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  1. Most of what I build are 1/72 kits and I bought one a couple weeks ago that was total junk. I went to a Hobby Lobby and Michael's with my girlfriend and the model kits they have there all Revell USA kits or Testors. I'll have to check some review sites. Often, however, I find myself at the local hobby shop and I'm looking at kits without knowing what I'm getting. I know that engraved panel lines are prefered, and I don't have the skill to rescribe lines yet. So, I guess junk kits can play a role in my practice. One thing I've noticed so far is that Revell USA kits don't seem to be as nic
  2. The last time I built models on a regular basis was back in my mid to late teens. Now, in my early 40's I'm getting back into the hobby and I wonder, with all the companies out there, which companies are worth the money. Which manufacturers put out good to great kits and which ones put out junk? How do these stack up? I apologize if this is a stupid question, but I figured that the guys-in-the-know could tell me where I'm better off directing my funds when it comes to buying good kits. Thanks. Airfix Academy Hasegawa Eduard Trumpeter Monogram Hobby Boss Revell USA Revell Germany I
  3. The Porter Cable air compressor that I have has an air regulator that controls two ports. I leave that regulator set for general duties (nail guns, filling tires, etc.) I have another regulator mounted to the side of my bench dedicated for airbrush use. I have an air line leading from the compressor to the bench-mounted regulator. Maybe it's overkill... I'm hoping to practice with my airbrush this weekend. I have large sheets of paper to practice lines and such. Comics in the newspaper is a great idea!
  4. Excellent suggestion. It'll give me one more reason to explore another genre of model building. I'll have to go to the local hobby shop and see what they've got.
  5. I'm looking for 1/144 scale B-47 or B-52 engines. (Complete if possible.) I'm building a "what-if" aircraft based on a 1/48 P-51 and I'd like to mount engines on both wings. I believe the 1/144 scale would work the best. Thank you!
  6. I have a 5-gallon pancake compressor with a moisture trap mounted to my bench. I run a hose from the moisture trap to my airbrush. I have a 1/48 scale P-51 Mustang from Revell that is kind of junky. I used a razor saw and altered the wings for a swept back look. I took the props off the nose and I'm making it into a jet-like "what-if" aircraft. I'll use this as my test subject for painting and other techniques. I won't feel bad if I mess up. One of my biggest problems is that I don't ease into anything and I tend to overwhelm myself immediately. Patience isn't my forte, which is why I'v
  7. Thanks, yes. It is a Badger Anthem 155. That just shows you what I know. :) This whole airbrush thing is a bit anxiety-inducing and I'm hoping it's not as complicated as I've worked myself up to believe it is.
  8. First, a little background on me. The last model I built was back when I was 18 years old. (Brush painted or rattle cans, etc.) I've never airbrushed anything in my life. Now, 20+ years later, I'm interested in getting back into building model aircraft. I picked up a new/unused Badger Anthem 150 (cheap) at a garage sale. I see that a lot of people recommend the Paasche H airbrush for beginners. I'm a bit intimidated by airbrushing in general and I'm wondering if this Badger Anthem 150 is more airbrush than I can handle?
  9. Milk jug caps or soda bottle caps for mixing small amounts of paint. Shortwave Radio or iPod for something to listen to. Beer - Mood juice. Calms me down. Old credit cards - cut to any shape for spreading putty.
  10. Perhaps it's some kind of reaction between the two chemicals?
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