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About lasermonkey

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  • Birthday 03/10/1966

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    Aeroplanes, guitars, music, wildlife.

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  1. Some tools and accessories. Not the sort of things I usually get excited about, but seeing as I've just sold a few kits on eBay, I thought I'd try out a few things I have been eyeing up for a while. I bought two different packs of U-Star sanding pads, blocks, etc. I've always made my own before, but I could do with some ultra-fine ones and I'm also curious about whether there's any advantage to these purpose-built ones. I guess I'll find out! I also bought two UMP decal solvents, these being the Strong and Careful, now! versions. I have quite a range of various decal solvents and have never really found a strong one that is worthy of the name. Again, we shall see. Lastly, several 1/72 paint masks: a couple of Peewit masks for the KP P-51B, an Eduard mask for the Academy P-51B and a couple more Peewit masks for the Airfix Kate/Wildcat Dogfight Double I started years ago. I'm a fairly recent convert to die cut masks because, frankly, life's too short.
  2. An Italeri 1/72 A-26C. I've been after one for a while now, but kept getting outbid. This will be built as a TB-26C from the 7554th Target Tow Flight, based at Bentwaters.
  3. I found that the ink bleed appears to be from underneath the decal. The only way I found to get around this was to work quickly. Don't over soak the decal and try to avoid solvents if possible.
  4. As I'm not even trying now, I found two bargains on eBay that I couldn't resist. First was the Superbase Mildenhall book, which was under £2 including postage. How a business can exist selling things that cheaply, I don't know. The second was an Airfix Harrier GR.9a starter set, but without the paints and glue (I wouldn't have used them anyway!) for £6 posted. I figured I wouldn't get one for less than that!
  5. Two whole days! I know! Dear Roy, is this a new world record?
  6. I failed in my attempts to not buy anything when I spotted a Revell 1/72 HH-3E at that place for £12 posted. I know it's a bit of an old clunker, but it wasn't a bad price and I reasoned that It was ok, as I've just sold a bunch of kits. This will be done as a 67th ARRS machine from Woodbridge, which will form part of my East Anglian Cold War collection.
  7. If you wash it in some household ammonia cleaner, it should remove every trace of the Clear. I've had to do it a couple of times this year and it worked well. Hope this helps, Mark.
  8. Ugh, What is it about eBay? The Warpaint profile on the Victor was obviously never posted and I ended up having to go to eBay to get a refund. I suspect he didn't want to sell the book for the price I paid. The Airfix Blenheim, which was sold unboxed, arrived in an Amazon-style book sleeve and once I realised what the parcel was, my heart sank. Sure enough, once I had opened the package, the cracked transparencies and damaged fuselage were evident. All because the seller couldn't be bothered to find a suitable box. I've had to request a refund. This year I've had way more than my fair share of eBay problems, with things not turning up, turning up broken or having been started when they were described as unstarted. It's really starting to get on my nerves now!
  9. I have to agree with my learned friend here. That was totally uncalled for. Constructive criticism is one thing, rubbishing someone's work is another thing entirely.
  10. Must. Resist. Urge. To. Use. OK Boomer meme.

  11. Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call by Simple Minds. Never my favourite band (although my favourite band did name themselves after one of their early songs), there was a short period when they made some solid albums.
  12. ...and a Sword 1/72 Lightning T.4. I probably ought to rein it in a bit!
  13. Just snagged an Airfix 1:72 Javelin FAW.9 off eBay for a tenner, posted. The decals are possibly shot and two small parts are missing, but a decent price nonetheless.
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