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Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Honda REPSOL NSR500 '99 (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Honda REPSOL NSR500 '99 (Tamiya 14077)
Honda REPSOL NSR500 '99
Tamiya 1:12
2000 | Changed decals
12. December at 06:53:45 Share
Peter Hardy added the Fujimi Yamaha FZR750 (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Yamaha FZR750 (Fujimi 141312)
"Tech 21"
Yamaha FZR750 1985 Suzuka 8-hours Endurance Race
Fujimi 1:12
141312 (14131)
12. December at 06:49:00 Share
Peter Hardy started the Tamiya Honda NS500 '84 (1:12)
1:12 Honda NS500 '84 (Tamiya 14125)
Honda NS500 '84
Tamiya 1:12
2013 | New tool
12. December at 06:44:04 Share

December 05, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 05, 2018
03. December at 01:28:17 Share
Lode Schildermans Well done, Sir. The build goes as fast as the bike was, Peter. I see fine craftsman with this build. Looking forward to your progress
03. December at 06:09:51
Peter Hardy Had a major stuff up yesterday. It will require some surgery but only after the tears dry up!
03. December at 07:58:35
Peter Hardy Some pics added and the stuff up revealed!
03. December at 22:29:03
Martin Oostrom Now that's a great start buddy. No wonder you were very silent here.
Can't you give the tank a wash to get some definition on it?
For oil and grease I use this Perhaps it could be used on your chain?
03. December at 22:34:33
Peter Hardy I've got some of that, ..... somewhere? Tank is unpainted as yet. Just glued, sanded and polished. I am not at all happy with the front of the fairing. More work to fix that! I might try filling with plastic again and letting it sit for a couple of days.
03. December at 22:41:59
Spanjaard you can do some wash with some oil colors too, take for ever to dry, but you can have any shade you want. and one tube will last for many many mamny models.... be careful with aggressive white spirits (almost eat away my NXR750). For the radiator, you can drybrush in black, and keep the aluminium color in the details. paint in back and do a wash in white for example.
by the way, about washes, i tend to use flory model ones.... impossible to harm the plastic with them. and they can be removed with water if you do not like the result.
03. December at 22:52:19
Peter Hardy I'll 'fess up here, this is one of two to go into the same display case. One with and one without fairings. Both will be clean and polished as in a museum display. I will build and paint two fairings and use the best one. Won't be easy to do as the colours are reversed from what is on the decals.
04. December at 21:19:20
Peter Hardy More pics added.
05. December at 00:55:30
Lode Schildermans Peter, nice to see your progress. You've a great eye for detail and realism. I'm a fan of your bikes
05. December at 06:08:01
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December 04, 2018

Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
1:12 Stormtrooper (Bandai 0194379)
Stormtrooper The Empire's Elite Soldiers
Bandai 1:12
0194379 (2259076)
2014 | New tool
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December 03, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 27 images
In progress
03. December at 00:20:01 Share

November 28, 2018

Peter Hardy added the CMK RAF Mechanic of India WWII + Elephant with Mahout in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 RAF Mechanic of India WWII + Elephant with Mahout (CMK F72327)
RAF Mechanic of India WWII + Elephant with Mahout (2 fig. + elephant)
CMK 1:72
2017 | Changed parts
28. November at 07:46:15 Share

November 23, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Italeri MV Agusta 500cc (1:9) to his stash.
1:9 MV Agusta 500cc (Italeri 4630)
MV Agusta 500cc
Italeri 1:9
2016 | Changed box
23. November at 01:51:40 Share
Peter Hardy added the Master Box LTD Women of WW II era (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Women of WW II era (Master Box LTD MB35148)
Women of WW II era
Master Box LTD 1:35
2012 | New tool
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November 22, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Yamaha YZR500 (OW70) Taira Version (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Yamaha YZR500 (OW70) Taira Version (Tamiya 14075)
Yamaha YZR500 (OW70) Taira Version 1983
Tamiya 1:12
2000 | New tool
22. November at 04:33:30 Share
Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
22. November at 04:29:20 Share

October 18, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Italeri Range Rover Police in 1:24 to his wishlist
1:24 Range Rover Police (Italeri 3661)
Range Rover Police
Italeri 1:24
2018 | Changed decals
17. October at 21:51:51 Share
Martin Oostrom Italeri made a mistake. Steering wheel is on the wrong side ;)
18. October at 20:20:43
Lode Schildermans A special meaning Peter? You're making a realistic interior from your memories / experiences ;)?
18. October at 20:22:52
Peter Hardy Yep, I owned a two door Rangie. A white one. And the steering wheel was on the right side. Had to sell the car when the third baby arrived. Couldn't get two child seats and a bassinet on the back seat. Bought a sleeper sedan and got to be boring for ten years.
18. October at 21:00:37
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October 17, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Italeri DUCATI Desmosedici Moto GP 2007 (1:9) to his completed kits.
17. October at 21:52:45 Share
Peter Hardy added the Italeri DUCATI Desmosedici Moto GP 2007 (1:9) to his stash.
17. October at 21:52:41 Share
Peter Hardy
Has anyone used SMS Laquers yet? Having some issues and cannot get an informative review.
07. October at 09:07:38 Share
Rene Scheiblich What kind of issues are you having? Mr Futter at lsp has recommended thinning them with mr color thinner. And the results do look convincing.
16. October at 04:12:59
Peter Hardy Thanks for that Rene, I had not found that one. My problem was the pigment in the white and white pearl was blocking my brush. Ended up bending the needle cleaning it. I love the finish it gives, I just need to be better at painting. I have some Mr Color thinner I think. Kerry got very frustrated with the problem and was not very complementary about it. Best part is he thinks I did a brilliant job on the Ducati 916 if this is what I was dealing with! Want to try Skype on Sunday morning your time?
16. October at 07:31:19
Michael Hickey Hey Pete, I use SMS's clear flat finish and don't need to thin it out, when it's time to clean up I use Supercheaps Multi Purpose Thinners you could try thinning with that if you wanted. I also use the same thinners to thin my Tamiya & Gunze paints with, plus it cleans up Alclad II paint as well.
16. October at 10:02:50
Peter Hardy Thanks Mick, I will try the thinning and see how it goes. Kez reckoned it was too thick. The orange peel was an issue but thinning might be the answer. Closest Supercheap to me is only 200 kilometres away so I might just slip into town this weekend. Be back before lunch! ;)
16. October at 10:48:00
Michael Hickey What a 5 minute run down a dusty corrugated, dirt track, you should be back before smoko. ;)
16. October at 11:11:19
Rene Scheiblich The Mr Color Thinner has become some kind of wonderweapon for me. Works well with Tamiya, Gunze (surprise) and MRP paints. The chap in the review seemed happy with the results as well.
And 200km, that's literally next door! :D

Sunday morning sounds good. Might catch me a bit hungover from my uncle's 50th, but that'll work! :)
16. October at 14:38:47
Peter Hardy Nothing like having a plan!
16. October at 20:50:46
Rene Scheiblich This! Especially when it works! Which is annoyingly rare in the last few weeks... Can't get anything done on the modeling front lately.

I hope you can sort those thickness issues. The sms paints do seem to suffer from varying levels of pre-thinning.
17. October at 04:21:23
Peter Hardy I'll keep everyone up to date anyway.
17. October at 07:10:10
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October 13, 2018

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October 12, 2018

Rob Walker@Peter Hardy
Hi Peter, hows the "Bis" build coming along?
10. October at 15:10:28 Share
Peter Hardy Hi Rob, I haven't been working on it for a week Mate, had Kerry Cox come and stay for a week to help me with my skill set. Opened a USS Reliant from Star Trek and worked on that for a few days.
10. October at 20:53:58
Rob Walker Well done mate, not as much going on this side of the water, have had the shakes for a while, and no, before you say it,not alcohol, if only. I've got a couple of collapsed discs in my neck, and after some recent heavy work, have aggravated it to that point where I get a pressing on the nerves. It's all on the left side, and guess what, I'm a lefty. So, knocking more of the models than whats getting glued at the mo. Great though if you want that random camo pattern painted on.....
Well, the Tirpitz (Revell Platinum Edition) has been ordered and is on it's way so looking forward to that arriving. A quick look and on to the shelf for a while, but will try and get some pics of the kit posted before. Got a couple of kits I want to get on and finished first and get rid of the shakes, other wise it'll end up looking more like the wreck.
12. October at 13:31:16
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October 09, 2018

Peter Hardy
Has anyone used SMS Laquers yet? Having some issues and cannot get an informative review.
07. October at 09:07:51 Share

October 08, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
27 images
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Updated: October 01, 2018
Project: DKS Bismarck
12. September at 04:31:45 Share
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Jason Gardiner Looking great mate! The extra details with the PE is really paying off!
03. October at 01:30:09
Lode Schildermans Peter, PE goes well. Talented with those metal tiny parts. Top
03. October at 04:47:39
Martin Oostrom Don't get boxed in by those boxes. You're doing a great job Peter
03. October at 06:06:55
Spanjaard absolutely.
03. October at 07:31:45
Bart Goesaert all joking aside... nice work so far...
03. October at 09:04:29
Kerry Cox G'DAY fellas. :) Having a ball here with Peter in his most amazing hobby dedicated work shop, spinning yarns and getting some tips and tricks from each other on how to go about getting things done. :)
All in all, an amazing and thoroughly enjoyable time, much more enlightening than b ing in a club situation with very little being discussed in a personal manner .
Peter is so keen to learn, and as keen as mustard to apply what I have to pass on. ;-y
When I get back to my place and download the images I have on my phone and camera, I will write a more detailed report. As I have only, this week end, been able to understand how to use my I pad. !
See you then. :)
And to my mates who were expressing some concerns about my welfare, I am really touched by your wanting to know from Peter if I am OK. That really means a great deal. Thank you.
05. October at 20:40:15
Christian Bruer A lot of patience is required to build all the tiny PE parts and it seems to me you have the patience cause you did a very good job on it Peter
08. October at 17:27:52
Jason Gardiner Wow the detail the PE gives is amazing, and you obviously got a better PE set than I am using for the Tamiya kit. While the Eduard set adds detail it doesn't add the super-detail your set does. Keep up the awesome work and love those 10.5cm high angle guns.
08. October at 21:03:25
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Peter Hardy and game kring are now mates.
08. October at 11:35:50 Share

September 28, 2018

Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
28. September at 07:06:18 Share

September 27, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Polar Lights Klingon K't'inga-Class Battle Cruiser I.K.S. Amar in 1:350 to his wishlist
1:350 Klingon K't'inga-Class Battle Cruiser I.K.S. Amar (Polar Lights 950)
Star Trek
Klingon K't'inga-Class Battle Cruiser I.K.S. Amar
Polar Lights 1:350
2018* | New tool
05. September at 09:33:51 Share
Mac Felsing I have it on pre-order, along with the light kit for it. Check it out at
26. September at 05:42:13
Peter Hardy Good luck with the lights mate, bit scary for me at the moment. I still glue my fingers together.
26. September at 06:47:19
Mac Felsing what makes you think mine aren't?
That's why you don't let kids play with super glue!
have a great day
27. September at 04:02:55
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September 23, 2018

Timothy Heimer@Peter Hardy
Hey Peter I will post some pics in my album I just took of an RC prop polished, the other not and what a Sharpie marker does. Maybe this will help, maybe not.
22. September at 23:39:41 Share
Timothy Heimer Never mind Kerrys got it!
22. September at 23:41:06
Peter Hardy Thanks!
23. September at 00:26:49
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September 17, 2018

Peter Hardy
Question for all you hairy plane folks out there.

Many of the 50s jets and even the Mustangs used in Europe in WWII were left as bright metal. Mig 21 in Korea as an example. Now we are back to various camo’s and low vis markings. WTF was the bright metal all about?
15. September at 23:18:30 Share
Augie Hi Peter,

It was due to weight primarily, a bomber for example needed 500Lbs of paint. Plus there was also a drag consideration, dull paint was not as aerodynamic as bare metal. It also shortened production time, on bombers it cut about 3 days off the production time.. Fighters were exact same reason.

15. September at 23:24:35
Bart Goesaert just to make things difficult, the bright shiny aircraft, were often painted aluminium, just to reduce drag. For example a P-51 had bare metal hull, but in the wings the dents from the rivets and between the plates plates that didn't open for maintenance and loading ammo were filled sanded and painted to reduce the drag. The camo got lost because of the weight penalty and because of the air supremacy.
17. September at 10:45:53
Łukasz Gliński My guess is they expected soon to break the light-barrier (like the sound one), so it would've been irrelevant ;)
17. September at 10:52:54
Bart Goesaert and today's camo's for what they are worth... most rockets are developed to attack beyond visual range, then the short range are still 3-5km's, so close combat is a matter of perspective... but a well camouflaged aircraft is still nicer to look at
17. September at 10:57:50
Sören Reifert In the later stages of the WWII they didn't need any camo anymore, because of their air superioty.
This is why early P-51s/P-47 were still wearing camo paint and later ones were in bare metal.
17. September at 12:35:15
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Peter Hardy and Rob Walker are now mates.
17. September at 09:13:18 Share

September 12, 2018

Peter Hardy started the Revell Bismarck (1:350)
1:350 Bismarck (Revell 05040)
Revell 1:350
2007 | New tool
12. September at 04:29:52 Share
Peter Hardy added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 27 images
In progress
12. September at 04:21:21 Share

September 05, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 02, 2018
Project: Team Green
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Peter Hardy Thanks Spanjaard, might need a wee bit of luck. Martin, nothing wrong with my f@*§^¥g attitude and I'll #%&$@ any $@*#$&@ who says otherwise! ;)
05. September at 00:08:34
Michael Hickey Yep, that's the truck driver in you Peter coming out. ;) :D
05. September at 00:21:11
Kerry Cox Ah, Michael, you do have a way with words. hahahaha :)
05. September at 01:00:13
Peter Hardy Geeze Mick, that's a bit harsh!
05. September at 10:16:27
Rene Scheiblich Nice bit of info about the pulling a root thing, is that very common up there or just in your remote neighbourhood Pete? :P

What is there to adjust with Peters attitude? He seems to be perfectly calm and very content with the therapeutic work of fixing rebelling decals :D
05. September at 11:20:20
Peter Hardy Oz speak Rene. We often kill ourselves laughing in American TV shows when some saintly wife is asked which team she roots for. Well, we did when we were kids. First time I heard it I stole a quick glance at my Dad who was stealing a quick glance at my Mum who was stealing a quick glance at my older sister. My older brother started laughing and we all broke up.
05. September at 11:49:13
Rene Scheiblich :D harmless family fun naughty boy you! :P

Here it's the other way round. Tons of jokes get utterly destroyed in translation to german. Better to watch the stuff in english...

How are the stripes going?
05. September at 15:17:02
Peter Hardy Not the weekend yet. Work disasters take precedence during the week.
05. September at 20:38:26
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September 04, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 28, 2018
Project: Red fever
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Kerry Cox Great balls of fire. ! How about you Mr Hardy.
One of the better builds to grace the pages of Scale Mates for sure. :)
04. September at 05:44:10
Peter Hardy I blush with embarrassment!
04. September at 06:45:04
Paul Stubbs Lovely job Peter .
04. September at 10:15:55
Peter Hardy Thanks Paul. Really enjoyed doing it too.
04. September at 12:09:32
Greg Baker I don't get it. So Peter parked his motorcycle in his driveway. What's the big deal? I thought this was a modeling website...
04. September at 14:40:00
Kerry Cox The big bang we all heard was Peters head exploding. :) hahahaha
Greg's comment will make Peters day. !
04. September at 21:47:47
Maurizio Pessina Great job Peter, the color of exaust tubes is real!
04. September at 22:27:44
Peter Hardy Thanks Maurizzio. First time I have done a heat signature but wanted it subtle.
04. September at 23:19:04
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