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  • Member since
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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, September 17, 2018 7:12 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum. There are bunch of good people here to support and motivate your modeling interests. 

v/r,

Ben

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Posted by Rigidrider on Friday, September 14, 2018 12:59 PM

Howdy! Welcome aboard...  Welcome Sign

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Posted by AirLandSea76891 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:16 PM

Thanks GMorrison and Fox. And yes, its a A320. Typo on my part.

-Kevin-

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fox
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Posted by fox on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:11 PM

Sorry Kevin, I didn't know what you were referring to. I agree with GM it is green putty used to fill cracks that show up when gluing the two halves of parts together. I use Bondo auto putty thinned with lacquer thinner. It is red and also comes in blue.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:40 PM

The video I got was an A320 so I'm not sure it's the same as you noted.

At 1:03 he puts Squadron Green putty on the top seam and them sands it down.

I don't like the stuff, prefer Tamiya Gray or Bondo Spot and Glazing putty.

 

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:13 PM

Welcome to FSM Forums!

Your friend, Toshi

On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell

 

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Posted by AirLandSea76891 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:49 AM

Doing a quick check while at work.  Thanks for all of your welcome responses.

 
Little Timmy, I think your sub photos are one of the many sub cutaways that I’ve downloaded from the internet.  I had purchased a Renwall SSN George Washington about 5 years ago, never took it out of the box, and then sold it.  This time it will get done.
 
Regarding the substance I was referring to, here is a video build on YouTube that show it (but doesn’t say what it is).  As Fox mentioned above, I will take that question to the FSM Painting Section later today when I get the chance.
 
A321 Build (1:03 mark)
 

-Kevin-

"Enjoy your life now. It comes with an expiration date."

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:48 AM

Welcome to the Forums!

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 7:11 AM

Hi;

 I am not going to answer your question just yet . But I will welcome you aboard . As to that question . I use a almost Day Glow Green on the edges of cutaways .It softens the look of a gaping hole and lets you concentrate on what's inside .

 When I was a little tad , the main magazines I read ( Popular Mechanics , Motor Trend and Popular Science ) all used a red edge on their cutaway drawings .T.B.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:06 AM

Welcome to the forums! Welcome Sign Beer

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:39 AM

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:07 AM

Welcome aboard.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 11:30 PM

Welcome!

Yes, cut away models stopped being produced a long time ago.

Timmy shows what I consider the class of the lot, great build.

It's always possible to make one up, but it does involve a lot of work.

Some aircraft kits have been put out, back when with the Monogram B-17 and more recently by I think Tamiya, where theres a clear side piece.

As for the colored edges, it's ones own personal taste. I suppose the practice goes back to how museum display builders showed the obvious fact that the visible edge didn't really exist.

Coming back into the hobby, have a open mind. It is more or less an ENTIRELY different thing than it was 50 years ago.

Just search online for a narrow subject like "cut away car models" and you'll probably be up all night reading.

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Posted by DesertRat on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:33 PM

Welcome Sign Aboard, Kevin!

Warmest regards,

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 8:12 PM

Howdy !

AirLandSea76891
I guess I'm continuing to relive my youth as earlier this decade I got back into model trains.

You cant go wrong with Train's. Great weathering practice.

AirLandSea76891
I love cutaway models and images - unfortunately those type models aren't made any more, I don't know why -

You can still find them. This is Revell's 1/144 scale Type XXI U-Boat that I built a few year's ago.

It's a pretty straightforward kit, and the number of part's isn't  "Mind boggling".

I would reccommend this kit any day of the week.

Welcome to FSM.

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fox
  • Member since
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 6:14 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard.

Not sure just what you are referring to but the red or blue could be masking tape used to mark off areas to be spray painted. Have never seen red tape. If you take this question to the painting section of these frums you will get plenty of answers.

Jim  Captain

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

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

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    September, 2018
  • From: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Hello from a New Member
Posted by AirLandSea76891 on Monday, September 10, 2018 8:18 PM

Hello all.  NOOB here

 
Getting back into plastic model kits for the first time since the 1970s. I guess I'm continuing to relive my youth as earlier this decade I got back into model trains. I collect 1:200 die cast airliners as so adding too much to my plate for sure, but it will be fun. Going to have several questions in posts along the way as I get my feet wet.
 
Made cars (AMC Pacer) and 1:144 airliners models in my youth but never got into the exacting details.  Usually consisted of gluing together, putting on the decals, and minor painting (wheels and landing gear, etc.) because my end game was being able to play with the model even though it wasn't complete.  I never heard of sanding then.
 
As my Screen Name implies, I'm interested in model kits in that fly, drive and float. I haven't settled on a scale yet for each type but most likely will do one scale when possible as I like to have things displayed and compared exactly with objects of the same scale.  
 
I love cutaway models and images - unfortunately those type models aren't made any more, I don't know why - but so those are most likely be the first ones that I start off with.
 
Have a list of models already that I want to buy and make modifications to, but I will start off with a simple kit to get things started and get all the mistakes and errors from rusty hands out of the way. The building will be done slowly, but surely. 
 
I do have a question on my first post thought.  I'm looking at pictures on the internet of aircraft builds.  What is the purpose of putting what looks like a red or blue or green substance on edges of the models before they start painting?

-Kevin-

"Enjoy your life now. It comes with an expiration date."

 

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