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  1. Lucky13

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    Snooping around for pastels while looking for Frisk Film. Would any of these be a good choice, it's one of my local shops that I might visit on Friday in toon....
    Millers Art Shop Pastels
     
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    If these are called "dry pastels" but not oil ones you can try to check them.:)
     
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    Wojtek is right, the oil ones are useless for modelling must be the dry chalky type.....:D
     
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    Yeah, these are not in the "oil pastels" section....just want to make sure and whatnot. :D Cheers fellas!
     
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    I don't know if you can still get them, as I haven't used pastels for ages, but the type you'd get from children's toy shops, with all the 'colouring' stuff, work well too. And they tend to be a LOT cheaper than art shop materials.
    There's a chain of toy/craft shops (not 'Toys R Us) the name of which I can't remember, that might have some, as I got some for my daughter when she was younger, and there's probably a branch in Glasgow. I'll have a look when I go into town, hopefully tomorrow.
     
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    hobbycraft have a great range of pastels, you can buy them singly in all sorts of shades and colours Jan if there's a branch near you
     
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    I say, thank you frightfully chaps....I'll have looksee! :thumbleft:
     
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    I just picked up a damaged box of pastels at my fav hobby store for $2. Spent 20 min making sure they weren't oil. Never used them before but I liked the panel line tutorial and gonna give it a try.
     
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    Still a bit more to add to the tutorial.....better pull my finger out!
     
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    Yea, I found out that oil pastels dont work.... All I have for a chalk pastel is a black stick, and I'll tell ya, it worked like a frickin Champ, thanks to Wayne and his tutorial...

    Just start out light and work it up...
     
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    I couldn't believe how lucky I was. The box regularily sells for like $10 but it was damaged. Love it! About 8 colors to work with. Once I get to that stage I think I'll have some fun.
     
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    Couple more pages to post tomorrow...just want to reread it one more time to be satisfied it sounds right...
     
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    Sounds good Wayne, looking forward to it.
     
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    Looking forward to it Wayne.....
    Btw Terry, 29.99 for the 1/32 Ju-88 and the same for Airfix's two different 1/48 Canberra's, d*mn I was tempted to buy the Canberra...! Might next week just to see what it's like! :oops: The 1/24 Dora-9 is a Trumpeter.
     
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    Thanks Jan. The '88 is cheaper at Model Hobbies, but with shipping added, unless getting more than one item, it's about the same. The Canberras sound good, if a little on the high side for price, and that Dora could be amazing....if it's better quality than Ian's Lightning kit! BTW, do you use the LHS that's near, I think, Glasgow Cross? I used to call in to one when in town, and they were darn good.
     
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    I use the Jamiesons down at the Saltmarket....great wee shop, everynow and then, you get a cuppa...! Definitely interested in the Canberra, can tell you that! :oops: :lol:
     
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    That's the place I was thinking about! Great little shop, and I've still got a brush I bought there back in about 1990!!
    I would quite like a Canberra also, but I do think the price is just a touch high. Having said that, it'll be quite large in 48th and, if the detail parts etc are good, then I suppose it may be worth it. Wonder what they'll be asking for the Lightning(s) when they're re-released? Seems daft that the prices are high, when you compare against their last Mossie, BXVI, at about £16.
     
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    Maybe about the same I'd think....high 20's low 30's.
     
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    Yup....next time pastels! :oops: :lol:
     
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