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About Jockster

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    Jock of all trades
  • Birthday 09/29/1968

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  1. You are a superstar Troy, to think that my grandmother used to by this and others for me when I was so very young, I guess she never actually read one. What a blast from the past. I even had the red arrow gift!
  2. The kit containers are fine but are full stacks, they look like large Lego bricks whereas the resin ones have the variety and appearance of randomness in their stacking. The reality is down to weight distribution and balance! There are also photoetch versions out there too!
  3. I have the England as the England and it's a great little kit, you've done a very nice build here, well done sir!
  4. Aw crap! Don't bring one of those credit card reading devices, you tend to sell a lot of stuff I like to buy!
  5. Once my mojo has returned I will be upping my supplies of Colourcoats, I will still be sending you my pennies no matter where you advertise. I've met you, I like you and you're a decent bloke and that's all that matters to me and my wallet!
  6. I'm on several other sites too and haven't seen any BM bashing on them, I guess I've been lucky enough to choose the decent ones. On another note, Duncan and Jamie are right in what they say, it's not being fair in penalising vendors just because of where they advertise, business is business and advertising can be everything to small businesses like those of Jamie, Duncan, Mike etc..
  7. Very nice Dermot, these Hobbyboss Arleigh Burke models are the business and you've certainly done a nice job on this one. Recommendations for you in 1/700 Cyberhobby/Dragon Type 42 destroyer Trumpeter Slava Class Revell Bismarck
  8. Very nicely done Sir, the subtle shading and weathering have really enhanced all your hard work!
  9. Good for you Harvey, you'll have many hours of frustration but many many more hours of fun. I wish you all the best with your build!
  10. You could go down the route of generic Japanese railings, ladders and steps. Combine that with barrels for the 460mm/155mm/127mm guns and a good wooden deck and that should turn an excellent kit into a jaw dropper! If you really want to go further then replace the radar with etched parts. Everything else in the kit is fine out of the box. Research is definitely the key, her final voyage was Ten-Ichi-go or Ten-go, a suicide run to Okinawa. This was the only time that the white chrysanthemum was painted on the sides of her funnel/stack. With this her aircraft, boats and crane mast were removed. Bear this in mind if you use the decals in the kit.
  11. I wouldn't worry about lighting the hangar Harvey, very, very little of it is visible. The bridge, however, lends itself well to the idea of lighting añd has plenty of room for LEDs and wiring. The Tamiya new tool Yamato is going to take you around 300 to 400 hours build time without adding photoetch. Add a detail set and you can double that. It is a lovely kit though and thoroughly enjoyable to build. Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies also sells Colourcoats paints which has the right shade of grey to match. Kure Naval Arsenal grey, you are going to need a couple of tins of that. Just a footnote, the Tamiya kit seems to be a 1/35 model of the 1/10 Scale model in the Yamato museum at Kure, if you haven't already done so then Google some pictures of that one. All the best, Kev.
  12. Hello Harvey, there isn't much difference really between the Lionroar and Flyhawk sets. Both require an awful lot of patience and you will need to get additional reference material because there's more in these sets than they show in their instructions. Wooden decks are an excellent addition to any model but not essential. They are a thin sheet of wood laser cut to match the actual kit. Plank details are laser etched into the surface of the wood while holes for deck fittings are laser cut. The wood decks usually have a self adhesive backing covered with a thin plastic film that you just peel off. This film can be used as a mask for the deck during the rest of the build! Metal gun barrels just look great, straight and round and hollow. That said, the Tamiya kit items are pretty decent. Have a good look around the net at what other builds have used and see what appeals to you. ATB. Kev.
  13. Greetings Kev, This book has several line drawings and colour drawings of both Bismarck and Tirpitz as well as numerous clear photographs of both ships. Combine those with the modelers showcase and you shouldn't have any problems rigging either vessel. They are not identically rigged but share a lot of similarities. In a nutshell, well worth the money! Regards, Kev.
  14. Always fancied this one, I was eleven when it came out but too big for the mancave these days so I've settled for the 1/144 version sitting right in front of me! So I'm in!
  15. Another cracking build Andrew, you have a talent! Nice touch with the b+w shots alongside Sheffield!
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