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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 5:34 pm

Ok thanks Ad!
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Most of the kits with LS's in them, the motor is molded to the chassis.
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 7:12 pm

Are you sure you're looking at the right kits? The Revell ones have independent drivetrains. You can look at the manuals and get them cheap here:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXYHV8&P=7

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFXE4&P=7
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 7:43 pm

Got a Revell ZO6 for the LS2. And yeah Ad, the motor is in pieces, which is good.
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Should be rad when it's done!
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 8:51 pm

Yeah man..Spent $60 today in supplies lol..and that doesn't include the knifes and scuff pads I already had..
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I'm going to make a FB Group dedicated to Model Car Making. I will put up a link when it's made. I've invited some who participated in this thread (in order to make a group you have to invite people)
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My kits are in the building but they're locked in the landlord's office until he comes in tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 10:48 pm

Lol. I don't know what to do with the Vette yet
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 11:32 pm

Practice your sanding and spray/brush painting on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 30, 2013 6:50 am

My 69Z arrived today Very Happy
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I was actually thinking that Addie Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 30, 2013 10:50 am

Give it to me so I can put my turbo ls1 in it lol. Jk.
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 30, 2013 11:49 am

My Devil Z is fujimi so I won't have a motor either I guess Sad

Dumb question what paint do you use new to this and couldn't find the post Falken was on about
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Dude if you want it, I'll sell it to you haha. Serious
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 30, 2013 11:53 am

I am using enamel paint for my kit, but you better ask Ad what's the best.
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Takum1 Fujiwara wrote:
My Devil Z is fujimi so I won't have a motor either I guess Sad

Dumb question what paint do you use new to this and couldn't find the post Falken was on about

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So I've been asked a few times now, "what should I get to get started with a model kit?" - so I decided to stop being a lazy lump and hauled ass via BMX to my nearest LHS, Burbank's House of Hobbies. Being on a budget, this list is missing a couple things, but this is some of the bare minimum stuff you'll want to build a decent-looking kit. I know this looks like a lot of stuff, but just keep in mind that all of this only came to $36.32US.

First, there are at least four pots you should always have in stock - if you run out of one of these, go get another one! Trust me, you'll use these on every single car kit you build, so make sure to have them around.

You'll use these for turn signals/indicators, brake lenses, and fine details like the "empty space" behind a grille. You'll also need the enamel thinner, as this is how you will clean your brush. Thinner has many uses, but I'll get into them another time. For now, just know that unless you plan to buy a new brush every time you paint, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THINNER.
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Next, you'll need something to rough up the body shell a little bit to allow the primer to grab, as well as to remove the very likely "mold lines" (also called "flash") left behind from the molding process. If you're just starting out, buy one of these sets. Everything you'll need for your first paint job, and it will give you an idea of what grits you'll need when you're ready to start buying sandpaper sheets individually.
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Next, you'll need to decide on what color you plan to paint your kit. Select your color first, then choose a primer that suits it. The primer will go on first, and give the base coat something to adhere to - DON'T JUST SPRAY COLOR ON WITHOUT PRIMER!!!! It will likely run, and will have this cheap, not-right and too-thin look to it at the end. It will look like crap, trust me on this please. It's important to get the right shade of primer, as it will affect the final shade of the color going over it. If you choose a light color like I have - silver - it's a good idea to use a white or very light grey primer to help ensure the final color is nice and bright. They also have colored primers to really help your final color pop - just remember that you should choose your primer based on how light or dark you want the final color to be, and you should be fine. If you can't find colored primer to go with your color choice, just choose a white, grey, or black in the right shade that you think will go well with it.
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I'm building a fairly stock-looking C33 Laurel, so I went with a bright silver paint and a white primer to help it look nice and shiny.
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Now this is optional, but if you're working on a classic car - or like me, a Nissan with tons of chrome trim - you should give this stuff a shot. Only about $6US. It's called Bare Metal Foil, or BMF. It's a super thin sticky-backed foil that you can easily stick to your kit, trim around the windows with a hobby knife, and peel away the excess. Beats masking off and finding chrome spray paint, which tends to be a HUGE hassle to work with...
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And as for glue, I would suggest a pot of Tamiya Super Thin Cement (has a brush in the cap, so easy to use) and for stuff you need to dry quick, like stuff you don't want sagging as it dries or stuff you want to support the model when it's on display, such as the suspension - I use brush-on Krazy Glue. Sold in most CVS or Walgreens for like $3US.
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You'll also need various brushes (you can get detailing sets for like $6US from most hobby shops), a good hobby knife, like an Xacto with a few extra different blades, and nail trimmers or a special sprue cutter for taking parts off the plastic trees. You don't want to be twisting delicate plastic parts around! Oh, and of course, you'll want a model kit!

It's a good primer to get it into your head that if you're just starting out and don't already have the tools and paints and stuff, you're probably looking at spending around $100US to build your first kit. But that's including the kit. Depending on how well you do, you'll already have plenty of paint and other supplies left over, and you can start your next kit for likely just the cost of the model itself.

If you're patient, this is a really relaxing, really rewarding hobby. Painting small details into things may seem intimidating at first, but just keep in mind what it will look like in the end. Go nuts, experiment, look up tutorials online - and I really can't stress enough that you should join SPC if you're really looking to get into building kits as a hobby. I've never been a part of a friendlier, more helpful community:
http://scaleplasticcars.com/phpBB3/index.php
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As you can see, I use an enamel primer coat. I like this because as the first coat that touches the model, it dries into a hard shell that won't flake when you sand it. In this case I'm using a Tamiya spray paint for my final color, which is a synthetic lacquer that comes out very smooth and even in the end. The other great thing about Tamiya spray cans is that the synthetic lacquer plays really well with other kinds of paint. The brush paints are acrylic, and they don't bother it. It also grabs very well to any kind of plastic-friendly primer that I've tried in the past.

Definitely worth the seven to nine dollars they tend to cost. I'm pretty sure that primer up there was only like five or six bucks.
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 31, 2013 7:30 am

is it worth getting masking tape ?

my Skyline Arrived today Smile

and any idea what colour Midnight Blue will be called on Tamiya, as couldn't find it on here

www.hobbycraft.co.uk
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Masking tape is very important for painting window trims and other details. As for finding the right color, if you're looking for something specific the best thing you can do is look for it by eye at a local hobby shop. Everyone's monitor settings differ, so you can't trust the internet to give you the exact shade or hue you're looking for.
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PostSubject: Re: Scale Plastic Model Thread   Scale Plastic Model Thread - Page 5 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 31, 2013 12:48 pm

Thanks for the help guys Smile just another question are you able to swap engines for instant am I able to buy a 2JZ engine for my supra ?
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With sandpaper. hobby knives, and putty, you can do anything.
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I MUST BUY PUTTY.
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Do you have a hobby shop near you?
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