned out despite my fuckup with the exhaust being stuck in "flat" configuration and lack of pilot so I couldn't "explain" it away with that. Had to use some leftover decals for the no step markings because the light grey ones that came with the kit only really are of any use on the purple areas, and didn't put many decals because that's not the "point" of the build. Also on a side note, this F-35B kit from Hasegawa is fucking exquisite. Really nice to make and didn't have to use any filler at all. Highly detailed landing gear bays too. Only complaint might be it has no weapons at all nor hardpoints nor is it possible to build with the weapons bay open.

>>10932372
Still have an unfinished 1/48 YF-23 because it needs some epoxy putty repair job after my cat decided it needed to meet the floor. Need to get around to fixing that someday.
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The guy with the 1/48 Abrams can throw away the Tamiya decal solution, the Mr. Mark Setter is better in every conceivable way
This french mumbo jumbo translates to the tour of eggplant
>>10932432
Very crisp, wish I had your masking skills
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>>10932441
It's mostly "cheating" with a Cricut Maker 3. I did have to design the masking and scale it and all that shit but cutting it out was done by machine. But as I posted before, I fucked it first and had the paint bleed all over and had to repaint it, it's far more trial and error than skill. And yes 100% agree, mark setter kicks ass
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>>10932432
Very nice
>hasegawa
I only got their MaK kits so far and they've all been rather good, even the older toolings, their figs have rather bad fit, though
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>>10932495
I've built quite a few of their old tools like 1967 tool EE Lightning and a 1969 tool A-4E and they were not fantastic, but were really REALLY good for how old they are. That museum piece diorama used that Skyhawk and when you consider the age it is pretty solid. I have a boatload of newer Hasegawa kits in stock but not built
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You know, old ICM could be crappy but at least the parts stay on the sprues. Zvezda needs to do better.
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>>10931218
What size are your smallest ones? You can get 1mm tufts, and moss "tufts" that are just a fine, preclumped flock that don't have the "there is mud and also shin height grass and nothing in between" you usually get
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I really suck at painting pilot figures, does anyone have a good learning resource for it? I have a bunch leftover from old kits to practice on but it's kinda pointless when I don't know what I'm doing at all. Is it Warhammer techniques I need to look at? Specifically 1/48 and 1/72 pilot figures
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>>10933997
like how bad? they don't really expect anyone to paint tiny details like the eyes
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>>10934022
Thin your paints tier results despite being very competent painting literally anything else
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>>10934024
Are you using enamels?
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>>10934040
Vallejo acrylics, Italeri acrylics, Tamiya X-series. I'm this guy >>10932503 >>10932432 and I'm fine with brushpainting cockpits and details and all that but for some reason my figures just come out really shit whenever I try. I'm not too shit at Warhammer but not exactly brilliant either but pilot figures always look like an 8 year old tried. Warhammer for reference
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>>10934040
and here my latest and greatest attempt at a 1/48 pilot which isn't that much smaller than the small size Warhammer figures. I think it has something to do with the crisp molds of warhammer being easy to work with lighting wise but the usually pretty shit pilot molds aren't great
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>>10934056
Looks like you need give this guy some fine surface primer first before painting.
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Dear anonymous,
How cheap can I actually go for oil paints? If it's just for panel lining, filtering, and adding the fine patina of birdshit and saltwater grime to a vehicle, surely the bottom of the barrel shit'll do, right?
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>>10934111
I use dirt cheap ones from the hardware store so yeah. Some sort of noname brand. Literally doesn't matter since you're not going to be mixing colours a ton i assume
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It was nice of AMX to give the loader a panoramic periscope, he has an excellent view of the 50 mount
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>>10934111
It'll work just fine but you might want to spend a bit more on better student lines to save yourself time and headache
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>>10933997
Tutorials for 40k and other wargane/ttrpg shit is your best friend
Trovarion has a good intro to brush painting
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>>10934111
I tried some off brand IKEA (like not from IKEA but "IKEA at home") oils for a couple of bucks and they dried splotchy and grey. Then bought a few Abteilung 502 oils and they work really well. They have more pigment and less oil.
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40gay more like
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Keto niggas be like yeah i also paint with oil
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Since after work in Friday evening, I spent my whole weekend to build this shit, last Leo 2 is alright to me but this time is totally disaster.....

Don't know how, I glue too many parts in the wrong place as a fucking retard, and PE parts still pain in the ass as always, it ruined my spray painting perfectly.
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I bought 3D print TUSK 1 customized set to upgrade it into SEP V2 from V1 also plus Trophy ACS, the only one 72 scale M1 SEP V2 is come from DRAGON and it's suck so I have no choice.
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Yup I know, I fucked up the storage basket.

And those supplies stuff from the customized set is quite useful.
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Will get decal and paint two tank crews another day, I'm really too old for saty up in the late night.....
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>>10932317
danke
>>10932432
neato. fun colors overall scheme, nice to see a break from purely accurate builds.

woke up at midnight and went on to mask and paint the lower hull this morning. of course, some touchups needed
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>>10935353
propeller and planes added too. 5 parts left to add on, a little weathering and a base to build still.
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>>10934655
gottem
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Is it even possible to visit a shop without buying another kit? I just wanted to buy some paint...
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>>10935593
scale models are full of pheromones that compel autists to collect them, no man can resist
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any april funnies from model companies? like the "melon flavor paint" from two years ago.
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>>10935668
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>>10935668
heres your new airfix kit bro
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>>10935676
wait why does it have lathing marks if aluminium cans are extruded
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>>10935693
They aren't extruded, they're drawn which will absolutely make marks like that
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>>10935593
Impossibru
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Assembling the model first has turned out to be a mistake...
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>>10935780
Anon... How did you fuck up basic shit?
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>>10935692
Based desu
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>>10935676
... Does it taste good?
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>>10935780
What kit is it.
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>>10934426
Abteilung is very mod for its price, Winton works much better if you don't need very specific colours
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>>10935993
Mid*
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>>10935870
I simply miscalculated.
>>10935922
MiG-29 from IBG. Never buying from them again. I thought I would be supporting local economy and instead I got chink shit.
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>>10936085
>Never buying from them again
Retard, check Scalemates or look for the made in china label before buying a kit if your chinkphobia is that terminal.
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>>10935593
I have to research before I buy so I don't end up having to put on a million decals
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>>10936345
You do know that how the kit is finished is still up to the builder and you don't have to put every decal on, right?
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>>10936367
I'm a decal autist though
>I see it
>I gently slide it onto the frame and nudge it to the nearest millimetre
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>>10935693
>>10935703
Pretty sure that's the sticker anyway
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>>10934655
Go back
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>>10936085
>I got a decent mig 29 model instead of a shit tier eastern euro model
whats the problem exactly?
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>Go back
to where? the 40gay board?
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>>10936474
to rddt where you belong
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>>10935780
this is why you read the manual, not actually follow it, and plan in advance. in tanks, it's more straightforward. on planes it requires you to fully paint the cockpit first, then assemble everything else. on cars you paint them by part, with some sub-assemblies here and there like the engines.
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>>10936085
are ibg ok otherwise? never heard any talk about their kits. I was looking at their ships
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>>10936488
warhammer is 100% reddit
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>>10936345
Yeah don't be like me
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AmusingHobby T-90A Full Interior Kit 1/35
Great model, excelent interior, I love the autoloader carrousel. Easly the best model I've built
Full interior models take ages to build.
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>>10936978
If you want weathering refs, there's some interior shots of the one that showed up in the US, and it's a fucking dump inside.
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>>10936983
PLEASE, I cant find good pictures of the interior colors, How do I search for this pictures
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>>10936978
kino alert
stilll waiting for their T-80U to come out, its been 8 months already
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>>10936986
Bruh, like "T-90 interior"?
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>>10937049
What the fuck? Why does everything r*ssian look grimdark?
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poast what kind of model you're most autistic over
I'll start
>biplanes/WWI aircraft generally
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>>10937151
To be fair that tank is a capture. It was probably abandoned for a while with the hatches open. That dust look a lot like rain marks.
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>>10937170
I used to be vgh... Pantsv vvafe of GroBgermanivm, but then I found cold war afvs
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>>10937170
1/72 trucks
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>>10937170
I could really go full wehraboo for great war german planes
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>>10937170
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>>10937170
Naval aviation or really any aircraft that launch off a catapult.
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Call it done.
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Love these mini tank crews.
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With my Leo 2, next one is HOBBY BOSS Merkava Mk3D
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>>10937892
based wehrb
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Do good europe/uk based lacquer paint brands exist?
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>>10938804
AK Real Color
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Where can i get brick armor aftermarket? It looks sick!
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>>10938855
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/fpw-model-fpw-72701-silicone-mold-gothic-brick-scale-1-72-diy--1469185
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>>10938855
Is there a significance of the Z being red instead of white? Does it mean "non-regular ziggers"? I remember during their brief boogaloo Wagner had a T-80BV with red Z's.
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>>10929389
Why would they do that to poor yukari?
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>>10938804
Why does that even matter? Shops stock them regardless of origin
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Looking for an M36 kit and this one seems to be one of the most recent ones, and it's even got the roof. Is it any good?
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>>10939234
It's a rebox of the old Academy kit. This was not particularly easy to find out, scalemates doesn't show a timeline link between the two.
I found a build review on britmodeler that showed the sprues:
https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235066257-m36m36b2-battle-of-the-bulge-tank-destroyer-a1366-135-airfix/

And a much older cybermodeler review of the Academy that shows the sprues are more or less identical:
https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/aca/kit_aca_1395.shtml

So the bulk of the kit, at least, is an older Academy tooling going back to the 80s. The sprue layout certainly looks old-school. It may have minor refurbishments and/or extra parts in the Airfix rebox version, consistent with later Academy reboxes.

So - is it any good? Well, look at both those reviews and decide for yourself. It's probably not complete shit, but there might be newer tooling out there.
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>>10939438
Correction: the britmodeler is a OOB review, not a build review. I had a tard moment.
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why do canopies have to be so fucking gay
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>>10939465
I count my blessings that I've never had a single problem with cockpit fogging or anything, even my earliest shit planes the canopies were never really a problem.
sure enough I've just jinxed myself and it'll never go right for me ever again
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>>10939470
people mention that happening a lot. for me it's more like just fit issues every time, and being the canopy they stand out majorly and then if i fuck with it at all it scratches or cracks very easily
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>>10939438
Its rather confusing what is going on. Some of the Airfix 1:35 is old Academy, some of the Airfix 1:35 is "new" Academy-designed (e.g., the Cromwell is a new mould Academy kit).
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Hey guys I've never modeled anything before and I'm interested in ship building, preferably wood. Anyone know any good kits to start with? I've been looking at pic related from a Spanish company called Occre. I hear it's good quality and this is their small "beginner" ship
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>>10927705
I want to send many models via up/fed/whatever service is out there. It is to someone who want to start making scale models, so he asked me to send them but instead of a using a box, using bubble wrap plastik. To send it in an envelope instead of a box. But it is a safe way to do so? He's aware of the chance it broken the pieces, but still want to save bucks in the parcel.
Do you think of a way to pack more kit's in a smaller box?
Thanks.
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>>10939736
There are a handful of shipfags itt who might have an opinion, but I'd recommend you ask on model ship world.
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>>10940060
gotcha thanks
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>>10940029
This doesn't really make sense because using a courier is expensive and not going to save money. Even going regular mail, the cost savings is not substantial. In any case, the rule for shipping is that parcel logistics are processed quickly, not gently, and a box is always the superior choice for anything susceptible to crush damage. If you sold these, definitely use a box. If you're giving them away and that dude is determined to do it the stupid way it's up to you if you indulge him.
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>>10940262
Hum...It's a good point you have here. More like I don't want to trash the models. I'll take in account. Thanks for the answer.
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conning tower in place, light pinwash on the white parts, fake shadows added in the scuttles to for depth, and 0.35mm scale ropes for the rigging.
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>>10940843
stack and chain still need to be added. Also needs a proper wood base. Then maybe some graphite along raised edges of the hull?
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>>10940843
>>10940846
cute boat
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>>10940864
he is a nice lil guy
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>>10927705
how do I fix this? How do i make paint look good? I didn't try thinning the paint, is that why it looks fucked?
should i just quit this hobby entirely???
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>>10941135
>WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT PRIVATE PYLE?!
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>>10941135
dunk it all in mild degreaser overnight, you dont really have to paint the tyres btw...
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>>10939736
I'm building that exact kit. The instructions are clear and the parts high quality. But i wouldn't recommend it for a beginner because of its planked hull. If you're a beginner a solid hull ship might be a better start; depending on your skills of course.
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Wooden boat makers are the aristocrats of model making. From their Olympian heights everything else must look like so much Lego...
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>>10941483
Yeah, just the tools they need to even get started make us look like special eds
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can't take very good photos but, this is done
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I don't think the xiv ever was done in the temperate sea scheme but fuck it
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model is Sword, I will never buy another word kit in my life, awful awful awful fitting
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>>10941746
Try to have the light source and the camera on the same side of your model.
Looks good overall. I am not a fan of the streaks on the bottom, but I've never liked those on aircraft.
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>>10941775
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8270787@N07/53575796510/
haha these were some dirty bitches on the bottom

but spits were usually pretty clean, they'd have the exhaust outlets on each side of the nose constantly cleaned, i did try to replicate that with a very faint bit of oil wash
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time for the hein
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do the seahawk
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>lost the clear parts sprue
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>>10941557
Some companies more than others.
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>>10941826
What colour options do you have? I'm partial to the mottled schemes over the solid green.
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>>10941826
I just bought one myself, I'm looking forward to starting it.
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Revell M4 Sherman is complete
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>>10941904
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>>10941905
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>>10941904
Were the drive sprockets actually like that on some Shermans or is that a simplification in the kit?
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>>10941866
gonna go a bit off the path and just do a flat coat of ohryoku nana go shoku from colourcoats over a base of ak extreme duraluminum I am sure something will fuck up

>>10941872
tamiya kits are a fuckin joy
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>>10941915
Simplification - this kit was designed as a motorized build-a-toy back in 1955. This 2017 reprint doesn't have the motor but the vinyl treads can still be pulled in a full circuit by hand.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O2yzrYgINk
Idk why but I love this guy's videos
Probably the most boring youtuber for most people but there's something comfy about it
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Hello /smg/
Could you help my clueless arse?
My dad likes plane models (usually focke-wulfs, spitfires and the other ones from WWII I don't remember the name of).
I'd like to get him some models and/or tools for his birthday. At the moment he just uses random things he finds around the house like nail clippers and lighters.
What are some useful tools for an old fella who's losing his eyesight and fine motor skills? Are helping hands as useful for models as soldering?
And any recommended models? Based in Australia.
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>>10942095
I mean what you posted looks pretty good yeah

nail clippers are honestly pretty top notch for what we use them for too

If u r getting him more models, try to get a scale that is the same size as his current stuff (1/48, 1/72 etc)
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>>10942095
Don't use nail clippers if he's using them to remove parts. Get him a pair of single-blade sprue nippers because those leave cleaner cuts and thus less cleanup. Also look into getting a set of magnifying lenses that can be worn like a headband, those should help with eyesight.
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>>10941904
The tank looks okay, the crew is meh and the sandbags are awful.
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they look like cocktail sausages or something
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>>10941746
Paint job looks solid on this, also like that it's not over weathered

>>10941904
What are those sandbags even made of?
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I think the Grizzly tank team at Border models overdid it
The in game voxel has a slim and elongated turret and is about 1/4 shorter than the apocalypse tank
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>>10941839
i feel you bruh, same happened to me for pic related.


what do?
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>>10942481
I contacted the official brand distributer for my country, expect a reply within the next week and if they say they can supply me with one, I may be waiting for 3 months to get it and this is the best case scenario
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>>10942348

Still working on my painting for small figures. Plus, there was barely any detail on the guy and a nasty mold line running around him like a crime scene body outline, so for where I'm at skill wise I think he's ok. There's definitely room for improvement and I might revisit him later when I'm better.

And yeah, sandbags aren't the best but I wanted to see how they look since they came with the stowage - they didn't clean up as well as I hoped unfortunately. Moreover, they're completely covering the ghost outline of the nasty crack running right up the middle of the shell, so as mediocre as they look it was the best option I had available given the proportions on this ancient mold weren't exactly conductive to using anything else without the crack showing and looking even worse. If I feel the need I'll replace them down the line with better sandbag castings, once I find some or learn a way to make my own. For now, though, they're better than nothing.

>>10942409
'Flexible Resin' though I'd argue they really aren't that flexible.
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>>10942496
It's joever desu
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>>10942095
As its a present, something like this
https://www.bnamodelworld.com/hobby-tools-supplies-misc-supplies-ak-interactive-ak-9013
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>>10942554
Sandbags are prime thing to make out of green stuff or milliput.
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>>10942574
This, especially if you have some spare rough fabric from some artsy food or something you can mash it on to create texture. Like a burlap sack but finer weave
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>>10942574
>>10942593

Noted, thanks. I'll try making my own the next time I need sandbags, I'm sure there's some cloth fabric somewhere in the house I could use.
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>>10942409
thanks!
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>>10942610
how did you do the camouflage? I see both hard and soft edges. blue tack worms?
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>>10942554
Those "sandbags" came off a sprue??? God damn, Anon, I thought you chopped up a slim jim or something.
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>>10942681
No, they came molded in segments like they'd been cast in something resembling an ice cube tray. There was a lot of flash and I did my best to try and fix the curvature but there was only so much that could be done with them.
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Do tanks experience rust in a desert theater, where there's virtually no ambient moisture?

Do exposed surfaces remain shiny metal, unless they're burnt out or decades old wrecks?
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>>10942735
If they're on the coast then probably. The sand will wear off the paint and then the humidity (and salt in water droplets) from the sea will cause rust. If you're talking deep inland, then it's dependent on the air moisture. Condensation on the metal can also boost corrosion.
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>>10942735
why not look up pics of bulldozers at work in Nevada/Australia/etc?
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>>10942735
My grandfather was there. He said even in the desert everything was dripping wet every morning, if they wanted more water for washing and stuff they'd hang blankets up and make dew traps. They were within 100 miles of the Med coast.

That said, you don't see any pictures of rusty desert tanks as far as I can tell, what you do see is far more dust, dirt and streaking especially than people normally put on their models.
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>>10942735
The process is drastically slowed. This is a BMP wreck from the Chad-Libya war of 1986 photographed decades later. There is rust present near the less-damaged rear, but very little. If this wreck were in a more moist environment it would be heavily rusted. So if we were to work this out into a rule of thumb for modeling, it would be reasonable to think of it as 10 years in the desert = 1 year of exposure elsewhere. As an additional caveat, the metal treads would rust up much faster on account of having the opportunity to dig in to more moist soil or transit through moist areas (not all of Libya/Egypt is desert, after all).
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>>10942832
>As an additional caveat, the metal treads would rust up much faster on account of having the opportunity to dig in to more moist soil or transit through moist areas (not all of Libya/Egypt is desert, after all).
I'd go with the opposite, as long as they're running the tracks are "sanded" down.
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>>10942632
I've never done a camoflauge before so fucked up with the airbrush, the mask was just silly putty
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>>10936978
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>>10936978
What;s the point of full interior models when you can't see the interior of the finished model anyway?
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>>10942772
For Australia there's 70+ year old car bodies sitting in junkyards in the middle of nowhere that don't have much more than surface rust. Although it does rain in the Australian desert just not frequently so nothing will survive forever
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>>10943076
Full interior visible is certainly the most accurate way to display a Russian tank.
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>>10941839
This is why my matchbox HE111 will forever be an unfinished husk
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>barracudacals sheet had options for 35 aircraft
>guy sold it to me on discount
Based
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>>10943076
completionists like it. I would like it too if it didnt also usually double the cost of models, & if money werent that much of an issue for me.
>inb4 "do you know what hobby you're in?"
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>>10943146
Do you have a framework for the windows? You can use Micro Krystal Clear to make windows up to an eighth of an inch big.
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>>10943151
Was this from the Anniston show?
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>>10941481
Can you recommend me any kits to learn on if you believe this is too difficult?
>>10941483
Funny thing is I like to build lego ships and I had plans years back in making a lego moc as a sort of classy ship model display in say a library. However now I think more of a traditional model is probably the way to go.
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So this wouldn't be the thread to ask about pre-finished scale models right? I just impulse bought 2 from a site that may not even give me anything. Now I'm having remorse.
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>>10943316
not really, but there isnt really any other generals about scale models here unless you bought a diecast car, there is a diecast general
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>>10943318
It was 2 diecast plane models actually. I guess I'll head over there if I feel like repeating my story about my mistake.
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>>10943320
if you are a plane snob, i know theres usually a few plane generals on /transportation/ you might even want to ask them, at least tell us the sketchy website name
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>>10943330
I thought /n/ was all bikes now.
The site is airmodels.net
If I were to believe the info on thier site then it is run out of the UK, but thier plane model pages don't list exact manufacturers or model numbers so it's just lottery, I guess. I got so excited seeing supposed diecast planes for the first time and stopped thinking. I should have looked around some more and found a site willing to tell you exactly what you're buying.
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>>10943336
https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.airmodels.net
babies first week on the internet
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>>10943337
I don't know any site review sites. I almost never buy things online outside amazon and ebay.
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>>10943190
Yes
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>>10943100
abandoned stuff will usually develop a patina from moisture even if it doesn't rust out, i said bulldozers because they have metal treads and would be upkept more like a tank would. Abandoned dozers get covered in rust eventually just like cars.
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>>10943076
just don't glue the roofs
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>>10943337
>>10943340
Spoonfeed me daddy i refuse to google even the simplest things

now we're here please tell me what paint to use and what kit is good i wanna make models but i dont want to tell you what models or what budget or where i am spoonfeed me please daddy im gonna cum
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>>10943701
No. I don't really feel like getting into painting stuff. Finished stuff is as far as I'm going.
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>>10942558
It may not be joever, I just had a reply saying they will get me one of those, but made no promises on a time frame
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>>10943609
did you really put the jew tank, the american tank and the btr on the vgh... groBgermanivm... shelf?
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What do I use to thin Model Kasten paints? They are apparently acrylic, but I don't know if that means whether I need to use something like Tamiya x-20a to thin or if I can just use water as with Vallejo.
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>>10943722
yes, it's the shelf of diversity and inclusivity
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Man, can't find this in stock anywhere in country. Fucking Takom must have like one mold made for every kit.
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last dump of the Holland
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its coming into the office with tomorrow where it will collect dust 10x faster than at home
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>>10944068
>>10944070
>>10944071
>Holland
oh so that's what it was. really cool build, anon
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>>10944093
lol, I really never posted what it was? I'm a mongo
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>>10944228
I'm not sure but I came in halfway through the posts and had no idea what it was and never bothered asking
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>>10944068
>>10944070
>>10944071
Beautiful work. Museum showpiece tier look on it.
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what kind of light do you guys use?
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>>10945042
3 independently positionable very strong LEDs for building and painting tiny details (brush or airbrush but only a drop or two of paint if airbrush), row of strong while LEDs in the painting booth
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>>10945076
nice setup, I'm jelly. do you find this particularly better than say a couple of basic desk lamps?
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>>10944093
>>10944752
thank you boys. One of my coworkers said the same thing, so things are lookin up. maybe now I'll finish my sdkfz 223
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>marketing this as an easy-click
How the hell did Revell go from (finally) making decent snap fit model kits to this?
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I mean look at the sink marks on the green parts for the color-separated camouflage, fucking distasteful.
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>>10946055
>>10946059
Is this gore
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Imagine how much money and plastic they could've saved had they just opted for normal snap fit engineering instead of this lego crap.
This is 1/32 by the way so that's a lot of plastic.
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>>10945211
It's far more flexible like this, and the magnifying lamp is pretty useful

>>10946059
>>10946055
>>10946103
I haven't seen shrink marks like this since the liberation of auschwitz
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>>10946055
>>10946059
Oh my. What kit is this?
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>>10943609
What's up with the rust-bucket Tiger having a full complement of ammo and provisions? Plus, the layout's a bit odd: Tigers were (meant to) carry 50/50 HE/Anti-Tank rounds.
Handsome collection regardless, though I fear greatly for the star of David poised to slip free and tear paint off the Konigs. What medal is it, as an aside? I'm not finding much with cursory searches.
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what does revell make that is good
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>>10946463
Their acrylic paints are pretty good to be honest
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>>10929386
>washing sprue
>not the removed and scraped parts
Why would I wash something to then cover it in plastic dust?
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My very first scale model WiP. Rip it apart.
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>>10946463
A glie dispenser, I like the needle.
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>>10946541
Mane, I wish my first scale model looked this good
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>>10946577
I have been mini painting for a while now, but have always wanted to get into scales (I did do a tiny scale revel kit, but that was when I was maybe 10 or so)
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>>10946463
their 1:48 SR-71 and 1:72 raszor crest was kino
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Were there ever any kits for the weird Egyptian lovechild of a sherman and AMX-13?
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>>10946713
Very sloppy painting on the rubber on the road wheels
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>>10946463
Unironically most of it is good. You (and most people here) are simply not its target audience. Revell isn't interested in the handful of autismos who get worked up over the rivet count on the underside of the model being wrong. Revell isn't competing with Hasegawa, Tamiya, Trumpeter, Eduard etc..
Revell is pretty much THE entry point for anyone getting into modelling. (Grand)Mothers across the globe buy Revell for their (grand)kids, Revell is what finds its way into stockings and under the trees on xmas day, Revell is what what the kid who has outgrown green toy soldiers buys with his pocket money. This target audience has never even heard of Tamiya, let alone the even more niche specialist brands with photoetchings, metal custom parts or requiring specialist tools that are more than a brush and hobby knife.

So for that target audience Revell is fucking fantastic. And even in its own right it is not bad per se.
I can get pretty much any one of their boxes for under 20 yurobucks, many for as little as 10. I still buy their stuff, especially for doing WW2 dioramas. It's excellent, I can get a 1:72(6) sherman, and turn it into a wreck for a diorama without having to feel bad about destroying 100 yurobills worth of plastic of a more expensive model.

Also, at the scale of 1:72(6) (which a lot of revell is) the lack of detail on the models can be heavily compensated for by the skill of the paint/modeljob (and diorama). The models can serve as extremely cheap skeletons to create more elobarate designs on (picrel).
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>>10946732
and here the base model

Guy who did this and other works here: https://www.behance.net/subgrafik

And sure, this is an extreme example of a skilled artist to drive the point home, you can with time&effort make "even" a revell model look fantastic, and it will cost you a fraction.
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>>10946732
>across the globe
No, Revell isn't easy to get outside EU and America since there is either no distribution or can be twice as expensive due to markups.
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>>10946732
Sounds like Revell cope, most people aren't autistic about accuracy but Tamigawa, Eduard, etc. is recommended over Revell because their tooling and engineering are usually superior quality.
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>>10946788
Sorry, I keep forgetting places outside of europe and US exist.
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>>10946797
NTA. Speak for yourself, I absolutely do get Eduard planes because of their accurate portrayal, whereas revell will simplify galore, and it isn't because of their tooling. If anything revell wil always "jest werk" because everything is so fucking simplified, there are about treefiddy pieces you need to jam together, playmobil is harder to assemble. And besides that, what sort of tolerance do you even need on a 1:72 scale model? The fuck you on about.
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>>10946797
What exactly about it is "cope"? He even posted a pic of a good looking revell model diorama, and while it had some custom parts added to it, lets not pretend that it is those few custom parts that make it a cool model. It is the time and effort that went into the paintjob that make it look good. So the answer to the question "are revell models any good" can evidently be answered with yes.
Cope would be doing something like claiming that ACSHULLY REVELL *DOES* HAVE THE SAME EYE FOR DETAIL IN ITS MODELS AS OTHER FPMPANIES, YOU JUST NEED TO BUY THEIR CUSTOM SUPER DUPER DELIXE HIGH FIDELITY RANGE.
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>>10946788
Problems that aren't problems for the EU or US aren't really problems.
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>>10946732
>some d00d making revell look better than my nihongo brand tanks
Welp. Might just get myself a 10 bucks revell tank to see how much effort is required to make it look halfway decent.
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>>10943722
All german inspired anyway
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>>10943722
Groyper cope
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>>10941915
Simplification. Tracks are simplified too. Part of track element fall into sprocket to be pullet along. That part is missing on the tracks. Sprocket teeth too recessed to be able to grab them even if tracks were modelled correctly though.
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>>10946827
Tamiya also simplifies a lot but their kits are better in general so Revell still loses.
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>>10946859
"Revell might be worst in this list but that doesn't matter because they're in a different playing field." sounds a hell of a lot like copium to me.
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>>10946732
This guy's statement would hold a lot more water if Revell was one of the world's most profitable plastic model manufacturers, but we're talking here about a company that has gone bankrupt more than once. Monopolies are great until consumers can find and afford alternatives, and too often do companies underestimate the intelligence of their customers.
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>>10946732
>granny buys Revellogram for grandkid's first kit
>flash out of the ass
>parts don't fit anymore
>keep it in the box forever
So the reason for the industry and market being so dead there is these companies scaring the kiddies away with their cheap but dogshit reprints?
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I bought a 1:35 dinosaur, where can I get pre-painted human figures and props of the same scale?
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>>10947042
look at the prop stuff architects use for their models
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>>10946732
As much as I like other companies I'll get revell from time to time because most times it's either them or some kit that was molded in the 60's or 70's. I don't have a say for armor since I do aircraft but their 1/144 super Connie is probably the best for that scale (Minecraft is just a joke) along with their 1/72 HE-177, DC-4's, Ju-290, commerical liners, their interesting Luft "46" type shit etc. I like revell but like Italeri they tend to rebox alot of shit so scalemates is a must especially since you have to know that what you're getting is some old tool shit or post 2000s new tool. I'm hoping they do a 1/72 DC-6, Connie or super Connie because 1950s airliners are pure kino and because the only company that I'm aware of that make them is """"Heller"""". So there's my 50 cents on revell but if you want something like a run of the mill 109, mustang, or spitfire other companies are your best bet.
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>getting the replacement clear parts sprue in may
I'm so stoked bros, I didn't expect it to be this soon
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>https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/60793/index.html
>new Tamiya F-35B
>can only be built with the nozzle down
This unwritten "no competition" clause between companies in the Shizuoka mafia is bumfuck retarded.
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soulless grey jets
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>>10946732
Revell 1/72 tanks are usually the more expensive option. Trumpeter is the cheap one.
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>>10947171
im disappointed with the tamiya news because their brand new car is just a re tool with some new parts, they would usually announce a 100% new tooling car around this time
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>>10946992
He isn't describing a monopoly though anon. Revell doesn't need to be a monopoly to exist, they are selling to an audience none of the others are targetting. They are the brandless coca cola knockoffs. Revell doesn't give a shit about quality because the people buying revell don't check for quality, i.e. the grannies and 10yo's if this world.
Revell has also not gone bankrult, Hobbico, the once upon a time parent company went bankrupt.
Up until 2023 there was also a big distinction between the German produced line and the US produced line, with the German line generally being superior (but it is hard to tell which is which from the box in a store, pre2010ish the german boxes would say something like Revell AG).

As of 2023 nearly everything has been outsourced to China with 0 shits given about control of any sort.

None of this however changes that revell, no matter how shit, in fact exactly because it is dirt cheap shit, is not competing with any of the "serious" modelling companies.
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>>10947228
Bruh, your reasoning makes no sense, and don't tell me Tamiya isn't a "serious" company because they have almost the same businesses model as Revell. All the while a decent chunk of Revell's current output is reboxes of a "serious" company from Ukraine, something the ordinary consumer wouldn't guess without looking at the box sides first.
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>>10947171
They need to make a C to make up for this, I know Italeri's making one but I'll believe it when I see it.
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Bought myself 10 kits and finished 0 of them
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>>10947171
>can only be built with the nozzle down
Is this a fucking joke? Why the fuck would you ever get this over the hasegawa or academy kit then?
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>>10947212
Come on Tamiya start making new toolings of some 70s-80s nip sports cars that only exist in Fujimi hell
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>>10946732
Which explains why they're still making stuff like my M4 Sherman. It's insane that a largely inaccurate hybrid of different Sherman models, built to use a motor that isn't included with the kit anymore, and is largely just the repackaged shell of a toy (that still comes with three army men no less) is still being sold for $25 MSRP.
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>>10947228
This. Revell is plastic garbage made in china to bulk fill shitty hobby shops.
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>>10936978
progress pic
The hull compartment is 90% done
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>>10939114
It matters because the japanese lacquer brands usually don't make it over to the EU due to their toluene contents, we only get Mr. Color because they avoid the extra nasty chemicals. Even then we pay like 5x what the japanese pay for the same product, and a local brand would presumably be cheaper.
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>>10947689
Pretty good, keep it up
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>>10938804
hataka
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>>10948460
What are they like? My issue with most western lacquer brands is that you pay big money for paint that's like 90% thinner. MRP, SMS, all the car fag brands, it's all pre thinned to absolute hell.
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>>10948521
My favorite hataka product is the "I think I need to see the doctor piss yellow" allegedly clear varnish
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>>10947689
The nicest 3rd world space program scale model I've seen. Very nice.

>>10948602
So uhh... Is it?
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>>10948602
Looks like furniture varnish, I suppose it has the color of dirty tap water when dry?
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>>10949064
It is
>>10949119
Still unhealthy piss yellow
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>>10949458
It's 2in1 filter and varnish, like the shampoo
>you use shampoo right, anon?
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>>10947487
One could say almost exactly the same of the mighty Tamiya Panzerkampfwagen II. But that is ultimate beginners kit IMHO. Cheap as chips, goes together with zero drama, some figures to muck about with, small enough to brush paint. I should really build another actually.
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>>10949810
isn't it from the 70s
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decided to dig out one of the boxes I've had for the longest and start on that, Taka-Q liveried Toyota 88C from Hasegawa. I think I'll make some sort of mini-diorama for it since a mint condition car isn't really my thing
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>Heres your zveZda 1/48 KA-52 bro
Holy KINO
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>>10949969
Can't wait to slap a giant Z on mine
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>>10949969
>>10949971
>>10949972
yep im thinking ZveZda won
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>>10949971
>those uncleaned gate marks
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>>10949969
Holy fucking shit that canopy, its 2024 and they're still can't figure out how to make clear plastic .
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>>10949458
eggs
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>finish a kit
>still have two in work off to the side
>another in a WIP boxed up
>immediately start another kit
>may even order a couple more tonight
I cant be stopped
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>>10950004
Same. Almost ordered another kit this week, but bought Helldivers 2 instead.

Now I'm waiting for the first 3D/resin helldiver figure to drop.
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>>10949973
>Zigger squatting in his own filth
Very accurate
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>>10950010
ordered some after market and generic supplies, but no new kits. Stayed pure
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>>10949972
>scratches on the glass
I have some of their stuff and drag marks have already erased some panel lines, forcing me to engrave them myself, seems more common than I expected for this brand.
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If there is one fucking thing zvezda should stop doing is giving you the middle finger when you need to know how to position the idler wheel
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>>10950592
What vehicle?
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>>10947205
I will provide Gee Bee pics later. Please do not be too harsh, I am a shit builder.
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>>10950601
This one is the BMP-3, but applies to all new zvezda releases that come with link and length tracks
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>>10946463
Good Revell kits:
1/720 Hindenburg (the hull halves are warped, though)
1/72 Albatros D.III (the decals are always off register for this kit, my edition, the Manfred von Richtofen one from 1980 used white backing paper, meaning that it was impossible to see the register of the decals until they were applied).
Any Matchbox re-release, but most of these need the detail to be reworked, the best Matchbox kits are:
1/72 Siskin
1/72 Gladiator
1/72 Swordfish
I would say 1/72 Hawker Fury, but the detail needs to be reworked on the wings.
Monogram reboxes:
I have not built any, but there are good ones, just do your homework.

If you are looking at budget kits, opt for Airfix, they are not the best, but they are sure as Hell better than Revell. Their best kits are their 1/72 Spitfire, P-40, Hurricane, Bf-109, P-51, Lancaster, Shackleton and V-Force. Honorable mention to some of their older kits of Korean War jets, they are not bad, even if they bear raised panel lines.

If you need any more advice let me know.

On an unrelated note, what are Stransky kits like? I want their R-44.
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>>10950592
Zvezda is weird, while the quality of the tooling/engineering has gone up, quality control hasn't. In fact, I think it's even worse now than before.
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>>10949971
>gaps on those weapon mounts you could fit your mother into
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Well, my airbrush started to start sending paint through the trigger assembly hole, and then after readjusting the screw that's supposed to prevent that, there still was paint delivery problems such that I had to repeatedly work the trigger back and forth to 'shoot' paint like a gun.

This was fresh off a deep clean soak that got a lot of gunk out of the body, all the O-rings were inpected and look intact, and I ran water through the paint hole and it's coming through the nozzle, so I don't know what's wrong with the airbrush in that it's refusing to work properly all of a suddden. (which itself was thinned to a point of almost 50/50 with same-brand thinner to try and get a steady flow back).

It's a NEO for Iwata CN and was my first major airbrush, and while I have a single action Paache H in reserve, I'm not a fan of siphon feed so I think I'm going to go ahead and do a straight upgrade to a better double action gravity feed. I have a trip planned to a hobby shop on Thursday where I'm hoping they have an Iwata HP-CS Eclipse. I've heard nothing but good things about those.
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my chinese airbrush is going strong on its 4th year and just works please recommend every noob buy premium tools
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>>10950662
Good for you.
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There will be a lot of color correction once I get another jar of AK green next week
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>>10950659
The tl;dr of your problem is that you haven't cleaned the airbrush as well as you think. That's why I think it's stupid to start with this sort of equipment because you have to be new to not realize it.

Basically the actual nozzle, part 3 in the exploded diagram, is full of gunk. You need to leave it in airbrush cleaning solution of whatever paint you have used. It's typical that because water is thinner than paint it'll come through the hole while paint won't. It also matches that you need to "shoot" paint by moving the needle - paint is being forced through by the needle like a plunger, not drawn through the nozzle by the air. Usually what causes this bit to get clogged is the hole in part 2 being not perfectly clean either, so check that too.
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>>10950695
Nah, I fiddled with things a little more and turns out the problem was the needle slides a bit farther into the nozzle than it used to, so even when pulling the trigger the needle was blocking the flow. Used to not be a problem but I just need to be more aware of where the needle is sitting when I screw it down. It's working fine now, so I won't be blowing money on the Eclipse just yet
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>>10950662
I have to admit my Iwata has a sticky valve (which is apparently a known issue with the line but not sufficiently so for Mr Iwata to send me a free replacement) whereas "Professional Airbrush", not even a tenth of the cost, is still going strong despite a lot of abuse.
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>>10950010
>>10950236
andddd I sinned.
I mean, I cant just buy paint, the shippings crazy, might as well make it worth it a get a kit
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>>10950836
Ah see that was so basic I wouldn't actually have guessed it. I actually adjust my needles "idle" position based on how large a fan of spray I want

>>10950940
Chinese supremacy. Okay granted the mechanicals dont xactly feel buttery smooth but it sprays very nicely
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Got a little further today with the Toyota 88C. It's showing its age this kit, there's just going to be a gaping hole in the back (no engine you can see through the gap, just a tiny bit of gearbox) but it fits really well
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To any carfags in here, what's the best alternative to 2K gloss clear that won't kill me? I don't need the durability, just a perfectly smooth glossy surface.
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>when you score a 1/35 grumble for $90



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