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Rob G

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  1. Rob G

    Horsefly bites?

    Wossat then? Serious question, afaik know swimming's swimming. River, creek, sea or swimming pool (eww), it's all the same.
  2. Rob G

    FOURtune favours the Brave

    wait for zit cream
  3. Rob G

    92 Sqn Lightning

    That's a little bit orright mate! Lovely work.
  4. Rob G

    ‘66 VW Beetle

    Well, the Tamiya KG is the Beetle kit with a KG body, so it'll be a cinch for you to build once you get this one done. I'm sure that I've seen a split window kit too... :D Here's a good place to start looking https://www.scalemates.com/search.php?fkSECTION[]=All&q=volkswagen+beetle
  5. All the more reason to build it. Collectors can bog off. :)
  6. Rob G

    ‘66 VW Beetle

    Paint NEVER hides flaws. First lesson learned. :) With regards to polishing, if you're going for an 'authentic' used-every-day-and-washed-every-weekend look, don't go overboard with the polishing, as even modern cars don't have a mirror finish polish (unless they're show cars, and even then it's rare). Older cars seldom got much more than a smooth surface, basically a high satin sheen. Have a look around on your street, go to a classic car show and you'll see what I mean. It's a real bugbear of mine- I see many otherwise fine car models that look like toys because they are overly shiny. Please don't fall into the same trap (although it's your model, so do as you will :) ) By all means remove orange peel and any grit or fluff that's got stuck in the paint, but IMO too much shine looks wrong. Converting the '66 to a '74 is a pile of work - the SuperBug was larger from the front windscreen forward, with a larger rear windscreen and had lots of other changes as well, as you note. Besides, the early ones are prettier (Gunze Sangyo do a '56 oval window, and both Hasegawa and Aoshima have a number of Type 1s in their ranges.) Looking good so far, and I agree that the colour suits the car perfectly. I'll follow along. And maybe, possibly, get inspired to finish my Tamiya Karmann-Ghia, as well.
  7. Rob G

    What have you purchased / been given

    In a fit of mixin' it up, a Zvezda Orlyonok and a Tamiya Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Because a Russian kindaplaneything and a classic German car are natural stash mates.
  8. Rob G

    FOURtune favours the Brave

    y characters down t'pub
  9. Rob G

    1/72 Cold War Soviet Mud-Mover

    Su-24 would be my pick. The Zvezda kit looks nice, although I have yet to start mine.
  10. Rob G

    Which Car Scale?

    Word of warning - don't expect Tamigawa quality from most of the US produced kits. Most of them are reissues of 60s and 70s kits that weren't all that great back then, and they haven't improved with age. If only the the Asian manufacturers would cast their eyes at classic US muscle..
  11. Rob G

    FOURtune favours the Brave

    last Thursday, in time
  12. Rob G

    FOURtune favours the Brave

    because they're a pub (Roy and Arlo- well done, you two.)
  13. Rob G

    FOURtune favours the Brave

    from furgling the kludgehurler
  14. Rob G

    Appliance a white, Airliner modelling

    I've used both brands on various (non-modelling) projects and neither are top class. If I had to pick, I'd probably lean towards the White Knight brand as being 'better', but please do bear in mind that neither are Dulux quality. They're cheap, so try one of each and see.
  15. Rob G

    Appliance a white, Airliner modelling

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/Export-Aerosol-Paint-Enamel-Appliance-White-250g/13102 and also https://www.bunnings.com.au/white-knight-300g-gloss-appliance-white-squirts-paint-and-prime_p1566063 Nothing that I could find from Repco.