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  1. Wow You have been a busy boy haven't you Ron The amount of detail is absolutely superb as usual, I think the painting and weathering of the engine is excellent Ian
  2. Hi Deano I've used the tamiya polishing compound on vehicle bodies before without water. Just be careful on curves etc that you don't get carried away and break through to the primer Ian
  3. Looking good, I've got one of these on the shelf for some point In the past I've had success in removing paint with brake fluid, don't leave it in too long though as I found out when I left a manta bodyshell in over the weekend as I forgot My go to now is 99% IPA, fetches all the paints off that I have found up to yet and doesn't soften the plastic I know the camera/displays etc can be misleading, but that green looks a bit light from my monitor, maybe it's different in the flesh so to speak Will follow along with you on this one Ian
  4. That's lucky then as I've ordered some 0.2mm Basswood off Amazon, should be here tomorrow Thanks for all the suggestions and replies gents, much appreciated Ian
  5. Looking at that pic has reminded me that I need to sort something out for the rocker cover breather cap that disapeared across the room and got eaten by the carpet monster while I was cutting it off the sprue Ian
  6. Hi Mike @bootneck This is what I did with the leads, it's probably not 100% accurate, but it was close enough for me to be happy I've used Tamiya 0.65mm black cable, just needs a little touching up with black to cover the superglue that has dried a white colour The one to the coil, I couldn't get behind where I wanted it, so it went underneath Ian
  7. Cheers Mike I'll try and take a pic later Ian
  8. Frame extensions and wheels now painted and added, starting to come along nicely. The wheels are Tamiya LP Italian red, seems a decent match for the BRS scheme I'm going for, (British Road Services befoe I confuse anyone) I've also added a set of leads to the engine for a bit of detailing.
  9. Cheers BK I was going to go home via Hobbycraft and see what they had got, I've also seen it on Amazon down to 0.2mm I need a quick measure of what I need Ian
  10. Hi @F1Fan Glad you've finally made the first step from lurking to posting It's nice to have lorry in the WIP, especially one that has sentimental value as well I prefer the older lorries as they seem to have a charm about them, not like todays huge things Any chance of some pictures please Ian
  11. Thanks BK TBH I'd thought of real wood, but dismissed it as being too thick, I need to find some balsa then
  12. Question for all the lorry builders out there. As you may be aware I'm building the Bedford dropside for the big and British GB. I'm after advice on how to make the deck look like wood, dashboards I can do with the correct shade of brown and clear orange over the top to give a nice polished veneer effect, but how do I go about replicating planking? Any tips gladly received Ian
  13. Hi Gary I agree, the Nunu / Beemax kits are great you just need to really study the instructions. I've already built the lancia S4 and that's one of the best kits I've ever built. The detail is superb
  14. That's really nice Gary It makes me want to crack on with mine soon, or the S1 with the skirts, it looks like a great kit
  15. Hi Pete Emhar also do a short wheelbase tipper and breakdown truck in the same range along with a long wheelbase tanker It would be cool to make a copy of your uncles lorry Ian
  16. Can't help with the Harrier, but the Revell Tornados are the best out there Ian
  17. Couple of pics of the Celica GT4 1993 Monte Carlo winner driven by Didier Auriol I've built for the Turning Japanese GB, More pics and write up in the GB forum Tamiya LP2 white body and Tamiya acrylics for the details Real nice kit that goes together well with no real vices, decals a little fiddly, but I've had worse In todays £50 ish for a decent car kit, £20 for this is a real bargain Ian
  18. Finally managed to get some more photos of the Toyota Celica GT4 Monte Carlo car driven to victory by Didier Auriol and Bernard Occelli as co driver. Body was painted in Tamiya LP2 white and detail painting with various Tamiya acrylics. It's been a real MOJO booster after the fiddly, smaller scale cars in the Matchbox GB. I was dreading the Castrol stripes as I built the Corolla a couple of years ago and they fought me all the way, but these were quite compliant with miccrosol/set applied, only real hardship was around the bonnet openings. Thanks to all for their comments and help along the way and I'll carry on viewing the GB builds even though I've finished with mine
  19. Sorry for all the confusion regarding SGB I thought it was common terminology I usually use it as I'm too idle to keep writing it in full
  20. Sorry @JeroenS, I thought it was a common term as I've seen it on other sites, it stands for Semi Gloss Black Ian
  21. I must admit, as a volunteer on a preserved railway that's what sprung into my mind as well, just couldn't see how it fitted in the post
  22. Managed to get all the bits of the chassis that need to be SGB attached and all the bits to be added after detail painting primed this afternoon, then the SGB on this evening, trying to get every bit covered was quite challenging while trying to hold it and turn it Zero primer and SGB used Hopefully detail and add the bits over the weekend and maybe even on it's wheels
  23. It's not too bad tbh I got the Bedford from mjr but I have seen all 4 in there the last time I popped in. Always have a good selection of cars as well, that's where I got the Castrol celica from for 20 quid I only usually get paints and glue etc if I get desperate as you can usually get stuff cheaper elsewhere. But if we're down there I always pop in and have a mooch around, you never know
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