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  1. danimal518

    Diorama Base

    Hello friends, I'd like to build my first diorama. I'm working on an Emhar 1/72 Emhar Mark IV tank and I'd like to put it in a diorama/vignette. My question is regarding the base. I bought a small (and cheap) picture frame to use as the border of the base. I've heard of people using modeling...
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    Respirator question

    Hello gentle people, I just wanted to know what type of respirators everyone on here is using? I'm looking to buy one, but I'm not sure what i should be looking for. I airbrush using Tamiya and testors acrylics, some Vallejo. I use lacquer thinner to clean my AB. I'm also going to start...
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    Oil vs acrylic wash

    I've got a question about the difference between oil and acrylic washes. I've heard that you should put a drop or two of dishwashing detergent into an acrylic wash to break the surface tension. Is this something that should also be added to an oil wash? I just bought some Vallejo model wash...
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    Been a long time since I've posted on here. I just started the old AMT B-wing and figured I'd get involved in the forums again. I taped a toothpick to the back of the cockpit for ease of handling then base coated the cockpit using a mix of Tamiya dark grey and a touch of flat black. And the...
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    Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk1a

    This is the 2nd model I bought after getting back into modeling and has been sitting in my stash ever since. While I wait for some paint/glue to cure, I figured I'd work on this. It's good to have a few models on the bench so you can always be working. Here's the box art I painted the inside...
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    Airfix 1/72 Albatros DVa

    Been a long time since I've posted, but I have been keeping busy with my modeling. I am actually posting to ask for some advice. I'm working on this biplane, and was filling some ejector pin marks. The problem is that as I sanded away at the filler, I started to flatten a part of the wing and...
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    Focke Wulf 190-A8 1/144

    This is a little (I mean REALLY little) side project (Revell Micro Wings) I'm working on. I bought it when I was in Germany in March on a whim. Assembly is fairly easy with only a little filler needed thus far. With only about 12 pieces, it should be a breeze to build. I need to buy some of the...
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    Dremel Recommendations

    Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a dremel to make my modelling a bit easier. Any recommendations on what model I should buy and what bits I should have? Is there a good resource with descriptions of the bits and how I can use them for models?
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    Modelling rut

    Does anyone else ever get into a modeling rut, where you just don't know how to proceed? I think I've hit that point right now. I know that I want to work on 1 of the 2 models I'm currently building, but I seem to have hit a wall. What do you guys do to break through? I've been doing lots of...
  10. danimal518

    My US M113A2

    I've been working on this off and on for a few months now. It's my second model (first armor kit) and the first one that I've painted with an airbrush. Still got some work to do, but I'm learning a lot. Let me know what you guys think thus far. For those of you wondering it's the Academy kit.
  11. danimal518

    Monogram Twin Mustang F-82G

    I just finished my first model. I still need to put a dull coat over it to clean up the glossy patches and then weather it, but thought I'd post some pictures to get some comments. I made some mistakes on this model, so feel free to point out anything you notice that can help me for next time...
  12. danimal518

    Howdy from Chicago

    Hello all. I just got back into modeling after a long hiatus. I'm 28 and just outside of Chicago. I'm not specifically only interested in one type of model, but so far I've only worked on a Twin Mustang F82G (not quite done with it yet). If you have any good suggestions for me on models to work...