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Thread: Anti spill Tamiya tray
16/09/2017 10:06:28

How on earth do you manage to knock those square bottles over? They are inherently stable due to their squat shape and low centre of gravity

Now tall bottles such as Humbrol, MekPak and Plasweld I can knock them over all day long face 20

SimonT

Thread: My 1/16 Diorama's
16/09/2017 09:54:33

Keith/Danny - lads, check out the dates - 2012

Unfortunately Dave hasn't posted anything on here for a year now

Thread: Any tips on dealing with really small construction?
15/09/2017 06:59:03

Hi Chris,

As a start have a look at:

Www.plastruct.com

Www.plastruct.co.uk

Www.slaters.co.uk

SimonT

Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017
12/09/2017 13:20:09

It's ok Ross - it is 'only' 2feet long, not two metres face 20

Nice prezzy anyway

SimonT

Thread: YRBM 20 Brown Water Navy
12/09/2017 02:00:19

Some nice detailing Gregory


SimonT

Thread: POLIKARPOV 1 -153 CHAIKA (JR)
12/09/2017 01:57:32

Looking good John thumbs up

Those ground crew sets are nice - I have a few of the German ones as they look useful


SimonT

Thread: Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger I early version Fujimi 1:72
12/09/2017 01:52:43

Nice one Steve thumbs up

(I once had cracking like that due to using a turps thinned oil wash so could be paint/thinner related)


SimonT

Thread: Preparing for the worst...Reforger M60A3
12/09/2017 01:47:50

Looking good Al thumbs up

SimonT

Thread: No tusks and blubber (BiplaneGB17)
10/09/2017 13:40:48

Nice to see the old Matchbox kit - I used to love em as they were the only make I could easily get at one time

SimonT

Thread: Sd.Kfz.11 C`mon,we ALL know these eh?!!
10/09/2017 13:38:19

Well done Andy, looking good so far

SimonT

Thread: Military Modelling Vol.47 Issue 10
10/09/2017 13:37:35

For me it's a pity about the inaccurate Sherman again but the rest of it looks ok

SimonT

Thread: Mr Muscle for Airbrushes
08/09/2017 20:53:22

Evening all,

Probably no help whatsoever but I do the following after spraying Tamiya or Vallejo:

Spray through with x20a for Tamiya or Medea for VJ

Strip the AB into component parts and put cup, main body, needle and nozzle (i.e. all the bits that come into contact with paint) in the ultrasonic cleaner then fill the cleaner with Medea and leave it to run for half an hour

Wipe all parts down and reassemble

Works for me anyway

SimonT

Thread: YRBM 20 Brown Water Navy
06/09/2017 01:24:46

Hi Gregory,

is the reg plate a scale down of the actual photo c/w writing? Can't tell from the pic

That M60 looks good with the etch

SimonT

Thread: Forum
06/09/2017 01:17:38

Dave - fishing! Wondered where you had gone - get back to the small stuff thumbs up face 23

SimonT

Thread: The Wanderer Returns
06/09/2017 01:01:03

Hi Steve,

another good set of photos - the T34/85 turret, the M4A3E8 suspension will be useful if I ever get back to my scratchbuilt 1/15th one thumbs up


What on earth is that thing at the top of the last post?? Turret doesn't look big enough to hold a breech - surely that can't be an actual service vehicle dont know


SimonT

Thread: Latest Acquisitions 2017
05/09/2017 06:11:31

I may not have had much build time of late however I have managed a bit of retail therapy.....

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all from Creative Models damaged box or weekly offers at half price or less thumbs up

SimonT

Thread: Scratch Build #6 : 1/24 Hawker Fury
05/09/2017 00:06:55

Well done Jim - that hangar shot looks great


SimonT

Thread: POLIKARPOV 1 -153 CHAIKA (JR)
05/09/2017 00:04:34

Hi John,

sorry to hear about the eyes - will they be able to sort the cataract?

Well done with the rigging - that must be really frustrating with the depth problems


SimonT

Thread: BTR-80 {ST}
04/09/2017 02:27:19

John, Jim, Andy, Scottie, Bobby, AndyB, Steve - thanks all for the good wishes. He is still in hospital. They were giving him physio with a view to sending him home again but his leg fell off again!


Steve the actual turret has a very uncomfortable looking metal seat slung from the turret ring on a tubular support.

The seat pan is only a few inches from the vehicle floor with no footrests or turret basket so the occupant presumably looks rather daft with feet on floor. knees sticking up and having to shuffle around as the turret rotates

Barrel is aftermarket from Poland - not RB, just somewhere selling on ebay


There has been some slight progress

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this is the kit grenade rack which I was attempting to replace with the Eduard etch

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I ended up soldering the main parts of the rack together then CA'd the ends on once the rack was in place on the turret

Soldering was a laugh as the five dividers are close together - each time I soldered one on the previous joint would melt again and the parts went out of line

I ended up getting all five in place but wonky then gradually melted and adjusted each one in turn until I was happy with the positions

The grenade tubes are rod with punched disks on top - each is then topped with an etch disk

Plastic lifting rings were replaced with copper wire


That's all folks

SimonT

Thread: Stug III Ausf G in Italy 1944
04/09/2017 01:13:34

Hi Tim,

the Toadman CD#9 contains a great set of 281 reference photos for the JL restored Stug

It includes both interior and exterior shots


SimonT

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