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  1. Cheer, I might do that with the next one. It would have actually been easier to do them all one colour too. Definitely will be getting a table and chair to work at next time on the 1/32 scale. Looking forward to getting stuck into another one. Quite fancy doing a Sherman Firefly tank now too, oh dear it begins....
  2. A few people have mentioned some Tamiya decals are quite thick. Maybe that was the cause.
  3. If your a spitfire enthusiast you will notice this model is missing a rear view mirror. The ants have it now
  4. Hi all this is my Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire, the first model I have done in roughly 20 years, since I was about 12 years old and my first try at airbrushing. I bought this kit as a practice kit before I start on a couple of 1/32 Spitfires I didn't want to mess up. I learned quite a lot whilst doing this one. The historical accuracy might not be 100% as I mainly wanted to practice how to put a model together, how to paint and weathering techniques. Lessons learned: -Do not paint small green items in the garden. Once you drop it on the grass its gone forever. Crawling around like Honey I shrunk the kids. -Microsol and Set didnt soften the decals very well and created a tent effect. Ended up tearing a couple. Bought Mr Mark Softer and found it much better. Will be stenciling some on the next model. -I need to buy a work desk to build on, stooping over a worktop with no seat made this quite difficult, standing up throughout. Any future tips welcomed.
  5. Will these work on lacquer based paints such as Mr Paint or Mr Color? If not whats the best way to achieve chipping with those?
  6. I have also recently moved to Australia from the UK. It will probably benefit more from the fan
  7. Thanks, i have no idea which one to buy of the two or if it even matters both maybe equally as good
  8. Im confused which one is the old vs the new? Is the old one the one with pressure relief valve in red built in direct with the silver strait bar on the rear and plates either side. Or the old on the one with the bent silver bar and vents on the top black end sections?
  9. The only difference i can see is the design of the connector between the top and bottom. I have no doubt they are all probably mass produced in China somewhere.
  10. Hi All, I am looking to buy a new compressor for my harder & steenbeck ultra 2 in 1 airbrush. I have been told the AS186 is a good buget compressor to suit my needs. I can get one for around 100 Australian dollars. However when I have searched for the AS 186 two designs keep coming up. Is there a major difference between the two, older or newer model? I am struggling to find any information compairing them.
  11. Since this thread was posted some time ago, have any other products came onto the market to give canopies a high shine? I recently moved to Australia and pledge/future/klear is none existant here. The only floor pledge they have is bright yellow. Was going to give gauzy glass coat a try but have read any masks put on will pull the gauzy glass coat off. So I'm looking for an alternative or experience using gauzy glass coat pulling off with masks
  12. I have one of these to build too. Picked one up from ebay with a motor for the prop. Not sure if I will use the motor. I haven't two 1/32 scale spits to build too. Iv heard this is a nightmare to build with its fit so il likely leave it until last
  13. I actually managed to get in touch with the guy that built a competition winning model that i was trying to replicate the finish of. If anyone is looking for othet options they used Dullcote Lacquer in a bottle mixed 50/50 with a lacquer thinner
  14. Thanks everyone for you input and experience. I couldn't initially find an MRP satin or semi matt but will take another look. Alot of people have suggested W&N Galeria matt in other topics i searched however i found the example completed models using it looked incredibly flat
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