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MicroGaz

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  1. Hi all, as the title says, I have completed a model recently but the end result looks disappointingly different from the reference photos I used, it looks too light. I wonder if there is any way to slightly tone down the paint, even though the model is completed.. The decals are already on, which will obviously complicate matters slightly, but I'm willing to try anything! I thought of lightly over spraying with Tamiya Smoke, or a very thinned and lightened coat of black?? Anyone else had this problem? BTW, the colour is Tamiya XF23 light blue. Thanks in advance! Gary
  2. He happily posed for a selfie with me (his idea), As you say, top bloke, happy to chat about armour and how he was enjoying his (first) visit to the show. Didn't rush me either, what a gent! Gaz
  3. I have used the new Deluxe Materials Looks Like Glass and had good results. Just apply it very sparingly. And of course it's good for dipping too, that's what it was designed for..Works for me! Gaz
  4. The car park next to Asda (literally-it actually joins onto it) is £1.00 all day Sunday, I always use it, nice and close to the centre, maybe 5 minutes walk away. Can't remember who owns it though, I'm assuming the council/shopping centre? Very handy though. Enjoyed the show, was good to be back after a two year absence. Definitely a much reduced event this year, obviously, but it was good to be able to browse, photograph and buy the goods on offer without having to rugby scrum ones way through the masses! It has been missed, well done to the organisers for putting it on. Gaz
  5. A recently finished build, this Tamiya P47D was built for a good friend. Finished in the colours of the Brazilian Air Force, it represents a machine flown by Ten. Cel. Nero Moura in 1944. Build was OOB and straightforward..well it IS a Tamiya kit The only aftermarket used was an Eduard instrument panel. Finished with Tamiya Laquers and lightly weathered, per my friends wishes. Decals are from the excellent FCM Decals and they went down without any problems. I must admit to having no knowledge of these machines being used by the BAF, but a bit of research brought up some interesting reading. Thanks for looking Gary
  6. Lovely job on a great subject, that cockpit looks amazing! Gary
  7. Thank you! Afraid not, the model has movend onto pastures new and I retrieved that one picture from a corrupted flash drive, doh! I promise I will take multiple photosof my builds next time, and upload them to the cloud Gary
  8. Hi, as promised, here are a couple of shots of my recent builds. Nothing spectacular, just getting back into the hobby, so I was not aiming for 100% accuracy with the colours etc, just getting to grips with handling plastic and paints etc! And before anyone comments, yes I do know the Meteor's ejector seat warning triangles are on upside down...now corrected! The Meteor is the Airfix 1/48 F8, a lovely, easy build. Built for a friend, I used aftermarket FCM decals, Brazilian AF. A7 Corsair is the Hobby Boss 1/48 kit, simple, not heavily detailed and went together very well. All the best Gary
  9. Thanks Dennis Please do't hate me but I don't follow football!! I do hear more about Man U though, if that makes you feel better!! Gary
  10. I must admit, I did a clean up before taking the pics..it's not usually that tidy, believe me
  11. Hello all, New member, been a lurker for ages and decided to finally take the plunge by joining and de-cloaking... From Manchester, long time modeller but returned to the hobby about 2 years ago. Mostly aircraft modelling, 1/48 and larger, but will try my hand at any genre. Retired now and living alone, so very fortunate to have the time to indulge my hobby! Lucky to have a third bedroom converted to my workshop-used to build in the shed outside but long cold winter nights forced me indoors! there are obviously some fine builders in here so no doubt I'll be picking your brains from time to time with my stupid questions Once I get myself sorted, I'll post up some of my builds, here are a couple of my workshop to start with. It's actually changed a little since taking the photos, it's a constant WIP! Cheers Gary
  12. Hello all, New member, been a lurker for ages and decided to finally take the plunge by joining and de-cloaking... From Manchester, long time modeller but returned to the hobby about 2 years ago. Mostly aircraft modelling, 1/48 and larger, but will try my hand at any genre. Retired now and living alone, so very fortunate to have the time to indulge my hobby! Lucky to have a third bedroom converted to my workshop-used to build in the shed outside but long cold winter nights forced me indoors! there are obviously some fine builders in here so no doubt I'll be picking your brains from time to time with my stupid questions Once I get myself sorted, I'll post up some of my builds, here are a couple of my workshop to start with. It's actually changed a little since taking the photos, it's a constant WIP! Cheers Gary
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