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  1. Hiya Question... I see a few modellers adding 'insulators' to their radio-wires. Below are some little snips from other's build I've saved as examples. I'm assuming these are insulators? Were these ubiquitous on the radio wires of the time? What do people do to achieve these? I've seen talk of pva blobs and paint or tubing ... I'm using fine 1/48 0.82 EZline, what's the best way to construct these? I'm about to finish an MC 205 Veltro and if it's appropriate would like to try them. I haven't seen a particular reference photo of a 205 with them
  2. No 7 then this time Bruce Jenner’s as was gto class imsa mustang obviously not painting that scheme as this eBay purchase decals look past there best and I’m not one for replicas at the moment ,not good enough to do justice .I have 3 in my stash (it’s up to 4 now)that I want to do correct ,maybe ,but skills need to improve, as long as I can keep finding something else to build in the meantime they may escape my clutches till I have the skills anyway the build is under way lots of parts primed some painted body already spoilt I have wet sanded this back and had another go it’
  3. Hi everyone! TL;DR: please recommend a 1:48 Eduard me109 for the Pacific theatre I joined the forum because my dad's gotten back into model airplanes and he's asked me for a 1:48 scale Me 109 from Eduard for his upcoming birthday. I've had a cautionary Google and there's quite a lot of stuff on their website that I'm not sure where to start (Link) He's pretty good with photo-etched parts and building custom hoses and such out of wire so I'm pretty sure he'll be happy with the more complex looking stuff on there. Sorry if this isn't
  4. Hello All! I am posting as I could really do with some advice from the experts! Essentially I am currently trying to improve my modelling, and have decided to try and use a pin wash to highlight the panel lines in the aircraft I am currently making. Before this is done I have read that you should coat the model with a gloss varnish in order to allow the wash to flow better over the model’s surface. I have therefore been looking into buying a gloss varnish, but have been stunned by the variety on offer and am really confused as to the difference between them
  5. anyone know of anyone who makes one? Found an Arma hobby one bu think its been discontinued.
  6. I've managed to get hold of a partially built, white metal, 1/35 scale FV107 Scimitar made by Barton Miniatures. I think it's circa 1985. Long shot - does anyone have a copy of the instructions? Some parts are missing and will need replacing. I'd like to be able to draw up an inventory of what's needed. Fortunately, I do have an AFV Club Scimitar in my stash, which I can refer to, but it won't necessarily be that same. https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPs_87TiBKE70vYZtphKwdUanynuBQEk6R46039 Keeping my fingers crossed. I've neve
  7. Hello, I was wondering if there is an idiot guide for searching the site, other than using Google (other search engines are available). Simply put, it would be great (IMHO) if one could narrow a search to a particular branch of the Britmodeller tree: I might be in the market for a new compressor, so I went to the Reviews section, Tools and Tips sub-section, and typed 'Compressor' into the search box. The first hit (of many) was to the compressor faces of the Convair B-58 Hustler. All good stuff, no doubt, but not really what I was after. Am I missing some obvious sea
  8. So I've finally gotten around to buying a Vulcan, the Airfix 1/72 XH558 boxing. Any advice on the notoriously difficult kit? Are there any in depth reviews that tell how to build a good model out of it? I've heard that the engines are inaccurate for XH558, which I don't plan on building it as anyway, which Vulcans are they accurate for? Finally, what aftermarket upgrades are useful (I know there are seamless intakes available), and where can I get them from? I'm not too bothered about the cockpit as it will be hardly visible The less chopping up and resin surgery I h
  9. Hi just ordered myself some custom mass effect models of Shepard and Miranda Lawson thing is I dont know where to start paint wise. as you can see from the pictures i need them colours I know I sound like "tell me the colours" but I aint got a clue when it comes to paints. other thing is they are big models and I am wanting them to have detailed faces I know this sounds like a stupid question again but does anyone know of a set or something to use I mean there are ones out there just they are meant for men and stuff what I mean is I wanted them to look like a woman like the pictures .
  10. Hi guys I need a little help with my airbrush. Mits just closing constantly! Its a sparmax 40 im using Tamiya acrylics thinned out with either Tamiya thinner or water. I'm having to clean fully after every colour. Strip down and rebuild. Im cleaning with thinners, cotton buds and kitchen roll. I've flushed through after every coloir change and I just can't get this right I've recently had to change to signal use trigger rather than the pull/depress trigger as that was blocking even quicker.
  11. canberra kid

    1/48 Harvard

    Hi all I'm thinking of getting a 1/48 Italeri Harvard, is it an Italeri kit or a re box and is it any good? John
  12. I have a small problem which the other half might kill me for. I was working on a model and knocked pretty much all of a pot of humbrol black enamel paint on the cream living room carpet, resulting in a 3 inch stain... I got the most if it up with WD40 and some stain remover but she's still going to notice. Anyone got any good tricks?? Pretty please!
  13. Hi guys I'm trying to hunt down some jadgtiger photos. Having spent a few hours on google I can only find the same photos circulating. It's kinda frustrating. Move lots of photos of the one down at the tank museum Dorset and the Aberdeen training grounds (or what was) but both these are Porsche types. Im particularly after winter camouflage schemes and intersting field alterations etc thank you so much
  14. Note ***first ever scratched building*** Hi guys. Alongside my vehicles I will be displaying various buildings. I scratched this one from plasticard and have given it a VERY VERY rough coat of grey/green & some awful attempts and making it look like concrete! the interior I'm happy with except for the later addition of "glass". im hoping I can fall on some of the knowledge of you guys here for some help completing the textures and colours of concrete Tin roof is just placed on ATM with lots still to do t
  15. Hello - I hope you good AFV folk can help me out - again... I will shortly have a tank commander and some truck and halftrack drivers to paint in 1/72. They are British / Northern Europe / 1944 - market garden type stuff... I am looking for help with basic uniform / helmet / beret colours. I use Vallejo Model Air - but I do have conversion charts for... Humbrol Gunze Gunze Mr Colour Tamiya XF Testors Can anyone throw a few colour numbers this way please. Thanks in advance - Steve
  16. Getting confused. Some days I get emails saying I've treads that have been updated but when I log on to forum I have no notification icons so am having to use my emails to link which threads are updated. I know it's certainly not keeping a track of likes either. Is it a forum bug or is it my settings? Or something I'm doing? (I also have the notify for replies on) example is my Korea thread has 2 replies today... yet no red dot to say so Thanks guys :-)
  17. So I want to have a go at making an insect type paint effect with a black, blue and greens, the sort of colours you see on beetles. Any recommendations on paint, how I might go about doing it, an idiots guild would be great. Is it even worth doing on a Gundam kit? I see Createx do some paints but this company get some very bad reviews, Hobbynox I can get from my LHS but know nothing of this brand,Hobbynox Any help at all would be great. Thanks Brian
  18. Hey folks Getting back in to AFV building after a couple of years break building just aircraft and fancied building the Tamiya Matilda III/IV as an Aussie one with the Echelon decal set... not sure how much difference there was between the two versions whether it's just details or major re-building. Can anybody give me a little advice here ??. Thanks in advance. Ian.
  19. I have just acquired an airbrush set up from Little Cars - which included an airbrush cleaning pot. I understand what it is for & how to use it - BUT... Obviously it is going to get dirty & being a "clean freak" - I wondered do I put anything inside to either ABSORB the paint / cleaner such as some kitchen tissue OR further dilute the paint / cleaner such as water. I will be spraying with acrylics. Any advice would be appreciated - or if I'm just being a wuss - please let me know Oh & Happy Easter Modelling Steve
  20. Hi Everyone - I'm a newbie & even more of a newbie to airbrushing. I am in the first testing stages with my first airbrush & need your help & advice. I have been doing some testing with "pre-shading" panel lines. Everything I have seen so far seems to use black paint for this. My first tests are not a total failure - BUT... The black seems very hard to cover - compared to the fantastic results I have seen on here -so the question is - MUST IT BE BLACK??? I am doing WWII aircraft - Luftwaffe & RAF - would a dark shade of grey be better for me, as I do
  21. Hi all: I've built a few ships in 1/700, but I've always had problems with PE parts, namely railings, either I glue them on before I paint it, and it makes paint the thing nearly impossible, or I put them on after and it may mess up the paint. Anyone have any advice on how to work with PE parts in 1/700? Doesn't necessarily have to be railings, can be PE in general. Cause it drives me mad everytime. Any good advice or links are welcomed. Thank you. Also, any tricks to gluing a large piece of PE such as flight deck or sides of superstructures? Che
  22. mprimdj

    Help required

    greetings folks, after the decals applied over Hataka paint on my Alpha-Jet, and AK Matt Varnish, i noticed a little bit of silvering is still there, how do i get rid of it? thanks in advance
  23. So i just got a Nikon D3300 and would like to do some (very) amateur airshow photography with it. I dont really have much money to spend and accept this is hardly enough to get a decent Lense but i was wondering if either of these lenses would work: Nikon 55-200mm VR - I know 200mm isn't widely considered enough, but with a crop sensor would it be enough for airshows at Duxford and Headcorn where the planes are fairly close? Sigma 70-300mm APO - I have heard the image quality is decent but the autofocus is a bit rubbish. has anyone had any success with this lense? I have looked at the Nikko
  24. On a number of reference pics i have of the F6 lightning cockpit there is soething that looks like an armrest with some sort of handle/joystick on the end that protrudes, i assume from the rear cockpit wall past the left side of the seat..... What is it?? Anyone have a pic of it attaching to the rear cockpit wall?. Also there seems to be a gap to the left of the seat ? Between the seat and the console? Whats between the seat and the side panel?
  25. Hi, I have recently finished building my Revell 1/72 M60 tank and just wanted to start painting but i dont know how. Heres the problem: I wanted to paint it as a vehicle of Reforger 85` as it is depicted on the boxart (http://www.revell.de/fileadmin/import/images/bau/03140_%23BAU_M60_A3_2015.PDF first painting scheme; Boxart: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234987966-m60-a3-172-revell/) as I like the orange identification marks and i have a picture of it (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/M60A3_Panzer.jpg ) though in the instruction it is supposed to
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