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Thread: Eduard Airco DH.2 1/48 (BiplaneGB17)
22/09/2017 15:21:19

Hi all

Once again I appreciate all your supportive comments thumbs up There is so much good stuff to follow I recognize just how much time it takes to keep up.

Away tomorrow for a fortnight but when I get back I don't think it will take too long now to complete - famous last words. I will miss the deadline for the GB but not by much.

Happy modelling and I will try to keep up with your builds if internet and my ancient laptop both work face 22

Jim

SWMBO is calling for me to do my packing - what joy!! crying 2

Thread: unexpected lunch guests
22/09/2017 09:45:17

Hi Robert

Peter is right about the sandbags. Making them yourself will result in a more realistic look. This is a link to Andrew's instructions *HERE* and *HERE*.

I used Andrew's method for mine - 1/72 but looked OK.

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Jim

Edited By jimbo on 22/09/2017 09:46:47

21/09/2017 19:15:42

Hi Robert

Interesting idea and a good start. I'll follow along with interest. I will slum it with 'the rabble' although I may move if they get out of hand face 20

Jim

Thread: Lighting
21/09/2017 19:11:32

Hi Darren

Welcome to MilMod.

The best lighting in my opinion is the Triple Bright *HERE*

Certainly not cheap but very good in every respect. Do a Google search and you should be able to get it for £70 - £80.

Jim

Thread: XURON CORP pro sprue Cutters
21/09/2017 15:08:07

Hi

I have both Tamiya and Xuron cutters. Both are very good and Tamiya certainly should be at the price face 20 I think I prefer the Tamiya but that may be because I tend to use them most of the time.

Am I right in that the Tamiya blades meet but the Xuron blades are slightly offset meaning they cut in a slightly different way?

Jim

Edited By jimbo on 21/09/2017 15:08:34

Thread: sd. Kfz 10/5 & flak 38
20/09/2017 22:06:51

Hi Robert

Glad that is sorted. Nice model you have there. Well done for including snow which is hard to do. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Jim

Thread: Fury
20/09/2017 11:37:42

Hi Rick

I'm in. Enjoy watching your work.

Jim

Thread: Hi everyone
20/09/2017 11:35:56

Hi Robert

A warm welcome to MilMod. I am sure you will enjoy the forum.

Jim

Thread: Eduard Airco DH.2 1/48 (BiplaneGB17)
19/09/2017 16:42:00

Hi all

John, Dirk, Sjors and Richard - thanks for your positive thoughts thumbs up

Managed a few hours this afternoon. Under carriage bracing wires done and the wheels on. More tail plane control lines. The lines have to go out quite far to avoid the prop. Consequence of being a 'pusher' aircraft. Getting more and more fragile crook

Base and layout sorted roughly. Just that blue foam board. I will simply cover it in grass.

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As always - thanks nerd

Jim

Thread: A public thank you
19/09/2017 12:06:46

Always the right thing to highlight good service. We need to support the good guys. Well done Historex.

Jim

Thread: The sign said 1.5 not 15 Ton.
19/09/2017 11:43:07

Hi Keith

A great piece of modelling. Having the horses is a really nice touch and you have done them very well indeed.

Jim

Thread: Preparing for the worst...Reforger M60A3
19/09/2017 11:40:50

Hi Alistair

So neat and tidy and so much detail - just gets better and better. Figures will add interest. I always like to see a figure or two where appropriate. Those paper straps are great. I know Peter uses paper for straps as well. I think he uses ordinary white computer paper. Do you use the same?

Jim

Thread: No tusks and blubber (BiplaneGB17)
19/09/2017 11:33:13

Hi Richard

The interior is excellent. That 'spiders web' engine looks fun. That is some clamp you have there - those body halves aren't going anywhere face 20

Jim

Thread: 2 StuGs and a Sturm-Infanteriegeschz 33 B 1942/3 Stalingrad (JR )
19/09/2017 11:28:24

Hi John

Up and running. Enjoying the new cave I'm sure. Interesting history. I can't help with your questions but I'm sure Bob and others will come up with answers.

You say you tend to 'over glue' whereas I tend to use too little - bits can drop off thinking Mind you when I do cock up a part it can easily be removed face 20

Keep things tidy - I shall be carrying out unannounced inspections face 22

Jim

Thread: Joined at the hip - Dragon medic and wounded soldier
18/09/2017 21:08:41

Hi Dirk

Really excellent result. They make such a powerful comment on the consequences of war that I reckon a small base may well be the best choice.

Jim

Thread: Monogram 1/48 b-17 cutaway
18/09/2017 17:11:29

Hi Tony

Welcome to MilMod. That is some beast you have there. Lucky find for a car boot sale.

Jim

Thread: Eduard Airco DH.2 1/48 (BiplaneGB17)
18/09/2017 14:01:43

Hi all

I think if it was not for all your kind words of encouragement this would now be relegated to the "top shelf". I always knew the rigging and external control cables would be difficult but it is just so, so fiddly. I have managed to fit the control cables to the tail plane. It took almost 2 hours which is crazy face 18 I used fine EZ Line, CA and Zap Kicker.

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Hardest part was getting the two cables to run over the tiny PE pulley on the inside of the wing strut.

I will get a photo with something to give a sense of size.

I won't make the GB deadline. Too much still to do and I am away on holiday for a fortnight at the end of the week. My son and his wife, over from America, my daughter and her husband and my granddaughter and the wife and I have hired a cottage in Derbyshire. Really looking forward to having the whole family together.

Thanks again guys for sticking with this.

Jim

One granddaughter - cute or what face 20

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Thread: Vallejo primer
18/09/2017 09:24:43

Hi John

I find Vallejo primer difficult to use as well. Tim is right in that it does not sand well - it tends to peel back. I really like Stynylrez primer. It is made to spray straight from the bottle but I dilute it slightly and it seems to work perfectly. It might be worth having a look at the Mission Models primer. I have not tried it but it seems to get a good press.

Jim

Thread: New member.
18/09/2017 09:20:04

Hi Steve

A warm welcome to MilMod.

Jim

Thread: 120mm Napoleonic Guard Drummer
17/09/2017 16:40:21

Hi Peter

Drum roll for a superb figure. I do like these colourful paint jobs. One of your best.

Jim

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