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    March, 2018
Newbie to the Hobby
Posted by GF13-017NJII on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:43 PM

Been modeling for about a year now but looking for peers to learn from as I've been stumbling around with little reliable info and burning through perfectly good kits so far.

Currently looking for help with a pickle but I'll post about that in the proper section soon.


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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:49 AM

Welcome aboard.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

On the bench:

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  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:54 AM

Welcome 

 

 Nick.

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  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:07 PM

Welcome aboard

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:50 PM

Well, welcome to the forum, GF!  I look forward to seeing your builds.

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:43 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Ask any questions or tell us about any problems. We've all been there at one time or another. I've been building for 71 of my 77 years and I'm still learning new things almost every day. My favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships as you can see from my avatar.

Hope that you enjoy the hobby.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:14 PM

GF13-017NJII
Currently looking for help with a pickle

Is it "Fuel injected" ?

Howdy !  Lot's of  Tip's and how to's on this forum, ask away ..... 

( But I dont recall Anybody ever building a "Pickle" before...... Except my Grandma..... mostly Dill's. )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 9:37 PM

Welcome to the Forums!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:09 AM

Welcome to FMS Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

On the Bench: Revell 1/48 F-102A Delta Dagger (A kit Mrs. Toshi purchased for me at Hobby Lobby)

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:10 AM

GF13-017NJII

Been modeling for about a year now but looking for peers to learn from as I've been stumbling around with little reliable info and burning through perfectly good kits so far.

Currently looking for help with a pickle but I'll post about that in the proper section soon.

 Welcome GF13-017NJII!

I too am somewhat new. 4 years of "collecting" and 1+ year of building. I've gotten the best help here. Ask away.

Your GF13-017NJII reminds me of ...

 Would this be your current interest?

 

     Nino.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:54 PM

littletimmy
 
GF13-017NJII

 

Is it "Fuel injected" ?

Howdy !  Lot's of  Tip's and how to's on this forum, ask away ..... 

( But I dont recall Anybody ever building a "Pickle" before...... Except my Grandma..... mostly Dill's. )

Maybe he's building a TBF? Big Smile

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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Posted by GF13-017NJII on Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:13 PM

Thanks for the welcomes all, I appreciate the sense of community you gentlemen have already.

Yeah the name comes from that, just needed something for a username, I'm so bad with making them up.

Currently I'm working on learning how to hand brush Tamiya Acrylic. I've been collecting info from search results from the forum and I'm going to try to congregate them into one place, and if I successfully learn then I'll try to make a tutorial for others since I know others that have Tamiya acrylic highly available but no airbrush for the time being.

Mine just broke and I cannot afford another right now so if I want to build, I must learn to handbrush.

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 23, 2018 12:48 AM

Welcome to the hobby!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Friday, March 23, 2018 6:58 AM

Welcome.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, March 23, 2018 9:23 AM

Hi;

 Welcome to the forums . T.B.

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, March 23, 2018 2:35 PM
If your wanting to hand brush i would recommend vallejo paints and a home made wet pallet.

Clint

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, March 23, 2018 3:00 PM

GF13-017NJII

...Currently I'm working on learning how to hand brush Tamiya Acrylic. I've been collecting info from search results from the forum and I'm going to try to congregate them into one place, and if I successfully learn then I'll try to make a tutorial for others since I know others that have Tamiya acrylic highly available but no airbrush for the time being...

I use Tamiya acrylics all the time.  They are formulated for airbrushing and are meant to be thinned to some degree.  The best advice I can give you is to use Tamiya's proprietary acrylic thinner to thin the paint to apply it.  I do this in one of two ways, depending on my mood.

One is to keep a little jar of the thinner on hand, dip the brush in the thinner and then into the paint, and then apply it.  I also use the jar lids as little palettes.  Shaking the jar throroughly deposits a little paint on the inside, so that's my supply of paint, that's what I'll dip the brush into.

The other is to use my ceramic palette, and to mix a batch of the color in a well on the palette.  I will put some paint from the jar into the well, then add the thinner with an eyedropper.

Over the years, as I worked with Tamiya's acrylics and learned these things, I tried other thinners, particularly water, and isopropyl.  Neither worked for me; the paint still clumped on the brush and on the piece.  And when I would try to apply a second coat, it would lift off bits of the first coat.  And this is over Tamiya's fine surface primer.  The issue was thinning, and thinning with the right thinner.  As I learned to apply Tamiya acrylics with the airbrush, I applied those lessons to hand-brushing.

Now, I can get coats of paint as thin as if I had applied them with the airbrush, using this method.

In the previous post, Rambo mentioned using a wet palette, and using Vallejo's paints.  I also recommend using a wet palette, with other acrylic brands, like Vallejo, Andrea, and with craft store paints, any acrylic that can be thinned with water.  I use a wet palette, too, with those water-soluble acrylics.  A wet palette lets me keep a batch of paint workable past the end of a session.  It's basically an air-tight and water-tight container, with a sponge to hold water and provide the moisture, and a permeable membrane that serves as the palette, keeping the paint fresh.  There are commercial brands available, but I made one out of a take-out container, a kitchen sponge, and brown package wrapping paper:

Hope that all helps!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 24, 2018 9:55 AM

Baron, though your post was written for the OP, I have learned a lot too. Thanks for sharing this. I will have to document this somehow. Good stuff.

 

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Posted by Doc Ward on Saturday, March 24, 2018 6:04 PM
Welcome. There are plenty of resources here, as you've probably already realized. I've learned something new as well. Before today, I'd never heard of a wet palette! Thanks, Baron!

Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin' folk is near miraculous.

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