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Bob Dambrauskas added the Revell Bundeswehr Vehicles (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 Bundeswehr Vehicles (Revell 03351)
Bundeswehr Vehicles
Revell 1:144
03351 (80-3351)
2015 | New tool
05. August 2018 at 14:03:50 Share

July 30, 2018

Bob Dambrauskas added North American F-86 Sabre to his favorite topics.
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30. July 2018 at 15:44:55 Share
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Bob Dambrauskas added Grumman F7F Tigercat to his favorite topics.
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30. July 2018 at 15:43:58 Share

July 29, 2018

Bob Dambrauskas
I am taking a long time getting back into the hobby, probably for many reasons. I am frustrated with painting my model because most paint jobs involve many steps; primer, color coat(s), weathering, sealer/gloss coat prior to decalling, and then a final sealer coat in either gloss or matte finish after decals. I am starting to conclude that in my favorite scale of 1/144, all this paint only ends up obscuring detail such as panel lines, rivet detail, etc. Is the only solution to use an airbrush? It must be! I'm using Model Master spray cans and have even tried warming the can in hot water first! I just don't know how to proceed! Brush painting is not smooth enough, and spray cans just spray out way too much paint, in a pattern that is way too big and wide! I think I'm going to have to break out my airbrush, and try getting better results before I move on to some of my more expensive kits!! Anyone else have these concerns?
26. July 2018 at 19:45:46 Share
Augie Hi Bob, I can maybe help with the hairystick, I use it on all my builds and will likely continue to do so as I feel for me it gives me the best control.

So here is my step list for painting a kit..

No washing, primer or such just straight to paint on plastic using a flat blush (I use tamia 870153 NO.0)

I then go with a thin coat of future as a normaliser coat and gloss prior to decals which I use Micro Set and Sol on.

Then I will give a second future coat to seal decals ready for weathering.

Once weathered, last future coat or straight on to matt finish coat.

I'm sure the others will be in to give you further ideas or feedback.

26. July 2018 at 20:03:02
Spanjaard Augie is truly the airy brush master! i would suggest to follow her advice. :)
i am useless with a brush, so i go with airbrush. my suggestion if you use it, is to lay very thin layers of paint. as thin as possible. then you can keep the details. even in 1/144 and after priming, paint and protecting with clear coats.
26. July 2018 at 21:54:50
Augie Thank you Spanjaard, your too kind :)

as you tightly say, thin coats are the key with light pressure on the brush and it will go very well.
26. July 2018 at 22:21:46
Bob Dambrauskas Hi Augie, and thank you! I checked out some of your models and all I can say is "Wow"! Very nice work! The P51-D Mustang looks as if you used an airbrush! Especially the silver! How did you accomplish such a smooth finish?
My biggest fear is that since I'm modeling mostly in 1/144 scale, any imperfections in the finish, such as brush marks, will stick out like a sore thumb! Do you apply a single thinned out coat of paint? Or multiple thinned coats? Thanks again for your help!
27. July 2018 at 17:04:04
Bob Dambrauskas And thanks to you as well, Spanjaard ! I do have a dual action airbrush, just never used it! Maybe it's time I gave it a try!
27. July 2018 at 17:05:30
Bryn Crandell Yeah I agree Bob. I love getting the model built to the paint stage and then it seems as if I get to a stall point. I have since gotten better at my airbrush skills with a little help from my friends. (Beatles reference) Getting help from other here on Scalemates by great people like @Augie and @Spanjaard. All you have to do is ask. Help will always be given at Scalemates. (Harry Potter reference).
27. July 2018 at 18:42:41
Augie Hi Bob,

I tend to go straight from the pot, for the most, maybe a hint of thinner depending on the paint I am using. No hard an fast rule on it really but after 30yrs I can tell usually after a quick look in the can and how it holds to a cocktail stick.

The silver is a little trick i found using treasure silver which is a wax gilt applied with a brush.
27. July 2018 at 18:54:27
Spanjaard Metallic colours can be quite unforgiving in any scale :D
29. July 2018 at 16:37:13
Martin Oostrom And whatever application method 8)
There are many tutorials on the web for airbrushing, like these
Rule 1: thin your paint and then some
Rule 2: beware of clogs in your (new) paint bottle
Rule 3: experiment with air pressure, distance to the object, paint types, needle size.

Happy painting!
29. July 2018 at 17:01:00
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July 28, 2018

Bob Dambrauskas and Bryn Crandell are now mates.
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June 24, 2018

Bob Dambrauskas added the ACE Hobby Kit Concorde (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 Concorde (ACE Hobby Kit )
ACE Hobby Kit 1:144
24. June 2018 at 17:20:53 Share

April 26, 2018

Bob Dambrauskas added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 26, 2018
Project: Revell Focke-Wulf 190 in scale
26. April 2018 at 11:42:02 Share

April 25, 2018

Bob Dambrauskas
Is there a way to edit photos once they are posted? Some of mine are upside down!
25. April 2018 at 17:59:38 Share
Spanjaard unfortunately no. you need to rotate them in your computer, and upload them again.
25. April 2018 at 18:03:44
Spanjaard you are not the first one to request rotation of the pictures ;)
25. April 2018 at 18:04:48
Bob Dambrauskas Ok, well thank you Spanjaard!
25. April 2018 at 20:50:16
Bob Dambrauskas can't figure out how to delete a photo either!! The site is difficult to use!
25. April 2018 at 20:53:54
Spanjaard deleting a picture is actually not complicated. to to your album, go to "manage"and hit the cross on the right. picture deleted :)
25. April 2018 at 21:29:43
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Bob Dambrauskas added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 8 images
In progress
23. April 2018 at 19:01:58 Share
Bob Dambrauskas I don't have a clue as to how to get these images right side up! Sorry!!
25. April 2018 at 14:58:05
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April 23, 2018

Bob Dambrauskas added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 01, 1970
Project: Revell Focke-Wulf 190 in scale
23. April 2018 at 19:48:36 Share
Bob Dambrauskas added the Revell Focke Wulf Fw 190 A (1:144) to his stash.
1:144 Focke Wulf Fw 190 A (Revell 4046)
Focke Wulf Fw 190 A
Revell 1:144
1992 | Changed box
23. April 2018 at 19:43:21 Share
Bob Dambrauskas started the Revell Focke Wulf Fw 190 A (1:144)
1:144 Focke Wulf Fw 190 A (Revell 4046)
Focke Wulf Fw 190 A
Revell 1:144
1992 | Changed box
23. April 2018 at 19:43:15 Share
Bob Dambrauskas changed his profile picture.
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