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earthman34 #841 Posted Jul 18 2017 - 22:18

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View PostXx1Tommy1xX, on Jul 18 2017 - 14:09, said:

I know this may be weird but when I build the vehicles I like to build them without the extra people that it comes with like the crew.

 

Me too. The little plastic men never look all that realistic, personally I think they distract from the model.

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View PostXx1Tommy1xX, on Jul 18 2017 - 15:09, said:

I know this may be weird but when I build the vehicles I like to build them without the extra people that it comes with like the crew.

 

I don't use the crew either.

earthman34 #843 Posted Jul 18 2017 - 22:24

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View Postchrisibare, on Jul 07 2017 - 16:21, said:

 

Hey Tommy,  Welcome.

 

Glad You're getting into scale model-building. It can be a wonderful relaxing Hobby.  Just like Lethalhavoc said, there is no set Method when it comes to painting. Each of Us uses different mediums: enamels, acrylics, oils. Depends on what You feel comfortable with to start. Take Your Time, use a couple of models as testers for primer, base coats, weathering, details, etc. 

 

Keep practicing with each, until You get the results You want. My personal recommendations are pastel chalks ground to powder across sandpaper, for weathering, shading, & highlights..

I use Tamiya or Humbrol paints for Armor models.  Windsor & Newton oils for figures.  I use Acrylics only on non-plastic items.    

 

It can also be a very obsessive hobby. I've seen guys buy kit after kit that just get stacked up on a shelf. Not too long ago I was at the local hobby shop I go to, a real old-school place, and there was a guy there literally begging to get a kit on credit, since he had no money. By credit I mean he wanted the manager to give him the kit and he would pay for it later....now that's obsessive. From the tone of the conversation I gathered that this is not the first time such a request was made. The kit was WW2 armor, a Tiger or something, a premium kit that cost like $100...I don't think the guy was able to talk the manager into it, he looked like he was going to cry.



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Rule 1 on this thread - no posts without pictures.

 



Lethalhavoc #845 Posted Jul 20 2017 - 20:29

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View PostXx1Tommy1xX, on Jul 18 2017 - 16:09, said:

I know this may be weird but when I build the vehicles I like to build them without the extra people that it comes with like the crew.

 

Yeah i don't either.

Tamiya and Italeri figures are just terrible for the most part.

Terrible seam lines down their sides, poor hand/head poses.

 

I have a few from Cyber-Hobby that were included as bonus figures, which look to be much better quality.

So, i'll try those out.

 

And because UncleBert said so, he's my picture.

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Lethalhavoc #846 Posted Jul 20 2017 - 20:56

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View Postearthman34, on Jul 18 2017 - 17:24, said:

 

It can also be a very obsessive hobby. I've seen guys buy kit after kit that just get stacked up on a shelf.

 

Yeah, you just described me... I actually just ordered 3 more Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II's.

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yereverluvinunclebert #847 Posted Jul 21 2017 - 14:34

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Crew members are sometimes useful when you have a big hole to fill.

 

 

(The tank is not mine but I do love this shot)



Lethalhavoc #848 Posted Jul 21 2017 - 14:44

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Those are good quality figures and weapons, most definitely not Tamiya or Italeri. 

 

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Tamiya extras, Italeri kit, used to be Italaerei.

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I've done a ton of model kits myself over the last 20+ years. I play Warhammer 40k and over the period I've had 6 armies. So yeah tons of model kits. I've also done a Pz 38, 2 Stug IV's, Tiger II, Wespe, Panzer IV A, German Flak 88 emplacement, a Sturmpanzer, Marder 38t, T34-85, Huey Helicopter, a Blackhawk helicopter, and an M113. Right now I'm looking over 2 KV-2 kits and a M46 Patton to do a Patton KR. As is goes I like Tamiya models the best. Good priced models and I really like the quality. I would recommend their models for veteran or novice models.

 



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Tamiya kits represent a fairly good value/quality balance. You can find a lot of the older ones around for ~20-30 bucks still. I just don't feel like paying ~100 dollars for a model kit, I don't care how good it is. When I was a kid, models were $5-$10, it just seems outlandish to me.

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View Postearthman34, on Jul 22 2017 - 18:06, said:

Tamiya kits represent a fairly good value/quality balance. You can find a lot of the older ones around for ~20-30 bucks still. I just don't feel like paying ~100 dollars for a model kit, I don't care how good it is. When I was a kid, models were $5-$10, it just seems outlandish to me.

 

The most i have paid for a kit so far is just under $50 CAD, and that was the MiniArt 1/35 Panzer III ausf.c which has something like 1127 parts.

The bulk of the kits in my shelf photo were in the $30 CAD or less range. 

Which is one of the reasons i have so many, i tend to buy model lots off of eBay.ca, so instead of just buying 1, i get 5 or 6 at a pop.

The only problem is how long it takes me to build a kit. I need to speed things up a bit.

 

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I ordered 3 more of these guys, i really love this kit.

These ones will be better than the ones i've made so far, because my understanding of weathering and color modulation has improved.

I just wish i could be better at doing tracks.



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View Postearthman34, on Jul 22 2017 - 23:06, said:

Tamiya kits represent a fairly good value/quality balance. You can find a lot of the older ones around for ~20-30 bucks still. I just don't feel like paying ~100 dollars for a model kit, I don't care how good it is. When I was a kid, models were $5-$10, it just seems outlandish to me.

 

Yeah Tamiya does have some salty kits, but the $100 kits is their RC stuff. You can get a RC T35-85, Tiger I, and M4 Sherman kit from them. I think they also have an M1A2 and Leopard 2 kit for RC but those are like $150 last I recall.

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Pictures with each post please, this thread is nothing without pictures. Here is one of the research shots I used in my tank build. I took another 30 at least for the grant.


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