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About harveyb258

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  1. Formula one last season 2018

    I LOVE the BTCC! What an excellent championship....plenty of on-track action and good close racing!!!
  2. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Dear Sam, Thank you for your kind comment! Although I'm deeply flattered, I don't consider myself "master" by any means.....a lot of my results have been down to trial and (many) errors. I just enjoy what I do....a lot! Keep up the good work, Sam. Cheers, H
  3. Formula one last season 2018

    I think it STINKS!!!! They (the new governing body) obviously don't care about the fans at all. Just like the politicians, they say what you want to hear to get the support, then screw you out of even more money. In my eyes, the spirit of F1 died many years ago and I, for one won't be watching anymore! Ok, rant over now!!
  4. Part 2 Fiat Mefistofeles 1/12 Italeri

    Superb result, Sam! Great video too, very educational. Thank you for sharing! Cheers, H
  5. MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    No problem, Sir!
  6. Greetings from Texas.

    Welcome aboard, Russell. I didn't know that you did planes. Cheers, H
  7. MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    I'm loving this build!! Layer upon layer of delicious detail to feast on!! Great job! Cheers, H
  8. MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    Personally, I use Mr Hobby clear metal primer for natural finish and an auto etch primer (grey) for any painted parts. It's surprising just how many drill bits you do go through with white metal, despite its relative softness. Maybe it's the lead content that's destroying the bits????
  9. MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    Hi John. Nice to see another classic Alfa. These MFH kits are works of art, for sure. On the subject of cleaning the parts....Imho, I think these magnetic tumblers etc are an expensive waste of time. Yes, they will polish the metal far quicker than by hand, but they won't remove any flash or seam lines, so the manual approach is the way to go....filing and sanding any imperfections, then a good tickle with a brass/suede brush. Cheers, H
  10. newbie

    Hello Brad. Welcome to the fun & madness! Looking forward to seeing your work.
  11. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Cheers Dan!!
  12. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Thanks for that, Dan. Is that what you used on the Talbot? I have the brass photo-etch burnishing bottle by AK, but despite following the instructions, I could never get a satisfactory result??? Maybe it was just me, lol. Cheers, H
  13. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Thanks lads. I must admit, I'm rather pleased with my first attempts at leaf-springs. It seems a shame to have to paint them, though! I think Hannes means Phosphur-Bronze. Cheers, H
  14. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Good evening gents! Leaf springs....I started off with a coil of 5mm x 0,5mm brass strip from ebay (3m for about 7 or 8 quid), then proceeded to cut to the required length. Since the brass came in coil form, it saved the task of having roll it to the desired curvature. Bargain!! Next step was to form the end loops. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pics of that stage, or my little jig, so I will take step-by-step pics and do a little "how-to" when I do the front springs tomorrow. Once that was done, the strip needed to be reduced by 0,5mm, so I drilled the centres to take an M1 bolt and bolted the leaves together firmly. This made the task of getting all the leaves the same width a whole lot easier. I then removed the bolt and replaced it with a 1mm brass rod. A small dab of solder then holds the assembly together very firmly. The hanger assy's are made from nickel sheet and brass tube. DSCF1782 by Harvey Brennan, on Flickr DSCF1781 by Harvey Brennan, on Flickr DSCF1783 by Harvey Brennan, on Flickr DSCF1785 by Harvey Brennan, on Flickr DSCF1788 by Harvey Brennan, on Flickr That's all for now, folks....stay tooned! Cheers, H
  15. H's 806 1:12 scratchbuild

    Thank you for your compliments, gentlemen. I'm pleased you continue to enjoy! Cheers, H