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About LotusArenco

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  1. More Gundam. Cracking kit with lots of options out of the box. Mart
  2. I’ve been spending way too much time on a Revell 1/32 Bf109 and needed a quick break. This little kit was only £7 and made a nice rest from the minutiae of late war Messerschmitts. Only 20 parts and took very little time to stick together. A little faffing about stuffing a couple of LEDs into it, a slap of paint, and Taa-Daa…. It’s ‘box scale’ at 1/241 and leaves a lot to be desired on the accuracy/detail front, but not bad considering the price. Mart
  3. Show us your modelling space / stash

    Mike, you hold him down and I’ll grab you the B5 space station as well as the Auburn Speedster for myself. Mart
  4. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    Oh, the intro for Wynona's BBB is a classic. (Always remember that ‘Primus Sucks!’…. and Les Claypool is a legendary bassist) Ahh, music from a misspent youth. Mart
  5. Aeroclub missing from Shops, Manufacturers....

    Ol’ Mr Aeroclub has had a few beer tokens off me over the years. Trips to the Aviation Hobby Shop / AJ Aviation (also missing from that part of the forum?) were often rounded off by a good nose through the racks of his white metal goodies. Good on ya mate. Mart
  6. Godzilla inspired marital aids? Whatever next. Anyhoo, picked up a cheap ‘n cheerful little kit. Nowhere near as detailed as some of the other Falcon kits available, but scratched an itch whilst slogging through a (never-ending) 1/32 Bf109 build. Within a few hours I’d already cracked it open, slapped it together, and plonked a couple of LEDs in it. Mart
  7. What have you purchased / been gifted

    https://groceries.morrisons.com/webshop/product/Motorhead-Road-Crew-Beer--Glass-Gift-Tin/384985011 Mart
  8. Ohh nice, but where’s the damn beacon? Mart
  9. B-17F in 1/72 - options?

    A bit late to the party, but couldn’t that just be the wind? Mart
  10. What music are you playing? Pt III

    Well, gives me the goosebumps anyway... Mart
  11. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    Well, there’s a blast from the past! Saw them playing in a pub (Club Dog?) way back 1988/89? Actually it’s hard not to just list a whole bunch of what are just my favourite songs. So trying to go with the ‘goosebumps (for me, and my dodgy music anyway) intros’ vibe : Faith No More – The Real Thing Angelspit – Wolf The Chemical Brothers – Hold tight London Front242 – Der Verfluchte Engel How to Destroy Angels – Fur-lined Metallica – Blackened (+ Whiplash) Ministry – Thieves Nine Inch Nails – The Big Come Down The Prodigy – Break & Enter (to be honest, anything by the Prodigy) Senser – Age of Panic Suicidal Tendencies – You Can’t Bring Me Down Mart
  12. Unless you’re going absolutely mad with the thickness of your paint layers, it’s not a problem. A layer or two of topcoat/ Klear/matt will only be a few thou in thickness. If you’ll forgive the use of one of my own builds as an example: Canopy dipped in Klear, fitted and masked. First layer of the internal cockpit colour. A bit of a cheat to suggest the visible areas of framing when looking through the canopy to the other side. Layer of primer First topcoat Second topcoat Klear coat / decals / weathering Matt coat ‘Taa Daa’. That’s with six layers of paint over the masking. Just mind out during the weathering phase that it’s possible that a wash might seep under the masking. Not a problem with water based 'clay/sludge' washes, but may cause a problem with spirit based ones. Mart
  13. Paint storage rack

    Also have a butchers’ at the wargaming community, major users of Vallejo and suchlike. https://ttcombat.com/collections/painting/products/vallejo-mega-paint-rack-100 Mart
  14. Beginner

    Thin light coats, a couple of (reasonably quick) passes from different directions for even coverage. If the primer is covering details you may have lingered on the part for slightly too long. For priming smaller parts I usually go for sub-assemblies with various parts already glued together, or attached to various pegs, clips or sticks. Here for example, I’ve kept most of the cockpit in smaller assemblies which I’ll keep separate during the priming/painting process. Then join the sub-assemblies together later on once painted. You can scrape off any paint where you need to glue, or just let the glue melt through the paint and into the plastic. Mart
  15. Intros that grab you......immediately.

    Good lord, how could’ve I forgot that one! Classic Maiden. Massive Attack - Paradise Circus. (Vocals from Hope Sandoval, one of the best female singers IMO.) Mart