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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?


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.


It works well if your airbrush compressor has a tank.
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Offline pakratt840

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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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