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Hello new member from Texas

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by Hobbychick, May 1, 2022.

  1. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

    Good evening, I’m new to miniature figures and look forward to being a part of this community

    I’ve worked on various models in the past, cars, sci-fi etc. Looking to try something different
    I recently bought a 75mm figure, Ch’n-Han one of the Five Cyclones from Modelland.it
    I wanted to find out what size plinth anyone could recommend to buy for this size figure.
    I’m going thru the acrylic paints I have to see what is still viable.
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  2. Nap A Fixture

    Hi there Anne


    PF is for all figures with or without additions like planes/AFV etc

    Great to have you with us , ( I only do busts ! )....share the PF word , all are very welcome to join ..no matter what's modelled with figures

    Do ask anything someone will know...feel free to message me with questions

    Lots of different sections to look at including traditional and 3 D sculpting , competitions , WIP's , References , Painting techniques and so much more

    There are threads in Welcome Aboard about how to do things including posting pics on PF but do contact me always happy to help

    We have a Marketplace where after members have contributed 50+ posts can use to sell , request if anyone has a model to sell etc...You might also pick up some rather good bargains !

    We have V Bench for WIP's and also a Completed part ,reference section

    There's also Painting techniques where you will find much about Acrylics and Oils

    ALL figures are welcome and of course Vignettes & Diorama ( we run friendly competitions if you wish as well , one called FOTM where there are 3 classes to choose in which to enter )

    Look forward to seeing your modelling no matter what you paint ..its all about having fun

    Happy bench-time

    Nap ( Moderator/Admin )
  3. Nap A Fixture

  4. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

    Hi Nap, thank you for the welcome and links you provided

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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Pleasure Anne

    Have a look in Welcome Aboard forum where you will see other threads about PF

    Anything else just ask

  6. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

    I’ve looked around in the forums and I wanted to see what recommendations y’all might have on a good pin vise to buy. I need to drill into the foot on this figure to be able to put it on a plinth or temporary base to work on it. Do you recommend a paper clip or something else to secure the figure?

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  7. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Welcome on board Anne, brilliant to have you joining the Planet Community.
    Tamiya have a good pin vise for larger figures & I have a good micro size one for smaller figures.
    I use paperclips as main method to pin figures from 1:35 - 1:16
    Trust that helps & feel free to keep asking questions :)
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  8. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thank you Mike. This is a 75mm figure I’ll be working on
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Look forward to updates in a V Bench thread

    (turned pics for you ...always happy to help)

    Good advice from Mike as always ......I've used a paper clip when painting smaller pieces like pouches etc on a bust prior to full build

    Happy benchtime

  10. theBaron A Fixture

    Welcome to the Planet, Anne! I look forward to seeing your work!

    To you question about pinning-I use a plain vanilla, double-ended pin vise like this one:


    I got mine at a HobbyTown, I think, and you can find them other hobby or craft stores, and online. It works fine for me for pinning figures for handling, or assembly.

    As far as pinning material goes, it depends on the scale of the figure, and how much material there is for me to drill into. With 54mm figures, I've used straight pins, clipping off as much as I need. For larger figures, paper clip wire works, and I also have brass rod stock in various diameters. I use that more for pinning parts together when necessary. I also salvage the wire handles from Chinese takeout containers, straighten them, and then use that material, too.

    Others will have their own advice and preferences, too, I'm sure! That's the nature of the hobby ;)

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  11. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Even if you are from Texas, you're welcome;)
    PS : my sister is US citizen since 40 years now and lives in .... Texas, she was even police officer in Dallas
  12. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter

    please tell her for me, thank you for your service. I appreciate all the first responders do for us.
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  13. Hobbychick PlanetFigure Supporter


    Thanks Brad. I love your tip on using the plain wire handles on Chinese take out boxes.
    I need to think like MacGyver ;)

  14. Larsen E. Whipsnade A Fixture

    Hi, Anne, and welcome to Planet Figure, the best military miniatures site on the web. We're happy to have you with us and look forward to seeing your work.
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