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fingers

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  1. I think it all depends on what effect you're after, mud heavy detritus then a slop of pva/varnish (watered) applied where required and reduced where necessary, if you want a dusty look then applied dry with a misting of varnish to seal on. Pastels are reduced/darkened a little by varnish so this should be factored in.
  2. Beautiful, OOB when it's WNW doesn't mean the same as for just about any other make.
  3. Instead of mobi-shed, wheeled-lav or wobble-tow. Lovely Churchill, really got to love those tracks. Dave
  4. Beautiful model. You've just got to love the Fokker with it's minimal rigging. I wish I could afford Wingnut Wings. Dave
  5. I have a H&S Evolution and Ultra, the Evolution(0.2) for detail and the Ultra (0.4) for general, I think you will find that people will prefer the make they have and are used to. I am improving with my set up (now approaching Mediocre) and can say they are very capable brushes I can also say the Iwata I tried at Telford seemed so as well. For the best I think you need to try them, either at a mates or at a show, you'll see opinions polarise as replies come in which is not always helpful.
  6. Got to be a Camel, must be the most important type they don't do.
  7. I quite like that scheme Ben especially as there are no D-Day stripes which a lot of Typhoons end up with. I did fancy the two tone brown desert scheme though.
  8. Thanks for the reply Edgar, I'm afraid the black/aluminium pit is a 'fait a compli' (hope that's right). I will, however do the section in question in camo colours when, that is, I've decided on the scheme.
  9. Hi Gents, I'm building a Hasegawa 1/48 Typhoon (car door) with an Aires cockpit set, as a lot of the info I found suggested a colour scheme of black with aluminium tubes I decided to go for that as a change from cockpit green. Now the quandary I have is that the kit instructions say cockpit green for behind the pilot in the rear of the 'glazed' area, what colour is this likely to be if the green isn't used elsewhere?
  10. Thanks for that info Graham, or not may be . The Sherman in question is now sat on it's shelf in lovely yellow + livery, that'll teach me to use the box art as a factor in my colour choice. seriously I now have a three way choice 1, leave it or 2,see if I can semi correct the colour with a filter or two or 3, partial/full respray .Were North African Shermans ever a little yellow? It can get confusing. I, though, am glad for the variations in colour schemes available. Selwyn, old Jo got everywhere didn't he!
  11. Thanks for the info. I had seen pictures of the front plank arrangement but as I was aiming at a particular vehicle I decided to opt out, although the rear had a plank arrangement around the back and partially along the sides which I did do a rough summation of. 'Stowage!- the clumsy modellers 'get out of jail free' card!' Not forgetting a good dollop of mud throw up, At the moment I seem to like the North Africa and into the Italian theatre for my modelling fix, that will have to change in the future as I have quite a few yellow based tanks and vehicles; unfortunately Olive drab is, well, just drab.
  12. Hi Gents, thanks for the replies. I did google for images to i.d. what the crate was for but found nothing conclusive and I could only find a rear view of the Tank I decided to build so their particular use was not clear. It would seem to me that as the sand skirts were removed/fell off later in the war that these fittings weren't retained so that would also reduce photographic evidence. The Dragon version of this crate is also quite a bit larger, than those above, so it was either a different version or badly modeled, I would say it was large enough for two or three jerry cans let alone two 2 gallon flimsies. I think it's heading for the bric a brac style of stowage.
  13. I'm just finishing a dragon Sherman mk3 (mid production Sicily), on this tank there is a crate/basket arrangement on the front left hand fender (as you look at it), what I need to know is what was its intended use? And would it be okay to fill it with a selection of stowage as I'm sure the crews would have?
  14. Thanks for the replies guys. It seems to me that it would be possible to justify considerable variation in exhaust condition dependant on age (new clean against rusty), paint applied at factory to prevent premature oxidation (red oxide?), pattern of heat effect and field applied camo variants. Unfortunately exactly how they looked is probably going to be a victim of the b/w photography of the era. I wonder what the Axis powers did?
  15. I'm just building a Miniart Valentine and have reached the exhaust construction stage now I was, as usual, about to paint the exhaust a rusty brown prior to attachment and I thought hang on surely these exhausts would be treated/painted and wouldn't be fitted as raw steel . Does anyone know what was done? It opens a lot of options for paint finish on the exhausts what with new steel against old and rusted, flaking paint, burnt paint, in what patterns and all the degrees in between.
  16. Thanks for the replies Gents. The aircraft in question is from the USS Intrepid, Okinawa 1945. I also have found the WW2 photos difficult to decipher as far as clarity is concerned. Why would they have 2 masts?
  17. I'm just finishing an old Hobbycraft Corsair F4U-1D it has two aerial masts one behind the cockpit and one in front offset to the right, the instructions do not offer any rigging details and apparently require instalation of both masts is this correct? Should there be an aerial wire at all and where does it go too and from? I originally, accidentally, posted this in the WW1 section and couldn't get it moved so I apologise for near duplicate postings.
  18. Mods please move to WW2 I'm just finishing an old Hobbycraft Corsair F4U-1D it has two aerial masts one behind the cockpit and one in front offset to the right, the instructions do not offer any rigging details and apparently require instalation of both masts is this correct? Should there be an aerial wire at all and where does it go too and from?
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