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louiex2

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    WW2 Allied aircraft & soft skin veh; 1/24-25 cars

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  1. Both Gravity Colors USA* and Zero Paints make Land Rover paints colours for the Series III. For Pastel Green in Gravity Colors USA it is #GC-1192 and for Zero Paints it is ZP-1600HCD. Both are airbrush only and Zero Paints require a gloss clear coat. I'm guessing Tamiya and Vallejo have something that would give you a close starting point. Lou in California *Gravity Colors (Europe) is a different company, but for my mates across the pond, they also have Land Rover paints- Pastel Green is CG-1197.
  2. Peter-- The MCG set is the only one I am aware of for the 67 Mustang. Let me know if you can't find a source in Australia. Lou in California
  3. NorthWest Short Line in Montana carries the machine screws https://nwsl.com/collections/screws?_=pf&pf_t_diameter=Diameter%3A 2.6 Lou in California
  4. Model Car Garage in the US sell a photo etch detail set for the '67 Ford Mustang. https://www.modelcargarage.com/eshop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=135&idcategory=21 I'm not sure if they ship overseas but since photo etch sets are small, they probably do. Lou in California
  5. @Henrik Esping Very nice work. The micro applicator will make it even easier. Your post reminded me of another use for the spent applicators. I clip off the used tip then cut a chisel or pencil point with a scalpel in that end. You can it to scrape off paint from narrow areas like panel lines or tyre rims. It is soft enough to not damage the plastic but gets the job done. Lou in California
  6. @Back in the Saddle @Henrik Esping (Here's a long answer to your short question...) I use all the sizes so I would suggest getting an assortment pack to start and see which ones you like or use the most. The two sizes I use most frequently are 1 mm and 2.5 mm and I buy those in single size bulk when I start running low. For fine detail work the 1.5 mm is great but it doesn't hold a lot of paint or liquid which in most cases is a good thing. The 2.5 is my workhorse and for applying the liquid mask, I would recommend that size. All the sizes very good for quick touch up painting, applying glue, and wicking up excess CA. They were originally developed for dental use and there are other styles available. One nice thing is you can bend the handle neck just below the brush to reach into hard to get places. At less than 2¢ a piece, you can either bin them or cut off the head and use them as paint stir sticks. The four modelling tools I use the most are: micro applicators, tweezers, sanding and scalpels. (Thank you to all the BM folks who put me on to Swann-Morton scalpels- I still occasionally use my X-Acto knife, but the SM scalpels are now my go-to cutting tool.) Also, Microbrush® makes an Ultrabrush® which is just a miniature paint brush- they are very nice but a bit pricey (± 25¢ each) and I've never found a generic version. I usually find them in my LHS in a pack of 25 but I don't know if they are available in the UK- I don't seen them listed at Hannants or Wonderland. Lou in California
  7. I use micro applicators for these kinds of jobs- use and toss in the bin. If you're not familiar with them, think of a miniature cotton bud that has hundreds of uses for modellers. I like the original Microbrush® brand and my LHS has them in small packets and sometimes in 100 packs. You can also buy them on Amazon or e-bay, but there are also knock-off brands that are almost as good for much less; Search under under beauty and make-up supplies. I buy them in bulk, usually under $10.00 USD for 500 in assorted tip sizes from 1.5 to 2.5 mm. Lou in California
  8. Someone else may know more than I but the only plastic kit I'm aware of is the Gunze Sangyo Messerschmitt KR200 in 1/24th scale that came out around 1984 as part of the High-Tech series. The model was reboxed several times as a single kit and there was double kit a boxing with a BMW Isetta 300 in the early 1990s. The kits pop up from time to time on e-Bay but that series of Gunze Sangyo kits can go for silly money. As far as models of the car itself, both Busch and Oxford Diecast have them in 1/87th (HO) scale and I would guess there are probably diecast models in 1/43 scale. Lou in California.
  9. On our side of the pond, I’d recommend Weller or Hako. Weller has been around forever and has a wide range of soldering irons and stations. Hako is a favorite in electronics industry (aka Silicon Valley) but is more expensive than Weller. Also check out some of the model railroad websites- every serious model railroader has at least one or two soldering irons/stations. (My favourite site is Model Raiload Hobbyist- https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com) Lou in California
  10. I've had two Molotow chrome pens for almost two years, stored horizontally in a drawer in the workbench, and I have not had any issues. I only use them occasionally but have found if they haven't been used for a while, I may have to vigorously shake them 1-2 minutes to get a good, shiny chrome paint to come out. I presume the shiny bits separate from the carrier, but that is just a guess. You might try one posting either at the BM Figures forum or one of the many other figure painting web forums or even a drawing forum - those folks use the Molotow pens all the time and might have a solution. Graffiti artists love them too, but I'm not certain you want to hangout late at night in some dark street with a pristine wall while they tag it. Lou in Idaho
  11. Hannants has the Heller CV-15 (Traction Avant) listed in stock. Lou in Idaho
  12. louiex2

    Willys jeep ambulance

    Das is correct, I haven’t found any reference for an official kit issued for WW2 litter/ambulance Jeeps. The frames were field improvised by the medical corpsmen using whatever they could scrounge up. While the US Army Chief Surgeon did have drawings distributed to help there were many other drawings floating around. Here’s a link with everything you ever want to know about WW2 Army litters- scroll to the bottom or the Jeep litter frames: https://www.med-dept.com/articles/ww2-us-army-litters/ There are dozens of photos of litter Jeeps on the internet than will help. Lou in Idaho
  13. You should be able to find Weetabix at your local Jewel-Osco. If it isn’t in the cereal aisle it should be in the hardware section- either by the knife sharpening stones and sanding blocks or by the rat poisons. Lou in Idaho
  14. WHDH TV reported six people were taken to the hospital. FlightAware shows it took off from Bradley International and then turned around after only 5 minutes in the air.
  15. @Shin- Thank you for pointing this out and the reminder. You are absolutely correct, never use MMP poly with the MMP primer- bad things happen including spending an hour or so cleaning the airbrush. Don’t ask how I know... Lou in Idaho.
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