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armored76

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  1. Scammell Pioneer SV2S

    Simply superb!!! Very well done, sir!
  2. Painting

    Welcome to the forums, Half Eye! Do you have any kind of paints already? Are these acrylics or enamels? Depending on this you might want to stick to the same kind of primer. Just as important is the question whether you have an airbrush or plan to paint by can or brush. As far as I know there aren't many primers specifically made for brush painting so in case you don't have an airbrush you might be better off with a rattle can primer. Tamiya and Revell have these in their range. In cvase yu have an airbrush or plan on buying one, I would go with acrylic primers from the Ammo of Mig, AK or Vallejo range. Most modelers use gray primer but there are different colors available, depending on your subject. Black is probably the second most popular. In case you can give us more information on your setup and subject, we might be able to give more precise indications. Hope this helps!
  3. Steregushchy class corvette

    Thanks @Shar2! That was to be expected
  4. Painting modern Russian digital camouflage

    Great reference, not only for the colors! Thanks!
  5. Hey, I was looking at the Evolution Miniatures Modern Russian Soldier figures and started wondering how these were painted for the boxart. More specifically, the digital camouflage pattern. I found a couple of ideas on another thread but wanted to pick "the community mind" about alternatives. Source: http://www.evolution-miniatures.com/ Source: http://www.evolution-miniatures.com/ Does anyone happen to know who painted these figures and what method was used? I also contacted Evolution directly in case they would care to share the method. Many thanks in advance! Cristian
  6. Painting modern Russian digital camouflage

    He is so cute! I love dogs!
  7. Painting modern Russian digital camouflage

    That's a good idea, indeed! Thanks for the suggestion. Alternatively, somebody was suggesting flicking diluted paint using a brush and metallic ruler. I was also thinking of trying oil paint for the dots as it might be easier to control than acrylics. PS: Cute dog! Is it yours?
  8. H&S Evolution - Tip clogging very fast

    I had another go at it today while trying to apply a clear gloss coat. Increased pressure to around 18-20 psi, using Revell's acrylic thinner with their gloss and with the "air first, paint second" method the situation might be a tad better now. Still after about 10 minutes, the tip was clogged to the point where absolutely no paint would come out. After disassembling the airbrush for cleaning I noticed there was what seemed to be dried-up paint in the nozzle's tip (the clear gloss I was spraying). I was thinking about switching to the larger, 0.4mm nozzle but after this I'm not sure that would work any better... On a side note, I packed out my old no-name brush and put it back in almost immediately Not being an airbrush snob myself, I loved that gun before. Now, it just doesn't seem right in my hands...
  9. Hey, I'm really getting fed up with my H&S Evolution so I need to vent while picking your minds for a possible solutiin I'm using acrylic paints from Revell, Vallejo and Mig and no matter which brand, what paint-to-thinner ratio, pressure (10-15 psi) or thinner (tap water, IPA, IPA+water, original Revell Aqua thinner) I'm using the tip always ends up clogged as soon as I stop spraying for more than 2-3 seconds. I have to wipe off the tip of the needle to be able to spray again. Today, for instance I used a 30-70, paint-thinner mix for some post-shading. The paint wasn't even flowing constantly at 15 psi! When it did, it spidered, of course. Have you experienced such a problem? Can someone please help with any advice? I'm on the verge of selling it... Many-many thanks in advance! Cristian
  10. No worries! Thanks for trying!
  11. Kamaz Typhoon K - 1:35 Takom

    On a side note... What figures could go with it? I guess Spetsnaz figures are not really matching, right?
  12. Superb builds! Really great! May I ask for a link of the Facebook video you mentioned, in case you can still find it? Thanks!
  13. Very-very nice! Is the interior lighted by LEDs?
  14. More information about Russian Navy antenna

    Thank you @Paul E and @magman2!!! This might just be the breakthrough I was hoping for! Have a great weekend!
  15. Hi, Yet another newbie question Can somebody please point me to a place where I can find more information about the name, size and construction of this antenna type used by the Russian Navy, as shown below? I would like to scratch built it for my next project. In case you have more information about how to build it, that would be even more helpful. Thanks! Cristian
  16. More information about Russian Navy antenna

    Thanks Paul! This is about the best image I could get of this antenna: Source: modellmarine.de
  17. I had to have a second and third look to see it is flat and printed! Very-very nice!
  18. More information about Russian Navy antenna

    Exactly! I was hoping this not something specific to this class as it seems to be a generic cage antenna.
  19. Terrific seascape! Great job!
  20. Pre-requisits for posting reviews

    Got it! Thanks again!
  21. Hey, I was about to post my first review just to realize there is no "Start new topic" button on that page Are there any per-requisites for this like a certain number of posts? Should reviews be sent in differently? Thanks! Cristian
  22. Pre-requisits for posting reviews

    Thanks Mike! So there is no way for us mortals to contribute?
  23. What materials for seascapes?

    Great tips, Paul! Thanks for sharing!
  24. Hey, After laying my hands on a 1/350 water line model I started wondering what products there could be for seascape modelling? A short google and youtube search brought up MIG, AK and Vallejo products but barely any comparison. Other than the price, is any of these better/worse than the others? Also, if you might care to share your approach to modelling waves and water that would be very useful to a beginner like me, for sure. Many thanks! Cristian
  25. Hi, I'm planning my first ship build in a very long while and seeing how kits evolved since I last touched one I was wondering how to go about installing/glueing PE railings in place. I was searching for tutorials but there is a surprinsingly low amount of information on that. I read something about three possible methods: glue on the side of the ship and hide the edges under putty => lots of work and not very realistic? glue on it edge => extremely fragile? use thin wire to reinforce the PE parts from the inside then use tiny holes for fixing to the deck => sounds about the best method so far Rigging is a similar subject as far as a beginner is involved... How to do that and what materials to use? I've seen a tutorial about rigging biplanes using some Uschi van der Rosten materials. Is that all? Any source of information you might care to share is greaty appreciated! Thank you! PS: Are there any good modelling magazines with ship building topics?
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