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  1. I have the one for cutting straight strips and have found it to be absolutely brilliant. Occasionally the blade does ride out of the groove but I feel that is more due to operator error. New scalpel blade is virtually essential and you need to experiment with the angle the blade is held when cutting. I have successfully cut 0.3 mm strips from Tamiya tape.
  2. I have it in my hands. Superb quality and detail. Some of the plastic, is more detailed than the Eduard etch for the revell kit.
  3. The new 1/72 schnellboot s 38/1942 by Fore Hobby, from Hong Kong. WOW!!! 14 flash free sprues of dark grey plastic, 2 Hull halves, 3 clear sprues, 5 small pe frets, various wire thicknesses, turned gun barrels and decals for 2 vessels. Details are sublime. Nigel
  4. U 1105, the Black Panther, contains a fair amount of detail on Alberich, the snorkel and GHG Balkon, a passive sonar array. 1105 was the only sub to have these 3 innovative ideas fitted. Alberich was a rubber coating applied over the entire sub, not just the deck. It had holes of various sizes, size and pattern, being determined by location. It was also tuned to a specific depth where it would be most effective. Fascinating read. Nigel
  5. Looking good. Comment if I may. Should the Anchor chain be stud link, rather than plain link. Feel free to ignore me, it's your model after all! Nigel.
  6. NigelD

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    Cafe Gondree, as a nod to the first building to be liberated on D Day.
  7. I have ordered from l'arsenal to UK with absolutely no problems. Good service and quality. I received one damaged part and Replacements came promptly. Nigel
  8. How true. I'm keeping my eyes open for the correct kit as the deck is so nice. Even revell themselves don't have one.
  9. My wooden deck arrived and it looks fantastic. Unfortunately, it is for the previous version of this kit, with the larger conning tower so it won't fit! This older kit is not available anywhere, so if anybody has one they no longer need.... Nigel
  10. They crop up on talking pictures TV as well.
  11. https://themuseummodeler.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/kriegsmarine-konfusion/ I assume that you have seen this article, but if not, it may be useful.
  12. I apply ca (gorilla glue micro precise) with an acupuncture needle. It is possible to squeeze the bottle and bring the glue to the neck and pick up a small amount with the needle. Releasing the sides, allows the glue to withdraw into the bottle, minimising waste. I have been applying circles which are just over 1mm diameter using this method. Nigel
  13. Lost part arrived from Germany today. No charge. Sturdy cardboard box and bubble wrap, all for a basically flat piece. 1 x 1.5 inches. Excellent service in about a month.
  14. Following with interest as I have one of these waiting in the wings along with the Eduard photo etch and a nautilus wooden deck on its way to me.
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