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  1. Timmas

    Vulcan XH558 - Airfix 1/72

    I enjoyed doing it actually even though it was tricky...doubly so for me, being the not-so-young novice that I am. I'm part-way through another one that's given me problems at the moment but I'm persevering!
  2. Timmas

    Vulcan XH558 - Airfix 1/72

    I've only just seen this, which is strange since the Vulcan is my all-time favourite British aircraft. It's a lovely looking job Ced, congratulations. I built the Airfix one last year...it was my first kit for almost 50 years. I picked up the hobby again once I'd semi retired and rushed out and bought it. Wow, was it a learning curve! If I had any common sense I'd have bought something smaller, and easier to build, but hey ho. I did it in the end and finished it in white. It looks ok actually and I feel rather proud of it, but it ain't as good as your's. I'll probably have to get another one now to see if I can improve on it ... and do it in camo. The only problem is, I haven't a clue where to put it! Anyway, your's is a beauty Ced and I've really enjoyed reading the thread.
  3. This is looking very nice and the resin add ons look good. I love everything about the Tiger Moth. It's a lovely looking aircraft that seems pretty, delicate and rugged at the same time. It looks particularly good on floats too. Some floatplane mods to wheeled aircraft look a bit ungainly to me, but this is so 'right' somehow. The photo at the top demonstrates it. I've got one of the new-tool Airfix ones in my stash and I'm watching with interest. Nice work!
  4. Timmas

    Launch 14 - Cooper's Rocket

    I've been preoccupied on other things for the past couple of weeks and have only just caught up with this. It's terrific Rich, simply amazing. Oh, and I notice you're an M&M's guy. Me too...you can't beat 'em
  5. Timmas

    Launch 14 - Cooper's Rocket

    Holy ingenuity Batman, it's rocket science...
  6. Timmas

    Uschi's Rigthatthing query

    Very nice MiG. It's the same as mine, except I did mine in natural metal finish. The superfine thread certainly seems to be in scale for 1/72 so I'd really like to stay with it. I'm pretty sure I didn't over-stretch it but I didn't use kicker as it seemed to hold pretty well (initially) without it. I will try it though, so I'll persevere! I also wonder if the metal finish is part of the problem. I used AKA's true metal polishable paint (the stuff in tubes) which has a waxy feel to it. I'm wondering if that's affecting the adhesion. Anyway, very many for the tips. They're much appreciated. I'll give the kicker a go and see what happens next time
  7. Timmas

    Uschi's Rigthatthing query

    Another question to the BM Brains' Trust ... Can anyone steer me on the best way to use and attach Uschiline please? I completed a Mig 15 recently and used some of the Superfine for the radio line as it looks to be in scale for 1/72. I attached it with small drops of Superglue at both ends and took care not to overstretch it but after a few days it came adrift. I replaced it and got the same result. Is there a knack to using this stuff? The Superfine is, well, super fine, and barely visible. I might get some of the Fine instead..does that hold better? Any advice and/or comments will be greatly appreciated. in advance.
  8. If I can add my tenpence to the thread Spadg; apart from the wonderful modelling and problem-solving which is inspirational as usual, all the other stuff will soon be over. My grandmother used to say; "whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger". It's true.
  9. Timmas

    Launch 14 - Cooper's Rocket

    Yep, I agree. I said something similar about his scratch-built Maz (which is here if you haven't seen it): But I think Rich said he just puts his models away when they're done and he moves onto the next project. That's a real shame in my view...people should see them. So, Rich, people think your models should have a wider audience !
  10. Timmas

    Airfix mirage III c canopy

    I'm assuming it's 1/72 scale? If so, and you can wait a bit, it looks like Hannants will have a canopy and mask coming in. It's not for Airfix but you might be able to get it to fit. And it's only £2.20. Here's the description and link: "Dassault Mirage IIIC canopy and paint mask (designed to be used with AML kits)" https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/AMLK7204 Good luck.
  11. Timmas

    Removing Klear (Pledge)

    Ha, quite. Next time I'll make sure I have a darned good at it while I'm doing it!
  12. Timmas

    Removing Klear (Pledge)

    Thanks @azureglo I've seen and heard of IPA being used for a clean up prior to painting so think I'll get a bottle of that too. And the other one, why not? It'll always come in handy! Thanks to everyone else who has commented and given advice too, it's very much appreciated. What I've done is to dunk the canopy parts in ammonia and gently rubbed them with a cotton bud. That seems to have done the trick. My next quandary is; do I dip them again?.
  13. Timmas

    Launch 14 - Cooper's Rocket

    I use Safari or Firefox. I can see all of the latest pics in post 132 except the second one. Nothing happens if I click the blue icon.
  14. Timmas

    Removing Klear (Pledge)

    Thanks for that. Next time I'm near a Lidl I'll see if they've got it and if they have, what it can be removed with. My German is a bit rusty but I might b able to work it out!
  15. Timmas

    Removing Klear (Pledge)

    I think if I’m quick enough, clean water should do it, followed by airbrush cleaner. At least, that’s my thought at the moment.