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About Spad

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    NATO cold war especially if with hook, Motorsport

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  1. Spad

    Dry fit putty

    Micro Liquitape has always been good to me - not sure if it is still available but I guess PVA (as mentioned above by Bandsaw Steve) would do a similar job.
  2. Utterly superb piece of work. Beautiful weathering.
  3. Superb. Lovely build and paint job! ATB Rick
  4. Excellent paint job - very convincing indeed! I echo the comments above about the gear doors etc but I am pleased to see that the main wheels look to be the right size - I saw another build elsewhere and the wheels seemed to be very undersized. Thanks for showing - it inspires me to go and buy one for myself! ATB Rick
  5. I like it too so you're not alone Aaron. Good work on a relatively unusual subject - thanks for showing. Nicely done!
  6. Like @triumphfan above, I always use a hairdryer to get stiff decals to conform. Much safer than using boiling hot water as well. The hairdryer seems to improve the way decals respond to Set/Sol fluids - highly recommended! ATB Rick
  7. I forgot to ask when I commented earlier - I am not sure what shade of red is used on these aircraft - what red did you use, may I ask? ATB Rick
  8. Stunning! Beautifully observed paint, weathering and attention to detail! Big from me! ATB Rick
  9. Stunner Got to love an orange test aircraft - and a 101 to boot! Excellent work on an unusual subject - Nice! ATB Rick
  10. Quite spectacular and beautifully executed and finished. Never seen this subject before - got to be one of the most interesting and best looking schemes on a Starfighter Bravo! ATB Rick
  11. Superb! Great work and the patience of a saint! Very fond of this one as it hails from RAF Horsham St Faith (now Norwich Airport) just the other side of town from here.
  12. Excellent. Lovely paint job and very nicely executed weathering effects - nicely understated and very authentic and to-scale looking to my eye. Models always look better photographed in natural light - this looks terrific! Is there a polarising filter on the camera? ATB Rick
  13. @Adam Poultney Hi Adam, sorry for the delay posting this - it took me time to dig into the stash to find the matchbox kits in there. Anyway, I can report that the kit windscreen is incorrect in this area also as it does not have a clear centre panel - probably why so many people have made the error over the years. ATB Rick
  14. Spad

    1/350 Bismarck

    @Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies Wow! that is a very detailed and complete answer! Thank you so much for that - it gives me a great insight into these things. As the kit has recessed planking joins I think I will give the painting route a go first - if that fails then I will take a harder look at the A/M wooden decks. Does any body have any suggestions what colour is good for the Bismarck's decks? Were they bare wood or painted? Thanks again Jamie - really appreciated ATB Rick
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    1/350 Bismarck

    Hi I'm about to venture into new areas with a build of Revell's 1/350 Bismarck but need some advice before I commit glue. I am quite attracted to the A/M wooden decks that are available. My questions are: Are they worthwhile? How easy to use? Which one(s) can be recommended? - there seems to be quite a variety out there for this kit so I'm a bit bewildered by it all! I'm a competent modeller so not really put off by cut/scrape/scratch kind of activities but I have no idea where to start with this one - help!! Thanks in advance Rick
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