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Offline meccamw1701

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New to Modelling
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:23:54 am »
Hi there, my name is Mark and I am from Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.  New to scale modelling but so far I have built the AT-ST walker and the Mobius models Discovery.
I've decided to light a model and selected the Polar Lights 1:350 TOS model and I'm just starting to prime and light block the model.

Since this is a large model, do people use an Iwata airbrush or is it better to get a larger spray gun from Harbor Freight.  I thought I would get an aerosol can so it won't take forever to do the saucer section.  Hints?

For the blinking running lights, any place you recommend to get those?

Mark

Offline Tankton

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Re: New to Modelling
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 12:39:04 pm »
Rattle cans work but if your trying to match the color it can be difficult. I use a
larger spray gun similar to this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Air-Spraying-Spray-Paint-Gun-Sprayer-Airbrush-Compressor-Painting-Kit-Tool-125ml/362208396802?hash=item54554d8602:g:6PEAAOSwMqBaVI6c

It works well if your airbrush compressor has a tank.
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Re: New to Modelling
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 05:18:41 pm »
Welcom to the forum Mark! Working on a TOS myself right now. Slow going but that's my normal speed. As to the navigation and strobe lighting, there are a couple of methods I guess. The easiest if you're not familiar at all with programming would be Ralph at TenaControls. He has a variety of options for this kit to choose from, is great with customer service, and the pricing is fair. Check out his site here: https://www.tenacontrols.com/
If you are familiar with Arduino boards and coding, you could set it up yourself with the raw materials. Check out the section of this board that covers Arduino here: http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?board=23.0

Again, welcome!

« Last Edit: January 28, 2018, 05:21:40 pm by pakratt840 »
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Offline deewelch

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Re: New to Modelling
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 07:13:58 pm »
Welcome to the forum Mark! Enjoy your stay! ;)

 




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