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  1. I'm wondering how it's possible to arrange a sale at all without a pm. What am I missing?
  2. Lovely result. I'd never guess it put up a fight by looking at it. You've well and truly beaten it.
  3. Those colours work well together. Terrific job!
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    Tamiya 23ml bottles

    Even my old stomping ground at the southern tip of Africa has them.
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    Tamiya 23ml bottles

    For anybody who's interested, I've received a reply - "Dear XXXX, Thank you for your email and I would advise as follows. 1) Many resellers have limited shelf space and will therefore not stock both sizes, especially when they are stocking paints from a number of manufacturers 2) Each bottle of paint/colour has to undergo testing before distribution in the UK and this is an expensive exercise I trust that this information answers your question. Best regards" There you have it, shelf space and testing appare
  6. That's great, thanks both. I guess chopping the fins off an Aim-9 and painting it blue would make a passable representation.
  7. Can someone please help me identify the dark blue pod under the wing of this F-21 please? Looks like a finless Sidewinder. Airlinets.net picture so can't post directly, apologies. Just follow the link. https://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-Navy/Israel-Aircraft-Industries-F-21A-Kfir/1793885/L
  8. Lovely result! (those stencils look like fun )
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    Tamiya 23ml bottles

    Tamiya USA seem to still stock them too. I've found a couple of threads from 2012-2014 discussing the discontinuation of the 23ml bottles and the fact they were still available then. As I type, I can feel the cynic in me stirring, so I'll send Hobbyco an email to find out what the deal is before I conclude it's local unavailability is profit driven Thanks for the input everyone.
  10. I've only recently become aware of the fact Tamiya do their acrylics in 23ml bottles as well as the 10ml that appear to be the norm in the UK. Prices abroad indicate better value for money with the bigger bottles but I can't find any UK stockists. Does anybody know of a UK supplier? Seems a no brainer to buy a few better value bottles of the more frequently used colours.
  11. Yea, I recall Raymond saying on Facebook that Kinetic won't be making public any of their planned kits until just prior to release. This was immediately after the eventual release and final conclusion of the AMK Tomcat debacle. I think a few manufacturers learned from that!
  12. Very nicely done. The panel lines look good, not too dark, not too light, just right.
  13. Avgas

    Re-boxings

    Scalemates.com is a good source for this type of info. It'll give you the history of a certain kit in timeline form, including other manufacturers who may have boxed the kit. As an example https://www.scalemates.com/kits/icm-48265-he-111h-6-north-africa--1223782 - States that ICM produced the kit in 2017, added new parts in 2019 for this particular boxing and Revell reboxed it in 2019 as well.
  14. Just wondering if there's a dark theme available for this site? Eye strain and resulting headaches are a thing for me and I'm sure a few more members and a dark theme would be of benefit.
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    Let's see your dogs!

    Moose on the left, Muffin on the right. Yes, we like hounds!
  16. Lovely result DrumBum, looks great! Which paints did you use for the camo?
  17. Hi Keith I so badly want one of those twin sticks! I look forward to seeing yours when it's done. About the colours - I used Mr Colour Aqueous H309 (FS34079) for the dark green, H311 (FS36622) for the underside and for the light green (FS34258) I made my own mix, and I am a little hazy on this but I think I started with Tamiya XF-71 Cockpit Green, adding white, then some more darker greens, ending up with somewhat the same colour that I started with. I'd suggest just playing around with XF-71.
  18. Lovely result and great looking collection you have!
  19. I've just picked up the last one from Dave Coley's. I think £24.99 was a decent price. 'Hanham Hobbies' appear to have one/some in stock at £26.99. Never heard of them so cannot vouch for the business.
  20. Yup I'm busy with another one at the moment so it's all coming back to me.. In fairness, it was one of Kinetics earlier kits and the quality was worse back then. That, coupled with the fact I'm not the world's best or most enthusiastic builder (I enjoy the painting and weathering) meant it was not the most enjoyable to put together. There are lots of modellers out there who didn't have much issue with the kit, so I'll be the first to admit that I had a hand in the difficulty.
  21. Hi DrumBum, the panel lines are filled with a pin wash using oil paint diluted with odourless turpentine. I hope I've understood your question correctly - feel free to message me if you need more detail or have any more questions
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    Klear question?

    I used to (in an effort to make the Klear last longer). It works, but I found the finish not as smooth as undiluted and it's easier to cause runs and pooling with thinned Klear. I far prefer straight from the bottle now.
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