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  1. Hi all,I finally managed to get some colour on the exterior panels after much trial and error,I used a grey primer first and airbrushed some vallejo air red on but found it made the red really dull,so I tried some tamiya Italian red over the same primer with the same result I decided to try mr hobby white 1000 primer next with the tamiya colour and it's much brighter,only thing is I've run out now and it needs another coat really! I'll give it a light flat and another coat and then some mr hobby gloss varnish and hopefully that will be ok then move onto the black details around the air s
  2. There was one for sale on a certain auction site,rather hopefully priced!thanks for the interest if I can crack getting the finish right it'll be all good
  3. This is a great looking model,I'm a big Ferrari f1 fan and was lucky enough to see Michael at Silverstone in this car, can I ask for some advice on how to get a finish like this as I'm new to this as well and I'm struggling to get even a half decent gloss finish on a red countach I'm trying to complete!well done on this
  4. Well I think the doors fit now but they come in three parts which makes lining them up awkward so I tried getting some colour on the smaller panels which is my first attempt at a gloss finish, I used vallejo air red,left that to dry and a couple of coats of alclad aqua gloss.....which has dried sort of satin at best,flatted that and a couple more coats and still dried satin but a bit shinier,anyone had the same?
  5. Cool that's a nice looking car too,might take a look at one,however there's a few racing cars I like so I might just have to test myself
  6. Im just getting back into modelling after many years,Out of interest which car kits have decent engine detail?most of the ones I look at don't seem to have any at all except maybe some F1 cars and a few others ?
  7. Thanks much appreciated, yes there's plenty of detail for sure shame some of it doesn't fit that great,hoping to get some colour on the exterior at the weekend fingers crossed
  8. 1/24 , the suspension is particularly fiddly
  9. Thanks again for the help guys,after much head scratching I worked out I have to copy the link and paste it without using the "insert image from URL" as that wont work on my phone or the link symbol in the icons above as that wont work either?must be an android thing
  10. Hi all, thought I'd share my first attempt at a car which I was given for my 14th birthday,I'm 46 now so I thought I'd try to finish it! This is my second build and to be honest it's been hard work so far,the rear was quite twisted so I had to cut it out and rebuild it with some strips,getting the suspension to line up took some time as the Lh side was shorter than the rh.none of it fits too well and I wondered if it was worth it but I can't give up now!anyway here's how far I've got ,thanks for looking now I have to make the doors fit
  11. Thanks for the replies I'm using the copy url icon,like before, but it copies the text, when I used it before the image would appear and I posted all my pictures,sorry I know this gets asked a lot..
  12. Hi all sorry to run over the same old groundI'm trying to post some pictures in work in progress but when I copy the link it just posts the text not the picture (using flickr)I've posted pictures of my last build and I'm sure I'm doing it the same but the image is not appearing this time,any ideas?thanks
  13. Thanks for the reply,all the points you made make sense to me,I thought I'd use the first one to try out some of the things I've seen elsewhere and overall it didn't come out too bad!I think I'll try 1/350 scale next 1/700 is just too much for my old eyes and fingers! and yes photo etch too, I think think the KGV has caught my interest so I'd definitely like to do it again...thanks again
  14. Yes left them off they looked pretty bad same as the degaussing cables,i found out theres a photo etch set for it,but that was a bit beyond me for first time out,I'll give it a go on the next one though
  15. Thanks much appreciated, planning the next one now but I think I should get some weathering practice and some reference books if anyone's got any recommendations
  16. Hi all, I got back into modelling during lockdown early last year after deciding to build the Heller KGV, which I'd had for years, after which I thought I'd get into some ww2 aircraft as I've been into them since I was a lad. However I can safely say I'm hooked on ships now,after looking at some of the stuff you guys have done I think I need to get some advice ,firstly on weathering techniques as I tried a few things out that didn't quite work as I hoped,I'm still finding my way around the site so any pointers with ship building would be great before I attempt the tamiya 1/350 KGV,thanks to ev
  17. Thanks for all the kind words,really appreciated, I think it was a great looking ship,thinking of taking the plunge with the 1/350 ....
  18. Thanks for the replies guys,honestly haven't made a kit since I was about 12,46 now, spent many hours on here looking for tips and ideas and the Sovereign Hobbies website was a godsend really as I'm colour blind so working out the colours would've been hard workdefinitely need some advice before attempting the 1/350....thanks again!
  19. Sorry for the late reply thanks for the help I did sort it eventually,turns out my pictures were locked because my profile wasn't public?and as I'm using on my phone I dont think it has as many options but hey I got there!thanks again for taking the time
  20. Hi all, felt brave enough to post my first build in about 30 years HMS KGV by heller, the colour scheme is from Sovereign Hobbies and and it's the first time I've tried airbrushing,washes masking etc ,hopefully a practice run for the tamiya 1/350 of the same.Quite a few broken bits in the box so apologies for the wonky masts and so on all in all quite a job for a first attempt,thanks for looking
  21. Thanks for all the replies,I think I have worked it out now
  22. Hi there thanks but I've uploaded my images to Flickr when I select share it let's me copy the URL but when I put it in my post it says " cant embed as there is no image " cue much hair pulling!
  23. Hi all got back into modelling during lockdown after 30+ years with a 1/400 Heller HMS King George V which was on a shelf for many years,pretty much done now with Sovereign Hobbies colour scheme and several first attempts at things inc washes,airbrushing masking etc ,just one problem,having trouble attaching pics from Flickr, have read all your guides on how to use but apparently there's no image at the URL?anyway hopefully I'll get it right thanks for reading
  24. When I paste the Flickr URL into my post it says it cant be copied as there is no picture there?
  25. I've copied the url into the window but there's no picture
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