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Murad ÖZER Great idea! i still have a lot from my childhood days most are incredibly dusty or damaged. Also like alot of folks i had to do a brief (~15yrs) hiatus due to school and real life - let me see if i can do a shoot with those mixed and mashed.
03. April at 19:31:25
gorbygould Spanjaard: I have considered 1/72 as well, but I was always more interested in bombers as a kid, so the odds are I'd start doing the four engine stuff again. And as we all know, a 1/72 bomber is bigger than a 1/48 fighter, so I don't think I'd be fixing my space issue problem. :(
Alistair: I think my wife would call the men in white coats to come and take me away in their padded wagon if I started hanging them from the ceiling. Even if that was an option, eventually they end up as a ceiling hanging mobile, consisting mainly of dust. On the bright side, if she does pack your bags, you might get more storage in your new place – and it might be much quieter (that might depend on how far away you move). ;)
Thanks Eugen. :)
Murad: I'll look forward to seeing your early work.
03. April at 20:12:04
Gauge1TrainsDK I like these, especially the combo with the kettenkrad in the first photo. Well done, also for early builds (I am one to talk :P)
03. April at 20:36:21
Spanjaard ok, you make do it... there goes also my album of early builds too, some of them are almost 30 years old! hetspanjaard
03. April at 22:50:43
Alec K Way to go! Very, very nice. All great work, and thank you for sharing. I have observed a pickup in mates sharing their earlier work, which is great I like them all, but the La-5FN open engine and guy bay speaks to me :)
05. April at 04:33:40
David Andrs gorbygould: Being back to the hobby after ~20 years, I share the same opinion that parts under certain size do not exist :)
Regarding bad kits, I only had one bad experience with the D-30 kit from Skif (knock, knock).
17. April at 01:26:10
17. April at 01:54:16
gorbygould Thanks David an Choppa: Glad (amazed more like) that you like them. :)
17. April at 17:21:57
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April 03, 2017

gorbygould
Can anyone please recommend the best modelling putty?

For the last two years I have been using 'Perfect Plastic Putty' from 'Deluxe Materials'. It's okay, a bit chalky and apparently the tubes are prone to burst open at the wrong end – as mine did not long after opening (there has been a clip on it holding it closed ever since).

The tube is running low now, so could anyone suggest a better alternative?

Thanks in advance.
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Eugen P. I use the Squadron Green Putty and like it. The Vallejo Plastic Putty does often need a long time to dry. But the Liquid Greene Stuff looks interesting. I think I will test it. Thanks.
15. March at 18:57:33
gorbygould I did have a look at Squadron Green Putty, but the prominent 'VAPOR HARMFUL' warning on the front of the tube sort of put me off. I think I've got enough problems with my brain without killing off any more-brain cells. ;)
Thanks for the suggestion Eugen.
15. March at 19:10:16
Daytona675R Depends...if we are talking about minor corrections, I cannot recommend Mr Dissolved Putty highly enough. Amazing stuff!
15. March at 20:12:00
Alex Tamiya putty thinned with acetol works like a charm.
15. March at 20:13:30
Dan M Vallejo putty is acrylic and therefore you can use water to move it around more easily
15. March at 20:34:40
gorbygould Thanks for all your suggestions, but my new putty will be winging its way to me as we speak (type whatever). If I don't get on with either of my chosen ones, I will definitely consider some of the later suggestions. :)
15. March at 21:05:25
Robert W Martel Gorby, I do like the PPP also. It's water based, easy to work with, dries fast, and is easy to sand. Fills gaps great w/a wet swab! Only bad point you cant wetsand it, but it feathers out dry really well, then prime over it. I put a drop of water in the cap, to help keep it from drying out.
Tamiya is good stuff, but anything that is solvent/lacquer based takes a long time to dry and will shrink over time, it will look good now, but down the road you'll see the spot come back!
A friend uses the Green Stuff, I tried some and liked it too. Also water based and dried hard.
02. April at 02:47:00
Chris R. try Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty...I highly recommend it!
03. April at 15:46:29
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March 29, 2017

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March 22, 2017

gorbygould added the Eduard I-16 Type 24 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 I-16 Type 24 (Eduard 8149)
 
I-16 Type 24 ProfiPACK edition
Eduard 1:48
8149
2015 | Changed decals
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22. March at 18:29:54 Share

March 20, 2017

gorbygould added the Tamiya Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien (Tamiya 61115)
 
Kawasaki Ki-61-Id Hien (Tony)
Tamiya 1:48
61115
2016 | New tool
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07. February at 16:42:39 Share
07. February at 17:23:48
gorbygould I've just read Bill Gilman's review on 'Aviation of Japan'. I'm even tempted to pay full price for this one, and that is unheard of for me.
07. February at 17:30:49
Josu Arévalo Hold your reins!!! hehehehe
07. February at 18:13:17
David Suhadolc I saw the finished kit at Tamiya's Factory Store in Tokyo and its a beauty.
20. March at 19:16:38
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March 13, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Italeri Ju 87G-2 Stuka 1/48 in scale 1:48
1:48 Ju 87G-2 Stuka Kanonenvogel (Italeri 2722)
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gorbygould Thank you all for your nice comments and taking the time to look. Much appreciated. :)
09. March at 16:00:12
Bart Teunis I have the Airfix 1/48 Stuka in my stash.... really making me looking forward to start that project
10. March at 10:18:24
gorbygould Go for it Bart, you've got to do a Stuka. :)
10. March at 11:59:08
Bart Teunis whahahaha ROFL
10. March at 13:37:00
Flop_Se great stuka! the cannons are awesome!
13. March at 19:09:12
Clifford Keesler Outstanding build all the way around.
13. March at 19:51:28
Stephan Ryll Outstanding
13. March at 20:00:09
gorbygould Thank you Flop-Se, Clifford & Stephan, good of you to comment. :)
13. March at 20:54:15
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gorbygould
Just spent about an hour trying to airbrush Humbrol acrylic, which has proved to be a futile and demoralising experience. I read online that Tamiya thinners work well with it, but if there is a sweet spot mixing ratio, I have yet to find it. It's either too thick (clogs the nozzle) add a bit more thinners and it sprays like water. AAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
It's great with a brush, but I'm giving up trying to airbrush the stuff and going for the nearest equivalent Tamiya colour.
12. March at 19:09:38 Share
H K No personal experience- I am an acrylics man :) - but Humbrols are enamels and Tamiya are some sort of acrylic paints. So these two together seem very unlikely. I would use either the Humbrol thinner or Tamiya paints.
13. March at 12:06:35
Wim van der Luijt @H K : Humbrol has a "new"range, not just enamels anymore [img1]
13. March at 12:09:50
gorbygould H K: Wim is right, the paints are definitely acrylic. It's an Airfix 'gift pack' that contains small tubs of paint and it says on the box that the paints are acrylic. The only reason I tried them is because they were 'free' - I certainly won't be buying any based on my recent experience. I looked online to see what thinners to use, and Tamiya thinners looked the best bet. I'm sticking with Tamiya.
13. March at 12:30:17
H K Didn`t know that. Thanks for the info. You could try distilled water then. I use it for my Vallejo and Life Color paints with no problems.
13. March at 18:08:44
gorbygould I've decided that their not really worth the effort. They are quite good for brush painting, so I may hold onto some of them.
13. March at 18:17:41
Murad ÖZER i am guessing they probably only like tap water with a bit of flow improver for the ab.
13. March at 18:25:20
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March 08, 2017

gorbygould added the Airfix Gloster Meteor F.8 in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 Gloster Meteor F.8 (Airfix A09182)
 
Gloster Meteor F.8
Airfix 1:48
A09182
2016 | New tool
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08. March at 11:55:50 Share

March 07, 2017

gorbygould and Martin Oostrom are now mates.
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March 06, 2017

gorbygould and Sherif Sharmy are now mates.
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March 03, 2017

gorbygould and Neil Page are now mates.
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March 01, 2017

gorbygould added Heinkel He 177 to his favorite topics.
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gorbygould added Boeing B-29 Superfortress to his favorite topics.
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February 27, 2017

gorbygould added the Tamiya Fairey Swordfish Photo Etched Bracing (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Fairey Swordfish Photo Etched Bracing (Tamiya 61069)
 
Fairey Swordfish Photo Etched Bracing
Tamiya 1:48
61069 (4306015)
1999 | New tool
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27. February at 20:55:38 Share
gorbygould added the Eduard MC 205 Veltro (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 MC 205 Veltro (Eduard FE289)
 
MC 205 Veltro Hasegawa
Eduard 1:48
FE289
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27. February at 20:53:58 Share
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gorbygould and Moritz Fentzahn are now mates.
27. February at 17:56:09 Share
gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 26, 2017
26. February at 19:52:42 Share
Ekki Very interesting. I'd never heard of it.
26. February at 20:17:15
gorbygould Neither had I. I suppose it joins thousands of other prototype only aircraft who's fate is to fade into obscurity.
Thanks for taking an interest Ekki.
26. February at 20:33:29
wilky Thanks Gorby, my new thing learnt today. I hadn't even heard of Heston aircraft
26. February at 21:36:37
gorbygould Thanks for having a look Wilky. Heston Aircraft Company didn't exactly set the aviation world alight, their most famous contribution was the Napier-Heston racer.
As I said before 'Nibby' had an amazing life, when his wife got him to give up flying, he became a consultant to many British aircraft companies (including Heston) and also an air-crash investigator.
27. February at 11:54:05
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February 26, 2017

gorbygould added Tamiya Paints to his list of favorite colors
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gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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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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arne vd burg Well done
25. February at 05:10:11
gorbygould Thank you very much for your comments Chris and Arne. :)
25. February at 15:34:33
Alec K Very nice!! Love that cockpit work
25. February at 16:30:18
gorbygould Thanks Alec, Eduard helped a lot! I'm starting to think that this post is immortal, it keeps coming back to life.
25. February at 16:40:52
Alec K :) I am to the point that the more I use this platform, the less I understand how it works!
25. February at 17:16:52
Robert W Martel I'm Liking It !! real nice.
26. February at 05:32:43
Bill Spargo What a beauty, well done
26. February at 06:38:31
gorbygould Thank you for your nice comments Bob & Bill!
26. February at 10:45:59
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February 19, 2017

gorbygould and Gabriel Trechas are now mates.
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February 16, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Dragon Bachem Ba 349A Natter 1/48 in scale 1:48
1:48 Bachem Ba 349 A Natter (Dragon 5525)
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gorbygould I wasn't aware of the Toucan before you mentioned it Eugen. It made me wonder if the Ju 52 I saw at the Cosford RAF museum was really a Ju 52. No it isn't, it's a Casa 352L.

Thanks for viewing and commenting on my album Nathan.
06. February at 12:47:40
Eugen P. And the "He 111" in the Flugwerft is a CASA C-2111B. So: No german planes in german museum :)
06. February at 14:55:39
Roberto Rocat Interesting subject, nice building and painting
11. February at 19:00:54
gorbygould Thanks again Roberto.
12. February at 17:43:25
Dale Marston Nice finish. Unusual subject.
16. February at 12:57:57
gorbygould Thanks Dale. I like the weird ones, which probably says a lot about me.
16. February at 17:05:52
Spanjaard gorbygould, if it is a CASA 352L, it is as much a JU-52 as the AA C.1 Toucan..... CASA 352L means it is the Spanish version with Spanish 578 kW (775 hp) ENMA Beta B-4 (license-built BMW 132) engines, 64 built.
CASA was a Spanish aircraft manufacturer (Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA). It became the Spanish branch of EADS in 1999, and was absorbed by Airbus Military in 2009. they made German designed planes for quite a while. some early WWII films where done in Spain ("Battle of Britain" for example) since the German airplanes still in use in the Spanish air forces.
it would have been fantastic if they could have built a few Me-262 :P
16. February at 17:24:13
gorbygould So basically it's a license-built Ju-52 with different engines - very interesting, thanks for enlightening me Spanjaard. Yes, a couple of squadron of 262 would have been very nice. That leads me to a new question. What was Spain's first home built jet?
16. February at 17:43:00
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February 15, 2017

gorbygould added the Italeri Ju 87G-2 Stuka Kanonenvogel (1:48) to his completed kits.
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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February 13, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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wilky I'm mainly into beer when I'm socialising and that's because I'm unemployed and if someone wants to buy me one I'll drink it. A good friend is also a home brewer.
When I work I drink Lochan Ora. I actually stopped drinking alcohol altogether for quite some years as I was a tram driver and they brought in zero alcohol limit for heavy vehicle operators and often work would need to cancel a day off due to others not turning up and I decided that I can do without the booze for the triple time pay of a cancelled day off.
I had a big change in how I see life when my first stent in my LAD ruptured the artery and started to experienced what it was like to die from a lack of blood/oxygen.
The doctors are very annoyed that I'm drinking again as diabetics with heart disease shouldn't but they often don't give a shit about any other health problems I have because they just say have a panadol or it's all in my head, he's the most annoying because he is from Afghanistan and I want to ask him if the war is just a figment of imagination too.
Funny thing about Lochan Ora is it is cheaper now than it was in the eighties
11. February at 20:27:03
gorbygould Wilky: One of my granddad's liked a tipple and one of my granddad's was teetotal. One was gregarious, loved the company of others; the other kept himself to himself and did crosswords all day. One was always smiling and like nothing better than having a laugh with people, sometimes complete strangers; The other rarely smiled and I can't ever remember him laughing. One seemed to love life; the other seemed to be filling in some time before the grave.
I loved both my grandfather's equally, but I preferred spending time with one in particular and although both died over twenty-five years ago, I still miss one a lot more than the other.
I'll leave you to decide which one is which.
If you don't over do alcohol, it can enhance your life. Doctors seem to sometime forget that happiness and contentment are often as good at improving your health than anything you get from the pharmacist.
You need to enjoy life, otherwise, what's the point?
12. February at 09:54:54
Dale Marston A life full of adventure and laughter, even if cut short is better than one without. Character is many things the good and the bad sides of you. The fun and the sad times and how you handle the journey laid before you, it's never about just about getting there. Even in the darkest of times laughter is a tonic for your soul. Well said gorbygould. And that is the spirit (Vodka, Whiskey, Bourbon or whichver you choose). Even better 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch and 1 beer. LOL.
12. February at 12:07:45
wilky I'll raise a glass to that
12. February at 12:43:25
Vinny Panda Is that a bottle of Guinness Foreign Strength?
12. February at 13:41:49
Rui S @ gorbygould; Dale Marston; wilky :D
I too raise a glass to that
12. February at 14:37:08
gorbygould That's Guinness West Indies Porter Vinny, it's a very nice drink, but I can't always get it.
12. February at 17:29:13
Vinny Panda Yeah I know it, my local supermarket stocks it in their 3 for £5 deal, a bargain.
13. February at 14:40:42
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February 12, 2017

gorbygould added a new photoalbum.
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1:48 Mitsubishi J2M3 Raiden (Tamiya 61018)
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DEAD Design I just realized it is Tamiya kit. Stunning cockpit
03. February at 20:02:00
gorbygould I'll bow to your greater knowledge Jan, and thanks for your comment. :) Good work on the Eduard seat-belts - I've got the Italian one for a future Veltro build.
03. February at 20:03:04
DEAD Design No problem Gorby ;). If you have any questions considering Japanese subjects don't hesitate to ask.
03. February at 20:15:03
Alistair Graham Nice model. I built a 1/32 scale in the mid 70s but cant recall what brand it would have been.
03. February at 22:10:08
gorbygould Thanks for the offer Jan - I may take you up on that. :)
Thanks Alistair.
04. February at 09:35:29
DEAD Design Be my guest Gorby ;)
04. February at 10:28:50
Roberto Rocat All that work was useful...it looks great!
11. February at 19:08:58
gorbygould Thanks Roberto!
12. February at 17:42:58
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February 11, 2017

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February 08, 2017

gorbygould and Robert W Martel are now mates.
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February 07, 2017

gorbygould and barkhorn are now mates.
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