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  1. 7 points
    Another one of my pre airbrush kits and nice one to build as well and real joy to build. Built with hatch's open an one engine out
  2. 3 points
    Mission accomplished ! That guy with the white Aston Martin is fantastic ! Hope that it is almost the same than before... Sincerely. CC
  3. 3 points
    That sounds to me like you were simply demonstrating a free-market interpretation of a perpetual motion machine Tomo. I have taken the liberty of contacting the Nobel committee and apprising them of your achievements in the field of economics. Recognition can still be yours! Thank-you! Bearing that ominous news in mind I have been taking things very very carefully and thoughtfully this evening Martian. (That's not a laugh about your Ark btw Crisp, which I hope recovered from its Martian tendresse). I imagine they're one and the same Ced. Not to be confused under any circumstances with the hair-dryer... Get yourself some fizzy pop and dive-in Alex! Cresta! Brilliant! Like a chemistry set you could drink. First up tonight I am fresh from a hallucinatory experience. No. I didn't put too much nutmeg in the bread and butter pudding but a Druid friend of ours who keeps bees blessed us with this rather large jar: Hive-fresh honey. No feeding sugar-water to the bees here - this is the pure uncut stuff straight from the nectar. The deep sweetness of it is indescribable, except perhaps by some 17th century metaphyscial poet... A quick report first on the results of last night's gluing: The port side is absolutely fine, whilst the starboard: - fine also, save for right at the top there where it curves round the wing root. I've since sliced the join carefully just at that point and popped the vacform back into alignment with the curve of the root, securing it with a drop of CA. Tome to removing the festoons of Tamiya tape that have been draped over this for weeks and have a look at the clean new shape: There's a slight dip upwards visible at the bottom where the vacform and kit meet - I'm going to have a more more controlled look at that over the weekend to see if it is to do with the curve of the lower corners of the fuselage needing a little filing, or whether a bit of filler is required to level the dip. Otherwise there seems to be very little filler and filing needed around the join between vacform and kit on the exterior. Remember there were some insides for this once? I can't recall how long ago it was since they featured here so I put the deck in to get an idea of how it goes with the new rear section: With the corrected profile to the rear fuselage now you can clearly see where the original 'G' variant floor needs to be built outwards to parallel the new line of the walls at the rear of the aircraft. Same for the ceiling as well later on. More by luck the judgement the length of the new vacform section at the back is correct to the millimetre, and matches deck exactly: Look how battered those wall details have become from all the rough handling though - more boneyard than bon voyage at the present time. Plenty of tidying to do there... Using the doors I'd glued temporarily onto the respective sides of the BT last night, I firstly scribed the required outline deeply with a sewing-machine needle, and then gently and progressively sliced around those lines with a scalpel, as you see here about halfway through the process: Once through on the sides and bottom, the shape could then be popped out without damaging the BT: The frames need a little smoothing around the edges but I bunged one of the doors in the starboard BT to show the eventual fit. I'm off now for another teaspoon of the amber stuff. Baron Honeymonster.
  4. 2 points
    One of my favourite builds because of its size I did lose some of the smaller decels and this one was done before I had my airbrush. I have also included one of the cockpit
  5. 2 points
    We were on a trip to Brum and Stix had already said he was going to take part in this build with his Sherman... I did think of buying the Tiger, but as Stix already had it I thought I'd go for something different - since I haven't yet built an aircraft this appealed to me: The Meng Kids Lancaster Bomber
  6. 2 points
    Dear Hannes, I admit I can't see that on photo 12, even in HR. It is a frontal view, and I wonder how you can see that. But I know you have hawk eyes, so you are probably right... Though I would like to see that too...
  7. 2 points
    Shiek was I believe, a mid production Sherman lll. It was finished in light mud, olive drab with black spots. It's depicted on the Bison decals sheet No 35051, but maybe hard to find now. John.
  8. 2 points
    It's the 'wrong' scale Johnny, and Terry (Sprueloose) hasn't updated it since June, but his thread on improving the Trumpeter 1/48 Whirlwind is worth a read; http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235013071-148-trumpeter-westland-whirlwind/#comment-2563447 Pics all seem to still be there too, fingers crossed! Keith
  9. 2 points
    No no no, clearly the wrong shade of RLM pink for the elite Hermann Goering Goes Ballroom staffel. Officially none were ever shot down because no Allied pilot claim was ever believed.
  10. 2 points
    Indeed there is a small blister there. That is Mod 904. It seems to be located further aft on this aircraft than usual. It was usually position over the front edge of the small window in the bomb aimer's position. Presumably to allow him to follow the track of the bombs. It is a feature of aircraft with the perspex nose. See Merrick's "Halifax: From Hell to Victory and Beyond", for examples of aircraft with this blister in differing positions.
  11. 2 points
    Very nice and if you like it who cares what anyone else thinks. As for the 'Barbie' edition my 7yr old daughter, who was looking over my shoulder, thought it looked amazing!
  12. 2 points
    Ditto on the rivet counters theory. And i especially cant stand the scale effect in paint argument. Thats just ridiculous. I say if it looks like a . And it quacks like a . Then its a . I cant be nor would i ever want to be a rivet counter. I try to re-create aircraft so that they please me. Im not doing this to have a guy come along and gig me because i missed a rivet. Nor i didnt use scale effect in my painting.
  13. 2 points
    Indeed I have, figured I would need something to display it on when I'm done, so I had a practice at making an airfield pan. Didn't turn out too bad for a first attempt.
  14. 1 point
    Whilst looking for images of early Shermans in the British Army I stumbled across this image of a tank called "Sheik" dated 29 September 1943 according to the Imperial War Museum (which also hosts the image) this tank was operated by the Royal Scots Greys and is pictured in Italy. The camouflage scheme looks interesting, can anyone tell me what colours I am looking at? It almost looks like a homage to "Mr. Blobby". That looks like Mt. Etna in the background which would make this Sicily rather than mainland Italy? As mainland Italy was invaded on 3rd Sept, I'm guessing this is a posed photograph for publicity/propaganda purposes? Do any other images exist of "Sheik"? Looks very err "modellable" which model Sherman is she? Sherman III?
  15. 1 point
    Spotted this over at PlanetFigure, an RAF pilot enjoying a mug: http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/maim-news.108784/ regards, Jack
  16. 1 point
    Hmm. Has anyone tried adding Future floor wax (or whatever it's called at the moment) to Humbrol acrylics? Future is supposed to be self-levelling, so would act as a flow improver and eradicate brushmarks. It makes a fine gloss varnish in any case, and dries quickly. http://web.archive.org/web/20161027132919/http://www.swannysmodels.com:80/TheCompleteFuture.html Please humour me if I've just tried to reinvent the wheel.
  17. 1 point
    and check your paints; nowt so gutting as being well into the build to find your only tin of exteriorcockpitundercarriage yellowygreenyblueygrey has solidified whilst you weren't looking
  18. 1 point
    Any excuse for a thread hi-jack whilst passing the time before the next display of Martian wizardry.. Rumack: Can you fly this plane, and land it?Ted Striker: Surely you can’t be serious.Rumack: I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.
  19. 1 point
    I used Wolfpak sheet 72-050 Train Like You Fight which is now sadly out of print. Most of the markings can be gained from general sheets. The unit badges are avaible on Expert's Choice sheet 7205 https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/EC7205 The major issue will be the yellow and black checks in the fin stripe.
  20. 1 point
    That's a true work of art Enzo
  21. 1 point
    And so, to the finished article. The aircraft is represented as it was during the record attempts. Later on, there was a large badge applied to the fins. This weekend, the F-15 STGB starts.
  22. 1 point
    That makes two of us, I helped restore a close friends real one in the 1980's got it ready in time for the Finningley airshow along with a GMC 2 1/2 ton truck.
  23. 1 point
    Nice. I'm building the same kit right now. I like the patchwork effect with components coming from dispersed factories - or the same plant - in different paint schemes, or left in natural metal.
  24. 1 point
    Nice fix for the window surround, thanks for showing how to do it.
  25. 1 point
    I don't find the Highplanes Canberra too much of a chore, just set a side a days' working time to clean up the moldings and and reduce the mating thicknesses of the wings etc, and make up strong joining stubs for the wings and tailplane. Definitely worth the effort,and pays off with a fine looking Canberra. This SM kit really needs to be accurate for it to set it apart from the rest.
  26. 1 point
    Hi Ilie, I've just found the invoice for the first Iwata I bought it was the HP-CH and is dated 27/11/2008, I bought it at Scale Model World. It is the only brush out of the 5 Iwatas I now own that I have had to purchase a spare part for. That was a needle, I dropped the original one and to be on the safe side I replaced it rather than risk damaging the nozzle. Treat yours with care and I'm sure you'll get many more than 2 years use out of it. Let us no which you choose or even better post up the results after you have used it. Tim.
  27. 1 point
    Full movie online here: https://openload.co/embed/108M0wqpXnY (Adblocker recommended to stop initial pop-up windows)
  28. 1 point
    OK got it! Think I must have missed it first time round - certainly forgot it. ATB Nick
  29. 1 point
    Dear Nick , look at page 5 of " new thread " on our PM ! Hannes
  30. 1 point
    Cheers Vince, it's the Airfix kit (Le Haye Sainte)
  31. 1 point
    Assembly commences with the cockpit and intakes. The intake assembly gives a lot of depth to the finished model. The stuff that looks like the contents of a OO gauge mineral wagon is Liquid Gravity... The airframe builds up really quickly. The Streak Eagle had the early small rectangular speed brake. The kit speed brake was cemented into place and the shape was lined with Dymo tape to allow the outline to be scribed. And then the intakes were fitted. The instrument bay behind the cockpit was painted with Lifecolor UA136 Aotake Blue. The avionics boxes were removed from the Streak Eagle to save weight. Rather than carry out a lot of surgery to remove them, I simply painted the whole bay blue hoping that they wouldn't be too visible on the finished model. Everything masked. The airframe is sprayed with Alclad2 black primer. The natural metal base coat is AK Interactive Xtreme Metal AK479 Aluminium. The Xtreme Metal paints are excellent. They are very hard wearing and dry superbly. They also don't pool on the surface. If you accidentally spray on too much, it seems to self level and still gives an excellent finish.
  32. 1 point
    Very nice `109 there Steve and cool scheme too
  33. 1 point
    That is a very very pretty car Colin the finish is superb and I bet those window surrounds were a pain to get done as good as you have. Shaun This car must have been good as I've only just realised this is my second comment for it
  34. 1 point
    Generally the structure of the cockpits would be grey-green (Humbrol 78 or your chosen alternative). Electrical, electro-optical and/or electronic equipment and instruments were generally housed in black (usually something akin to Humbrol 85) boxes or casings. Cushioning and padding could, and did, come in a variety of colours; brown, very dark brown, dark green (yes, somewhere near the oft-derided Humbrol 30 or Humbrol 91. Rudder pedals were metal and, as such, would have been painted as per the remainder of the cockpit, but you can bet your boots that repeated use of them would soon remove some of that paint leaving bare (silver) metal exposed The kit manufacturers' problem is that, unless they can grain access to a genuine unrestored aircraft/tank/ship/car/whatever their only references, if they exist, are period colour photographs (minefield), participants' memories (dangerouser minefield) or restored examples (go read the B-17 interior colours thread on here for an insight). R-R Merlins are as variable as the airframes they were installed in. Period photographs can help but, like you, I've seen 'em in black, aluminium, grey (possibly Meteor tank engines these) and various combinations.j If you can find photos of your chosen subjects base your work on them; failing that find illustrations of an aircraft with a serial number near your subject's and work from them. Don't take profiles or artwork as gospel unless there's good documentary evidence to support it. Good luck!
  35. 1 point
    Hannes, I have again failed to spot something you clearly see. Which three louvres on the left side are you talking about. I assumed it was the 3 behind the driver on the left side. We should be able to see that area in photo 12 but the banner obscures it for me or am I missing something.
  36. 1 point
    Local roads for local people!
  37. 1 point
    Good call, could also be.. Mobile grease 28.. thicker ideal for use in salt water conditions . Aeroshell grease 33 ...might be a newer generation of grease though, too late for the 'Vixens Aeroshell grease 22..usually for packing Wheel Bearings
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    (Sorry for the slight hijack) I've just been to see this and I can't help but thinking there may be a big google search on for LC decals going on now..... (Oh look, I have a mk i in the stash.....)
  40. 1 point
    Lovely build. Well done. I'm embarrassed to say that I started building this and had a major cockup on the cowling alignment. It currently resides in the box of doom. You may have encouraged me to take another look at it.
  41. 1 point
    Just given this a light brush with some light sand colour pastel and im much happier with it. The back im very happy with, just got to remember what i did now.
  42. 1 point
    So the kit has raised panel lines. I'm guessing by this it's a re scribe job. I can't find any WIP action of the Whirlwind that still has pictures. Any help would be much appreciated. johnny stream drift.
  43. 1 point
    If you can't move the offending decal without destroying it or your paintwork would you like me to look and see if I have some spares you could use? They may be Airfix rather than Revell, but they should (fingers crossed) fit the bill. I cannot believe that that is Humbrol acrylic yellow you've used (which one, by the way?); the coverage looks too good.
  44. 1 point
    One additional remark regarding the covering of the left opening : On photo 12 ( or on better versions ) we can clearly see that there had been no 3 slits on the left side when the car reached Monza . It confirms my suggestion that this was an last minute action due the rainy wheather like the covering of the left opening . For my own model this is an important information . I will represent it without slits , on normal tyres , with a painted frontal cross-beam and with an opening at the left side . It shows the moment after the paintwork was done , the numbers were applied , the exhausts were wrapped and everyone was still optimistic regarding the wheather . Many greetings ! Hannes
  45. 1 point
    Sarah Jane? Is that a horse? Does this presage a Bond-like Richard Gere-like entrance to Telford up the Severn M54 this year?
  46. 1 point
    This may not be new to all of you, but try it full screen and turn the speakers up... Hyakuri Aggressors Pretty sure one of the DXM sheets covers these birds. A Sorry Mods, could someone move this into the Chat Thread where it belongs? Thanks!
  47. 1 point
    Interesting finish Alistair, looks good from that angle! Max
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  49. 1 point
    This is looking gorgeous, from what I can infer you're going to offer this as a kit? I think I found it on your site as well from you sig.
  50. 1 point
    The first one, IIRC, is a compilation of the period documentation (TOs?) with some colour chips. And it is a "wee bit" expensive, but, speaking as someone who bought a copy for a couple of quid in a charity shop last year and sold it on eBay, I'm not complaining... ;-P best, M.
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