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Hairy Stickler

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  1. Welcome aboard Kenneth from a very warm and sunny Sussex in the UK (although it's probably not as warm as New Mexico)!! Best regards Peter
  2. Thank you very much. Not Safe For Wife?
  3. Morning/Afternoon/Evening* All, * delete as applicable Thought I would make a start today on my entry (Mrs Stickler has gone to her Dad's for a few days). Anyway, this is what I'm aiming for Lovely decal set from Exito with some superb artwork (which will hopefully make a comeback in a "glamour-themed" group build next year). This is the starting point I know, I know, it's rear end is totally the wrong shape, etc. but if it walks like a duck.......! Here it is OOB and ready to go I'll try and give regular updates but, be warned, I'm not exactly a fast worker and I have a bedroom to decorate (so others may decide my priorities)! Hope all are well Best regards Peter
  4. Kitchen paper is a sore subject in my house. Apparently, it's not meant for modelling. Just wait until next time Mrs Stickler goes to use a cotton bud!!
  5. Good evening Patrice, Please count me in. All the best Peter Good evening Patrice, Please count me in. All the best Peter
  6. Superb! Thanks for sharing. I like the way you say that you "only" added the engine! Kind regards Peter
  7. I always get the one with the cigarette end in!!
  8. I like the sound of Canada. Beer seems to feature heavily!
  9. Beer and hockey I can handle. We'd call swimming in a slough "bog snorkeling" (unless you mean the town in Berkshire)!
  10. A belated Happy Canada Day to all the Canucks in the GB! I feel that I should do something typically Canadian. Any suggestions? Best regards Peter
  11. ???????????? Oh dear, how sad, never mind........
  12. A superb job! Thank you for sharing. I made an Airfix 1/72 Marauder in the mid-1970s. One of the few bombers I have made but I have fond memories of the kit (I can still "see it " hanging on fishing line from my bedroom ceiling!) All the best Peter
  13. Welcome to the forum Dave. I wouldn't make anything without wings and a propeller (but only one mind......propeller that is)! All the best Peter
  14. I'm very tempted (particularly as I already have all the paints)! Or a US Spitfire, or a Stuka (not a fighter, I know, but I'm willing to make exceptions)! Thanks to all who've "liked". You're very kind. Kind regards Peter
  15. Evening All, Here is my second build of the year (this is breakneck speed for me) the AZ Bf109 F4 Trop in 1/72. The kit went together pretty well with only a little filling at the wing roots and around the oil cooler fairing. It was brush painted using a mixture of Hataka and AK Air acrylics (the AK paints are now a firm favourite). My one major complaint would be with the gloss pre-decals/weathering coat. I used Revell acrylic in a rattle can and it was awful. Although I'd left it for a couple of days before I applied the decals, it got very sticky with handling ("wear latex gloves" I hear you shout) and I had to buff out some fingerprints. When I applied the chalk wash, it seemed to get embedded in the clear coat (rather than just wiping off) requiring more buffing out. The can's now in the bin! This completes my self-inflicted "North Africa 1942" themed build, the results of which are shown below. Thanks for taking the time to look. All the best Peter
  16. There's the historic cathedral city of Chichester, the beautiful beaches at the Witterings.......oh, and the Sussex Model Centre in Worthing (I wasn't paid for that plug)!!
  17. Not normally a jet man but that is a superb job (unbelievable detail in the "office")! Not sure how I'd cope with 1/24th scale. At 5'5", I could probably get in it! Thanks for sharing Best regards Peter
  18. It's all still the wrong side of Sussex!!
  19. Lovely job Mike. Welcome back !! Thanks for sharing Peter
  20. I'm with Tim here. Since I've come back to modelling, I've tried Humbrol (too grainy), Hataka Blue Line, Ammo/Mig and the AK Air series. In my opinion, the AK is the best. It brushes well (I've thinned it with Hataka thinners but it doesn't seem to mind) and the colours are deep/bright. It is quite thick so needs to be thinned to about a 50/50 ratio. I am a brush painter so can't comment on how it sprays. Hope this helps. Kind regards Peter
  21. Afternoon All, Having been back in the hobby for a little while now, I'm fairly happy with the brave world of multiple glues, fillers, tools, paints (I'm a brush painter), etc. Where I am struggling is clear coats. I feel that I am reliant on rattle cans and am not entirely happy with anything that I have tried (Mr Hobby, Revell, Humbrol and Plasticote). I am just about to give AK acrylic matt a go to see how that works. Does anyone have any suggestions? I paint in water-based acrylic (AK, Hataka Blue Line) and would be particularly interested to hear from any brush painters who are probably now all shouting "why don't you just brush XYZ on"! All the best Peter
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