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Artillery EditionPrevious Thread: >>8732594This 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 othersSome 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.pdfhttp://www.scalemodelguide.com/http://www.modelersite.com/en/area/98/scale-models-techniqueshttp://www.swannysmodels.com/Tools.htmlhttp://fichtenfoo.net/blog/model-tutorials-and-in-progshttps://www.scalemates.com/http://ipmsstockholm.org/https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/http://www.primeportal.net/home.htmPlus there are tons of people on YouTube with pretty good videos on techniques etc.Some sites to purchase models, extras, and supplies:>ebayhttps://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.
>>8765897is that a German 150 from WWI?
i'm probably doxing myself too much but there's a captured german field gun in a town close to me. captured by the french. it's KRUPP STEEL. my dog was really interested in it. i will get a picture of her with it next time i go. diary over.
oh neat I made the thread photo>>8765912It's the 21cm morser 16, but yea, German and WWI
>>8765935>i will get a picture of her with it next time i gounrelated but looking forward to it
is there any way to get the wood grain effect with acrylics that you could get from using oils? hand painting, for what it's worth
>>8766665dry brushing maybe?
What would be the best company for 1:72 AFVs and non-armored vehicles? All eras are preferred.So far I've built a Trumpeter BTR-70 and Hasegawa Sd.Kfz.251, and I liked both, but I want to make a rather big order and don't want to make too many returns.
Is it me or are there no good deals on ebay anymore. People are charging like 30+ for 35 year old models with 55 year old molds.
>>8767623It sucks, I wish the coof would fucking end already so model shows would happen again. Retiring boomers usually dump their old stash on the show marketplace, sometimes for peanuts. Also there's always the occasional delusional old fart who thinks his Tamiya Centurion that was sitting in his basement for thirty years is worth 80% of a new AFV Club one.
>>8763476Apart form the by now kinda famous Panther engine deck that makes up the rear end of it there's some bits that more or less suggests themselves as being something.
>>8766665There's this https://youtu.be/fXNI0VRtYKM?t=432
Speaking of wood, quite happy how the tool handles ended and how fast it went. Still need to finish the ax one but pretty much the heavy lifting done. Need to varnish, mask and paint the clamps and finish the metal parts>>8766665Done this with acrylics on top of a oil filter to give the wood a more warm tone. Pretty easy, just use glazes and try not to do grain too big as in scale it would be barely noticeable usually, some wood had more visible grain but to personal taste avoiding the grotesque.Do the grain with a very fine tip and other textures, general filter (glaze) to unify tone and then glaze and blend shadows. Check and work as many layers or details you want. Sounds tedious but doesn't take more than 10mins to finish a handle, A flat or bigger surface should be even easier as you can work the grain much better and don't think too much. Even better if the surface has already grain or interesting details on as it's more about volume and coloring than having to draw>>8767638The thing on the thumbnail and the poor results on live video really activates your almonds about lying and eye candy
>>8767634>star wars is a heap of random trash>more news at 11
>>8767628For 72 scale check IBG from poland
BULGARIA MENTIONED OOGA BULGAR
>>8767634i spy a differential pumpkin
>>8767623Wtf do you guys buy that it's overpriced for you? eBay is nothing but good deals for me but I always hear the opposite in this thread.
>>8767587It really depends what you are buying, they all vary wildly. But in general they are all alright as long as you stick to well known companies.
>>8769845I find I really need to hunt around to find deals. There's also a trend now of people shitting up search results by listing individual sprues or instruction sheets for like 15$
>>8767587The absolute best company is flyhawk, they produce the best 1/72 kits bar noneBest detail, perfect fit, good value and very good priceVery limited selection although they’re releasing new kits soon
What are some good 1/48 tank kits? I'm worried 1/35 might be a bit much to brush paint.
>>8770163Go on scalemates, pick a tank you like, and look through the 1/48 kits for which ones have good reviews. IIRC Tamiya has a lot of 1/48 armor kits that are very good.
>>8770196Currently looking at the Walker Bulldog which seems to be good for a beginner to armour. Old molds always leave me apprehensive though.
>>8770204Tamiya's Walker Bulldog is 1/35
>>8769845I regularly see people on ebay trying to sell kits with at least 30-40% markup on retail prices. I don't know why. They don't respond to you pointing out that you can literally go to another website and buy a new kit for essentially half the price.
>>8770163Check Tamiya 1/48.. their latest releases are all gut.There is a newly released Panther by a company called SUTAYA.From what i have seen, this kit is amazing:https://www.hlj.com/1-48-scale-panther-a-type-w-zimmerit-coating-16t-gantry-crane-diorama-display-base-sytno-001Its supposed to be an entire level above Tamiya in terms of details.
>>8770204If you are willing to pay the postage from Germany towards you i'll give you an Tamiya 1/48 kit from my stash for free.
>>8768538just looks like a slightly different panzer iv g
>>8770524Yea, but this is the first time I see a bulgarian vehicle is used in box artThe decals are pretty extensive as well
chinese stuff came in today
>>8770684I am the top car fag
Just a few threads ago we were discussing how in Eastern Europe nobody cares about Gundam, and now I look and the store I order from just announced on their front page that they started carrying them. Huh. Too bad I don't care much about muh homoerotic robots, I'd rather they'd carry Tamiya again.
>>8772761I thought Hungary was central yurup :^)
>>8772895Geographically, maybe. To us Vienna already looks like Coruscant in comparison.
>>8772917Try occasionally reading something other than 444 and similar libtard propaganda that keeps telling you that everything is shit. Economically we're in line with Slovakia, not Romania and the rest of Eastern Europe.
>>8773163How is hungary? Im half hungarian and I know nothing about it living in leaf land, Is it all neo natzis and usual eastern europe shenanigans?
>>8773163Okay, Lőrinc Mészáros.
>>8773175Large cities are split between liberals and conservatives, smaller towns are overwhelmingly conservative, ie. anti-immigration, anti-gay, plenty of religion too. Liberals aren't as bad as in the west, only a small minority is pushing identity and gender politics and pro-immigration so far. Younger people are fairly liberal thanks to internet brainwashing. A good indication is that the annual pride parade can be held in safety in Budapest, unlike Poland and most Eastern European countries where they beat them up. This also means that we have far fewer neonazis and so on, maybe like a 5% minority. The government tries to be moderate right and takes a stance against those who are openly nazi, holocaust denial is a crime, and mainstream political parties will kick someone if they say something too antisemitic. So, far less shenanigans than a typical Eastern European country while still being fairly conservative, just trying to be subtle and fly under the radar with it.
>>8773251>A good indication is that the annual pride parade can be held in safety in Budapest, unlike Poland and most Eastern European countries where they beat them up.Still protected by police no doubt.
>>8773266Of course, literally walls of police.
>de-tack masking tape just to make sure I dont pull anything|>paint area>hit it with a warm hair dryer for a few seconds because its fucking freezing>tape off>horrible residue/peelingfuck sake. at least I fixed it.
>>8773302Why the fuck would you paint when it's so cold?
>>8773709I bet he too prefers enamel paints despite the oppressive scent of thinner.
Might as well sit down and finish something...
>>8773916just do it. Today was pretty productive despite doing like 40min or so of real work, the hardest part is starting and then not getting distracted :^)
Finished another ModelCollect kit. These kits aren't so bad as long as you get aftermarket tracks, these have resin tracks so the entire build was relatively smooth.Also got my huge order of Alexminiatures resin Russian tank crew and soldiers in. There are fucking GREAT, I can finally start crewing all my 1/72 cold war tanks.
How's Meng Models' Avro Lancaster going so far?
>>8774541>these have resin tracks so the entire build was relatively smooth.I'm guessing you gently heat in the right places and bend to shape around the wheels?>>8774972To the best of my knowledge no one has heard anything whatsoever so far about whether or not Meng would take over from WNW there, or any of the other moulds except the Dr.1 for that matter.
>>8773709it wasn't so freezing that I couldn't do anything, I just wanted to help it dry for a few seconds, it's fixed now whatever.
>>8775454Hopefully we see an announcement, no sooner than later this year. Something as big as a 1/32 Avro Linecaster would most likely be a big ticket item, for the holidays, to be relased 9 months from now. Just imagine getting a Meng Models Avro Linecaster in time for Christmas.TL;DR, just wait six months before they drop the mic.
>>8776001Meng already dropped the ball on their Scud and Chieftain. I wouldn't get my hopes up
>>8776021>Scud and ChieftainIn addition to those, the Avro Linecaster most likely got delayed, because COVID.
>>8776062why do you even think they picked that kit up?
>>8776070If they picked up the Wingnut Wings Red Barron, and depending on how commercially successful the Red Barron mold was, why can't Meng pick up the Wingnut Wings Avro Linecaster. But then again, the Avro Linecaster mold was to expensive for Wingnut Wings, and they let Airfix or Revell have it.
>>8776082I think they released that one because it was ready for distribution or close to it. The rest of the molds and projects I have doubts that Jackson will lend them to other companies, specially such an expensive project as I don't think making money from kits was his motivation at all. At the same time is such a shame all these molds are sitting there abandoned while some misshapen trash from 1468 bc gets reboxed and never-ending production runs
>>8776001>Just imagine getting a Meng Models Avro Linecaster in time for Christmas.If I'm honest, I'd hate it. Huge, bulky model, in a scale that's way too big, for my small apartment? Fuck that, I'd most probably resell it.
>>8776091>I think they released that one because it was ready for distribution or close to it.Must explain why the Meng Linecaster is taking so long (assuming Jackson is forced to lend his projects to other companies, due to his financial situation).
>Trying to figure out some stowage for my UralThis shit is hard. No wonder modellers always put them full of shit like barrels, boxes and tarps.Logging industry in this case. Gonna make couple of cables and hydraulic lines for now.
>>8775454>I'm guessing you gently heat in the right places and bend to shape around the wheels?You can but desu you don't even need to heat them, they're only slightly less flexible than rubber band tracks. I didn't bother heating them since they went on and stayed on fine.
big plans for valentines day boys? I'll spend it alone trying my hand at designing some custom PE. Doing the work concurrently in sketchup and autcad to make sure everything looks right and fits. This shit is tedious
>>8776558I´ll probably make rounds around and look for rabbits to shoot if the weather is nice, and them come home and start assembling and scratchbuilding stowage for my Ural.
>>8776558Oh shit, I’ve always wanted to do thisJust realised that sketchup isn’t free though which was disappointing How do you get it manufactured btw?
>>8776700There's a company in Scotland, PPD. It's the only photo-etch company I could find that caters to, or even acknowledges the hobbyist. Haven't used them yet, but they do have guides on the site on how to design, so I've been following those. Heard good things about them, no idea on cost or what shipping will be like with the rona, long hair don't care, I'm going for it. It's actually kinda fun, always liked designing things.I've been hanging on to an install file of sketchup 8 for fucking years now. Got it on two computers, and on two backup hard drives. CANT MAKE ME PAY. Pretty sure it's been scrubbed from the internet, but if there's demand and someone points me to a good file hosting site I'll share it
>>8776558Bought some Japanese candies for my wife and my order just came in: a Leopard 1A5, Object 279 and the Russian Battle Cruiser Pyotr Veliky 1/700 kit. After the vday stuff is out of the way gonna work on the boat, will be my first boat wish me luck lads, got all the PE autism with it too.
>>8774972>>8775454Wait, so Wingnut Wings got bought up by Meng?
>>8777172No, a few of their products
>>8776700>>8776932DIY appears to be at least somewhat viable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NntLi4KcLlI>>8777172WNW imploded, Meng picked up the Fokker Dr.1 that was just about to launch. Nothing else has been heard about anything, though some people are hoping really really hard.
>>8777752Why did they fail? They were making great kits
>>8777830Because it wasn't structured like a company but like a pet project of someone who didn't understand the market. People can repeat ad nauseam that Jackson didn't want the profit, but the costs of running the gig eventually got to him.Keep in mind, it's a company that adamantly refused to make french ww1 fighters, even though they were the major combatant. Why? Jackson didn't like them.
>>8777830Great kits are expensive to make, and WNW went for a very, very niche audience.
Wish me luck bros... I'll post the result whether its fucked up or not
>>8778180At leats we know where that bird's been.
>>8778180Heyo it worked!
>>8778180>>8778474Looks nice, Anon.Did you use fluid masks for the seams between stripes?
>2021>Still no 1/100 or 1/72 original Pelican>Still no 1/35 scorpion
>>8780163its ok anon, if infinite takes off you can get a revell snap tite toy grade one
>>8777958At this rate, how is that WNW linecaster going?
>>8774541Why did you triple stack ERA blocks that are supposed to cover the top of the mantlet?
>>8780163that's one chunky boi
>>8780666It's Lancaster for fucks sake
And now to be VERY generous with the varnish.>>8778474It did, were the masks included, DIY or third party?
>>8780666It's a mystery
>>8780679That's what the instructions said bud. I've been wondering what their reference for this was since I can't find any pics of actual T-72's stacking them like this. In retrospect I would have just single stacked them like normal but by the time I had that thought I had already committed.
what's the best model of a shinden? budget of 50USD
>>8780163>originalAnon, that's the Halo 2 Anniversary design.
>>8780882Iirc it was a soviet attempt to bamboozzle western intelligence agencies when they were inspecting some garrison in the 80s
>>8780679>>8780882>>8782405Yeah just came home and checked out if i remembered correct. This must have been the reason it was like this in Modelcollects case.
>>8782606>mfw this notorious picture was the product of Sergeant Dima and Corporal Tolya pranking the burgers
>>8782275Scalemates says that Hasegawa and Zoukei-Mura both have one, the Hasegawa one looks to be 35 ish dollars and the ZM one is about 50 on the nose. Just from reputation I'd guess the ZM one is better, but it depends on what you spend. Just remember that kits are one of those things that you do get what you pay for.
>>8782275>>8782659Oh, I forgot to mention that that's in 1/48 scale. Not sure about other scales.
>>8782606There is a newer coloured photo of a T-72 with a triple layer of ERA on the top of the mantlet I can't find it right now
>>8782606That's fucking wild thank you for this
Anyone know of any good Tank kits that include rubber/vinyl tires for the road wheels? The only 1/35 scale tank to include rubber/vinyl tires for the road wheels was the old Academy M48A5.
>>87836550 for tanks, such a thing would be pointless and more trouble than it's worth.There are plenty of 1/35 armored cars that do it though.
>>8783655What is the point?
Here's some progress on the Fujimi 1/144 B-29. The brengun resin engines have been glued on and a but of filler was needed, other than that it's been a pleasurable build, hoping I'll be able to give it some paint by this or next week
>>8783855Fuck, forgot the pic, sorry anons
hi smg, i only have experience in bulding 1/35 afv, but feel the itch to get into botesi'm currently eyeing the 1/700 ijn shikinamimissing the bottom hull seems to be normal for 1/700 scale, but is there anything i should know before i decide to do it?
>>8785179You can get full hull ijn destroyers with pit road and fujimi offer them but theyre a premium price so not really worth it, I think a lot of 1/700 ship modellers like having their ships displayed on a seascape diorama so not the worstUuuuh my advice would be to know what you’re getting intoShip modelling can be an obsession reallyAre you planning to get any aftermarket?I think railings really improve a mode but that’s up to youI’d also suggest getting photo funnel hoods if they don’t come in the kitYou could but them separately or you could buy a complete detail set for the ship, advantage or detail sets is that its slightly easier to shape the railings versus using a generic setIt’s really up to what you want from the model honestly, can do it straight from the box and have something good or you can end up spending like 3-4 times the original kits price cause you need the aftermarketFuck I hate being autism about ship modelsAlso you might want to drill out the portholes if they’re moulded closed and maybe attempt drilling out the guns if you’re brave or you could just buy a set of brass barrels instead
Finally spring sale on the store I buy shit from. Time to feed the monster.
>>8785313Update: It's all shelf-warmer garbage nobody wants for 10-20% off. I don't know how many times they tried to get rid of their Trumpeter 6x6 Cougars and Grizzlies by now, but nobody wants some obscure Leaf APC.
>>8785179are you gonna sculpt the bottom
Just finished this a while back. I absolutely love how the paint job came out. Since this thing looks like it came out of an Ace Combat game, I decided to use some leftover decals for my X-02S.
>>8785586nah>>8785195i don't think i'll get any aftermarket, just straight out of the boxi'm thinking the yamashita hobby shikinami and aoshima soryu, would you suggest any aftermarket for these?
>>87863941941 model for the soryu
>>8785345At least the Cougars are some of the better looking MRAPs out there. Not that that's a high mark to hit because holy fuck they are all ugly
Any naval Chad's on
>>8786826That's a sweet little way to display those anon, what technique did you use for forming and painting the water?
>>8786986I just used wet toilet paper formed them with a brush.https://youtu.be/2TwpB7sVMn8
>>8786826I really like that, anonOn scale from 1 to 10, how difficult were these to build compared to, say, 1/144 subs? I was thinking about standardazing any ships I might build in future, with my planes and AFVs being 1/72, I wanted ships to be in 1/700.
>>8786605Not a Cougar MRAP. An AVGP Cougar. Literally the most generic boring-looking APC in the world.
Does anyone else find the track links on Rye Feild Model's M1 Abrams mold hard to work with? In my case, they are way too tight of a fit, and too stuborn to test fit. You have to slice and sand them down, in order for them to fit at all, let alone as smoothly as a Tamiya (or any reputable brand, like Revell, Airfix, or Trumpeter). I'm not expecting a Snapshit, but this is the polar opposite. It's like the kit doesn't want to be built.
I'm a gunpla noob whose trygin to get into scale model painting. When a instruction guide asks you to use a certain percentage of paint waht is the bestr way to gauge percentage? Is 10% 1 dropper for example?
Do you still have your first couple models /smg/. I still have mine that I made when I was 8, didn't even know how to thin or use waterslides properly. Unfortunately these are pretty much unsalvageable, and alot of parts are missing so i can't exactly repaint or repair them. >>8788400If the final color you're mixing is about 10 drops, then yes 10% of that would be 1 drop of paint.
>>8788424I throw mine away when I'm done with them unless someone I know wants them for a shelf/desk, most of the time my gf wants them as we both work in aerospace. I also like to build 1/144 planes and make christmas ornaments out of them to give away.
>>8788607does it hurt when you throw out your kits? all those hours of effort gone to the trash? Im guessing your kits look like this if you are willing to throw them out
>>8788691I'm >>8778474 and no it doesn't hurt. I'm still a noob so they're stepping stones for me right now and I don't have room for all the boxes. The value is in the lessons learned and the practice. Someday I'll be able to keep worthy display pieces.
>>8786826I have never seen the waterline subs built up, they're nicer than I expected. I will add them to my list.
>>8788744You sound like an insecure faggot.
I went to my local hobby store to pick up some paint and decided to peruse the models. Out of all the awesome ships, tanks, cars, and planes, this chunky yellow guy spoke to me the most. Does anyone else have any kits that seem kinda plain but they love anyway?
>>8788806yea, im with this guy, total insecure faggot.What do you mean room full of boxes? just throw out the boxes when you are done? can you not afford fucking shelves?
>>8788872uhh anon, please tell me that ford GT is a wip, looks like a toddler made it
>>8788424Post that to reddit and title it >My very first kits! Please be gentle! and watch as all the retarded masses shower you with praise.
>>8789193It is. It's just the kit put together with a little primed. I tried using a spray can in my apartment with the window open and it went very badly. I was at the store to get brush on primer. It's also a walmart kit that my gf bought me, very terrible quality.
>>8789193>Posting on redditTempting, but I think I'll get more upvotes if I paint an F-14 or F-18 in the same RAF scheme with a comparison to what ever the hell I was doing back then.>>8789239You're not me faggot, 8 year old me didn't even know what primer was, let alone being an Am*rican.
>>8789259lmao this >>8789239 was meant for >>8789161Thanks for getting so mad though
>>8788744Dude I agree with everyone else, that shit isn't normal at all wtf. If >>8778474 is really you these aren't garbage worthy at all, wtf get help.
I built the last of my modelcollect 1/72 stash, a T-72b3, one of my favs.
>>8789643>b3>still has ir spotlight
>>8788424I threw mine away a few years ago. I kept thinking I might repaint them or use parts for kitbashing but many were so caked with paint or sparse on interior detail that it wasn't worth the trouble. My only regret was not asking my parents to take some pictures of me as a kid building them. >>8788691It hurt until I starting doing the Marie Kondo thing and throwing away kits which do not spark joy.
>>8789958Oops I meant T-72BA
>>8790290Your point being?
>>8789635>>8788806I don't see what the problem is. There's no need to keep them around since I make more. That Polish F16 was a request from my gf so it's going to her. If I make one and decide I want it I'll keep it. Right now I prefer to only keep the 1/144 ones as ornaments for a plane tree at christmas.
>>8790366>obey sequence of assembly
>>8790433I don't think I've ever did in any kit.
>>8790290>>8790433>>8790484>You will obey sequence of assembly>You will clean your nubs>You will remove flash>You will prime your kits>You will follow painting instructions>You will only use historically accurate schemes>You will mix paint using correct ratios as per instructions>You will only use brand-specific thinners>You will thin your paints>You will clearcoat>You will not play with your finished kits
>>8790076Haha yea, I sorta wanna bin my kits that dont spark joy because my detolf in my room is slowly filling up and I do not want my room to look like chris chans at all
>>8788424I really wish i had a gf as thicc as that paint
>>8790418I recently cleaned house and tossed a bunch of old builds that aren't up to my current standards. Don't see what the big deal is, hung on to them for a few years each, were taking up space and just collecting dust. Kept pictures of them tho, so I have at least some record of their existence.
>>8790551surprisingly clean and not a mess. looks good the way it is imo.
>>8790551Cute jeag anon
I'm building a ship atm and I'm struggling to understand how I should do itBasically like pic related shows, there's guns that are within the hulls that you're supposed to glue into place before you put the deck onThe problem is that the 2 detailed builds I've seen of this kit online have the guns not be in place when the deck is glued on and they paint the hull and deck and even complete the superstructure but at some point the guns suddenly appear poking out from the hullAny ideas of how they do this?
>>8791547The guns look pretty small and the openings pretty large, so my guess is that they just very carefully put them in from the outside. If they're too large to go in that way then I guess some bits that seemed assembled and painted were just dry fitted.
>>8759253Anon with amodel Yak-15 reporting in.Slowly getting close to finish.Done: gloss coat, panel line wash, decals, gear and small things assembly.Sealed with matte varnish (layers were too diluted, the result is rather satin than actually matte, will probably add another coat or two tomorrow) Plans: weathering (a bit of oil stains, a bit of black smoke on guns and near the jet exhaust, some oil dots
>>8791593>>8791547Probably this. But I can imagine this to be kinda frustrating as you will have to hold the gun move it inside through the opening and then turn it to fit into its grove. Plus you have to put glue on it. I would glue them in as per instruction. For painting just shoot some paint in there with the airbrush, good enough.
>tfw only three of these are complete >tfw made this pic in 2013
>>8792764I know your pain, Anon
>>8791611>>8791605Did you re-scribe those panel lines? If you have to do that again you should try using thick tape as a guide so that they're straight.
Apart from the commanding instructions, the IBG Chi-nu and Kai came in unreasonably large boxes for 72nd scale The fit is pretty good and despite the lightness, the plastic is not brittleI wish the figures weren't army men quality
>>8792822Partially and mostly restored the original panel lines. Yes, amodel kits are so shit thar they provide fucked up panel lines straight out of the box, lolThanks for advice, will try next time
>>8792764lol. I think I remember that amphibious IFV, and it was looking good. you ever finish it?
>>8792929No, it's collecting dust with the pixel camo masking still on it. The adhesive is probably fused with the paint by now. I had a flare-up for planes the last half a year or so, so I put all the half-done armor kits aside. Out of that pic only the Mig-21, T-72 and T-62 are done. The T-62 was completed just this September. The Harrier and chink Mi-4 are so bad kits I didn't even bring them with me when I moved out of my parent's house.
shit I thought im in stock market general
So it looks like the microset/microsol combo is able to eat through the pledge floor polish I use for gloss and damage the Tamiya paint underneath. Anybody have experience with this? I omitted the microset for the decals on the left and seem to be having an easier time.
>>8793052I use microsol/-set and Tamiya paints a lot. Sometimes with some kind of local probably-Future in between, sometimes with Tamiya gloss varnish. I can only recall odd stuff happening once, and then it was underneath decals that creased up like mad. So heck knows.
>>8792823Were those turrets made of welded plates on the real thing, or did you just not feel like doing texturing?
>>8793147The turrets were welded, but the weld beads are practically non-existent on the real thingI am considering the option to include texturing, since I will replace all grab handles on the tanks
>>8793052why tf would you use floor polish? you don't have varnish or something?
Look at this absolute unit I found while searching for stowage from my random parts box. I bet he´d be a good pilot for that Bf-109G10. Shirtless pretty boy would make for a good ground crew to maintain that plane.
>>8794395Future floor polish is an acrylic varnish.
Done. Somehow I managed to keep the white spirits from turning it to sand. I had some nasty white marks on the glazing when I took off the masks, but that turned out to be residue that could be cleaned up quite well with toothpick.
>>8794395>He doesn't know about Future
>>8794718Awesome paint job! Do you have pics from masking the engines/fuselage? What was your process for the back end?
>>8795006The canopy and turquoise bits were masked with masks from Greenstrawberry. The less-blue-grey corrugated panels on the engine pods were simply hand painted without masking, same with the various pipes and tubes in different grey shades. Then the whole thing was varnished gloss, given an oil wash of Payne's grey and burnt umber, cleaned up and matte coated.
>>8793052>Anybody have experience with this?nope. I used microsol/set with future and they did not react like this at all.is the tamiya enamel?i am as surprised as you are.
>>8783863Paint job is mostly done, just going to paint some panels a different color, but other than that I'm glad how it's turning out
Is the darker color on pic related a dark gray or blue?Is it based on anything?t. /tfg/ retard
>>8796036>related a dark gray or blue?Grey. My uninformed guess being FS 36118 Gunship Grey.>Is it based on anything?Reality? You know, that "YF-22" they've written in fuckhuge letters on the side of the fin maybe kinda sorta could be a clue to what's going on...
>>8796179>t. /tfg/ retardThanks.
>>8796179>>8796237I almost forgot.It might be the lighting but when I search for the color the samples are not as blue as the pic I posted. Is there a similar color but bluer that was used on F4s?
>>8796247While many of the USAF greys have a slight blue tint to them, your pic likely makes it way too blue. And/or whoever made the model used a too blue grey. Google up some pics of the YF-22 and you'll see that the grey shifts a lot in how blue it appears, but it's all the same paint job. Colour photography isn't always the smot exact science, our brains sure as hell take a lot of shortcuts all the time with perception, and on top of that computer monitors usually aren't calibrated for shit either here.>Is there a similar color but bluer that was used on F4s?The F-4 has been painted in just about every colour under the sun, including straight up blues (Konnichiwa JASDF!). For more or less bluish greys the USN has FS 35237 that it seems to have put onto F-4 at some point as part of some paint scheme that's called "Gray Blue". The USAF also has FS 36320 Dark Compass Ghost Gray (often named just part of that) that can look quite blue at times and not at all at other times, no idea if they put that on an F-4.
>>8796282Thanks for the information, anon.I ended up looking around and found this kit. I quite like the colors but I have no idea what it would actually be like. Worst part is that it's a >prepainted kit so there's not even a color guide like in other kits I've seen and I can't find many pictures or reviews of it.
>>8788691Keep them for this reason. If someone you're trying to get into the hobby says he's bad at it, bring out your early works and say "This is how I started, it's not talent, it's practice practice practice."
I have a £20 amazon gift card and I feel like dabbling in this hobby. I don't see any >greentexting of Airfix so I assume their starter kits that have paint are worth looking at?My only prior experience with this was some dabbling with Warhammer 40k miniatures but I dropped that because fuck GW's ludicrous pricing.
>>8794594The pre-Columbian astronaut that looks like a Mayan god is also nice.
>>8796726You wanna do a Tank? Plane? Ship?
>>8797381Tank seems the most straightforward.
What cyanoacrylate glue should I buy?Which one do you use?
>>8798476I pretty much just use BSI super gold + at this point, good medium viscosity, workable drying time, doesnt fog up clear parts. its sorta pricy though
>>8797722BASED ANONAnyone who can finish that piece of shit kit is a god in my eyes, well done
>>8797722Lol I've read the black and yellow paintjob of Russian ships stuck out like a sore thumb in the fog at Tsushima, meanwhile the Japs were proper gray, so that was one of the reasons the Russians got smoked so bad.
>>8798476Loctite Gel It dries slower and you have more control over where it goes
>>8799104From what I've seen the hulls were really more of a dark gray, but I thought the full black looked far more impressive.
>>8783655The tristar/hobbyboss sturmpanzer iv kits have vinyl rubber tires.
>>8793052The more I look at this the more it looks like crazing, How long did you wait for the Pledge to dry?
>want to build something anything after long break >nothing in the stash tickles my fancy >been playing HoI using a random country selector with the boys during the weekends >fuck it I’ll use that >Dutch East Indies >weird ass amphibious light tanks it is
>>8800648So that A4E12 from CAM? Good luck with it, looks like a fiddly one. Single color camo tho for dutch east indies so it won't be all bad.
>>8795466Looks good anon
>>8798199Tamiya 1:48 tanks are very good for beginners.Especially their M4 sherman
Been a while since the last tank, so... Trumpeter 1/72 Char B1.
My grail build is a 1:32 Flanker, but where the fuck would I put it? Also I heard Trumpeter's Flanker needs some work with the nose cone and canopy among others.
>>8767623Honestly I can’t find a damn thing on eBay or what I do is retail or slightly over. The main things I’m finding are weird after market sets or hordes of tanks I don’t care about. Maybe people just aren’t selling the good shit or maybe ebays search algorithms are fucked, but damn I can’t find anything.When coff coff began and everyone freaked the fuck out eBay prices where gold. I remember picking up like 3 really good dragon super kits with full after market upgrades for like 14 bucks
>tfw still have to check when painting lights
>>8802614red port wine buddy
>>8802643yeah but how do you know if it's left or right?
>>8767634>>8767757>>star wars is a heap of random trashJJ went full retard and stuck a painted Nolan Batmobile on the new Falcon
>>8802647ah, thought the issue is you forgot which color went with which direction. Try port & left have the same number of lettersPic rel is the HobbyBoss BT-2. Found an interesting paint scheme that I'm going to try and replicate. I like the detailed Christie suspension. A couple fiddly parts, but overall not bad.
>>8802647When I was a reenactor we drank a lot of port, usually around camp fires and you always pass a bottle of port around to the left.
>>8802647the port wine was left behind. Note that "behind" is just in there for the rhyme.
Anyone here have experience with Ace Models? They're the only ones who make 1/72 Centurion Mk.III's. There's also a resin kit but I fucking hate gluing resin, shit takes forever and is fucking ass.
>>8804199If you have experience cutting out shapes from plastic plates, you will be fine with Ace Models
Well I probably should have gone with a dark grey for the wash because it ended up looking kind of shitty with the really dark panel lines. Way too much contrast. But so be it the big stuff is over, weapons and mounting on the base comes this weekend hopefully.>>8799933I didn't wait more than a couple of hours, so yeah that coupled with how heavily I applied the microsol on that decal was the problem, had no issues for the rest.
>>8802959is that detailed? i wonder how those springs compare size wise with springs from pens
>>8802959Looks kinda big. Is it 1/16 or do you just have a good camera setup?
>>8782606>triple layer reactive armourWhat did they expect to encounter? 155mm machine guns?
>>8804992Yep, the tanks and rear of the tail were from a kinetic kit though.
>>8804702detailed considering the fact that it'll be entirely hidden once the side armor is applied. A pen spring would be too short, and the wire too thin, but scratching your own with the right gauge wouldn't be all that hard. >>88047101/35. Just an ok camera setup. Posterboard in a cardboard box with 'windows' cut out for tissue paper light filtering.
>>8805160>Posterboard in a cardboard box with 'windows' cut out for tissue paper light filtering.Pics of this set up? I'm curious, I really need a setup to take model photos.>>8804291Are they really that bad? From what I saw they just had a ton of sprue flash which is irritating but the resin one has that shit too.
>>8796726>>8797381>>8798199>>8801415Bought a King Tiger 1/76 scale starter kit. Took me a while to get the hang of using the glue and I broke a very, very flimsy part that goes on the lid (Need scalpel badly). Due to being an absolute rookie I was at this for a good few hours, the camo was really difficult to get looking nice but I guess it's just one of those things you get by sheer luck until you get a knack for it.Was fun.
dropped my first traditional model when getting into my detolf, honestly I think il just throw it out, helicopters take up alot of room and this was from the discount section and doesn't hold too much value to me
>>8798476>>8798653I use their extra thin stuff for almost all photo etch I use because I can place it on and almost instantly it glues the piece in place, and I can then just wick up the excess with a q-tip or piece of paper towel. The hardest thing about using CA with photo etch is getting the piece to stick and dry fast
>>8793052Don't use pledge. Every modeler recommends that garbage when starting out, but you're much better off with a real gloss paint like Mr. Color GX 100. It's very durable, and with Mr. Leveling thinner it levels perfect and provides a great base for decals and weathering.
Also Pledge future is awful in general too in my experience, it is really prone to orange peel and it airbrushes like shit. I also found when I used it that it reacted with microsol and would absorb the solution and become all foggy, and when this happens if you're not wearing gloves and touch it with your finger it will leave a fingerprint. This is pretty much what I see happened here in >>8793052
>>8805710>>8805717This, stop listening to boomers who refuse to get with the times.
>>8805727I still don't understand why people recommend it, I think they think it's "cheaper" because it's a few bucks for something that would last you literally years, but the results you get with it are trash compared to real gloss paints. It's too thin for airbrushing too, and even in the image that guy posted you can see the orange peel.
>>8805736Having bought a bottle some years back I've found it nicely thinned to hell and reasonably self-levelling, so something to grab for a quick protective coat over some decals, Tamiya paints that decided to go ultra-matte on me, to blast on generously when I need to get into hard to reach nooks and crannies, etc. For a general, solid gloss coat on the other hand I wouldn't use it.
>>8805710>>8805717>>8805727>>8805736See and here I was thinking I was the one who couldn't figure out how spray it. I get OK results if I absolutely soak it but I prefer thin coats and that always orange peels. I've got some alclad aqua gloss in the cart for my next paint order.
>>8805787>I get OK results if I absolutely soak itIt is after all designed to be applied with a mop.>but I prefer thin coats and that always orange peelsProbably dries before it has time to level out.
>>8805787>>8805809I usually use either pledge or Tamiya clear, Pledge honestly loves to fucking soak the surface though. Night shift has been using that VMS Gloss shit, Not sure if he's shilling or not atm as I can't find anything on it
So not exactly modeling shit, but fuck it I post enough here anyway. Doing research on German tank development programs and I’ve just gotten to the beginnings of the heavy tanks programs. WHY THE FUCK are all the designs after the grosstraktor and the multi-turreted autism wagon and before the tiger basically just “the panzer IV, but bigger”?Did they just forget the Panzer IV was a thing? Am I stupid and not noticing something
>>8805880>Not sure if he's shilling or not atmI was under the impression he's always shilling a product
I'm building Revell's 1/48 F-86D, and the decals are so incredibly thick that Micro Sol does nothing to them. It's incredibly annoying to see zero surface detail under them, especially because I went to a whole bunch of effort to add rivets over the whole model. Does anyone have a suggestion on something DIY I could try that might soften them? I'd rather not buy a whole bottle of more powerful decal solvent for one kit.