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    For those interested the next Sydney Greater West Scale Model Expo is going to be held on 11/12th March 2017 at Lily's Function Centre, Seven Hills. I will be there on the Sunday and bringing some of my builds along.

    More details on their facebook page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamblor916 View Post
    For those interested the next Sydney Greater West Scale Model Expo is going to be held on 11/12th March 2017 at Lily's Function Centre, Seven Hills. I will be there on the Sunday and bringing some of my builds along.

    More details on their facebook page.
    I'll try to get there Sunday and have a look around, problem with getting there is I'm basically pretty lazy.
    Which brings us to where we are today...



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    After a break of some 20 years I decided to try my hand again at some model building and painting.

    A very small Star Destroyer kit from Bandai - sits on top of my work monitor. Used a bit of black panel wash to bring out the detail





    My first attempt at gunpla. 1/144 GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X. I don't even know the show, I just bought the kit when I was in Hong Kong just because it was the thing to do Spray painted white with panel detail, all other colours I just put a bit of flat coat on. Sadly one wing panel is broken as the hinge was too big and ended up snapping when I tried to open the panel





    My next project is a 1/350 scale IJN Battleship Yamato. Given the size of the piece I'm looking at having a go at airbrushing. I got an airbrush but haven't committed on a compressor yet. Any tips? I did find this one on ebay:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-6HP-Min...Sz3uNOCBB0dSBQ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Wiggum View Post
    My next project is a 1/350 scale IJN Battleship Yamato. Given the size of the piece I'm looking at having a go at airbrushing. I got an airbrush but haven't committed on a compressor yet. Any tips? I did find this one on ebay:

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1-6HP-Min...Sz3uNOCBB0dSBQ
    Tricky, as you tend to get what you pay for. And that is an inexpensive compressor...

    I would however recommend getting a compressor with an air tank, as that helps keep the airflow constant.
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    Nice work Ralph. Can't go wrong with Bandai kits.
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    Bought a cheap model kit to test out a painting technique I read about online to achieve a real life car paint effect. Turned out pretty well in the end, although I learned some other valuable lessons along the way with building this kit, including:
    - solvent glues should not be used on all parts, especially clear plastic
    - don't use painters tape, especially over decals.
    - don't rush stages, ensure that the glue is completely dry before moving onto the next stage involving those pieces.

    Anyway, I was pretty happy with the way the paintwork on the body turned out. The intention is to use the technique on the Optimus Prime voice-changer helmet. Also looking at making light-up eyes. Haven't commenced yet but have bought the parts. Once it's complete I will post progress pics.

    In the meantime, here is my model building effort - nowhere near as good as others on here, but hopefully fun to look at regardless...























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    Nice work. The blue finish looks smooth and shiny.
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