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Starting out with my first car

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Hey guys my names Saif I'm 19 years old from Toronto Canada. I'm new to this hobby so really just absorbing as much as I can. This is what I plan on starting off with.

http://www.modelcars.com/amt-1970-12-chevy-camaro-z28.html

A nice 1970 Chevy camaro. So I got that part done, can someone help me out with what I need next? I was thinking this colour

http://www.modelcars.com/flat-army-olive-all-purpose-enamel.html

It's an enamel, not sure how this works, do I need to buy a thinner to? And would I apply that before or after?

I also plan on getting an enamel black for the decal

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Welcome aboard, Saif.

You should look into either the Tamiya or Testors Model Master lines of spray paints first. In order to use the small jar of enamel paint in your link, you would need thinner and an airbrush to apply it to the body, so if you can find the color you want (both the above mentioned companies make ready-to-spray military colors), you don't need the airbrush-- just spray right out of the can. Testors Flat Olive comes in a 3 oz spray can, too:

http://www.testors.com/product/0/1265T/_/Flat_Army_Olive_-_3_oz._Spray_Can

I'm sure someone who is local to Toronto can guide you to a local hobby shop where these paints are stocked.

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Welcome aboard Saif. As you can tell from Harry's Google search link, there are many hobby stores in Toronto. Some are specifically geared towards remote control, while others have more of a kit focus. Even amongst the shops that specialize in kits, some have more of an automotive selection than others. It depends on where you live as well. Some of the shops I like:

Wheels and Wings Hobbies - Danforth near Woodbine (east central) * good car selection

Hornet Hobbies - O'Connor south of Eglinton (east central) * improving car selection

Hobby King - Highway 7 east of Woodbine area (east north) limited car selection

Dragon Hobby - Gerrard east of Broadview (central) good car selection

Panther Hobbies & Trains - Dundas west of Highway 427 area (west central) good car selection

Dailey Hobbies - Thickson north of Dundas St E (Whitby) good car selection. There are many more shops in the GTA.

My two favourites are are marked with an asterisk. Hope this helps.

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Any near close or in mississauga?

If I go to any of these it'll definitely be by bus/subway

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What about a club in the area for him?

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Welcome Saif. You picked a good forum to join, and most everyone here is willing to share knowledge and help you get the most enjoyment from this hobby.

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There's a thread on her called Walk then run, I would recommend that you read through the whole thing as it will be very helpful to you. To find the thread go to the search bar on the right hand side of your screen and type in walk then run.

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What about a club in the area for him?

Haha feels good that the legal age here is 19 instead of 21 over in the states, but I don't start college until January and don't plan on partying till then anyway

Right now I'm either in the gym or looking for full time work

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Haha feels good that the legal age here is 19 instead of 21 over in the states, but I don't start college until January and don't plan on partying till then anyway

Right now I'm either in the gym or looking for full time work

He was referring to a model club.

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He was referring to a model club.

Ahhh my mistake, and I did the search nothing came up with that title any chance you can direct that link here ?

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Thanks bro

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Group 25, thats the Toronto Area Model car Club.

Nick

They put on a show on the 21st that you might want to check out as well.

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Hobby hobby in Streetsville had a pretty decent paint rack and a small selection of car and truck models as well. They handle a lot of RC stuff too, nice people to deal with.

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