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  1. sailorboy61

    Bismarck and Tirpitz 1:350

    @Reddo paul the Revell Platinum edition comes with wooden deck, etch and metal gun barrels https://www.revell.de/en/products/modelmaking/ships/military-ships/tirpitz-platinum-edition.html , it can be expensive but look around, I got mine for less than £100 which is great value with everything thrown in as it were.
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    HMS Ark Royal IV (or Eagle perhaps)

    @bootneck Probably a bit late now, but foamboard? 4 x 5mm A2 sheets only a tenner a couple of days ago.
  3. Great looking model! Not much ground clearance on those exocet fins for a 'heavy' bounce landing!
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    Tornado GR1A catch-up

    That can easily be the Revell instructions not you!
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    My nemesis, acrylic varnish.

    So just completed my little Revell F-16 MLU 100th Anniversary 1st squadron. Surprised how well it turned out considering I used the decals. Yesterday had to face my hated clearcoat. Used Klear but have the same issue with proper clear coats. I seem to end up with either a rough dry finish or flooded with puddles left everywhere. This morning spent sanding back and polishing along with snapping off all those little bits and pieces to feed the carpet monster. Would welcom any advice on methods, airbrush pressures, thinning and brands of clear favoured by others. Cheers folks.
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    MiniArt Models – A Visit

    I have to say I have quite a few and have even built several Miniart kits, and think they are great kits and certainly represent (at least to me) good value for money. I have also had dealings directly with Miniart, particularly the lovely, helpful and friendly Alina. The first kit I built was their Cat dozer a few years back when their plastic suffered from over brittleness as @Shar2 described. The firm had now issues in sending out several new sprues in the new plastic of their typically fine parts to replace my original ones from which the parts were breaking into several pieces just being removed from the sprues. I certainly recommend not only their kits, but also their customer service standards. Well done @Miniart!
  7. Fantastic work, but nothing lass than we've com to expect! @hendie
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    Using Wooden Decking eg Pontos

    Hi Folks, new one to me, the application of wooden self adhesive decking. Now should I sand and remove the imprinted wood pattern on the deck that I'm going to replace with the wooden stuff. I'm thinking I should as it will offer better adhesion and also lower the level of the additional wood ply, accepting that its pretty thin by any standard. But that does make it a big job particularly to get it to an even level in some of the inevitable nooks and crannies. TIA
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    If, like me you spend considerable time wandering around the internet looking for 'stuff', and I mean modelling related, and not 'THAT' modeling either, then occasionally you stumble across finds that demonstrate modeling skills and dedication of a level I can't even dream of. Having recently acquired Eduard's weekend Hellcat Mk.1, I was make such a search and stumbled across this http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/f6f/f6fe-1.html that I've spend several days reading through. I also found that he(?) has produced a huge quantity of other models, the treads for some of which http://www.geocities.jp/yoyuso/top2.htm are also in English. Hope you enjoy as much as I have and much credit and respect to the person responsible. What a community we are part of. Enjoy!
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    1/48 Machii 202. Smoke ring decals.

    As you do, picked somerhing unusual and therefore difficult as a camo scheme. The smoke rings rather then squiggles. I know there are Mike Grant decals out there, although they seem from initial searches to be somewhat illusive. Other than freehand for which I dont have the consistency skill wise, anyone know of other options or where to fine the said decals please? https://www.scalemates.com/kits/131740-mike-grant-decals-mg48-043-smoke-ring-camo
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    Would people really pay that for a Wingnuts Jasta 5 set?

    @Bear Paw @Beardie good few on re release with the 'little man' with them, including the red baron, and also the DH.2. It was only a matter of time before they came round again. I've a couple stashed, including a felixstowe duelists, but reluctant to start any. My let out has been the 1/32 Roden equivalents, cheap and cheerful, and if you can do that you can throw a WNW together I'm sure! https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235037045-new-from-wingnut-wings/
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    British Army green

    If you're doing any kind of filtering/washes/weathering, I find it's all pretty pointless going for 'the' colour. Yes not all green is green, but ball park always worked out OK for me.
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    Revell's New 1/32 P-51D

    Nice job. Certainly value for money these recent 1/32 boxings. Not long finished the 109 and have the spits as well as this in the stash. Picked up the new Eduard LooK! IP for this one which looks good too.
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    1/48 MiG 29 digital cammo tiger meet.

    So Ive picked up Academys MiG 29 with the digital cammo scheme but have since seen the GWH version with the tiger on the tail. Anyone know if the scheme is available in decals anywhere to save me selling a kidney for the GWH boxing. Cheers.
  15. Nice one @sonofjim look forwards to reading that. tomorrow.