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  1. Loren


    Thanks for your birthday wishes. You may have noticed a lack of posts from me - I have decided to withdraw from Britmodeller following an unpleasant run-in with a Moderator. Not happy with his actions and the corporate response so thought it best I left. I wish you success with your 'big builds' - and have you noticed that Revell are preparing for a new tool 1/48th SR-71 kit this year? I know you HAVE to have one - cos I know I DO, too! 🙂 


    All the best




    ps - no need to reply to this -I've only signed in to stop the recurrent digest emails that I've been getting. I doubt I'll return here after I've sorted the digest. K

  2. You're right - nothing like Ned Stark - looks more like Sean Bean to me A quick look through my 'already started and stalled' collection, I've found five busts that need attention (for attention please read 'completion' ). Scale 75's Abbysal Warlord, Life Miniature's Sea Wolf and Mirai, Nocturna's Lilith and Alexandros Miniarure's Vasily Sayzev. All in various states - but all need to be done. Oops - make that six.... I've just remembered Bonaparte Models' Samurai bust! I wonder where I've put that??? Kev
  3. Hmmm... not overly sure about those busts, Mick. No scale quoted and the price suggests they're a bit smaller than I like. Not impressed by the poses of any of them, though the Hound looks mean whichever way you look at him I think I'll pass on those. Nuts Planet have Jon Snow (Night Watch) and Sansa Snow (Queen of the North) in their range that I may have to build for the shop display (as I sold Daeneris recently). Cheers Kev
  4. Thanks Mick - and no, I wasn't aware of the Mitch's Military Models busts. I shall have to go have a look at those. Ta for the heads up. Kev
  5. Nice option, @dnl42, and great work on the barrel and spinner. The holder looks quite a contraption, but for occasional use it would be fine. Not sure if there are similar things available on this side of the pond, and at that price it could be quite costly sourcing one in the UK, I think I'd stick with the mini lathe for price and convenience - but, as they say, to each his own. Cheers Kev
  6. And, as promised, here's a couple of pics of the stand stanchions I did using the mini lathe. Nothing complex, but it was an improvement on just a plain rod with a plain collar. They're actually three pieces, a solid rod centre, with two tubes around it. I used the lathe and a small modelling chisel to bevel the top of the outer tube and then inscribe a line just below that. Kev
  7. Nice improvisation, Mart. Hmm... hadn't thought of adding sanding to mine. Another option I need to investigate. Kev
  8. Hi Guys Sorry for the delay in responding, I'd forgotten about this post. I've used the mini lathe a few times, but not for anything major in a project yet (mainly cos I'm working on a lot of stuff for others at present). Turned some nice detail on a pair of plastic stanchions for a ship base which I'll take photos of during this week. I've added a set of mini circular blades but haven't tried that out yet... other than ensuring fitting is okay. May also add some polishing wheels at a later date (to help with canopy and car body polishing). For the price, I
  9. ME: "Surely that is a REAL aircraft!?" YOU: "No, it's my model... and please don't call me Shirley!" Hi from another 'fooled' modeller. Wonderful job!!! All of those outdoor pics are so well done that I wasn't sure it was a model until I got to the first indoor pic! Kev
  10. Beautiful work. Those Dynavector vacforms can turn out lovely. I've managed to collect a few of them for my stash, but not the Scimitar. I only hope I can produce results as fine as yours. Kev
  11. Crikey, I feel lucky - I've only got two sets (the kit one and a set of railings from White Ensign) and there's a good chance I'll get it done without needing any more. I went with the Merlin that comes with the kit and managed to get that done without any flyaway parts. The jury may still be out on the 30mm, though... I haven't got to that yet.... Kev
  12. Wonderful work - and most useful (I have one of these on the bench at the moment as a commission) for me. Some of that PE is a real pain, isn't it? I'm sure your Dad will treasure that. Kev
  13. Not to worry, Chris. I've got started kits that haven't been looked at since 2015! AND... I've moved house twice since then! Kev
  14. Hi Chris I wonder if that was the same aliens who snaffled my 0.35mm nozzle from my old airbrush? It dropped off the bench during a strip-down cleaning and was never seen again! I think it might be your memory, mate - Step 4 of the instructions (at least, in my HobbyBoss instructions) has you fit the door to the battery compartment and in Step 6 the internal gears are fitted to Drive Sprocket shafts on the inside of the hull... It's been a while since you looked at this, hasn't it? Cheers Kev
  15. What? No camera, film crew and trolley tracks? And where'e the exploding hangar??? hee hee hee... Another lovely little dio. I think I might have to make a trip down to Sywell next year to see more! Keep up the great work, TT Cheers Kev
  16. Nice one, TT Absolutely nothing wrong with that dio! It replicates the days when aircraft COULD be built by "a man and his mates in a shed". Albeit, a damn big shed! I particularly like the half completed roundels on the aircraft with the ladder leaning up against the upper wing - where's the bloke gone? Another tea break??? Cheers Kev
  17. To my shame, I must admit that I've lived in Derby for over three years and worked there for more than four years! I have even visited the Burnaston Toyota plant on several occasions and hadn't made the connection. I also know Eggington and will have to take a jaunt down there, just to see if there's any sign of Black Magic (as I have the Aerotech 1/32 kit to build at some unspecified time in the future). Thanks for the info, much appreciated. Kev
  18. Chris I'll try and keep an up to date WIP thread (not my strong point, I have to admit!) in order to help you with inspiration. The Trumpeter 1/16th kits are quite nice (so I'm told - I've never built or owned one). Have to agree with Arild about the precedents of the HB Tiger. The fact that it has a battery compartment and all the internal gearing pretty much shows it was originally designed for R/C. These models have fallen out of favour mainly because you can get a far superior R/C model with everything included for less than three times the price (or even at just ov
  19. Oh goody - more pics! The more I see, the more I like it! I've found a Canadair C-4 Argonaut (Welsh Models do a resin kit in 144th) so I may just take the plunge with that (if it's actually available in the Derby Airways livery - awaiting a reply from Welsh Models). Also found a small selection of 144th vehicles on Shapeways (pricey, but may be well worth the trouble). Cheers TT Kev
  20. Lovely little period diorama. I wasn't even aware of Derby Airways until I saw this (I don't do many civils - that's my only excuse ), but as I now live in Derby you have just piqued an interest. A quick google reveals that they became British Midlands International (bmi) and that, as Derby Airways, they flew not only the C-47 but also the Canadair C-4 Argonaut, the HP Marathon and even a DH Dragon Rapide. I feel a future civil project coming on. Thanks for sharing that one with us, you've just given me some more inspiration. Kev
  21. Hi Chris I got that kit myself last month and thought I'd have a quick look at the problem you found. Doesn't look like there's much one can do to reduce the 'fiddlyness' of that part of the construction. The only thing I could think of doing to reduce the frustration is to glue the nut into the inside arm recess before attempting construction, then fit the spring over its support ring making sure the spring legs straddle the extended leading edge of the protrusion above the ring. Have the outer arm, screw and inner arm readily to hand. Fit the outer arm as closely alig
  22. Here's a nice pic of the Nimrod Searchlight for you: This one's on an MR.2 but the MR.1 light was similar. I can tell you from experience, they are damn bright, too! Made a wrong turn onto a taxiway at Kinloss and some smart alec gave me a demonstration! Kev
  23. There's very little lovelier than a long-nosed Phantom in SEAC. Beautiful weathering, too. Excellent work on that, it's a real beauty! Kev
  24. Thanks for that info, Rob - saves me a bit of research. Kev
  25. Forgot to say that there are a couple of recent 'militarised' versions of construction equipment in 1/35th : Meng do a Caterpillar D9R with and without slat armour. Got one of those in my stash. and Panda Models do a JCB HMEE-1 Excavator. Not got one yet, but that may change once SMW starts Haven't looked into de-militarising either of them, but it may be feasible. Kev
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