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  1. On the subject of aftermarket and kit decals, in my experience, pick one and stick to it. When I did my 97T a few months ago I had to use some kit decals and some aftermarket (Indycals) due to circumstances and as you can see from the picture they both dried a different shade of gold to each other after the clearcoat was applied. They looked exactly the same colour on the sheets before the clearcoat was applied. It's not really that different, but from certain angles it really shows like on the top and sides of the front wing. Once the model is built I think either will look ok, but just a heads up to sticking to one sheet Ian
  2. Managed to get some of the main assemblies put together ready for filling and painting. Doesn't look much progress, but swmbo has managed to find me stuff to do after work every day up to yet. Intakes for the side pods are added as well but after I took photo and the join lines have been filled awaiting sanding. Every little step is a step forwards though
  3. Ooh, I'm liking the look of this a lot. Always loved the MGC Ian
  4. Wow I can't believe it, all those choices and nothing I fancy Looks like I might be having a quiet year GB wise, unless something else makes it through Ian
  5. Looking good I've got some of the 2 part paint for the F60 I'm building, was dreading trying it, but it does look good and you've given me a bit of confidence now Ian
  6. I think it was one of the first car plastic kits I ever made all those years ago, so it's going to be a nostalgia build for me as well, hopefully it'll come out better this time as I've got (a little) more patience Ian
  7. Go on then @Col., you know I've got a load of F1 cars with V configured engines in the back waiting patiently to be built, Ian
  8. Looking at my Ferrari F60 F1 build for this GB I have realised that there is going to be a lot of time waiting for paint and decals to dry, so I thought I'd add another build in to keep me occupied. I've chosen an iconic rally car as I don't think even I can get parts mixed up between these 2, but let's see as they're both red Had the kit for a while now off @Anteater and I'm finally going to get round to making a start So this is my place marker for the 1967 Monte Carlo winning Mini Cooper S Busy weekend ahead playing trains at the GCR, but hope to make a start on both builds Monday
  9. I'm hoping to get to this one as it's only 20 mins down the road Ian
  10. Hi Pretty sure that you can ride up to a 125cc up to 11kw (used to be 13bhp I think) but only provisionally on L plates for 2 years or until you pass your test, but you have to take a CBT first (Compulsory Basic Training) before you can ride anything on the road even though you have a full car licence. www.gov.uk/motorcycle-cbt Best bet is get in touch with a local bike training outfit and have a chat Ian
  11. Here's a few of my previous builds to get started. Can't wait til after the weekend when I get some free time to make a start
  12. Couple more for the stash arrived this morning, I've got the tyrell but not with the Japan gp markings and the Ferrari looked interesting
  13. Looking very nice I have one of these to have a go at sometime in the future, the green looks great Ian
  14. I used Zero Marlboro red on my recent MP4/8 and had no issues what so ever on top of Mig ammo one shot white primer On your top one, I've had issues in the past with straight on to bare plastic and the only thing I can think with the tamiya primer (which I have used with zero paints in the past) is that the primer hadn't hardened and gassed off enough before you sprayed the red on perhaps and the primer has reacted and caused the cracking. The Zero red does give a slightly orange tint, but it matched the red in the decals perfectly
  15. Nice choice, I've got the same kit and a set of Ken Miles decals ready for a future build. Looking forward to progress Ian
  16. Great choice, I've always been a huge lightning fan as I love stuff that was built for a purpose like the lightning was. Never seen one of these built, so popcorn at the ready
  17. Looking forward to this as I've tried figure painting in the past and never succeeded, hopefully get some tips and enthusiasm as I've got a couple of figures in the stash plus some F1 drivers that I'd like to complete at some point Ian
  18. Throwing my hat in the ring with this as a placemarker. I'm not going to make a start until after next weekend though as I'm doing a dual group build with another group which starts 1st October (Road and track in scale) plus I'm busy all next weekend as a volunteer on the GCR at our autumn gala, so Monday 3rd will be my start date. It will be Kimi's car with the Marlboro barcode logos which were soon banned as an attempt to get around the tobacco advertising ban as they apparently looked like the Marlboro logo at speed. Tamiya kit, zero 2 part paint and aftermarket decals.
  19. Not sure about bikes as that's not my field, but car wise, Tamiya has the upper hand everytime Aircraft were the same as well when I used to build those, I've never built a bad Tamiya kit to be honest Ian
  20. I think if we were going to have one it would have happened by now
  21. I thought all BBMF aircraft were based on historical aircraft of the same type and therefore ex service markings, but I may be wrong
  22. Good progress I've used Upol etch primer as well, good stuff but I found it went on quite heavy at times, I've also used zero primers as well and never had any problems. I have a vibro mixer and always have one of the little glass balls in the jar as well, don't know if this makes the difference Ian
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