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Hi, my name is Greg.

My gf and I have been modelling for about 6 months now. What a hobby to get into right before a pandemic haha!

Been watching lots of youtube vids and learning how to airbrush. We've tag-teamed six 1/24 scale models so far and I've decided to try and tackle the recent re-release of the 1/12 Trumpeter/Magnifier Ford GT40.

Hoping to learn some new things here and see what else is going on in the world of models. We don't know anyone who does this sort of thing, so literally everything is new. We did four of these models before discovering brush on masking  liquid?

Anyway, my GF bought a new mx-5 miata last year so of course we had to pick up the new tamiya kit to match. But having never done this before, we wanted to practice first, so we got the Revell Corvette c7.r to "practice" on.

None of these have had paint/clear sanded or polished so that's another thing I'm hoping to find some tips on and learn for future models.

Thanks for looking! Any kind of comments/tips/criticisms are appreciated!


Corvette pictured here with our third model, the Revell Ford Gt Le Mans .Mistakes were made, but forgetting to clear coat the body was one of the bigger ones.


Here's the Miata: we used some gravity-colors two step paint and I don't think I waited long enough between coats so it got kind of a wrinkly texture ?


And then a Merc and a Mclaren (gf wanted a pink car):



And our most recent but probably best turn out, Acura NSX: This one also use a gravity-colors two step paint, but I waited longer between coats and it turned out much better.


And the current state of the 1/12 Ford GT sanded and ready for primer:


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On 9/19/2020 at 4:06 PM, Lizard Racing said:

It looks like you two are off to a good start.  This is a good place to ask questions and seek tips.  Model on!


On 9/19/2020 at 4:07 PM, PappyD340 said:

Welcome to the forum Greg, great looking group of models!


On 9/19/2020 at 8:29 PM, slusher said:

Welcome Greg, very nice models!


On 9/20/2020 at 7:34 PM, eldiablo78 said:

Welcome Greg and have fun doing this hobby.


Thanks all for the warm welcome!


9 hours ago, Dave Ambrose said:

Welcome to the forum. I like that both you and your girlfriend build. Do you both work on everything, or do you each have your specialties?


Thanks! I do the majority of the exterior and interior airbrushing. She likes to brush in the smaller details/accents, applying decals, and assembling.


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