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  1. Other possible ideas: - clean up a piece of clear spruce to make a relatively discreet prop to go under the tail. - make a simple base & glue the nose wheel to it
  2. Thanks for the tip. Have just started getting into the gin & chocolate, so am in need of some eye candy
  3. Greetings! I hope you like modelling as well!
  4. Easily fixed - buy a new set, and the ones you've lost will turn up the next day.
  5. Disgraceful. Someone found some 1945 colour photographs of a Temepest, and is trying to pass them off as his modelling? Seriously - outstanding build & photography. I've got the "early boxing" in the stash - if it turns out 10% as good as yours, I'll be happy.
  6. So... an Airfix Classic! Sounds right up my alley. Cheers.
  7. Very nice. Got one of these in the stash. Any build tips you'd like to share?
  8. Probably something to do with all the vodka shots & pies we've obviously been having. I'm sure I remember reading on here about someone doing something clever with metal sheet sourced from a beer can....
  9. Yep - took advantage to snap up a Viggen I've had my eye on for a while, plus some extras for it.
  10. Genius - and less wastage compared to using a traditional mixing dish, so you make a further saving on thinners & paint if you only need a very small amount.
  11. I'm sure I'm not the only Britmodeller with short arms & deep pockets. What are your thrifty modelling hacks? Mine: - blunt no.11 blades: superglue applicators - shiny packaging cardboard: glue pallette - plastic containers for soft cheese and such: thick plasticard for reinforcing unseen areas... and of course storage for sub-assemblies
  12. 1. Basic strip down - ie anything that comes off easily 2. I just use water - but I leave it going for about 10 minutes
  13. ... I should have done this a long time ago. Posting this as a reminder to myself to always put on the 3M gimp mask, even if it's just for a quick squirt of colour. Look after your health, folks! Old versus new:
  14. This is a horrible kit! Nothing fits! But I learnt so much from building it, it forced me to try fixes I'd only read about before. It scrubs up quite nicely if you're prepared to put the effort in.
  15. 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.
  16. Cool video. Who doesn't love Mossies?
  17. 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.
  18. 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 the filler less visible. - this is your free time and it's supposed to be enjoyable; "good enough" is preferable to perfection
  19. 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"
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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?
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