Off Topic Scale models...plastic kits.

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  1. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

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    Having enjoyed building the R1, I thought I would do another bike.
    This one is the Ducati 916.
    The level of detail on these Tamiya kits is superb.
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    It seems a shame to have this much detail, and then cover it up with fairings.
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    And one along side the R1.
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    Next up will be a Subaru Imprezza WRC.
     
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    I did that one in the 80's looks like you have used the plastic sails that comes with the model. I cut up some hankies and used thread to give them the rolled up look tied to the crossbeams but your right I found it very therapeutic
     
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    I did use the plastic sails....they look a bit naff tbh. I liked the look if it without the sails, but as it was my first one, I just followed the instructions.
    If I done it again, I would do as you say....material, unfurled sails on the crossbars.
     
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    Love the look of these. What sort of equipment do you need to build them (small screwdrivers, glue etc.) Or is all the stuff 'in the box'?
     
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    Appreciate the comment, thank you.
    I use a small craft knife to get parts off, some tamiya extra thin cement to glue plastic to plastic (though sometimes use a dab of superglue if its a painted surface). All the ones you see here i painted with humbrol enamels. I have some extra fine brushes for detail stuff, and some wider ones for bigger areas. Small tweezers, side cutters, A4 cutting mat.....all come in handy.
    The Tamiya bike kits have some screws, and also some nuts. A tiny screwdriver and spanner/socket comes in the kit though.
    I started with stuff I had to hand really, but have accumulated various stuff along the way.....
     
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    Excellent stuff, cheers. I assume the paints are included? I've had a quick Google/YouTube and 'Revell' seems to be a popular brand of kit.
     
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    Some kits have paint included, but tbh, they're not very good. Some kits are quite small, and some quite big. The pots supplied are the same size (small), no matter the size of the model, so some kits there would be enough, others not.
    The HMS Victory was revell, (£20) and came with paints, brush and glue. The R1 (£20) and Ducati (£20) were both Tamiya, and nothing included.
     
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    Cheers, I was looking at the Revell 'Warthog' plane. Might give it a bash. I need a hobby, this lockdown has got me going stir crazy.
     
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    As well as the kit that snaggltooth has mentioned if your eyes are anything like mine a desktop magnifying glass with a light is a handy implement for doing the small parts
     
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    Aye, my grandmother used to do a load of sewing, cross stitch, knitting and stuff and she had a very low tech one of these:

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    Next up was the Tamiya Subaru Imprezza WRC 99.
    I was going up the caravan for a week, so done this one up there.
    Interior detail....the buttons on the dash were painted with the end of a cocktail stick!!
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    Decals on....these took a while!
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    And the end result.
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    Sidthemackem Since 1970. Some good bits in 50 years of hurt!
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    Used to love Airfix models as a kid. Got locked-down over Christmas thanks to COVID and so switched to Lego :)

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    Excellent that mate. One of my sons does lego ones, the Millenium Falcon took him a while.
     
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    I've bought the kids a few of the simple Lego kits but so far they haven't taken the bait and wanted to do any more. I saw the millennium falcon in Smyth's and was very tempted to give it a shot!
     
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    Sidthemackem Since 1970. Some good bits in 50 years of hurt!
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    Not cheap, mind!
     
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    Bloody hell mate, i never realised how much they are.
    I think his must be the £150ish one, i don't think he would pay £650ish.
     
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    Are you saying you get virtualy everything for £20 I think that’s amazing I thought they would be a£100 plus shows you what I know.
     
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    Ah **** mate.....i made a mistake on that. The HMS Victory didn't come with paints, my son had bought them separate, along with the glue and some brushes. He put them in the box, as it was a Christmas present.
    Some do though....i done the Titanic, and that did....i never used them though.
    Even if you bought the Victory, you could get away with about 5 or 6 colours @£2.00 each, some glue @around £3.00 and some brushes @£6, so maybe about £20ish.
     
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    How much is the actual model bikes to purchase ruffly?
     
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    By the way your models look stunning mate<ok>
     
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