1. Watch plenty of how-to videos: I already mentioned this in a previous post, but I will reiterate the fact that I now know that almost everything I was doing all those years ago, was wrong! So hopefully with my new found insight, things will go a little better this time around.
2. Buy some kits on the cheap, to practice on: Which is what this post has to do with. A couple of weeks ago, I found a listing on eBay that contained these three kits:
For those of you out there, who are like me and don't know how big (or small) a 1:144 figure is, here's a picture that should give you a pretty good idea:
3. Get supplies: Which sort of goes hand and hand with number two. This is proving to be the most difficult of the three things, especially when it comes to the paint. I don't remember there being so many different kinds when I was a kid. It seemed like the only viable option back then was testors, and because of my previous bad experiences, I will not use that stuff again. And of course, everyone seems to have a different opinion about all these different brands, which is not helping at all. I have been leaning towards Humbrol, mostly due to the positive things I have read from older modelers that have tried a lot of the different brands over the years. Also, the company has a lot of videos on YouTube showing how to use a lot of their products, and I have been pretty impressed with what I have seen. The only drawback to using Humbrol paints, seems to be that they are a little on the pricey side and not that easy to find (at least in U.S.).
So that's where I'm at so far, with this particular endeavor. It may not be moving along quite as fast as I had hoped, but at least it's still moving forward.
Some randomness to close out the post:
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