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About LotusArenco

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  1. Airfix Me262 - a look in the box

    Hush you lot! You’re piddling all over my 004 powered Luftwaffe ’46 fantasies. Mart
  2. Seascapes

    Have a flick through this: http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37923 Mart
  3. Generic Dot / Solid circle decals - does anybody make any?

    You used to be able to buy sheets of Letraset type rub-down circles and dots, but I’ve not seen or used them for years, sorry. Alternatively, how about one of those blank DIY decal sheets for use in your printer? Mart
  4. Shelf life of different model paints

    I’ve got some of the original Citadel acrylics from circa 1987 that are still useable! In 2009 I gave up on making models and only restarted again last year. 99% of my (embarrassing large) collection of paints are acrylics, and with the exception of the ‘newer’ Citadel colours and a few pots of Lifecolor, all are still good to go. Aeromaster (from about 2000?), Tamiya, Xtracrylix, Humbrol acrylic, Revell Aqua and Vallejo Model Color/Air, just needed a shake to be good as new. The paints that didn’t make it seem to be due to the nature of the lids perhaps being not entirely airtight? The Lifecolour ones I had opened and used, but the ‘newer’ Citadel ones were as new/un-opened. Mart
  5. Gosh! That’s rather good. Cheers for the link. Now I desperately want someone to do a 1/72 kit of a Supermarine Spectre MK IX. Mart
  6. I still have warm, blissful, memories of thumbing through the massive Hannants and Brian Sheriff catalogues. Marking and highlighting the goodies I wanted, and finally sending off a (usually expensive) cheque. Mart
  7. Red Arrows red paint

    From this Thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234995984-best-colour-match-for-red-arrows-hawk/ Just keep in mind that brush painting glossy red can be a right pain in the bottom. This Youtube vid from 'Quick Kits'may be of some use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDNgbUzUe8Q Mart
  8. Red Arrows Hawk - panel lining?

    Not that clean. Have a look here at some wonderful closeups. Mart
  9. Hats & Caps

    “We’re on an express elevator to hell, going down!” Mart
  10. What have you purchased 9

    'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Cosplay? Information like that is best kept between you and your internet service provider! Mart
  11. Hell, YES! Sounds like a plan. The decal sheet is a mishmash of Luftwaffe and fantasy anyway. Picked it up on a whim, so it’s way down on the ‘to do’ list. I‘m mostly a 1/72 guy, and It’s nice to have a constant scale so you can plonk it next to a 72 Spitfire, 72 Colonial Viper or a 72 TIE fighter and see the relative sizes. Mart
  12. Hats & Caps

    Keeps the sun off me shiny bonce.. And a heady feeling of nerdy acknowledgement when someone recognises the badge. Mart
  13. Suggestions for a Magnifying light

    To quote a famous bloke from deepest Canuckistan; “Good enough for the girls I go out with.” Mart
  14. Best way to paint propeller nose? (see link)

    ^This way^ It’s how I’ve always masked items like this. Apologies for using yellow tape on a yellow item, but it was the nearest thing to grab to show you the general idea. Mart
  15. I’m in two minds whether to paint it up as is, or to go full Luftwaffe 2046 on it. I’m tending towards the latter, but it’ll be a shame not to use the funky skull and crossbones markings on the decal sheet. Mart