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About Niknak

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  1. Me too. I'm waiting for the Dec, Jan, Feb, March issues. I've been emailing them since Dec. The replies if I receive from Mark just say. I'll send replacement issues out. But they never arrive. Nick
  2. Thank you Harold 55, the painted out markings is what drew me to this scheme. Nick.
  3. Thank you VolkerR. There are spayed free hand. Nick
  4. Hi all, this is the second bf 109 I build for the mto gb this year but did not finish in time. The link to the build is below The kit used was eduard's bf 109 g-2, the kit markings were used. A resin cockpit,& wheels were used. Xtracolor enamels were used for the rlm colours. Badger 200 g & sg fitted with a fine tip. Thank you for looking comments and feedback is welcomed. Nick
  5. Hi all, this is the 1st of two bf 109's which I did but did not finish on time for the mto gb this year. It is the eduard kit, in the kit markings for the aircraft flown by Ten. G. Gianelli of 365 squadriglia, 150 gruppo autonomo, Sciacca, Sicily 1943. The link to the build is below I used a resin cockpit, wheels. Eduard's mg 151 gun pods. Paints used were extra colour for the rlm colours & colourcoats for the Italian colours. Airbrush used was a badger 200 g & sg Tha
  6. The last time last week I got the option of cancelling my subscription and getting a refund. Think I should of taken the offer.
  7. I've e-mailed them 3 times asking about the dec issue since 18 dec and have been told each time it should be with me nxt week . been a month now and still no issue. Im in Durham
  8. Hi all another update on the builds..the gunsights have had the lenses fitted these were made from. 5" clear plastic card. The clear lenses were coated in Johnson clear and the tinted lenses were coated with alclad's armoured glass The head armour has had the lower attachment fitted using copper wire ready for fitting to the camopies I have also used lead wire for the exectrical and pumatic connections for the mg 151 Eduard exhausts have been fitted to the g-2 as well as the trop filter and undercarriage The mass balances, air
  9. Hi all, another update. I have been adding the leather gators to the gun pods using miliput which was sculpted using a cocktail stick and a knife blade .the pneumatic lead has been added to the mg 151 .i used .3mm lead wire.for the electrical lead i used .2 mm lead wire. When i went to fit the tail wheel i found out i had mixed up the fuselarges up as the g 2 tail wheel would not fit the yoke arrr! I had two options put the wrong tail wheels on them or swap the yokes over. I went with the second option. I removed the yoke where it meets the strut. I then drilled out the stru
  10. Hi all, here is another update.I have decided to finish the g-4 then the g-2. I have had issues with silvering on the upper wing Italian markings. The first thing I tried was coating them with Johnson clear then cutting the silvered area with a modelling knife blade. A coat of matt varnish. Better but still silvering! So I touched up the silvering with paint another coat of varnish The exhausts have been painted humbrol 70. The weathered with grafite and ground black pastels For the underwing mg 151s I have decided to have one open so have used eduard's underwing gun pods
  11. It's my tablet changing words again. At lest that's my excuse
  12. Hi all, the painting has continued... the g-2 has had the rlm 80 wavey lines sprayed on using a badger 200 g fitted with a fine tip. The lines could do with been a bit darker not sure if I should go over them again. The Italian green has been sprayed over the gray on the over painted German national markings And finally the kit decals have started to be applied Thank you for looking, comments and feedback welcomed. Nick
  13. Hi all, the painting continues. The g-2 has had its national marking applied balkenkreuze (kit decals) swastika (xtradecal). Ready for the rlm 80 to be sprayed onto the airframe. Most of my time since the last update has been finishing the g-4 camouflage. Using xtracolour enamels for the rlm colours. For the Italian colours grigio azzuro chiaro 1 & Verde Olivia scrro 2 (I will be using colour coats enamels. The rlm 74 mottle has been spayed and the wing camouflage has been adjusted. Also the under cowling and theater markings have been masked and sprayed.
  14. Thank you Grey Beema, I know the feeling not been able to spend more time modelling. I've got two more on the go for the mto 3 gb. Hopefully I'll get them done but may be after new year. If its after new year it's two in the bag for next year.
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