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Everything posted by treker_ed

  1. Sorry Stephen, I should have said using only the kit parts. As I am not working, I can't resort to any after market parts, and this is a kit that I am working on at present. So, using only the kit parts, can this be altered?
  2. Quick Question - does anyone know if the above kit (Tamiya ref #61046) can be modelled with the flaps in the up position? They are made to be in the extended or down position, I don't really want to start hacking into the plastic only to find out that they couldn't be altered to fit in that way. Many thanks in advance. Treker_ed
  3. I've managed to accumulate enough Airfix flying hours to acquire one of these little beauties for nothing (well except for the cost of postage). Unfortunately, due to a "little" admin problem by Airfix/Hornby they sent it to my in-laws in Plymouth instead of to me, My wife kindly bought me the 1/24 Typhoon for Christmas. So in order to surprise me, she had it sent to her parents in Plymouth - so despite the address on the front of the flying hours card, they sent it to the last address on their system............I've now got to wait until March when the outlaws will be visiting to finally get my hands on it!
  4. I managed to get the last one out of the Milton Keynes branch today!
  5. MR.2 According to the description.
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    Airbrush Primer

    Okay - due to asthma, I now have to be a bit more cautious about using aerosol primers (ideally a paint both, but cost and lack of space means that I am currently unable to do so). So fellow BMers, what would you recommend for acrylic primers that can be used through an airbrush (I will be using a face mask to reduce the inhalation of particles). I tend to use Tamiya (thinned using their own thinner), Revell Aqua, and Humbrol acrylic paints - and now and again xtracrylix. I appreciate that I could decant, but would prefer not to (partly due to lack of suitable containers at this point in time to store the decanted liquid). Many thanks
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    RAF A400M Atlas

    Ok, as the RAF are finally getting their aircraft delivered, does anyone know of any decal suppliers doing any for the Revell 1/72 kits? https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-uk-a400m-atlas-delivered-to-the-raf
  8. would love to get - but not working so have to try and persuade SWMBO to buy it for Christmas. Looking at the marking options, I know which one I would build. 627 sqn at Woodhall Spa. During my short time in the RAF I was stationed at RAF Coningsby, which is not a million miles away and nowadays is a satellite station of Coningsby.
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    Hi Guys! Sorry if this is in the wrong section - but as it's painting I thought that here would be as good as anywhere! Okay, due to the amount of paint dust being generated when spraying my kits, I have had to take a slightly enforced break from modelling for the time being. The room I model in also has a rather expensive and high powered gaming PC, which due to the very nature needs to be kept cool and clean of dust. I recently had to spend the best part f 3 hours, taking the thing apart right down to taking the motherboard out, and removing the extremely large cooling assembly for the CPU. As a consequence of this, it has been decided that I need to invest in a paint booth with extractor fan. Now due to extremely limited funds (i.e. I'm not working - and not claiming JSA - we are reliant purely on my wifes income) I need a very cheap way of building my own. Has any one done this? if so, how easy is it to do and what do I need? To give an idea of size requirements, I have several 1/32 kits - Revel Uhu, Hunter, Mig 29UT as examples, so would need a setup big enough to house these when being painted. Thank you treker_ed
  10. It's not an easy thing to do - but i managed to get the undercarriage to fit afterwards. However, i managed to damage one of the stubs on the undercarriage part, so had to resort to a little CA to ensure it stayed in the right place. But it can be done with a little perseverance and a few choice words that you may not want others hearing!
  11. there are quite specific rules laid out in the ready for inspection section, but to summerise, constructive comments are welcome, but dont criticise the build.
  12. its overly negative comments like those above that have stopped me from posting any of my builds on here. its a beatifully built example of the aircraft type. and above all, its the builders interpretation of the subject.
  13. Does anyone have any idea what the above rattle can colour is the same as in the acrylic paints? I'm in the middle of a Lockheed T-33a and have ran out - unfortunately, I am unable to get any more of this locally (was bought from MZ before their demise and no other local shops stock Tamiya sprays!). However, I do have the majority of the Revell & Tamiya acrylic paint ranges and need to do the undercarriage doors - it ran it in the middle of doing these!!!!!!!! Many, many, many thanks for your wonderful assistance in advance.
  14. i will be keeping an eye on this from time t time - i too have the b24d in my stash - been there a couple of years - but lack of space has thus far prevented me from building the beast. i have the revell released matchbox pb4-y which is the navalised b24 (albeit in 1/72) and the winspan on that must be nearly 2ft - dread to think what the 1/48th would be!!!!!
  15. Sorry have to disagree with that.... taking the measurements shown for actual as 572 (h) x 437 (w) - the hobby boss is 11 (h) x 7 (w) out. The old heller is 42 (h) x 33 (w). So using this as the basis, the hobbyboss is much nearer in dimensions.
  16. Well done indeed. I cant remember what age I started building, but I certainly didnt have the same level of skill at that age. I can certainly remember the old tubes of polystyrene cement (which got everywhere except where you wanted it), and gluey fingerprints on the canopy. But I certainly never had an airbrush or access to one, all hairy brush and smelly old enamel paints with turps to clean the brushes. My old room smelled a little bit back then from the fumes.
  17. Very tidy builds - may I ask how many other kits she has built previously?
  18. I've built this as well - it's huge - nearly 1mtre from wing-tip to wing-tip. I've got everything buttoned up and this took me nearly 2 months to do (wasn't working at the time and was working solely on this kit and nothing else!)
  19. its a radar assembly. I have the same kit built, and another in the stash.
  20. I'm in the middle of building this - and i'm hating the white plastic - so damn hard to see where you've already primed and where you haven't!!!! Anyway, I've got the main fuselage built, primed and painted, my problem now are all the ordinance and wheel bay doors etc. What did you use as your primer? I'm using Halfords white primer at the moment, and Humbrol acrylic spray for the white but getting horrible results (only done the main centreline tank at the moment and that's just terrible - I need to sand it back and start again.) Your guidance and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    Sorry Pin, cant get hold of Mr Surfacer local to where I live and would need to send off to Hannants or MDC or someone similar. I appreciate that I could get some this weekend at SMW but due to lack of funds and not working, cant afford to get up there. With the demise of MZ, all I have locally is Hobbycraft or Als hobbies (who specialise in RC).
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    This might seem a daft question, but bear with me please. I have recently moved house into a brand new build, and have finally managed to get around to doing some modelling at last..(yay!!!!!) Anyway, the better half is not happy about me using aerosols in the house (no where outside to do the spraying either and considering what the weather has been like, I wouldn't want to be doing it outside anyway!) I do have a couple of airbrushes that I use, and was wondering what would people recommend using as a primer instead of the likes of Halfords plastic primers, Tamiya fine primers etc that can be used from an airbrush. would also need a recommendation that can be used with White paints as currently in the middle of Academy's F4-B and I have the F3H Demon from Hobby Boss to do as well. Many thanks to all you wonderful britmodellers for your help in advance!
  23. I tend to use halfords primer or tamiya fine primer. The halfords grey plastic primer is ideal for large areas and darker colours. The tamiya fine primers are good for when you want a flawlessly smooth primer surface.
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