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  1. Thanks Gal and Guys........... Enzo: The stripes are buffed out with 1200 grit Wet n Dry paper, just go steady steady and you will get the ragged edge. These stripes are the decal supplied with the kit but I am sure they would also look similar if you used the same method with paint. Tony: I actually have no idea if they used the tubes on the Commonwealth birds or went for straight rockets????? Learned gents or ladies around these parts would no more..........fat lot of ol good am I eh? At least you didn't mention the ashes ............ :lol: And to the rest of you, thanks again for the feedback. Cheers and best wishes. Jim
  2. G'yday G'day in Brittish Lasses and Lads Popped out another one Trumpeters 1/32 P-51 B/C. Not too bad a kit, some issues with gimmicky and fiddly bits that need not be in the kit and the dodgy decal colours.....................it's still a Mustang . Most enjoyable build in the end, tried out that salt chip weathering on the side walls, worked OK for me. Might stick her to a base....... we'll see...... in the interim thanks for looking. Be safe and well Britmodellers Cheers Jim
  3. Cheers All, thanks very much for your comments .......... I say Mish ol bean........One should really reconsider ones choice of spread....... I mean........ Marmite.........really..... what. One should move into the new millenium.................. Marmite is so yesterday............... We sophisticated antipodean types have progressed............and although we share a common bond of empire..........one really must get out from under mummies old apron strings......what...... and embrace the new world....... I suggest you have elevensy's with VEGEMITE and renounce ones old fare and embrace the sophisticated and new..... what. I reckon Wars have been started for less Mish Ok girl and guys, in all seriousness I'm chuffed with your responses, so again thankyou very much. Jimbo
  4. G'day G'day in British Off the meds again, run out of Vegemite. Righto think this was given to me some time back.............. It's an original Revell pop that I uhmmmmm ermmm made a bit different Good fun but! Ski's may be a bit small...........but I'm not sweating it Weighs about 5kg's with all the bog in it. Cheers and Beers Britmodellers. Jimbo
  5. Cannon blast tubes ???? Just a thought. Cheers Jim
  6. Top notch Kev, she's a beauty mate. Well done Cheers Jim
  7. Thanks lads and we'll keep it quiet about the linen too eh? Mrs JimInOz will ave me guts for garters if she new . That there is 50 Bazillian thread count or summfin, made sure I shook it out good before puttin it back in the linen cupboard Cheers and thanks again for the kind comments. Jim
  8. G'yday folks, nuther quickie build Typical Tamiya fair with no real (or percieved!) dramas with the build. U/C legs are a bit tricky.........takes a bit of :violin:ing about to get that Wurger stance correct. I think the FW190 series should have been sailors with legs like that I messed around with the kit markings and added a few of my own from the spares box so this bird does not represent any airmens in particular. Finnished with Humbrol, Modelmaster Enamels and a bit of experimenting in colour mixes. Anyways ladies and gentlemens have a look, be healthy, happy and content and I'll catch you all up in a bit. Cheers Jim
  9. Thanks very much for your comments crew I am glad you all liked it As I mentioned the cockpit and fit is pretty darned good, I should've done a build thread but i am/was/still am busy with life n work so here it is in sixty seconds. Keep those dials in the white to the right and you wont be pickin Jumo out of your teeth! OOB cept the oxy hose and the pedal straps, fine solder wound up for the hose and Tamiya tape for the straps. The pit is a beauty The whole setup works and fits very well. The Jumos are the worst part of the kit, they are a kit in themselves and unless you are going to use the clear setup to display them don't go the distance. Having said that they are impressive and they do look the business. Fitting them into the cowls is a bit tricky so dry fit twice before committing to glue. And Big Kev....................... my mate asked the same question about the tarps so I'll copy paste my reply to him here................. Bog roll :>) Yep, dunny paper , loo roll, bottom copying paper, bum fax. ....Ye good ol humble toilet paper. Take a sheet or 6 and lay it out on a non absorbant surface. Get some ground coffe and mix it in with some Tamiya flat base and some "future", keep mixing in the coffe until you have a decent or acceptable "to your eye colour". Get a soft haired brush and paint it onto the loo paper until you have a completely covered it. Wait 5 min. for it to absorb up and dry off just a tad.......... After 5 min VERY gently pick up a corner and start folding it in on itself to create the folds and lay of the cloth. (Dont worry if the finnish isn't just how you want it just yet as you can reapply more of the coffee mix at a later time.) Once you have achieved a basic form of the cloth/tarp you want to let it all dry some more ...........but not so long a time to let it go stiff.(you still want to be able to work it into the shape if you wish to drape it over something). Once you have it in place over whatever you wish to cover you can apply more of the coffe mix to the paper form, the trick is to use a soft brush loaded with the brew and work it into the "cloth" so as it takes the form of the underlying structure. Once again don't worry about over applying colour as it will dry off a good 2 or 3 shades lighter than what you see whilst painting on the wash. Let it all dry completely and any bits that wont stay clung or become raised can be sorted by re applying more wash to dampen and form them down. Once again let it all dry and if there are still recalcitrant pieces they can be stuck down with small amounts of CA glue under the "cloth". This process took me probably 1/2 an hour between steps then a 24hour dry off period before revisting and correcting. HTH mate. Again... thankyou for your comments and interest. Cheers Jim
  10. Hi Folks, zooming by again with the latest effort. A nice bit of kit from Trumpeter a joy to build and lots of fun making up the little base dio. 1000 spice for the dirt, bi carb for the last of the winter snow and a bunch of bit's n pieces from the spares n sprue box. The jinka (I think) is made up from an old Revell??? 105mm Howitzer and various odds n sods, jerry's, bucket and ammo boxes are from a 1/35th armour kit (close enough for me), and the stove is a bomb casing chopped in half. A top effort by Trumpeter on the kit, the cockpit is absolutely superb. I hope you like it, I'll cruise by again and catch you all up. Cheers and beers. Jim
  11. Thanks for the kind comments lads . And that mat is definately a looker Pilgrim, I shall never part with it .......never Cheers Jim
  12. Weird man..........weird............. But good weird . Sticking the DB on the front and that Heinkel wing profile is just to damn freaky. I'm loving it for the workmanship but it is messing with my head Mike!. Tis good for all the wrong reasons, bit like finding out that Liz and Phil the Greek don't like corgis. Different and very well done. Jim
  13. ABBA Arrival ................................... Nah only joshin 1/35th Academy Bell 47 Gunship. Beaut little kit, snuck it in under the radar again. Worth spending some time lining up all that tail end tubing at the start.Pays you back in droves later. Homemade exhaust pipes, intake is wound solder with a bootlace pin stuffed on the end of it. (the kit part is just a blob) Paper MG belts and some old PE lap belts from a Dragon Huey. Bit of cleanup required on parts, but a good fun build and for me personally rewarding as this is the first chopper I have had success with. Anyways folks, have a gander, leave a comment and I'll catch you up between reno jobs. Be as good as you can be, stay safe, well and happy. Cheers and beers. Jim
  14. Mish me girl, was peruzin (that's Oz for peruzin) and I agree with all comments posted. Your best yet. Keep doing what your doing ,It's working. I'll cruise on by and check this one out again. Very nice mate. JimInOz the Peruza
  15. Thanks all much appreciated. The hardest part of the whole build was the allignment of the flaps on the wings. Absolutely nothing about this build gave me grief. It's a fine kit and I might grab another and lop the wing tips off and do a FAA bird. Once again thankyou for your kind comments and I hope to catch you all up as time permits. Cheers Brittmodellers. Jim
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