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New Here! But not new to modeling! Looking for some tips!

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  • Member since
    April 2022
New Here! But not new to modeling! Looking for some tips!
Posted by KriosDev on Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:09 PM

Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening!

Hope you are all doing well. :D

Im new to this forum so any tips would be nice. But I have been modeling since I was 12 (18 Now). But never really started to put a lot of work into them to make them look nice. I was wondering what tips you all have. When it comes to painting. Such as airbrushing and thinner. I really dont know how that stuff works and how much to put in. So any advice would help! And any other helpful tools, kits, and anything else would be a joy. Maybe you can list all of your equipment so I can look and see what I need. It would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks Again

Have a good day :D

  • Member since
    September 2011
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, April 25, 2022 8:19 AM

Hi KriosDev,

Welcome to the FSM Forum! There's a lot of information on the Forum about scale modeling stretching back 20 years. Take a look at the various various Forum categories to drill down for specific advice. For example, looking for help with airbrushing, head over to that subject and look around and ask any questions you might have about that topic there. You'll find plenty of members will to help answer questions. Glad to have you here!


Timothy Kidwell
Scale Model Brands
Kalmbach Media


  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:33 PM

Hi Krios! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you aboard.

I've been building since I was 6 years old (1946). Had a lot of other hobbies along the way but I stuck with this one since the beginning. My favorites are WWI & WWII planes followed by sailing ships but I build anything that strikes my fancy and the wallet says OK. Wink

You've come to the right place. The members here are very knowledgeable and ready to help you with any question/problem. I ought to know, they have helped me with a lot of problems. Don't be afraid to ask a question. We've probably heard it and answered it before and it won't be the last time.

Relax and enjoy the hobby. That's what it's for.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.


 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

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

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:39 PM


 Welcome to the forums. I am sure you can learn a lot here. Ask and Ye shall Know! Build models you will. I wander all over so don't be surprised if I pop up from time to time.

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:16 PM

Welcome to the site. Glad to have you here. If you go to the airbrushing  forum and post your questions I am sure someone has the correct answer for you. There is alot of tallented people here that are willing to help you out. Again welcome aboard.


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