Don't be intimidated. We were all in your position at one time. I've been modeling for 30 years. But the last 15 I've spent here on Hyperscale have helped me improve my modeling skills way more than I ever did in the previous 15..
Michael (Login WildeSau75) HyperScale Forums 18.104.22.168
RE: You're doing fine, man.. (incl. WIP pics of my next one)
September 21 2013, 2:33 PM
Don´t worry - I am not. It´s just more what John Wallace means in his post - being disappointed because I know I probably could have done better - at least in some areas.
But as you say - it´s gone be a question of being patience enough and being open to advise from others.
Thanks a lot for your heads up - really appreciate it - helps to get the right mood to continue working on the next one. It´s Tamiyas 1/48 P-47M - here some pics of the cockpit:
Definitely looks better than the Mustang one - so guess I had some learnings already.
Hope I will be able to post pics of my P-47M soon too. But right now I am stuck since I have to wait until I get some Tamiya spray can color to continue which isn´t easy to get here (AS-xx color series).
Will I see some of your work too? Looking forward to see it.
Jason Cameron (Login jasoncameron) HyperScale Forums 22.214.171.124
That Looks Great!
September 22 2013, 6:20 AM
I think your model looks fantastic, especially for being a newer builder. I recall that it took me four years of building models before I started using paint, so you are way ahead of the game!
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise: this hobby is an art. No one has any power to criticize your work, unless you ask for it, of course!
My first had way too much glue and paint on them. Typical for a Seven-Year-Old I guess.
A few things;
The landing gear should have more of a forward angle. Yours look perpendicular to the wings.
Need a little more finesse around the canopy framing.
Learn some good weathering techniques. Look up Chis Wauchop builds on this site.
You can see some of the decal film. Better gloss coats maybe?
Your stripes look good, but the nose strip didn't have that angle on the lower cowl.
Great first effort. Love that you chose that scheme.
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