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Old 12-18-2004, 03:49 AM   #1
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first model...wish me luck

ok, so im no newbie to AF, but i am to car modeling. i dropped by the local hobby store today to pick up a x-mas present and model kits were 40% off, i couldnt refuse. i thought to myself "self, those guys on AF have some really good looking models...maybe you should do that" and so im trying. i picked up a revell 1968 firebird 400 ram air kit.

i have no digital camera, but everyone i know does, so i'll get some progress pics for you eventually. expect no stupid noob questions out of me, ive done a good bit of reading a research before hand.

anyways...thanks for getting me into this.
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Re: first model...wish me luck

Hey,

I hope you enjoy your 1st model. And good luck!

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Re: first model...wish me luck

Welcome to the car modeling forum. Carefull not to get too connected to it, it addictates very quickly

Good luck on your first model.
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:26 PM   #4
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Re: first model...wish me luck

i read it but i forgot it....i probably should have painted all these little parts before i started puting them together
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Old 12-18-2004, 04:51 PM   #5
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Re: Re: first model...wish me luck

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i read it but i forgot it....i probably should have painted all these little parts before i started puting them together
Lol ya good idea
Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your stay, questions arent a problem just make sure they arent pure stupidness or the answers could be found by a simple search. Other then that, most of us here would be glad to help, and keep us updated!!! Good Luck!
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Re: first model...wish me luck

that Firebird should go together pretty well; it's a great kit!
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Uh-oh. AF's captured another soul for life. Welcome to the world of modeling! Prepare to lose all your money invested into a bunch of plastic.

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Re: first model...wish me luck

welcome, cant wait to see your work. its a good hobby, you will enjoy it.
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GOOD LUCK! i think your only goal for your first model should be to finish it. dont worry about details, just finishing a model teaches you the steps of modelling from start to finish so next time you can plan ahead a little more. so dont worry if you forgot this or that. finishing is going to teach you the most at this point! please post pics when possible.
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Welcome to Car Modeling!

to what Chad says.
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i read it but i forgot it....i probably should have painted all these little parts before i started puting them together
some bits u can join together b4 painting.
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Old 12-21-2004, 03:53 AM   #14
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Re: first model...wish me luck

well, for an update, ive got the main parts assembled. the interior and the chassis (for lack of a better term) and im trying desperatly to paint things, not going too well.

i bought this really cool color blue for the body, but its in cheap-o spray paint form...any tips on getting a halfway decent gleam out of it? (besides not using black primer....geez that was a moron thing to do)
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