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Iain Ogilvie

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  1. Makes note to put something on my site - maybe at the w/e... Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  2. No guarantees - and I suggest you test it first - but it's what I've always assumed having bought a 250 ml bottle of thinner and performed a *very* un-scientific 'nose' test... Certainly smells like it (definitely not neat Isoprop tho... - have tried that and it clogs the airbrush) Others will no doubt know more - am more of a Lifecolour/Xtracrylix kinda guy EDIT - may also contain a retarder as well - I really don't know on that one. EDIT2 -This may be of use Clicky Iain
  3. 'Scuse my ignorance - but thought Tamiya Thinner was just distilled water and a little Isopropyl Alchohol? If so - surely cheaper to make your own? Personally - I use tap water (prolly my Scots genes as it's pretty good vfm ) - works for me! Iain
  4. Mish, If you have half the wheel - why not make a plasticine mold and cast in polyester resin (car fiberglass kit)? Iain
  5. Thanks for the comments guys... Always planned to do a Spanish Civil War bomber. Yup - all interior bulkheads (which is why I've cut the fuselage roof off - to be re-fitted after the interior) and heavy duty spars that will sit on that flat resin internal keel. If too far for this GB - I *may* dig out the SM-79 and make a start on that - but again - the chances of me finishing.... Fuselage plastic pretty thin because of the deep draw - so wanted to get basic shape established on a resin keel before going any further. On first attempt the resin was 'off' and didn't cure - also started melting the plastic. Managed to rescue her by chipping out as much of the gunk as possible and pouring fresh resin with the fuselage level - so resin found it's own level. Seems to have worked. I'd class the build to date as 'prep' really Iain
  6. Iwata HP-CH is my weapon of choice - I simply haven't seen better build quality and performance anywhere else (and I've tried a few - I still have a couple of Badgers and an Aztec lurking in the draw). Personally - I wouldn't recommend the Aztec at all - although some swear by it. I just swear AT it! Iain
  7. This is as far as I got - bit of a problem with some resin - still an awfully long way to go. Would be nice to tag along - if too far started I'll dig something else 1:32 out... Iain
  8. I'd love to be in on this one - great period in history and a testing ground for some famous types... My Rata is already done - but I have a JU-52 I kinda just started and then stalled that I'd like to include in the GB - trouble is - I doubt I'd get it finished in the allotted time, but I'm game to crack on and post some in progress piccies if you'll have me... Kit is the Modellbau Schmitt 1:32 vac... Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  9. Hope you'll take it to some of the shows - would love to see it! Great work Iain
  10. Thanks Tony, Looks like I'll have to extract a digit and head up there at some point Iain
  11. Dont suppose you have any cockpit shots of the Ohka do you? At least it's now on the ground - I once travelled all the way up there specifically to get some cockpit shots of it and it was hanging from the ceiling! Iain
  12. Beautiful work Daniele! Really inspirational... Iain
  13. PM received - will get a doggy bag on it's way next week Iain
  14. Brilliant technique - am now eying up my 2 year old son's tub of marmite ready for my marathon U-Boat painting session - oh - and a Leopold Rail Gun I really should finish... Used salt before but found at times it went rock hard in the top layer of paint... Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  15. Erm - me too - sounds like we share similar loft insulation! Only another two D.520s to go - may do one as a post war two seat trainer and one floatplane (major work). Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  16. Thanks Spitfire, It's the cowl in the kit - modded with Mk.1 scalpel and plastic sheet Lovely kit IMHO... Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  17. Brilliant - thanks Tony... Will keep you posted - need to go dig out my refs now... Iain EDIT - Crumbs - that IS a lot of stencilling! Gold Dust - have saved to hard disk.
  18. Thanks Perry - I rather like it - in spite of everyone that says this kit is not worth doing anything with (well - on certain forums anyway...) Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  19. Another enjoyable build - only issue was fitting the flaps in the retracted position - messy! Lifecolour French paints - I think I tweaked the upper surface grey a little... Freehand with Iwata HP-CH Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  20. Special Hobby kit - really enjoyed this one. Again - mainly LifeColor acrylics. Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  21. Thanks for the kind words folks - tempted to start my 105s now! Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  22. Trumpeter kit - Cutting Edge 'pit Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  23. Hasegawa kit - home made decals designed in CorelDraw and printed using ALPS printer. And, yes - the Port national marking weathered exactly as per photos. Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
  24. A few tweaks to the interior - but basically from the box. LifeColor acrylics. Iain 32SIG http://www.skywriters.net
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