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    February 2020
Howdy all!
Posted by Manifoldhead on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:42 AM

I built models as a kid. You know, the ones barely painted and the tube of glue all over the place. As an adult I built one rudementary car where I attempetd a good paint job.I even bought an airbrush.

I liked doing it but life got in the way. I'm retired now and I have decided to get into it and make nice detailed models. I fired up the airbrush ( I had to order a part to make it work). The fumes from the laquer thinner were horrible so I built a paint booth and it works great!

 Sine I already have the airbush, I am a bit determined to use it. I'm getting better, but the mess and cleaning are a bit of a pain. The spray cans seem a lot more conveniemt. But I guessing the airbursh will be a lot more versatile.

I have a Revell '71 Superbird kit that I bought a long time ago I am leaning on. I am telling myself that this poor kit is completely expendable while I learn.

 

Anyway..hello to everybody and get ready for the new guy questions. I will try to go to FAQ's as much as possble to keep from being too boring!

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:17 AM

Hello, and welcome to the forum. You have the right attitude about your first build being expendable. You will make many mistakes, but there will be lessons learned. I've seen many on here over the years that try to make a masterpiece of their first adult build, then get completely discouraged and give it up.

The airbrush is definately more versatile, and has much less overspray, and therefore less fumes. I am a strong airbrush proponent, but some guys do amazing paint work with rattle cans. Stick with the airbrush. It's very much worth it in the end. The cleaning etc gets easier and faster with routine.

The Revell Superbird is a good kit to start. It is an 80s Monogram tool, and like most Monogram kits of that time, it is a straightforward kit that goes together well.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy

Trevor

  • Member since
    February 2020
Posted by Manifoldhead on Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:18 PM

Bainford

Hello, and welcome to the forum. You have the right attitude about your first build being expendable. You will make many mistakes, but there will be lessons learned. I've seen many on here over the years that try to make a masterpiece of their first adult build, then get completely discouraged and give it up.

The airbrush is definately more versatile, and has much less overspray, and therefore less fumes. I am a strong airbrush proponent, but some guys do amazing paint work with rattle cans. Stick with the airbrush. It's very much worth it in the end. The cleaning etc gets easier and faster with routine.

The Revell Superbird is a good kit to start. It is an 80s Monogram tool, and like most Monogram kits of that time, it is a straightforward kit that goes together well.

Good luck, and welcome to the forum.

 

 

Thank you Trevor. I might even post some pictures for the forum entertainment!

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