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  1. What happens in our house if I accidentally change the channel when the wife's watching Escape to the Chateau.
  2. That's a lot of plastic strip stuck there. There's a few scratch builders who won't be doing much for a while.
  3. Lovely job, that bulkhead looks good. You could get away with putting an extra bit of evergreen sheet over the part you aren't happy with; alternatively, what about a piece of manufacturer coloured black foil from a wine bottle? It's metallic and the black is very fine and to scale. In future it might help to put a pinprick from an awl where you want to drill- it stops the bit slipping.
  4. Beautiful job on a truly hateful kit. If I recall correctly the undercarriage was the worst part of it. I felt like setting myself on fire when I was doing it.
  5. It's likely to be, yes. Even now it's quite inaccessible. There's a shooters track nearby but I suspect it wasn't there at the time. Apparently the local farmer who's land it is was supposed to be on the plane for a trip to an agricultural show somewhere- it was chartered especially for that purpose. When it didn't turn up he went home to find the police waiting for him to ask for his help to access the site. There's a lot of scarring and disturbance on the hillside to this day, some of which may be due to the crash. There may well be stuff buried under the surface as when you walk through the heather you can often feel metallic scrunching. It's not easy to find but if you want an OS grid reference send me a pm- its nowhere near where certain books say it is.
  6. Great job. What's left of this aircraft is still on the side of Croglin Fell where it crashed. There isn't very much really, just a few fragments of metal and bits of glass and vinyl.
  7. Can see it now, looks great. Thanks for amending that, I’ve never seen photos do that on here before.
  8. I don’t know if it’s just my screen but the photos appear to be horribly pixelated? Looks like a nice job aside from that but it actually appears like Lego on my screen?
  9. Really nice work. I can see a lot of effort went into that BMF, which looks great by the way. Did you ever read “Whip” by Martin Caidin? It was a sort of novelisation of the work of these machines, with the subtitle “He’d take on every damnJapanesein the Pacific if they’d let him”. A true classic.
  10. I’m pretty sure I saw some convincing looking health & safety warning sign stickers for sale at a show once, something along the lines of “Risk of Broken Fingers”. Wish I’d brought a few now. Nobody gets left unsupervised in my hobby room now as in my experience most people are basically cretins who want to “see if the propellers go round” for some reason.
  11. I just went for both as they were getting on for ten years old and were pretty worn. If I’d just bent the tip of a relatively new needle that would have been different but I didn’t see the point in farting around.
  12. Is it white and grainy? If so that suggests that the varnish is drying before it hits the surface. Better thinning may take care of that, or maybe some flow enhancer. I usually thin with cellulose, seems to work ok with this stuff which I find is the best Matt I’ve ever used.
  13. What colour is the base kit? If it’s light grey like most models then I’d just paint it black as you have done then lightly sand the raised detail. The paint on the raised areas will be removed, et voila you have a perfectly finished dial with almost white details. That’s what i do anyway.
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