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  1. After throughly enjoying the first Made in Britain GB, I'm back for the sequel. I have the Gloster Gladiator mk1 starter set to build, just waiting on eduard etch to arrive. The starter set is purely to help me as the new man cave is not ready to use, in fact everything is still packed from the house move. Having trouble finding my modelling supplies. I have a kitchen pass for Saturday, free use of the table all day, so hope to make some good progress. Photos to follow soon.
  2. Tools Optivisor 3.5X $39.00 £49.95 Swann-Morton No 3 $2.69 £2.99 Blade 10A (box 100) $12.32 £9.74 Swann Morton Blade Remover Unit Box $4.00 £3.95 TAMIYA Tools Modellers Side Cutter 74093 $16.99 £13.52 Beadalon Nipper Tool $7.90 £7.79 Needle file set $6.00 £4.75 A3 Self healing Cutting Mat $16.00 £6.25 Vallejo Putty $3.59 £2.95 Tamiya Extra Thin cement (Dark Grren Top) $3.30 £4.99 Tamiya Extra Thin Quick Dry cement 87182 (lime green top) $3.30 £4.99 Choice of CA Glue (Super glue) eg ZAP $4.95 £5.33 Sanding sticks (usually a pack of 4 of different grains) $8.56 £12.00 Tweezers X Type $2.69 £2.99 Set of paint brushes $5.58 £6.86 cocktail sticks $1.23 £1.00 Johnson's Cotton Buds $1.00 £1.00 blue-tack $1.00 £1.62 Paper-Towel (Pack 2 Rolls) $3.64 £2.50 Sub-Total $143.74 £145.17 Finishing Paint Tamiya 10ml Bottle $2.99 £1.95 isopropyl alcohol 5l $14.94 £16.99 Pledge FloorCare Finish 27 Ounces $6.18 £6.99 Panel wash (set 3) $17.50 £10.00 Sub-Total $41.61 £35.93 Decals Tamiya Markfit $6.25 £4.99 Tamiya Markfit Strong $6.25 £4.99 Sub-Total $12.50 £9.98 TOTAL $197.85 £191.08 COMPRSSOR AND AIRBRUSH NOT INCLUDED PS you will need about 6 basic paint colours dependong om what you are modelling and I forgot the all imprtant Tamiya Tape
  3. Hi, This was a quick 'starter' build to fill the gap between my last build and the 'NATO' GB. Trouble is, I now have another two weeks to go (though I am away next weekend) WIP is HERE if you are interested Cheers Nigel
  4. Hi, I purchased this for my son last year as part of his DoE 'Skills'. However, he opted for a sport in the end so I thought I'd build it whilst waiting for my first 2017 GB to commence. Nice simple, stress-free build hopefully Here are the usual box and sprue pictures to get this underway
  5. Hi all. I have set this thread up for Mrs PlaStix......... Hi, Mrs PlaStix here, I've somewhat rashly agreed to take part in the starter set GB... I haven't built any kits for a very long time and they were vinyl Star Trek figures 'Odo' and 'Quark'... I vaguely remember building some Airfix kits when I was a kid, but after doing some cursory research one seems to have been produced later, so I'm possibly imagining that I made 'Henry VIII'. Anyway, having perused the list of starter kits I settled on the Mary Rose, I was quite tempted to try the Cromwell tank, but Mr P had already snaffled it! I'm a closet Archaeology nerd and also had memories of sitting in our first home together, a little one bed flat, watching the raising of the Mary Rose in 1982 - heart in mouth as the ropes slipped... So it really appealed to me, also if it all goes pear shaped I can always claim that it's the contemporary version! Another reason for my choice was the sage advice of Mr PlaStix: "It will be easier to do than trying a car or plane" Time will tell. Here is the kit, it arrived on Friday: I was relieved to discover that it has only 25 parts!: [/url] These are the tools that Mr P has let me borrow for the event: The decals are so bright and colourful and the flags are a nice touch: I hope I can work out how to put it together, I think the instructions, though sparse, seem straightforward... The hull detail is really crisp and good considering it's 1:400 I washed everything as per instructions and once dry had a go at painting, figuring that the cannon would be a safe place to start, as only the ends are visible when the kit's built. I was advised to thin the paint and was a bit nonplussed by the mottled effect it produced, but Mr P reassured me that this was okay and that it was better to build up thin layers... also this paint dries really quickly. It was metallic grey and that might have explained the patchiness. Painting the deck seemed a little easier, it was just tricky not to 'drown' the area with the watered down paint though: As Mr PlaStix always says - comments and suggestions welcome.
  6. The current plan is that I'm going to make this Cromwell during my lunch times at work. It's not quite a tray on my lap, in front of the TV, but it's going to be about the only time I get to make this with four builds going on in three other GBs. I have made one of these before and thoroughly enjoyed it and thought, at the time, I'd like to make another - and this GB seems as good an excuse as any to make one now. The kit arrived today: I will need to wait until Monday before making a start. I'll post a photo of the limited equipment I shall use once I've got it sorted out. On a side note; Mrs PlaStix has expressed an interest in taking part and she is planning on making Airfix's Mary Rose kit - she's hoping the kit will arrive before the weekend. We'll get a thread started for her once the kit arrives. She has made kits before and she thought this GB sounded like a great idea. Can't wait!! It should be fun trying to make a kit like in the old days!! Kind regards, Stix
  7. Hello Everyone, Welcome to my build, I have decided to go with this one as I got it in the Black Friday deals a while ago, typically I have gone with something yellow... I hate painting yellow. I'm an imbecile... While I am waiting for the sprues to dry after their wash I will post this little lot. Thought I would cheat by getting an aircraft that doesn't have any canopies That yelloe looks like it will be fun to paint. Yay! All Yellow! I am really impressed with this sprues. Think I will leave the pilots out tho. The interior is really good, think I will have the cockpits open to show off that detail. My extensive tools for this show. This came with the order... I haven't read that it can't be used Do I get extra points for stealing my girlfriends sister lap tray with SpongeBob on it?... As an extra reminder of being a kid making models in the afternoon. I have a stolen jar from my parents! Water is from my place tho. I think this will be good for me, I have been wondering how well I can make a model in my flat without the "toys" I have in my shed. This will be a good indicator, back to basics kinda thing. Even my girlfriend is interested in this, altho she won't join in. She'll be supervising me. More to follow soon... Kind Regards, Dazz
  8. Airfix Ole Bill Bus Starter Set

    The latest kit to arrive from Airfix is a re-issue of their classic WWI B Type bus "Ole Bill" kit. It now comes as a starter set with glue, paints and brushes. It is in stock now at our usual discounted price. A50163 WWI Type B Bus " Ole Bill"
  9. Last one of the year, Thought I'd do a quick 24hr build and share with you, a strict out of the box build using nothing but whats in the box parts, glue, paint and brush. Allowed myself 1 tool, a scalpel! Heres the kit an airfix Zero starter set. Paints included HU11,29,85 & 90 Off to a good start with the control column breaking whilst taking it off the sprue, plastic in this kit seems quite brittle, an undercarriage door was to break later too. Stuck with the instructions and the cockpit built up and the fuselage closed up, the kit includes a whole pot of HU29 brown, but the only place the instructions say to use it is on the headrest bit of a waste IMHO. Some nice instrument panel decals included. Engine was painted silver and then dry brushed black, cowling got a coat of black too. Wings tail and rudder next, reasonably good fit Undercarriage bays got a coat of silver then dry brushed black. Thought I had taken some pics of assembling the undercarriage legs and prop, but could not find them in the camera so obviously not - sorry, legs and prop were painted silver with black on the rear of the blades. Prop, pitot, tail wheel, aileron balances, canopy and mast were all fitted then painted HU90 sky, canopy frames were done freehand with the no.2 brush that the kit came with, don't have much experience with acrylic but found any blemishes and smudges on the canopy could be gently scraped off with the scalpel. Decals next had to accept the silvering as its a strict OOB so no gloss coat, The exhaust was painted with a mix of the black brown & silver. Dry brushed black downstream of the guns, exhaust and wheels along with some brown for the wheels. And we are done ! (actually took 27 hours including sleep) Thanks for looking Mark
  10. I've recently decided to start modelling again, after a gap of about 15 years since my last models as a teenager... I went to my local hobby shops, and decided to try an Airfix Spitfire; I bought the starter set, a new tool kit with the small pots of acrylic paint, a brush and cement: I wanted to practice, and try some of the tips I had read on various model forums. So I completed it with the supplied acrylic paint, and I bought a few more pots of Humbrol Acrylic paint, such as yellow, silver, gunmetal and Cockpit Green, to make the end result more interesting. I also bought a range of brushes to make detailed work and larger surfaces easier to paint. I also bought some Tamiya masking tape, and used it for the canopy, the line between the blue underside and green/brown camoflage and also for the blue fuselage band (there is a decal supplied for this, but I decided to paint it). I also bought a tube of Humbrol Model Filler, which was applied to the wing roots, and places along the fuselage seam. So, I am fairly pleased with the end result; brush painted using the supplied pots of acrylic...not too bad for my first model in 15 years! I put the decals straight onto the painted surface, so there was a bit of silvering. Lots to improve and try for my next build. Here are the pics, enjoy!
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