login   |    register
Introductions
If you are new to the site please post a little something here to introduce yourself.
New to Armour
celt15
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Wales, United Kingdom
Joined: September 16, 2016
KitMaker: 95 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 05:34 AM UTC
Hi,I have been making aircraft models since I was six years old,and now some forty years later I think its time for a change.I do not use an airbrush or weathering products and build strictly out of the box.I dont enter comps as I model to relax,not that they are good enough to enter comps anyway.
Tanksami
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Victoria, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2011
KitMaker: 1,314 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 08:17 AM UTC
Hi,
Welcome to the armour side of the hobby & hope you enjoy it as much as you did building wingey things.
Mike
Knuckles
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Oregon, United States
Joined: March 09, 2017
KitMaker: 525 posts
Historicus Forma: 4 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 08:45 AM UTC
Hi there! I uh....well hell, I guess I go both ways here. I enjoy doing planes (WW2 and modern 1/72 mostly) but when I need to get dirty, I draw from the (sizable) pile o'kits and select some armor.

I think you'll learn some new techniques that will carry over well to your planes, and just the opposite for the armor. You'll find yourself quickly going for the detail, and that's what makes it great.

To get your feet (really) wet, I'd recommend one of the new Meng kits with the interior. As an aircraft builder you'll be familiar with the assembly stages and all of the pre-painting, and you'll get to put it all together and then play with your weathering.

Have fun!! (and a beer)
varanusk
Staff MemberManaging Editor
ARMORAMA
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2013
KitMaker: 1,288 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 02:52 PM UTC
Hi Kenneth,
Kits nowadays are really decent out of the box. As for airbrush or weathering, it is a whole new world and you may try it as well, it adds fun and often you can be surprised of how much you can do

Anyway, feel free to share your work here and ask any question!
Bricksy1969
_VISITCOMMUNITY
England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 19, 2006
KitMaker: 262 posts
Historicus Forma: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 03:24 PM UTC
Hi Ken and welcome to the world of Armour.

If your free try get yourself over to the Cosford Model show next weekend - some great models and ideas on show.
Paul