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About Bonhoff

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  1. Bonhoff

    Spitfire Mk XII

    I have gone down the Jays/Ventura Seafire XV route. Trimmed the wingtips, spare rudder from the Eduard IXc, infilled the second radiator and fitted the circular oil cooler that comes as an optional part in the Airfix Spitfire Va boxing. Would admit that the base kit looks crude on the sprues but it cleans up and fits quite well. IanJ
  2. Bonhoff

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    Excellent I treated Mrs.Bonhoff to Valentine's lunch at Subway - Who said romance was dead.... IanJ
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    Short story - Stood next to a colleague in the queue at the staff canteen. "Ooh," he said, "Bread and butter pudding!" He ladles some custard over the top and goes to the till to pay "Why have you put custard over the Croutons?" Asked the cashier...
  4. Hi all, Bit of a distraction from the Ausf D that is sat in my desk at work. I have a soft spot for these "Cute" tanks and when I saw this at the LHS I just had to have it. These are usually a quick build - Hang on! Step 1 - All snap together parts, beautifully moulded, easy to clean up and really only need a bit of glue for piece of mind. Step 2 - Chassis Step 3 - Upper hull Step 4 - Upper hull and chassis Step 5 - Hull / Chassis complete Step 6/7 - Turret Turret "Schurzen" - On their PzIII, this is built up from 8 pieces. On this one it's just one part! Construction completed! On to painting next. IanJ
  5. Bonhoff

    Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf D - Tamiya 1/35

    More painting. Another coat of RAL 8000 - Followed up by a thin wash of the highlighting shade provided in the Vallejo set. Not entirely happy with it, I think it needs to be much lighter. Any opinions? Methinks I'm going to have to take it home, keep the dog out of the shed and get this thing airbrushed... On to the figures - They've all had the tan parts of their uniforms treated to the Base / Shadow / Highlight regime and the chap on the right has had an additional wash coat of the base colour applied, couple more coats needed. I've not done a very good job of cleaning up the seams KR's IanJ
  6. Bonhoff

    Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf D - Tamiya 1/35

    It's a good point and one that I have mused about, but as I don't have any alternatives to hand and as no-one else chez Bonhoff know about military uniforms I'm going to have to go with what I've got..... KR's IanJ
  7. Bonhoff

    Panzer IV STGB Chat

    Anyone else seen this before? Saw it in my LHS today and it followed me home.... IanJ
  8. Bonhoff

    Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf D - Tamiya 1/35

    First coat of paint - I've attempted to brush paint a coat of Vallejo RAL 8000 - as it's an airbrush paint it'll need a couple more coats before I try the highlight coat.... And I blew some of my wages on a pack of AK Interactive DAK Uniform colours - This pack provides base, highlight and shadow shades for both the Desert and Green Uniform colours so I've had a bit of a mess around. The green trousers on the commander have been base coated, highlighted and shadowed, then I've made a wash from a spot of the base colour mixed with some "Army Painter" wash mixing medium - It's produced a subtle effect but hopefully practice will make perfect. More news when it happens. KR's IanJ
  9. Bonhoff

    Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf D - Tamiya 1/35

    Hi Badder, I took an executive decision that as there were several other Tamiya PzIV's being built, I'd not clutter up the bandwidth with something that had been covered by others already. KR's IanJ
  10. Might save some work.... This any good?
  11. Bonhoff

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    "Days in Europa" by The Skids (Controversial yellow sleeve version....)
  12. Bonhoff

    Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf D - Tamiya 1/35

    Hi Stix, Was half expecting you to enquire today, don't know why, but this is where we're up to as of lunchtime. Basic construction completed and not far off being ready for painting - I have a Vallejo Model Air DAK paint set that I'm going to try and use as brush paint as I don't think I'll be able to get down the Iancave to spray ATM. The Doglet insists on accompanying me down there but also insists that I leave the cave door open - Not conducive to comfortable spraying conditions... KR's IanJ
  13. Bonhoff


    It would certainly enliven Shakespeare adaptations.... IanJ
  14. Bonhoff

    Tamiya Austin Mini - aftermarket upgrades

    In which case - The Esci / Revell / Italeri Escort has a BDG engine that might work....
  15. Bonhoff

    Hasegwa Subaru 1993 rac

    Have been somewhat fortunate over the years, navigated in a fair bit of "stuff" - My main driver seemed determined to try every car going on at least one event before getting distracted by something else that was shiny - Sometimes the entry form would change 3 times before we got to the startline, Club spec Impreza's of varying quality, Sierra Cosworth 4x4 twice (Loved that car), Escort Cossie (Hopeless), Evo6 (Engine exploded on stage 2) Fiesta ST150 challenge car and finally persuaded him to go for something simpler so used a 205 GTI for a couple of years. Navigating for Bob was a one off as his two regular navigators were on holiday. Taking off from the startline was the oddest part of it as the car seems to accelerate in two directions at the same time. Wouldn't have missed the experience for the world. IanJ