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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. Lots of legos (3 boys) and empty delivery boxes 😀. Thanks very much for the suggestions. Stuart
  2. Okay - the model allows you to display the engines so I'll assemble and paint after. thanks!
  3. Thanks very much for the response. sorry for not being specific enough. i understand the sub-assembly (the engine in this case) should be painted prior to attaching. my question is this. the engines on this model consist of many pieces (some quite small with tiny joins), all painted semi-gloss black. so do you assemble all of the many pieces of the engine and then paint them? or do you paint the pieces before cutting from the sprue? Stuart
  4. Good morning, Working on an airplane model and there are several steps where all of the individual pieces are painted the same color (for example the two engines that have to be assembled). Perhaps a simple question for you: should i paint after assembly of that step or on the sprue. i ask because some of the tiny connections cannot be easily masked (by me). I would love to hear thoughts on this. thanks, Stuart
  5. thanks for the info. to the basement closet i go, fingers crossed. Stuart
  6. thanks so much for the response. sanding it is. regarding the decals, these planes are so large and i do not yet have something practical to support them upside down. gotta convince the wife . . . i also have problems getting to lower parts of the fuselage, especially under the wings. i could put them on when the plane is turned over but my brain gets all befuddled.😀 i do love building these planes, i'm so glad for the one benefit of the pandemic. thanks again, Stuart
  7. Hello, I need to get an interpretation of the attached. I wanted to show you where i am in the build and a close up of my question. Am i supposed to cut a hole to the shape of the shaded area? Typically they provide a bit size to make holes. If so some advice on doing that would be greatly appreciated. This is my fourth 1/32 scale model and by far the most complicated given my experience. One more question. Do you ever put on decals before the model is completed? I am especially wondering about the stuff that goes on the bottom of the wings/fuselage for this model. Stuart
  8. 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
  9. Wonderful - i was afraid there would be more trouble. Thanks so much! Stuart
  10. 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
  11. 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 😀
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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, corr
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