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About pinetree_fella

  • Birthday 05/11/1960

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    Model making, Coastguard Volunteer _ Crew

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  1. I will be following this with interest, I have three RNZAF Skyhawks to build (this kit. a two seater and and a pre Kahu A4-K) with two sets of Gecko Graphics decals.
  2. Thanks for all that, I am experimenting with those "fancy products" (well chipping fluid anyways) then I need to learn about Artists Chalks and where to buy them. This will be my first attempt at weathering so I am not expecting too much.
  3. I am interested in the paint work, including the dusty look
  4. Another thing of great beauty, I have started mine, if i can get it somewhere close to yours and Mrs P's I will be a happy wee Kiwi. Do you have any WiP photos Israel? I am looking for a slightly newer look than yours, back story will be a captured unit "adopted" by RNZAF and recently used.
  5. Both good ideas, we have kittens so have kitty litter (also works in the bbq) so will try that but i like the ballast suggestion too thanks Guys
  6. Inspired in part by Mrs Plastix and her brilliant depiction of the Tamiya Komatsu bulldozer, I am looking to start building a Pacific Theatre base for a number of RNZAF 1:48 Aircraft. This needs to be a crushed coral runway and airparks, the bulldozer will be repairing bomb damage (I think). So the question, how to make 1:48 scale crushed coral. I am thinking crushed kitty litter might be a good start and or crushed plaster wall board? Any ideas greatfully explored. Cheers Pinetree
  7. Absolutely fantastic, as soon as I can get my "study" back into some semblance of order I need to have a crack at mine.
  8. I am looking at buying one of these, I am teaching myself airbrushing and currently use a little Nail Artist compressor but it fades when I use the Tamiya brush. I mostly model 1:48 Aircraft for my own enjoyment and stress release http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/74520basic_comp/basic_comp.htm Any advice gratefully considered. Cheers Stewart
  9. I am looking at buying one of these http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/74520basic_comp/basic_comp.htm Are they any good? I currently use a little Nail Artist Compressor but it doesn't keep up with my Tamiya Airbrush. I am very much an amateur painter but want to learn and improve. Any advice gratefully considered.. Stewart
  10. I have one of these in my stash, waiting for the right moment to add it to a pacific set up, so great see a build of one. give me something to aspire to
  11. I think its a thing of great beauty and no small wonder... 1/32 scares the beejeezus out of me, I have a Swordfish in 1/32 that I am trying to get the courage to finish
  12. Did the US Aircraft have a red starboard light? or am I looking out it wrong?
  13. This looks great, I have the same aircraft in my pile of doom awaiting more mojo... I would be very keen to get those photos or details of colour for wheel wells if at all possible please
  14. Very nice, I have wanted to try one of those ever since I found pictures of it in an old book of my Father in laws, what did you use for the tracks? I think I read they were cut down universal carrier tracks?
  15. My first flight in an aircraft was in one of these, in the yellow livery (I think), took off from Mechanics bay out to Waiheke's northern beaches for a quick walk on the sand and an Ice Cream then back for a scenic flight over Western Springs and the Zoo then land on the Harbour again, I was the "co pilot" for the return flight, an amazing first flight for a 10 year old country boy on holiday in the big smoke. One of these days I will have to build one.
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