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Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies

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  1. Lovely work Alan, and glad you're enjoying the special brew!
  2. Looks to be a typical 2 colour Western Approaches scheme very similar to Plate 23 of C.A.F.O. 679/42 "Sea-Going Camouflage Designs for Destroyers and Small Ships" https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205147267 Edit: I should have added that the default 2 colour scheme prior to mid-1943 used Western Approaches Light Blue, sometimes called Peter Scott Blue, as the darker tone. W.A. Light Blue was rather pale and used Ultramarine and White pigments. Most model kit instructions recommend weird electric blues and olives which are not typical of real RN Western Approaches scheme paints. The scheme was based on a naturalist philosophy, and intended to work at high lattitudes, typical misty conditions and low light - the most popular time for U Boat attack.
  3. You know it's amusing how different people all advocate different scale effects and suggest polar opposite ways to deal with the perceived problem! As it happens, most agree that as multi-coloured objects are viewed from greater distances, their colours lose their distinction and blend. Indeed many model makers advocate blending colours together or diluting with grey in pursuit of "scale effect". Washes need only darken if using dark washes. Light washes are equally possible and have the opposite effect. This is 1/700 scale and as yet completely unblended with any after effects (which I shall use): Likewise, this is also 1/700 and uses several of the same shades which Rob is considering. Each to their own etc but in my honest opinion trying to "brighten up" the base shades would be a rather unusual approach.
  4. So good I bought myself another car the following day (second viewing)
  5. Yes I'd noted that. It happens sometimes. For the European markets it's not all that uncommon for a different title to be used. I'm not sure I agree with the reasoning but then again nobody asked me my opinion and it's not my investment
  6. Know what? I decided to just go see it, alone, like it was a blue-movie. It wasn't as bad as I was expecting, although that wasn't a high bar to shuffle over - I expected it to be absolutely dreadful. The action scenes were terrible, but the ability of some of the experienced actors made the bits in between more watchable. That said, I went to see Le Man '66 later in the week and loved that so much I went back again with my wife and daughters who loved it too. If you have enough money for one cinema ticket this month, spend the money seeing Matt Damon and Christian Bale's renditions of Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles respectively in Le Mans '66. I've seen one or two weirdos single themselves out as the sort not to invite over for Christmas dinner, but by and large Le Mans '66 has been very well received by petrolheads and non-petrolheads alike and rightly so. It's beautiful.
  7. Hi, these are the same as one another.
  8. Again, I'd be looking for some justification as to what, precisely, those paints are supposed to be and the root source of this information. If the Shipcraft book is the root source then it's pure fabrication. More likely it's been copied from somewhere else - the question is "where"?
  9. I'd probably be inclined to think that was either 507A over 507C, or MS2 over MS4A. I think any yellow paint suggestions would need to be supported by a structured argument as to what, exactly, that paint was speculated to be.
  10. Hi Graham, Sorry about the delay. I am struggling to remember exactly what the rationale with each of these is - all that really sticks in my mind is that with hindsight the Russian revamp was the single worst decision I made and given another go I'd have just discontinued the whole lot. I'm certain I could sell STD self-infection kits in larger quantities than Russian aircraft colours! Checking my notes though, we couldn't conclude of the ACS05 and 06 primer and IMUP blue grey so just left them the same. I have the AMT-1 light and dark greys struck out in red which in my usual formatting means it wasn't supported by evidence (I used Massimo Tassitori's website as my main go-to). For the browns, I recall that those ones didn't cut the mustard. I had been thinking of revising one, but Massimo was unaware of where it should have been used. The 4BO green definitely did exist, but the WEM offering based on Pilawskii's book didn't correlate well with Massimo's findings so it was revised.
  11. Looking fantastic Beefy! The water's looking promising.
  12. I get this. I often have a clear idea of what I want to do, but looking at all the bits I think "not today" and put it back in the stash. I swing between simple almost OOB builds (I'm not a zealot and can change an instrument panel or exhausts or add seatbelts without raging at the wasted money) and more involved builds. I usually have both ongoing at the same time.
  13. Whilst I appreciate Jon's efforts to show it from the other side, you're on a hiding to nothing my friend. These folk wont be offering new content, and be gutted if they did only to suffer the inevitable online slating of their article by those who just want to find an angle to complain about it for not being exactly as they want it.
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