Customs: Help me get started customizing

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  1. TransFan1996

    TransFan1996 Well-Known Member

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    Where can i buy styrene sheets. Also does anyone know a good airbrush i can get at a low price? What are good paints to use? Also any other info would be nice
     
  2. gestalt

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    You can get styrene at local hobby/Art stores. Look out for architect students. ;) 
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    You can also check the yellow pages for plastic suppliers. They usually aren't as pricey as hobby stores.
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    Good airbrush? Low price? Can't help with that. You can get cheap airbrushs, that use cans of compressed air. I don't know of anyone who would recommend them, though. Most everyone would recommend getting a compressor.

    You'll have to try these on your own, because this depends on your working style. Most around here use acrylics (Tamyia or Games Workshop). Enamels are also widely used. Some even use automotive or hobby spray paints. A few customizers only use sharpies on their customs, though most only use them for detailing.

    Have a look at the Tutorials. Lots of Information there. Much more than could be explained in a ingle post. Also check other modeler sites (for planes, cars, Warhammer40k, ...) and the sites of the customizers around here (Jin Saotome for example)

    Just do it.

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  3. Sound Blaster

    Sound Blaster Shattered Glass World

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    How about something in the USA?
     
  4. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    are you in montgomery county MD?
    i get my styrene from a local store called engine house hobbies, nice people
     
  5. Overhaulimus

    Overhaulimus Sword of Fury!

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    Look for a HobbyTownUSA,they carry sheet styrene,I get mine from them for my prop building.
     

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