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Topic: Scale Modelling (Read 104 times)

  • Belfrager
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Scale Modelling
I don't know why but I decided to try scale models as a hobby to distract me.
So, this will be my first attempt to build a 1/72 airplane model, I'll let you see the results once it is concluded.

I thought that smaller scales woul be easier but the moment I started looking inside the box Iḿ already regreting, this scale is too much small, iI think 1/48 would be easier.

Anyway, this is the one i'm building, it's a Polish aircraft with it's first flight at 1933.
I will use hand brushes, not airbrushing.

Advices are very wellcome, I'm sure we have amongst us a lot of specialists. :)
A matter of attitude.

  • Luxor
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Re: Scale Modelling
Reply #1
I've not done any model building since I was a teenager, a very, very long time ago.  ;)

Used to enjoy it and spent many a happy hour constructing them, then painting them to try and make them look realistic. Mostly plastic model kits, but I did build one balsa wood model aircraft and that took me a long time, lot's of cutting parts for the frame. Doubt I could do it nowadays, you need good eyesight and a steady hand.

Only piece of advice I would give is take your time and don't rush it. Enjoy your new hobby.
The start and end to every story is the same. But what comes in between you have yourself to blame.

  • Frenzie
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Re: Scale Modelling
Reply #2
I don't know what kind of price range you're interested in, but I recently saw this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfmD1yYqP6k