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  1. There is no formula, depends on how thick you want the Goo. More sprue makes it thicker, more TET thins it. I try for the consistency of double cream. You'll find the sprue melts pretty quickly if you put small pieces in the TET. Applied using the TET brush as supplied in the bottle. Experiment till you find what suits you. P
  2. PDH

    Flory washes

    As far as I know you can only get Flory wash direct from Flory Models or his associated online model seller PM Models. Flory usually ships within 24 hours of receiving order/payment. Hope this helps P
  3. I have just picked up this photo from eBay. It is an original press photo from 1943 showing Vosper 72’ Motor Torpedo Boats of the 23rd Flotilla of the Royal Navy who were stationed at Kingswear at the time this photo was taken. Kingswear is located on the Dart River opposite Dartmouth in Devon. The Flotilla was manned entirely by Free French Navy personel. The Flotilla was made up of eight Vosper 72’ MTBs numbering from 90,91,92,94,96,98,227 & 239. The photo has been heavily censored during wartime with the numbers that would have been painted on the stern of the boats obliterated and all the background has been whited out so Kingswear would have been to the left in the photo background and Dartmouth off to the right. I have just received the actual original and it shows nice nice detail of the rear deck etc. Just a pity most of the rigging detail has been obliterated by the censor but all in all a very useful purchase. P
  4. Thank you for the update and insight into the thought process Jamie. Please keep us updated on your conclusions, I'm plucking up the courage to start on this kit! Peter
  5. I picked up a copy from AbeBooks just before Christmas for about £20 delivered. Also I suspect you are aware there is a revised expanded version by M D Taylor that includes Hodges original text and info - https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30143622081&searchurl=tn%3DBritish%2BMilitary%2BMarkings%2B1939-1945%26sortby%3D17&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-image6 Try Abe and they do come up on eBay at a lot lower prices. HTH P
  6. I've been looking around for a more realistic British track weathering method for a while. When using metal tracks I find certain blackening products can produce a realistic finish but plastic tracks are more of a problem. I would like to try the Vandyke Brown. Is there any particular brand/shade of pastel you would recommend? A search shows some manufacturers produce different hues of Vandyke Brown which adds a little confusion!! Many thanks P
  7. PDH

    First Kit

    If you are looking at World War 2 kits then older but still excellent kits are the Tamiya Cromwell and Centaur. Straightforward to build and easy to paint. HTH P
  8. Watching with great interested, particularly in view of what Trumpeter have announced for 2019. P
  9. Sorry, I've been meaning to update this thread but other events have overtaken me - a new grandson, holidays and a burst pipe in the kitchen - to name but a few! These are the books I have in my library on Coastal Forces. Some are Reference and some are History. all are recommended and help to piece things together Peter
  10. Late version according to WNW website Quote from the WNW Product Description - Includes 2 models; 1x Halberstadt Cl.II Late (33cm x 22cm) & 1x RE.8 "Harry Tate" (40cm x 26cm)
  11. Take a look at https://www.sovereignhobbies.co.uk/collections/1-48/products/pangolin-two-stage-mosquito-nacelles-1-48 HTH P
  12. I've been highly recommended to create some sprue goo using Tamiya Extra Thin with Tamiya grey sprue. People using this mix are very happy with it. Currently I'm using Tamiya Extra Thin with cut up plasticard but it is slow to dry but very useful all the same. Tried Humbrol Liquid Poly with any old sprue but not impressed. P
  13. Great build, well done Rob. Wish mine were as good. P
  14. Hi tony, Take a look at http://www.coastalcraftmodelsuk.com/index.php Not a cheap kit but the only one I'm aware of. HTH P
  15. My understanding is Mr Mark Setter is designed to work best with Japanese manufacturers decals, Tamiya, Hasegawa etc. Mr Mark Setter Neo is for US and European manufacturers decals (and I believe Cartograph is included with these). Mr Mark Setter Neo is a stronger, new formulae for even more effective decal application because is was being reported that Mr Mark Setter was not really effective on decals other than those produced in Japan. Hope this helps. P
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