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  1. Hi, I'm guessing the answer to this obscure inquiry is No, but still worth asking I hope. So I've been forced to sand away blisters and aux intakes during aircraft builds every now and then, typically near seams. I usually make replacements from scratch, with the help of sanding sticks. Are there commercially available sprues out there containing only blisters of different sizes? I'm talking tiny sizes by the way, 3 mm length and the like. I'm wondering about this after discovering Kotobukiya's Detail Up sprues which contain only generic detailing parts for universal use. Jay
  2. I'm not sure where to put this question--it's an enquiry about a military aircraft in civilian service--specifically, four Walruses that were intended for catapult launch from a whaling ship, the S.S. Balaena, during the 1946-47 season. Although it could equally well be about military versions, none of the categories in that section seem particularly appropriate. Apologies in advance if I've chosen the wrong spot. I'm currently modelling one of them, "Boojum", and feel I could do a better job of rigging the various ropes if I understood their function. I have enough photographs of various of these aircraft to get a good idea of where the ropes went: As you'll see, these aircraft had a grab-rail around the bow which seemed to be an anchor point for a couple of the ropes. There's also a run on the starboard side that seems to have been stapled firmly to the forward fuselage. Here's what I've drawn myself so far: (The rear hatch in my base diagram is open, but will be closed in the model as in the photographs. I don't know if that's a significant factor in the run of the rear ropes.) Thanks for your time looking at this, and I'll be grateful for any information.
  3. I originally started this build a couple of years ago. A friend called me on a Sunday morning, desperate, he was an armour an modeller! I had th3 kit in my stash, so, I piled in and got to where he was with his build. The lower fuselage panels have no locating tabs. Not to difficult, some tape to hold them in position and it was all good. Needless to say, my friend was swearing at the intracasies of helo modelling! So, here is the box art... My reference garnered for the intergoogle... Credits on the images. Considering the original version was a five seat civilian cab, it's come a long way! Bolivian Navy, don't ask me why, it just looked like a good scheme... Anyway, the build so far. I've added a lot of detail in the form of suppression boxes. The Night sun will come alter as will the Sky Shout speakers. Starboard side, you will see, I have had to add seem filing pieces, not the best of fits! Port side, more inserts where the panels don't quite fit!!! Surface detail is good. Detail of the exhaust fuselage protection plate and the sensor boxes. The fus, underside, nothing to add here all the detail, comes in the kit. The piping is the fuel dump lines, quite heavy... This evening, I sprayed the cockpit roof glazing with a mixture of Tamiya c-Clear Blue and Smoke, I had a serious problem, I lost the windscreen! Well, I contacted KH and thought I had ordered one. Not so! Getting in contact with KH, I have had to purchase an replacement clear parts sprue. Hopefully, it will arrive soon... More pics to follow.
  4. Did the sidewalls of F1 tyres throughout the years have decals on them or were they slightly raised outlines, Specifically 1980s Goodyear’s. I do believe from the 90s onwards they are a decal. Are f1 tyres slightly tapered after a few laps too or is this totally dependant on driving style? (Maybe a silly question) Looking for accuracy on my Mclaren Honda. cheers
  5. Good evening folks I got the Revell AT-ACT for my birthday (along with the Star Destroyer). Now while these are very toy like I actually really like what Revell have managed to do for this price. But the AT-ACT is rather devoid of detail. So I thought that detailing this chap could be quite fun while I await the redesign of my studio/workshop, as I don’t want to start anything too complicated before the move. I had a quick look through the Rogue One visual guide book which has a couple of decent shots. I still thought that it looked a little, under-done so I went looking online and found some pictures of a couple of Hasbro toy versions which were very much more detailed, lots more greeblies. So one question is: are there any detailed pictures from any of the other visual guides or other Rogue One books that show different versions of the AT-ACT? Another question is: do I take the detailing from the Hasbro toys and use that as a pattern for my Revell AT-ACT? I rather like the extra detailing in the toys but would it look too busy as this scale? Any and all help is, as always, greatly appreciated. Cheers MD
  6. I've got one of these Revell kits knocking about, and as it's one of the few Prequel trilogy ships I actually quite like, I was thinking of giving it a going over with fresh paint to better reflect the actual screen model (CGI or actual). at 1:20 scale, it seems a reasonable size, and the surface detail looks ok, but there's a wad of greeblies in the wingroots that looks simplified for moulding purposes. Can anyone point me in the direction of a build online that has "accurized" (not fond of that word) the kit to make it look a leetle better? I've already had a Google, but all I can find are a few OOB builds with the occasional re-paint. I'm now off to Google some pics of the "real" thing
  7. Hello modeller friends, FLY Models caused quite a stir when they released their 1/32 Hurricane in April 2016. By a general consensus on the modelling forums, it's the best Hurricane on the market: accurate shape, good dimensions, adequate surface detail and unbeatable bang for the buck, etc… One question remains: HOW DOES IT BUILD? Strangely there are but a very few WIP's (one on this very forum) on the internet for such a popular model. Furthermore they all stopped still after a few instalments. What happened? Is there a monster glitch out there waiting for the unwary modeller? I decided to find out and share my experience with you. Before starting up, let me tell you that I've never been interested in the Hurricane as a plane and that I've never built a Hurricane in all my modelling years. That is before a friend showed me the FLY kit he just bought . I was unexplainably drawn to the box and before long I was cutting up the sprues, dry-fitting the parts … and buying the kit back from my friend. So let the build begins. First, the box with the 'meh' painting... … and the all-important documentation, excellent references I got from another friend. Most of it sadly OOP: Next episode: Dry-fitting the parts Until then, Cheers, Quang
  8. Hi all! I just want to share with you the things I have been doing to a 1/72 Heller F-16 A/B old issue, I got this kit to tinker with it and learn well... everything! I haven't done any aircraft modelling in a really long time and last time it was just a gluey mess with pieces of plastic attached to it. So I decided to go for a cheap kit and learn all the basic and try some advance stuff as well. This kit has raised panel lines which I decided to sand down and scribe them with a tamiya pea cutter I am also doing the riveting bit by bit using a small 0.3mm drill bit. I will get some pics when I have some more done. I also got inspired by the fantastic work of Diego Quijano detailing a F-18 also on a 1/72 scale. The more I work on my F-16 the more respect I got for the level of complexity and the attention he put on his model! I have been working during the past week in detailing the landing gear bay and getting it to a more interesting level and the original kit had absolutely no detail whatsoever. Here are some pictures of it: Still want to do some more cable work and also start working on the landing gear per se to detail it a bit more. I am also thinking in cutting some part of the fuselage to scratch build some of the internal bays. Any comments/suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks! and all the best
  9. Hey everyone, Sorry if this has been answered before and I couldn't find anything on the manufacturers website... I have an Eduard Zoom set with pre-painted etch and the black plastic film that goes behind the etch pieces. How do I attach these to a plastic kit cockpit? I know you use Super/CA for the etch but won't that melt the film bit of the 'sandwich'? Thanks in advance, Dermot
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