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  1. Well, I normally use paint in my airbrush but I'll try anything once Could you be a bit more specific perhaps? Mark
  2. Admiral is related to AZ models and this seems to be the same as the Spitfire boxings from them. It is always worth looking on Scalemates for questons like this - see here: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/admiral-adm7207-supermarine-seafire-mkib--136811 And there's this chap's review: http://www.ascalecanadian.com/2011/04/admiral-172-seafire-mk-ib-vokes.html Mark
  3. Another vote for using pastels. I rub the colour I want on some fine sandpaper and then use an old brush to apply the streaks. Mark
  4. This was something I thought about quite carefully. To be realistic then there should of course be something to represent window glazing. However I was worried that if I did that then it might be difficult to see inside - or through the building - and I wanted to achieve both. So, although it's not realistic, I decided to not have any glass in the windows. Mark
  5. I first posted this in Aircraft Modelling and @Toryu suggested I post it here as well. This is the Airfix 1:76 Airfield Control Tower which first appeared in 1959. I had wanted one for a while, as I thought it would look good in the 1:72 / 1:76 cabinet with my planes and military vehicles. They are hard to find but I got one second hand a couple of years ago, I saw another build (here I think) that recommended a photo etch set from Flightpath and a neat set of posters, notices etc from Sankey. I used both of those. The p.e. set replaces all the windows, doors and
  6. I wasn't really sure where to post this - I hope it's in the right place. This is the Airfix 1:76 Airfield Control Tower which first appeared in 1959. I had wanted one for a while, as I thought it would look good in the 1:72 / 1:76 cabinet with my planes and military vehicles. They are hard to find but I got one second hand a couple of years ago, I saw another build (here I think) that recommended a photo etch set from Flightpath and a neat set of posters, notices etc from Sankey. I used both of those. The p.e. set replaces all the windows, doors and the ladder up to th
  7. You could try slices of styrene (plastic card), or any discarded pieces of kit, which is a good way to fill larger gaps. Sand it down then use Mr Surfacer to neaten it.
  8. It would help if you could say what your problem is and what it is you are trying to do. Mr Surfacer is fairly widely used. I use 500 a lot for filling seams - using a toothpick / cocktail stick to apply it and wiping off with isopropanol alcohol on a cotton bud. That preserves any detail on the plastic. Mark
  9. Hannants have several. Decal sets by Aviaeology are always worth a look as their research is great. Mark https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?adv=1&product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=&product_type_id=all_decals&code=&scale_id=956&keyword_search=catalina&setPerPage=25&sort=0&search_direction=asc&save_search_name=&save_search=
  10. What do you do before painting? The plastic would need to be highly polished before painting to remove every little imperfection. Then I think a light polish between coats. How about asking the question in the 'Vehicle Discussion' forum?
  11. I am building the old Airfix Control Tower and am mildly confused by the numbers on top of the building. This is it: The number '23' is on large boards on both sides of the building and these are referred to as 'runway numbers'. This doesn't seem to make much sense to me as there would normally be two runways and why would only one number appear on the control tower. Perhaps the numbers were just to confuse the enemy?? Or . . . . . I have tried searching and found some useful stuff. This for example: http://www.controltowers.co.uk/Site Map.htm but have
  12. There are these in 1/48 for £7.99. Don't look grey to me though. Mark https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MS48042
  13. I use Ultimate primer both by brush and airbrush. The best way to remove from a brush is to not let it dry and it simply washes off in water. But are you talking about dried paint (if so I'd probably throw the brush away and start again) Mark
  14. Probably more than one answer to this but what I do is this: Remove the canopy from the sprue and tidy up the attachment point - if you do that after dipping then you risk removing the Future. Put a little Future in a small container - I use an old glass - and then drop the canopy in it. Take it out with a pair of tweezers and remove any excess by touching on a piece of kitchen paper towel. Then place in a covered container overnight to allow the Future to cure and to keep dust off it. Mark
  15. I'm having trouble understanding what you are trying to do. This suggests you are trying to get to grey. If so, why not select a grey paint?
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