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  • Member since
    November 2019
Hello from PDX
Posted by Whitecloud100 on Thursday, November 14, 2019 4:28 PM

Getting back into the hobby after a good 30 years. In my late 20's I would say my skill level was fairly high so I'm not a complete beginner. It's taken me a good year to aquire the tools and supplies to complete my fist build, AMT 1:650 Star Trek USS Enterprise 50th Anniversary AMT#947 (I tried to insert photos, but couldn't get it to work, help...).

Now I'm going to dive into a kit that I've held onto for some 25 years, Revell 1:32 F15E Strike Eagle. This sucker is HUGE. But before I can get to far I have to buy an airbrush system. I'll take any tips on beginner airbrushes (never owned one). I also want to incorrporate PE parts, at least in the cockpit, because this kit is so large (never done those, tips...).

So here's a question, will EUARD PE parts that are recommended for the TAMIYA kit work on my REVELL kit?

And another. This is my first time using a forum like this, so say I want to ask a general techniques question. How would I go about that?

I look forward to being in the community and sharing tips and tricks,


C.A. Whitecloud


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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, November 15, 2019 4:50 PM

Hi Whitecloud! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you with us.

There is an Airbrushing section in the forums. If you go there, you can get all kinds of info on Airbrushes and their uses. You'll probably get more info than you are looking for. As far as the question on PE, I've just started using it myself and have found that some items on a particular sheet can be used on other kits but some are kit specific and either can be adapted to fit or have to be used on that specific kit. If it's a plane kit, then I would suggest asking the members in the Aircraft section that question. 

General questions are fine in the General section. If you check out the separate sections, you will see what questions are asked where. Don't be afraid to ask questions anywhere. The members are very friendly and won't bite.Wink They are very knowledgeable and are always ready to help out with questions and problems.

Good luck and enjoy.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, November 15, 2019 5:14 PM

Welcome aboard.

PE parts for one kit may be used on another, but the fit may not be perfect and the PE instructions will not match the kit.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, November 15, 2019 5:54 PM



PDX- Portland International Airport?

I would start by reading all of the reviews you can find on the -15 kit. I'm not familiar with it so I will not opine, but generally Tamiya kits are a big step above Revell. They cost a lot more, however you have to consider the time you will invest and the added stuff you want to buy. It usually is worth going the extra mile. And of course you can always build the Revell kit too. I'd also repeat the question about the kit in the Aircraft forum.

PE compatability is something you will have to look into. I find it a bigger issue on aircraft than any other type of model. Again, the Aircraft forum is the place to ask.

I don't think there's really such a thing as a beginner airbrush. Lousy airbrushes hamper your ability to learn to get competent with the tool.

A good Badger or Iwata can be found for less than $ 100 and will suit your needs forever, even if you later add to the collection. A cheapo airbrush will land you back here asking questions about leaks, etc. Follow up on the Painting and Airbrush forum.

Look also at the website set up by Don Wheeler. I don't remember the url but its easy to find as it has his name in the address.

General questions can always be posted in the General Modeling Discussion forum, but that doesn't always get the traffic that the experts will find, so it pays to be specific.

Posting pictures. That's a common question. Do a forum search in Tips and techniques or Technical assistance. But mods cover your ears here; this forums search function isn't good. Often I find what I'm looking for comes up as posted on FSM through a Giggle search. Scan the matches and you'll see this forums address near the top.

You'll need to upload your photos, usually jpg.s, to a photo host site and then follow whatever that host's protocol is to copy a link and paste it here. That little button above that looks like a slide image of a mountain is the place to open a window and paste the url of your image.



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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, November 15, 2019 5:58 PM

Welcome to the Forums!





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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, November 16, 2019 2:42 PM

Welcome ;

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:45 PM

WELCOME!  I was just up there a month ago on a business trip.  Look forward to seeing your eagle.



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