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  1. probably the most enduring image of her ...
  2. Here she is on the way to Alang, a sad end for a proud ship
  3. Just learned how to do this and tried, it works now, thank you .
  4. i have not been able to access the modeling madness website for a couple of years, it always comes back as server not found .
  5. 70 euro's for the B-52, thats quite a price rise since the last issue of this kit a few years ago, it's like they have matched the price of the model collect kits .
  6. New acrylic paint from roots, i have no affiliation to roots model paint this is a just a write up of my finding in using them, available of ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/15ml-Humbrol-Matched-Acrylic-Matt-Colours-130-variants-Roots-Model-Paint/164259306379?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=463882005345&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 They make 130+ matt and 40+ gloss colours which covers a lot of colours that humbrol have dropped from the range and are hard to find, satin colours are in the matt range and are matt, the paint is supplied in a 15ml dropper bottle and feels
  7. It really doesn't matter to most buyer about revell quality, it will be their massive distribution network that will guarantee that they will sell more kits than a limited producer, how many 72nd messerschmitt 109 g-6 has revell sold compared to the better AZ version but i believe there is a market for a mass produced and a limited run kit to appeal to more discerning modellers as eduard compete with themselves on this with weekend and profi kits .
  8. The more i see of this the more i like it, cheap, affordable, well detailed and engineered, like a return to the old ways of selling kits when companies would hope to sell 20-30,000 kits and sell then cheaper against the new model of making a run of just 10,000 and selling at higher price, Zvezda is going to sell a lot of these for many years to come, i think some other companies will be kicking themselves over a massive missed opportunity but then again if trumpeter had made this you can guarantee it would have been £99.99 .
  9. Well, would you look at that. Flat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round .
  10. Has a matchbox vibe, No need to paint, molded in colour !
  11. Looks like the piping for the British refuelling probe .
  12. most acrylic retarders are just glycerin, glycerin costs about a £1 for a 125ml bottle at my chemist and it has a syrupy consistency so i put it in a 500ml and bottle fill with distilled water then add about 5 drops of fairey liquid and you have half a litre of retarder and flow aid in one bottle .
  13. it does not seem too, revell do some 1/72nd Kriegsmarine figures that may suit .
  14. something like these are good -- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50-200pcs-Stainless-Steel-2mm-4mm-6mm-Bikes-Bearing-Ball-Bearings-Replacement/124243108194?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225076%26meid%3D08bbcfc02d974ad6ab4d3ac10093a2c1%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dco%26sd%3D183906021391%26itm%3D124243108194%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithBBEV1Filter%26brand%3DUnbranded&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 6mm are the best size .
  15. No, the tops feel rubbery and are very hard to grip, it was difficult to remove them once so i use stirring balls in the jar, the pigment does not seem to separate very much though, i have had the paint sat on my bench for 4 days and it has not separated in the bottle .
  16. yes they do fit with just a little more space around the bottle compared to the standard Vallejo bottle
  17. No, the bottle is a centimetre shorter or so and the tip design and cap are completely different, Vallejo are 17ml and Humbrol is 14ml but these Humbrol paints are much denser in pigmentation than model air .
  18. yes they have changed the paint, every so often i tend to pick up a jar of humbrol to see if it has improved, i last bought humbrol a couple of years ago in the 12ml screw off top bottles and it was unsprayable and clogged the airbrush but this stuff is completely different paint and made in the UK .
  19. so i got some of the new style 14ml Humbrol paint to try, i have used tamiya and vallejo for the last 15 years finding humbrol products to be sub par and generally unusable so i wanted to test these as i still know paints the H numbers, any matt black will forever be 33 . They spray very well when thinned with Isopropyl, they are very dense paints and take a lot of thinning but they don't seem to bobble on the plastic and very little tip dry, very easy to get fine lines , this paint is a massive improvement on what has come before, on the jar it is claimed to be made in UK, i
  20. It would be nice to have a ruler in the pictures or something to judge size .
  21. Here is one i have not seen mentioned before, 2020 release - must be a rebox of the revell monogram kit
  22. Is there any chance of a re-issue of the valom Handley Page Hamdens with the AZ revised clear parts ?
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