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About roginoz

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  1. By coincidence, a bronze bust of AVM Frank McNamara VC was today unveiled at his birthplace, Rushworth, in Central Victoria, along with one of AM Sir George Jones DFC, also Rushworth-born and decorated for his combat skills during campaigns on the Western Front. AM Jones was appt Chief of Air Staff in 1942 and led the RAAF for 10 years. Full military honours were observed and an overflight by a P-8A Poseidon and a performance by the Roulettes took place. Going to enjoy this w.i.p, Ed ! Roger
  2. Revell 1/48 P61-A Black Widow…….then I read the reviews……...
  3. I've been donating my excess to our local RSL for their games room where they are hung from the ceiling to much, well, some degree of, appreciation. Sadly, most members are unlikely to recognise many of the WW2 models, other than the usual suspects. They are, however, sufficiently open minded to accept models of Axis aircraft as well as Allied. An excuse to concentrate on Vietnam conflict models ! When my daughters ask me what to do with them when I cark it, I just point them to the wheelie bin……...
  4. Hi Dave, Thank you for this advice - sounds like a bit of research, with the option of scratch building may be required. I had noted the inclusion of twin leading shoe brakes, but haven't studied the kit closely enough to note some of the other issues you raise. Yes, I realise that development of racing bikes was an ongoing process so it's out with the old mags from my British biking days ………after I've cleaned all the red backs out of the boxes…….
  5. Oh, very nice !! I'm guessin' this is the Italeri Geoff Duke Norton which keeps leaping out of the stash yelling "Build me !! build me !!" every time I go near it. Must take that hint. Hope I can build mine to that standard…….that's a stunner ! Did you strip the chrome and repaint, or is it the kit chrome ? Saw Geoff Duke riding it during the Isle of Man TT back in the fifties…….ah, the smell of Castrol R………..
  6. ……..and I wish Revell {Esci] would release more of the 1/9 wartime bikes like the Zundapp, WLA and BMW solo & sidecar - what about the BSA M23, Triumph and AJS bikes operated by the british army, an XA Harley, an army Scout, a Swedish Nimbus……..not much interest, I suppose, but I'll keep wishin' 'n' hoping'……. Nice hill climber, Krow !!
  7. Thank you, Ken. All very helpful and duly bookmarked for future reference. Think I remember an article on the "amended" VVA in SAM…..? Cheers, Rog
  8. How did I miss this ?? Oh well, it was a couple of years ago, I suppose ! This beast is currently sharing the workbench with the resin 144 Anigrand KM Ekranoplan [now that's big !! 650mm +/-] and I concur with Ken's observation that every part requires a thorough clean to fit. The 2 ejection seats have no less than 22 parts each, some damn near invisible to the naked eye, well, mine anyway, but I must admit it is an enjoyable and challenging build. Should build up into an impressive model although I doubt it will approach this example. Thanks for the tips on nose weight, Ken, [at least there's plenty of room ! ] and the heads-up on the state of the decals. The KM is proceeding well and many thanks for your advice regarding the engines. No doubt your note regarding the decals apply equally to those of the KM ?
  9. I tried Stynylrez for the first time today [thanks for the trial, Norm] on my Tanmodel RF-84F Thunderflash, with a degree of trepidation as the model has very feint panel lines. Have to say I am most impressed, it sprayed through my el-cheapo SCA a/b at 30psi brilliantly and the result is extremely satisfying. The finish is smooth and panel line definition has been maintained, a better finish than the Tamiya spray can primers that I normally use, which often give a roughish finish. A thorough clean with AV Airbrush cleaner, followed by a quick flush with ipa and the a/b was good to spray white on a different model in the same spraying session. Think I'm a convert ! Hope to find some for me at this weekends Melbourne Model Expo.
  10. A pair of wedgies [wedge-tailed eagles] soaring on a thermal and chiding a bloke/lady ? on a hang-glider for its inability to keep up with them. A wing-span that blocks the sun !! Magic !! Spotted one on the ground t'other day, feasting on road-kill, big as a turkey.
  11. That's bloody delightful, Bruce, and right up there with your usual high standard. Agree, a departure from the comfort zone puts a new enjoyment into modelling, viz….my 1/9 Esci motorbikes……... Catch up soon, next meeting perhaps…….??? Rog
  12. Enjoying a typical Nigey build of great skill and a goodly dose of humour. Nigel, I just so happen to have a couple of the blue and white flags, left over from my Ekranoplan, they're 144 scale, measuring 30mm x 10mm, and if you can contain yourself in patience during their journey from Oz, they're yours. PM me if you want them. Cheers, Rog
  13. …….and if you MUST mix paint in the a/b cup, may I suggest you add the appropriate thinners BEFORE the paint. Ask me how I know……...
  14. G'day, John, from sunny Bendigo, land of roos 'n' rabbits. You'll stumble across a few Aussies on the site, together with stacks of useful information from modellers of all genres. Cheers, Rog
  15. Hello, Martin, I tried to send you a copy of the one Mike sent to me but the email bounced back unanswered, but headed as coming in from you. You may have computer gremlins to deal with………. Good luck, Rog