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  • Member since
    November, 2013
Posted by Daddy_O on Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:17 PM

If you do Facebook there is also a FB page you can get good info on. Just hit the "f" below!

DDD
  • Member since
    March, 2019
Posted by DDD on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:11 PM

Sorry Mustang 1989!! Like I said I'm new to this site and I realize now that was a tag line. I will take any and all advice I can get. I'll be posting a request on the correct site so please respond. Thanks to all that set me straight on this matter. Later

  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 4:47 PM

Yeah, you really got to watch those tag lines. I've made that mistake as well.

 

Welcome to the site. You can do yourself no harm by subscribing to the magazine if you're not already. If I may offer a bit of advice for a new guy, don't get your feet in front of your head. A lot of new guys see the massive detailing on some of these cars and want to do it themselves. Not a big deal but this causes people to spend a lot of dosh on one model buying add on's that get frustrating and ultimately it sits unfinished. That's how we lose modelers.

Love your subject is all you have to do right now. That alone will drive you to refine your techniques and implement new ones.

There is an amazing range of builders on here who all have their own style. By and large they all enjoy helping as much as they do building. So if you can't find it already in the pages here, look for the appropriate topic section and ask away. The only dumb questions are the ones that go un asked. 

And when you get to the end of a post, if the last line sounds snarky or rude? Double check, it's likely just the guy's signature. ;)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:13 PM

Bainford

Thanks for the kind words DDD. Don't be too hard on Mustang1989, though. He's a good forum member. I think you may have read his signature as a comment to your question. He is a good and helpful member of the community. Cheers.

 

Thanks for explaining that Trevor. You da man.Cool

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:12 PM

DDD

Hey Bainford, Thanks for for your help I probably should of explored this site more before asking that question. If there where more people in this world like you it would be a better place instead of giving an answer and adding a insult ( like Mustang1989) but I do appreciate you taking the time to give to me some good info. Take care.

 

Oh man....you must've read my signature and took it for part of the main body of my post. I've gotta tell you in the friendliest way that I know how....I am not "that guy". You can scratch me off of the list of names of the folks that are rude and mean. If you ever need anything on this forum (or any other for that matter that I happen to be on) do not hesitate to ask. I'll help you out in the best way I can. Take care and again.....welcome aboard, Joe

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 1:55 PM

Thanks for the kind words DDD. Don't be too hard on Mustang1989, though. He's a good forum member. I think you may have read his signature as a comment to your question. He is a good and helpful member of the community. Cheers.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

DDD
  • Member since
    March, 2019
Posted by DDD on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:05 PM

Hey Bainford, Thanks for for your help I probably should of explored this site more before asking that question. If there where more people in this world like you it would be a better place instead of giving an answer and adding a insult ( like Mustang1989) but I do appreciate you taking the time to give to me some good info. Take care.

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 8:04 AM

No problem DDD. There is a section of the forum called 'Painting & Body Work'. Ask your question there and provide any details you can. There are also sections for 'Interiors' and 'Engine & Chassis' questions and discussions.

As for your question, there are many different acrylic paints out there for hobbies and crafts. I haven't used many of them, but I do use Tamiya acrylics fairly often for general painting. I thin it with Tamiya acrylic thinner, though have used isopropyl alcohol in a pinch, and always clean my airbrush with alcohol after spraying acrylics. You will mix it roughly 1:1 paint:thinner for spraying, and probably spray at around 20 psi give or take a few. Ask your question in the Painting section for more info.

There are other sections of the forum (Muscle Cars, Sports Cars, Factory Stock, etc) for showing your builds, and WIPs (Works In Progress) if you wish. We all like seeing the work others are doing, but no pressure.

'Builders Corner' is for general model hobby discussion, and the 'Where Can I Get' part of the forum is the place to ask other members for assistance if you need a part. Parts can be traded on that part of the forum, though the outright buying and selling of kits is generally not permitted, so these deals should be taken to private messaging.

Posting photos on the forum is a bit of an antiquated process that requires you to first upload your photos from your computer to a photo hosting site (such as Fotki, Image Shack, Imgur, Flickr, etc), then finding the [IMG] code for the uploaded photo, and copy & paste it into the post body (this box). Some of these sites are $30-$40 per year and others are free. It sounds like a nuisance because it is.

If you get around to attempting to post photos, there is a 'Testing Forum' at the bottom of the main foum page where you can screw up at will until you figure it out. There is also a 'Community Assistance' section near the bottom of the main forum page with more hints on posting photos. You can also use the search function (such that it is) on the right of the page for photo help or anything else that has been discussed on the forum.

The best way learn the forum is to spend some time cruising around through it and read some posts of interest. Enjoy, and if you have any questions, let us know.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7:58 AM

Welcome aboard DDD. If you want to ask a question in regards to painting you can go to the "Painting and Bodywork" section here in the forums. Here's the link for quick access:

http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/tips_techniques/f/8.aspx

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

DDD
  • Member since
    March, 2019
Posted by DDD on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 9:02 PM

Thanks Bainford for the welcome. I'm working on which Acrylics to spray and what cleat coat to use. Trying to practive my airbrushing. Any thoughts? How do you ask a question to the general forum?

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:07 PM

Welcome to the forum Mr D, and welcome to the hobby. This is a good place to get into the swing of things. Enjoy the forum, and if you have any questions, just ask. Cheers.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

DDD
  • Member since
    March, 2019
New to Site! New to model building!
Posted by DDD on Monday, March 25, 2019 11:07 PM

Started building about 2months ago! Built models as a kid just to blow them up!! Now interested in building mostly muscle cars. Been learning from a few different builders on youtube then came across this site and thought I would give it a try. It seems everything I search for, the answers are 5yrs+ old. Like using floor polish as a top coat. ( can't even find it anymore and what people are using that works these days) still trying to figure this site out. 

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