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Putty Animal

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  1. Putty Animal

    Best Battle of Britain Memoirs?

    A little late to the party perhaps, but I can recommend Life's Too Short to Cry by Tim Vigors. Just finished it this evening.
  2. Thank you so much for this. You make a beautiful and thought provoking presentation.
  3. Putty Animal

    1/72 Tiger Moth

    Beautifully done. It looks like you could just walk up to it and climb right in!
  4. Putty Animal

    Roll out the Blenheim MkIVF

    I'm trying to be cool about it, but I think a bit of wee accidentally came out... As as someone who spends an extraordinary amount of time looking at Blenheims, I have to say that this is by far some of the nicest I have ever seen.
  5. Great stuff. I especially like the Yak.
  6. Putty Animal

    Vulcan B2 - 1/144 GWH+Shelf Oddity

    1/144 scale modelling has come a very long way, and this has to be one of the best I've ever seen. Congratulations!
  7. Putty Animal

    Short Sunderland in 1/32nd scale

    This sounds amazing. You could just about sell tickets!
  8. Nice looking kits! I'll definitely look forward to following their progress. I had to look up the meaning of SWMBO... I always think of mine as The Minister of Finance, Entertainment & Culture.
  9. Putty Animal

    Off with the Faireys - Fighting Zvezda's Battle

    Here's some more progress before I put this thing to bed. I'm seriously tempted to remove the exhaust stubs and repaint them. Plus I still don't quite know how the pilot's seat harness was laid out. Apart from that, I reckon I'm just about done with this little terror!
  10. I don't say this to everyone darling, but...
  11. Truly superb. It's such a pleasure to follow this along!
  12. Fantastic progress! I'm a little late to the party perhaps, but I can recommend Scotch "Magic tape" as a more manageable alternative to Dymo for scribing. You can use it much the same way but it is much easier to cut and get around complex airframes. Spreading it out and sticking down two or three laminated layers can give you a thicker edge too if required. Its also very useful to give the airframe a very good coat of primer and rub it back slightly to ensure you are not scribing through dissimilar materials. If you scribe lightly by dragging the scribing tool (a sharpened needle in a pin vise works for me) backwards across the surface, you get smooth lines without tearing. Scribing at 90 degrees seems to cause a lot of chatter. Below is a photo of a different Battle which I'm working on, albeit in a smaller scale. The panel lines are done with scotch tape and a needle, over a coat of Tamiya primer that has had plenty of time to cure. I find that it works quite well.
  13. Can't wait to see what you do next! I think I saw some pictures of the Blackburn collection posted on Kampfgruppe144's forum. I had exactly the same feeling. Congratulations to him on such a superb effort.
  14. Well done and terrific work. There can't be too many people about who can boast having one of those in their collection. Truly unique.
  15. Wow! Some people build kits but you bought it flowers, and took it out for dinner and a show. Followed by some slow dancing, a limo home and a breathless invitation to come upstairs...