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About ptmvarsityfan

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  1. High Speed Siver

    Have also used Mithril Silver before, under a satin varnish. Runefang Steel seems to me to be a bit coarser grained and more metallic looking. Also used Xtracrylix RLM01 Silber. All these metallic colours can be toned down using small amounts of white or light grey. Cheers, Paul
  2. Cosford show

    Know the feeling, at Cosford today, one of my main objectives was to get some paints I need. As usual left without paints. Great show though! Cheers
  3. What Scale and Why?

    Always stick with 72nd as I grew up with the scale and its not too big and not too small. Extensive range of subjects and as a previous poster said its possible to compare large and small aircraft together. Saying that, am going to Cosford tomorrow and love the 144th scale SIG display! Cheers, paul
  4. Cosford show

    Hannants haven't attended the Cosford show for a couple of years. For some reason it was the London shop which used to be there. Cheers and looking forward to Cosford, Paul
  5. Very interesting topic, I have the s&m T4 and am considering the B2, excellent review in Airfix magazine, thanks General! My question is, did all B2s and conversions have mudguards? Im sure the T17 at East Mids Aeropark doesn't. Cheers, Paul
  6. RAF Interwar types

    Avis and Amodel kits use the same basic moulds, I have built the Hector and Audax and found them very good indeed although need some careful construction. Have the Osprey landplane and floatplane in the stash. Less happy with the AZ series, I thought the wings were too thick and just did'nt look right. Cheers, Pauk
  7. DH Devon 1/72 decals

    Hi, nothing out there now but after the release of the AModel Dove there are at least two decal makers who have releases in the pipeline, Air Graphics and Caracal in the USA. I would check their websites. Im waiting for their releases as not inspired by the Amodel decals. Cheers, Paul
  8. Revell 1 72 Fairey Gannet

    I had a broken canopy in the revell corsair a few months ago and following a tip on the net went on the revell website, revell germany not usa, and entered my details. A few weeks later got a letter from Revell in England saying the part would be sent and a few weeks after that received a nicely boxed replacement. Revell canopies seem very fragile, I have a gannet in the stash with cracked canopies too. Cheers, Paul
  9. Airfix 2018

    Think Grumman did the Lander Cheers, Paul
  10. Hope they produce completely new toolings, Special Hobby Meteors are a good few years old now with over thick wings. Cheers, Paul
  11. Cheers Moa, two fine models and a very interesting comparison. The one-off Miles Merchantman had a fuselage reminiscent of the Skyvan but from your pics there is not much in common with the Aerovan except for a very generally similar configuration. Best wishes, Paul
  12. A lovely model of an interesting aircraft which is full of character. Thanks Moa for very informative and detailed WIP, I will be referring to this frequently when I get to attempt this kit! Would be interesting to see this next to a Skyvan. Cheers, Paul
  13. Tiger moth G-ACDC color

    Hi, I built the airfix kit of this aircraft a couple of years ago and did paint it quite a dark red, think I used Games Workshop paint. Dont remember all the details now but I believe it was originally quite a dark red but is now in a brighter shade. Will check my references, Cheers, Paul
  14. Looks nice so far! Will be getting a 72nd Proctor and Vega Gull. I'd like to see a post-war civil Proctor V as well. Cheers, Paul PS a Prentice would be great too!
  15. Airfix 2018

    Agree with comments above regarding ease of build, I am not sure that Airfix are sure of their target market. I love some of their recent kits but they can be a bit tricky. I'm an experienced modeller but found the Tiger Moth hard work and due to struts breaking it took two kits to make one finished product. That is not an appropriate kit to market as a starter set IMO. But they do produce some lovely models for we enthusiasts. Cheers, Paul