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About sailorboy61

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  1. 1/32 Lynx black cat

    Keep putting mine off because of the decals!
  2. F4U-1A Corsair info

    thanks Jimmy. I've opted to try some of Mr Paints in the various blues. Not really a fan of smelly paints, but will see how it goes, trial for the Tamiya 1/32 sat staring at me!
  3. Luft´46...1/48 Horten H IX/Ho229

    I have this too, bought for a trial run of the 1/32 one I also have but thinking he revell 1/72 version might also be needed as a trial for this one lol.
  4. F4U-1A Corsair info

    If I can jump in on this tread myself since those in the know are around, Im doing Tamiyas 1/48 -1A and am struggling with the 'sea blue' topsides. I have Tamiya's XF17 sea blue, but it seems very gree. Indeed I did one of Revells 1/72s a while back in the XF17 and really wasn't happy with the colour, way to dark from what I've seen form models finished by others.. Pointers appreciated and apologies to OP for jumping in. Simon
  5. 1/72 Revelll Tornado GR. 1 - Bombs

    Thanks Peoples.
  6. 1/48 WAH-64 Apache advice

    My understanding, being in a similar boat @MickE is that the Italeri kit is ok for an early version, the Academy 1/72 being the most modern tooling. There is also the Hasegawa kit if you're feeling flush, a specific UK version although I haven't found much about accuracy on that one.
  7. 1/72 Revelll Tornado GR. 1 - Bombs

    Now in the correct section! Can anyone advise whether the 4 x 1000lb bombs supplied in the kit useable? I'm many miles for an expert but although nice detailed little things, the shape doesn't seem right, a bit too pointy perhaps?
  8. MH 60 Academy SeaHawk. 1/35 scale.

    Just like to say thanks for making the rest of us look total pants! Inspirational work!!
  9. MiniArt Models – A Visit

    Have to say that having had correspondence with Miniart and in particular Alina over spare parts issues, the customer service is second to none.
  10. Masking, Nose Cone delineation lines.

    looks good, will investigate. thanks
  11. Looking for a bit of guidance and tips on how best to mark of a nose cone requiring a different colour paint, particularly as in my Tornado, when the paint change doesn't follow panel lines! I tried using a rubber washer which when I finally managed to get it properly in place was OK, but didn't give the hard edge wanted. Tried to cut a circular hole in a piece of plasticard which was better, but again didn't get a hard enough edge as the nose isn't properly circular. Next was masking off the soft edge a bit to tidy up, but even with curve tape was far from satisfactory as ended up with a couple of kinks to the line edge. Pointers / hint gratefully received!
  12. TYPHOON FGR.4 - Revell 1/48

    Super, love the flash of green on the grey, looks impressive!
  13. BOAC CUNARD Super VC10

    very nice, hope the rescribing nightmare with mine will soon be over!
  14. Any Comeback?

    Thanks all. I know the X20a is strong stuff, at least where decals ore concerned, but always found it does a better/quicker job the microsol, and it's so much harder to spill than the microsol lol sure I use more cleaning my mat than for decals. Had hoped the clear coats would have protected to paint, but having had a good look again, think it's definitely the paint that has gone. Those decals sacrificed to the sander, repainted and the no walk lines will have to be masked and painted, probably the better option in any case!!
  15. Any Comeback?

    Cheers, already tried the coat of clear, unfortunately without success - back to the paint shop!