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  1. Just seen the Meng photo etch bender in the new arrivals on the Big H site. How much??? I felt everything clench when I saw that! Is a decent photo etch tool really worth that much? Martin
  2. I have this habit of buying PE to enhance the cockpit. (Sad I know). I diligently look at reference pics and read the instructions. I have even bough a "Bug". However in 1/48 scale I sometimes (most of the time) don't see how part a will ever fit into part B or attach to it using tweezers, cocktail sticks and the minimum of super glue. My other most frustrating issue is when I have to part X's when the instructions only call for 1. is 1 a spare or are the supposed to be glued together. I had this bright idea on the Hurricane I am working on until I tied it. It sound easer than it is placing o
  3. Walter

    I hate photo etch

    Just finishing off my he219 try to attach the nose dipoles. It's fiddly as he'll, nothing fits properly, I the drop it countless times as it flicks off my tweezers, spend 15 minutes looking for it on the floor...twice. then they all break off. Grrr!
  4. I've made my choice, it's the cyber hobby 72nd scale aew. 2 Falklands Boxing, I've got eduard masks, and cockpit, and exterior pe for it, hopefully make a start some time over the weekend The box art Cheers Glynn
  5. So what do you get when a carpenter, window installer and cabinet maker walk into a bar? You get a VERY POOR man's PE bending tool! Since returning to modeling this year, I began to learn how much the craft has changed since I last built a model in the late 80's. One big new player is photo etched parts. Today, I would bet that 90% of all aircraft kits come with some amount of PE as part of the kit. This probably rises to nearly 100% for other areas, like ships and armor, so having at least basic skills and tools are required to finish OOB builds. This realization lead me to the to
  6. Dear Colleagues It seems that the company PART are the people to go to to get 1/72 photo etch for Roden biplanes. Does anyone know if there is a stockist in the UK with most of the range? I am currently using Jadar from Poland but it takes an awfully long time! Andrew
  7. Making photo etched parts at home Many years ago I was a young apprentice in a small electronics company, one of my tasks was making printed circuit boards (PCBs) for prototypes and one off’s. Making PE parts is a very similar process, so I gave it a go. When I made PCBs the boards were pre-coated and we used ferric chloride as an etchant, I’m going to show you how to make a double sided PE using dry film resist. You will need to invest in some bits and bobs to help you along, nearly everything is on good old ebay, the rest you can get in Tesco, ASDA etc, and don’t forget to pick up some w
  8. Luftwaffe Rudder Pedals & Cowling Fasteners 1:72/48/32 Eduard Here come a small range of accessories for those of you venturing into improving your kits or doing a bit of scratch-building. Quite often your kit (in this case WWII German) will come without rudder pedals at all, a wedge of styrene or with some shapeless lumps, and in some cases these monstrosities will be quite visible. The same applies to cowlings supplied with kits that can be left open. They usually don't include the fasteners that stick up or hang loose depending on gravity, which although
  9. Hello to all the gear heads! I'll come right out and explain that I'm rookie to model automobile building, but not modeling overall (airplanes mostly). I know where to go to get all my other supplies, but need a guide to where the cool car stuff is, and where the DEALS are, too. Having done a crash course of research and kit acquisition I'm on the after market items now. My focus is narrow, "Le Mans" type racing sports cars from the 60s. Here are my questions: 1) What type of PE harness(es) do I need for this era of car (
  10. Having just started using PE on some builds, I would like to know what is the best primer for priming the said PE. I use enamel paints for normal painting.
  11. Welcome to my latest posting- I'm going to win no prizes for speed modelling but I'm having fun so who cares! I'm working on a big long term airfield diorama project but it'll take me months/years to get all the components done so I'll post 'em as I do 'em. Here's the finished article (read down for WIP & more finished pics). I was inspired by an article by Richard Langford in Airfix Model World magazine, Jan 14 issue. The moulding is pretty ancient (I built one as a kid, it hasn't changed and I'm pretty ancient as well!) so I thought I'd have some fun su
  12. I have by now seen some kits of the French Mirage 2000 jet fighter, but none of the kits I saw stood out as being that great. As I am writing this post, I guess maybe adding photo etch might be required in the end regardless. However, I thought I should ask kindly if anyone happen to know about a great Mirage 2000 kit in 1:48 scale.
  13. Does anyone know what the photo etched parts on the left is used for? There seems to be three rings of PE, pluss two tiny parts that looks like maybe a bolt attached to each small elongated metal plate. Btw, the box I got, looked nearly identical to the image, only change was that the milled part seen in the image, a ring to be fitted closer to the "root" of the barrel, was milled together with the barrel and wasn't a separate part.
  14. Hi all Could any one give me any advice on the best way to anneal photo etch and the best type of Torch/burner to accomplish this. Any tips or advice appreciated. Ta Kev
  15. Hi all. I have a resin cockpit I am working on which had photo etch instrument panels and a plastic film for the instrument dials. What is the best way to glue these to the resin cockpit? Some of the pe bits and their corresponding dials are tiny. Many thanks in advance. Tom.
  16. Quick question, Has anybody ever tried fitting the Eduard flap set intended for a Cyber Hobby / Dragon Meteor on to an MPM/Xtrakit wing? If so how well did it go?
  17. Photo Etch and Resin Detail Sets for Airfix Short Stirling 1:72 White Ensign Models When Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy back in 1966, few could have guessed that Airfix’s then brand new Short Stirling would still be soldiering on as the only available kit of the RAF’s first wartime ‘heavy’ nearly fifty years later. Despite the longevity of this venerable kit however, relatively few aftermarket items have been released for it over the years. Now White Ensign Models have released two comprehensive frets of photo etched parts and a set of resin wheels to help us to spruce u
  18. B-17G Updates (for HK Models) 1:32 Eduard The HK Models kit of this four engine heavy (reviewed here) has been pretty well received all round, and Eduard have leapt into the fray to provide a myriad of detail updates for the kit, initially with a small batch of sets designed to flatter the exterior of the kit and including some rather handsome wheels (reviewed here), and now with a raft of sets that will detail the rest of the airframe to within an inch of its life! Eight new sets in total, which I suspect complete their offerings, but you never know… B-17G Interior (32774) This set und
  19. Eduard Photo Etch Detail Set for Eduard Ju-52 1:144 Eduard Eduard's recently released Ju-52 in 1:144 scale is a neat little kit which should build into an attractive model straight from the box. Review Here However, for those who like to take things to the next level, Eduard have now released photoetched sets for the civil and military versions respectively, and It is the latter version which has been received for review. The set is mainly concerned with interior detail but includes a few exterior item such as pitot heads and D/F loops. The smaller of the two frets supplied is pre-pai
  20. Photo Etched Diorama Accessories – September 2012 Update 1:72 Eduard This month sees the release of another two sets of pre-painted photo etched flora from Eduard. This time we have something a little more exotic, in the shape of some cacti and palm leaves Cactus 1:72 Eduard Leaves Palm Howea Belmoreana 1:72 Eduard Conclusion Eduard’s range of 1:72 diorama accessories is rapidly developing into an indispensible asset for modellers of small-scale subjects. Hopefully they’ll turn their attention to some more subjects
  21. Photo Etch Detail Set for Hasegawa EA-18G Eduard 1:72 Hasegawa's EA-18G is a great model, and a must if you're into the US Navy or modern warfare in 1/72 scale. Whilst it's a great model, it does have some areas that have needed improvement when comparing to the detail included in many new kits by other manufacturers, particularly the cockpit. Then there's the parts that just can't be replicated accurately in this scale using injection moulding. Fortunately, Eduard have filled this gap very nicely. EA-18G Self Adhesive Set 73415 The set contains two frets, the fi
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