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Member postings for John Race

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Thread: Gladiator duet.
20/03/2018 16:28:30


What a difference the oils start to make. I can see the hair and beard has a softer and lighter look . I know the bust is still wet, but it does look like sweat where the light has caught it, and looks good .


Thread: Next Group Build for 2018
20/03/2018 16:14:36

Hi all , well the three of you teeth 2

Peter.... I stand corrected then , I didn't realise that we had indeed had a figure buildsad You are correct in saying we will never all agree, just mention camo !

Mike and Dave ... Agree with both of you on the comments you have made. Seems a good date to me to start the new build, and keep the WW1 till then end of the year.

Right if this is left open to discussion for too long we will never have any agreement so I think that Friday this week I shall post the bones of Mikes posting about the end of the build dates and start of the new.

I will have to count up the votes and produce a list before the 8th so think the vote should end on the Ist , any one agree .


Thread: 2 StuGs and a Sturm-Infanteriegeschz 33 B 1942/3 Stalingrad (JR )
20/03/2018 15:53:56

Jim...... Thanks . loads of fun, bit like a barnacle encrusted wall teeth 2

Ron ..... I shall try my best, they will not look good against Peters thoughcrying

Fernando....Cheers mate, wasn't too happy with the camo, should have left it just sprayed. Black and white are fun , I used to have a programe that would do a sepia wash, that looked very in keeping with b/w .

Paul .... smiley Cheers

Simon . .... Thank you .

Have been struggling to see to paint the detail on the figures, my god eye must have changed since I last did some as I've found it nigh impossible to see. With that in mind I have ordered.

With several lenses including a 3.5, and led lights surprise The 1.75 Optivisor I have is perfect for most things but just nor stronger enough for trying to paint a rifle barrel.

Hopefully It will arrive tomorrow and be of some help.

Thanks for looking in, normal service to be resumed asap .


Thread: M8 - HMC
20/03/2018 15:17:42


Hi mate, top class , love it . Nice .thumbs up

As for the "Diversion "  sign I think the manufactures put the caron in by mistake. Hopefully Jakko will  confirm this . 



Edited By John Race on 20/03/2018 15:34:10

Edited By John Race on 20/03/2018 15:35:57

Thread: 120mm Auxiliary Centurian
20/03/2018 15:13:02


Is the ref to Teutoberg Forest where the Roman Legions were attacked and suffered a total defeat.?

Normal seat please.


Thread: British Stuart (Italy 1944)
20/03/2018 15:06:36


Been watching from the back, have to say a very nice pair well painted models. Nice touch with the cling film while impressing those track marks.thumbs up.


Thread: GROUP BUILD RAF 100 2018 .(JR)
20/03/2018 14:55:48

Simon.......We wait with bated breathsurprise

Dave...... Another laugh

Ron ....Agree with Scottie and looking very smart

Bobby..... That last photo, hope you didn't stay there, the food must have been so bad they had coffins stacked outside , just in case !

Splendid build indeed .

GCRace .

Thread: Braille Scale 2018 {ST}
20/03/2018 14:47:50

Oh well Simon .

As Basil Fawlty once said " that's another avenue of pleasure denied "


Thread: Next Group Build for 2018
20/03/2018 14:37:46

Hi all .

Thank you for the votes.

Should I continue this until the end of this week and then show the votes or a bit longer until the middle of April ?

At the moment the clear winner is WW1 Joint 2nd, is Helicopters and Kursk .

To be fair to the figures painters they do have the chance of entering with any suitable figure of the chosen theme. I can't ever see a group build of just figures, some of us would struggle to do one, while of course Peter would produce about 2 a week for 3 months teeth 2.

I shall wait for some feedback on the closing date, could you please just give a date !



Thread: Revell Harbour Tug Boat
19/03/2018 22:53:47

Jim .

At this rate there won't be any room for the boat laugh


Thread: PIGMENTS .jr
19/03/2018 22:49:48


Spot on about the soil types, thought I was reading some highly technical literature at one point .

The only thing that was of real interest was the concentrate thinner and an cleaning fluid.


Thread: Churchill Mk. IV AVRE
19/03/2018 20:45:52

Jakko .

Count me in please , nothing beats a wreak for me laugh

Have to compliment you on the introduction to the build, a very concise history , esp with the modern photos.

The build looks very neat and the photos are too


Thread: BW in Afganistan
19/03/2018 20:38:10

Don't think so Paul. Would expect it to rough and varied. Few tracks here and there maybe. In fact look better like that, certain you don't want a sterile looking landscape.


Thread: Wanted Dragon Kit 6226.
19/03/2018 20:25:45

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This is the one  Jim saw , i'd just seen it as well teeth 2

Edited By John Race on 19/03/2018 20:27:47

Thread: Airfix 1:48 Spitfire mk 1 (RAF100GB)
19/03/2018 20:12:50

Bob .

Sorry to read of your problems. sad

Spitfire look ok , but what do I spy in the back ground........................a StuG .. ? no I don't believe it teeth 2


Thread: PIGMENTS .jr
19/03/2018 20:01:02

Evening all .

Today while searching the web for binders for pigments I came across a company called VMS Modelling Solutions

I had a good look through their site , loads of interesting things , well written and in depth instructions .

I was interested in the concentrated AB cleaner and thinners, along with most of the other products. Some though were

quite over the top, there was a making a tarp from paper sheet, well be time you had cut

it and applied two differing substances to enable it to be removed for painting

I had nearly fallen asleep , can't beat pva soaked tissue paper over some cling film laugh

Any way thought some one might like to have a look .I of course have no connection with them, but just wanted to share.

Now I will attempt to get rid of this green print.teeth 2

Has any one used or heard of them ?

John .

Thread: 1/16 German Officer in Italian Camo
19/03/2018 14:24:52

Peter .

Buckles the wrong way round surprise don't thing many would realise that fact , well not me anyway laugh.

Another successful build , well done .

John .

Front row seat no 05

Thread: AFV Club 1:35 T48 Sherman tracks
19/03/2018 14:17:52


Hope your going to blog it, anything with separate track links is always interesting.

John .

Thread: MkIV "Female Airship Tug" & MkV "Hermaphrodite" (PL)
19/03/2018 14:12:33

Yes agree with John very nice gesture from Mike. thumbs up The sort of thing that makes this the forum it is .

Peter . Sorry we caused a near major incident over the extension, please tell her our intention is one of matrimonial harmony. The benefits of a large extension are many .teeth 2

The frame of the tower is a work of engineering , how did you cut the sections so precisely. ?


Thread: Washes
19/03/2018 02:08:08

Tim .... Cheers .thumbs up noted.

Simon ..... teeth 2 Thanks .


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