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Hi, fairly new to modelling. Help wanted please of getting spares.

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by SimonC, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. SimonC Member

    Hi, I am fairly new to modelling, when I say new, I have made five models in the past 10 years.

    1. Tamiya 1/35 - WW2, 5 Figure British Infantry on Patrol
    2. Tommy'sWar - 54mm - WW1, Private 4th Bn Middlesex Regiment Mons 1914
    3. Tamiya 1/35 - WW2 - Hanomag sdkfz251/1 German Half-Track
    4. Tamiya 1/35 - WW2 - German Tiger Tank 1 with Crew
    5. Italeri 1/35 - WW2 - Russian T34/85 Tank with Crew.

    Pictures enclosed, as you can see I still have a lot to learn. I have had a look at your completed models on this forum and am blown away with your skill and finish.
    I have now retired from playing sport, so with more time on my hands I have decided to take this hobby on more seriously. My main interest is the Napoleonic and Victorian period.

    One day I would love to get my hands on the Crimea "Roll Call" diaroma, from Gordon Mitchell which is currently out of production.

    But to start off with and to get me going again I have just ordered the 75mm "Coldstream Guards at Hougoumont, Defending the Wall". from MitchesMilitaryModels. I really like the look of this model, but I wished that as least one of the guardsmen was wearing their Shako without a cover. Does any of the members know where I can purchase a 75mm British Waterloo head wearing a Shako without cover. As I have no contacts whatsoever and any help would be appreciated.

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    1 Tamiya 1-35 - WW2, 5 Figure British Infantry on Patrol (3).jpg 2. WW1 - Tommys War.jpg 3. Tamiya Half Track.jpg 4. Tamiya Tiger 1 (1).jpg 4. Tamiya Tiger 1 (2).jpg 4. Tamiya Tiger 1 (3).jpg 5. Tamiya T34 (1).jpg 5. Tamiya T34 (2).jpg
    Kind regards
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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

    Welcome aboard Simon. Actually for first efforts, some of those aren't too bad at all. Just carry on practicing and you'll soon start to see improvements (as with most things, there's no substitute for practice!)

    You say you have no contacts, but now you've signed up here you've got plenty of contacts in the shape of helpful, enthusiastic and talented modellers/painters all over the world. This is a figures site first and foremost, so that's one aspect of the hobby covered. For armour check out www.armorama.com

    Gordon Mitchell (one of the most genuine and nicest blokes in the hobby) is a member here under the name of Grod. His lads who run Mitches MilitaryModels also post here under the name MMM. If you have any questions about their ranges, just send them a PM and they will do their best to help you out.

    What country are you in?

    - Steve
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  3. SimonC Member

    Thanks for your reply and advice Steve, I am based in the UK
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  4. rjray Member

    Welcome, Simon!

    First and foremost, the goal of our hobby is to have fun doing it :). From your post, it sounds like you are doing quite well on that front!

    Don't worry too much about comparing your work to others' here... some of us have been doing modeling in some form for multiple decades. Personally, I was given my first model when I was 4-5 years old, and will be 53 in March! But I'm still mostly a beginner in the area of figurines, so I'm really enjoying this site overall. Everyone I've interacted with has been friendly and greatly helpful for any and all questions I've had.

    Again, welcome!

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  5. SimonC Member

    Thank you for your reply Randy

    Kind regards

  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Pleased to meet you Simon.
    Keep your brushes wet,
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  7. DaddyO A Fixture

    Welcome onboard Simon :)

    Nice selection of models there and as has already been mentioned there's plenty of help here if needed, but ain't no substitute for practice and careful study (at teh top edge of the page you'll see a heading 'articles' which has a few useful pages about the things that people struggle with - worth checking out.

    Try Mitches first for a shako, but I notice that Elan 13 also have a KGL figure with an uncovered shako in the same scale which might be worth a try if you are desperate. . . .

    Look forward to seeing some posts about the set if you get the chance while you're painting it(I've looked at it myself a couple of times)
    Stay safe
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  8. SimonC Member

    Thanks Carl
  9. SimonC Member

    Thanks Paul

    Really appreciate the advice.

    Kind regards

  10. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Welcome to the Planet Simon. By the look of the photos you posted, you have developed some skills already. This is the place to sharpen them up, and everyone is very supportive. Just ask, someone will know(y)

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  11. SimonC Member

    Thanks Phil
    I am really looking forward to star painting again when I get the Coldstream Guard at Hougoumont from MMM that I ordered today. I also ordered the Vallejo British Infantry Napoleonic War set & the Vallejo Face Painting set to try.


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  12. franck edet A Fixture

    welcome aboard Simon, as the others said before : do not hesitate to ask here any question you could have, and don't forget to read the various technical articles here about painting faces etc.

    first and only rule : have fun !
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