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snapper_city

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About snapper_city

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    Modelling, Mountain biking, Climbing.

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  1. Kamaz Typhoon K - 1:35 Takom

    You know it's perfectly acceptable to be a bi-genre modeller these days.
  2. I have left a little message on Roden's guest book on their Web page. It has not been posted as I guess they have to approve it. We will see if they put it up. Why is the price of the C-5 four times the price of the C-141? It's a crazy price for a 1:144 kit. A lot of people were looking forward to this and I have seen maybe 99% negative comments online about the price. The vast majority of people who would have bought the kit now not bother. You are even pricing out the impulsive buyers. Roden please get real and charge a realistic price otherwise this kit will flop. I would love to know the reasons for this price being set and hope this isn't a sign of things to come otherwise I can see Roden not surviving. Kind regards Let's see if it gets posted or if I get a reply.
  3. It won't be finished but I was thinking about bringing it down. Hoping to have it finished for next month club night if all goes well.
  4. Thanks guys. Things have been slowly progressing again tonight with the decals. Apart from a few hoist point decals on each side of the vertical stabiliser the top side is done. Things will move under the skirt next time. With the complete lack of accurate information from the Airfix instructions I turned to the internet for a clearer picture of the stencil data. Luckily I found this wonderful Fundekals page that has a pdf image for download. It is extremely clear and a plethora of information for nearly all the schemes the Vulcan wore over her career. Highly recommended for anyone decaling a Vulcan. I wish I had found it yesterday though as I have placed maybe four decals in the incorrect location or the wrong way round. Only small stencils so not massively noticeable but annoying all the same. They refuse to move after being on the build for 24 hours now. IMAG3690 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG3692 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG3693 by Mark Inman, on Flickr One of the many uses I have for the Hobby Elements Mini Divider is measuring decal distances that sit in the middle of nowhere. Symmetry yo. IMAG3694 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Until next time...
  5. Great work so far. Watching with interest.
  6. Thank you for the kind comments. Yes it was a long process, about 12 hours I think to re-scribe it. It's much better than the raised details that would have been destroyed by now. Hopefully I will have the decals finished tonight if I get some bench time. Jobs to do: Finish decals Finish painting the wheels Finish painting the ECM pod Paint the fuel probe tip Clear coat Panel line wash Another clear coat Attach gear and doors Paint and attach aerials I think that is about it.
  7. Grumman Gb in 2018 ? we are 27 today 19/08/2017

    If I get the time I would love to build my Tomcat.
  8. Here is how things have been going over the last week. We have the Freight Dog decals started. The decals are working well and going down just fine. IMAG3682 by Mark Inman, on Flickr IMAG3683 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Freight Dog tell you to refer to the Airfix instructions for decal placement. Unfortunately the Airfix instructions look like a copy of a copy and have seen better days. IMAG3684 by Mark Inman, on Flickr Freight Dog don't help much either. IMAG3685 by Mark Inman, on Flickr
  9. Eduard - leaflet for distributors

    Where?
  10. Kamaz Typhoon K - 1:35 Takom

    It looks a beast. I want one.
  11. I can understand Roden needing to sell at a higher price than say Revell. But a 4 - 5 fold price jump from their C-141 or C-123 kits is too much to accept. Not even rail season tickets have that kind of inflation.
  12. If it gets below £50 I'll probably buckle and get it. Even if I think that is still too much for what it is.
  13. I think all the touch ups and other areas are now done. She will hopefully be in gloss tonight in preparation for decals. Watch this space.
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