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crookedmouth

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About crookedmouth

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  • Birthday 01/11/1966

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    Effing Sodbury (Nr Framley)
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    Currently on a modelling break.

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  1. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    noooo! Stop right there Martin! That way lies madness.
  2. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    I'm calling the first Pup done. The wheels are screwed and there's a strange mark on the tailplane that may be toothpaste (!?!) but I'm happy enough and hopefully Pup #2 will be the better for this one.
  3. Im afraid I have neglected this build badly Foz. Those 50 cals though. Awesome!
  4. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    yes thanks. and had a good scratch too ;-) pics to follow.. of the Pup, not me scratching.
  5. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    CA glue, Winenut. Pulled finger tight for a few seconds till it sets. But be careful! I ended up with a 1/144 Sopwith Pup superglued to my fingers. Which makes scratching your bum a bit tricky...
  6. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    having spent a few weeks contemplating the build and doing stuff, I recently picked the models up again and got No1 Pup rigged and decalled... While the kit comes with parts and decals for two planes, there is only one fin flash , so Im scratching Chin Chows using scrap decal. Ive seen beter renditions of this kit, but Im pleased with progress.
  7. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    Well I will now. There was a sudden but not entirely unexpected twang! and now the Lewis is eminently accessible Back to the drawing board, Hoskins
  8. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    So today's installment... setting the struts. Getting the top wing on... ...and then pull through the wires. Now looks like it's grown a healthy crop of... ahem... short and curlies And guess what? I forgot to paint the bloomin' Lewis gun
  9. Hole punch winscreens! D'OH! I wish I'd thought of that. I'm nicking your idea and caling it mine
  10. crookedmouth

    Airfix Sunderland - Sea Rescue Diorama

    Beautiful. A real masterpiece.
  11. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    And last of all, because rigging the so-and-so wasn't hard enough, I now discover that Valom want me to manufacture the exhaust stubs myself. Thanks for that. And the PE painted ready for that make-or-break moment...
  12. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    Rigging a 1/144 scale model biplane is very much like making love to a beautiful woman. First you have to ream out all the holes. Next, thread the fishing line through each one. Then slap a coat of paint on her and pull it all tight
  13. crookedmouth

    A couple of Sopwith Pups and SE5a's

    Johnny - mind-numbingly, disappointingly sane, I'm afraid. I find the process quite relaxing... actually, I think I see what you mean. Wibble.
  14. Lovely work and a gorgeous colour scheme. I've found it's not too hard to scratch the seats for old planes like this from spare plasticard. A small "D" does for the seatpan. Cut out a slightly larger "D" and wrap it round the curved edge of the pan to form the back. Makes a surprisingly convincing basket seat if you get the proportions right..
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