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About lasermonkey

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    Rural Bedfordshire, UK
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    Planes, guitars, music.

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  1. lasermonkey

    Grump Britain.

    I hate painting kit wheels with a passion. More often than not, the bit where tyre and hub meet is poorly defined, making a neat painting job difficult. I'd given up with the kit wheels in the Airfix 1/72 Canberra PR.9, choosing instead to go with the CMK set, as it had separate hubs (hurrah!). I rarely bother with aftermarket, but this seemed like a case where life is too short. Imagine my disappointment then when it turns up and I find that CMK have seen fit to change the wheel set and guess what: the wheels and hubs aren't separate any more. Not only that, but the rims aren't that well defined either. That's five quid wasted.
  2. lasermonkey

    Compucolour/DBI Paints: the full range

    @JPuente54 that would be great if you could add to the list! I had some of their tyre black many, many years ago, but I think it got used up. I remember seeing references to the Compucolor/Compucolor 2 split in Scale Aircraft Modellling, and their commenting on how unseemly it was, but never any hint as to why. It's been bothering me since then! I hate not knowing. Cheers, Mark.
  3. lasermonkey

    The Real Color Debacle

    Have you tried posting on their Facebook page? I find that an indignant, yet polite post usually gets results. After all, no one likes bad publicity!
  4. lasermonkey

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Join Hands and Kaleidoscope by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
  5. lasermonkey

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    The Glove's Blue Sunshine. Featuring the half of Siouxsie And The Banshees that weren't in The Creatures, The Glove released just the one album, which is about as trippy as they come.
  6. Back in the days when I used to actually finish kits, I built a couple of 1/72 Bf 109Es for a review on another modelling website. It was the first and only time I ever did anything like that. I built the ICM and Tamiya kits side by side. As the ICM kit was the main subject of the review, it was built totally out of the box with the exception of the canopy, as the one in the kit was awful. The Tamiya one had some Cutting Edge decals. For once I was relatively happy with how they turned out. The ICM kit: The Tamiya kit: and both together: Cheers, Mark.
  7. lasermonkey

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    A Spitfire just after lunchtime, being flown quite aggressively. It sounded great!
  8. lasermonkey

    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Lost Souls by Doves.
  9. lasermonkey

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    A Spitfire flew over earlier, around lunchtime.
  10. lasermonkey

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    Although I heard it a great deal more than I saw it, I did manage to spot the Typhoon heading back to Conningsby after opening the airshow season at Old Warden. It had the red 100 years tail markings. It's not quiet, is it?
  11. lasermonkey

    What have you purchased / been gifted

    An old Airfix 1/72 Hurricane Mk I with an extra set of wings for a fiver, including postage. I know that kit is a bit in the basic side and needs some rhinoplasty, but I'm still quite fond of the kit.
  12. lasermonkey

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    The Anson's back again and much closer this time. I got a very good look at her and noticed that she's now wearing a fetching new colour scheme: (spoiler just in case you don't want to see until tomorrow)
  13. lasermonkey

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    Five minutes ago there was a black and yellow striped Harvard doing aerobatics in the vicinity. I could get used to this!
  14. lasermonkey

    What's flying over your house? Thread #2

    The unmistakeable racket of two Armstrong Siddeley Cheetahs alerted me to the presence of Shuttleworth's Anson. It makes a hell of a lot of noise just to stay airborne!
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    What music are you playing ? Part IV

    Murmur and Reckoning by R.E.M. Their first four albums are incredible, but there's a certain something about those two that really draws me in.