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  1. Nice. I got one of these for Christmas myself. Hope it turns out half as nicely as yours - I don't find it easy to work with red paint.
  2. Try looking for it on scalemates.com
  3. Cool video. Who doesn't love Mossies?
  4. Vell is 'well' which will mean clean the recess into which the part fits. Vood is 'wood' as in a painting instruction... Drevo is also wood, but in Slovenian... I'm not Ukrainian, I just used Google translate... Kovozávody Prostějov are Czech.
  5. I used to really struggle with this (not that I'm any expert now). Things that have helped me: - mask around the area you're puttying - immediately wipe off excess with a cotton bud dipped in acetone, or water (depending on the type of putty you're using) - go gently, and be prepared to work the same area more than once. Putty can shrink. And even thin gaps can be deep. - prime or undercoat before paint. At this stage you might find the filled area needs more work. (That's one of the main reasons for doing this). Again, you may have to do this more than once, to make
  6. I've never heard of these before. I guess they could be used to create paint chipping effects also? These are listed on e-bay as "fibre glass eraser pen"
  7. For your first adult build that really is a bit good. I've been back in the hobby for maybe 5-6 years, and I'd be well chuffed to get a result as good as that. Keep at it, I think you could have a talent for this.
  8. I use a set of cheapo handles (maybe also from Lidl, back in the day). They take "X-acto" style blades. My LMS always seems to be sold out of these, so I've just ordered a box of 100 from FleaBay. Can't comment on the quality yet, but cheap as chips so worth giving them a spin.
  9. Thanks @Adam Poultney, I'll have to see if I can lay my hands on one.
  10. Nice. Always liked the very early Spits. Would like to do one myself. Kit looks like the Airfix Mk. I? Did you get the canopy & prop as aftermarket or are they homebrew?
  11. Silverfish are one of the oldest unchanged animals in the world. They are also quite harmless.
  12. I've had some very gloopy new tins of Humbrol enamel, but so far I've always been able to save them - few drops of thinners or spirits, stir a few minutes, repeat... Maybe I've just been lucky - in being given the sort of dull mind that finds mindlessly stirring paint for 10 minutes therapeutic in a zen sort of way.
  13. Lovely model. What about trying different CA? I've got some really thin CA (Bolt brand, I think) which gives you a couple of minutes or two before it sets.
  14. Weird... just the other day I was thinking about how cool the Firebrand looked, and wondering if there was a kit of it. Now two have turned up at once - Just like waiting for a bus I've never built a Valom kit. What are they like?
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