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StuartMont

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    Stuart
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    Montgomery
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    51724
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  1. Thanks to both for the replies. This model has been quite a challenge and I want to do it justice as best I can. It quite often has challenged my patience but its a wonderful model. Stuart
  2. Wonderful - i was afraid there would be more trouble. Thanks so much! Stuart
  3. Hello group. I am building the 1/32 Tamiya Spitfire. I cut out and attached all of the masking before painting the frames on the clear canopy parts. Of course, being a newbie I guess I was not perfect and paint leaked under the masking and onto the “glass”. Can someone help with the best way to remove the unwanted paint without damaging the canopy? Stuart
  4. I wanted to thank everyone for their great advice. It seems there are many methods to try here and I am excited to put them to use. This is the second 1/32 scale aircraft that I have tried and after reading through all of the instructions i see many pieces to detail paint. I want to get this one right, I am embarrassed to say that I may have ruined the engine for the Tamiya 1/32 Mustang, got frustrated and put it away. I certainly picked the wrong models to restart my hobby but they were on sale on Tamiya’s website 😀
  5. Thanks very much. I was not aware of the dry brushing technique, I’ll give that a go for sure and work from there. Appreciate the prompt reply, I’m working on it now. I’ll check about a chapter.
  6. Rookie and old person trying to build this beautiful model and made the mistake of thinking larger scale models means larger pieces - big whoops there! In the very first step the instructions are telling you to paint the radio black and all of the knobs/dials red. The knobs/dials are barely visible to the naked eye and I quickly realized the need to magnify. Even so, when I simply touch one of them with the tiniest brush I own the color spreads out and it is ruined. Any advice on how to paint these tiny pieces would be most welcome. If this post belongs in a different forum please let me know. Thanks, Stuart
  7. Thanks so much for the two responses. Great advice. I need to find a location in the house to work before I invest in airbrush equipment. Right now I am in my basement and proper ventilation is non-existent. All my spray painting will be done into a cardboard box in my open garage for now. I like the idea of attaching to cardboard. Are you allowed to give me a link to premium brushes? Mine are horrible. I’m excited about getting going on assembling the mustang but worried about ruining an expensive model that should not have been bought yet. Stuart
  8. I introduced myself in the appropriate forum admitting that I am a “newbie” since it has been many years since I attempted to build a plastic model. Also, I overstretched myself by starting with the Tamiya 1/32 P-51D. As suggested by a responder to my “introduction” I read all of the instructions and highlighted areas where I am confused and there are many unfortunately. I hope to figure most of them out as I work through the model but I have to ask the following. 1. ”When no color is specified, paint the item with fuselage color.” There are variations for painting the fuselage, correct? Can someone please help me out and let me know which color should be used for the unspecified items. There is one in the very first step of the engine assembly. The main fuselage color according to the paint schemes appears to be Tamiya AS-12. Is this the color I should use? 2. To that end, is there a “non-spray” equivalent to AS-12? If the answer to the first question is yes it does not seem practical to paint such small pieces with spray paint. I do hope this is the correct forum for these questions. If not please let me know and I will cut-and-paste these into a new topic in the correct forum. Thanks in advance for your patience in answering such basic questions. Stuart Montgomery
  9. Hello again, Similar to modeling I'm also new to forums and can't seem to figure out how to reply to individual responses to my post. After three months of surgeries and emergency room visits I finally have use of both arms and want to start on one of the models. Thanks very much to everyone for the advice. I will start with one of the planes, probably the Mustang, and will endeavor to go by the steps suggested by one of the responders. The ship does look a bit overwhelming for now so that will come later after, hopefully, gaining good experience with the planes. During my months out-of-sorts I have been trying to prepare for this and did lots of reading about aftermarket extras and unfortunately don't feel ready for that. I'm nervous enough about the photo-etched parts that came with the plane models. I will make good use of the expertise available on the appropriate forum. P-51D here we come, a plane I have loved since I can remember. Stuart
  10. Hello everyone, my name is Stuart. I am a 61-year retired military aircraft and ship enthusiast. Now that I have the time I am anxious to dive into plastic modeling and have purchased three models to get started. These are the Tamiya 1/350 Enterprise, the Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire and 1/32 Mustang. I did not want to complicate the post with the specific aircraft models . . . yet ☺️ I have completely read all three sets' manuals and have, probably justifiably, come to the conclusion that I may have started too "big". However, what's done is done. I did build plastic sailing ships and planes when I was a kid but college and then fill-time work ended that entirely. I've found You-tube videos about building these models but was looking for advice that anyone would offer to a newbie that overstepped in terms of complicated models.
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