1. Post #441
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    TicTac's Avatar
    February 2007
    3,232 Posts
    Is it possible to paint a body with just a brush and seats and what not without it looking like utter shit?
    If you have thinned paint and good brushes you probably could.

  2. Post #442
    Rastadogg5's Avatar
    June 2010
    3,507 Posts
    Revival content!

    I recently got back into modeling after my mom put my dad's half finished Ferrari F2001 in my room, since he hadn't touched in months.

    So I finished it (all be it with a few missing bits and decals unfortunately)




    After I finished this I realized I wanted my own to do from start to finish, so we popped down to a local hobby shop, and they had this. (98 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Rally Car)




    Then I realized that I was getting addicted to it.
    So I bought a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, and a Nissan Skyline R33.

    The Evo was just finished yesterday:



    And the Skyline is in production:


    After I bought these I guess my dad realized he wanted to get back into as well, so he bought this as a project for the both of us. (Lotus Type 78 Formula 1 Car)




    Also my workstation (currently clean because I moved it) and a group shot of my 3 completed models.




    Holy mother of large images.
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  3. Post #443
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    Sputn!k's Avatar
    September 2008
    1,403 Posts
    deeeeeng gurllll das sum sexy carsss

  4. Post #444
    Meet the Pyro
    InsanePyro's Avatar
    April 2006
    4,467 Posts
    I have a bunch I've built and I'd take pictures of them if they weren't boxed up however I am working on a GMC Syclone right now so I suppose I could take some pictures of that at some point

  5. Post #445
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    ewitwins's Avatar
    December 2009
    14,108 Posts
    So my brother slipped on water and dropped both of my ship models while we were moving out of the dorms :C

    All of the little life-rafts on my USS Missouri floated away and the masts broke off :C
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  6. Post #446
    I may have a BIG dick but that doesn't mean I deserve a BIG title
    Jericho_Rus's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,448 Posts
    That is fucking awesome.
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  7. Post #447
    markedOne's Avatar
    October 2008
    639 Posts
    Tamiya 1:35 M41 Walker Bulldog







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  8. Post #448
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    June 2010
    3,507 Posts
    Skyline is finished, and progress on the Lotus 78! (My dad is doing the majority of the Lotus)






    Updated group shot:


    and their final resting places above our TV:

  9. Post #449
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,414 Posts
    Tamiya 1:35 M41 Walker Bulldog
    Looks a lot better than mine vv

    That's really weird rust color though.

  10. Post #450
    paindoc's Avatar
    March 2009
    2,528 Posts
    Cool Bulldog. I have a 1/16 scale one thats broken. Gearbox stripped out :/
    So I placed an order for a Paasche H AB and Air Regulator yesterday. Will be here saturday. I picked up one of these;

    Really excited, trying to take my time on this one. Bought clear and gloss coat, and have weathering supplies on hand. Also a proper hobby knife and nice brushes

  11. Post #451
    paindoc's Avatar
    March 2009
    2,528 Posts
    Well crap, looks like the thread is dead

  12. Post #452
    most people dont think your attention is worth a dollar but i do
    HellSoldier's Avatar
    February 2005
    3,368 Posts
    I just finished my first model! It's a shame the StuG III didn't know that I was going to be constructing it....



    Base coat of paint complete, I ruined it all!

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  13. Post #453
    paindoc's Avatar
    March 2009
    2,528 Posts
    Thats wayyyy better than my first model! That looks great. Have you considered weathering an d gloss/dull coating it? That might help. Airbrushing is also a great way to improve your models

  14. Post #454
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,414 Posts
    Looks good to me, although I can't really tell much from those pictures.

    Started working on this yesterday:



  15. Post #455
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    August 2011
    4,584 Posts
    Tamiya 1/35 scale Chieftan.









    Monogram 1/48 scale F-20 Tigershark









    Scratchbuilt Cardboard 1/72 scale Fw-190A-8









    I have a lot more, but I'm not in a rush to upload them.
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  16. Post #456
    most people dont think your attention is worth a dollar but i do
    HellSoldier's Avatar
    February 2005
    3,368 Posts
    I don't think I would ever have the patience to scratchbuild something, even to a simple level. Kudos to you.

    Also, I got myself a Stug III Ausf G. , IS-3, and F-117 to work on after I finish my exams. I'll be sure to post pictures as soon as I'm done them.

    Thats wayyyy better than my first model! That looks great. Have you considered weathering an d gloss/dull coating it? That might help. Airbrushing is also a great way to improve your models
    I'm probably going to weather it after my exams so for now I'll let it sit all pretty. If I know how to gloss/dull coat something I might very well consider it. I might consider getting an airbrush if I complete a few more models and stick with the craft.

    At what point of assembling the model would you guys begin painting? I'm currently thinking of painting a nice camouflage pattern onto my new Stug III but I'm sure it will be a hassle if I try to paint it on after I assemble it completely.

  17. Post #457
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    August 2011
    4,584 Posts
    ugh, I really don't want to have to go back and photograph every single one






    my desk at its busiest state



    I'll get around to every individual model.... eventually....
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  18. Post #458
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,414 Posts
    Finished the panzer iii:

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  19. Post #459
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    MenteR's Avatar
    July 2007
    5,295 Posts
    what does "thin your paint" means? i don't do scale model painting or anything, i was just wondering because i like this thread and people say this quite often.
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  20. Post #460
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,414 Posts
    You thin your paints so they aren't so thick. So they don't just cover up all the details, makes it looks smoother. You thin different kinds of paint with different things, like water or actual paint thinner.

    Makes them not look like this:

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  21. Post #461
    markedOne's Avatar
    October 2008
    639 Posts
    Finished the panzer iii:

    Looks great, could use some pigment, trust me, It will look even better.

  22. Post #462
    kuoma's Avatar
    April 2011
    11 Posts
    tanks

  23. Post #463
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,414 Posts
    Live thread, live!

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  24. Post #464
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    June 2012
    45 Posts
    This may be a bit off topic but I thought some one might be interested,
    this is the track plan for a HO/OO scale layout I'm working on.

    http://www.freetrackplans.com/1025-Bradbrook.php

    what do you guys think?

  25. Post #465
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    January 2010
    4,787 Posts
    I hate to bump this week old thread, but I need advice for painting.

    I cannot post pictures (I cannot find my camera) but needless to say my paint jobs aren't that good. The big problem is that the troops don't look "weathered" I don't know how to paint dirt and they are pretty much just solid colors painted over the uniform.

    They are WWI 1:72 scale figures. Help and tips is appreciated.

  26. Post #466
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    July 2005
    3,180 Posts
    HO is a bit pricey though. And is a bit too big for the space I have.

    They do have nice trains though.
    HO? Bitch please O is where it's at.

    10,000 per train, aww ye.

    Anyway I was looking into getting a T-90A MBT model. Anyone know where I can get one that's decent? I can't find any. Preferably in large scale.

  27. Post #467
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,414 Posts

  28. Post #468
    Has volunteered for dissection because the doctor is cute
    Tomo Takino's Avatar
    May 2009
    20,105 Posts
    I wouldnt mind buying a 1/350 scale HMS Dreadnought I saw on eBay, but Im a bit low on money at the moment so it will have to wait.

  29. Post #469
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    July 2005
    3,180 Posts
    It does, I just don't know where to buy it.

  30. Post #470
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    February 2007
    3,232 Posts
    I hate to bump this week old thread, but I need advice for painting.

    I cannot post pictures (I cannot find my camera) but needless to say my paint jobs aren't that good. The big problem is that the troops don't look "weathered" I don't know how to paint dirt and they are pretty much just solid colors painted over the uniform.

    They are WWI 1:72 scale figures. Help and tips is appreciated.
    Do you use acrylics or enamels?
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  31. Post #471
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    December 2009
    14,108 Posts
    Ahhh I loved this thread! Can we make this also a plane RC thread too?

  32. Post #472
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,414 Posts
    It does, I just don't know where to buy it.
    There's Amazon, then there's this site, and there's a bunch on eBay.

  33. Post #473
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    THATCAKEISASPY's Avatar
    February 2010
    1,775 Posts
    Have you guys heard of Miniature Wunderland?

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  34. Post #474
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    Pilotguy97's Avatar
    November 2010
    4,475 Posts
    Ahhh I loved this thread! Can we make this also a plane RC thread too?
    Man, I've got blueprints for this


    but I can't be assed to buy depron or servos.

    I also have literally two full shelves of models I need to start/finish. Many of which are rare and extra badass.

    Edited:

    Reminded myself to post these guys, who seem to specialize in obscure resin aircraft kits.
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  35. Post #475
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    July 2005
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    There's Amazon, then there's this site, and there's a bunch on eBay.
    I was looking on ehobbies, and the manufacturer's website lol.

  36. Post #476
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    January 2010
    4,787 Posts
    Do you use acrylics or enamels?
    Enamels

  37. Post #477
    Dennab
    July 2009
    2,257 Posts
    I finally finished my first model, the Spitfire MkVb.

    .

    Sorry for shit phone quality. I'm ready to start my second model, the F-14 1/48 scale.
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  38. Post #478
    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
    16,414 Posts
    Thin your paints.

    No, really. It'd look much better if you did, much more smooth.

  39. Post #479
    Dennab
    July 2009
    2,257 Posts
    Thin your paints.

    No, really. It'd look much better if you did, much more smooth.
    I realized this much after i painted it. How exactly does one thin their paints?

  40. Post #480
    DID I MENTION I PLAY BANJO
    Hardpoint Nomad's Avatar
    July 2010
    7,500 Posts
    I mean like, the tube is so wrinkled that glue keeps coming out because of the pressure it's putting on itself.
    What I would do is I would find some handheld vice grips in the garage and gently squeeze the two pieces together and leave it be for a couple of hours.

    Depending on how big your piece is, though.
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