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  1. Since the lockdown started, it seems to be the fashion to go with multiple builds, so I thought, why not. The M51 will continue as it's not far off finished, and I'll do some more on the Centurion, as and when. But as this dropped through my post box a couple of days ago, I decided that I wanted to make a start on the conversion. And this is what you get in the box. X2. It's certainly a very nice looking kit. Gone is the old Tamiya cast metal hull, and this one looks as though it assembles easily. Tamiya include two lengths of metal to give
  2. Hi all! First just to say a quick hi to everybody! This is actually my first post and my first model in a really long long time, actually it's my first armour kit. The model in question is an old issue of a Panzer Ausf. V G 1/48 from Academy, which is a motorized version. Although I am not planning in focussing much on the motor bit. I got this model back when I was a kid so I had to go through undoing a big gluey mess I did back then. As I am using this model to learn all the techniques back again I would much appreciate comments on how to improve things! As you see I cleaned the sid
  3. 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
  4. Just for fun this one is a sort big hero 6/Robots sort of way. This sort of fell together when I was rummaging through the parts box but my first scratch mech is being built.
  5. So the new year starts with some scratch/ kit bashing building practice, i want to build one of the Revell tugboats into a flying Sci-fi junk boat but that is going to take a lot of building that i need A LOT of practice in. So this a practice project, its a deep space probe/ship/satellite with a hint of retro and Ma.k. influence. Starting point is a yakult bottle. Had a go at using milliput as well, i will be using a lot more of this. Fitted the nose and what will become sensor domes, these will be filled in and shaped with milliput once the resin glue
  6. Hi, and happy new year 2014 to all Britmodellers. I've decided to bin everything I previously did on my Sanger Shackleton and start again more seriously (and I hope more successfully). I chose the same path as Tom did on his superb build, and started with the engine nacelles, with quite an ambition: I intend to make a master and cast four "power eggs" in resin. I can't back out, as I already spoke of that point to two gentlemen who told me they were interested in two sets each. Well, now I have to deliver. So here's what I've done so far. John Aero told me the front end of the engine nacel
  7. About 15 years ago I wrote a book about mold making and resin casting which was based on my apprenticeship with a master mold maker and from experiences I had while operating a resin model kit manufacturing company back in the 1990s (Wingnut International). The book was self published and rather hard to get, being a completely "in house" operation--I printed, bound and sold the book directly to my customers. It was a modest success but as is the nature with many books, sales gradually dwindled until it was no longer worth my time and effort to keep it in print. The book attained sort of a
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