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  1. Mark_1984

    Kawasaki H2R Ninja from MENG!

    Hobbyeasy in Hong Kong has it for about £60. Not sure what import duty would cost, but they are a reliable company in my experience. https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/e9rgvyc2v4lg6kfikmev.html
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    Tamiya 1/12 Kawasaki ZX-RR

    Sorry to revive an old thread, but does anybody know if the nut holding the top of the rear shock is anywhere near realistic, or would it be a fork welded to the frame and a bolt going through the fork and a hole in the end of the shock?
  3. Mark_1984

    1/6th Vincent Black Shadow

    Can I ask, is the chap producing/selling the kits an existing kit manufacturer, or is it a new venture, or doesn't he want anything made public yet?
  4. Mark_1984

    RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator UAV

    Great work. Can you remember how much ballast you added to the nose?
  5. Amazing project - you're a braver man than I!!! Looking forward to seeing this one progress. The photo of the real bus shows some great weathering. Following and an extra large bucket of popcorn ordered!
  6. Your work on the engine is brilliant, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make of the rest of the kit. I'm currently working (occasionally!) on the Huracan, and looking forward to picking up some tips. So, yes, please do carry on and post your work. It's an inspiration.
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    Meng Whippet Tank

    Thanks guys. She is 1/35 scale.
  8. Mark_1984

    Meng Whippet Tank

    Thanks for all the generous comments folks. You really are too kind..... I'm inspired to do another armour kit soon.
  9. Mark_1984

    MFH Alfa Romeo 159M

    Just come across this thread. Truly inspiring work. Particularly the trick with the foil. I have the kit in my stash, and am really enjoying your dairy.
  10. Mark_1984

    Meng Whippet Tank

    I had another look, and did add a touch of dust over the decal. Looks much better now - thanks
  11. Mark_1984

    Meng Whippet Tank

    Thank guys. The tracks were painted with AK chipping colour, then roughly mottled with AK dark rust and old rust. Then track wash and dark iron pigment (all AK). Finally I added MIG standard rust pigment sparingly, and worked it in well with MIG pigment fixer (the solvent stuff, not the resin stuff), and finally added some MIG European dust and worked that in with fixer. I found I had to be really sparing with the rust pigment as it's a strong colour. I can't claim to be an expert by any means, it's only the second set of tracks I've weathered properly. Put half of it down to luck!
  12. Mark_1984

    Meng Whippet Tank

    Thanks for the kind words chaps. The Firefly decal is quite clean, but photo has made it look a lot brighter than it really is. It looks much more in keeping with the rest of the model in the flesh.
  13. Hi folks, Here is my completed Meng Whippet Tank. Please let me know what you think of the weathering. I think I may have gone overboard a bit, but somebody else thought it was understated. Constructive criticisms are very welcomed. IMG_3434 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr IMG_3441 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr IMG_3440 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr IMG_3439 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr IMG_3438 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr IMG_3437 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr IMG_3436 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr IMG_3435 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr IMG_3432 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr
  14. Mark_1984

    Pocher 1/4 ducati panigale

    Superb work KP. Stunning finish on the paint work.
  15. Mark_1984

    Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Tamiya 1/6

    You're not the only one with a cupboard full of unfinished kits......