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  1. Beautiful.
  2. Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments.
  3. Hi evansdad. I used primarily Tamiya acrylics. The grey is a lot bluer than in the photos. It was a mix of Tamiya sky grey, with some Model Color royal blue, with some white. My original coat was too blue, so I adjusted the mix with more grey and white. The various shades were thinned oil paints (raw sienna) brushed over an acrylic gloss varnish coat. The dark panels were given a coat of Tamiya Semi Gloss black. That got rid of the pour marks in the mould. Hope that helps.
  4. Thanks Steve. I discovered this only moments after posting. I should have taken more time "going for a schuftie" (as Tony said) to get the right info. Goes to show you can't expect the "net" to have all the right fact first up. Cheers.
  5. Hi Tony. Thanks for your comments. I was admiring your build on AMI last night. Beautifully done.
  6. Nice work. I love the subtle colour tones you have achieved and all your lighting is exceptional.
  7. Thanks all for your kind comments. Hi Gerrard I put a Future varnish over it to seal in the Tamiya Acrylics and then a Mig pigment wash which, I believe, is oil based. I think this had something to do with it. I will stick with all acrylic products in future Bandai builds.
  8. This is the old Hasagawa 1/72 P-40E kit. It is done up in the markings of the 75 Squadron RAAF bird nicknamed "Shuftie", which in Egyptian means "Hurry Up". This aircraft was flown by F/L Les Jackson in defence of Port Morseby during 1942.
  9. Maritime is not my area. However, this was a free kit with an Australian flavour so I did it as an interim build between other projects. It is a very simple and straight forward build. but looks the part.
  10. Here is my finished Tie Striker from Bandai. I had some trouble with this kit in that the plastic decided to crumble in the same way that their AT-ST did when it was released. All it needed was a matt varnish to finish it and I realised the top of the wing fold mechanism was cracked through. I decided to run some thin super glue into the joint.....but alas it didn't stick at all and the plastic just crumbled apart. One of the wing tip canons did the same thing and I lost half of it. After great frustration I rebuilt the canon, and then Tamiya cemented as much of the wing mechanism together as would hold (it no longer folds), filled and sanded. After some disappointing moments I pushed through and finished it. I hope you like it.
  11. Thanks Gimme Shelter. Pleased you were inspired. I can't wait to see yours in the "downed" pose with all the extras. All the best with your build and the falcon too. Cheers.
  12. Fantastic result. Loved watching your build too. Always loved the "UFO" along with it's unique sound.
  13. Excellent. Do you know if this kit is still available?