Beach Bum

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About Beach Bum

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  • Birthday 04/30/1968

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Waldport Oregon
  • Full Name Kevin Johnson

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  1. Beach Bum added a post in a topic Enamel on top of Acylic   

    Ok, got a couple spoons primed so I'll give it a try tomorrow. Thank you.
  2. Beach Bum added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Enamel on top of Acylic
    Can you spray Testors enamel spray paint on top of Testors Acrylic? I remember reading somewhere that you shouldn't do that but can't find the info.
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  3. Beach Bum added a post in a topic Airbrush Primer   

    I think I will try decanting some plastikote and see how that sprays through the brush. Thanks
  4. Beach Bum added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Airbrush Primer
    Hey all, I'm wondering what primer you recommend for spraying through an airbrush? Getting ready to prime a couple of bodies and after primer will be decanting and spraying Testors Gloss Black on one and the other Testors Gloss Dark Blue on the other body. I've tried Plastikote which worked well, but, really getting into the airbrush and would like to try using it for priming also. I did use some Model Masters grey primer through the airbrush for all the other small parts, which I really liked, seem to spray really thin. Maybe the MM primer is the way to go for the bodies? although I wish I could get bigger bottles of it. Any suggestions? Thanks
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  5. Beach Bum added a post in a topic Small mixing containers?   

    Thanks everybody for the replies! We go through quite a bit of yogurt here so I will give those a try. My wife works at a hospital and keeps bringing me home these plastic test tube with screw on lids which seem to work well with acrylics but enamel and lacquer thinner destroy them if left over night. Kinda weird that something that holds bio hazardous material will degrade like that, go figure. It's seems like the hospital throws away a lot of never used stuff, good for me...I think. I will check out walmart for the glass containers if I can buck up and go inside, I dread it every time! I'm thinking about raiding my wifes nail polish bottles that seem to never get used also and trying those for storing a little extra paint, well see how much trouble I get into for that. I have bought a couple cans of Testors spray paint that I'm planning on decanting for the body. It will be my first time doing that, hopefully it will be a good learning experience and I don't end up looking like a smurf for a week. I did by 500 of those plastic pipettes for 8 bucks on Amazon awhile back and have been using those with good results. Just use one and toss it, kinda seems a little wasteful but it's all good. Oh, and I'm gonna make the long journey to the closest Hobby shop for some bespoke thinner for the Tamiya paint, hopefully I can get outta their without killing one of those rude bastards! Anyways, THANKS again for all the help and useful information. Really appreciate it! Kevin
  6. Beach Bum added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Small mixing containers?
    What do you all use when mixing paint for just a few parts for your airbrush? I started using my airbrush on an actual model today for the first time. Painting just small parts, I'm leaving the body for last. I'm in the learning stage of mixing paint with varied results. Before I turn this into a how to mix paint post...I tend to get side tracked. What I'm trying to say is, I can't mix paint directly in the airbrush paint cup yet because I really need to be able to see what I'm doing when I'm adding thinner a little at a time to try to get the right consistency. I don't want to mix a whole bunch up at once, when I'm only painting 7 or 8 parts. Plus I want to learn what I'm doing so I figure the more times I have to mix paint the better I'll get. Or should I just mix a bunch up? I seem to be mixing and spraying pretty well with Testors Enamel mixed with cheap lacquer thinner but having a few issues with Tamiya acrylics and water. I'll get it sorted out though. Thanks
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  7. Beach Bum added a post in a topic Wheels   

    Thanks everyone for the replies.
  8. Beach Bum added a post in a topic Wheels   

    HAHA, my wife doesn't give me the evil smurk anymore every time I by another model supply, I'd like to keep it that way. If I start making vroomvroom sounds while I'm building I'm sure it would return!
  9. Beach Bum added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    I feel like a little kid asking this but do all you model masters glue your wheels in place to the axle or leave them free spinning. Seems to me that gluing them in place would be better and If I ever complete a model it's not likely that I'm going to be rolling it around on the floor. Thanks
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  10. Beach Bum added a post in a topic Wet Sand and Buffing - Need help!   

    Cruz, all I can say is wow! Thanks for that information! Glad I was able to find this info before I started my base coat, into the "purple pond" and back to square one. Thanks again for taking the time to explain that all! Kevin
  11. Beach Bum added a topic in Welcome! Introduce Yourself   

    Hi everybody. I'm 45 years old and have just recently started trying to build models. Have yet to complete one yet but still trying! I look forward to all the tips and tricks I can learn off this forum and welcome all the help I can get. I work nights as a bouncer in a fishing town and have found modeling to be a great way to relax and take my mind off of the bar and my bad back. Hope that's short enough. Thanks, Kevin
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