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About chrisrope

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  1. It’s Muscle car week!!! Got this one first And yesterday and today parts 1 & 2 For a better General Lee arrived Part 3, a 68 Charger I need for its body shell is en-route. Will also still be able to build a nice vinyl roofed 68 and then probably have a bit of fun customising the MPC
  2. 1/48 Airfix Lightning. Resin F6 cockpit in an F1

    Wonderful, paint it black, hide the evidence
  3. Would I be burned at the stake if I put the resin F6 cockpit I have into the F1 I’ve just acquired via the TK Maxx sale. Ive seen a dedicated resin F1 cockpit but hoping to save the pennies and use the set I have, think it’s the True Details one Ta Chris
  4. Store Aircrafts 1/72. where do you put them?

    When I moved house, I got some of the stackable supermarket produce boxes. I put some thin polystyrene sheet in the bottom of the box and arranged the aircraft so they didn’t touch each other. I then used cocktail sticks pushed into the polystyrene to hold the planes in place. The boxes stack neatly and securely
  5. On a slightly similar theme, my first Mini’s alternator started overcharging the battery and caused It to explode Luckily the battery was in the boot though quite close to the fuel tank. Luckily had a spare alternator and all was fine but cost me two batteries as explosions were not covered by the 3 year warranty
  6. Early bath for a Buccaneer ;)

    Spur of the moment but it did help clear some unwanted kits from the stash. Good job the Bucc is in my top 5 faves or I'd be kicking myself. Who knows, if the Tanmodel turns out to be a clunker, I'm sitting on a goldmine
  7. Early bath for a Buccaneer ;)

    I think you're right and probably the route I will take. It was just a theory that might work for twisted wings but perhaps not in this case. I will leave it all aligned and taped up till I get round to building it to see if it has any effect I've just acquired a second Bucc in a favourable trade though I haven't checked the 'fit' on it yet as it's still sealed
  8. 1/24 Airfix Spitfire query

    It's the iPhone app that's not working Can't even get in to upload anything Thank you for those pictures, they are very helpful Edit:- Flikr app has just updated and working fine. Will start a WIP soon as, will be a slow burner though
  9. 1/24 Airfix Spitfire query

    I will try and get one sorted As Photobucket won't get my money and Flikr is playing up I'm playing around with other hosting sites. I have to take photos and post with my phone as I don't have a decent camera.
  10. 1/24 Airfix Spitfire query

    Yes @BIG X it is just taped together at the moment , I have to keep checking clearances over the wing spar. I do plan to brace up the nose section as it still needs to be spread out to get the top cowl to fit satisfactorily. Good shout on the prop base, I'll give that a go. @gingerbob that's great thank you. I thought it would be that part, just wanted to be sure. I shall check some pics and get cutting
  11. 1/24 Airfix Spitfire query

    Hi I am currently fiddling around with the Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Vb. I've added a wing spar to stiffen the wings up and getting to the point I will need to start painting and gluing. Before doing so I have a question or 2 As I plan to have the engine covers stuck in place, can I leave the engine out, has anyone built one without it in place? I can back the exhaust ports in order to mount the exhaust stubs and stick the prop on as I'm not fussed about it spinning My other question is which part of the undercarriage leg is extended and needs shortening? I would like it to sit right and understand the legs are in an unloaded, extended position. Just wish they could be fitted at the end rather than earlier in the build Cheers Chris
  12. Early bath for a Buccaneer ;)

    Yeah I've read it can be easier once the cockpit and bomb bay are in. I have an etch set for the cockpit so I'll just put the bomb bay in. I'll put a load of pegs and cable ties on it and give it a soak. I'd try it today but I've got ikea drawers to put up
  13. Early bath for a Buccaneer ;)

    I was half contemplating cashing in on my Airfix Buccaneer before the Tanmodel arrives. Before I did, I went round it with clamps and tape and it actually lines up pretty well, must have a decent one. My question now I have it taped up where it should all line up, would a dunk in hot water then cold water change the memory of the plastic so it would put up less of a fight when I come to build it. Ive decided to keep it so wondering if it's worth a try Cheers Chris
  14. 1/48 F-14D Twisted Sister---Revell kit of course!

    Makes the Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer look like a Tamiya kit
  15. Latest Red Arrows tail decals

    Are these available anywhere yet in 1/48? I see Airfix have it for their 1/72 Hawk but I don't see 1/48 anywhere on t'internet Cheers Chris