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As I'm approaching the time when I can think about finally retiring I can look back on half my working life in the motor world including a short spell running my own specialist VW business (and never ran a Beetle!), and half in the aviation world working for first Air Atlantique and now AirTanker at Brize Norton. I always regretted not joining the RAF or the FAA when I was a teenager, so now I am doing my bit for the country as a civvie. And as my role is a shift one my wife reckons I'm semi retired anyway as I only work half the year! The commute is a bit of a pain but job satisfaction and home make it worthwhile. Modelling takes a much smaller part of my leisure time these days but like others, I'm promising myself it will get better when I retire.
Don't panic Rob - they don't take long when your not worrying about a 'proper paintjob'. I was up late as it happens - but only fixing things I had already broken It's a bit like making models when you were a 5 year old
perdu replied to perdu's topic in Work in Progress - AircraftA few to remind me what I was a doing of The Vixen and I would like to thank you all for your help, without which she would never have been built THANK YOU FRIENDS FOR EVERYTHING RFI LATER THIS WEEK
That’s it! That’s the stuff I was trying to enjoy drinking in Uruguay! Spot on! You do realise, of course, that your outlaws will never be inspired to produce anything other than an “undifferentiated mass” for dinner if you spend your time with them producing superb models instead of superb food? Jon (mildly envious heathen who might even give mate another go)
invidia replied to Moa's topic in Ready for Inspection - AircraftGreat looking model. Years ago I tried to build the merlin models Me309, went in the bin!!!
Thanks John I was posting late on, and had to go to bed before watching the Tiger video, which was very interesting, and informative. Good to see the care taken now. I really enjoy finding out more about the details of camouflage and markings, and have memories of when British tanks were "dark green" so when I came across Mike Starmer's work I was very impressed, and when question are asked here, link or quote it. A big part of the site for me is sharing information, as well as learning new aspects of of things that interest me, like @Das Abteilung track colour hobby horse, which has been fascinating, so looking up that Tiger video was well worth while. cheers T
Thanks guys, not much happening this weekend as I was painting figures (those darn squirrels ) SA80A2AR - I believe that the holes around the muzzle were for extraction of the propellant gasses. The muzzle flash from this thing must have been something to see. That and the noise inside!
Olivier de St Raph replied to Olivier de St Raph's topic in Work In Progress - VehiclesN.B: - removing the felt was not easy, as it was powerfully glued. I used an anti-adhesive (Gifrer). - I will take advantage of this removing to try to get a smoother carpet, maybe by using first a classic razor blade an iron before applying the felt. Indeed, the method suggested by Daniel to use a beard trimmer didn't work.
Great looking little truck. It's a wonderfull kit to get back into the hobby. I hope you have fun building it and look forward to seeing your progress. Beware of these 1/48 scale kits though, like peanuts it's hard to stop at just one. You gotta try out the new Churchill, it's a cracking kit.
Hi. Some more thing on my Lansen has been glued in place. The nose gear is in place. 075 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr As well as the main landing gears. 076 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And she can stand on her own legs. 077 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr On with the wheel covers. 0708 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 079 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And the dropped flaps. 080 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr 081 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And finally, the RB04's has got their guidance antennas. 082 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr And that's where I am at the present. My plan is to get the PE belts on the seats before this evening. To be continued..... /Bosse
71chally replied to Selwyn's topic in Cold WarIt's worth reading the last page of the Rumourmonger thread on this, https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235031978-airfix-148-meteor/&page=15 There is a suggestion that this resin NF.14 conversion kit is based on the Classic Airframes NF.11/13 kit, not sure if that helps with working out the sizes or not. It looks like Aerocraft (were Alicat?) are going to tackle the NF.14 in the future, I think I'm going to wait for that.
Interior fittings look fantastic in place Tony. Great work and what a handy gismo for cutting Tube. I am sorry to hear about your hearing issue Tony. Take care and all the best. Chris or Simon (I answer to most things anyway)
Looks great! Nice to hear it goes together well, I have one in the stash and really want to build it soon. I live near where they build them and see them often. They are impressive when they surprise you at low level and at speed.
1/72 - Blackburn Buccaneer S.Mk.2 (new tool) by Airfix - 3D renders+schemes - release September 2019
Col. replied to Homebee's topic in The RumourmongerYet here you are in the thread about it, which means we've caught your attention, so there's a chance we'll convert you yet Of course, I'm sure you've some spare 'roo roundels in your decals stash, and there's always What-if modelling...
The only PTFE seal Iwatas have is for the "needle packing screw" that separates the paint area from the rest of the airbrush. It's always been like that to my knowledge. The rest are made from a special rubber. As far as I know H&S are the only ones using PTFE for the nozzle seal and for the air valve plunger seal as standard and for the paint cup seal as an option. Paul @little-cars should be able to solve the mystery.
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