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  1. lovely piece of work on the Panzer - great figures too. I have to keep reminding myself this is 1/48 and not much bigger.
  2. love the diorama!, As I scrolled down, I thought it was a "real" photo too... awesome! Where did the figures come from?
  3. Thanks for all the positive comments everyone - much appreciated.
  4. Very cute little plane, and I’m a sucker for a nice diorama - very, very nice all round! Great job!
  5. I followed your NMF trials and tribulations with interest, and I’m happy to see you totally nailed it in the end - fantastic job!
  6. Hi everyone. I recently completed my Tamiya P-38 build… During the build, I used an ICM P-51B that came with the ground crew kit I used as a paint mule to test weathering and so on. Whilst it’s no museum piece, it managed to avoid becoming a patchwork of different colours and techniques too, so I thought I’d finish it off and post it here. Waste-not, want-not. It’s far from perfect, so be gentle! Paint is Vallejo model air for the undersides (very impressed; went on beautifully) and Tamiya olive drab over rub ‘n buff with hairspray for chipping on the top.
  7. you get a sticker, no problem, but Academy don't! I built this kit with my (at the time, little) boy years ago - what a dog! I don't know how you managed it, but yours looks quite like a starfighter!
  8. Lovely finish! I’m a fan of rub ‘n buff too, but it rarely comes out as good as yours - a bit of handling and it starts to rub ‘n off! I usually seal it with Klear (diluted with water and a fair bit of washing up liquid to break the tension and allow it to cover properly). This does dull the metal effect a little, but at least it stops rubbing off.
  9. Thanks for all the positive feedback folks! It really helps keep the mojo alive in these troubled times. The worn metal is rub ‘n buff (wax silver paste) with hairspray over for easier chipping and Tamiya acrylics over that. oil stains (and weathering generally) is highly diluted oil paint. I did a WIP .....
  10. Thanks for all the positive feedback folks! It really helps keep the mojo alive in these troubled times. The worn metal is rub ‘n buff (wax silver paste) with hairspray over for easier chipping and Tamiya acrylics over that. oil stains (and weathering generally) is highly diluted oil paint. I did a WIP - I’ll post a link....
  11. Hello everyone, and a happy New Year to all fellow plastic-botherer's. Here's my Tamiya 1/48 P-38 for inspection. Lovely kit which is beautifully engineered and goes together without any drama. I added a basic Eduard set (cockpit details mostly) and seatbelts. I have to say I don't think it needs the internal extras - what's in the kit is pretty good, and the instrument panel can't be seen without an endoscope anyway. I also added a Brassin gunbay and ammo belt for a bit of extra interest/challenge. The kit comes with decals for the gun barrels which is novel, but I wasn't convince
  12. Happy New Year everyone! This is the final instalment – I’ll be posting a RFI soon. The last sticky-out bits were glued on to the P-38. This included the aerial wires. I drilled a hole in the back of the canopy glazing and ran a piece of “invisible” thread through. The end of this was melted with a lighter to form a small ball on the end, preventing it from being pulled back through. I stretched a section of plastic tube to make a very small length of narrow tube and looped the thread through it and back. This would allow the tail aerial wires to be captured in the loop
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