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About Madmonk

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  1. Hey Madmonk...i know its a few years late but Im just now seeing this post/ thread.

    When you ordered the Resin set for the Hasbro Falcon from Randy Cooper, did you also recieve the Photoetch set WITH the resin bits all under the same kit in one fixed price or did you have to buy it separate? 

    I ask because I just ordered a set and for $200 all i got from him was a box of resin...some of it in some pretty bull$!# quality control standard after really looking at it..and No photoetch....despite that it clearly is quoted as a resin and photoetch multimedia set.

    He states that he never included it and it was sold as an addition for an extra price.

    I call bull$!:$ as Ive seen evidence otherwise but I could be connecting dots wrong.

    1. Madmonk


      Hi Cory,


      When i I bought the set it did include the PE fret at an additional cost.


      i do remember Randy posting something up about the PE saying he had run out and would do another run if he got 10 orders, don’t know if he ever got the 10 though.





  2. Madmonk

    RIP Niki Lauda

    I was also at the 1984 GP at Brands and had the opportunity to spend 10 minutes with Niki on race morning, as a 17 year old it was an amazing experience, we sat on the tyres of his race car and talked about the upcoming race and then had a couple photos taken. A true gent and true hero, RIP Niki
  3. SMD LEDs come in a number of sizes but the most common are: 1206 - 3.2 x 1.5 x 1.1mm 0805 - 2.0 x 1.25 x 0.8mm 0603 - 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.8mm 0402 - 1.0 x 0.5 x 0.45mm The big issue with these is getting wires attached to them! I use 0.1mm enamelled wire on the 0402 and 0603 and 30AWG on the 0805 and 1206. For 1/24 head light you want to be looking at 0402 or 0603 beacons can probably be done with 0805, indicators would be 0402. Cheers,
  4. Spotted this at a dealer last week so went to look at it on Saturday and pick it up this Saturday weather permitting!! For those interested its a 1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500, 72K miles, nut and bolt rebuild 9 years ago.
  5. If anyone has pre-ordered the 1/5000 Star Destroyer you might be interested in this Jedha base produced by JPG Productions. Due out end of June so give you plenty of time to paint it before the ISD arrives!! Will be stocking it when released by Jimi.
  6. Nigel, If you are adding lights to the inside of a model it is best to paint the interior with a black primer to allow for light blocking then give it a coat of gloss white as this will help diffuse the light. For the area round the buzzards I would do exactly the same, black primer then gloss white. Cheers,
  7. Managed to get a bit done on this over the weekend. Paint thrown on to engine and gearbox! The silver on the casing is a decal which I was a bit unsure of using but having used Mig's decal set and fix I think it turned out okay. You do need to be gentle with the fix though it is strong stuff and when it says don't touch the decal after application it means it!! Now to pour through the Haynes manual and look at the plumbing I want to add. Cheers, WArren
  8. Having reviewed my modelling output for the last 3 years I noticed that there was a distinct lack of F1 builds so to redress the balance I dug this one out of the cupboard! This is one of my top 3 favourite F1 cars, probably in 3rd behind the Williams FW14 and Ferrari 126C2. The box contents are up there with Tamiya. I also bought the upgrade pack at the same time with plenty of PE, CF decals and hose connectors. I like the PE stencils for the numbers on the radiators. For reference material I am waiting for the Haynes Owners Manual to arrive having found it on The Works web site for £6 posted! Cheers for now, Warren
  9. I have one of these in the stash, it is a very nice kit. One day I will get round to building it!
  10. There are various options for the blurred prop: Electric motor, but needs wires running to it and a power supply PE aftermarket sets such as PropBlur and Alliance Modelworks Acrylic disc, can be bought or made, plenty of Youtube tutorials online Cheers, Warren
  11. Filming finished a while back, just waiting a confirmed release date. The production is based on HG Wells' book but the 2 main characters are new. Quote from Peter Harness, series writer. “The version of The War of the Worlds that I wanted to make is one that’s faithful to the tone and the spirit of the book, but which also feels contemporary, surprising and full of shocks: a collision of sci-fi, period drama and horror.”
  12. Lovely as always Andy. If you don't mind parting with £275 JPG Productions do a 1/350 Blockade Runner resin kit!
  13. Yes, 0805 SMDs are fine, go with warm white rather than cool white and don't forget the resistors. The camera shows the eyes brighter than they are.
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