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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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 Post subject: Re: Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael's first Airfix Zero build
PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 6:14 am 
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Just finished building the main body of my Zero and waiting on paint to cure 24 hours (first coat)

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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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Michael's Zero build: It coming along well. I am waiting on first thin coat to dry of beige green 90 Humbrol to apply another.

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These are the parts for the final steps:

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These are the parts for the optional steps: wish i cut slot for drop tank. Afraid i'll mess up the wing tip up option. With all this small parts

i may do wheels up.

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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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I decide to inventory my modelling supplies by photos:

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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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Question: I overspray clear on my mag glass, any idea to polish off the lens to save my mag glass

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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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These photo were taken with my Canon PowerShot A590

Question: How do I set up my Canon PowerShot A590 to take close up of pilots and better photos?


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I found my camera and the memory card. it is much easier that waiting for Icloud to sync my photos from my iphoto or plug in my phone and wait...

I borrowed Migrant photo booth, need to get a sheet of paper any suggestion? Heard a fold able laundry bin will do for a photo booth? Any suggest

for a cheap photo booth and need more lighting....

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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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PostPosted: August 15th, 2017, 6:20 pm 
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Hello UMAF,

I have a Porter Cable compressor from my mobile bike shop days.... Any idea what fitting/adapter and or hose need to run a air brush?

As i kid it remember having a Testors's Atezk airbrush on canned air. I do not think i develop skill or talent with it. I hand brush everything expect

when i have one solid colour i get a rattle can of tamiya spray paint. My welcome thread has some photos of my recent (it just stated up again a few

months ago) builds and the paint and supplies i have collected so far. Some with the help of my friend Migrant. Very good mentor to have. He build in

competition winning category! As a young boy/teenage I would build Revell kits and use Testor paints. That all my small town of Peace River, Alberta

had! Migrant gave me a Airfix Spitfire and other kits and got a NASCAR car of kijiji free and I was hooked again....

Look forward to seeing some of your model pictures....

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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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PostPosted: August 27th, 2017, 12:55 am 
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I add some glue, paint and nail set/sanding boards. Also found a good pair of reading glass +1.50 at value village (better than dollor store ones)

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Also add two kits to my stash:

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I bought some supplies for a couple new kits to my stash:

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Dark yellow for Kubelwagen

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Flat white and Light Blue (Luftwaffe) for my next try at a Where Eagle Dare Ju-52

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I used up my first cans up trying to do the "Last Day of Stalingrad" diorama after messing up my first 1/144 build

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This is what i am attempting to build:

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It did not go well. Someone suggest a "Last Day of Stalinggrad" theme. I try to do a snow-covered Ju-52 that crashed or was damaged in battle in the

last days of Stalingrad

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For your basic colours like flat white, and flat black, you might want to try generic brands. They work out a lot cheaper :grin:

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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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Thanks for the suggestion Nigel. I'll remember that for basic colour but for specific colour I think the extra money is worth it for the Tamiya brand.

I started up modeling again since I was a kid, I always used Testor brand paint in my small town many because that is all there was.

I bought a number of Testor enamels to start up the hobby again and was going to buy all my paint in Testors.

Then I found Humbrol and Tamiya spray cans better for hand painting than Testors.

Migrant suggested to buy Tamiya instead of the Testors I start out using as a kid and started to use again.

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Hi Airfix Modellers, Michael here...
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Migrant is giving me a older tooling of Airfix Short Sunderland 1:72.

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The box gotten moldy, the decals did not survive. If anyone has decals for this kit in their spare bin please PM me?

I posted in the wants and need section also.

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I start to volunteer at Two Wheel View as a Bicycle Tech. I enjoy it, I took courses and self taught.

It will dig into my modelling time.....

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"The Bug Has Well And Truly Bitten"

I need to show another modelling skill or will never get another Avatar status statement??

Maybe try panel lines with Tamiya panel line wash...or.....Blue tack masking....

Any suggestions?

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I when to food fit at The Alex food Centre:

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We made egg salad wrap with veggies and guacamole. Also chickpea salad and I made spicy salsa!

Then I when to:

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And worked on a couple BMX bicycles for them and the youth.

Then I when to:

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and torx wrench and tire tube valve checker

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Then to Ridleys for a chain checker and pedal wrench hex bolt 8mm

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