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  1. Been reading this thread for awhile now as like many others I have been awaiting a decent mk14 to be made in kit form. I recieved my copy last week and have had some time to study it. Overall it's a bit of a curets egg. The overall shape seems fine and the molding quality varies. The main wings and body are on a par with most kits from airfix these days and the panel lines are reasonable but not upto tamiya standard. The plastic on the main 'detail sprue' are of not the same quality. They exhibit a bit of roughness and the defiition is not the best, though not the worst. 'See the canons for what i mean'. The canopies are good by airfix standards. The main thing i dont like is the fact that the bulged engine covers are not molded as part of the fuselage as they are on the airfix mk19. I feel that this will undermine the look of any finished model as it's in such a prominent position. That seam around the covers will be difficult to conceal. Als i am not a fan of having to cut off the wingtips.
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    Flory washes

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I need it fairly quickly so cant wait for the next show. I have tried to get them from the flory website but the price is extra as there is a shipping charge. I will try Hannants again.
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    Flory washes

    Hi - Can anyone direct me to a UK retailer who stock the range of Flory model washes. Thanks in advance
  4. Hi - can anyone advise me about what ultrasonic cleaner would be good for deep cleaning my airbrush. Info like what volume and what liquid cleaner would be best to use. My airbrushes are iwata. Thanks in advance
  5. Hi could anybody tell me what colour was generally used for the cockpits of Battle of Britain era Heinkel 111P'S. I am about to embark on the build of my new tool Airfix kit, where it recommends a dark grey. I always thought though that the colour generally used at that time was 02 grey. Thanks in advance.
  6. Hi - Mr Color / Tamiya. Also as an extra strong for normal aqua based paints
  7. Hi - can anyone advise me about what to get 'or not' of the various brands of Cellulose thinners. I intend to use it to wash out my airbrushes and general clean up of tools etc. What i need to now if any brand will do for this purpose? Thanks
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    Metallics by brush

    Hi can anyone advise me as to what is there favourite metallic paint is when using a brush. In particular the best colour metallic for undercarriage legs. Thanks
  9. Hi Can any one advise as to which colour pin / sludge wash i should use on a Battle of Britain Spitfire model that i am working on. The colours are the usual of dark green / dark earth over sky. Thanks
  10. Hi - i wonder if anyone can tell me if i need any weight in the nose of the eurofighter model. I am building a 1/72 Hasegawa kit of this aircraft but the instructions dont indicate if any weight is needed.
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    A20 Havoc / Boston

    Hi This aircraft for some reason has caught my imagination so I wonder if anyone can tell me who makes the best model of this aircraft in 1/72 or 1/48. Thanks
  12. Thanks everyone you have been very helpfull. For your info I use iwata airbrushes.
  13. Hi - just a note asking if anyone can point me to a cheap source of cleaning thinner for the clean up of my airbrush after using Mr Color paint. This is the lacquer paint and not the aquieous. Till now i have been using the Mr Colour thinner 250 and 400. This is an expensive so anything which will be a good substitute will be welcome. - Thanksnull
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    Fieseler Storch

    Hi just an quick enquirie about a 1/35 fieseler Storch fi 156 a-o kit i have purchased recently. Its a nice kit and made by Hobby Boss, and I would like to know if there are any after market items for this kit. I havent seen any on ebay or Hannants so would love to get some info as to where i can find any. Thanks in advance.
  15. Hi I wonder if anyone can help me with a problem which has cropped up during my latest build. I have applied the doted line ' do not walk etc' onto the focke wulf wing. I t coveres a lot of the wing and is coloured white. The problem is that the lines look excessively bold and dominate the wing. Has anyone got any ideas as to a way to reduce the brightness and colour of the line so that they look more realistic.
  16. Hi just after any help regards very fine panel lines and rivets. I am really struggling at the moment to get any sort of pin wash to work on the kit i am working on at the moment. I have tried enamel / sludge wash methods so far but both seem relucent to work. Anybody any ideas as to what i can do to help. Ps - i have put a varnish on the model. Thanks in advance.
  17. Hi - I wonder if anyone can give advise as to what colour washes you would recommend for a model that i will soon be in the painting stage. I want anyones opinion about the wash colours that suit the green and grey camouflages of WW2 british aircraft. Also what you think suits other camo schemes for german aircraft of the same era. Thanks in advance
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    Hi - Could anybody tell me if the RAF used the P40E Warhawk in the middle east. If so could you recommend a set of decals in 1/32 scale for that theatre of war.
  19. Hi - thats a fantastic job you have done. Can you tell me what colours / make you painted it in.
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    Supermarine spiteful

    Hi - can anyone help me with a bit of info as regards the supermarine spiteful. Recently I purchased a 1/48 scale model of this aircraft, made by Trumpeter. The main problem being is the complete absence of colour callouts of the cockpit / wheel wells and inside wing flaps. If anyone can advise as of what colour these areas of the should be then I would be grateful. Also on the main colour illustration the spinner and tail band are quoted as being white. I thought that these areas were usually painted in sky colour.The question being that could have they have actually been painted in white. Thanks in advance.
  21. Hi - just a bit of info needed. I recently purchased 1/48 scale trumpeter hornet f3 and now require some etch and mask sets. The only ones that I have seen 'both eduard' are for the F-1 version. Would The sets for the F-1 do for the F-3?. Thanks in advance.
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    Hi - Thanks for the replies, they are very helpful. What colour to thinner ratios would you recommend for those mentioned thinners?
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    HI - Can anyone advise as to what is the best thiner for MR COLOR paints?
  24. HI- I have used both matt and satin versions of this make and can recommend both. I find that I don't have to thin them very much. I use 4 parts varnish to 1 part water. Mix well and use an airbrush with a fairly wide nozzle ' I use a 0.5. It is also best if you give more than 1 layer of the varnish, leaving about 24 hours between coats. I wash out the brush with standard brush cleaner such as Ultimate.
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    Hi - Just a quick question. I keep on seeing that certain brushes have better atomising of the spray than other brushes. What does something sprayed with a very good atomising brush look like, as against one that isn't.
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