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anyone here build plastic model cars?
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Jul 26, 2007, 04:44 PM
 
I haven't built one in about 20 yrs, decided to purchase a 65 lincoln 1:24th scale model today. Any tips I need to know before building? I was thinking of picking up a paint kit at Michaels, which includes glue and sandpaper and a brush. I may get a can of spray enamel for the body. Anything else I need? any tips I should follow? Thanks in advance.
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Jul 26, 2007, 04:49 PM
 


Oh man. I built probably hundreds when I lived in Japan.

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Jul 26, 2007, 05:00 PM
 
Don't forget Hasegawa!
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Jul 26, 2007, 05:20 PM
 
Hasegawa were always the cheap alternative to Tamiya (at least in the latter half of the 80's, when I built most of mine), and it showed in their fit, IIRC.

Though they had a wider range of obscure models - most of them military, though.

I was never too much into building instruments of death (nor playing with them).
     
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Jul 26, 2007, 06:18 PM
 
I have shelves full of them at home. Most of them are breaking apart or have poorly painted body parts. I'd usually get bored about 3/4 of the way through and then just do a crappy job on the rest of it.
     
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Jul 27, 2007, 12:09 AM
 
Hasegawa excelled in their military aircraft, and Tamiya were the best for tanks and stuff.
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Jul 27, 2007, 01:08 AM
 
my big brother built tons when we were kids. Then we broke em all in his teen years. Now he's a well-paid auto body man. Connected?

I have often wondered what it would be like to build as an adult. I bet the craftmanship would shine.
     
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Jul 27, 2007, 08:43 AM
 
I've moved from building models as a "kid" to building guitar effect pedals as an adult -- so it's still in my blood.

Here's my most recent completion:

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That's why he's gonna kill us. So we got to beat it. Yeah. Before he let's loose the marmosets on us."
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