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  1. The paint pulling back is from adding too much clear in one session. It happens to me on panel lines from time to time. Its an easy fix if you have an airbrush. Just mist a little bit of paint to fill the line and buff out the rest of the area.
  2. Currently it’s this one. Finally painted my Aoshima diablo GT. Color is TS-40 metallic black with ts-13 clear. Stunning color
  3. Looks gorgeous. Can’t wait. I think the car looks best in yellow so that’s probably what I’ll go with .
  4. I love Land Rovers and while it's great they are making one, they are making a mistake in creating this version. This is a near re release of the old ESCI kit. Why not make a model of the Defender 90? That's easily one of the most desirable Land Rovers of all time. What about the Discovery I&II? That was one of the all time best selling SUV's. Those kits would see easy.
  5. I think Aoshima is probably the company that is most in tune with the trend and what modellers really want to build right now. Revell is still rehashing old kits. Tamiya is still high quality and their subjects make great stock representations. I"m desperately waiting for one of these companies to make a modern 1/24 Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, modern Montero, or even a Land Rover Discovery 2. Those kits would sell like hot cakes. The SUV market in models has barely scratched the surface of its potential.
  6. I think you just have to use your best judgement. I also noticed the threads you mentioned OP. However I think with some threads you get the understanding upon reading it whether they are into the hobby to improve and become a more refined modeler or if they simply do it for fun and enjoyment. Sometimes i notice a well done build 8/10 but I see one thing that is an eye sore yet I reserve comment because I think it would take away from the accomplishment of completing the kit. Generally though I think those that get more refined in their skill do so because they are their own critic, not because someone tells them whats wrong.
  7. Hey guys just thought I would pass along a great deal for sand paper I found on Amazon. Its a hell of a deal vs what 3m and modelling shops charge for polishing pads and sand paper. Just bought 54 pieces of 1000-5000 sand paper for $9 and then a another assortment of 3000-7000 grit for $8. I imagine I wont need sand paper for quite some time. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Q3D57N2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078HG5R8W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  8. Vallejo model air paints are the superior choice for anything with interiors, semi gloss paints and certain metallic paints. Tamiya TS paints are the way to go for bodies and their flat aluminum other metallic colors are great for simulating the grain of metal casting.
  9. Can't wait. The new supra has grown on me and it's a beautiful car in its own right. I think it looks best in yellow or silver.
  10. Great news! I really hope that one day Tamiya or Aoshima makes the Discovery 2 with roof racks and bull bars. They would be a total hit in the market. I might buy all of them.
  11. I use spray adhesive instead of white glue and use a strainer to apply it with. It works much much better.
  12. I have to say I share the concern of the other comments but that photo is actually not bad and pretty realistic. I think one thing you could try is to cut the piece out to shape, then coat it in future or clear epoxy. Gotta find away to get those edges flat and more realistic. Then you could glue it to the body.
  13. It’s big enough in my opinion. I know others don’t share that opinion but 1/24 has a better scale appearance when it comes to the final assembly and finish of a model. 1/25 also makes an odd display next to the 1/24 standard of most models these days
  14. Agreed 100% I think Tamiya or Revell will release the new vet and I pray it’s 1/24 also. People don’t think it’s a big difference between 1/25 but I disagree. You lose potential in detail and at 1/25 you get into a toylike appearance.
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