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  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: Somewhere in Texas
Old/new to modelling, age 20
Posted by Cfinley2001 on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:37 PM

Hi there! I'm Cfinley, or you can call me Connor. I'm from Texas, and have stumbled upon a few models in my time, but haven't gotten the time to build until recently. I'm hoping my time on this forum will help me get some of these done, and figure out other mysteries in modelling. Pleasure to meet you!

I really dunno what to put here yet 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, December 13, 2021 12:56 PM

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

If you need any help with questions/problems don't be afraid to ask. That's what we're here for.

Check out all the sections of the forum to help in seeing what you'd like to build.

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
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, December 13, 2021 2:21 PM

Hello, Connor, and welcome!

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, December 13, 2021 2:44 PM

Welcome aboard,what do you like to huild.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 13, 2021 2:47 PM

Welcome aboard.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 13, 2021 3:56 PM

Welcome Conner.  We have a few other Texans around here.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: Somewhere in Texas
Posted by Cfinley2001 on Monday, December 13, 2021 11:02 PM

Not quite sure where to start posting but I'm gonna start an Airfix P-51D soon. Just need to clear space in the garage to have my workspace. I really love prop planes, and I'm going to have a ton of them eventually.

I really dunno what to put here yet 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, December 13, 2021 11:09 PM

If you're starting a plane, post it in the "Aircraft"section. Ships go in the "Ships" section, etc.

If you have any problems, just ask.

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
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 3:21 AM

Good on yer mate and welcome from downunder. This is a great place with great people and all the help in the world, if you want it.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 9:10 AM

Welcome to the hobby and welcome to the forum, Connor!  I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 6:38 PM

Welcome Connor Welcome Sign

Hey since you're just getting started check out the group build section. It's where all the action is! You may find a group and can add your build to it. It's a great way to meet people virtually here and start out with people doing something with a common interest.

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to a Monogram 1/72 SR-71 and that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 11:11 PM

Is this the Connor with the Collect-Aire P-51H?  I was thinking of recommending you sign on here, but it looks like I procrastinated too long.  Welcome!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: Somewhere in Texas
Posted by Cfinley2001 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:10 PM

jeaton01

Is this the Connor with the Collect-Aire P-51H?  I was thinking of recommending you sign on here, but it looks like I procrastinated too long.  Welcome!

 

 

Yep! Thank you for the instructions! I'm gonna keep that one on the shelf for a while, but I intend to build it one day. I really like 1/48, as it seems the perfect balance for scale, price, and detail. Any advice for a specific airbrush I should get, by the way? I no longer have the airbrush I used to own, as it broke. 

I really dunno what to put here yet 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 1:17 PM

Yeah, don't attack the P-51H right away.  Resin kits are different, best to start out working with resin improvement sets for injection molded kits.

I have several Badger airbrushes, some 150 double action suction brushes, but also two gravity types ehich I much prefer.  One is a 100 single action with a small paint cup, the other a double action with a larger paint cup.  Iwata and Sotar seem to be well liked but I haven't used them.  The main thing with any airbrush is spending the time to learn to use it and to thin the paints suitable for the airbrush you are using and for the task you have at hand.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: Somewhere in Texas
Posted by Cfinley2001 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:46 PM

jeaton01

I have several Badger airbrushes, some 150 double action suction brushes, but also two gravity types ehich I much prefer.  One is a 100 single action with a small paint cup, the other a double action with a larger paint cup.  Iwata and Sotar seem to be well liked but I haven't used them.  The main thing with any airbrush is spending the time to learn to use it and to thin the paints suitable for the airbrush you are using and for the task you have at hand.

 

 

I'll certainly take note of that. My father used to build models when he was younger, so I'll see if he can give a more.. Tactile, introduction to painting with an air brush. I've never been great with spray cans, which I'd imagine function similarly to air brushes? I'm not entirely sure.

I really dunno what to put here yet 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 4:44 PM

Do a search for Don's Airbrush.  He has a lot of pros and cons on different makes and models.

There are some things the same and some differences with rattle cans.

On a personal note I have a NEO, and like it.  Usually a decent price at Hobby Lobby.

  • Member since
    July 2019
  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 5:31 PM

Cfinley2001

My father used to build models when he was younger, so I'll see if he can give a more.. Tactile, introduction to painting with an air brush. I've never been great with spray cans, which I'd imagine function similarly to air brushes? I'm not entirely sure.

 

 
I can't use an airbrush because my apartment is too small. In theory, I could make or buy a portable spray booth and set it up on my kitchen stove, but set-up and take-down would be a pain, nor to mention storage when the spray booth wasn't in use. So I use only use spray cans and brushes, and do my spray painting in a cardboard spray box I made from a banker's file box. I mounted a low-wattage incandescent bulb inside the box to speed drying time, and have been pleased with the results. There are skills that one learns only through making mistakes, but that's so with any skill. And spray paint is no doubt more expensive over time, but when you have little or no choice....
 
Bob

On the bench: 1/500 Revell S.S. Hope, being built as the hospital ship U.S.S. Repose; Academy 1/72 F-86F Sabre, and a diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor). 

  • Member since
    January 2021
  • From: Somewhere near Chicago
Posted by Teenage Modeler on Thursday, December 30, 2021 8:13 PM

Welcome to the forum, Connor! Nice to see someone young like you make models.

This is a friendly community and everyone here knows their thing. I learned a lot of things here that helped me with my models. You can ask anyone here and they would have a good answer. Have fun modelling!

If only I could show my models to my friends...

 

 

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  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Friday, December 31, 2021 1:33 PM

You've come to the right place!

On the kitchen counter top in North Carolina

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, January 2, 2022 4:49 PM

Welcome to the mad house.  you'll find a lot of information and help here, collectively centuries of experience between us.  Unfortunately it can be approaching a century worth in some individual cases, like me.

What is your favorite prop jub?  For me it would be the P-39, P-61, and Hurricane for WWII.  After that comes the OV-10, C-130, and H-43 Helicopter.  After all they are prop jobs, just with theirs pointed in a different direction.

  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: Somewhere in Texas
Posted by Cfinley2001 on Monday, January 3, 2022 11:33 AM

ikar01

Welcome to the mad house.  you'll find a lot of information and help here, collectively centuries of experience between us.  Unfortunately it can be approaching a century worth in some individual cases, like me.

What is your favorite prop jub?

I'm thankful, then. I enjoy listening to feedback and learning from people who know more about what they're doing than I do!

I personally like more experimental aircraft, but if we're talking production, then likely the B-24, B-17. Though if we ARE talking prototypes, I love the weird stuff, like the XP-77, and the XB-39.

 

I really dunno what to put here yet 

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, January 3, 2022 5:57 PM

G'Day Connor and welcome to the forums.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 3, 2022 6:47 PM

Hi Connor;

      Would somewhere in Texas be like near New Braunfels ,Tx? If So Come to the Rail Museum and let's meet. 

  • Member since
    December 2021
  • From: Somewhere in Texas
Posted by Cfinley2001 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:41 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Connor;

      Would somewhere in Texas be like near New Braunfels ,Tx? If So Come to the Rail Museum and let's meet. 

 

 

Sometime in February or March might work! I'm about an hour away from there! I'll have to make a proper forum post about the models I have queued up... I just need to find them first.. Too many things to find after the move, it would seem.

I really dunno what to put here yet 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:58 PM

Hey Connor;

      Take your time, We will be here for ya! Relax and take your time sorting your likes and dislikes. After All, we have a category for just about anything. "Cept trains, there's way to many books dedicated to them anyway!

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 6, 2022 7:12 PM

Welcome, Connor. 

Like John, I have a Badger double action airbrush, in my case a Patriot 105.

My advice on airbrushes is to buy a good one, even if it takes you a bit of time to do so.

Look in on the airbrush forum here; that's where the experts are.

An airbrush is quite different from a spray can. A double action brush gives control of both the air flow and the paint volume. That takes practice, but is worth learning.

Again, a good brush is money well spent.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Friday, January 7, 2022 8:29 AM

Welcome Conner. They are right you came to the right place. I just started a few months b ack and got some great advice on stuff. These guys are realy helpful and great . They realy know their stuff.

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