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About Vanroon

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  1. HMAS/m AE2, Scratchbuild

    I have long used automotive 'glazing' or 'knifing' putty as the last step, find it fills shallow marks and feathers very nicely when sanded. G This is weird, doubled up. I have long used automotive 'glazing' or 'knifing' putty as the last step, find it fills shallow marks and feathers very nicely when sanded. G
  2. HMAS/m AE2, Scratchbuild

    That looks a lot more like it Steve. A place to get constructive is a joy. Mine is still half stuffed with storage. Must clear the front of the bookshelves . . . G
  3. EMB-314 Super Tucano

    That went poorly. Well, back in 2015 I had to rework my hobby space to accommodate a bed for a series of visitors and it was wonderful to have young relatives come to stay. However, a couple of projects went AWOL or were damaged. The the two which concern my participation on B/M, a 1/32 scale E-Type vanished and my in-progress 1/48 scale Toucano lost an undercarriage strut and wheel in a subsequent change of address. Then I retired and we downsized for economy. Unpacking took time so only recently moved them into my new hobby space. The E-Type resurfaced from among some paints and brushes. I was preparing to sacrifice my spare Toucano kit for u/c OR making the doors fit closed for an in-flight desk topper. Though I wanted that model to be in the air show scheme. Sigh, so I went onto something else. When a happy discovery was made while folding the seats in my wagon, the missing u/c parts. Between finding them and reuniting them to the model I managed to separate the wheel from the strut. Sigh. Paper clips. Assessing other damage, the rear cockpit cowl came unglued, several moulded-in antennae were bent but the model was relatively intact. A delivery of very nice resin corrections by AVM Models provide the missing belly pack and accurate rear cockpit cowl. More much sooner than last update.
  4. HMAS/m AE2, Scratchbuild

    I had a drink with him last week. G
  5. 94 Squadron RAF Spitfire IX in high altitude scheme

    Yes, the high altitude scheme was widely used on Mk.IXs Here's a 451 Sqn unit.
  6. Bare metal or silver doped?

    Naval aircraft were painted. Aluminium paint over the usual corrosion protection and primers. Sometimes with a clear top coat. Grant
  7. Alex, I am fortunate enough to possess one of John Aeros fuselage corrections for that weirdly mismanaged kit. Yes, that is the Pay Air Services hangar. Visiting a distant inlaw at his workshop Nov 2011. It was a stormy day with nothing flying and was given a Cook's tour.
  8. I have seen this accomplished recently on a build started long ago. Here's to yours being as successful. Grant
  9. Spot of the day!

    Singer/Sunbeam Rapier. Airfix did a 1/32 kit about 1963ish. Grant
  10. Clyde Puffer

    May I offer another alternative for picture hosting? http://www.picturetrail.com have been a solid host for my collection of postable images in my decade or so of membership. Grant
  11. Not really model related but......

    A piece of history resurrected. I think it deserves a decent stage. Grant
  12. HMAS/m AE2, Scratchbuild

    That's really good update Bandsaw Steve. I love our new drill stand. 😎 How fast is that drill spinning, is the speed variable? When drilling hard timber such as dry jarrah I keep a cup of water nearby to dip the drill at intervals. Perhaps a sponge in your case? Good work there Bandii G
  13. HMAS/m AE2, Scratchbuild

    Nice work there Chopper. G
  14. Lovely work. I recall when the photos first came online. The pilot perished there but this will make a suitable memory to him. The battery from the last compartment was made in Australia. Grant
  15. Boat sinks

    Enthusiasm over skills. Nup. Grant