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gorbygould and Jay Nakasone are now mates.
19. January at 11:30:43 Share

January 18, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 16, 2016
Project: Dragon Bachem Ba 349A Natter 1/48 in scale 1:48
1:48 Bachem Ba 349 A Natter (Dragon 5525)
16. December 2016 at 19:21:07 Share
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gorbygould Thanks Daniel.
01. January at 19:22:00
arron parry Very nice mate :)
02. January at 22:33:23
gorbygould Thanks Arron.
02. January at 22:42:48
Antonio De Girolamo Great build, you achieved a high level of realism, every detail is fantastic
14. January at 11:09:44
Dan M Nice build and great idea with the truck loaded with plane parts
14. January at 11:17:32
gorbygould Thank you very much Antonio and Dan.
14. January at 11:29:52
Christian W Your idea and result with the truck is pretty cool! Looks very good with all the details.
18. January at 11:15:49
gorbygould Thank you Christian. Glad you like it.
18. January at 11:37:11
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January 17, 2017

Mates
gorbygould and Spanjaard are now mates.
17. January at 17:24:22 Share

January 16, 2017

Mates
gorbygould and Gary Brantley are now mates.
16. January at 08:25:37 Share

January 14, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 14, 2017
1:48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Tamiya 61018)
14. January at 16:58:14 Share
Gary Brantley I like it! :) I especially like the deflected control surfaces, that's a really nice touch gorby. It looks like you've really improved the 'pit. Very nice work sir.
14. January at 17:48:51
Murad ÖZER lovely fella! :)
14. January at 17:54:31
gorbygould Thanks Murad.
Thanks Gary. It's an old kit and the cockpit detail is surprisingly sparse, but it was a good kit for experimenting with new things.
14. January at 18:59:16
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gorbygould added the Italeri Hs 123 A-1 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Hs 123 A-1 (Italeri 2632)
 
Hs 123 A-1
Italeri 1:48
2632
2013 | Changed decals
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14. January at 17:38:45 Share
gorbygould added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 13 images
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1:48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Tamiya 61018)
14. January at 16:52:39 Share

January 08, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 08, 2017
08. January at 20:34:50 Share

January 07, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 03, 2017
Project: Italeri Typhoon 1/48 in scale 1:48
1:48 Typhoon Mk.Ib late (Italeri 2734)
03. January at 12:06:07 Share
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Dan Knispel Real nice work.
06. January at 00:05:48
JOHN THOMAS Nice work
06. January at 02:43:46
gorbygould Thanks Dan & John.
06. January at 18:01:13
Tim Annear Stunning work Gorby! My copy of this kit arrived yesterday. I hope I can do it justice. Your's is a beauty.
06. January at 21:47:11
Stephan Ryll very well done work on that one !
07. January at 15:54:35
Gary Brantley Great job on one of my all time WWII warbirds! I enjoyed the backstory as well. Beautiful work Gorby. :)
07. January at 16:08:19
gorbygould Thanks for your kind comments Tim, Stephan and Gary. I forgot to mention that this isn't my latest build, I did it a few months ago.

Tim: It's a very good kit, I enjoyed building it a lot. The one issue with the build that I had, was that it was a bugger to get the chin radiator central when the fuselage halves went together, so watch out for that.

Gary: It's one of my all time fav's as well. I don't know if you saw one of 'Eastlancs' builds which showed a prototype without the chin radiator – very interesting.
07. January at 16:35:17
Tim Annear Thanks for the info Gorby. Will do.
07. January at 21:09:47
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January 06, 2017

gorbygould added the Tamiya Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (early) (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (early) (Tamiya 61084)
 
Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (early)
Tamiya 1:48
61084
2002 | Changed parts
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06. January at 21:01:42 Share
gorbygould added the Dragon Bachem Ba 349 A Natter (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Bachem Ba 349 A Natter (Dragon 5525)
 
Bachem Ba 349 A Natter w/HWK-109/509 Engine and Crew
Dragon 1:48
5525
1995 | Changed parts
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06. January at 16:20:09 Share

January 04, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 05, 2016
04. December 2016 at 17:22:53 Share
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gorbygould There is always room for beer Alister, unless it has to temporarily make way for some other beverage. It all helps the creative process you understand. ;)

I have to be very careful Aaron – being an old fart in an enclosed space and no extractor… recipe for disaster. The beer helps to calm my nerves (honest).

Lace: The tools at the back are hung in a box that folds up under the shelf when not in use, which isn't that often these days.
I got the Iwata 'Smart Jet Pro' second hand on Ebay for half of it's new price and it had hardly been used. I can recommend it big time, it's excellent. It has a water trap on the compressor which is so effective that hardly any water gets to the airbrush water trap. It does have an air-tank so no pulses at all, and it is relatively quiet.
I'm not such a fan of Iwata airbrushes though. I had a 'Neo', which was a pain to dismantle for cleaning and I didn't find it easy to use. After six months the needle got damaged, which probably was my fault – but the a replacement needle would have cost almost as much as the complete airbrush. So I decided to buy a Harder & Steinbeck 'Ultra', which is in the same price range, but I think it's streets ahead of the 'Neo'. I find it easier and quicker to clean and easier to use - I can do much finer lines than I could before. Spares are cheaper as well (in Britain).

Thanks for your comments Julian, Matthias and Rex.
03. January at 11:49:59
Derek Huggett Yikes!!! 'old fart' + 'enclosed space' + 'no extractor' = Asfik...asphik...unable to breathe! Happy New Year anyway!
03. January at 12:36:13
Rex That is a very good point. One that is often missed when discussing safety issues. As old farts, we can very easily find out that we are more susceptible to the fumes than younger people are.

Good thing for us to remember.
03. January at 17:43:07
gorbygould Don't know about you Rex, but I think my tolerance to the fumes of alcohol based liquids, has improved with age. Don't know why that would be?
03. January at 17:55:52
Rex haha, it depends on which alcohol we are talking about? I can't stand Isopropyl's smell, Methanol still makes my eyes water like they did in my Drag Racing days,,,but, Ethanol?,,,ohhh yeahhhh baby, I still like those fumes a LOT. I even like the taste, unless it is Denatured.

Oh, wait, better keep this post model related,,,,,here is a money saving tip,,,,if you use paints that thin well with Denatured Alcohol, buy any of the clear Alcohol drinks instead, as long as you don't skimp on the proof, Vodka, for example, is cheaper than Denatured. This only saves money if you don't keep a bucket of Ice next to your thinner, though.
03. January at 19:34:35
arron parry Still using Xtracolour enamels and white spirit, my man cave is out in a shed
03. January at 22:34:33
gorbygould We call it 'methylated spirit' or just 'meths' over here Rex – is it expensive over there? It's less than half the price of the cheapest vodka here.
04. January at 17:51:07
Rex oh, forgot the "regional" part of this,,,,,,,,yes, in the US, vodka is the cheaper of the two

Edit to add: even more regional,,,,,,in Tennessee, USA, vodka is cheaper than Denatured. In NY or CA or any other state, it might not be.
04. January at 18:01:24
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January 02, 2017

Mates
gorbygould and Harold Clements are now mates.
02. January at 22:21:02 Share
Mates
gorbygould and Joe Savlan are now mates.
02. January at 09:14:19 Share

December 31, 2016

gorbygould
Happy new year to you all - I hope 2017 is good to you. May all your builds be fruitful, and your stashes multiply. :)
31. December 2016 at 20:22:11 Share
Miller Alexander Happy new year :)
31. December 2016 at 21:11:34
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Mates
gorbygould and arron parry are now mates.
31. December 2016 at 20:17:55 Share
gorbygould added the Italeri Ju 87G-2 Stuka Kanonenvogel (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Ju 87G-2 Stuka Kanonenvogel (Italeri 2722)
 
Ju 87G-2 Stuka Kanonenvogel
Italeri 1:48
2722
2013 | Changed parts
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31. December 2016 at 14:28:29 Share
gorbygould added the Eduard P-51B Mustang (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 P-51B Mustang (Eduard FE219)
 
P-51B Mustang Tamiya
Eduard 1:48
FE219
2003 | New tool
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31. December 2016 at 14:27:10 Share

December 27, 2016

gorbygould added the Airfix Curtiss P-40B Warhawk in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Curtiss P-40B Warhawk (Airfix A05130)
 
Curtiss P-40B Warhawk
Airfix 1:48
A05130
2016 | New tool
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27. December 2016 at 08:25:55 Share

December 24, 2016

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December 23, 2016

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December 16, 2016

gorbygould added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 19 images
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1:48 Bachem Ba 349 A Natter (Dragon 5525)
16. December 2016 at 19:14:50 Share
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December 10, 2016

Mates
gorbygould and C Marques de Sá are now mates.
10. December 2016 at 20:25:47 Share

December 08, 2016

Mates
gorbygould and Filipe Ramires are now mates.
08. December 2016 at 18:22:31 Share

December 07, 2016

Mates
gorbygould and Bryn Crandell are now mates.
07. December 2016 at 20:04:43 Share

December 06, 2016

gorbygould
About a year ago I bought some generic white decal paper, and it is rubbish – it doesn't matter what I do, the colours bleed every time, even with ‘liquid decal film’ applied. Can anyone recommend a branded decal paper (white or transparent) that will work?
04. December 2016 at 17:36:50 Share
gorbygould Any ideas please?
05. December 2016 at 11:45:07
Michael Hickey I think Bare Metal Foil put some out. They have two types depending on your printer being inkjet or laser. Maybe that's the problem you've got with the paper you have now, I know I made the same mistake. :S
06. December 2016 at 00:39:01
gorbygould Thanks Michael - I'll have a look.
06. December 2016 at 08:14:58
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December 01, 2016

Mates
01. December 2016 at 19:04:50 Share
Mates
gorbygould and Bart Teunis are now mates.
01. December 2016 at 08:02:03 Share

November 30, 2016

Mates
gorbygould and Tim Annear are now mates.
30. November 2016 at 07:47:31 Share

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