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Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
1 images
1:25
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Updated: May 31, 2020
Project: 69 Camaro
1:25 '69 Camaro Z/28 RS (Revell 07081)
31. May, 04:13
Chaz Gordon All parts accounted for, I've clipped and cleaned all the plain parts and wet flatted the bodyshell. I'm going to be using alclad for the first time on this, so I've got to strip the chrome parts, which I will do on the sprue. The wheels were assembled 20 years ago, and the tyres are the solid rubber type, so they are not coming off the rims anytime soon, this means I'll have to leave the kit chrome on them. Fortunately, they do not have any visible blemishes.

This is going to be built to replicate a car my Wife had back in the day, so the colour is GM butternut yellow, which I'll mix from tamiya acrylics through trial and error.
31. May, 12:37
John D Looks like a fun build Chez, bummer no decals could definitely paint those black bonnet and hood stripes but the dash and interior ones could be a trick, someone may have some left over from a previous camaro build
1. June, 11:16

May 31, 2020

Chaz Gordon added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 1 images
1:25
In progress
1:25 '69 Camaro Z/28 RS (Revell 07081)
 
31. May, 04:05

May 30, 2020

Chaz Gordon wants this item
1:72 Blohm & Voss Bv 141 (Airfix A03014)
 
Blohm & Voss Bv 141
Airfix 1:72
A03014
2010 | Changed box
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30. May, 17:42

May 28, 2020

Chaz Gordon added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 8 images
1:25
Ideas
1:24 Hino Super Dolphin (Mitsuwa Model 333)1:25 Kenworth Heavy Hauler (Revell 7458)3+
 
27. September 2019, 22:09
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Chaz Gordon Ordered Some alclad and the accompanying base and clear coats today. and of course, if I'm going to use one enamel paint, I may as well get some Candy finishes too. Then I remembered I was going to put in an order at another place for some colour shift paints. Then they had some other interesting stuff......

Short version - Today got quite Spendy.
26. May, 23:47
Bob Hall [img1]
 
27. May, 00:26
Bozzer Back in work today, well very shortly, tbh! First time since all this madness started, so I might be a little scarce. My spending has calmed down for now, until I build up the America fund again, but I'm not done yet. It's that gardening lark, that takes up too much of my time! Anybody have a friend who drives a concrete truck in Northern England???
27. May, 00:40
Danny Meer I hate gardening as well Bozz :P Have to much to keep all the weed away...
Have 3 gardens and a garage driveway :( atm only my back garden looks okay, that's where I sit most of the time :P
27. May, 08:29
Bozzer Danny, you cut the grass, I'll drink the beer? ;)
27. May, 22:50
Danny Meer I smoke grass Bozz :D
28. May, 18:21
Chaz Gordon Oh, those Crazy Dutch! ;)
28. May, 18:27
Danny Meer whahahaha :P
28. May, 18:40
Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 28, 2020
18. April, 17:11
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Chaz Gordon Thanks John, I was getting a bit frustrated and despondent with them, so I thought, what harm can it do? and put the flecks into the first figure, and it was immediately WOW! I had to go back and second coat the flecks on only one of the five.
Today is the tricky bit, Varnish!
The boots needs to be High gloss, the rest I'm going for Satin first. and see if that works for me, I like a bit of sheen on my models for display. I have some Matt ordered from Amazon should turn up thursday, so if the satin is too much, I'll try the matt. I have found that Tamiya Matt is nasty on metallic finishes, turns them flat colours, so I'm interested to see how the Vallejo works. I have a test piece prepped with plain, metallic and microsol'd decals on it, so just plucking up the courage.
I've had good results with the Vallejo gloss on woodcrafts, so I'm optimistic. I have found the Vallejo Acrylic varnishes hard to get recently in the UK, probably spanish lockdown related. Amazon had the Matt come in stock at £4 above MSRP, so I grabbed up a 500ml bottle, they're sold out already.
25. May, 13:31
Chris Greathouse Your TB vehicles are F-A-B!
25. May, 15:16
Chaz Gordon Thanks Chris, the secret is a 5x magnifier and toothpicks in craft knife handles. Generally, if it looks "Just ok" under the magnifier, it looks good without.

Just completed my first test with the Vallejo satin, the finish is pretty much the slight sheen I'd want on my Matt finishes, so i guess it's going to be my go to. Think I'll have a try with a 50/50 satin gloss mix for a more semi gloss finish at some point.. but the satin should be perfect fot this project.
25. May, 16:44
Chaz Gordon varnishing has gone reasonably well, I tried out the 50/50 and it has definitely improved the metallics, TB 1 & 5 have been recoated and look much more metallic, TB2's launcher looks terrible in satin, so it's going to get the semi gloss treatment tomorrow. Now just have to wait 24 hours before I can think about masking to gloss the boots. I had a try at freehand varnishing them but the gloss is too thick to go through the nozzle on fine setting. I don't want to over thin the gloss too much, the recipe I'm using gives a great gloss.
25. May, 23:33
Chaz Gordon Found out that White Tack is a good UK alternative for Silly Putty, so used that to mask and complete the Gloss Varnish on the boots today. 4 of the 5 are complete for now, just waiting for the cement to dry on TB5 as it is the only one that does not sit naturally on the stand without using cement.
28. May, 03:28
Chaz Gordon So, I'm about done on this set for now. Couple of things I still want to fix:
John's black eye
Missing IR badges on the sashes
Missing IR cap badges
Missing IR lettering on the TB2 Base
Add gloss varnish to the eyeballs

The black eye is easily fixed with some fleshtone mix, the missing badges I'll have to make some decals, but I'm not using up a whole sheet just for those, so I'll print them with the next decal sheet I do. Everything should be well cured and hard by then.

Overall, a fun build, plenty of things learned along the way:
I learned how to Paint EYES! I'm so pleased with that!
IMAI plastic only needs sanding, no filler on the joins if you leave the flash on. But you still need to get rid of the occasional nobbly bit.
I learned how to do detail with a toothpick
Some Vallejo model air colours are best applied only with an airbrush.
In some applications, flowing thick Vallejo air paint onto the model with a brush gives a great and level finish
White tack is a reasonable masking solution, but I wouldn't use it for a hard edge colour change.
It was definitely worth saving all those decals for the last 40 years!
Unused Matchbox Decals can hold up for 40 years, Hasegawa don't.
Cheap kits can be satisfying if you're willing to put in the effort and patience.
Vallejo Acrylic Varnish will gum up a 0.2 airbrush real fast - need to get a 0.5 for clears.
70:30 is a good thinning ratio for Vallejo clears with de-ionised water.
28. May, 04:05
Chris Greathouse Very Very cool set dude!
28. May, 15:41
Dominik Weitzer some interesting things, something special. cool.
28. May, 15:46
Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 28, 2020
Project: Heavy Fighters
1:72 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (Airfix A04019)1:72 De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II (Tamiya 60747)1:72 Dornier Do335 Pfeil Heavy Fighter (HobbyBoss 80293)14+x
28. May, 04:33
Chaz Gordon This one is a slow burner, It's been sidelined for nearly 12 months since these pictures were taken. I do a little bit at a time, but it's a good one to learn techniques like panel line scoring and fixing issues with.
28. May, 06:04
Łukasz Gliński The DB-7 family always pleases my eyes :) What is that wooden stand you've got?
28. May, 08:16
Chaz Gordon I bought a couple of these painting stands, and cut one down to make two fuselage stands: Aircraft Paint Stand (EBMA Hobby & Craft APS, No)

No Aircraft Paint Stand (EBMA Hobby & Craft APS)
 
28. May, 12:14
Chaz Gordon Not sure about posting their website details here, but google EBMA Hobby & Craft, you'll find them
28. May, 12:15
Łukasz Gliński Interesting, thanks for the links
28. May, 13:50
Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 28, 2020
28. May, 01:34
Chaz Gordon The intent is that this is just a no frills side project. It's one of the MPC Snap Fix kits from the 80's, and came with a set of 4 fighters I got on ebay a couple of years back. I bought the kit for the other three (Tie interceptor, B-Wing & A-Wing) and never thought I'd be that interested in doing this one as I have 11 of the large MPC X-wings to build.
28. May, 01:37
Chaz Gordon Literally Step 2, I broke my own rule, the Engine nozzles looked awful as molded. This may be a snap fix kit, but I'm going to be doing this with Glue and filler, so all the hex shaped snap fit sockets are being drilled out with a 2.2mm drill, which allows for a little twisting to get around some of the poor alignment on joins. The laser Cannons are a particular issue on this kit, and I am definitely NOT going to do anything about their Wing pods, I'd be tempted if the pod was solid plastic, but it's hollow, so any grinding to leave a big hole that would need to be fixed. Likewise the undercarriage lacks doors or wells, and they can stay that way. As this does not scale match with anything else I have, I may even display it on the flight stand and leave the undercarriage off.
28. May, 01:50
JD Go for it Chaz!
28. May, 06:04
Łukasz Gliński Isn't it the one reboxed later, whole thing in thick golden paint? Following.
28. May, 08:12
28. May, 08:52
Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
This album no longer exists
This album does not contain any images.
Updated: June 2, 2020
Project: Heavy Fighters
1:72 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (Airfix A04019)1:72 De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI/NF Mk.II (Tamiya 60747)1:72 Dornier Do335 Pfeil Heavy Fighter (HobbyBoss 80293)14+x
28. May, 04:19
Chaz Gordon
@SCM Feature Requests, would it be possible to allow a photo album to be linked directly to a kit, instead of having to create a project to link? This would be primarily for single kit builds, to simplify creation, and to eliminate the double comments section, one on the project and one on the album.
27. May, 11:44
Louis, Andrew CAZENEUVE I second this request
28. May, 03:54
Chaz Gordon wants this item
1:24 Chevy LUV (Monogram MON854493)
 
Chevy LUV Street Pickup
Monogram 1:24
MON854493
2020 | Changed box
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28. May, 03:14
Chaz Gordon added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 2 images
1:63
In progress
1:63 X-Wing Fighter (MPC 1971)
 
28. May, 01:28
Chaz Gordon started this item
1:63 X-Wing Fighter (MPC 1971)
Star Wars Return of the Jedi
X-Wing Fighter
MPC 1:63
1971
1983 | New tool
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28. May, 01:27
Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
17 images
1:1
View album, image #15
Updated: May 27, 2020
23. September 2019, 22:03
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27. May, 09:03
Chaz Gordon Lockdown has helped me get going again. Organising my work area is as much a part of the hobby as the finished models are . I've recently added another toolbox and a trolley to the area, and have another trolley arriving tomorrow.

I have the toolboxes set up for phases of the build. On my right is the build, fill and sand tools. On my left is all things paint related, except for my brush cleaner bucket, most often used Vallejo paints (mainly metallics and basic colours), and in use brushes, which sit on top of the toolbox to the right, as I'm right handed. The third box is 2 thirds electronics, and one third is used to keep the in progress kit safe from cats.

The trolley I added has replaced the gold one in the pictures, and holds all my bulk painting stock, and various large build stands and jigs. Plus it acts as an extra 2 feet of bench space, as the height is just right.
27. May, 09:21
Ben M I will have to add a picture of my disorganized desk at some point!
27. May, 14:48
Chris Greathouse And here I am using my computer desk, I have to semi-clear the desk when I want to work on kits so the cutting mat and paint booth will fit. And I use a TV tray for drying pieces and random uses and when I'm done working everything goes into a few 6qt bins for piece and dust protection, or I wrap larger pieces in small towels (mostly with the chassis)
27. May, 15:06
Chaz Gordon To be fair Chris, I've taken "Better to have it and not need it" to a new level. This purpose built area is something of a"treat", I worked in temporary areas for years until I stopped building kits for a few years.
27. May, 22:11
Bozzer Possibly a wasted comment, but, I've been looking for some basic Lego, for a specific reason. I saw a guy online, who uses it for perfect right angles and boxes. Yes, I know it's easy, but if you are scratchbuilding or just moving an item with a little heat, it's a perfect template. The best and easiest way, to move in the right direction, of being a plastic god ;)
27. May, 23:02
Chaz Gordon You can get it by the kilo on fleabay. Has a lot of uses for model making, can be used to support pieces while glue dries, as a guide for measuring alignment, wing stands, all sorts. I've even seen someone used a motorised technic set to create a dropper bottle shaker.. It's kinda why I decided to post this here, Lego has so many uses, and there's a good chance most of us have a box stashed away somewhere that we've forgotten about.
27. May, 23:26
Bozzer I'm gonna buy my granddaughter some, for last Christmas, and just check it out, to make sure it's safe. She can have it this year, after extensive testing ;)
28. May, 01:05

May 27, 2020

Chaz Gordon now follows Ben M
27. May, 09:05

May 25, 2020

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:25 '69 Camaro Z/28 RS (Revell 07081)
 
'69 Camaro Z/28 RS
Revell 1:25
07081
2012 | Changed decals
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25. May, 04:59

May 22, 2020

Chaz Gordon owns this item
No Thunderbirds Secret Base (Imai 745)
 
Thunderbirds Secret Base
Imai
745 (27)
1968 | New tool
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22. May, 18:50

May 21, 2020

Chaz Gordon now follows Choppa Nutta
21. May, 01:38

May 19, 2020

Chaz Gordon marked this item as on order
No Thunderbirds Secret Base (Imai 745)
 
Thunderbirds Secret Base
Imai
745 (27)
1968 | New tool
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19. May, 01:34

May 17, 2020

Chaz Gordon wants this item
1:25 Flintmobile (Lindberg HL604/12)
The Flintstones
Flintmobile Cartoon Vehicle
Lindberg 1:25
HL604/12
2015 | Changed box
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17. May, 23:46
Chaz Gordon now follows JD
17. May, 04:36

May 14, 2020

Chaz Gordon wants this item
1:43 Porsche 910 "PREPARATION Wicky" (Le Mans Decals )
 
Porsche 910 "PREPARATION Wicky" Le Mans´70 #60 Meier/Rouveyran
Le Mans Decals 1:43
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14. May, 23:43

May 12, 2020

Chaz Gordon now follows Ross James
12. May, 22:30

May 11, 2020

Chaz Gordon now follows Zach Wilson
11. May, 22:23

May 10, 2020

Chaz Gordon now follows Jonathan Atkinson
10. May, 10:33
Chaz Gordon now follows Sparky Rogers
10. May, 10:18
Chaz Gordon now follows mark pantony
10. May, 10:15
Chaz Gordon now follows Chris Dunn
10. May, 10:14

May 8, 2020

Chaz Gordon now follows Greg Baker
8. May, 21:35

April 29, 2020

Chaz Gordon now follows Uwe Kaeding
29. April, 13:49

April 28, 2020

Chaz Gordon now follows Tim Heimer
28. April, 20:22
Chaz Gordon now follows Martin Oostrom
28. April, 20:22
Chaz Gordon now follows Nathan Dempsey
28. April, 00:32
Chaz Gordon now follows Dominik Weitzer
28. April, 00:30
Chaz Gordon now follows Danny Meer
28. April, 00:04
Chaz Gordon now follows Peter Hardy
28. April, 00:04
Chaz Gordon now follows John D
28. April, 00:03
Chaz Gordon now follows Bozzer
28. April, 00:02
Chaz Gordon now follows Tom ...
28. April, 00:01
Chaz Gordon now follows Bob Hall
28. April, 00:01

April 18, 2020

Chaz Gordon added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 60 images
1:24
In progress
No Pilot Set (Imai B-2083)
 
18. April, 17:06

April 12, 2020

Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: March 15, 2020
15. March, 20:34
Alec K Good plan! Cheers
16. March, 12:07
Torsten Wendt Take care
16. March, 12:21
Spanjaard one thing is sure. most of us have enough stash to build for years at home :D :D (i only need the time and energy now :P )
16. March, 13:07
Bozzer EY up Chaz! Just been looking at some of your stash! You have a couple of kits there, that I wanted. The fire truck and the KW 100. I've not got any room for them now, but maybe in the future? I'm looking forward to seeing your restoration projects coming up. Keep safe buddy and crack on.
7. April, 11:22
Chaz Gordon Bozzer, you should try getting in touch with Dave Coley's Emporium, he had a bunch of the K-=100 at a great price. Out of stock at the moment. I got my Two from him The firetruck I got at a reasonable price on fleabay before Christmas: davecoleysemporium.co.uk/con..enworth-K-100-Aerodyne-.html
8. April, 07:59
Diego DH my stash may last 1 decade of lockdown... except paint & 7 glue :)
8. April, 09:07
Bozzer Lol, I know Dave well mate. He put the price up by a fiver because they sold so well. That fire truck, wasn't from kits for cash, by any chance? I had my eye on it too.
8. April, 16:33
Chaz Gordon No, I got it from some random seller, not much activity. I've seen them up for £100 and upwards, managed to get it for £65
11. April, 20:48
Bozzer Had my eye on one he had. £45 he wanted. I missed it :(
12. April, 11:06
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:144 Airbus A320 Air Berlin (Revell 04861)
 
Airbus A320 Air Berlin
Revell 1:144
04861 (80-4861)
2013 | Changed decals
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12. April, 02:03

April 1, 2020

Chaz Gordon marked this item as on order
1:144 Airbus A320 Air Berlin (Revell 04861)
 
Airbus A320 Air Berlin
Revell 1:144
04861 (80-4861)
2013 | Changed decals
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1. April, 16:09

March 15, 2020

Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
This album no longer exists
This album does not contain any images.
Updated: June 2, 2020
15. March, 20:33

March 7, 2020

Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
16 images
1:36
View album, image #4
Updated: August 4, 2019
4. August 2019, 19:42
Konrad Limmer Very nice Chaz!
4. August 2019, 20:20
ANDREW STRAUSS I agree with Konrad. This is well done, especially since the fit is "challenging." I have owned 3 of these kits, one completed over 20 years ago, and I remember having fun building it. I see you did a rather nice job with the putty work and the minor detailing on a monochromatic ship. I would have liked to see some panel line wash, but that's just a personal aesthetic choice. A+
2. March, 20:46
Ben M I enjoyed building this in the 70's...
3. March, 00:06
Chaz Gordon Thanks for the comments. I have two more of these in the stash. This was one of my early returns to the hobby, I have since completed a pair of Ties on which I used a Hobbycraft matt sealer, which gives a nice semi satin sheen to the finish that picks out highlights and shadows in natural lighting and gives a very realistic look. I thought about panel lining, but many many watches of the trench run informed me that Imperial equipment is spotlessly clean at all times, not even a hint of carbon blemishes to be seen, Lord Vader's personal fighter would be even more so.

For the two others, I am going to do one lit, which is a MIB kit from the late flight display ruin, and the other has been started poorly, I'm going to do a conversion based around something from the Extended universe art works.
3. March, 08:41
ANDREW STRAUSS Great points. Why would Vader fly a shabby ship?! One last point: I've done a small amount of research, and getting the color correct on this Vader's Tie Advanced is difficult; it seems to be a blue/grey which a lot of people have a hard time nailing down. This is what has delayed my progress on this kit, as well.
3. March, 18:30
Chaz Gordon Ah, the old Blue-Grey debate. The cinematic models were indeed a bluish shade of grey, and for some unknown reason was noticably bluer on screen for the Tie bombers in Empire (and the SSD Executor). However, this is a colour choice to work with the movie lighting of the time, which was deliberately bluish to counter the colour reproduction of cinematic film of the day. Had they used a grey matching the intended on-screen colour, they would have ended with a washed out near white glare under the lights, hence the blueish grey on the filming models.

I have used an automotive primer grey (U-pol) which is a pretty good match for the on-screen colour of the Ties. While the ISDs and the Death star were the same colour grey, the ISDs need to be a slightly lighter shade to give an impression of scale, the Death star oddly needs a darker shade in scale to reflect it's dark shadowy portrayal. When the Grey is coated with Hobby Craft Matte sealer, the grey shade darkens to an almost perfect reproduction. I intend to mask and seal the Tie X-1 at some point to match this.
7. March, 01:28

March 6, 2020

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:72 Vampire F Mk.3 (Revell 03934)
 
Vampire F Mk.3
Revell 1:72
03934 (80-3934)
2017 | Changed decals
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6. March, 19:33
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:24 Ford Capri RS 3100 (Academy/Minicraft 1537)
 
Ford Capri RS 3100
Academy/Minicraft 1:24
1537
198x | Changed box
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6. March, 19:31
Chaz Gordon owns this item
6. March, 19:29

February 16, 2020

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:144 de Havilland Comet 4B (Airfix A04176)
 
de Havilland Comet 4B
Airfix 1:144
A04176
2015 | Changed parts
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16. February, 14:47
Chaz Gordon owns this item
No TB-3 with TB-2 & The Mole (Imai B-2096)
 
TB-3 with TB-2 & The Mole
Imai
B-2096
1992 | Changed parts
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16. February, 14:45
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:85 Slave 1 (AMT/ERTL 38306)
Star Wars
Slave 1
AMT/ERTL 1:85
38306
2005 | Changed box
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16. February, 13:59

December 25, 2019

Chaz Gordon
@SCM Feature Requests,
I've noticed that there is a bug in the paint stash manager
Steps to recreate:
Add a paint to your stash twice
go back and remove one of those paints from your stash using the delete option
Go to the page for that paint
in the stash manager section of the page, you will see one item in your stash, and another line entry with no information that cannot be removed
Repeat above steps and it will add more blank line entries
25. December 2019, 10:08

December 21, 2019

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:12 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 (Revell 07089)
 
2010 Ford Shelby GT500
Revell 1:12
07089
2015 | Changed box
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21. December 2019, 13:03

December 7, 2019

Chaz Gordon wants this item
1:25 '60 Desoto Adventurer hardtop (Jo-Han C-4460)
 
'60 Desoto Adventurer hardtop USA Oldies
Jo-Han 1:25
C-4460
1974 | Changed box
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7. December 2019, 23:43

December 6, 2019

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:12 R4-M9 (Bandai Spirits 5057845)
Star Wars
R4-M9
Bandai Spirits 1:12
5057845 (2475033)
2019 | Changed parts
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6. December 2019, 17:44
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:12 R2-Q2 (Bandai Spirits 5057710)
 
R2-Q2
Bandai Spirits 1:12
5057710 (2475032)
2019 | Changed parts
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6. December 2019, 17:44
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:25 Turbo Cobra (Revell 7200)
 
Turbo Cobra
Revell 1:25
7200
1979 | Changed box
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6. December 2019, 17:44

December 5, 2019

Chaz Gordon wants this item
1:12 Ford GT40 Mk.II (Meng CS-004)
Team Shelby American
Ford GT40 Mk.II 1966 Le Mans 24h
Meng 1:12
CS-004
2020* | New tool
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5. December 2019, 05:49

December 2, 2019

Chaz Gordon marked this item as on order
1:25 Turbo Cobra (Revell 7200)
 
Turbo Cobra
Revell 1:25
7200
1979 | Changed box
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2. December 2019, 11:48

November 30, 2019

Chaz Gordon marked this item as on order
1:12 R2-Q2 (Bandai Spirits 5057710)
 
R2-Q2
Bandai Spirits 1:12
5057710 (2475032)
2019 | Changed parts
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30. November 2019, 23:38
Chaz Gordon marked this item as on order
1:12 R4-M9 (Bandai Spirits 5057845)
Star Wars
R4-M9
Bandai Spirits 1:12
5057845 (2475033)
2019 | Changed parts
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30. November 2019, 23:37
Chaz Gordon wants this item
1:25 1977 Ford Delivery Van (AMT 1173)
Coca-Cola
1977 Ford Delivery Van
AMT 1:25
1173
2019 | Changed decals
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30. November 2019, 08:39

November 26, 2019

Chaz Gordon
Quick question for all the Brits here, what product are you using to strip the Chrome on chromed sprues?
26. November 2019, 18:43

November 25, 2019

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:150 Black Pearl (Revell 05499)
 
Black Pearl
Revell 1:150
05499
2017 | New tool
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25. November 2019, 22:19
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:150 Black Pearl (Revell 65499)
 
Black Pearl Model Set
Revell 1:150
65499
2017 | Model set
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25. November 2019, 22:18

November 23, 2019

Chaz Gordon marked this item as on order
1:12 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 (Revell 07089)
 
2010 Ford Shelby GT500
Revell 1:12
07089
2015 | Changed box
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23. November 2019, 03:01

November 18, 2019

Chaz Gordon wants this item
18. November 2019, 23:16

November 8, 2019

Chaz Gordon marked this item as on order
1:12 Lotus 49B Ford F-1 (Tamiya 12004)
 
Lotus 49B Ford F-1 1968
Tamiya 1:12
12004 (BS1204)
1969 | Changed parts
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8. November 2019, 10:16

November 3, 2019

Chaz Gordon wants this item
1:25 Mack R685ST Semi-tractor (AMT 1039/06)
 
Mack R685ST Semi-tractor
AMT 1:25
1039/06
2017 | Changed box
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3. November 2019, 23:48

October 30, 2019

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:48 Lockheed C-130H Hercules (Italeri 843)
 
Lockheed C-130H Hercules
Italeri 1:48
843
1989 | Changed decals
+
30. October 2019, 22:31
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:72 GMC CCKW 353 (Science Treasury 13)
 
GMC CCKW 353 Gasoline Tank Truck
Science Treasury 1:72
13
199x | Changed decals
+
30. October 2019, 22:28
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:72 Kübelwagen & B.M.W.Side-car (Science Treasury 12)
 
Kübelwagen & B.M.W.Side-car
Science Treasury 1:72
12
199x | Changed decals
+
30. October 2019, 22:26

October 26, 2019

Chaz Gordon
Thought I'd got a real bargain today, molotow chrome pens 40% off!. so i bought 3. Then later i saw on Amazon a set of 3 for 3 pounds less, delivered! On the upside, i finally found Future in Walmart, so I bought 4 bottles @ $6.18 each.

At least i got a few bonuses on this trip, mpc 1/16 mk2 firebird for half the UK price, a couple of cheapish pickup truck kits and I found some awesome kits in ny storage unit that id forgotten i had, or have been looking for for a long time. 1/48 hasegawa Phantom, AMT Enterprise D, Kazon Ship, Revell Kenworth Aerodyne, Mpc Vader Tie fighter
25. October 2019, 02:37
Bill Newcomer Congratz on the haul. :)
26. October 2019, 04:19
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:72 Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant (Revell H-144)
 
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
Revell 1:72
H-144
1970 | New tool
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26. October 2019, 01:55
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:72 F-101F/RF-101B/CF-101B Voodoo (Matchbox PK-411)
 
F-101F/RF-101B/CF-101B Voodoo
Matchbox 1:72
PK-411
1980 | New tool
+
26. October 2019, 01:53

October 22, 2019

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:25 '80 Jeep Honcho "Ice Patrol" (Revell 85-7224)
 
'80 Jeep Honcho "Ice Patrol" Trucks
Revell 1:25
85-7224
2017 | Changed parts
+
22. October 2019, 08:08
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:25 Dodge Little Red Wagon Drag Racing Truck (Lindberg 115)
 
Dodge Little Red Wagon Drag Racing Truck
Lindberg 1:25
115
2015 | Changed box
+
22. October 2019, 08:07

October 20, 2019

Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:24 1939 Chevy Sedan/Delivery (Monogram 2773)
 
1939 Chevy Sedan/Delivery
Monogram 1:24
2773
1991 | Changed box
+
20. October 2019, 15:28
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:1400 U.S.S. Enterprise (AMT/ERTL 8793)
Star Trek Generations
U.S.S. Enterprise
AMT/ERTL 1:1400
8793
1995 | Changed box
+
20. October 2019, 15:18
Chaz Gordon owns this item
1:48 F-4J Phantom II (Hasegawa 07001)
McDonnell Douglas
F-4J Phantom II Phantom Family
Hasegawa 1:48
07001 (P1)
1982 | New tool
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20. October 2019, 15:16

October 17, 2019

Chaz Gordon and Bozzer are now mates.
17. October 2019, 03:22

October 16, 2019

Chaz Gordon
Just received one of these, set up in under 5 minutes first time without even opening the instructions, nicely made and clever design. Airflow through the front is gentle and won't disturb the paint flow, through the outlet, it's very high volume. It's not too noisey, actually just a bit louder than my mini compressor. Indoor airbrushing is now on the cards.
23. September 2019, 20:19
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Olivier Cold is still far better than inhaling the fumes, hum, sorry, the paint.
24. September 2019, 20:29
Łukasz Gliński This one is pretty useful, I have the same looking thing for over a year now and even can spraying is not an issue anymore. Just remember to clean the filter on a regular basis.
24. September 2019, 21:02
Chaz Gordon Tried it out for the first time today. The lights are very good, but unfortunately make it difficult to see the vertical side facing outward, so it is difficult to determine the liquidity of the paint applied on vertical surfaces. No big deal for Matt finishes, but tricky for Gloss. Will need to add a strong light over my shoulder to cover this.

Otherwise, the extraction is superb. I note the filter doesn't catch all of the paint, as there was some residue on the fan outlet when I packed it up, but the hose didn't seem to have much in it, so hopefully there is nothing on the outside of the window frame.

Struggled a bit with getting the location of the paint stand right when painting the vertical surfaces, airline kept bumping into the front edge, stopping me getting the brush at 90º, but a swivel connector might take care of that.

It's a learning curve for sure, I'm far more used to spraying full size cars. Comparatively speaking, the size of an airbrush on a 1/24 model, against the size of a siphon gun on the real thing, is more like painting a car with a pressure washer.
6. October 2019, 22:02
Bill Newcomer Thanks for the review. I need a paint booth that stores compactly and does not let fumes into the house. (Wife complains). I no longer have Summer weather to paint outdoors or even in the garage.
15. October 2019, 07:42
Bryn Crandell Nice little extractor. Definately worth the money.
15. October 2019, 12:10
Chaz Gordon One small learning curve, it will draw the contents of the air in the room over your finished piece if left on, also in cooler weather it moves a lot of cool air through. So I have learned to turn off the power once I have finished painting, it made a big difference to the finish on the laquer on my recent test pieces
15. October 2019, 15:39
Rob I replaced the supplied hose with a much longer one of the same type purchased as an 'irrigation drainage' pipe at my local hardware store. It now reaches off the desk, across the room and out the door, fitting into the supplied connections the same way the original did. I use it for everything now (except Mr Surfacer as it tends to block the filter too quickly). Replacement filters are available from my LHS, too.
16. October 2019, 03:47
Chaz Gordon Just got a bargain, where I work, we were clearing out stores and a 10 foot hose was being thrown away - Freebie!!
16. October 2019, 16:31
Chaz Gordon added a new photoalbum.
View album, image #1
Updated: October 16, 2019
27. September 2019, 22:44
Chris Greathouse That is a beautiful lineup of trucks. Great skills! Even for 30 years of aging and recent restoration, fantastic!
27. September 2019, 23:02
Chaz Gordon this is the before. the close ups show the work I have cut out for me, But thanks though.
27. September 2019, 23:07
Chris Greathouse Now that I look even closer, I do see parts laying on the table in need of glue. So to reterm what I said, Great skills for 30 years of aging, I look forward to the restoration. Still beautiful pre-op :D
27. September 2019, 23:15

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