Diary of a novice scale model maker and his adventures in the wacky world of 1:72 braille scale.
You lucky &@(!!&$^(##.All my wife wanted was to give her the credit card...Give and take at its best.Take her out to dinner!
I am very lucky! Dinner booked for Saturday night. :)
I think Paul has spoken for us all!Good luck with the airbrush - I've always been a bit scared of the idea but I'm sure you'll be fine.
Cheers Tim. This actually came about because I realised how much I was spending of spray cans! (And I was moaning to the wife.)Airbrushed scare me too, the first (and last) time I tried one was when I was at collage - I was a big fan of the sci-fi art of Chris Foss and decided to try to have a go. I pressed the trigger once, blasted paint all over my canvas and decided it was harder than it looked! :)My main impetus for wanting to try again is mixing colours. For a fan of Soviet AFVs like me getting the holy grail of the Russian Green is always on my mind. Typically just when I found a spray can that was close - Flames of War Soviet Armour Green - was when this product suddenly became unobtainable in the UK! My favourite spray can range is Humbrol - which I think is superior to Tamiya's sprays which are very thick and gloopy - but they never seem to have quite the right shade I am after (my Finnish Me 109 was a case in point).Hopefully by using this airbrush I will kill two birds with one stone. Get exactly the colour I want AND save some money.All I have to do is learn to use the darn thing! - For this I am going to do a quick and dirty Armourfast tank kit - no detailing - just bang it together out of the box and use it to learn about my new airbrush. I am thinking of trying out the Finnish 3 colour camo on a T-34/76.
:) olaaa Stephen
Great gift! Enjoy it :)