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Al Gunthwaite

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  1. Al Gunthwaite

    ML196 Fairmile B - Landing Craft Control

    Hi Rob Those mats look fine to me. However, have you tried milliput? Roll it flat on a plastic bag that's been sprinkled with talc. Put it under a lamp to speed the cure (but not, I suggest whilst it's still on the plastic bag!). Obviously it can be sanded, but also to get rid of any hard edges a rub with wire wool will do the job. Al
  2. Al Gunthwaite

    Radar MTB 378

    That's an interesting photo with a Jeep lashed to the foredeck. I'm interested to see how this project comes along. Al
  3. Al Gunthwaite

    Radar MTB 378

    Your figures are great - very neat! Al
  4. Al Gunthwaite

    MGB658 Scratch built

    Those look very neat! And thank you for the kind comments. I'm not allowed out to modelling shows unless I promise to behave "normally"! Al
  5. Al Gunthwaite

    Radar MTB 378

    Is that Royal Navy? I appreciate that it's a Vosper in the Med but some standards should be maintained!!
  6. Al Gunthwaite

    Radar MTB 378

    Arjan, Kev Blue cap winter - white cover summer. So in the Med I would always expect to see a white cover. And of course it's not straightforward because you see photos of a group of sailors wearing caps with and without white covers. Arjan, great work on the figures! Al
  7. Al Gunthwaite

    Landing Ship Medium

    You need to be careful using N gauge railway figures because depending on the manufacturer (and country of origin) the scale can vary between 1/148 and 1/168. Continental "N" are always likely to be a little undersized, however you wouldn't notice the difference with British "N" at 1/148. Al
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    Thanks for the heads-up GrzeM, I wasn't aware of that! Now ordered... In retirement (still a long way off!) I want to do research on the 3rd flotilla operating out of Fowey because they had interesting camouflage. Al
  9. Al Gunthwaite

    Landing Ship Medium

    From experience, give the figures a very good wash before any paint goes on them. I'm in the process of painting some 1/144 and 1/72 RN figures from Shapeways - mine have had a rinse but there's still dust in nooks and crannys which only became apparent after I had undercoated them. I'll be watching with interest! Al
  10. Al Gunthwaite

    ML196 Fairmile B - Landing Craft Control

    Duffle coat toggles are the challenge in 1/144 ! Al
  11. Great stuff! The mast looks a proper gubbins. Al
  12. Al Gunthwaite

    ML196 Fairmile B - Landing Craft Control

    Rob Thanks for the kind comments. I have tried to make some of these more action oriented than my 1/72 scales figures. The photo shows the figures about 3x actual size. Those are sample castings. I'm anticipating the production castings will be available in a couple of weeks and the sets (4 sets - the runners will be split into 4 sets of 4 figures), will be with outlets (assuming they want to stock them!) before Christmas. Al
  13. Al Gunthwaite

    Landing Ship Medium

    I'm planning to drop in on Saturday morning, but not attending as a trader. I decided some time ago that I'm not trader material. Martin of Coastal Craft will be there with (hopefully) a full range. Al
  14. Al Gunthwaite

    Landing Ship Medium

    Ahem...1/144 scale RN figures should be available before Christmas (but of no particular help if you're doing a US landing ship) Al