Miatatom

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About Miatatom

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  • Birthday May 31

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Soddy Daisy, TN (near Chattanooga)
  • Full Name Tom Shirley

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  1. Miatatom added a post in a topic Air brush problems   

    Yes.
    Are you painting outside?
  2. Miatatom added a post in a topic Air brush problems   

    220 is too coarse. You need to finish sanding with something finer. I usually go with 360 or 400 to start, then 600 to 800 and finish with 1000 or 1500. The smoother it is before you spray, the smoother it'll be after you spray.
  3. Miatatom added a post in a topic 1974 McLaren M16-C   

  4. Miatatom added a topic in Under Glass   

    1974 McLaren M16-C
    This kit came from the Hall of Fame set that also includes the Lotus Ford Model 27 and the Watson Roadster. I'm working on both of them but I really wanted to get the McLaren together first. I had a tough time making the body and wings fit even close. After completing 3 Tamiya 1/20 models, jumping into 1/24 was a learning experience. The decals were a b***h. Tore one of the signatures. The numbers didn't want to lay down even after using Micro Sol. I guess I'll paint each one with a coat of Future and hope they stay down. There's a ton of mistakes but I long since learned that perfection is not in my skill set. I can live with it. I'll take some more pics tomorrow.



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  5. Miatatom added a post in a topic stock bantam   

    A guy in my neighborhood has 2 of them.
  6. Miatatom added a post in a topic Static Charge Attracts Dust - Pics added Wed.15th   

    I found a tip here on the forum that works for me. It's a tip that pinstripers use. Mix 1 part alcohol to 4 parts distilled water in a spray bottle and spray the parts with it. Blow dry with compressed air or a hair dryer.
  7. Miatatom added a post in a topic Airbrush Questions!   


    I got one off eBay for less than $15. Works great!
  8. Miatatom added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Applying Clear Lacquers
    Do you decant and shoot through an airbrush or apply it straight from the can? What brand do you use?
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  9. Miatatom added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Thinning Super GLue?
    Is it possible to thin it, especially if it's starting to get old and thicker. If so, what do you use?
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  10. Miatatom added a post in a topic A quick Microsol question.   


    That's good to know and cheap to replace.
  11. Miatatom added a post in a topic A quick Microsol question.   

    Microset isn't as "hot" as Microsol. Don't know if it will work though.
  12. Miatatom added a post in a topic The key is to enjoy or try to reach the best you could?   

    Lots of good advice here. I doubt I'll ever build a model that satisfies me. I'm learning to accept that. Make yourself happy, Mickael, don't worry about some arbitrary standard of perfection. There will always be something wrong when you're done. It's no big deal. Do like me and display them with the best side out.
  13. Miatatom added a post in a topic Let's Talk About Craft Acrylic Paints   

    I've certainly learned some things from this discussion. Great stuff!

    I don't need any convincing on Tamiya TS lacquers. Cost and availability are the issue. After shipping, I've got about $8/can, if I only order 1 or 2. It drops to about $7.25 if I order several. But anything I've painted with them has come out pretty good for my skill level.

    As for the acrylics, it's just tempting to put in the time to try to master them but I'm starting to feel like a dog chasing it's tail. The Paasche H can be had for about $50-60. Maybe I'll find a deal and can try one some time. In the meantime, I build mostly race cars which have large amounts of blacks and metal colors (aluminum, steel, etc). The acrylics will work for that.
  14. Miatatom added a post in a topic Microscale Industries Micro Mask   

    You da man, Snake!