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  2. Now begins the most challenging (for me) part of the build -- painting. For some reason I find airbrushing very difficult to do well. I haven't yet got a feel for proper air pressure, how thin the paint should be, and basic technique. Fortunately, pre-shading is very forgiving... especially because I can't airbrush a straight line no matter how hard I try!
  3. Could even be a book.....?!
  4. That's really a very nice Hurricane Steve I like the paint finish a lot. Great choice of a lesser seen BoF scheme too; I missed the WIP - will go back and have a good read TonyT
  5. Hi My Friend Jerzy!!! Is better to say good things, give flowers and speak or virtues of the people when is alive, because when go dead is late to say or give anything. I remember have made you many queries and never have received from you or from another of my friends here a bad answer, and that high values people is the thing that makes this site and our wonderful pastime progress!!! Cheers, Luis Alfonso
  6. Well, I felt super lazy, so I only did a tiny bit of masking around the starboard elevator and hoped for the best: 20170724_203702 by Edward IX, on Flickr Amazingly, it worked! 20170724_203809 by Edward IX, on Flickr I've also masked off the radiator or whatever: 20170724_203825 by Edward IX, on Flickr So that soonish. Current state of the stash, loathsome in its immensity: 20170724_203903 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20170724_203932 by Edward IX, on Flickr 20170724_203919 by Edward IX, on Flickr There used to be a lot more aircraft in the display cabinet, but I gave many to Winston, and he's made short work of them. He does like "awapanes", though, and waves to them when they fly by now, so it's just sowing the seeds.
  7. It's good to see this one being given some tlc again Ray It's had quite a journey from where it began. I feel that its days on the side shelf of doom may be over and maybe paint could be along soon? Very nice detail work on antennae and engines. Best regards TonyT
  8. Today
  9. Great information Bob. This explains why I couldn't see the pin and clip on the shoulder harness Cheers, Peter
  10. I use scrapers a lot and specially for thinning wing trailing edges. There is no sawdust and progress is fast. But to make them work well, you have to burnish the edge of the scraper with a burnisher to create a burr which does the actual cutting. Of course sandpaper works as well, but is not as fast and creates lots of dust. Best to glue a quarter sheet to a flat surface (I used a piece of plexiglas and glued three different grids onto it. Then fasten the plexiglas to a table and move the wing over it. but make sure you only sand along the trailing edge and not the whole wing! Cheers, Peter
  11. What you really need is a long stainless rule
  12. They did! Have a read of this thread, which should answer most of the above questions IIRC buff was traditionally used for munitions, hence the colour, but not sure where I read that. @Selwyn may know.
  13. Cheers Chris, there was a little bit of artistic licence involved, but you are correct in both cases. I do have a color photo with the engine gear casings in a similar grey, which is probably why I went with that. If they niggle me enough I might still change them as I'm like that. Thanks Martin
  14. You should see it doing laps around the room afterwards.....VERY impressive! Ian
  15. Careful, remember the next line was "then they smash them to pieces...ha, ha, ha!"! Lovely work on the BT though. You could always use thin sheet to line the inside and totally hide the seams. With the ribs over it no-one will ever see any joins... Ian
  16. Hi Rich was just about to let you know where I was and then you found me, not been on much due to summer activities , want to finish the Typhoon as soon as I can so not much scratch building on this one, then it will be back to finishing the Matador. Thanks for the likes and stopping by Thanks a lot matteo Regards Richard
  17. Yesterday
  18. Eric, David, John, thanks again for the interest and kind comments! Tony, Stix, Paul, you're being extremely kind, as always I chose this kit for it's simplicity and decided to build it OOB because I didn't do much modelling for a while and needed to regain my abilities. I'll be starting a new build this week, hopefully: an Italeri Mig-29A with lots of detailing stuff. I must do some planning first, so it may take a few days before a start the new WIP. Cheers Jaime
  19. Hello Antti! Thanks for the reply. I sent you a PM. Best Regards, Larry
  20. In addition to Steve's post 11. Eastern Express Sikorsky S16 12. " Sopwith Strutter recce 13. " Strutter single seat bomber 14. " Strutter trainer 15, " Strutter Comic HD fighter 16. Roden Sopwith Camel 17 " 2F1 Navy Camel 18. " Comic Camel 19. " Trainer 20. " Bristol Fighter 21. Airfix RE 8 22. " Bristol Fighter 23. " BE2C 24. " Airco DH4 25. " Avro 504K 26. Pegasus AW FK8 27. " Bristol Fighter 28. " DH4 - three versions 29. " Airco DH5 30. " Martinsyde Elephant 31. " BE2E 32. AZ Morane L 33. " Martinsyde Buzzard 34. A Model Spad A2/4 35. " Avro 504 These are all Entente aircraft. There are also the Airfix Handley Page 0/400 twin engined heavy bomber and the Roden series of twin engined Felixstowe/Curtiss flying boats. All of the above are obtainable, some more easily than the others. Not forgetting the Airfix Camel which is the least best but can with a bit of TLC be made into a passable Camel. Again all are injection kits and many can be used as conversion material. Can post list of Central Powers aircraft if desired. Regards, Steve
  21. I've attempted the Revell 707 a couple of times but never finished it so respect from me for such a lovely result from such unpromising material. Regards Dave G
  22. Thanks everyone - grind down the plastic and fill with Milliput; got it! I will start the surgery hopefully tomorrow. Thanks Keith - Michael pointed me at Paul A H's model and it looks really good but still has a little gap with the Freightdog radiators (just visible in the third photo). If I can get close to that I'll be happy Thanks Tony (TheBaron), Alex, Johnny, Martian and Benedikt for the kind comments and support Thanks John - always happy to share a rant! I must admit though I was probably the same at their age... probably. I heard that the BBC sign in was to allow for tailored content and that they wouldn't be using it for licence checks. We shall see! I'll be cheesed off if I can't watch using a VPN when abroad. Thanks TT, Simon for the Milliput suggestion - the way to go if there are big gaps Thanks Crisp - nice story; amazing how these things happen eh? Tollerton and Chocs Away - I finally remembered I have this 'starred' in Google maps for a visit Phil. Now the nose is even more relevant
  23. Ah; excellent. I suspected and hoped as much, in equal measure. All together now: #I see a grey part and I want to paint it black No puzzling anymore, the cockpit should be black. I see instruction sheets from those French Heller kits were right to call for black on Armee de L'aire cockpits... With all respect and apologies to the Rolling Stones, of course.
  24. I built the 1:72 Special Hobby Skua, and it went together well. It's essentially the same as the Roc, so I expect the Roc kit would be OK as well. The whole trick is positioning the interior/cockpit parts, of which Special Hobby give you no indication of any kind where they should go. Think of these parts as the keystone - once you figure it out, it assembles quite well. There are some typical SH gaffes, like forgetting all about the prominent air outlets on top of each side of the cowl, but that's par for the course. Cheers, Bill
  25. Hi Pat: I was reading carefully the WIP you have about this wonderful aircraft and have extracted all dealing with the BASIC VACUFORM BUILDING TECHNIQUES AND SECRETS, this thread is a REAL TUTORIAL for anyone interested in this type of modeling. All the hints and tips you have received for this one are highly valuable and will be put in practice as soon I started with the Heinkel. Cheers!!! Luis Alfonso
  26. Here I found ! Perhaps someone else will help ... http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_uk.htm
  27. Love it! Great presentation.
  28. That's a superb start Ryan.great job!
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