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      Post #61843, posted on 02-19-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Yup, that's me at the top of the newb list. Not seeing an official intro section Ahmed suggested I jump in here. As the handle suggests, I'm into aircraft. It was all aircraft all the time for a long time. Then I got into armor, then a few ships but lately I've been getting back to my roots.

      Airliners are totally new to me but I like 'em. Got my face pressed to the glass at the gat whenever I fly. A couple of weeks ago I did a biz/pleasure trip to Dallas and New Orleans then back to NJ. One of the legs was on AA and it was the 1st time I got to see the new livery for real instead of online. Boy howdy that's nice.

      So one thing led to another... my Zvezda A321 (nice) has already been delivered, Nazca-Decals are on the way as are a set of resin sharklet wing tips from Braz Models. Are these good or are there better?

      WWII German aircraft and armor are incredible popular due to the vast amounts of different color scheme available. From what I've seen over the least 2 weeks I am gonna go out on a limb and say airliners may be 2nd only to that. There are so many very cool subjects.

      Am I gonna be all airliners all the time? Probably not. But it's from what I've seen here it's worth the price of admission to be able to pick the brains of some serious and knowledgeable folks. So, once I get started... be prepared for lots and lots of questions ;) I got at least 2 airliners in me. The AA a 321 obviously. I also want to do a Boeing 737-700 of a noteworthy aircraft I had the pleasure to get a ride in a few years ago. Southwest's "Colorado One". The 5,000th 737 built. I was pretty psyched at the time. No one around cared at all. FOOLS!

      Marc

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      Post #61845, posted on 02-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Welcome aboard Marc! Good to have you here. Good move towards airliners. ;)

      Regards,

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      Post #61849, posted on 02-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Wellcome to a ( almost always ) peacefull world !

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      Post #61855, posted on 02-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Welcome! Ask questions all you like, that's how we all learn. Most of what I've learned here have been from someone else asking a question I'd never have thought of and then seeing insightful responses from others.

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      Post #61856, posted on 02-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Welcome and ask away! I like to build the various AA schemes as well, you're in good but small company I believe. I have learned a lot from asking but also reading and searching the site and forums. Many times you can find a previous build of what you're looking for.

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      Post #61857, posted on 02-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Welcome Marc,

      You'll find a wealth of knowledge here from modelers to historians, and enthusiasts with the occasional Pilot who can share the goods.

      Your very fortunate to stepping into airliners now as there is some incredible kits coming from Zvezda,Revell and Authentic Airliners etc. There is a plethora of decals available from numerous Cottage and main stream decal makers.

      Fire away with any questions.

      Cheers
      Andrew
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      Post #61858, posted on 02-20-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for making me feel welcome here. I think this is going to be some kinda fun!

      Questions... heck I don't even know where to begin. I have already figured out that I am going to have to fill the windows in he A321 kit. The decals are not kit specific so it makes sense I am assuming the filling will includes doors as well.

      Are there particular paints that look best for the NMF bits like on wings? Some that just done look right at all? I am pretty familiar with the Alclad stuff from my military modeling so I am hoping that will be a viable choice.

      Been reading about corrogaurd. Is that a more or less standard(ish) color for the wing spar areas? What would be a good match for the gray of the fuselage for an AA jet from the new livery?

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      Post #61869, posted on 02-22-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      wing_nut :
      Thanks for making me feel welcome here. I think this is going to be some kinda fun!

      Questions... heck I don't even know where to begin. I have already figured out that I am going to have to fill the windows in he A321 kit. The decals are not kit specific so it makes sense I am assuming the filling will includes doors as well.

      Are there particular paints that look best for the NMF bits like on wings? Some that just done look right at all? I am pretty familiar with the Alclad stuff from my military modeling so I am hoping that will be a viable choice.

      Been reading about corrogaurd. Is that a more or less standard(ish) color for the wing spar areas? What would be a good match for the gray of the fuselage for an AA jet from the new livery?



      Windows: mostly the decal windows look better in 144, though I'd advise getting the decals and comparing just to be sure.

      NMF: I like to use Alclad for these, over tamiya white primer for dull sections and over Model Master classic white lacquer for the shiny bits, then covered with Future to seal it in. I'm sure others will chime in there as well.

      Coroguard: IIRC there's no good match, I think most people mix up a mix of aluminum and medium gray, that's what I'll do for my next build.

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      Post #61905, posted on 02-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      LH, thanks for the feed back. Gives me a starting point. Just checked out your gallery. Love the PanAm 707.

      Marc

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      Post #61917, posted on 02-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      You're welcome! Let me know if you have any more questions!