After a 25 year hiatus from scale modelling, I am picking it back up again. When I was a kid, I used to do a lot of AFV models and dioramas, mostly WWII stuff, probably built every Tamiya WWII kit ever made...
We never had the nice detail accent etched kits back then (or I never knew), and it seems there are a few more kit makers in the game. It also looks to be much more detail and accuracy oriented now. I still remember all the techniques, but will take some hands on practice to get results. We also never had the Internet back then.
I now have the time and space to setup a nice workbench, and was wondering what are the better website's to go to for tips and tricks, and see the latest work. I have Goggled around a bit, but I am sure someone has a "definitive" list of must see's.
Also, as I am starting from scratch, what tools do I need to get back into the game? I have started a short list, but would love to hear other comments/suggestions. I have so far to buy...
- X-Acto tool set, multiple blades and handles.
- Dremel Mini Roto-Tool - Not sure the best model to buy, or the correct grinding wheels for poly/resin work.
- Airbrush. I am sure a lot has changed in this after 25 years. I used to have a nice Paasche (sp?) years ago, but are there better/easier ones on the market? The old one used to have a problem with the paint well getting clogged with certain paints.
- Paint. I am also sure this has advanced too. Any really good brand of accurate colors, or is Polywell and Humbolt still out there?
Any help would be appreciated, and I thank in advance for any given. My first models will probably be WWII late model US vehicles, and when enough are finished, a pretty large D-Day diorama. Always wanted to do that one as a kid.
Best to all