Do you guys just eyeball how thin to make your paints, or do you have like a test area?
I have a problem with glue too. I started to get the hang of it when I added the glass, thankfully. I will be sure to buy some paint thinner next time, I am going out tomorrow to buy an Abrams as my next build
So I got my N-scale trainset set up on my floor, and have to buy a Japanese adapter to use it.
Guy at the store tells me it will use up too much power (150 volts he says) and Ill have to buy a 100-120 dollar adapter to actually run it.
The actual power thing for it says 12 volts.
Yay! Just bought a new model. F-18C by Revell. I wanted something easy I could throw together over a week :D.
However, I wasnt able to find light ghost gray or dark ghost gray. Does anyone know if I could brighten and darken flat gray and just use that? I really don't want to have to go way out of town just to buy 2 things of paint
I remember when I first started painting models. Used a whole can of spray paint on a car body. Made it really sticky. Made me really sad.
Thinking about buying the Revell 1:600 USS Enterprise.
I haven't built a model since I was 10, but it doesn't look too bad. I thought about doing it 'properly' with LEDs and everything after seeing videos on youtube, but I reckon I'll just paint the windows.
Hah. Bought that staghound a day before it went back up to $60. (Got it for $28)
Or not. Now it's $35.
Not to wander off topic, but where the fuck did the LEGO chat disappear to?
Here, I'm finally starting something after about 2 years of nothing.
Paint is on it's way so while thats being taken care of I'ma build it.
And yeah, I need a new camera
I've had a Honda S600 plastic model kit sitting on my wardrobe for the past year. I should probably get round to doing that
Would be my fist kit since I was a wee nipper
So here's a big question I've had for awhile that maybe all of you could answer for me.
For models in general, do you usually paint at the end, or paint as you go?
I need to stop putting my hand in glue. :(
No, give me a proper reason.
Are you trying to use it as lube r something?
Drybrush dat shit, put bushes on there and make walls the same way as the road.
This is what I managed to make up a few years back..
So I tried to get into modelling and thing, but goddamn everything is so overpriced in the only place I can get them from, I bought a 1/35 Tamiya King Tiger w/ Porsche Turm, about 60 dollars, a 1/35 Tamiya IS-3 for 65, and three tiny bottles of Tamiya acrylic paints for 5 dollars each, now the stuff I'm seeing in this thread is making me depressed as hell.
So yeah my models have two colors on them at best
Also, five bucks for three bottles of tamiya paint are a major steal, at least here in NZ. The same paints would cost about $4 more here.
It's as expensive as you make it. With tamiya you're bound to pay shitloads of money. Get airfix or revell instead.
It might be hell putting them togetter but youll be more proud of the result that way. Also, get revell paints if 5 dollars is to much for a pot of paint. just be sure to thin them ones in a while lol