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Thread: (SSGB?) Armourfast Valentine in Caunter scheme
28/04/2017 05:06:57

OK second try at making this post. I experienced with some chipping in both light and rust colours. Don't really like how the rust chips turned out. Any tips on how to fix or improve that?  Should I just have kept them closer to edges?  Maybe made sure to locate them in areas with light wear? 



Edited By Chris Camfield on 28/04/2017 05:09:45

Thread: Military Modelling Vol.47 Issue 5
27/04/2017 17:26:22

If you folks are getting that issue I am hopeful that the last one is in shops here now. Time to go see if they have the El Alamein special!

Thread: Tamiya 1/16 Rommel Figure
26/04/2017 22:13:51

Gorgeous painting as always, Peter!!

I don't know if it's the angle of the photo but there's something not right about the figure's eyes - it feels like they ought to turn down a bit more. Still, it gives you a good subject to work with!

Tamiya has a 1/48 "Generals" set including Rommel and I wonder if those figures even gives the vaguest impressions of the actual people. But I digress

Thread: THE REFURB ( JR )
26/04/2017 16:24:49

Hi John,

I was wondering "what's John up to these days?" and found your thread here. So glad to read about the good results from your eye tests and to see the progress on your refurb. There is a real pleasure in having things laid out and stored just the way you want. I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes.



Edited By Chris Camfield on 26/04/2017 16:25:08

Thread: Birthday today
26/04/2017 15:46:53

Happy birthday Mike!

Your family clearly knows what you like which is great

Thread: (SSGB?) Armourfast Valentine in Caunter scheme
26/04/2017 04:23:29

Hi guys,

I'm still plugging away. As you can maybe see here, I have had problems controlling pigments resulting in a number of messes. I seem to get either nothing or a very heavy layer. I should probably just paint over the patches on the hull.

What I have been doing is soaking the pigments in water to try to dissolve them, then add a bit of fixer. I probably need to test more and mix more. Or maybe I should try applying them dry.




You can see I have taken a stab at adding streaks below the exhaust but I have to say I must be missing something from the explanation given in the Vallejo book (dampen area, put down some wash, use flat damp brush to drag wash downwards). If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it what didn't just get dragged off by the brush looks... well... Ugly.

I used a pencil on exposed bits of the track and you can see one experimental bit for a very new chip on the exhaust cover and on the top of one of the vision ports. And I did a little light chipping with a sponge but I don't know if that is visible. I'll do something in a rust colour tomorrow.


I realized my idea of this tank being in a dry area and there being a lot of unrested exposed metal doesn't really jive with using a rusty base colour for the tracks!

Edited By Chris Camfield on 26/04/2017 04:24:22

Thread: IBG 1/72 Type 94 "KT" tankette
25/04/2017 21:43:42

Wow that's a tankette all right! 35mm total??! Yikes.

Thread: Useful advice for when using CA glue.
21/04/2017 12:17:31
Posted by Robin Buckland on 21/04/2017 08:19:33:

Hi Jon,

As with others I did have to smile at the way you described your misfortune, but in reality a useful reminder about the much maligned issue of health and safety. thumbs up

I agree! It was kind of a scary story and I'm glad Jon is okay!

Thread: Whats happening with the site
21/04/2017 12:16:10

Try poking around in your browser's settings and clear its cache.

Thread: Useful advice for when using CA glue.
21/04/2017 00:44:41

Interesting technique, but I think I'm going to stick to pliers, thanks.

Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017
20/04/2017 17:13:54

Oooh, a Canadian subject! in Italy by the look of the box art Nice, Dave!

19/04/2017 21:47:03

Well deserved, Allen!

Thread: Hello from Michigan
19/04/2017 21:04:07

Welcome Forbes! and hello from across the border in Ontario

Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017
18/04/2017 16:05:58

Hi all,

If posting new book acquisitions is fair game how about storage?

I got this at the "MUJI" store in Toronto - it's a Japanese store with relatively down to earth items and plain packaging. No doubt you guys already have all your own storage sorted out but to me this is fantastic.

As you can see this little set of shelves is just tall enough to hold Vallejo paints. There are 6 shelves, 4 sections per shelf, each of those could hold about 12 paints... it could hold 288 bottles! Things are much tidier now and I have separate sections for metallic paints, light greens, dark greens, etc...

Edited By Chris Camfield on 18/04/2017 16:06:17

Thread: Happy Easter
17/04/2017 03:10:50

Slightly late Happy Easter all!

I visited my parents in Ottawa (and did some WW2 research there) but because I go back to work Monday I came home last night.

I did get back to the modelling bench this afternoon and I also got a great set of little drawers for all my paints and pigments.    I reckon it could hold about 300!

Edited By Chris Camfield on 17/04/2017 03:11:16

Thread: Computer reset Everything lost
17/04/2017 02:40:30

Hi Mike,

Hope Andy can fix it for you!!

I forget my passwords all the time...


16/04/2017 19:33:42

Reset password link:

Edited By Chris Camfield on 16/04/2017 19:33:53

16/04/2017 19:04:16

Mike, that doesn't make sense. Nothing on the forum here was stored on your computer. You're signed in to a different account from normal. Try to remember your password to your old account or reset the password.

Thread: Scratch building something perfectly round
12/04/2017 19:15:44

Thanks guys! Two interesting approaches to try.

I don't think I have an appropriate drill so I guess I will try to lay my hands on some magic sculpt. I like the advertised "very fine grain" quality to it. Or I could just try some of the green stuff I do have.

After I get back from a short Easter trip, anyway...

Thread: The Liberation of Rhodes
11/04/2017 20:22:38

That's a beaut!

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