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  1. Evil Bay purchase of an Italeri F-18 Hornet, paid more for postage than the kit. But came in at £10 and 3 sheets of eduard PE for said model on clearance for £6.99 (though they are for the hasegawa kit) Just need to get my 3 other projects moving. Teething 6 month old to deal with
  2. Looks great, give the decals a bit of time to set, then just carefully clean them with soapy water and ear buds. The stains may disappear under the weathering anyway.
  3. Looking really good. I've not had the chance to do anything with mine for weeks, what with a 4 month old ruling our lives
  4. "How many times have I told you Nikolas, feather the throttle!"
  5. Have you tried dropping a few drops of oil into the mechanism and into the air line itself? I've had paint jam the ball bearing on the end of the push down bit before. Just used 3 in 1 oil, worked a treat.
  6. Also using SwiftKey on an android, having tge same issue here. Glad it's not just me.
  7. With 3 or 4 projects on the go. I manage a little time here and there, mostly just pottering, scribing, filling and sanding, sub assemblies etc. Thanks for the encouragement though
  8. Having seen the fantastic completed Taube by @Moai guess I really should do something with this. I'm thinking I'm going to have to bite the bullet and cut the small amount of inboard wing off so that they don't sit flush against the fuselage. @Marklo is building one too, and I can't be the odd one out, even though it doesn't mention this in the destructions. I will try to get this done soon. I have a 3 month old son and my time is obviously taken up with him at the moment. I have however now got a dremel tool. So I should be able to do it a little quicker and neater. H
  9. Thanks for that. I'm. Torn if to keep it or let it go. He has given me loads of stuff over the last couple of years. We used to work together at a casting company in Birmingham many years back, he has lots of spare bits and kits he says he's never going to build. I'm in my 30s and he's almost 70 you see. So he's 'passing it on' so to speak. A very nice and generous man.
  10. Saw my friend again yesterday and he'd been cleaning out more of his stuff which I've now inherited. A box tools, mostly pin vices of different diameters, another scalpel handle, a new set of side cutters which I needed and some round nose plyers. He also gave me this home made lathe This old shortwave reciever And this lovely finecast model Originally £59.95 and then £35 (edit: can't find any in ebay but the other stuff from finecast is quite expensive, anyone have any clue as to value?) He also gave me what I think is an
  11. That looks excellent! And I'll certainly use some of your pictures for reference. Doubt my build will look anything like yours. May as well chuck mine in the bin now.
  12. I know this is an old thread, but I've recently been given one of these by a friend. It is already built but... does anyone know where I could find instructions that came with the kit? Even online digital copy would help.
  13. That's amazing work! I have an old airfix f117a that I use as a paint mule. I might have to have a look at turning that into a whiff too.
  14. I have a syphon airbrush too. Was given to me by a friend. I've also bought a cheap one for £10 which is gravity fed. Ive found with the syphon one I need to get the needle set just right otherwise it won't spray. I've also discovered that some thinners react with certain paints. Revell aqua being the main culprit. Some of their paints even react with their OWN BRAND of paint retarder. It actually goes the other way, and becomes a stodgy gloop. There was a post on here about it somewhere, which was what originally led me here. I've been using vellejo thin
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