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Mr Motts added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersGlue Questions for a noviceI am returning to this hobby after about a 30 year absence. I have what is probably going to be considered a real stupid question.
When I built models when I was younger I made sure that plastic was glued to plastic. If there was paint of chrome I would scrap off the surface that needed to be glued on the mating parts and then glued them together. If I scrapped to much I would have to go back and touch up the paint after it dried.
My question is if other glues will hold well enough to a painted surface? It seems this would be easier for instance when assembling engine parts. I could paint all the different colored parts individually and then glue them together with out scraping the painted surfaces.
I have seen some videos on you tube of people using testors enamel clear to glue the parts together. I would think that the bond would not be as strong with this but maybe it is.
My concern is looking realistic and also having a strong bond. Overall I am just confused on this - Any help would be appreciated as I have no idea what I am doing
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Mr Motts added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersBrush PaintsHello Everyone,
I am wondering people's opinions of paints for motor parts that will be brush painted.
I am starting my first model car kits in many years. Over the last few years i have done miniature models and figure models. For these kits I used acrylic paints. Mostly GW miniature paints and some craft paints as well. I have also tried a little airbrushing with Tamiya paints and had good luck with them on figure models.
My first model attempt is a Revell 1970 Chevelle. The color call out is for Chevy Engine Red. I could use some acrylic paints I have, or I could try Model Masters. I see they have that color in both enamel and acrylic. I plan on brush painting the motor, tranny, etc.
When using Acrylics in the past the finish is usually flat. I do not like brush painting with the Tamiya paints, as they seem to thin for me. Will the enamel paint give me a more realistic finish for the motor parts?
Any advice would be a great help to the new guy
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Mr Motts added a topic in Welcome! Introduce YourselfNewbieHello,
I am new to scale auto model building. I used to model all the time when I was a youngster. Now I am fifty! I started to dabble in models again over the last few years with what little spare time I have. Mostly horror figure models. I am going to try and set more time aside and get into scale auto modeling.
I figured this would be a good place for a total rookie to ask for a lot of advice from the masters.
I hope this will be the start of a brand new hobby for me to relax and enjoy!
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