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About Bigdave22014

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  1. Thanks JaffaJake, you can see the final effect I've been aiming for here: After applying all decals, everything was sealed with Citadel Purity Seal, which gives a lovely matt finish. The "overpainted" RLM71 areas and new Luftwaffe markings were themselves overpainted with Alclad Aqua Gloss to reflect the fact that they were newly painted. I forget to say earlier that the underwing roundels were overpainted with RLM65. Finally, the one RAF roundel that was applied was roughly painted to show a Cross in the process of being applied (the diorama will have a member of groundcrew in the middle of painting it). You may notice three things - no wheels yet (still to be fitted), the radio mast hasn't been painted yet (I left it off to prevent it being knocked off), and the sliding section of the canopy has been replaced with a home-moulded replacement. The supplied canopy is one-piece and was cut into three pieces (windscreen, sliding canopy, rear cover) but the sliding section won't fit over the rear section, so I decided to mould a replacement using a piece of plastic from some packaging. Quite simple process - the original was mounted on a piece of wooden rod, the plastic was heated with a hot-air gun until floppy, and was then pulled down over the existing canopy piece. It was then cut out and tidied up. First time I've done this, but it came out very well. So what's left? paint the canopy framing, paint the radio mast and investigate fitting the aerial (maybe some extremely thinly stretched sprue...), fit the wheels and the propeller. Oh yeah, start the diorama
  2. Nah. Mines smaller than that.....
  3. Forensigraph kind of appropriate with it laying on its back with its legs in the air
  4. I feel that the only opinion I am able to give is: Your modelling desk is far too tidy!
  5. Have you seen the April edition of Airfix Model World? nice little article in there about some chaps painting a special livery on a chinook.
  6. No, she hasn't been forgotten. Just not had time to do much. Watch this space...
  7. That's a lot of sticky-out things you've added. Superb work as always.
  8. Ooh look - there's a red thingy visible through the nose. And delicate landing gear to (re)construct.
  9. I never use the spanner for exactly that reason, just use your fingers. (Not that I found out the hard way like you did.......)
  10. Ah. Missed the bit about tablets doing it as well. Unless the settings on ALL your devices have been changed? Nope? Upset Mike recently?
  11. Well done for completing the Tamiya FRS1, mine is now my paint mule...
  12. ooh, as far as I can remember it was a tri-wing Fokker moulded in lovely red plastic. Of course it belonged to the Red Baron, but Snoopy always managed to beat him lol. That thing lived for years in the toybox (mainly without any wheels).
  13. I used to make 7mm railway kits. I knocked my 25watt soldering iron out of the stand but managed to grab it before it hit the floor. Yeah, took a while to heal.....
  14. Have your settings browser or firewall/virus settings changed to automatically delete cookies? That's what happened to me a while ago.
  15. Thanks JaffaJake, first time I've used that method so very pleased. Now, I couldn't wait that long - but the paint was hard enough so: When captured the first thing they did was to paint over those pesky RAF markings. Appropriate masks were cut from masking tape and applied to the model. This was done in the field (literally, see the pictures!) and they used RLM71. This is a very close match to RAF Dark Green, but there is a slight difference. Vallejo RLM71 paint was used at low-ish pressure, with little paint flow to reduce any chance of overspray.