1/72 Scale is turning out to be a good place to start
I came back to scale modeling and re-started from scratch. Since then, I’ve taken in a couple of shows and I am slowly expanding my range of supplies and sources. I have found these 1/72 scale kits to be a great chance to practice, experiment and learn. I just finished my quarantine ME-109 and P-47. (I can’t imagine the feeling a Luftwaffe pilot must have had in his stomach when he saw this truck coming at him). I find these kits easy to build, sharp in detail, and loaded with opportunity to try out my airbrush/acrylic paint blending/panel line applying/scribing/gluing skills. My P-47 represents the first time I painted the white accents (did not use the decals provided), masked (instead of free-hand) the canopy, and actually glued a canopy in place with no glueprints (used PVA). These kits don’t use much paint and are easy on shelf space. I admit, I have lost some of the smaller parts onto the floor somewhere after they squirted out of my tweezers. But hey, I’m having fun. Also, my stash of stuff is tahing over my workbench. Anybody else have that problem?
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