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Fluorescent vs LED Tubes?
Hi all, I am planning my new modelling area and I was wondering about the lighting. I always loved fluorescent tubes but now maybe it is time for LED tubes... Anybody has changed from fluorescent to LED? What is your view of it? Any recommendations?
25. February at 08:15:21 Share
Olivier Well where I live, concern is growing about the LEDs mainly the blue light they can produce.
When located far from the eyes they are ok, but on a work bench I would not be so sure.
25. February at 08:51:12
Frank J I personally use an Ikea ledstrip with color-changing functionality just for this reason as a worklight, it really helps being able to more the color more towards yellow-white or even into different colors to correctly verify coverage and shapes.

If you buy proper warm white LEDs you will also have much less of an issue with blue coloration (cold white).
25. February at 09:29:31
Hans Robben I prefer daylight (5500K) light sources. I got two LED desk lamps and overhead 2 fluorecent tubes, all of them 5500K. Makes judging colors much easier. As far as the change: as long as you select the color temperature of the LED's to your liking there shouldn't be any difference between fluorecent and LED apart from price and reliability.
25. February at 09:38:04
Spanjaard thanks for the info!
25. February at 21:01:30
Rui S Thx for sharing 8)
8. April at 23:56:42
Nathan Dempsey I worked in a print shop for many years. The entire building including all the office areas was as lit in 5500K to make sure all printed material was viewed in the same light. Later they had to light a separate building this way too. The marketing dept kept saying the prints looked different than it did in the print shop.
9. April at 01:00:59
Spanjaard thanks!
9. April at 13:28:08
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February 28, 2019

Spanjaard and Holger Kranich are now mates.
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January 24, 2019

Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Spanjaard thanks a lot Bryn. I think you are right.... well the truth is that I forgot about that ladder!
19. January at 22:53:39
R K looks awesome!
23. January at 10:46:21
Spanjaard thanks daemion :)
23. January at 15:07:28
Christian Ristits Fantastic Phantom - congrats!
23. January at 15:14:32
Spanjaard thanks Christian, your compliment is greatly appreciated! :)
23. January at 16:05:32
Kim Branders Spanjaard Nice Phantom this one is on my bucketlist. impressive
23. January at 17:18:06
Spanjaard thanks Kim and go for it :) after doing the Academy and Hasegawa, i certainly suggest the Academy one. i do not know about the ZM.... resisted the temptation so far :D :D
24. January at 00:01:46
Patrick Hagelstein :D The ZM is awesome! ...except for the aft fuselage... the shape is totally off. :(
24. January at 02:32:13
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January 16, 2019

16. January at 23:13:58 Share
Spanjaard added a new project.
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1:35 US M2 big accessories set (Black Dog T35034)1:72 La Nueve Half Tracks (Braille Strike 72039)
16. January at 20:03:03 Share

January 12, 2019

Spanjaard added the Tamiya M3A2 Half Track in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 M3A2 Half Track (Tamiya MM170)
U.S. Armoured Personnel Carrier
M3A2 Half Track
Tamiya 1:35
MM170 (70)
1975 | New tool
12. January at 23:42:44 Share

January 6, 2019

Spanjaard and Stuart Perry are now mates.
6. January at 23:05:56 Share

January 1, 2019

Spanjaard and Mac Felsing are now mates.
1. January at 23:22:26 Share

December 18, 2018

Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 17, 2018
Project: flying group
1:144 Fw190 D-9 Jv-44 (Platz PD-2)1:144 Gloster Sea Gladiator (Mark I Models MKM14455)1:144 USAAF P-38J "Yippee" (Minicraft Model Kits 14668)21+
1. October 2018 at 21:18:31 Share
Spanjaard not much time for modelling lately, in fact the last pictures were taken more than a month ago :(
i think I am over-complicating this project......
17. December 2018 at 21:13:48
Martin Oostrom Not really serious:
A bit more serious:
More serious of the three:

Can't wait for the end of this project....
17. December 2018 at 21:26:28
17. December 2018 at 22:05:17
Greg Baker It's impossible to over complicate a build... ;)
17. December 2018 at 22:22:01
Spanjaard Thanks for the links Martin, I will keep the pictures of 111712 for future 262 builds (in bigger scale). The others,....well, colorful, true but 100%whatif ;)
Thanks Lode. Unfortunately not having much modelling time lately, and none expected in the coming weeks
Greg, what can I say? :D
18. December 2018 at 09:17:32
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December 7, 2018

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December 3, 2018

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Updated: October 28, 2018
28. October 2018 at 23:47:00 Share
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Spanjaard thanks all, and specially to Christian. who knows, maybe even before SCM 2019 ;)
29. October 2018 at 19:45:49
Christian Bruer would be great
29. October 2018 at 20:03:35
Lode Schildermans Antonio, Thank you for the honor. You, some others and I know why.
30. October 2018 at 22:29:27
Lode Schildermans Stuart, it took about 7 months
2. December 2018 at 22:24:07
Stuart Perry Incredible work.
2. December 2018 at 22:24:21
Lode Schildermans Thank you, Stuart
3. December 2018 at 05:57:47
andvkubar Nice pictures! Thank you!
3. December 2018 at 22:35:34
Spanjaard thanks advkubar and bobinspokaloo
3. December 2018 at 22:52:50
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November 23, 2018

Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 23, 2018
23. November 2018 at 19:25:35 Share
Bryn Crandell Did it work?
23. November 2018 at 19:29:42
Spanjaard as expected, it is mostly for a conversation at SCM Newsfeed
23. November 2018 at 19:40:41
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November 15, 2018

Spanjaard now follows Stupez
15. November 2018 at 10:18:25 Share

November 14, 2018

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November 11, 2018

Spanjaard now follows Nicolas
11. November 2018 at 07:44:15 Share

October 29, 2018

Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 28, 2018
Project: flying group
1:144 Fw190 D-9 Jv-44 (Platz PD-2)1:144 Gloster Sea Gladiator (Mark I Models MKM14455)1:144 USAAF P-38J "Yippee" (Minicraft Model Kits 14668)21+
1. October 2018 at 19:07:22 Share
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Spanjaard thanks Martin and Ingo :)
28. October 2018 at 22:22:18
JOHN THOMAS Very cool, Yippee
29. October 2018 at 00:35:20
Neuling I fully agree with Lode and Martin.
29. October 2018 at 05:57:27
Spanjaard thanks John and Neuling , really glad you also like it :)
29. October 2018 at 06:04:50
Dutch Wow! Spanjaard, You definitely invested more time, effort and skill into your P-38J #5000 kit than I did, and your results are stunning. Your level of detail is outstanding for this crude kit. Just your cockpit canopy alone is worth learning from. I like the weathering and added detail, like gun barrels, wire aerials, etc. I still have to make my canopy frames, which I think I will do with silver stripe decal. I do not think I will add gun barrels or aerials. But I like your work! Great job! R/ Dutch
29. October 2018 at 14:05:21
gorbygould That's pretty remarkable considering the scale. Well done Spanjaard!
29. October 2018 at 16:31:03
Murad ÖZER Eyecandy 8)
29. October 2018 at 16:45:48
Spanjaard Thanks Dutch, gorbygould and Murad. this one is the first one finished of a special project, so stay tuned :)
29. October 2018 at 20:11:26
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Spanjaard will attend Scale Model Challenge 2019
Scale Model Challenge 2019 in Veldhoven
Scale Model Challenge 2019
NL 19. and 20. October 2019, in Veldhoven
28. October 2018 at 23:49:29 Share
JOHN THOMAS Great photos thanks
29. October 2018 at 00:33:54
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October 15, 2018

Spanjaard now follows Neuling
15. October 2018 at 21:27:54 Share

October 8, 2018

Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 1, 2018
Project: flying group
1:144 Fw190 D-9 Jv-44 (Platz PD-2)1:144 Gloster Sea Gladiator (Mark I Models MKM14455)1:144 USAAF P-38J "Yippee" (Minicraft Model Kits 14668)21+
1. October 2018 at 22:22:37 Share
Greg Baker oh, you KNOW I'm watching this one... PE parts no less! Wow.
1. October 2018 at 23:39:51
Spanjaard I was expecting you :).
There is PE too in the 262 and the spitfire too, but there is more here....and six of them!
2. October 2018 at 07:59:19
Greg Baker I'm keen to see what you do here. I barely started mine, so I want to steal all your good ideas. The sweet kits are... sweet, aren't they?
2. October 2018 at 09:49:25
Spanjaard Very much. Only Platz can be considered better. Eduard ones are ok, although engraved detail is too deep for that scale.
2. October 2018 at 10:34:41
Spanjaard Zero may take a while to be started, though. Need to finish Mustang, mosca and seagladiator first
2. October 2018 at 10:36:03
Daniel Klink I'm in
8. October 2018 at 07:44:04
Spanjaard Welcome Daniel, but it may take a while.... The others (started already in this project) will be finished before I can start the zeros
8. October 2018 at 15:41:11
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October 2, 2018

2. October 2018 at 21:42:29 Share
Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 1, 2018
Project: flying group
1:144 Fw190 D-9 Jv-44 (Platz PD-2)1:144 Gloster Sea Gladiator (Mark I Models MKM14455)1:144 USAAF P-38J "Yippee" (Minicraft Model Kits 14668)21+
1. October 2018 at 20:44:20 Share
Martin Oostrom Great work on the twins! I like the red one
1. October 2018 at 20:50:01
Spanjaard thanks Martin.
the truth is that most of the boxes in this project have two planes, so more twins coming :)
1. October 2018 at 21:15:47
Spanjaard i discovered too late that Brengun has a PE set for this box... it could have made a nice interior. well, maybe i can use it with the 4 "spare" Komets i still have :P
1. October 2018 at 21:21:02
Lode Schildermans You're as mad as I am on microscopic details. Very nice done, Spanjaard
1. October 2018 at 21:35:53
Spanjaard thanks, that is a great compliment :)
1. October 2018 at 21:36:59
Greg Baker Wow... very nice indeed. I know what it takes to make these little suckers look like that too...
1. October 2018 at 23:44:02
Spanjaard Indeed :)
2. October 2018 at 07:57:26
Spanjaard And thanks :)
2. October 2018 at 07:57:39
Erik Leijdens Amazing work in this tiny scale Antonio :)
2. October 2018 at 08:52:32
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Updated: October 1, 2018
Project: flying group
1:144 Fw190 D-9 Jv-44 (Platz PD-2)1:144 Gloster Sea Gladiator (Mark I Models MKM14455)1:144 USAAF P-38J "Yippee" (Minicraft Model Kits 14668)21+
1. October 2018 at 20:09:37 Share
Stefan Schacht Hallo Spanjaard, nice start, count me in. Cheers Stefan
1. October 2018 at 20:19:07
Spanjaard welcome Stefan. happy to see you here :) i hope you will like it
1. October 2018 at 20:26:25
Lode Schildermans Man, this is so tiny. Nice start, Spanjaard
1. October 2018 at 20:28:46
Martin Oostrom You Sneaky Spaniard!
1/144 huh? Inspired by Greg? She does look nice
1. October 2018 at 20:30:02
Spanjaard thanks, actually the project "airgroup"was started about 6 months ago... there are a few more planes on it. some not yet started :(
1. October 2018 at 20:42:18
Gordon Sørensen And adding rigging in 1/144th? Very impressive, Spanjaard!
2. October 2018 at 00:30:18
Spanjaard Thanks Gordon :)
2. October 2018 at 07:55:31
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October 1, 2018

Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 1, 2018
Project: flying group
1:144 Fw190 D-9 Jv-44 (Platz PD-2)1:144 Gloster Sea Gladiator (Mark I Models MKM14455)1:144 USAAF P-38J "Yippee" (Minicraft Model Kits 14668)21+
1. October 2018 at 19:28:44 Share
Martin Oostrom Petie 2 times 2?
1. October 2018 at 20:55:00
Spanjaard it is an option.... thanks
1. October 2018 at 21:14:55
Lode Schildermans Spanjaard, a question. What paint do you use?
1. October 2018 at 21:38:58
Spanjaard interior is tamiya acrylics, outside is Alclad airframe aluminium. i should have polished more the plastic, and it would have been even better.
1. October 2018 at 21:40:55
Lode Schildermans Not easy to polish on such small surfaces. I am very satisfied with MrPaint. Comparable with alclad
1. October 2018 at 21:56:13
Spanjaard not easy, but possible.... like doing the rigging of certain ship i have just seen... with flags and all, for sure not easy either ;)
never used Mr Paint, but i will have it in mind, Alclad does give good result, but it is not exactly healthy stuff :(
1. October 2018 at 22:01:49
Lode Schildermans Lol, MrPaint neither. As for rigging, you could a biplane :)
1. October 2018 at 22:09:30
Spanjaard Well, there is 3 in this project ;) sea gladiator, I-15 Chato and Nieuport, the last one is not WWII, but I was asked to add some biplanes to the project :P
1. October 2018 at 22:19:03
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Updated: October 1, 2018
Project: flying group
1:144 Fw190 D-9 Jv-44 (Platz PD-2)1:144 Gloster Sea Gladiator (Mark I Models MKM14455)1:144 USAAF P-38J "Yippee" (Minicraft Model Kits 14668)21+
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Updated: October 1, 2018
Project: flying group
1:144 Fw190 D-9 Jv-44 (Platz PD-2)1:144 Gloster Sea Gladiator (Mark I Models MKM14455)1:144 USAAF P-38J "Yippee" (Minicraft Model Kits 14668)21+
1. October 2018 at 21:44:12 Share

September 23, 2018

some time ago, i had a converstion about C-47 and figures in 1/72, i was trying to find some soldiers at rest... and i promise that person that if i find those figures, i will let him know... but i can not find the original message, so i can not replay to it to say i have found what was looking for and he was also interested..... here it is

Parachutistes Americains (Heller 49651, 1:72)
but specially

i hope you can read it here!!

1:72 Parachutistes Americains (Heller 49651)
3. February 2018 at 00:40:44 Share
Cuajete Coincidentally I have read this now, many months later. It's exactly what I was looking for.

Thank you very much, Spanjaard! :)
19. September 2018 at 18:49:21
Spanjaard you are very welcome Cuajete. a mandar :)
19. September 2018 at 18:50:41
19. September 2018 at 18:51:54
Spanjaard great!!!!! finally :) thanks
19. September 2018 at 18:53:25
Ingo F Thank you!
19. September 2018 at 18:53:32
Cuajete My apologies to Ingo F. I should have confused this thread with another one.
However, I am glad that my answer has been useful so that the right person could have seen the Spanjaard's help. And thanks to Spanjaard I have also found these figures that I was looking for a long time ago ;)
23. September 2018 at 10:44:20
Ingo F Nah, you dont need to apologise, everything is alright. :)
23. September 2018 at 15:01:24
Spanjaard i am happy i could help two people instead of one :)
I probably mixed both conversations in one in my mind :)
23. September 2018 at 16:02:58
23. September 2018 at 17:23:42
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Spanjaard and Choppa Nutta are now mates.
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September 15, 2018

Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 2, 2016
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Peter Hardy Choppa? Were you offering them directions? They were obviously lost!
10. September 2018 at 23:16:56
Choppa Nutta haha no, I was just leaning against them pretending they were mine lol :D
11. September 2018 at 00:18:28
Spanjaard thanks a lot Choppa, really appreciated :)
12. September 2018 at 23:51:54
Djordje Nikolic Nice Ferrari! Wasnt one recently sold for $50mil or something?
14. September 2018 at 22:58:10
Spanjaard thanks. I think i could part ways with my model for that price :) :D
yes, i think i have seen something in the news about that.... it is one of the most beautiful cars ever build. i think i will need to do another one one day :)
14. September 2018 at 23:04:04
Djordje Nikolic I think the owner of the real one should buy your model for 1/10th of the price, just to keep it inside of the house!
14. September 2018 at 23:05:17
Choppa Nutta I think 1'24th of the price would be more appropriate ;) :D
Still though one of the best looking Ferraris around :)

Funny how the best things in life begin with F ....
Fun, funk, Floyd, flamenco, fudge, Ferrari, fire, among other things ;) :D
14. September 2018 at 23:08:27
Spanjaard friends of course ;) among other things.....
yes, 1/24th of the price of the real one would be welcome :D :D
15. September 2018 at 10:32:40
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September 14, 2018

Spanjaard added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 3, 2016
Project: Honda NXR-750
1:12 Honda NXR750 '86 Paris-Dakar winner (Tamiya 14054)
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Spanjaard thanks Ingo, Tom and Choppa. this is a two years old build... almost a total disaster, but still one of my favorite builds.... i intend to do it again one day!!!
13. September 2018 at 16:36:20
Peter Hardy Still a beautiful build Spanjaard, I'll confess to looking it over from time to time.
13. September 2018 at 20:44:56
Spanjaard thanks a lot Peter, glad you like it so much :)
13. September 2018 at 22:53:26
Mike Grant That's REALLY nice.
14. September 2018 at 13:04:50
Daniel Klink Looks great Spanjaard...Absolutely authentic look
14. September 2018 at 13:28:52
Spanjaard thanks a lot Daniel!
14. September 2018 at 17:36:23
Maurizio Pessina wow Spanjaard, great work, very realistic, beautiful the wheels and the weathering!
14. September 2018 at 18:08:52
Spanjaard thanks Maurizio, very glad you like it :)
14. September 2018 at 22:42:36
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July 31, 2018

Spanjaard and Jos Jansen are now mates.
31. July 2018 at 23:54:41 Share


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