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Bare metal planes edition

Previous Thread: >>8519815
This thread is for the discussion of scale plastic (and resin) models kit
-Post photos of your builds in progress and your finished builds
-Have your builds critiqued or critique others
-Discuss tips and techniques
-Ask for advice or give advice to others

Some helpful guides to get started:
https://www.scalemates.com/
http://www.mediafire.com/view/1vf1aw7v91pz5pa/Airfix%20Model%20World%20Specia%20%28Scale%20Modelling%20Step-By-Step%29.pdf
http://www.scalemodelguide.com/
http://www.modelersite.com/en/area/98/scale-models-techniques
http://www.swannysmodels.com/Tools.html
http://fichtenfoo.net/blog/model-tutorials-and-in-progs
https://www.scalemates.com/
http://ipmsstockholm.org/
https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/
http://www.primeportal.net/home.htm

Plus there are tons of people on YouTube with pretty good videos on techniques etc.

Some sites to purchase models, extras, and supplies:
>ebay
https://www.dersockelshop.de/ (GER)
https://www.scalehobbyist.com/index.php (US)
http://spruebrothers.com/ (US)
https://freetimehobbies.com/ (US)
http://www.hobbyeasy.com/ (HK)
http://www.luckymodel.com/ (HK)
http://www.hlj.com/ (JP)
https://www.modellbau-koenig.de/en (GER)
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/m/ (JP)
https://www.hannants.co.uk/ (UK)
https://www.jadarhobby.pl/index.php?language=en (PL)
https://www.bnamodelworld.com/ (AUS)
http://volksusastore.com/webstores/scale/ (US) (Carry Mr. Color and GaiaNotes paint)
https://www.emodels.co.uk/ (UK)
https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/
https://www.super-hobby.com (EU/UK/RU/US)

>what airbrush and compressor to get???
Whatever you do, don't get master chinkshit. Look into Double action, gravity fed Badger, Iwata, Harder and Steenbeck, GSI Creos, Paasche, etc.
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Finally got a model of my own truck. You’d be surprised how hard it is to find a model of a 2nd gen 1500.
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So I had a shower, primed the flanker, and managed to forget that I had showered. I guess it's time to replace the vapour filter in my mask. If I can member where I put the new one...
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>666
Devilish thread

How do I make paper flags look good on ships?
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>>8569027
>Paper

I think you want to use aluminum foil so that they stay in shape.
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>>8569060
There's always PVA glue as well.
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>>8568666
Nice miscolored panels. Now needs proper weathering, dust and smoke.
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>>8568666
How do you get a flawless bare metal finish?
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>>8569122
I'm not OP, but from what I've heard starting out with a real smooth, loss black surface is one major part of it.
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>>8569122
Alclad II paint and a perfectly smooth, dust & moisture free surface
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>>8569122
You need to have a really smooth surface in the first place.
No scratches or stuff like that. Every minor scratch or dust dot will become extremely visible on metallic surface.

So prepare the surface, wet sandpaper it with 1000 => 1500 => 2000 grit sandpaper.
Then either/or cover it with glossy primer (ideally black,like the one that comes with Alclad or Xtreme Metal). But hey, even Tamiya X-1 Black is fine as long as it is thinned and sprayed without pigment dots, etc.
And then, only then you apply metallics. AK Xtreme Metal or Alclad OR Gunze Super Metallics series OR certain Tamiya LP series.
Keep the pressure low (15-20 psi) and work in thin layers. Thick metallic layer = fucked up shine. Optionally polish it after you are done.
Yes, moisture the air of your workshop before to get rid of dust.

Flawless metal finishes (especially glossy ones) are 90% the correctly prepared surface for them and only 10% the actual metal finish.

P.S. One quick hack: go to supermarket and buy plastic spoons. Use them to train your skills and/or colour palette. Very helpful.
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Just completed my first model since childhood. How's it look?
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Give me your favorite 4BO recipes and examples RIGHT NOW
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>>8569272
Clean.

Not bad for a beginner i'd say. Some brush strokes are visible, but thats hard to avoid, even for more experienced painters.

My biggest complaint would be the cross on the top of the turret which is simply wrong looking so it hurts my slight autism.

Besides that there is always room to improvement.
If you enjoyed building this tank and are going to do another one, check out youtube for tutorials about chipping to make the paint look a bit worn at the edges.
This is an easy method to make a model look more real and less like plastic.

Also look watch some videos about washes. Same reason: Super easy to use, but the result is amazing.
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>>8569908
I liked the ammo one so far, I wanna get the mr color set to try it tho
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>>8569122
I will echo what >>8569244 said, but add that there is another option if you are game. Foil. Foiling a model is also all in the preparation (as you are smoothing it to the original surface to the point that people make little burnishing tools to make sure there are no gaps whatsoever) but if you want your incredible NMF (as opposed to Duraluminium primer or whatever) foiling will give you that result. I've done some limited foiling in the past but no longer have any of the models I used the technique on (a 262 and a Sabre) so have an example from the internet.
It is the most labour intensive way to finish an aircraft, but for an actual natural metal finish you cannot beat it.
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>>8569908
No examples on hand right now, but might go looking for one later. The 4BO recipe that I use in smaller scales (1:100 and 1:72) is VMA007 and VMA010 in a 1:5 mix. Works well enough for me.
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>>8569974
I can second the Ammo (modulation) set.
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>>8568666
Is there a good combo of tamiya sprays to achieve this effect? I tried using light gunmetal for the offbeat panels and it looked too dark against silver.
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>>8569272
Not bad but like the other guy said please please for the love of god paint over that top decal it is triggering me so bad. It doesn't bother me now but trust me when I say a month from now if you're still into this hobby you will be a historically accurate autist too and you will regret it.
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>>8570237
We dont all degenerate my friend. My first model still stands as a trigger to autists everywhere.
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>>8570237
Stay triggered Accuracy-let
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>>8568666
Second time in row OP pic
>Neat.jpg

Been adding stencil decals last few days. There are shitloads of them, done with underside and wings, fuselage is still missing them.
fündekals decals are pretty good quality, very thin and adhere nicely, In some cases decal numbers are a bit too close to the decal itself and part of the same film so you gotta be careful with that.
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Syringes are really neat for contact glue on small ares much better than brushes or sticks. I only had one with very small needle so I removed the needle by pulling it with pliers and then I drilled a bigger hole(ca. 1mm) in it. Now I have much less excess glue and clean fingers.
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>>8569272
Sterile. It need a matt varnish.
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>>8570237
I'm gong to make a blue Sherman just for you
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Any Youtube military figure painters with tutorials that go beyond
>how to paint German splinter camo
>how to paint German SS oak camo
>how to paint German feldgrau
>how to paint German D.A.K.

It's crazy how I try different combination of keywords and all I get is tutorials on krautshit.
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>>8568666
Who here would buy a scale model of the HMS Habakkuk?
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>>8571041
https://www.youtube.com/user/wssmagazine
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>>8571183
Bro, this is all wargaming scale.
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>>8571208
so what?
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>>8571266
What do you think? You think 1:72, 1:35 and 90mm are all painted the same?
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>>8571277
most techniques can actually used in any scale.
Maybe you should tell us what you are looking for in the first place.
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>>8571295
You'd think 1:35 would be the default.
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Im thinking of starting wood ship modelling. Am I making a mistake /toy/?
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My Hasegawa P40 I just finished next to the Matchbox P40 my dad built in the early 2000s
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I am about to start applying chipping on my latest model. I was planning to use Nightshift's chipping method, but now I have some concerns regarding it. I am talking about painting lighter chips or off-colour chips. I think the paint on tanks just gets off exposing metal or primed surface rather than discolored layer underneath.

Is there any explanation why he does chipping that way? I mean besides the artistic vision. Does it suppose to represent primer showing from underneath base paint?
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>>8571092
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>>8572055
Well I don't know what are you a saying about some random guy method as this kind of chipping has been around for more than two decades and I'm sure he neither invented or perfected it.
That said, it's supposed to show scuffs and less deep chips. That obviously range from bare metal, primer deep to few nanometers hence the different colorations on chipping. But it this case is for obvious visual impact and bait as it looks nice, that's why it's quite popular in wargayming minis and it kinda fell out of favor in scale models as not always such gradient happens and paint just peels off or whatever else happens to it as there's a million things that you can do, so better look for real references instead of following blindly like a sheep and think
>do I wanna do x or y looking chipping because of z reasons? How do I achieve said objective
You'll have more fun and it's more rewarding than just going cookie cutter
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>>8571310
which brings us back to that youtube channel. Do you really think 28mm/1:50-ish requires drastically different painting techniques for miniatures than 1:35?
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>>8572121
Yes, retard, it does.
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>>8572139
elaborate if you know that much about miniature painting.
Since you know that much... does 1/48 and 1/35 miniatures require different techniques as well?

But lets face it: 1/35 is a shitty scale for any miniatures besides Germans, because its dominated by German armor. When i look through some online shops it seems 2 out of 3 1/35 kits are German ww2 vehicles.

So if you are looking for something else, you need to look at scales that are not as dominated by one single topic.
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Quick and dirty rapid prototyping of Afghanka painted and highlighted in Tamiya desert yellow. Not a 100% what I want, but I guess this is what I'll stick with. Maybe I'll try some brown oil filtering to not make it so ochre. Also no flatcoating yet, so it's just the bit glossy base paints.

Thoughts? I didn't really want to go overboard with highlighting, so I only lightened two highlight layers slightly.
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>>8572403
The other figure I tried it on. The driver is resin, this one is normal injection-mold, so inevitably the sculpting is less pronounced.
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>>8572414
Fix that spot where you painted the dark gray onto the back of the jacket.

The miniatures will only start to come together once there are at least all the base colors there. I would continue to paint the rest and see how it looks. You can always return to already painted areas and either add more highlights if needed, or tone them down a bit by using a wash or filter.
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>>8572437
The uniforms are pretty much just single color overall, minus the synthetic fur collars. Tankers usually didn't even wear ranks during this period.

(pic is a reenactment motorized rifleman)
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>>8572437
Also I don't know if I want stronger highlighting/drybrushing. I think more contrast will be gained by oil washes in the recesses.
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Is there any ISS plamo that is truly modular and articulated at its wings? I'm eyeing 11024 Dragon Models 1/400 ISS 2007 assembly, but I don't know if I can play it.
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Why can't any of these companies determine what color a luftwaffe uniform is?
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>>8573044
Maybe it's like feldgrau?
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>>8572139
It most certainly does not. You just have to watch your blends and transitions to account for the larger size. The techniques are exactly the same, the application is a more refined version of it. A 28mm fantasy giant is really just a 70mm human, after all.
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>>8571424
-If you want to invest lots of time
- if you dont want throw, if you make a critical mistake, you will definitly make some errors.

finised 2. hull today, I invested about 50 hours of work till now in this ship, its my first one . I think I could do it now in 40 hours because the learning curve is real( finding the best tools for one job, the right method, etc.)

If you built a kit from occre, the tutorial on youtube can be quite helpfull, but these are not perfect in my opinion for example they use a brush for contact clue, this will make a mess and lots of excess on the planks.
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Well anons decided to stop on the 1/48 Hobbyboss Fm-2 cause wiring a radial is time consuming and kills your vibe to go on for a bit; So I've decided to start on a dragon 1/48 Ta-152, try something german this time. I'm going to do it as Von Rhiendars' Ta-152 from The Cockpit OVAs, pretty simple scheme actually and I'll post updates as I go along
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Anyone built the Meng D9R before? It's one of my favorite dozers and I recently just got into models / kits. Looking for a monster unit to sink into.
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>>8573853
I have that. It's a nice looking kit but I never finished it because the canopy piece was missing :(

also the Cockpit is really cool
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new nigger here, if I decide to get an airbrush to help with some models, will I have to get separate paints other than Tamiya acrylics in bottles? how exactly does this all work? can those Tamiya paints be used both with brushes AND airbrushes? sorry if these are really retarded questions, I have a limited budget as a newcomer and don't want to fuck myself by getting all the wrong shit
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>>8574064
>can those Tamiya paints be used both with brushes AND airbrushes?
Tamiya acrylics airbrush really well. Just remember to thin it and you'll be good.
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>>8574078
that's what I had hoped and initially assumed, I just got confused somewhere along the way with all the different types of paints I think. thanks a lot anon
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>>8571987
nice work anon. always thought it was an interesting plane
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>>8574080
Yeah their acrylics are kino. If you get the small 10ml bottles you can just drop 2ml of thinner in there and thin the whole pot instead of having to mix it in the brush or in a cup everytime and then just spray it at like 20psi and you're golden
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>>8574090
that's a great tip, thanks again
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oh yeah, forgot I have another question
I have an older ship kit from a few years ago that was never started beyond cutting the pieces out. it was improperly stored in my basement (which gets pretty cold in the winter) and some of the hull pieces seem slightly warped. would that be a problem, or would I be fine just gluing them together for initial painting?
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>>8574102
It should be fine to just glue the hull pieces together unless its really bad.
Got any pictures of the parts?
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>>8574161
that's what I assumed. like I said, I'm usually kind of anxious about starting new things (or, in this case, restarting). just don't want to risk fucking it up.
when I first got the kit, the side pieces of the hull basically conformed to the bottom. now it seems a little fucky
I imagine if I applied glue there wouldn't be an issue, but I can't do a dry fit at the moment
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>>8574192
Ok, you could use clamps to force them to conform.
What kit is that?
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>>8574202
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/flyhawk-model-fh1301-sms-luetzow-1916--629090
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>>8572166
Isn't 1/35 the second most common scale besides 1/72?
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>>8574192
Glue them in place in one end (on the left there looks the easiest), let the glue set, then force them into shape and glue the rest. Or start on the left, let it set, then do a bit at a time. Whatever you can hold/clamp in place while the glue does its thing.
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>>8574213
For armour, 1:35 is probably second most common after 1:72, might be even more so nowadays. For aviation, fuck no, it is probably 1:72, 1:48, 1:144, 1:32, 1:24, 1:200 in that order.
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Anyone know how shit this is? I want to tackle painting an exposed turboshaft engine at least once.

Also any good alternatives? I don't really care what helicopter it is, as long as it has an exposed gas turbine.
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>release the australian vientam war centurion
>costs $61
>release the mk. 1 centurion
>costs $115
I'm Australian so I can't really complain but it's really annoying how they did this, anyone know why? All the ones I want, the mk. 1 and the korean war variants are like $20-50 more expensive with no extras compared to the original.
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>>8574402
They expect more sales of the regular one instead of the australian one, despite the higher price.

The RAAC is the best looking one though.
I have that AFV-kit on my to-get-list too.
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Just got these mr.color acrylic varnishes, the gloss one is see through the matt one isn't. Should the matt look like that/will it frost up the model or did they just send me a jar of cum?
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>>8574520
>Should the matt look like that
Yes. Sometimes clear varnishes are also milky in the bottle, but matte ones kinda have to due to the transparent "pigment" that makes it matte.
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>>8569272
It looks a bit flat.some very judicious drybrushing and washing could really make it pop.
If you want to experiment with the techniques, try painting the sprues the same as the Tiger and practice on those.
Also, don’t use gloss enamels. And ditch that decal on top of the turret, holy shit.
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>>8574535
Ok thanks , i had a tamiya one and it just frosted up the model so wanted to make sure
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>>8568666
I still want to know who the fuck changed the airbrush advice in the OP from "get an affordable chink one and go from there" to "you should jump into expensive ones from the start even though you have no idea what you're doing"
Also nice satan trips faggot.
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>>8571092
It's autistic enough to make a nice diorama with if it's in a manageable scale like 1:1200 or whatever the fuck, haven't built ships. Hope it would come with some nazi flying saucers.
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>office Christmas party because we are probably going into lock down until we can figure out who the president is/civil war
>at least I got some nice kits
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>>8574965
Yeah I don’t really get that. A master airbrush will do good enough and last like two years while only costing 20 some bucks.
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What was the point of this kit?
>Super obscure proposed tiger variant so it only appeals to a small group of guys who actually care
>Use worst tiger molds so the guys that do care know you are fucking them
I would have probably picked it up if the model had more modern parts.
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>>8575154
Are you from Syria?
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Looks like Ukraine is planning a T-64-based Armata knockoff.

1:35 when?
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>>8575209
>What was the point of this kit?

Making them money. And at least someone thought it will work and sell well.
Who knows if it did.

I really would like to see the global sales figures for some kits. That would really be interesting i guess.
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I want to build an ERA covered T-72.
What kits are there? I assume Trumpeter has something to offer as well?

Pic related is available everywhere and its rather cheap. According to scalemates its an old Dragon mold from several years ago.
I'm open to suggestions.
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>"Hello, I'd like two gallons of chipping fluid."
>"I need it for realism."

>>8575437
Trumpeter and Meng. Don't buy that one unless you're absolutely poor, it's fucking garbage.

Sauce: I've build the Revell rebox.
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>>8575465
Ok, onto the quest to find Trumpeter or Meng for less than 50€.

Just saw the Meng one for 100€ on ebay.. for that money i could get the Trumpeter T-72B in 1:16.
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>>8575473
The Trumpeter one will probably be fine. I'm building their T-80BV right now, that has the same Kontakt-1 ERA.
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>>8575465
>two gallons of chipping fluid
just use hairspray lmao
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Fucking
>Go to second hand donation store
>seen a couple model kits there before
>check it out
>same cars and motorcycles I'm not interested in
>Notice Tamiya race bike
>It's 200$
What in the unholy fuck
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>>8575568
Are you sure it was a donation store? It might have been what is known as a venders mall. Either that or a worker knows kits are worth more then stores like that tend to price them so they did a quick ebay or Amazon check and found it being sold at a retarded mark up and assumed that’s good enough.
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>>8575568
make them an offer
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>>8576772
like, a blowjob?
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>>8568666
i think bandai has spoiled me in regards to decal quality, the decals for the port holes on this romulan warbird are so bloody thick and crack easily.
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>>8575568
damn, usually donation stores have pretty good deals.

i remember getting a whole lego Sopwith camel in a biscuit tin for only £8
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is the 2016 airfix 1/72 ju87 stuka the best in its scale?
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>>8577596
It isn't bad, but I haven't built any others so I can only point to other people for comparisons: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235037686-best-172-ju-87b-2r-2-any-definitive-advantage-of-airfix-vs-fujimi/
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>>8577700
cool thx.
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>check facebook
>more boomers have bought the unimog snowplow
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Goddamn it every single store is sold out of Testors ultragloss clearcoat and the bajillion car lacquers they have instead won't handle Tamiya accent colors as well
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[AUTISM INTENSIFIES]
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>>8577944
Where did you get the b-29? I can't find one anywhere but I might just be unlucky.
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>>8577992
One boomer modeller was selling his stash, simple as that.
Was lucky to be the first one to grab all the fun models.
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>>8577992
As with most things, there's a bunch on Ebay.
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>>8577944
>1:72 Bear
How fucking big is that?
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>>8578054
A touch smaller than a 1/72 B-52.

...


Well ok, 69 cm wingspan and 64 cm long. Personally I'd go for 1/700 there instead.
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Where do you guys have better luck finding old kits, flea markets or antique barns?
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>>8578166
Flea markets are much better for that. Antique places are more likely to overcharge you for kits if you even find them.
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Update on the T-80 figures for anyone caring: I have four figures to use, so one of them is going to be the company commander, wearing a newer VSR-pattern jacket.

Also I guess I'm gonna need Russian Army arm patches, and two AKS-74U's. Anyone happen to know about some?
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>>8574979
>1/1200 scale Habakkuk
That would be a meter long, about the size of a 1/350 scale USS Enterprise (CVN-65).
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>>8578166
Estates. I build the things people died before they got to.
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>>8578961
What if you build it wrong and their ghost gets mad and trashes your house? Then what, huh?
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>>8578918
Well not the one on your picture, that would be half a meter. Which is still ridiculous. The real thing would be 2x bigger yes. But at a smaller scale it would be near impossible to find anything to pair it up with.
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Decals are now attached and did some panel line washes with oil color+lighter fluid mix. Need to figure out what to do with those USAAF markings, since decals for those were pretty thick and no matter how much micro sol and set i used they didnt really set that well into panel lines.

>You were issued a warning! ;_;
>Complaining about 4chan (its policies, moderation, etc) on the imageboards may result in post deletion and a ban.
I really fucking hate my ISP and how easy it is to get banned or warnings for posts you havent even made.
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>>8571041
Being able to transfer knowledge to a different context is actually a measure of intelligence.
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>>8579007
the anons of /smg/ are perfectly capable of autistically trashing their models and living space without any paranormal interference
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>>8579438
Lmao that trashbin sperg was hilarious.
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>>8579355
Wow. Faggot.
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I finally got it. Took me a few years to find a unit someone was selling for a sensible price. I found a crapton of Su-22s selling for a hundred of two. Got this one for ten euros.
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>>8579484
I'm guessing the profiteers are dumping stock now that KP reboxed it.
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>>8579514
I don't think the guy even knew how much it's worth. KP kit is still heavily contested and I couldn't find it anywhere for a reasonable price. There's still plenty of people online selling it for way too much.
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>>8579304
Been there before, but anyways the mustang is coming out fantastic anon
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>only have ww2 stuff
>look up for some more modern vehicles
>most of tanks look like leopard 2 with different turrets with the exception of russian and israeli
>SPGs kinda cool
So should I get T90, msta-S or Merkava 4? Also is Zvezda ok?
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>>8579578
Recent Zvezda is usually very good, less recent is usually ok, the really early stuff can be quite shite.
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>>8579578
Maybe look into wheeled vehicles? Quite a variety there.

Or PL-01 from Takom, it looks... original.
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>>8575488
Ordered the Trumpeter kit for 40€. Hopefully it arrives next week already.

This will be the first modern tank in 1/35 scale since i was a child.
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>>8579588
what do you mean by wheeled vehicles? Like Type 16 or like Humvee?
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>>8579658
Wheeled armored vehicles. BTR, LAV, Rooikat, various SPGs, Stryker. There is quite a few of those.
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>>8579688
I have a bad memories with stryker so I think I'll stick to tracked vehicles for now. Do you have any that are worth mentioning?
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>>8579700
Not that anon but why build what others tell you to? Just look up some vehicles and pick whatever you find cool if you can
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>>8579732
Because I don't know much more about modern tanks than I learned while working with army so I don't even know what stuff is out there... I saw some cool ones (namely t90, merkava and msta) but can't decide on which one.
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>>8579738
A good first kit would be a T-55. Kits should'nt be too complicated and you can paint everything from a frostbitten Uzbekhistani mountain goat to an African Steppe Warrior
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>>8579738
Well in that case I'm quite partial for the t-90 (and variants of it) and slavshit in general. Meng one is arguably the best engineered but check reviews and offerings from others.
The armata platform is really baller and the zvezda offerings are allegedly the cheapest and most accurate, if you care about that, arguably the "best" option for the t14 and t15 and seemed to get their shit together. Thinking of getting them if I find them for less than 40€
I like the pimped out Abrahams with tusk and there's several excellent options from chinky manufacturers like rye field models. Modern german armor also hits the spot, got a rfm puma on the backlog but I need to finish coming up with the build setting, also got too many projects started and none finished and that's not good.
You could just browse trumpeters catalog and probably find something interesting, like the russian coastal artillery bereg which is calling my name but I don't have space for it sadly
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>>8579007
Well, then I deliberately build one badly and set it out as bait with all the lights off. Then when their ghost appears I stare at it silently while masturbating. Eventually it will either get uncomfortable and leave, or it'll join in. Win either way, desu.
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>>8579738
Okay, so if we are talking modern MBTs

Abrams for USA
Merkava for Israel
T-90, T-72B3M, T-80, T-14 for Russia
K2 Black Panther for Korea
Leopard 2Ax for Germany
Challenger 2 for UK
Leclerc for France
Ariete for Italy
Type 90, Type 10 for Japan
Type 99 for China
Arjun for India (surprise surprise it's trash)
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>tfw no building today, the workbench needs a serious tidying
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>>8580358
Okay, I already found an Italeri 00 brush still in its packaging I completely forgot about.
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shitty cellphone pic since my cameras memory card shit the bed. Cabs fixed in place, engine covered, a good amount of putty work, camo started. I'm gonna wrap up the camo on the existing parts, then catch up on the small details missing on the cab/engine area. Then its on to the big dirty missile tubes
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First camo colour done, and the first bit of masking on top of that. Going with masking tape and doing things by hand here was judged a bridge too far even for me. Props to Foxbot for giving you both positive and negative masks. They seem pretty well behaved too, and it also included masks for the right fin front edge antenna panel, but they didn't match the panel lines of the Trumpeter kit. Oh well.

>>8579304
You're making me wanna build a Mustang. I do need some natural metal practice. Dunno if the results on my end will be quite so inspiring though...
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oh yea, got one half of one sprocket done on the T-26. New article to come in the next couple weeks. One last hurrah at work then mid december Im taking 3 weeks off where it'll be nothing but building models, drinking and expanding the workbench.
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Since anons here seem to know their P-51s, I had a question concerning the Academy P-51D kit in 1/72.
I cut out the rudders for it last night, and upon gluing them together I found that the fuselage halves have different sized tabs for where the rudder slots into the tail. One is notably larger than the other, although both are the same depth into the fin. Since I lack P-51 scale drawings to place it up against, should I opt for a thinner connecting tab (build up the fin with plasticard on that side, file off the difference in thickness on the rudder) or the thicker one (build up on the rudder, file down the fin)?
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>>8580661
>I do need some natural metal practice. Dunno if the results on my end will be quite so inspiring though...
They do talk about buffing your surfaces and having coats of black alclad as your primer.
Well I couldn't be arsed to, just a coat of tamiya flat black as a primer, main shade is some old Humbrol enamel (because my Mr. Paints were still in transit and I wanted to paint) panels that were supposed to be different shade were painted with Mr. Paint lacquers.
No buffing was ever done because I dont know how to.
Just get different shades of metallic paints, (burnt iron, super silver, white aluminium, dark aluminium, duraluminium etc.) get good with your masking game and youre good to go for metallic surfaces.
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Doing decals. Royally fucked up the white band and had to buff and repaint it bajillions of times, leaving not a single rivet left, but thankfully you cant really see it.
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>>8575677
Thats what Im assuming, I think it changed ownership and someone is actually watching the stuff they get in
>>8576772
I normally would, but its not my cup of tea
>>8577541
This is the store I got a Dragon BMP from for 13$, and a lego VW bus for 30$
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>>8579304
great work anon, looks beautiful
>le IP bans
I can't even go off wifi on my phone in my area anymore because it's constantly getting banned, probably some faggot spamming cunny on /tv/ or something
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>>8581496
There was a link to the post I got warned about, apparently I was trying to instigate some sort of homosexual revolt against mods in /lgbt/

Which i find pretty gay and amusing.
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>>8581548
>apparently I was trying to instigate some sort of homosexual revolt against mods in /lgbt/
be a lot cooler if you did
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Can't post any progress as the only thing that I do I buy more kits for the stash rather than build but soon™ I'll be back to posting builds.
Also I think I'm becoming a boomer as I'm starting to crave wwII german dragon kits which I wouldn't have touch with a ten feet pole a year ago, help.
>>8580636
based and uraganpilled
>>8580661
cringe and low IQ ukropilled
(great job on the plane tho)
>>8580756
jebpilled and some day we'll see it finished
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>>8579304
Same.

Once an IP I was assigned had a permaban from a decade ago because some cheeky fucker was posting CP. To think that guy lives probably within 20km of me.
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Does anyone have images of this camo?
I am unable to find any references and the image is as clear as mud
Doing a 1/72 scale T-80BV
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>>8582199
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216065
said scheme colors, application may vary yada yada
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>>8568796
a lot of car kits are hot rods n shit, especially American ones. Offhand I've seen a couple of squarebody Chev kits and thought about picking one up, but what Id' really like is more construction equipment, especially older stuff you can weather.
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>>8568666
are there threads for rc planes/quads and if so on which board?
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>>8582199
>>8582226
>said scheme colors
I think it's the same unit that Trumpeter tried to depict.
>application may vary
T-80U's were also seen with this pattern. Don't know what unit or military region they belong to tho.

>I am unable to find any references and the image is as clear as mud
Trumpeter a lot of times uses the same paint schemes for their 1:72 and 1:35 versions of the same vehicle. I'm looking at he 1:35 sheet in front of me right now.

Here's a big scan from Scalemates: https://www.scalemates.com/hu/products/img/6/6/4/240664-58-instructions.pdf
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>>8581354
I like it, anon.

Is that Decalsoft on the left cross?
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>>8582199
This is a weird mix of classic Soviet Late tritonal camo (green, black, yellow) only with White painted over yellow.

Understandable, considering how they disliked to re-paint tanks in seasonable camo (unless in warzone or forced to do by authorities).
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>>8582199
Found this one.
Turns out to be a paint scheme of one of the tanks from Sertolovo (56th training centre, a tanker training school near St. Petersburg). These guys have lots of nonstandard camos.
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the best reference for this particular camo was found in War Thunder (lol).

Don't judge me.
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Speaking of rare Sertolovo camos, I dare someone to make a "Darkwave" camo from there
(yes, WT is a nice ref once again: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/264350046584176640/504476111866953728/B9D7C5423DDC94A8C6CC368DC1F6845AF6901E12.png)
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>>8583276
>>8583291
>>8583297
>>8583306
dog bless, anons
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I don't generally like internet drama bullshit, but I got curious yesterday, went digging and couldn't find a clear answer so I thought maybe some anons here might know.
Why the fuck did Brexitmodeler come into existence? I know that the Britmodeler admins are cunts that farm free shit and run their forum as a little personal fiefdom while their jannies try to setup cults of personality around themselves, but that has been the case for over a decade (you can find cases of their overreach already documented in the 2000s) but for Brexitmodeler all I find is "no talking about the other site" stuff, I'm really curious what was enough to cause a miniature exodus.
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>>8568666
Anyone here thought of taking a model of the M1A1 Abrams, and gave it Genertion 2 Megatron colors?
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>>8568666
Do you think "Orange Man Bad" might be the reason why no one is planning on doing a scale model of the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier?
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>>8583657
no...
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Oil weathering, dust, fading and all that. Washes aren’t showing up as well as I would have hoped though.
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>>8582581
micro sol to be exact
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>>8583822
I doubt. Chinks don't care about this shit. This is one of the few hobbies still in existence that's not infected with the Burger four year screeching cycle.
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1:35 Arjun when? I know the tank is a piece of shit but it's exotic and looks kinda interesting.
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>>8584669
It looks somewhat like a poorly made clone of early Leopard 2.
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>>8584730
Ok KaPoor we need our tank.
Like Leo2 and T-90 but our.
We will rip-off T-90s Russians sell us and Leos, then try our best to make our own locally-produced MBT.

Turns out T-90 is still several times better but at least we tried.
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>>8584739
>not sure if meme or actual poo
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>>8583822
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>>8583657
no but i have thought of making a M551 sheridan up in red like autobot warpath
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Is it getting about that time to try and organize another group build lads? I’m kind of feeling it
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>>8584954
Wehraboo group-build, but you have to depict them committing war-crimes. Bonus points for Dirlewanger Brigade.
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>>8584986
That would be an interesting theme ngl, kinda like that one guy who made a diorama of some imperal guard raping an elf
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>>8585056
>raping
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>>8584986
>>8585056
>Horrors of war group build
It is pretty open to near any subject and time
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>>8584986
Wehraboo group build, but none of the vehicles have kill marks or a bucket hanging from vehicle protrusions
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>>8585140
Wehraboo vehicles, but it's all slav and anglo captures with humiliating graffiti.
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>>8584746
Arjun lost in all categories to T-90 despite 24 years in development.

>The Arjun faced persistent problems of overheating and that "tank's main subsystems, the fire control system (FCS), the suspension system, integrated gunner's main sight, which includes a thermal imager and laser range-finder, which were rendered erratic and useless by the abnormally high peak internal temperature of beyond 55 °C in India. However, Major General H.M. Singh, a director in charge of trial and evaluation, said the user field trial report had certified the accuracy and consistency of the weapon system.
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>>8585160
It's hilarious how bad the Arjun is, and you'll find seething Pajeets screeching about is all over the Internet if you bring it up.
>gunner's sight is a huge unarmored hole in the turret front
>no ammo blast doors
>no composite array on the turret sides
>RIFLED gun with HESH and short-rod rounds
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>>8585175
>no ammo blast doors
But they have cum blast ammo, so it's ok.
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>>8585207
>a paki round detonates the ammo rack and the entire crew gets bukkakke'd.
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>Building 1/72 P51D from Academy
>Find out that rudder hinge is shorter on one side while removing it from tail
>No matter, I'll just bodge up one side and make it even
>Closing cockpit halves I find out that the positioning shelves for the cockpit floor are uneven
>No problem only the battery stack looks uneven and I can fix that with a shim or putty underneath it
>Filling void in fin in preparation of positioning the rudder
>Find that the two horizontal stabilisers are uneven by ~2mm on a 1:72 scale mustang
HOW THE FUCK DID THIS KIT GET PAST QA? It is well cast (mind you it might just be that it is the first non short run kit I've done in over a year) with minimal flash or slip, there is basically no sink marks, panel lines are in nice relief, and all parts stick together very cleanly (no out of position pins). It is just about .5-1mm lower for every detail on the right hand side, up to nearly 2mm for the horizontal stabilisers. This is a fundamental issue with the tool, how the fuck did it get passed?
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>>8585224
Lol, my F-16 has YF-16 cockpit decals, Academy is fucking garbage.
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>>8585232
It is annoying, because I bought this kit after seeing sprue shots (which looked clean to my "I only build obscure garage kits and slav/turk/pole/aus short run shit" eyes) and finding out that the kit was boxed with RAAF decals (by Ronin). The RAAF decals are nice, and that is good, because the Academy kit decalse have the black ink printing out of alignment by ~1mm (which is pretty fucking bad when you have some 3mm tall yellow text outlined in black on the sheet). I'm still going to build this up (I was building it to get my eye back in for foiling and filling) but it is leaving a very sour taste in the mouth.
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>>8585175
poos couldn't even develop something as simple as a copy of the AK
>During the 1999 Kargil War, the rifles were used in the high altitudes of the Himalayas. There were complaints of jamming, the magazine cracking due to the cold and the rifle going into automatic mode when it was set for three-round bursts. There was also a problem of oil being sprayed into the eye of the operator.
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>>8585237
And they still won that war, and every other war.

How the fuck do poos with inferior equipment win pretty much every time? Is the Paki regular army that shit? Maybe should have borrowed some Mujaheddin from Afghanistan.
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>>8584986
>Bonus points for Dirlewanger Brigade.

They did only have soft-skin vehicles, so it might not be the best topic for a group build when most people love to build tanks.
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>>8585232
They make good stuff too, like their 1/72 Apache. But highly variable, definitely one of the "check reviews of the specific kit" brands, or at least "buy recent toolings or be prepared".
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>>8585250
Hello, Pajeet
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So unironically group build ideas at the moment.
>horrors of war (war crimes maybe burnt of vehicles and people having a shit time in general)
>knocked out vehicles
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>>8585391
I wouldn't say unironically.

Garbage kit groupbuild? Skif, old Zvezda, Czech rebox, early Trumpeter, etc.
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>>8585309
>objective historical fact makes you Pajeet
Okay Muhammad. Don't you have some white British children to groom?
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>>8585472
>Garbage kit groupbuild? Skif, old Zvezda, Czech rebox, early Trumpeter, etc.
I'd be on for that, a friend of mine recently tossed me an old Airfix kit ('89 boxing of a '65 tooling) that he had found clearing out the basement. Partially built as well, but with your basic hobby glue instead of anything that actually sticks to plastic.
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>>8584954
Middle eastern frankenstein armor/diy artillery/hilux groupbuild
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>>8585559
Horrors of war, shit kit, middle eastern DIY...
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>>8585582
Now tape it to a flatbed truck
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>>8585472
Monogram, FROG, NOVOEXPORT (Soviet brand under which USSR made and sold abroad model kits made on bought FROG molds), AMODEL, Czech short run, Kopro (Kovozavod shitsomething), Eastern Express and ARK models (the still make FROG models cut they bought NOVO molds when ussr broke up).
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>>8585559
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>>8585477
It's ok, indcel
there are at least 1.5 billion people more who can't use a toilet
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>>8585627
And half the pajeets who do have access to one still shit in the street
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>>8585477
So easy to spot one even in an entirely anonymous environment.
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>>8585627
>>8585651
Lol, upset paki mudslimes.

I'm not even curry, and you're absolutely buttblasted. Name an indo-paki war that Pakistan won then. I'm waiting.
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Got tired of the T-80 for now, back to finishing this abomination.
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As part of "finish all the WIP models before starting new ones", I've finally assembled Amodel Tu-104 in 1:144 scale.

Nice addition to Soviet Airlines (tm) collection.
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>>8585472
>>8585548
>>8585559
>>8585582
>>8585616
I’ll put these in a straw poll at some point Fridayish so we have time to generate ideas
>if we do shit kit would we include older molds from more known companies IE really old dragon and 70s tamyia stuff
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Hated the trees I did before so I spent three days building one from scratch. Took the trunk section from my apple tree and the branches are off a bush in the yard. Then drilled holes and painstakingly gluing in each branch. All that is left now is to paint it a bit then flock it.

After that I have to paint the duck, freshen up the mud on the tank, and finally sand and stain the wood base.
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>>8584605
>>8584759
I'm pretty sure its more likely that Drumpf is against the idea of a scale model of the Ford Carrier, yet perfectly fine with almost everything else in the united states military.
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>>8586098
Maybe he thought 1/350 was it's actual size.
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>>8585582
that's actually a pretty nice kit
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>>8583822
more like they actually don't know what it looks like below the waterline so they can be sure they get it wrong. Maybe they argue that it's not worth the investment in molds to make something that people will just point out is incorrect. In any case there will be some kit eventually
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>>8586178
>something that people will just point out is incorrect.
who cares about what some nerds on Finescale thinks
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>>8586178
Tbh I never cared about some minor details being wrong.
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>>8568666
I bought a lot of hobby equipment for $150, and it included some wooden
model ship kits, plus the paints and tools for working on them. There was an air compressor, and air brush plus some other power tools. 6 bins of stuff all together, some plastic WW2 planes too. Honestly, I don't know where to start. I'm a noob, I was just looking for an air compressor for gunpla and ended up with some super cool stuff. Tomorrow I'll go through everything and figure out what I've got.
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>>8586213
>>8586873
there's a quote out there from the ceo of eduard about their tempest about how ass it is to get said nerds appeased
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Anyone have a COE semi truck that isn't from fucking AMT?

Just tried to build two different kits from them and they both went to shit. Maybe I have gorilla hands or something but AMT seems to be seriously hit or miss especially with their older models. Even the older Revell kits aren't this bad.
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Passing the "odd winter camo" phase.

>>8586178
Makers have happily made kits based on very limited information before. (Hello there F-19.) It seems far more likely to me that they aren't jumping on the Ford because 1/700 ships ain't that big a thing in general, and in the world of 1/700 ships anything not WW2 ain't that big a thing in general.

>>8587114
It's all in the soak time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npdFjrpf9LY

(Of course, anyone thinking everyone can be pleased can go ask Britmodeller about if a 1/72 aircraft should have visible riveting or not.)
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>>8587607
>and in the world of 1/700 ships anything not WW2 ain't that big a thing in general.

To be fair, modern ships look rather boring, with few exceptions.
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heads up smg, Zvezda is beginning to announce their 2021 release plans.
Ships (nuclear icebreaker and schuka-class sub) and civil aircraft so far.

More interesting categories are due tomorrow.
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>>8571092
>habakkuk
I always though UK ships had some cool names but that is horribly semitic.
You can carve that thing out of styrofoam, no need or a scale model.
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>>8573044
Why can't you look up pictures of uniforms on oruiginal militaria forums to find out they are blue?
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>>8575428
>T-Rex
looks like the turret of the Conqueror.
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>>8575437
It's an old Dragon mold from the 1990s. Made with help from the honorable Steven Zaloga before there were detailed info on Soviet armour available. It builds up nicely and looks the part. I had that kit in the 90s. Trumpeter is far better ofc but also more expensive.
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>>8575437
>I assume Trumpeter has something to offer as well?

And Meng too.

T-72B with Kontakt-1 bricks is like this:
Trumpeter > (slightly better) Meng > Zvezda/Dragon (I've built it, was quite disappointed)
T-72B with Kontakt-5 bricks (mod 1989 and B3 modern upgrade) - Trumpeter = Meng
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>>8587818
Thanks Anon.

Pic related was delivered yesterday already.
I also ordered 2 crew figures from Aliexpress. Maybe they will show up before January as well.
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>>8587813
>Made with help from the honorable Steven Zaloga
Read some of his book from that period. Quite a few stuff is pulled from his rear, but what else could he do?
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>>8587769
>1/350 gangut class

I will now buy your model
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>>8587943
they have 2

WW2 Marat post-refit
and WW1 Sevastopol (pre-refit gangut).
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>>8587114
>>8587607
As some other guy once said 'if I wouldn't have noticed it without some nerd on the internet pointing it out to me, it doesn't really matter'.
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Post Black Friday sales
>SprueBrothers has 20% off orders over 30$
>KitLinx has a bunch of items on sale, hard to sort through, could be some winners in there
>Squadron has some sale going on that ends tonight on garbage no one wants, or price cuts on items that puts them on par with every other retailer.
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>in the process of building and trying to improve Revell's ancient Memphis Belle kit
>today, this gets announced

Is God mocking me? Might be fun to build both and compare but damn.
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>>8587769
Oh fuck. I want the icebreaker.
What's the chance it'll have shitty detail though, can't imagine they'd bother with the windows.
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>>8578392
check osprey pdfs
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How is Wingnut Wings doing so far?
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>>8588655
Didn't they get in trouble for embezzlement or something?
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Update on the Von Reinhardt's TA-152 H. Cockpit is mostly done, space to see the cockpit is actually too small, so it won't bother me much. Just have to work/paint on the tail and engine compartments before I can truly close this guy up. So far it's been a fun build, not too much detail like the Zokei Mura kit, but just enough to seem interesting
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>want to build a F-86 Sabre Dog
>no good kits in 1/48

I'm gonna get the Revell kit, it's apparently a rebox of 90's Pro Modeler plastic which is supposed to be okay. I wish Tamiya or somebody would do a modern one though
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>>8588483
If it's a new and fresh release from Zvezda? Chances are low.
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>>8588655
Dead and buried. Meng finished and released their Fokker Dr.1, I haven't heard anything about the Lancaster or where the rest of their tooling may have gone.


>>8588682
I've seen speculation that some money Jackson's gotten to support the NZ movie industry may have ended up here, but that mostly seems to be people brainstorming things that could have gone wrong instead of stuff people have heard actually happened.
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>>8587773
Is the 225 a new tool, or the Revell kit from a few years back?
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>>8588655
is anyone else getting tired of scale models getting bigger and bigger? I mean great, if someone wants as 1/32 Lancaster, great, but these things are such a chore to build, and you can't just plop it down anywhere, it needs its own fucking 4' x 4' table to display on.

I wish manufacturers would focus on making more 1/72 and 1/48 highly detailed new tooled aircraft instead of these 1/32 and 1/24 meme shit.
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>>8589115
I just want a decent 1/144 toolings of big planes. I want a Tu-160 standing next to a B1B and both of them looking good out of the box wuthout having to spend 100hrs each to make them look good.
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>>8589115
My fingers are crossed for HKM to release a 1/48 Lancaster. They did 1/48 B-17s after doing them in 1/32, and they've already made a 1/32 Lancaster, so....

Or a B-29. I think that's due.
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>>8589232
this looks real good, not over done
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>>8588346
just as bad as buying an old kit for bunch of bucks and then a reissue comes out.
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>>8589309
I'll just use the alternate decals of the Revell kit so I don't end up with two of the same plane on the shelf.
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What are the absolute best manufacturers/kits in 1/72?
I've bought all of flyhawks 1/72 kits and want more, was looking at modelcollect, likely good?
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>>8589332
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>>8589345
Just that particular kit?
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>>8589332
What fucking topic you fucking mong?
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>>8589368
The topic is it's 1/72 scale and the detail is up there with flyhawks 1/72's kits.
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>>8589375
>Airfix
>Revell
>Kopro
>Condor
>Mistercraft
Now fuck off.
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>>8589379
What's wrong anon :(
Anything you want to talk about?
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>>8589380
Yes. Anything besides spoonfeeding a vague retard.
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>>8589384
You spoonfed me shit though, what's up bub?
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>>8589375
Do you understand the difference in scale and topic?
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>>8589414
I was being sarcastic, I wasn't asking for any topic.
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>>8589426
I dont think you understand what sarcastic means
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>>8589433
What else would you call it than?
Using a term contrary to how another person is using it in order to mock someone else's autism?
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>>8589348
Basically all of Tamiya's 1/72 aircraft toolings. But beware, they also rebox a bunch of Italeri stuff, those likely ain't half as nice. I've also had a real good time with Heller's Sherman, Academy's Apache (their Stryker may be up to snuff as well, but I only built half of it as the base for a resin conversion), and apart from some fit issues with the intakes GWH's F-15J.
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Are any online stores that stock boats doing black friday sales?
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>>8589656
i got an email from freetimehobbies for 20% off anything in their store the other day.

they're pretty much the best store for boat stuff in north america, plenty of aftermarket stuff they import as well as plenty of resin kits of rare subjects as well as the popular brands.
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>>8589642
you can tell when they rebox italeri luckily, usually says so on the box itself.
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>>8589108
AFAIR they rented Revell molds.


Meanwhile this for 2021 Zvezda vehicles:
Their own new T-62 in 1:35:
Dragon rebox of BRDM-2
Tor-2M (don't know if own or rebox)
Some trucks and shiet
M4A3 (76) Sherman

In 1:72:
Su-122
M4A2

Full catalogue is due tomorrow.
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Does anyone have any experience with the web store "hobby easy"? The prices look very good, even slightly too good, in fact.
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Fuck tanks and planes, I'm a ship guy now.
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>>8589726
I know slav rivet-counters were always autistically screeching about Trumpeter's T-62 over shit like 1-2° differences in angles, so I guess maybe Zvezda is aiming at them.
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>>8589751
>Trumpeter's T-62 over shit like 1-2° differences in angles

Trumpeter was sorta fine (the only problem is the price, hehe).
They were screeching at Dragon one (wrong front turret) and Tamiya one (wrong scale wrong turret wrong everything).
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>>8589726
>Their own new T-62 in 1:35
I will now buy a modern tank in 1:35
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>>8589726
>1/72 Su-122
I think I can take the praise for that one, I just built UM's.
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>>8589726
I hope they do the T-62 in 1/72 as well
All of their ground stuff in 1/72 is absolutely baller
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>>8589735
another one of us corrupted by anime girls I assume
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>>8589085
Meng is probably busy with their F/A-18E Super Hornet and their Ford GT40 Mk.II'66. Hopefully we get to hear something about the Linecaster soon.
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>>8589735
Same, desu. I still like planes, but I haven't build a tank or vehicle kit in years.
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>>8589115
>is anyone else getting tired of scale models getting bigger and bigger?
Just wait till they make a 1/200 scale Indiana-class battleship.
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>>8590879
plz not another 5 hour drydock episode
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>>8591105
What did he ever do to you?
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>>8591160
he keeps spoiling us with excellent content
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anyone got good pictures of the typhoon wheel bays, the nose end with all the plumbing? Hasegawa kit kinda lacking in that department, gonna try to scratchbuild it. All the good pictures i can find are tail end, which is just flat basically, or of models and not the real thing
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Do I have a problem? I finished three kits in last year. And the pile just keeps growing.
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>>8591587
Yes. You should collect 1:48 planes instead
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>>8591587
By the standards of some that isn't really anything. My local hobby shop got five cubic metres of second hands kits from someone who had passed away a whole ago. But on the other hand you probably don't want to end up measuring your stash in cubic metres to begin with, so spotting the problem and doing something about it around your point is probably a good idea.
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Zvezda 2021 catalog confirmed.
What's new: Mi-24P in 1/48
Yet Another Yak-130 in 1/48
Yet Another C-130 (J this time) in 1/72
Hawker Hurricane in 1/72 (why?)
757-200, 320neo, 321ceo, 350-900

C-400 SAM in 1/72

And of course, The Little Engine That Could.
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>>8591815
>Hawker Hurricane in 1/72 (why?)
rebox?
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>>8591903
>>8591680
>>8591587
Beginner here checked scalemates already, I think I want to buy some stuff:
https://www.scalemates.com/de/kits/rye-field-model-rm-5036-pzkpfwvi-7-5cm-ausfb-vk3601--1252486
https://www.scalemates.com/de/kits/hobbyboss-83858-st-chamond-heavy-tank--936702
https://www.scalemates.com/de/kits/trumpeter-02257-f6f-5-hellcat--102705
https://www.scalemates.com/de/kits/italeri-6557-pz-kpfw-vi-tiger-ausf-e--1149357
https://www.scalemates.com/de/kits/hobbyboss-80135-sturmpanzer-iv--957280

I can get each for 24€, the panther for 31€.Which is the kit that You would buy the least?
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>>8591967
To be honest, I wouldn't neither. None of these interest me.
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>>8591967
I would go for the st chamond or the vk3601 but if it suits you I can't tell. Also there's no panther there in your links
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>>8591903
No idea.
My gut tells me it is more likely to be a rebox but no official comments yet.
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>>8592111
Scalemates says its a new tool.

Why make a new tool when a solid one from Airfix exists, and Arma Hobby release seems to be even better?
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>>8591967
>https://www.scalemates.com/de/kits/italeri-6557-pz-kpfw-vi-tiger-ausf-e--1149357

This is probably not a good set. Italeri tank from the 90s.. i would think you can find a better Tiger 1 kit.
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So group build suggestions so far
>horrors of war
>captured/knocked out Axis vehicles
>shit kits
>Middle East/Middle East “field conversions”
>DIY stuff in general (field conversions)
Anyone else’s got any suggestions?
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>>8592164
Thanks I saw somebody building the 6507 and thought 6557 would be equal/better, but 6557 has no photo etch etc.

In the end I wanted to buy all but the tiger, but some dickhead bought the st. chamond :D
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>>8592334
Demilitarized equipment
Tanks made into buses
Ships with the guns stripped and passenger spaces added.
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>>8592450
so, like one model of each?
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>>8592450
Based and peacepilled.
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>>8592334
>shit kits
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>>8591587
Why not just build and buy one kit at a time?
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>>8592600
Because I have more fun researching and learning about the topic than building those kits. Its just so much fun going into rabbit hole of so mamy kits, history of the model...
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Today's Black Friday haul was fucking NOTHING!

Literally nothing was worth picking up.
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>>8592711
You have enough on your backlog already.
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>>8592711
Where are there even any sales? I've only found one website doing a flat 30% off anything coupon. Everywhere else is just some stupid shit like 10% off if you spend a lot or something.
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>>8592711
Because the entire "sale" is a scam
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I have no idea about actual cars or model cars but I kind of want to build one.
Basically the only cars I know is the car from back to the future and the car from Initial D, the Toyota AE86 and I was thinking of building that one.

How are the kits? I can only find one that was made in the 80's by Fujimi, is it likely going to be garbage quality?
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>>8593352
Apparently this one is really good.
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>>8593600
Sick, it looks good and is cheap.
Thanks.
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What do you guys use to paint Japanese infantry? Also is there anything other than the 2 Tamiya kits?

Pls help
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>>8593620
>What do you guys use to paint Japanese infantry?
Paint?
>Also is there anything other than the 2 Tamiya kits?
Both Fine Molds and Dragon both have kits.
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>>8592711
I got myself Takom MAZ-537G Tractor with CHMZAP-5247G Semitrailer and Hobby Boss Ural-4320 Truck, both in 1/72 (and Ural wasnt in sale).
And the stash grows, gotta finish the Mustang this weekend and start on the diorama base for my T-55&Leo1
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>>8593334
At least we'll get our yearly comedy gold footage of Burgers trampling and beating each other to death over consoomer junk.
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>>8593620
Never did one, but I'd assume most paint manufacturers make IJA uniform color, especially Jap companies.
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>order gloss black
>order some other shit, like gravel fixer and pigments so the shipping is not more than the paint
>need white spirit but out of stock
>this was on Wednesday
>should have been here yesterday
>be today
>gloss black refunded because out of stock
>will only get here Monday, so no materials for the weekend
>also white spirit back in stock
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>>8593930
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>>8592861
Yeah, I saw 10% off deals, but only for Revell and (older) Zvezda. Gee, I sure do want to buy literal trash at 90% plus shipping.
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Okay im done with this build, dont really want to add anything else to it, already went overboard with engine exhaust and gun smoke trails.
It was a fun kit to build, would definitely recommend this and I guess their other Mustangs too. Eduard in 2020 makes some good shit.
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>>8593949
Group shot on the deck of an Zuikaku-class aircraft carrier, now i only need 1/48 RAF and VVS plane for my collection of major combatants in WW2
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>>8592861
On occasion Squadron would have real deep discounts on some kits, but they haven't in a while. Best bet is trawling eBay for deals, sometimes you run across a boomer motivated to sell.
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>>8593951
Is the Zuikaku deck scratch-built?
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>>8593967
That too is an eduard "kit" i got from somewhere for cheap many years ago.
Its just a slab of plastic with details engraved on it.
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>>8593930
cancel the order
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>>8593949
Came out pretty good anon
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>>8568666
Group build voting is open
https://www.strawpoll.me/35463966
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>>8594098
I've got a particullary shitty Ar 555 I'd love to build.
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>>8594098
I know a particular store with plenty of shitty resin kits if shit kits wins
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>>8594516
So hows the figure cleaning going on anon, got rid of all the flash yet?
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>>8594546
Why yes, I did build AZ Model kits before
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So it seems Tamiya masking tape and Aqueous Mr Color may not always. play nice with each other. (At least this will be relatively easy to sand and mask.)
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Camo done, Rounding up the little details, then on to the missile tubes
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>>8594718
Is that a Pantsir?
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>>8594637
what the heck
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>>8594744
BM-27 Uragan
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>>8594098
What are the most infamous 'shit kits'?
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>>8594867
I have a '65 Airfix tooling in mind, early Zvezda, Marivox, KP or Amodel on a bad day, Revell's Santa Maria, most things box scale, this thing: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014262-mig-29m-23rd-afb-172-mistercraft/

If you find yourself putting the needle files aside and grabbing a full sized file, if a bench vice is involved in getting stuff together, if the aircraft looks the part "from a distance" of BVR, if you find yourself driven to drink the lacquer thinner, if the kit is more filler than plastic by weight when you're done...
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...and I misread you entirely. Oh well, that Santa Maria is the worst I've put together. The Mig 29 I linked to is probably one of the more well known ones nowadays thanks to that review. I've seen Zvezda's 1/35 T-60 mentioned.
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>>8594867
Skif tanks. Also super-early Trumpeter. They were so bad they were using ABS instead of normal styrene.
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Anyone know what is in the storage box at the back of the tank and how I'd make them?
Looks like two cloth bags to me and some strap thing but I haven't done any research about ww1 tanks to know.
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Since shit kits seem like they are gonna take it (no idea how long we should let voting run) maybe we should create some kind of criteria for kits
Basic ones that come off the top of my head
>obvious and well known low end manufacturers
>old kits from more well known companies like pre 90s molds
>outright bears from review stand points
I suggest the last one because plenty of modern molds from big companies can still suck ass like dragons black series kits.
Also what would the rules as far as the goal of the build be? Are we just building shit kits and presumably try and make them look as good as possible finish wise then post our struggles or do we want to go full river counter and try and fix up some junk kit to be as accurate as possible
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>>8595139
Just making something out of them will probably be quite enough.
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>>8595139
So I can build tamiyas 35127 Merkava I or that tamiya Panzer II from the 70s ?
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>>8595345
based aussie modeler
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>>8595381
I built that panzer recently, and it was rather good for the price they were asking.
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>>8595381
>>8595765
Yeah that's a really nice kit, hardly qualifies as 'shitty' IMO.
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>>8595782
For shitty kits, one would have to look into Mistercraft or Amodel kits.
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>>8594867
Airfix Vintage. All of them.
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>>8589642
>>8589345
Fuck these actually look amazing at least the zero does I haven't checked the others.
How would you say they compare with eduard? I think I'm gonna go with tamiya atm cause they do japanese planes but are eduard 1/72 planes equally as good?
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On sale right now. Should I build a tank with a crew of maid traps?

Because with my meager skill of painting faces they're definitely going to look like trannies.
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>>8594867
I'm going down to the local store tomorrow to check out their "classic" assortment.
Also since I want to get better at adding detail to kits I might try to do it to this project. Depending on what I end up getting
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>>8595961
diorama them paratrooping out of a c-47
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>>8595961
>Attention! This set requires glue
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>>8595961
if you don't like how the faces turn out, you could just print and cut out some tiny uWu masks.
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>>8596026
Tranny masks, lmao.
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>Master Box makes US Civil War women and Confederate soldiers.
*meme image of pregnant Anne Frank and CSA soldiers from /k/*
4chan have ruined me beyond repair.
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>>8595381
To wring a shit kit out of Tamiya you'd probably have to go back to the 1/100 days or some such.

>>8595928
Eduard are generally held in quite high regards, so at least anything reasonably not-ancient from them is likely to be a pretty good kit. I've heard that the fit may not always be the easiest though. With Tamiya on the other hand the fit is likely to be very good, while some of their older (say, previous millennium) kits of non-Japanese subjects might merely be "good" when it comes to details. I haven't seen the Bf109-G6 but otherwise the zeroes are likely as good as it gets there, but then again that's not saying much considering how brilliant they are.

>>8595961
I've seen worse ideas.
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how does group builds even work? we build things with the same theme, post it and then what?
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>>8596055
That's about it. If someone can be arsed with it there might be a vote at the end for which was the best, but don't count on it.
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>>8596055
Best voted group build participient gets to go on a guided tour of Latvian workshop where they make aftermarket vacuform canopies for old Monogram kits.
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40% off (about $30 with shipping)
Should I?
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>>8596076
Is it something you intend to build within the foreseeable future, or just more stash filler/"OMG deal gotta buy gotta buy"?
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>>8596109
I definitely wanted an Abrams eventually, only an early M1. Later versions have so much shit packed on them you can barely make out the actual tank underneath.

Although I do like state of the art tanks as well, that are loaded with all kinds of high tech gizmos. Judging from the box art this one should have TC thermals (with hunter-killer capability), thick DU armor, CROWS, Linux, though no TUSK or Trophy.
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What are the best diorama materials and why are they twigs, cat litter and chinchilla washing sand?
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>ordered model, paints and instruments 2 months ago
>shop finally gets new stock
>all of it is resin wheels for aircraft
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So with the nosecone no longer being "weathered a'la Monino" along with a few minor bits of touchup, repairs and detail painting this is where it's at. I'm feeling quite happy with my choice of paint scheme, and the national insignia will probably make things even better.. Now to see how many of the over two hundred stencils I can be arsed with.

>>8596348
Another case of stuff magically being labelled "Out of stock" the instant your payment processed? Though that reminds me to check... Oh, neat, the instance where that happened to me recently just shipped.
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Bugger be big.
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>>8596379
In my stash I have a Revell rebox of someone´s 1/32 MiG-29 trainer but I havent built it because i dont know where to put it when its ready.
I just had to buy it like six years ago because it was such a weird kit to be found in a supermarket.
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>>8596384
I was thinking more for it's scale, but yes, in 1/32 things can get rather massive. I managed to get on the list for one of JetMads 1/32 Viggen so I have that to find a place for.
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>>8595961
>>8596033
I could understand if they were 1/24 or 1/12 scale, but what's the point of having them manufactured in 1/35? What would they even go with?
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>>8596691
So you can build a diorama of them sacrificing their lives to kill a few of invading soldiers while luring them with their looks.
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>>8596691
>What would they even go with?
Tanks. They gotta squish something, right?
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>>8596691
Tanks, some cars.
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>>8596711
>They gotta squish something, right?
well that's not very nice
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>>8595782
Youre right, actually the first plastic kit I enjoy building. Pretty easy to build, my first tamiya scale model btw.
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>>8595789
I thought mistercraft was meant to be good?
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>>8596937
Since when do they do anything but rebox the toolings no one else wants?

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mistercraft-d-264-fouga-magister-cm170--1134921 Heller '80
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mistercraft-d82-mistercraft-d82-f-16d-30-spadahlem-ab--1236541 Intech '80
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mistercraft-d-221-l-29-delfin--1146939 KP '70
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mistercraft-b-37-pzl-p-7a-transylvanian-fighter--932564 PSW '8x
And a fresh one https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mistercraft-f-58-mig-31--1207721 Condor '01
Etc.
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Thoughts on UM models?
>>8596993
I just saw an anon above mention it as a good one, pretty cheap prices too.
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Just watched a video from
Millennium 7 * HistoryTech
about the Gripen so does anybody know how awful the tamyia kit is or should i but the Kittyhawk one?
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>>8596993
>https://www.scalemates.com/kits/mistercraft-d-264-fouga-magister-cm170--1134921 Heller '80

Lol i have this piece of shit in my stash.
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>>8597043
The Tamiya kit is the Italeri one. In 1/72 the (new) Revell one is supposedly quite a lot better. Given that the Revell kit is at best ok I wouldn't have very high hopes for Italeri's attempt.
Jumping up to 1/48 the Kittyhawk one appears to leave something to be desired as far as the fit goes. (Supposedly varying a lot ona kit-by-kit basis due to Kittyhawk not giving a fuck about consistent cooling rates.) http://www.ipmsstockholm.se/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3
Also you get decals for a JAS 39A, but the plastic builds up to a JAS 39C, but at least that should be easy to after-market a fix for. I have no idea of the 1/48 Italeri is any better.

Trivia: the domestically built recon pod for Gripen has a unit cost of around 800 million SEK/95 million USD.
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>>8597140
Wow, thanks so much really didn't expect such a elaborate anwser
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>>8597175
It's a subject dear to my hearth. (C'mon JetMad, hinthintnudgenudge, and if the Czech air force would be so kind and start buzzing the crap out of Eduard's office...)
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>>8596067
kek
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Does anyone have any experience with hobbylink japan? I bought my first kit from there yesterday because it was cheap but I'm not sure how it works. When can I start the shipment? When will I be able to see how much the shipping costs and when will I receive my package?
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Does anyone have experience with Cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CYMK) Painting technique? Can you recommend it?
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The local hobby store has frog, azure, old heller, amodel, supermodel and some resin kits. What should I pick for the group build
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>>8597834
Amodel

The more obscure the better
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>>8597796
I ordered from there quite a while ago.

If i remember it correctly, they store your orders for you in a "warehouse" (virtual one i guess),

Depending on their actual stock you can request the things inside your warehouse section at any time.
Depending on how many items you want to be shipped you get the shipping cost (hint: they will remove almost all your savings from the cheap price).

Simple example:
Kit there: 30 - shipping 20
Same Kit from Ebay: 50-60 free shipping
Same kit from a German store: 70+

Its basically like this.
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>>8597855
>Depending on their actual stock you can request the things inside your warehouse section at any time.
so I have to send them a private message to have them shipped? (there isn't a button for that)
>Depending on how many items you want to be shipped you get the shipping cost
If I buy in bulk the shipping remains the same? (in your example: 20€)

What is the cheapest option for me given that I live in Italy?
Should I order it from a physical store so that perhaps I don't pay the shipping fee?
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>>8597842
it was a bit hard to choose. Until I found this
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>>8597842
If only you knew how bad things really are.
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Alright, I though a garbage kit groupbuild would be a cheap endeavor, but my local hobby shop asks the equivalent of $30 for a Skif tank. I could buy the Trumpeter/Hobby Boss version for that.
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>>8597923
at least the kit includes some photo etch for the lulz
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>>8597886
Now there's some boxart.

>>8597923
Oh dear.
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>>8597890
Why the fuck would you even build in resin? Except for minor details done in 21st century?
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for the group build. Obscure (seriously I can't even find this on scalemates, although it has to be a rebox of the modelkrak kit) resin kits are perfect for this
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New thread, this one's hit bump limit.

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>>8597883
There should be a button. Or is the set maybe not in storage?

>If I buy in bulk the shipping remains the same? (in your example: 20€)
The more/heavier stuff you buy, the more expensive it gets. Logical right?

>What is the cheapest option for me given that I live in Italy?
I have no idea. Check various stores and compare them with ebay, amazon etc?

>Should I order it from a physical store so that perhaps I don't pay the shipping fee?

You could do that, but don't expect him to "gift" that shipping fee to you. You can order from a local store if you want to support him, but you won't save much that way. Ordering from China is usually the cheapest.
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I might’ve accidentally made a really mad natural metal finish method. Vallejo steel pigment goes really shiny if you put it over a freshly painted enamel, in this case tamiya x-11. I can mask it without any detriment to the finish that can’t be buffed out with a q-tip, and it looks just as shiny as alclad. Anyone know a pigment color that’s a bit lighter, like from mig or ak?
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For comparison here it is with normal tamiya x-11



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