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Mike last won the day on July 4 2017

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  1. In flight props

    Mr Prop Blur himself joined the forum a while back, and as you can see they're quite effective when done right The other option is a disc of clear acrylic with a faint yellow outer edge sprayed on, and perhaps some circumferential scratches put in by spinning it in a Dremel. I've often thought that just leaving the prop spinner and forgetting the rest would work, but that's just me.
  2. Flickr to be taken over by SmugMug

    Merged another thread down from Help & Support. The H&S area is for issues on our site, and whilst I appreciate that all these photo-hosts playing silly-buggers with your pics does affect the site negatively, we only need the one thread
  3. Tiger I x 4

    Looks good Shame the old pics have gone though
  4. Flickr to be taken over by SmugMug

    It's something we've considered and dismissed in the past as something we don't want to get involved in due to the costs and potential additional burden that it puts on the small team of helpers we have here. There is an addition to the forum software called Gallery however, and I'll go back and have a look at that to see if it's something we could offer the members. No promises, other than we'll have another look at it.
  5. Please accept my humblest apologies... I'm gonna blame the extra painkillers I'm on today
  6. Sea Hurricane Mk.IIb Upgrades (for Airfix A05134) 1:48 Eduard Airfix's Sea Hurricane is a minor re-tool of their popular and still fairly recent Hurricane kit, which was well received on launch some while back. Eduard's new range of sets are here to improve on the kit detail in the usual modular manner, and many of the parts will be familiar if you have the sets for the kit it is based upon. Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Detail Set (49873) Two frets are included, one nickel plated and pre-painted, the other in bare brass. A complete set of new layered instrument panels and side consoles are the primary parts on the painted set, with new rudder pedals; a brand new metal seat with details; sidewall instrumentation; radiator surface panels and rear vent-flaps; ammo feeder details; gear bay parts; rudder actuator and trim actuator rods, edging and access panels to the gun bays, and canopy handles are also supplied. Zoom! Set (FE873) This set contains a reduced subset of the interior, namely the pre-painted parts that are used to improve on the main aspects of the cockpit, as seen above. Whatever your motivations for wanting this set, it provides a welcome boost to detail, without being concerned with the structural elements. Seatbelts STEEL (FE876) In case you don't already know, these belts are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting. Coupled with the new painting method that adds perceived extra depth to the buckles and other furniture by shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE. landing flaps (48940) Eduard landing flaps use an ingenious technique to achieve excellent true-to-scale flaps using few parts, and requiring the modeller to simply remove the retracted flaps from the lower wing, plus scrape the upper wings to accommodate the thickness of the completed bays. Each half of the two flap sections (bay and flap itself) is constructed, the flap by twisting and folding over the attached ribs to create a 3D shape, with extra parts added along the way. The bays fold up simply and glue to the inside of the upper wing and the flap attaches to the rear wall of the new bay. Repeat this for the other side, and you're almost done. You'll around 120mm of 1mm rod cut into four sections to act as the hinge-point of each of the flap sections, so make sure you have some on-hand. Masks (EX571) Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, one for each pane of the canopy and windscreen. In addition you get a set of hub masks for all the wheels, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort. Review sample courtesy of
  7. Had to alter that title, as it was making my eye twitch, both with the "grocer's apostrophe", and the slightly misleading title
  8. V2 Missiles

    Can't beat a V2 on a Monday
  9. Thanks Tony - sentiment much appreciated
  10. Flickr to be taken over by SmugMug

    Merged the Flickr debris from the Postimg thread into this one. Let's talk about one photo-host at a time per thread please!
  11. Photo links to Postimage not working?

    We ran a sneaky custom query and changed all the URLs in the database (some 10,700) to reflect the new .cc domain name, so for now the problem is over. I'll close this down as there's a link to the actrive topic above.
  12. I'll probably get one too, but if Tilly gets it, she'll gnaw it to bits in seconds... she's ball obsessed! (oh, and a dog in case there was any doubt).
  13. Flickr to be taken over by SmugMug

    Not great, but you can store a coupla hundred photos with that... better than nowt. I think that other info you dug up was probably well-buried so that everyone would just wring their hands and pay up rather than lose their pics. Sneaky little barstools that modern companies are In fairness to the feckless swine, they've at least pitched their opening product at a more reasonable price, that is unless the $3.99 a month contract doesn't include 3rd party hosting, such as here - More info needed.