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Old 10-09-2006, 04:18 AM
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Does anybody have any special techniques for painting finished models? I think I'm going to start the U-401 model I have this week, or this weekend, and I would be interested in any tips people can give me for painting it [although, truth is, the model is already painted red on the bottom of the hull - although I'd still like to paint the top black and all the special details]?
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I always do a "dry-brush" style in painting.I paint everything black to start and gradually brush on progressively lighter colors.

Not using a wet brush will insure the detail areas stay highlighted
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I know this will sound funny but as someone new to models how hard is it to generally assemble them? Do people normally paint them or do they come painted? For example I would like to collect IDF tanks and stuff for models.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:26 PM
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I know this will sound funny but as someone new to models how hard is it to generally assemble them? Do people normally paint them or do they come painted? For example I would like to collect IDF tanks and stuff for models.
I used to do models a long time ago, and it depends on the level of the model. Tamiya, your tank model stop :D , will probably take more effort, but if you go through it you'll get it done. I bought this U-boat model in Spain as a test model for practice, and then I'll move on to Tamiya's tank. I was going to buy Tamiya's Merkava, but it was out, and I can't find an online store that sells models of the Megach series of tanks. The guys that have the crazy models normally mold the parts themselves, but those are guys who do it for a living - I know one person online that builds models of u-boats and sells them for ~5,000 a piece.

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I'll take some pics now. Hold on.
That looks good! What do you mean by 'dry-brush'? How do make your brush dry?
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I got lots of painted models.Some are hard to put togeather some are not.

I generally like to paint before assembly.

More pics to come.
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I I can't find an online store that sells models of the Megach series of tanks. The guys that have the crazy models normally mold the parts themselves
do you mean aef designs?
the store adress is :
www aefdesigns com ( sorry I can't post links yet, but just add the dots)
But They are a hit and miss kind of conversions. some are good others aren't that good but do make a good starting point for scratchbuilding.

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know this will sound funny but as someone new to models how hard is it to generally assemble them? Do people normally paint them or do they come painted? For example I would like to collect IDF tanks and stuff for models.
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depends on what scale you want to build, how much you want to spend and on the subject.
IDF vehicles are hard to find as model and you usually have to use a conversion set to get a IDF model and those are quite expencive.
There are some models out there.
Academy has a:
M-113 Zelda/ comunication vehicle
Merkava 2
Merkava 3 (sadly not the production type)
M-113 fitter (engenering vehicle)
M-151 shmira (just a IDF-ed Mutt)

And tamiya has the Merkava 1

(All of those in 1/35)

The models have to be asembled by you and painted by you, but thats the fun part of modeling

Hoop it helps,

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I hope we will some day see photos of your work, so we can see just what your talking about. Ka.
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