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Everything posted by SaintsPhil

  1. I'm build one currently, I might stick a WIP up once I've got something worth photographing... there are a lot of parts, mainly due to the interior, so it's a slog to build, or value for money depending on your take on it! Keep and eye on creative models weekly discounts, I picked mine up when it was on offer, about 30% off from memory.
  2. If you want to make your TIALD interesting.... http://www.dstorm.eu/pictures/nose-arts/tornado/gb/tiald_tracy.jpg Sadly it's obviously on a Tornado from the earlier trip to Iraq!
  3. T-62 is relatively easy, the trumpeter kits are the best, the Tamiya one being inaccurate. T-55 will depend on the variant, there is a new Miniart kit on the way which might be worth waiting for. T-34 are a minefield! So many different variants and I don't think you can get a completely accurate middle eastern one directly from the box. The AFV club or dragon kits are probably your best starting point, with various after market add ons. Most middle eastern tanks were post war versions. I found a lot of useful info on a Facebook T-34 group for a Syrian version I intend to build at some point.
  4. To be fair, with the exception of the second scheme, all of the ones in the box were unlikely to have flown with much more than fuel tanks hanging under them anyway!
  5. Nice one Mike, I did re read the review afterwards and realise it was mentioned in the text! Not a bad package overall.
  6. Got to love a Harrier and this looks like a nice boxing. Good to know both LERX are in there. is there a resin seat in the box? The kit one is the incorrect US seat....
  7. Awesome project, can you tell me a bit more about the kit? Like where did your friend get it from??
  8. The humbrol rattle cans have a bad reputation for going frosty so you may want to read about on that before you decide. I would recommend either Vallejo Acrylic Matt varnish or the Windsor and Newton Matt varnish. I have used both of these over various paints, including the aqueous Mr Hobby paints
  9. Limited edition release of the Hasegawa harrier has my attention! Especially the related products including a Brassin Therma pod!! Finally I can build a final fit GR9
  10. I'm not sure I have any build pictures that I can find easily, I would say it's closer to Matt than gloss, with a nice sheen to it. I'm sure another user will have some pics!
  11. Never used it, but W&N satin is very good, along with their Matt, stick with what you know and all...
  12. Having just mucked up the first set I tried here's a couple of lesson learnt, I built mine up in small subsections, the individual bits at least, then painted and weathered off the model. Great idea in theory, except I mixed the parts up while painting and ended up with some mind boggling 3D jigsaw puzzle so make sure you clearly label at least which side they are for!! Looking back I probably could have made each set in one top and one bottom run, they do conform a bit after painting to allow you to fit them. Phil
  13. This looks really nice, both the kit and your build of it! What paints are you using?
  14. This stuff looks interesting as an alternative to Aqua gloss, which can peel off canopies with the masking I have found. On that subject any chance of trying out some masking over that canopy or is it 'active'?
  15. Ditto aqua gloss is pretty much bulletproof as far as low odour thinners goes, steer clear of the cheap DIY white spirits though as it can be too hot!!
  16. You mean chipping? As in chipped paint? There's a few methods, either with a sponge or a brush or both! Try searching YouTube for chipping on AFV models, the Mig Jimminez videos are my personal favourite!
  17. Quickboost I think do them...
  18. Anything by Tamiya!! I'll caveat that by saying the newer tool ones are the better ones, although the older ones are still nice! I started out in 1/35 with the Cromwell, great kit. The matilda is equally nice. If you want something modern, try the Challenger 1 or 2. Be careful though, you'll soon be hooked!!
  19. Good work so far, who's figures are they? To find bits in that carpet I would put a sock over the end of the vacuum cleaner pipe and give it a good going over, it's worked for me before!
  20. Nice work, these big multi turreted tanks are intriguing!
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