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Finnthedude

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  1. Old (1962) Airfix B-17G "A BIT O LACE"

    I built "A Bit o' Lace" sometime in the early '80s. Didn't look anywhere near as good as yours. Outstanding build and great work. Finnthedude.
  2. A chat about classic cars started by a a guy with a snag with an MGB

    I had a BGT (single 12v battery under rear bench seat) for a long time till it finally succumbed to terminal tinworm. It had a similar problem in that some days it would suffer from a drained battery, for no apparent reason. I changed almost everything in trying to cure it, finally fixed it by changing a relay. On the offside inner wing there's a cylindrical Lucas relay, looks like it's made of dark brown plastic, about the size of a 'C' cell battery, I changed that and never had a problem with electrics afterwards. Might be worth a go. Finnthedude.
  3. Lancaster Crew Radio Recordings.

    This was posted on my football forum (Stoke City) and I thought it would be something that would be appreciated here as well. Quite an amazing listen and some nice artwork in the video too. "I can read my watch in the searchlights", "I'm watching everything", "Could do with a pint". Nothing but respect for these lads. I would have been bricking it, I doubt I'd be able to speak. Finnthedude
  4. If you can do that with an ancient kit, I can't wait to see what you do with a modern one in 1/24! Outstanding work, sir. Finnthedude.
  5. Ford Escort RS1600 Mk1

    That is awesome in every way. Finnthedude.
  6. Airfix 1/24 Messerschmitt BF109E

    I had this kit in the mid 80's and never finished it due to the landing gear collapsing so I got fed up of it and binned it. Yours is stunning, so much so that I want to buy another and try again. Finnthedude.
  7. What are you reading?

    Just finished "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville. I found it a real slog and had to force myself to finish it. For a quick fix to cheer myself up I'm going to read Pratchett's last discworld novel "The Shepherd's Crown" next. Finnthedude.
  8. Airfix 1/24 Typhoon 1b

    Very nice! I'm not brave enough to tackle one of these beasts yet and I admire anyone who builds one, especially to this very high standard. Finnthedude.
  9. Warhammer 40k ShadowSword

    It's a beautiful beast, The Emperor would be proud! Finnthedude.
  10. Never seen one of those before, thanks for sharing, it's a beauty. Finnthedude.
  11. 1/76 Airfix Bedford QL Giraffe

    Awesome job, that's fantastic. Finnthedude.
  12. MENG SS-003 Achzarit IDF (early)

    Looks fantastic, well done! Finnthedude.
  13. Beautifully done and very realistic weathering. Lovely! Finnthedude.
  14. Problem with thinning Revell Aqua Color paint

    I use Revell Aqua Color as my main paint, both brush and airbrush. I thin it with Revell's own thinner (Revell Aqua Color Mix) but have found in practice that for airbrushing it takes far more thinner than Revell say to use - Revell info sheet says 4x paint to 1x thinner but I find 1 to 1 or actually more thinner than paint. I love these paints but they are very thick, however once you find the right milky consistency you know how far to go with the thinner. This thinner has a delayer built in so drying times are up and this helps with airbrushing I find. I'm only using cheapo Chinese airbrushes and have no problems once paint consistency is right. They settle down VERY well as a brush coat and are a very forgiving paint. They're also very tough and whilst it takes a while to get used to them it is worth it when you finally get it right. Tony Oliver is spot on with the two little tags that need snipping off, they can stop the lid sealing but they're easy to remove so not such a big problem. Finnthedude.
  15. Very nice, it looks fantastic and your photos are very good, all very realistic. I have this starter kit courtesy of the recent Home Bargains Airfix deals and I'm quite looking forward to it. I'll definitely be using your excellent model and pics as a reference when I do mine. If it turns out even half as good as yours I'll be pleased. Finnthedude.
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