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Old 06-12-2004, 04:58 AM   #1
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theres a few ppl who wants to build scale models but dont have the knowledge.

if you have question(s), ill gladly answer them

and if others have answers, i dont mind you butting in
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Old 06-12-2004, 05:14 AM   #2
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when building a plastic kit (Tamiya for example), what is the best quality paint brand to use?
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Old 06-12-2004, 05:30 AM   #3
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actually there is no best one. everyone uses whichever they feel comfortable with. some use automotive paint, some use hobby paint and some even use nail polish. but if you dont want to experiment, tamiya is the way to go.
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Old 06-12-2004, 08:54 AM   #4
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Thanks dude this deserves to be sticky
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Old 06-12-2004, 09:06 AM   #5
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hahahahah, think I will be using this one a lot while I make my next car...I was thinking Tamyia Ferrari 360 next...any other suggestions. I think the Enzo should wait untill my skills are a bit better!
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Old 06-12-2004, 09:58 AM   #6
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yep the 360 would be good, its pretty easy. honda s2000, thats very easy.
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Old 06-12-2004, 10:39 AM   #7
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honda s2000, thats very easy
How long did you spend on that stracing??.. Why don't you show us some pics of your artwork

hmm.. i gotta wait till my semester is over before i start some glue sniffing. I was thinking of something prestigeous... hope theres a Tamiya BMW E46 M3 kit - yummy!

Just sucks how i don't have one of them glamorous display cases.. without them, models are nothing more then dust collectors.
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Old 06-12-2004, 10:50 AM   #8
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i spent a month on it. all my kits take around that time. its due to the time i leave it to dry. i can buld them in one day but it won't look so nice.

i'll see if i have any pics. nowadays i build them for friends. i'm currently into building a integra type-r dc5 and a toyota "sillycar". i'll take photos of those when its completed
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Old 06-12-2004, 10:57 AM   #9
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Cool stuff. Pics would be great - make sure that DC5 specr is champion white!

I know what you mean about building a kit in a day. I learnt a good lesson from it though...its a waste of money + time lol.

Btw, which part of Sydney are you from stracing?
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:06 AM   #10
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yep its in white, my friend wanted it in white.

i'm near the cbd atm
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:17 AM   #11
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Coooool. Guess you get your goodies at hobbyco

Man. It is FREEZING tonight.
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:38 AM   #12
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yea when i first started, now i get all my kits from japan or hong kong. i haven't spent a cent at hobbyco for years now. the only stuff i buy in australia now is paint and maybe brushes. thats it. sandpaper i goto a hardware store. polish i goto supercheap
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Old 06-12-2004, 01:04 PM   #13
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You shipe everything from Japan?? :shock:

Starting to sound like Fast and Furious "Over night parts from Japan!" hahaha

Is there any real difference between the 360spider and the tin top??
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Old 06-12-2004, 11:26 PM   #14
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whenever i'm not in HK and i need something then yes i get it shipped fom japan. they won't ship aerosol by air and i can't be bothered waiting months for it to come by ship so i just spend the extra dollars to buy it here.

my last trip to HK i bought about 15 kits.
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Old 06-13-2004, 06:20 AM   #15
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Ahhhh, so its cheaper! I see.

Have you built all 15 kits! :shock:
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