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Reference material / Vintage racing YouTube channel
« Last post by Volzfan59 on January 06, 2022, 09:17:02 PM »
Not sure if this belongs here or not. Moderators, feel free to move or delete. There's a great YouTube channel for vintage stock car racing, Minnesota Max. He also does some Sprint car and modified stuff too.
Tips-tricks / Re: Paint question
« Last post by Volzfan59 on January 06, 2022, 09:07:35 PM »
Thank you for the reply MB. I too want to learn airbrushing for modeling and for my bass fishing addiction. A fellow member here, Duane Carter replied to another one of my posts offering advice on airbrushing.

I'm going to Walmart in the morning for some primer and paint.

Thanks again
Bench Racing-general Model Car discussion topics / Re: Kits...Kits...Kits Everywhere
« Last post by Volzfan59 on January 06, 2022, 09:02:28 PM »
Ha, That's how I am with fishing equipment! After 30 years of tournament bass fishing, I have 35 rods and reels, that's after selling my primary rods and reels. These are all my back ups! I've got way more crankbaits, jerkbaits spinnerbaits and soft plastics than I'll ever use, but I still purchase more and more. It's crazy.
Tips-tricks / Re: Paint question
« Last post by Maineboy on January 06, 2022, 08:51:34 PM »
Hi Volzfan59,

I returned to modeling after about 30 yrs like you. I do not have an airbrush but would like to have one. I use Rustoleum, Krylon and other brands on my models and have had no problem reacting on the plastic. I have had reasonably good luck but learned some stuff. I am careful now (don't ask how I learned that) to not mix brands on the same model. If I use Rustoleum primers, which I have had good luck with, I make sure the top coats are Rustoleum paint also. The two disadvantages to the rattle cans I see are that 1) it is awful easy to put too much paint on and 2) the color selection is not great. Whereas if you build a car and want to use what the factory used for paint on the real one, you can find matching colors for the factory paint that you can use in the airbrush. The main reason I want the airbrush is you have lots better control of the paint and you can use any colors you want, or mix your own.

I think the very best way to learn is to watch what others are doing. Youtube is great for that. There are a lot of build threads on STM that you can learn a lot from too. I pick stuff up here and there but am always open to learning new ways. That is how I got to STM. There is a guy on Youtube who builds lots of models, as a way for the model companies to advertise. He builds lots of cars and builds them quickly. He uses rattle cans. The price is much cheaper than model paint, which is an advantage. I have watched Chris build lots of cars and trucks and learned quite a bit.

I am now watching a bit from another guy who uses an airbrush and am learning a lot from him.

Go ahead and use the rattle cans. It's affordable and if you are careful not to mix brands on the same car and watch how much paint you put on you will do fine. I think you may get away with top coat different from primer if you let the primer dry real good first. You can take a blank sprue and test your paint on them to see.  I think more than a few of the guys on STM use rattle cans now and then or regularly. Its a good way to start without busting the bank.

Just my 2 cents.

Bench Racing-general Model Car discussion topics / Re: Kits...Kits...Kits Everywhere
« Last post by Maineboy on January 06, 2022, 08:28:54 PM »

Maybe someday my life will calm down and I may have some more time. Right now I am running to doctors, had a shoulder and knee replaced within the last year and need the other knee done asap. Between doctors I am working in a friends cabinet shop. There is all the work I can do and then some. I thought this winter I would finish the 56 project but have not had much time yet. Supposed to snow tomorrow, maybe a chance there.

I grew up on the Maine coast, in 2 seafaring families, and have always been interested in the wooden boat builders, big and small, and the history of wooden commercial fishing boats in particular. I have known of those Chesapeake sailing vessels for most all my adult life. Have fun with that.

I am hoping to build a 16 wood canoe in that cabinet shop next summer if my knee cooperates. No big market but fun to build.


Modeling is like alcohol to an alcoholic,  Get one ya gotta have more LOL

Bench Racing-general Model Car discussion topics / Kits...Kits...Kits Everywhere
« Last post by john2 on January 06, 2022, 05:36:03 PM »
 :)  I guess it's just a sickness.  Hard as I try to wind this all down and bow out gracefully, these kits  just keep popping up. 

Guy moves into the retirement home where we live, who builds wooden boat models.  He does a show and tell for the residents, we get to talking afterwards, and all of a sudden we have a Chesapeake Bay Flattie sailboat kit.  I am going to do the boat, and the seamstress Anne, will do the sails and rigging. 

My nephew sends me a $ 50 gift card to HL.  With 40 % off, I buy 5 kits  --  3 cars and 2 trucks.  Why did I do that ?    Beats me.  Because I could, I suppose. 

Might just have to enjoy those in the boxes. 
Tips-tricks / Paint question
« Last post by Volzfan59 on January 06, 2022, 05:26:23 PM »
First, I'm returning to modeling after a 30+ year hiatus. The small town in south Arkansas that I live in is 40 miles from the closest Hobby Lobby or any other hobby shop. I noted on a Testors can that Rust-Oleum now owns them. On some YouTube videos I've noticed some folks using Rust-Oleum and Krylon spray paint. Way back it was advised to only use Testors or Tamiya paints on plastic models.
My questions,
1. Is it okay to use Rust-Oleum or Krylon paints on model cars?
2. Where is a good place to order Tamiya or Testors paints?

Thank you for your help
Tips-tricks / Re: spindles
« Last post by john2 on January 06, 2022, 05:13:03 PM »
 :)  Well, it is tricky, isn't it ?

Thank you Tom. I'm glad I posed the question. I think some other people may have benifited from your post! I will be giving this a try on my next build. Thank you again.

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