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Old 08-01-2019, 02:35 PM   #11
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How did you learn to get that good Madcat? I keep messing up my models at some point in the build.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:38 PM   #12
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I just want to own this. No where near good enough to make it:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMPtL7tQpOw
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Old 08-01-2019, 06:16 PM   #13
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I just want to own this. No where near good enough to make it:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMPtL7tQpOw
Love how he handles it like it's made out of cobwebs. You know from the way he handles it, (plus the movable parts) 70% of that kit was made from PE and lightly glued, intricate parts that took the better part of a year to build.

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Old 08-02-2019, 12:26 AM   #14
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How did you learn to get that good Madcat? I keep messing up my models at some point in the build.
I started scale modelling about 15 years ago. There was a hobby shop in town which offered lessons in basic model building. Simply purchase the kit at the shop and pay a fee of $50. The Japanese boss would then teach me how to build, weather and airbrush a model. It was all basic stuff. I remember being so wow-ed at how drybrushing brought out the detail in the cockpit that I called it magical stuff.

I’ve built maybe about 50 models since then and only dabbled in the optional stuff like photoetch and resin parts a lot later and only after getting the basics right. The important things are to get the basics right, keep practising and not be afraid of failure.

There is a plethora of videos on YouTube to get you started. Try out different techniques and select the ones which you’re comfortable with. Get feedback by posting photos of your progress on model building forums like the one at aircraftresourcecenter.com. You’ll be surprised at how many out there are willing to share their knowledge and help make you a better modeller.
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:28 AM   #15
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Madcat, that's jedi level work for sure. Amazing!
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:24 PM   #16
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I've often wondered if anyone ever got really good at effects, like when the aircraft is in flight, afterburners, wingtip vortices, over the wing vapor effects, missile launches, stuff like that. But I doubt it, considering someone would have plastered photos of that stuff all over the internet if anyone made a really convincing effect like that.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:19 AM   #17
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I’ve seen YouTube videos on “how-to” make explosion effects and some other mad modeling stuff.

I myself don’t have the time or inclination to do that, but I have thought about buying a wood dowel and make some “Topgun” training aids... but not sure about how to secure the wood to the plastic. Epoxy and some safety wire discreetly located, methinks.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:09 AM   #18
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:34 AM   #19
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I keep messing up my models at some point in the build.
Mine usually start downhill shortly after opening the box. Impressive work, all
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:17 AM   #20
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I had an awesome hobby store just around the corner from my place where I often stood at the window to marvel at all the models.
I used to do plastic models as a kid and always told myself I should get back into when I have a little more time.
Unfortunately it closed down a few years ago
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