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About Moggy

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  1. Gunze Mr. Hobby Aqueous

    I've never tried... However, once the isopropyl alcohol ran out on a Sunday, First I swore... then I remembered somebody gave me a bottle of vodka as a present. I don't like vodka - and this was cheap Polish vodka to boot So I used it as solvent in an experiment... and it worked! The models in question smelled funny for some time - but it worked. So now you know what to do with cheap Polish vodka. Cheers, Moggy
  2. Gunze Mr. Hobby Aqueous

    I've used Tamiya & Gunze acrylics for 30 years - 90-percent alcohol / isopropyl alcohol works perfectly well. I never went back to Tamiya's wildly overpriced solvent. I routinely mix GS & Tamiya without problems. For the price of a liter of X-20 you could buy an excellent aged single malt whisky. Cheers, Moggy
  3. By request! Somali Hunter (gift from Oman) Vampire T Rhodesia Nigerian Jaguar Sudanese Jet Provost! HS 748 Zambia AF Cheers, Moggy
  4. Next batch of Latin American Brit expats: Canberras galore! Venezuelan Air Force Argentine Air Force Chilean Air Force Peruvian Air Force Ecuador Air Force Again - there are decal sheets for the lot! Cheers, Moggy
  5. Some ships off my cuff: Carriers: Australia: Majestic-class HMAS Sidney & HMAS Melbourne Canada: Majestic-class HMCS Bonaventure The Netherlands: Colossus-class HNLS Karel Doorman Brazil: Colossus-class Minas Gerais Argentina: Colossus class ARA Independencia & ARA 25 de Mayo India: Colossus class INS Vikrant Centaur-class INS Viraat France: Colossus-class Arromanches
  6. I have an idea - posting candidates to whet the modelling apetite and keep the interest. I'll go first - I'll concentrate on Latin american air forces: Latin Meteors Brazilian Air Force: Ecuadorian Air Force: Argentine Air Force: A bonus - there are decal sheets for all three Meteors Cheers, Moggy
  7. The part I do not enjoy is the puttying of "mistakes" - I often wait too long to sand off the surplus putty - letting it become as hard (at least) as the plastic itself. Yesterday I took a short vacation from the Neptune in order to complete my DH Dove in Argentine use decal sheet. Brits Abroad anybody? Cheers, Moggy
  8. The inner skin width (along the wing chord) redefines the spar box along the same line. First some routing is in order - followed by a new longer box top and a new wider & thicker spar front: The new spar front is 1,5 mm thick and fits like a glove! It stays in place without glue Some more fitting: Finally all basic parts fit in place and are ready for final detailing: The difficult part of the wheel wells is now finished! Now detailing begins. Using etch rests for detailing: Spar box roof - scissor thingammajig belonging to the landing gear leg More detailing to follow... Cheers, Moggy
  9. RAF Sabre F.4

    Sorry for the delay! I built it 2014 Here it is: Cheers, Moggy
  10. RAF Sabre F.4

    I've built the Academy kit as RAF Sabre F.4 using the Modeldecals sheet. The sheet includes a wealth of info & pictures together with modelling comment. It has markings for almost all RAF Sabre sqns - but you have to fix the serials & cockades the size of which is the instructions. I was about to buy the letters & numbers Modeldecal sheet... and then I found several RAF fonts! Since I often do my own decals I decided to print my own. The cockades... after carefully surveying my decal stash I found exactly the right roundels (well printed & centered too!) on Hannant's-reprinted FROG decals! I can show some (stinky) pictures of said model if you wish - I would not want to hijack your thread Cheers, Moggy
  11. I've followed your builds for some time; I've learned a lot from them. Praise from the praiseworthy is praise indeed. Thank you! Cheers, Moggy
  12. I'm blushing. Thanks you! Moggy
  13. Wheel well update! The inner skin work: 0,2 mm plasticard fitted into kit parts Ribs made of stretched sprue (couldn't find thin enough rod) glued onto inner skin (2mm distance between them) Test fit! & etched firewall in place Gloss grey before Alclad... Alclad on & new fit Final fit (not glued yet) Firewall will remain unpainted - just a wash on since it looks just like that in all pictures. The Alclad is a bit brighter than I like... mmm Cheers, Moggy
  14. Show us your modelling space

    This is the main modelling table four weeks ago with P2V-7 wheelwells mayhem Living room modell cabinet no.1 a few aviation books with Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All having a nap. Cabinets no.2, no.3 & no.4 are in the hobby/study room. Cheers, Moggy