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  1. 57 minutes ago, martinfan5 said:

    Thank you for subscribing to the YT channel, I hope I can offer some content that might be helpful to you,   I did put this is one there but just after it was completed , its really the same thing you are seeing here.   But I am thinking about starting a building the new NASCAR kits video and go over some of the things that I do to make it them better. 

    There are a few decal sheets for the 16-18 Fusion kit( the Danica kit can be used for those years)  , there are more, but those decals I think are better suited for builders that have some more experience, not saying you cant, but they are very easy to mess up and they are not cheap , so here you go here, you and do a search for Ford Fusion you will find the decals for this kit.

    https://www.mikesdecals.com/

     

     

    I hope you do put up a how to series on building the nascar kits.  That would be awesome!  I am about to complete my first build.. it is the Fireball Roberts 57 Ford Nascar.  Putting on decals are the most enjoyable part of modeling to me for some reason.  This kit had really nice decals that went on without any problems.  


  2. Thanks Steven... that is good to know.  For your list of must have paints (flat black, etc.) which brand do you recommend? 

    I got a Molotow 2mm pen this weekend at HL and it did the side trim really beautiful and easy.  I also got a sheet of BMF this past week and tried it.  It went on great on the bottom half of my windshield but the panel line and detail for the upper half was smaller and kept falling off so I used the pen on that part too and it looked better than the foil but I could barely tell the separation of the two.  I'm keeping it like that as this is my first build.  I really can't tell the difference from 2 ft away.


  3. Good to know about the sharpies.. I got a Molotow 2mm chrome pen yesterday 40% off from Hobby Lobby and it is great for the side molding on the car I am doing now.  Those paints you mentioned above are they Model Masters?  And also are they acrylic or enamel?  I have a testors acrylic set and the gloss black covers well but the flat black doesn't so I need a good flat black that will cover well.  I also picked up a set of Vallejo Air paints but haven't tried them yet.


  4. I am a newbie to the modeling world and was watching a YouTube video by AndyX the other day where he mentioned that Model Masters Silver Chrome Trim was a must have paint.  I got a bottle at Hobby Lobby and was impressed.  It went on easy with no brush strokes and covered everything with the first coat and looked just like chrome.  This paint will always be on my desk.

    That makes me wonder what other paints are a must have that you all always use with every kit?


  5. Looks great!  I am new here and really to modeling (built a few as a kid 30 years ago).  I recently found and subscribed to your YT channel so I'll have to see if you have this one on there.  I'm learning a lot from you all who have great YT channels.  I just purchased two 2017 Danika Patrick nascar kits off amazon for a great price and plan on getting different decals since I don't like the look of her car.. must be why it is less expensive than the others.


  6. Hello all, I am new here and haven't built a model in over 30 years.  When I was a very young child in the late 70's I built my first kit that is actually on the cover of an old Model Cars Magazine (pic below).  I just glued it together and had a couple of bottles of Testors paint that I painted in various places with a paint brush.  It looked terrible. I built one more but the pic on the box looked so nice and my finished model looked aweful without the proper paint job so I lost interest.  

    In my late teens I tried it again and got some Testor's spray paint and built about three Nascar models that turned out really nice for a newbie.  Then I was off to college and always said I'd come back when I had more time and money.  Well I am back now.  

    Youtube recommended a video last week by The Scale Modeler and I watched it and got my desire back so I went out and purchased all the things I thought I will need to actually do it right this time.  I've been researching here and other places and watching a lot of YT videos and can't wait for my my stuff to arrive so I can get started.  I like race cars so I thought the Revell 57 Ford of Fireball Roberts would be a good place to start again because it wasn't expensive and only had a few cool details compared to other race cars which should make it easier.  I noticed that a member here called JTRACING did this model a few years ago from a image search I did on Google and his work is some of the best I have seen.  This looks amazing IMO.

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    You all have some awesome builds and I am very impressed with your work and wish I could build realistic models like you all do.  Hopefully I'll get there someday soon and have a lot of fun doing it.

    This is the van and motorcycle kit that I first tried as a little kid.  Mine didn't come out so good.

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  7. On 4/15/2018 at 8:54 AM, Snake45 said:

    I've been experimenting with some of the cheap craft acrylics at Walmart for interiors and such. Some of them seem to work pretty well. How well varies by color and brand, but at 50c to $2 a bottle, they're not expensive to experiment with. 

    I would like to experiment with these paints and am curious what you use to mix them with and how you prevent them from rubbing off when handling?

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