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Old 08-10-2001, 11:34 PM   #1
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I think i am going to buy a model kit tomorrow

i have little experice with models and i think i might want to spend some time with a model so i need some advice. should i just jump into a level 1 model or should i stick with a 2 for now? 3's r too damn easy to make (20 minutes max). i am going down to hobby shack see if i can find an Impala SS or a caprice, wish me luck and drop some advice if you want :\
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I would stay away from the level 2-3 Monagram etc kits for a while. They are not the best kit for having a good finsh and they do take a lot of work and time.

Start off with a simple Tamiya etc road car with a few decals. These kits are great and you dont have to muck around as much getting parts to fit etc.
Parts go together well and you can end up with a really good kit to get some ideas on model making.
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Old 08-11-2001, 04:22 AM   #3
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I spent all my begining modeling years building sci-fi kits. Conveniently enough, any and all mess-up could be called "battle damage." Cars can't use that excuse very often.

I know I must sound like a Tamiya commercial by now, but their kits are renowned for thier ease of assembly. They're a good bet at first.
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Old 08-11-2001, 12:42 PM   #5
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Yeah, for sure I would go for the Tamiya kits first time. There is minimal mold flash to clean off, the parts fir beautifully, and the subjects are often very good.
The Tamiya Subaru I am doing on another thread in this forum is a great starters model, and the colours needed are minimal due to the lights being pre-coloured.

VicenteFox! ,What sort of car are you looking to do first?
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Old 08-11-2001, 02:16 PM   #6
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lookin for a 96 impala SS, 90's caprice classic, or almost any B body (cady fleetwood, buick roadmaster), if i don't find any by tamiya (anyone have a list of models?) then i will go with a C5 corvette or a 97 camaro SS.
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Hmmm, you don't really know Tamiya. They tend to model Gran Turismo sorta motors like Skyline and Lancers etc, not many American Muscle cars. I know they did the '97 Mustang Vert and the Cobra R, but no Corvettes.
They do a lot of the Japanese Touring series which are great fun, such as the JTCC NSX's and Skylines. Very mean looking!
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Here is a good link for what is available from Tamiya...
http://www.modelair.co.nz/cars.htm
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