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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Revell Porsche 956C
Posted by PatW on Friday, September 9, 2022 4:36 PM

As I'm running out of paint, I'm not spraying many builds unless I have enough to do a few top coats on each build. This kit has very few detail parts. I had to fill in the back section with a plasticard sheet, otherwise you could look right through the space between  the body and flat chassis plate. Anyway easy to build with just a touch of matt black brush work here and there.

 

A local model shop is selling small Revell spray cans for over £10, and plus postage of course.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 9, 2022 4:52 PM

I was expecting the little speedster lol.  So no paint on this one?  Looks cool - love that car

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, September 10, 2022 1:35 AM

Thanks John, yes paint is becoming too expensive, buy a spray can and the shipping cost doubles the price. As with kits through the post as well, with a high price for postage and packing.

I'll just go through the kits I have on the shelf, about 20 and when they are gone I'll be done with models.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, September 10, 2022 2:11 AM

So Pat how was the build for a Revell kit? And I also think that is a neat change to finishing a kit.

Wait a minute, what do you mean you will be done modeling?????

 

"Everyones the normal until you get to know them" (Unknown)

PROJECTS:

1/350 Tamiya Yamato - DONE

1/20 Revival 1936-37 Auto Union Tipo C  - WIP

1/32 Hasegawa F-16C - Staged

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, September 10, 2022 4:41 AM

Thanks DRUMS01. Well the kit has a base chassis, a body top, a small cabin that fits to the inside of the body, four pins on the chassis for the wheels, a few clear pieces for the windows, headlight covers and rear lights and a five piece rear wing. The decals took a lot of soaking as the backing was thick paper, and they had a vynil quality, quite thick, not good on any corners.

Well as a pensioner car kits here are between £30 to £60 a bit hard on the budget. Plus this year home wise we have an over  100% rise in electric and gas! We refused to build more Nuclear Power Stations to be self suffient in energy but due to the war in the Ukraine, Russia is now charging well over 150% extra for a gas supply to Europe. Germany was recently cut off as they refused to pay the extra cost!We have sea based wind farms but nobody thought about 'no wind no electricty'! We now have a threat that the lights will go out over winter. Those who rushed to buy electric cars due to another hike in petrol and diesel prices, may not be able to charge their cars and sit indoors in the dark also unable to cook food!

Our out going Prime Minister is extolling the virtues of new Nuclear Power stations, all but too late as they take over 5 years to build and we need the power now!

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:59 AM

Europe is gonna have a rough winter for sure. Energy is our new crisis world wide. I can completely understand your logic for cutting back. You really have little choice. Peace and happiness are most important, building models can add to that but not at the expense of no heat. Praying for you guys to pull through this favorably.

BK

PS your build looks really good. I love it.

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, September 10, 2022 11:13 AM

Thank you BrandonK for your comments and understanding.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, September 10, 2022 11:25 AM

Pat that is a great build you did. I always loved those cars.I pray for you and your countrymen that the crissis you have will be resolved soon.Please dont stop building you do such a fantastic job on you projects.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, September 10, 2022 4:41 PM

Well thanks for your kind words lurch, we hope to be still here in the spring!

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  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, September 10, 2022 6:16 PM

It really looks great.  Super job on a classic.  Im hoping we all get to see more builds from you.  

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, September 11, 2022 2:11 AM

Cheers wpwar11. 

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  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, September 12, 2022 9:18 AM

PatW, as a recent retiree I feel your pain.  Budgets are getting tighter and priorities have to be made and unfortunately modeling has to take a back seat.  I'm so glad that I was able to set up a stash large enough to "sustain" my modeling but I never considered the cost of the "Extras" like paint and glue rising as drastically as they have.  For myself, I have switched over to using craft acrylics as much as possible as my supply of "Real" modeling paints dwindle down.  When they're on sale, I can get a bottle of craft paint for less than a dollar a bottle compared to four to six dollars a bottle(smaller bottle too) for the model paint.  I'm primarily building for myself and not contests so I'm happy with the results.  We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

tjs

TJS

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, September 12, 2022 8:40 PM

Tom, I started doing the same thing with my paint supplies. I started going to Joanne Fabrics whenever my wife went for supplies for her window treatment business. They have a great craft section with tons of bottles of paint with different brands.  

At an average of $3 for 0.57oz. of well known brands verses $1 for 2.0oz of craft paints, it's a great buy. I went in one time and they were on sale 3 for $1. Walked out with 30 bottles for $10. Spent about 1/2 hour going through row after row checking all the colors. 

I used to use a well known brand but started to work with the craft brands also. I thin them both with distilled water (98cents a gallon) and clean the airbrush and regular brushes with Windex. No problems with either. I've used both on the same model and won medals at shows.

You know the old saying "You do what you have to" but I don't think I'll buy any more of the name brand once my supply runs out as they both do the job for me.

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
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 1:51 PM

I started to do just that, trying to collect everything I would need to continue my 60 year hobby into retirement. But that was 10 years ago now and looking at the price of living especially with gas (heating) and Electricity costs rising here by 100 to 150%. We should have spent more as a nation on Nuclear power, not shying away from it, to be more self sufficient but now paying big time for our constant hesitation! We as pensioners here in the UK, I have a Mantra into and throughout our upcoming winter, it is, Heat,Eat or Die!

Remember , common sense is not common.

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