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drabslab
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 09:44 PM UTC
And dont forget painting as additional step , often before assembly. Instruction sheets often ignore that details must be painted before gluing
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 07:01 AM UTC

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Always dry fit and always be thinking of what you will have to do with the piece you are working in the next few steps. That way you will avoid a lot of the 'surprises' that always pop up.



GOOD! Advice Robert, Dale don't make it a race use this as a way to relax an shut the world out.
TotemWolf
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 06:58 AM UTC
Always dry fit and always be thinking of what you will have to do with the piece you are working in the next few steps. That way you will avoid a lot of the 'surprises' that always pop up.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:30 AM UTC
Thanks.
I plan on taking it slow and have no doubt that I will get great advise for the folks here.
I'm not so good at posting pics though so my questions might be a little long winded.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 03:11 AM UTC
Nice one Dale

You've picked a great kit and you'll find plenty of experienced folks here ready to help along the way.

Just remember to post your questions early enough to give people a chance to advise you. It's painful on both sides if a problem happens that could have been avoided for the sake of waiting for an answer.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 02:44 AM UTC
Right off the bat let me say that I got a lot of great advise from folks in another thread I started.
I bought Tamiya's kit #61042 and am going to do the kit over the next few weeks.
I will have lots of construction and painting questions along the way.
I'm looking forward to learning and having lots of fun.
Thanks folks.