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G'Day from Sydney Australia


DeltaFlyer

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Hello Peers!

 

Just like to say HELLO from the colony! I have to admit that this is the first forum i've ever joined :) and being a Gen Y. It feels like forum days have come and gone, since everyone just Youtubes and Reddits everything these days.

 

So.... great to be a part of a pack sharing something in common.

 

I have just recently started with scale modelling, a decision i made when i got diagnosed with Depression 😢 . Not bragging about it but it did creep up on me silently and gave me 'Panic Attacks' as a gift. Which scared the crap out of me from everyday life :D !

 

This is such a fun hobby i've discovered with the nightly "me" time therapy to unwind (could also be the enamel thinner).

 

My start is focusing on 1/72 scale WW2 warbirds from Airfix as they are great for value. Along with a set of Primary and Secondy colours from the Vallejo Model Color range, my dive into colour theory. Something i discovered to do as the paints that came in those Airfix starter sets are 95% dried up.

 

I have just completed the P40 Warhawk starter where i've leanrt so much like "what is paint" and tested everything from colours i've mixed myself, thin and thick coats, decals on matt surfaces, home made enamel panel lining on unvarnished surfaces and chipping everywhere like on areas that doesn't make sense LOLz. Trial and error was half the fun!

 

Currently working on the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. mixed a very nice green to my perspective and who knew to make a darker green you'll need to mix some opposite colours to increase warmth and not just throw in black :) (noob)

 

Hope keep this hobby going and to make enough of these for my current 2 yr old. To be able to hang up in his room when he grows up depicting the Battle Of Britain, Midway, North Africa campaigns and etc.

 

Looking forward to learning more from all and contribute to this classic hobby.

 

Next thing is to figure out how to post images, can't wait to have my work critisized!

 

Thanks All

 

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Gidday @DeltaFlyer, welcome aboard, from the other side of Oz. I did 1/72 Airfix WW2 aircraft as a kid and some warships too, now it's mainly warships in 1/600. The first aircraft that I did with my young son (now 32) was a Kittyhawk in much the same camo as your Avatar but with a red spinner. I don't mix well with people plus I'm considerably deaf so I think this is a great hobby. I came back to it over twenty years ago. hopefully you'll stay with it too.

     You won't be able to simply 'attach' photos as you would to an e-mail, you'll have to go through a photo hosting site. My son (my computer guru) chose Flikr for me but there are no doubt others just as good. I find it easy to use plus you can upload 1000 free photos. HTH. Regards, Jeff.

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Hi DF from across the Tasman, nice to see someone a little younger partaking here. I like your take on colour theory, I think you'll do OK. Searching for colour info on here is best done via a google search & putting Britmodeller in with your search terms. Most have been thrashed out before, some several times. :)

Steve.

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21 hours ago, Bandsaw Steve said:

Welcome aboard Sydneysider! 👍
 

Hey! I just noticed- that’s 3 P40 motif Icons in a row so far on this thread. 😀

Good spot!, i do wonder if there is a real/replica Curtis P40 in Australia to have a look in a museum or so. It would be a good little getaway vs watching grass grow in your backyard.

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22 hours ago, ArnoldAmbrose said:

Gidday @DeltaFlyer, welcome aboard, from the other side of Oz. I did 1/72 Airfix WW2 aircraft as a kid and some warships too, now it's mainly warships in 1/600. The first aircraft that I did with my young son (now 32) was a Kittyhawk in much the same camo as your Avatar but with a red spinner. I don't mix well with people plus I'm considerably deaf so I think this is a great hobby. I came back to it over twenty years ago. hopefully you'll stay with it too.

     You won't be able to simply 'attach' photos as you would to an e-mail, you'll have to go through a photo hosting site. My son (my computer guru) chose Flikr for me but there are no doubt others just as good. I find it easy to use plus you can upload 1000 free photos. HTH. Regards, Jeff.

Thanks for the tip and i've finally checked the FAQ on posting photos will be looking into it on my down time and it looks like photo hosting is becoming more of a paid service :( so much fees already in our daily life already like Taxes, and parking fines. But i've checked out some of your warship work and it's interesting to see how this hobby can be so artistic, keep it going friend!

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