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Wiley coyote

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About Wiley coyote

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  1. Hats & Caps

    I wear a plain black baseball cap during spring autumn and winter, a camouflaged Bush hat in the summer (it keeps the rain off) ,a corporate baseball cap or thermal woolly hat at work unless I'm welding or grinding when I wear a bandanna under my welding helmet If I'm driving my Mx5 it's either the black baseball cap or a Cossacks style flying helmet depending on temperature as driving a Roadster has to done with the top down no matter how cold it is (rain excepted) Martin
  2. Salisbury Model Show:- Saturday 3rd June

    West Middlesex will be there. Any fellow britmodellers please come and say hello (I'm the bloke in the wheelchair!!!)
  3. Modellers hands?

    When I was growing up in the seventies in my town it was rare to see a man with ten digits let alone twelve! (I was born in High Wycombe ,furniture capital of the U K) Martin
  4. I use both, there are some finishes such as car bodies where only an airbrush will suffice but apart from laying on a coat of primer it's brushes all the way when it comes to figures At the moment I'm using a 1" artists flat edge brush to stipple a pair of 1:35th welsh sheep ready for the Poole show, try doing that with an airbrush! I always airbrush a Miniart building but then drybrush to pick up the details, it's a matter of using the right tool for the job especially when I have always struggled to brush paint large areas with acrylics Martin
  5. Name your favourite model shop you would like back again from the past.

    Right up to the mid 1980s we had three quality model shops in High Wycombe Keen's in the Octagon shopping centre was a traditional radio control/plastic/model railway shop Hazlemere models specialized in model railways and arts and crafts Child's in Oxford road was mainly kits, usually the entire Airfix range and model railways with locomotives and rolling stock in a huge glass display cabinet by the till. Next door, linked by a passageway was a toyshop If you are ever in Poole Sketchfields model and toy shop in the high street has exactly the same layout as Child's right down to the passageway and glass cabinet, even the paints are in the same location! Spooky All the High Wycombe shops have long gone, the staff from Keen's ran a shop on a trading estate on the edge of town for a while but that closed in the early 90s As we keep our caravan near the Tank Museum I now regard Sketchfields in Poole as my local shop even though it's 100 miles from home (my nearest shop is Addlestone models but they don't stock Vallejo acrylics) Martin
  6. so you wanted to know what you need to start your first kit

    When I go away in our caravan I take a few basic tools so I can get some modelling done on rainy days:- Xuron sprue cutters Number 11 scalpel and handle Tweezers Sanding stick E M A plastic weld Touch and flow glue dispenser PVA cockpit glue Stand magnifier Cocktail sticks This normally suffices as the PVA allows me to build in sub assemblies that can be taken apart for painting at home and still have a "completed model" to take back Martin
  7. Formula One - 2017

    Sorry I should have of clarified. The post said Formula one 2017 It didn't say which Formula one (the full title is Brisca Formula one stock car racing) Anyway a bad day at the racetrack beats a good day at work!!! All the best Martin
  8. Formula One - 2017

    This July we will be in Northamptonshire enjoying a weekend of F1 action with full pit access , a viewing platform overlooking the whole circuit , over 30 races with 3 different formulas and where a 2 day ticket is under 40 quid! As you can guess I'm not talking about the GP at Silverstone but the Brisca F1 European championships at Northampton international raceway This is real in your face motorsport where the best drivers start at the back, the runoff area is a steel wall and the blue flag and DRS are replaced by the front bumper Plus you get the sound and chest thumping shock waves of over 30 V8 engines each pushing out around 700 horsepower powering round the quarter mile oval in under 15 seconds just feet away and its Full Contact where use of the bumper is not only allowed it is positively encouraged What's not to like? Martin
  9. AMT 1968 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER

    Very tasty I love Roadrunners.... I just don't seem to be able to catch them!! (Sorry) Wiley
  10. Hello my name is ......... and l am a paintaholic

    Since I made the switch from Tamiya to Vallejo acrylics I usually pick up a couple of bottles from Setchfields model shop in Poole whenever we have a weekend away in our caravan The only problem is trying to remember what you bought last time!! I always have bought paint or scalpel blades when I visit a model shop as it seems a fair exchange for half an hour's kit browsing Martin
  11. What did you get for Christmas?

    From my lovely wife I had : Airfix B type bus Bronco "Small civilian car with lady and dog" (Fiat Topolino) A new wallet Plus T shirts, books socks etcetera From me she got a "Fast and loud " diorama featuring resculpted Aaron and Richard figures and a patina'd Supercharged 1939 Chevrolet coupe (I did get her other stuff as well!!) Martin
  12. Greg Lake has gone

    Being a BriSCA F1 stock car fan I only have to hear Fanfare for the Common man for the hairs on the back of my neck stand up . I can almost smell the tyres and feel the ground shake as I picture the rolling lap A truly emotive piece He will be sadly missed Martin
  13. Competion

    Sorry I appear to have duplicated my post Martin
  14. Competion

    I used to enter competitions but my current style of modelling (civilian dioramas) is so at odds with all the militaria on display I don't think it's level playing field (both ways) besides I like seeing and hearing the reactions from the public and you don't get that if your model is tucked away in a separate room On the subject of weathering I was once chastised for not weathering and dirtying a Tiger tank in a diorama. The diorama was called "A new winter coat" and featured a soldier spray painting white winter camouflage on a brand new tank Martin ( 2 golds, 5 silver, 1 bronze, 3 highly commended) I used to enter competitions but my current style of modelling (civilian dioramas) is so at odds with all the militaria on display I don't think it's level playing field (both ways) besides I like seeing and hearing the reactions from the public and you don't get that if your model is tucked away in a separate room On the subject of weathering I was once chastised for not weathering and dirtying a Tiger tank in a diorama. The diorama was called "A new winter coat" and featured a soldier spray painting white winter camouflage on a brand new tank Martin ( 2 golds, 5 silver, 1 bronze, 3 highly commended)
  15. middle wallop

    I'll be there with West Middlesex Come and say hello to Elvis on my latest diorama Martin
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