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Everything posted by delticfan

  1. Careful with those nukes you could take the kitchen out!
  2. I thought getting the paint finish was the tricky bit but acrylic glossing is proving a tough one. Totally mastered hannants xtracrylixs for RAF Cold War jets, the colours and finish are superb through the airbrush. I’ve just airbrushed Klear not bad but a bit grainy, I would agree brushing this is better but the long term yellowing worries me. Microscale gloss hasn’t worked for me. So it’s either Tamiya X22 or Xtracrylix which I haven’t tried yet or any other ones I don’t know about.
  3. Thank you, the colours are so vibrant and the finish is superb, well done for using a non modelling system it certainly works! The colour scheme has to be my favourite, you have done a brilliant job.
  4. Beautiful work, stunning, amazing, what more can I say!! what paint system did you use, varnishes etc.?
  5. Lol never thought of Argentina as a market for Vulcans. I was just looking at the cover of Scale Aircraft Modelling July 1982 with a cracking close up of a Vulcan in camo and dreaming! Maybe I should be thankful we have one at all I suppose. They do enough damn Spitfires thought it might be a Vulcan soon ah well dream on I guess. Keep on hoping tho!
  6. What’s the chances of a new tool 1/72 Vulcan B2 soon?
  7. Giorgio, Thank you for the advice on the application of Klear, my airbrush pressure is usually 15 to 20 psi for most acrylics as you did mention. I had actually tried brushing it with a good quality brush but I do prefer the airbrush. I had been flooding the decals with set and sol which I will now cease, its interesting others experience the paint going pale, I panicked also when I saw this! Great advice everyone thanks for sharing and a wonderful build Giorgio.
  8. Hi, I’m starting to use klear for the first time well the American Pledge version, can I ask if you spray it neat and at what preasure do you add flow improvers or thin it. Also I’ve trialled microscale set and sol on it but sol seems to melt the klear, any help gladly accepted, thank you.
  9. Ok, thanks for the advice, I’ll give it a go.
  10. I’ve been trialing various gloss varnishes on top of Hannants Xtracrylix paint. First out was good old Klear and very glossy it is too, in second place was Tamiya X22 with Microscales Gloss varnish doing well also. My question is how long would you expect these varnishes to harden before using Micro Set on them with decals, I ask because it is leaving a mark on all three varnishes. I tried Micro Sol as well and that makes matters worse by softening the varnish so I’ve sort of guessed you can’t use this. Time between spraying and decals has been approx two days. Help!
  11. Superb model and colours, I’m trialing Xtracrylix but this is stunning it has real depth to it. Again well done.
  12. Not saying perfect but they appeared out of nowhere hit the target, generally single shots with practice bombs, and disappeared again, straight and level about 250ft off to another range I suppose. It always stuck in my mind how efficient it was. The one elevens messed about for ages and generally weren’t as accurate, it was interesting to watch. Also A10’s on land targets destroying the scaffold frame banner type targets...awesome....happy days 1983 to 84. Had a few Jaguars too. I think a few times Binbrook Lightning’s would loiter outside the range to bounce aircraft leaving but that didn’t happen a lot. We spent some happy hours in the control tower watching all this happen photography banned of course!
  13. The colours look spot on, I’ve been experimenting with xtracrylixs and had some good results with 2 parts thinner to 1 part paint and a few drops of screenwash all onto a primed surface. Was the humbrol satin cote enamel or acrylic?
  14. Not sure about Vietnam ops but the F’s used the Pavetack laser designator pod to self illuminate targets.
  15. Used to watch the F111F”s at Cowden bombing range near Hornsea East Yorks, they didn’t use LGBs only 25kg bombs, they were awful had to do a dry pass most times and still couldn’t get close to the sea targets. Toss bombing same story but I think that simulated nukes so no need for accuracy there...so much for a smart aircraft. Tornado GR1 on the other hand appeared out of nowhere hit the target and disappeared, one chance one hit everytime.
  16. Great pics and models. Airfix it is then, I wasn’t sure if the kit was a new tool but obviously it is. Thank you.
  17. Any thoughts on the best DC3, I was considering the Airfix kit but thought I would check with you guys.
  18. Hi another long shot but do you have any Ruskin decals 1/72 left. Thanks Keith
  19. Wow brilliant, I flew on one of these in 1997 from Newcastle to Toronto via Prestwick and back. Always thought it was an attractive livery. Well done stunning finish.
  20. Thanks for that my flight line will be Binbrook 1987 ish, I suppose a bowser is important with Lightnings! BW models did one but I’m having trouble tracking that down.
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