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About louiex2

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    WW2 Allied aircraft & soft skin vehs;1/24-25 cars

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  1. Just caught up with this build. Very nice work and you father will certainly appreciate it. Regarding the yellowed decals in the Centurion kit, just put them in a plastic bag- ZipLock type is best, tape them to a sunny window (preferably south facing) for a week or two and the yellowing should go away. Here's a BM link discussion on the topic- http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234919374-working-with-yellowed-decals/ Lou in Utah
  2. Amazing work Nigel- we keep running out of superlatives. Looking forward to the next update. TonyT's comment about the glues gave me an idea- I believe we would all rather enjoy a Nigel Master Tutorial (NMT) on the various methods and substances you use for assembly; what to use, when to use it, how to apply, how long to leave it along before mucking with it, and, most importanatly, how unadhere it when we screw up. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful builds with us. Although I'll never approach your modeling skill level, your WIPs and made me a much improves modeller. Lou in Utah
  3. Hubley kits were sold under the Gabriel brand name in the 1960's. I'm not sure why the name change, but my guess would be Hubley wanted to differentiate the branding of the die-cast car line from the kit line. Someone else will hopefully come along who can shed more light. I do recall the kit parts are interchangeable between the two.
  4. Thanks. I've found in the modeling world, it helps to learn more than one "dialect" and we all learn a lot from each other no matter what area of scale modeling we choose focus on.
  5. Blowing smoke is something we model railroaders like to do... Here's a two-part tutorial on using a e-cigarette generator. http://trainelectronics.com/Animation_Smoke/ Lou
  6. Excellent work- as always. Your attention to detail and then being able to execute it somwell is truly a gift. I especially enjoyed the way the antennas turned out. Too bad the prototype didn't have a fire extinguisher for you to build.
  7. Your "cunning plan" for the seats is amazing. I shall be placing that method in the files for future reference. It appears the 12 hour supply run was well worth it. Keep you the great work.
  8. Excellent work. I'm sure glad some of the chaps confirmed Airfix actually make a kit of the tractor because I was thinking it was a 1:1 scale and you used a drone to get the overhead shots. The I❤Gothamcity bumper sticker is a nice touch.
  9. The trademark issue is not so much with model or toy companies paying Boeing for permission to use a trademaked name, logo, etc. as it is with protecting the trademark from other, bigger, infringements. For example, let's say Airbus decided to name their newest passenger aircraft "Dreamliner." Certainly Boeing would file a lawsuit as they have trademarked that name for a passenger aircraft. But, if Boeing has not been protecting the trademark by sending a cease and desist notification or filing a lawsuitanytime they come across a company using it without permission, Airbus could argue in court that the name "Dreamliner" had defaulted to public domain because Boeing was not being proactive in protecting their trademark. Yes, it's a longshot that the court would rule in favour of Airbus, but, Boeing does not want to take that chance.
  10. "This will not be an OOB build...There will probably be quite a few more bits and bobs..." ... and fire extinguishers- mustn't forget the fire extinguishers. Looking forward to yet another how-to by one of the masters. Lou
  11. Not sure if it would work but you might try photo etched model ship deck chain, comes it several scales and types. Lou
  12. Wow... kind of reminds of of the Friday evening commute when I lived in Los Angeles.