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Badder last won the day on January 1

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    Artist, musician (drummer) writer, fresh water angling, model-making, model-destroying.

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  1. Tidy job on the wheels Stix. For a moment I thought you'd forked out on an airbrush! Rearguards, Badder
  2. That zimmerit looks fantastic Ozzy. I received Eduard's PE for my Tamiya StuG IV which is waiting in the stash. Other than melting zimmerit into a Tiger 1 with a pyrograph, I've never applied zimmerit before, either the Tamiya 'decal' type or PE, so I was wondering how best to fix it. I do have Gorilla glue but it's the brown type that expands so that's out of the question. I think I'll have to go with CA. So, is CA okay to use? Rearguards, Badder
  3. Great job, especially the tarps. The one pulled back at the rear is spot on. The folds look very realistic. Rearguards, Badder
  4. The new stonework has been treated with dark washes and a dusting with powders before moss was applied. The green really doesn't show up well in the light of low energy lightbulbs, but I can assure you it IS there! TFL Badder.
  5. Sadly, I don't have much of it Ozzy. Although I hear....ahem.... the stuff can be found on the dashboards of Mercedes Sprinters. Rearguards, Badder
  6. The rust looks good. I'm not a coffee drinker so I have no idea whether that puddle is a Latte or a whatever, but there's a high chance it's going to evaporate or soak away. So how ARE you going to make the puddle? I have to say it does look very effective as it is. A tip for you... rather than trying to paint what is essentially an anhydrous substance (that'll be the coffee) try giving it several coats of gloss varnish. Then make up a couple of washes - say a sandy wash and a black wash and apply them around, sometimes kept separate, sometimes running into each other. Then give a coat of matt varnish. Rearguards, Badder
  7. I added a bit more stonework to the walls where they join and did a bit more carving before applying a base coat. I also started painting the rubber matting which will become a tiled floor. I'm going for a worn and dirty terracotta colour. I used Humbrol red/brown as a base coat and gave it a patchy brushing over with MIG 'brick dust' pigment. I then ran a damp brush over some of the 'tiles' taking them back to the black rubber. This will receive a satin coat and some pin washes. TFL Badder
  8. Well done Creative Models Ltd, AGAIN. Less than 24hrs between my ordering and receiving products.

  9. Once again, I have to congratulate Creative Models Ltd on their swift and excellent service. Yesterday I used up some Christmas gift cards and ordered four Eduard Photo Etch sets from said company through Amazon. The sets were for a Tamiya StuG IV, and a Tamiya Tiger I, both of which are currently residing in my stash. When I ordered them I did not realise that Creative Models Ltd were the stockists until I went to the 'checkout'. I was very happy to see this as I've had very good service from them in the past. The Amazon site though, said that three sets would be sent in one package, and the fourth separately. Given the size of the items, I thought this a bit silly. The site also said that the items could be delivered 'as early as 23rd Jan.' So, I was very pleased and surprised to receive all four sets in the one package at midday today. Well done Creative Models. Yours sincerely, Badder
  10. I bet it was like Christmas opening up that box Ozzy! I don't know what it is about kit buildings but when mine arrived they got me more excited than any of the AFVs I've purchased. I think possibly it's because I know I can take mouldings from them and make LOTS of other buildings from them on the cheap?ot I've 'quoted' the pic above though because if I were you I'd get rid of those two strikes under the window. They weren't caused by small arms fire so I reckon the rounds would have gone straight through the wall, or would have knocked it down. A skim with Polyfilla or some putty and a bit of carving with a scalpel and no one would ever know they'd been there. Otherwise, the kit looks excellent. Rearguards, Badder
  11. Cheers Stix. I feel like I'm starting to get somewhere now. It feels like I've been messing around with plaster walls for several months. Oh. I HAVE. Rearguards, Badder
  12. Today I continued work on the join between the side wall and the new gable wall, shaping and thinning down and a section of spare plaster wall to fit over it. I had to shave about 4mm off the back of the 'patch' so that it would sit flush with the stonework either side. After test fitting I decided to fix the patch in place and then decided I may as well fix side wall and gable wall together as well whilst I was at it. It was important that everything should be square and true so I placed both walls on graph paper and used the grid lines to position them precisely. I also used a set square to ensure that the walls were both standing perfectly upright. When I was happy with that I dribbled CA into the join and let some run down onto the graph paper. Capillary action drew CA underneath the join, and along the undersides of the walls. So the two walls are now joined perfectly and are sitting pretty on a piece of A4 graph paper. I can now use the graph paper 'base' as a guide for future work. (and of course, it can be removed easily in the future) Below, foreground... a piece of rubber lining from the dashboard of a vehicle. It has a diamond pattern on it and will be perfect as a tiled scullery floor. Below, bottom centre.... the 'patch' countersunk into the side wall and overlapping the join with the gable wall. Oh and I added more moss everywhere. TFL Badder
  13. Mine would have been 18W x 5L x 26H if I'd just built the kit. basically just a fa├žade. I have 2 other MiniArt kits in the stash which I'll use to make casts as well. I look forward to seeing what you do with yours. Rearguards, Badder
  14. I've just had an attack of extreme dizziness. My own fault. I was looking at the very first photo then pressed scroll down and all the photos rushed past with the bulldozer spinning around on the spot. I look forward to seeing your armoured car Mrs Stix. Badder
  15. Excellent work MrsStix! I love the weathering. You have a good teacher. I'm not sure that a bulldozer can be classed as an armoured fighting vehicle though. Perhaps you should post it in the 'car' section and have it run over all those silly shiny things? Rearguards, Badder