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Anthony Kesterton

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  1. Thanks all - my main question is the following: What does Halfords call this Appliance White - I can't find it on their web site.
  2. Thanks for the warnings Steve. I did try and search for Halfords Appliance White and variation, but nothing comes up on their web site. I will have a look at the other paints you suggested too.
  3. Hi Feeling a little foolish, but I have been looking for Halfords Appliance White, and can't find anything called that on the Halfords web site. Is it the plain white enamel spray, or something else. thanks anthony
  4. Wow - excellent timing - just started listening to the audio now - about 20 mins before landing (or less). Thanks for posting
  5. I was there - but didn't see much of the displays. so thanks for posting the pictures (I was on the Bloodhound Education stand in one of the hangers). By luck or design, we were next to the Typhoon that probably donated its engines to the Land Speed Record project)
  6. The excellent Bandai Blockade Runner replacement decals arrived earlier this week - thanks to @Madmonk
  7. I have those too (unbuilt - there is a pattern emerging here). I think they are nice 1/35 figures. There is a story around those people that is included in the instructions.
  8. I will definitely bear that in mind (Stephen Turnbull/Osprey). Thanks for the recommendations Mike. Meant to add - the instructions say the armour is called tosei-gusoko and is from the last [sic] 16th century. I assume they mean late 16th century.
  9. Excellent question - I had to dig a little. It turns out that I bought the kit from the US in 2008 on eBay. I clearly like my kits to "ripen" by leaving them unbuilt for a bit I suspect they are hard to find in the UK (a quick search did not turn up anything). Might still be available from overseas. I did notice a Miniart kit in the same scale that seems to be more freely available.
  10. I started this kit some time ago - and spent a lot of time trying to get rid of seam lines and fill gaps. Then a coat of Tamiya Fine Primer to see what more work was needed. Some filling/sanding, and finally got to the point where it looks ok. I do need to sand back a few places where there is a primer run, or other blemishes. Photos to follow.
  11. OK - this might be a setting problem - let me see if this can be fixed.
  12. Hi all Testing out options to post photos (via Google Photos) and also posting this WIP on the Samurai. kit I have had this kit for ages and wanted to try to build a large scale figure and use Vallejo paints on a figure for the first time. Here is the obligatory kit post. Not many parts as you can see. The painting instructions suggest using colours of your own choice.
  13. Only just seen this thread - the model looks great (pre-cat attack). So sorry to read the last post. Put it aside and have another go later. There are so many good things you have done with this kit!
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