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Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
23 images
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Updated: July 14, 2019
8. July at 02:28:28 Share
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Thomas Bischoff watching as well! Comes along nicely
15. July at 12:01:31
Tim Heimer Peter, my thought would be to hand paint around the windows, then install the windows, then about 6 hrs before painting use a white glue or small amount of clay putty and then paint, once dry remove glue or what ever with a toothpick.
15. July at 12:37:05
Tim Heimer Good thing Peter has a small ego! I'd hate to hear him blow his own horn!
15. July at 12:39:29
Alec K I'll join in. Looking good so far. I almost fainted reading the caption to photo 17 - never thought I would see the day. You are truly lost now... :D
15. July at 13:52:10
Peter Hardy Alec, I was thinking of Lode doing this kit, or you!

Tim, we are not friends anymore. Some things should never be said out loud. Especially when one is blowing one's horn!
15. July at 21:15:54
Kerry Cox And no mention of Viagra. ???
15. July at 21:21:44
Tim Heimer LOl Kerry!
15. July at 21:23:16
Peter Hardy You blokes kill me, I'm going to work and be miserable for a few hours!
15. July at 21:25:25
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Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 14, 2019
23. April at 02:11:38 Share
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Tim Heimer I don't know about Peter building this one! It's so much not like his other models! O.K. Peter who really built this one?? It looks too good, LOL! :)
15. July at 02:32:37
Lode Schildermans Peter, It took time to build this one. I followed this build since you posted your first pics, and with the final result, I took a look of all the pictures to see the progress. Just to rediscover all the efforts you made in all those details. It is an awesome build and a result to be proud off. Even if you don't compete with this one, this bike deserve gold in a master category. A true labor of love for our hobby coming to live. Top, mate
15. July at 05:12:50
Peter Hardy Thanks friends, you are making me blush! I see all the mistakes but also the huge step forward. Regardless, I am nonetheless very happy with the skill progress and the knowledge of how to avoid the still visible stuff-ups with this one. I am also very happy that so many wonderful modellers are enjoying watching my progression in the hobby but even more thankful that those modellers are my friends.
15. July at 08:46:56
Richmond Top job
15. July at 11:06:37
Peter Hardy Thanks Tigger!
15. July at 11:42:47
Tim Heimer Yes , you definitely have upped your skills mate! That's Awesome!
15. July at 12:27:12
bughunter Ok, the pictures of the real bike are nice! And what about your model? ;)
15. July at 18:56:46
Konrad Limmer Big compliment to this awesome looking bike Mr. Peter :)!! Perfect done mate
15. July at 20:07:37
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July 8, 2019

Peter Hardy added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 23 images
In progress
1:48 Elco 80' Motor Patrol Boat (Merit International 64802)
8. July at 02:11:57 Share

June 27, 2019

Peter Hardy and Paul Juliano are now mates.
27. June at 21:01:27 Share

June 25, 2019

25. June at 09:52:12 Share

June 21, 2019

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 20, 2019
Project: Eggversaries
20. June at 02:58:51 Share
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Chris Greathouse Where's the 2nd egg from pic #1? Still in progress?
20. June at 23:23:13
Peter Hardy Still in progress Chris. Trying out new things, one at a time.
21. June at 02:25:14
Chris Greathouse I'm distracted by sparkly things, you got time :P
21. June at 02:29:39
Els That is a cool effect. It is one of the reasons I like to build an Egg plane every once in a while, you can try new things without stressing out to much.
21. June at 03:03:22
Lode Schildermans Eggsome done, Peter
21. June at 09:33:15
Peter Hardy Thank you Lode. Very complex and demanding build. Much worry and sleep lost. NOT!
21. June at 09:41:57
Slavo Hazucha Ha! I have a 5-year old daughter, so "I know my ponies"! This is clearly the heavenly battle-wagon of Rainbow Dash, screaming "Ponies unite!!!" right from the red corner... Now who will take the fight right to her from the blue corner of the ring?
21. June at 14:03:43
Peter Hardy Thank you for you interest Slavo. If Rainbow Dash fits in the cockpit the blue corner is in severe trouble!
21. June at 22:32:42
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June 20, 2019

Peter Hardy added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 19 images
In progress
20. June at 02:55:46 Share

June 13, 2019

Peter Hardy and Chris Greathouse are now mates.
13. June at 09:28:57 Share

June 12, 2019

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: November 27, 2017
Project: Star Trek
1:1000 U.S.S. Enterprise (Polar Lights 908)
20. November 2017 at 01:09:58 Share
Chris Greathouse Is this a dead project? It'd be cool to see completed!
11. June at 22:26:32
James C Beam me up Capt Hardy! :P
11. June at 23:05:43
Peter Hardy It's not dead, it's resting!
12. June at 05:06:51
Martin Oostrom Rest ye weary bones, the day cometh that Peter shallt builth this beauty!
12. June at 06:05:37
James C I didn't notice the date stamp and thought it was a new project :#
12. June at 06:22:43
Peter Hardy Stay outa that fridge Jimbo, it contains only evil in brown bottles!
12. June at 08:50:52
Peter Hardy Marty, as Casey Stoner asked Valentino Rossi after Rossi caused both to crash, "ran out of talent did ya"? Yes I did!
12. June at 08:53:13
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June 6, 2019

Peter Hardy added the Trumpeter Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 bis Fagot-B (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 bis Fagot-B (Trumpeter 02806)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 bis Fagot-B
Trumpeter 1:48
2000 | New tool
6. June at 08:57:59 Share
Peter Hardy added the Academy F-86F Sabre "MiG Killer" (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 F-86F Sabre "MiG Killer" (Academy 2183)
F-86F Sabre "MiG Killer"
Academy 1:48
2000 | Changed decals
6. June at 08:46:40 Share

May 16, 2019

Peter Hardy
Thermometer has only reached 21C today. Winter has arrived in Queensland with a vengeance! Might be a good opportunity to light a fire in the backyard tonight if I can find enough wood.
11. May at 02:34:01 Share
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Hans Robben After reading that label I wouldn't be too sure drinking it! :D
15. May at 19:03:36
Stephan Ryll :D brain cells are „running" after reading that
15. May at 19:17:47
James C It's not as bad as it sounds. Tastes like licking a cats arse... but in a nice way. :P
15. May at 19:21:01
Stephan Ryll If I ever will make it over I'll give it a try ;)
15. May at 19:24:05
Hans Robben James: now I don't dare to ask how you came up with that comparison... ;)
15. May at 20:00:52
15. May at 21:40:05
Peter Hardy You are one sick puppy Mr. Cranston
15. May at 22:40:30
James C Ahhh don't be like that mate. ;)
16. May at 03:40:30
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May 14, 2019

Peter Hardy and Holger Kranich are now mates.
14. May at 22:23:53 Share

May 8, 2019

Peter Hardy
Does anyone know of a paint bottle shaker that can hold different shaped bottles? I’ve seen one I could make myself if I had the talent but unfortunately I don’t.
7. May at 08:58:23 Share
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Wim van der Luijt I always use a strainer when loading the airbrush.....I've learned my lesson.....
8. May at 10:57:27
Holger Kranich Well Peter, i was pretty sure to have a bottle in my hands... A very stiff bottle... But also very small... :)
8. May at 11:30:46
Spanjaard Nail polish shaker
8. May at 18:13:28
Rui S I would like to know if this work with My old&small humbrol enammel tins ;)
The enormous amount of time I lose shaking them with a tooth pick is ridicolous :(
Thx for sharing
8. May at 20:38:22
Peter Hardy I'll let you know Rui!
8. May at 21:00:54
Peter Hardy Exact same thing Spanjaard. 1/3rd of the price of modellbau.
8. May at 21:04:25
Rui S Thx Peter
8. May at 21:43:51
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May 7, 2019

Peter Hardy added the Studio27 Honda RC212V (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Honda RC212V (Studio27 ST27-DC911)
Honda RC212V #4/26/27 MotoGP 2011
Studio27 1:12
2012 | New tool
7. May at 22:56:52 Share
Peter Hardy added the Top Studio Ducati GP4-GP11 Chain Set (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Ducati GP4-GP11 Chain Set (Top Studio TD23068)
Ducati GP4-GP11 Chain Set Tamiya
Top Studio 1:12
7. May at 22:54:46 Share
Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
1:12 Ducati Desmosedici (Studio27 ST27-WF2008-04)
Ducati Desmosedici 2007
Studio27 1:12
7. May at 22:37:37 Share
Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
1:12 Ducati Desmosedici GP4 (Tamiya 14101)
Ducati Desmosedici GP4 2004
Tamiya 1:12
2006 | New tool
7. May at 22:32:16 Share
Peter Hardy added the Top Studio Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR (Top Studio TD23016)
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR 2006 - Detail-Up Set
Top Studio 1:12
7. May at 22:29:46 Share

May 2, 2019

Peter Hardy added the Gumka Miniatures Kawasaki 750SS Mach IV in 1:12 to his wishlist
1:12 Kawasaki 750SS Mach IV (Gumka Miniatures MC12001)
Kawasaki 750SS Mach IV
Gumka Miniatures 1:12
2013 | New tool
2. May at 11:42:22 Share

April 23, 2019

Peter Hardy added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 109 images
In progress
1:12 Ducati Desmosedici GP4 (Tamiya 14101)1:12 Ducati GP4-GP11 Chain Set (Top Studio TD23068)
23. April at 01:56:11 Share

April 22, 2019

Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
1:12 Ducati Desmosedici Front Fork Set (Tamiya 12605)
Ducati Desmosedici Front Fork Set (for Tamiya)
Tamiya 1:12
2006 | New tool
22. April at 09:29:13 Share
Peter Hardy started the Tamiya Ducati Desmosedici GP4 (1:12)
1:12 Ducati Desmosedici GP4 (Tamiya 14101)
Ducati Desmosedici GP4 2004
Tamiya 1:12
2006 | New tool
22. April at 09:27:01 Share

April 19, 2019

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
46 images
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Updated: April 1, 2019
Project: DKS Bismarck
1:350 Bismarck (Revell 05040)
12. September 2018 at 04:31:45 Share
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Peter Hardy Chris, 659 pieces of plastic and over 800 pe pieces. The important thing here gents is, when you find you are treating it like a job you don't like, put it aside, get the mojo restarted and revisit when you are more motivated and are getting pleasure again. I model because I enjoy it. If it ain't happenin' IT ain't happening!

Jimbo, you are indeed a perceptive man! Desmosedici on the bench!

Lode, everyone knows that ships are the pinnacle of modelling challenges. That is why you and Christian are held in such reverence by your mates!

Tim, ahhhhhh, #uck it, I got nothin'!
18. April at 22:43:04
Lode Schildermans Peter, heart of the bunch, you've nailed it again. What you're saying is so trough. It is not a job, it is enjoying and everyone has his preferences in builds. That is why I like so much the bunch, you make tremendous bikes, Kerry and Martin alrounders, Holger and his beautiful planes, James who drinks often but makes fantastic builds, and impossible to quote all builders in this bunch...all talented. Thanks for sharing all
18. April at 23:04:53
James C I'll drink to that! :P
18. April at 23:26:48
18. April at 23:28:27
Chris Greathouse Perfect statement about enjoying, but knowing when to set it aside for awhile if you start to lose pace and enjoyment. Enjoyment is the name of the game after all. :D
18. April at 23:33:26
Michael Hickey That's it fellas, if it feels like a choir then why are you doing it, best to get something else out that puts a smile on your dial, like Pete said. My only problem is when I put them aside I don't want to touch them anymore because of the bad memories and feelings that brought me down about the build to start with.
19. April at 02:54:49
Peter Hardy Yeah, there is that too!
19. April at 03:20:51
Martin Oostrom And yet, stubborn as I am, I will finish what I started :)
Most of the time it is just one (minor) speedbump. Some struts that don't fit, or the need to mask of a very curvy part.
The satisfaction of finishing a frustration build is grand. And yes, sometimes a kit gets restarted a couple of times. Who cares? :D
Keep the juices flowing! See you all back here in this thread in a couple of months.
19. April at 06:30:47
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April 8, 2019

Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
1:12 Ducati GP4-GP11 Chain Set (Top Studio TD23068)
Ducati GP4-GP11 Chain Set Tamiya
Top Studio 1:12
8. April at 02:53:02 Share

April 7, 2019

Peter Hardy
Good morning everyone!

I have a question for everybody regardless of skill level or experience. I was sitting at my bench this morning scraping and removing unsightly blemishes from some parts with my favourite Manwah knife handle with a Moreton scalpel blade watching the mess fall onto my U Star cutting mat. I got to thinking on how I settled on these particular modelling products made by those wonderful people in the modelling Tool Supply field. In this particular case I looked down at my Xuron nippers, then looked up at the Tamiya, U Star and El Cheapo nippers still in the rack and wondered why I chose those particular nippers when I would usually grab the U Star nippers for most tasks. The answer was because I had been using the U Stars on the ship build and they had “chunked” a cut on a nub. My fault mind you! But I will punish the nippers for their part in the regrettable incident! I of course escape punishment.

So the question?

What type of nippers do you use? And why? Do you have different angled heads on a couple? Have you tried several or still sticking to that original purchase? Have you noticed a difference at all? Is it a case of operating within a tight budget or near enough is good enough or even make up for a shortcoming by nipping short and whittle your way to perfection?
6. April at 23:05:17 Share
Bill Newcomer I work on electronic projects on my bench too. So I use my smallest wire cutters. They are small enough for detailed nipping but tough enough to cut sprue frames out of the way. I still use jeweler files and exacto blades to make nubs disappear.
6. April at 23:15:10
James C I've been using a standard pair of Tamiya sprue cutters since I got back into modelling and they have served me pretty well, but are starting to get a little dull now.
But, I also recently purchased a pair of Xuron sprue cutters which have much more narrow tips on the blades which makes them Ideal for detaching small parts that are moulded too close to the sprue runners.
Anyone who has built a Revell 1/35 scale armour kit will know how frustrating this can be.
So I now use the Xuron's for very fine parts etc and the Tamiya's for pretty much everything else.

BTW, never use your sprue cutters for anything but plastic!!!

God kills a kitten each time you do!

6. April at 23:37:08
joe strenko I use my Xuron nippers for everything unless it's a very delicate piece
6. April at 23:45:08
Richmond Like James C I use the Xurons and can attest to the quality. In my experience if you go cheap you get cheap and you know the more expensive and reputable brands are going to stand the test of time. Stand a Tamiya tool next to a cheaper make and you can tell the difference.

I have a strict annual budget and as long as I can keep in that I don't worry too much about cost. Albeit I am reticent to take the plunge when I see items which I find to be ridiculously priced - RB Productions PE tools come to mind!

Some tools are just vanity products - Mig Ammo brass cocktail sticks anyone ? and the various painting holding devices that are sold. I'll stick to cocktails sticks and skewers and some polystyrene packaging.
6. April at 23:49:22
Nathan Dempsey I use Tamiya nippers for sprues almost exclusively. I have a set of Games Workshop ones that work pretty well too, but I loaned them to a friend in need. I use the Xuron specialized nippers for etch and that is all I will ever use since they work well.
7. April at 00:13:21
Martin Oostrom When I got back, I bought a cheap Revell tool kit. The cutter was horrible, I only use it now to cut sprue in smaller pieces to fit them in the bin.
The second one was a better one from Revell. Does what it needs to do. Not super, not too bad.
Last fall I bought this one: Single Blade Nipper 2.0 (DSPIAE Craft Tools ST-A 2.0, No)
Expensive, but super accurate and oh so thin. Not even the parts on the Hind could hide from this baby! Highly recommended

No Single Blade Nipper 2.0 (DSPIAE Craft Tools ST-A 2.0)
7. April at 00:25:49
Richmond I have heard the DSPIAE tools are super quality.
7. April at 00:53:12
Peter Hardy I've heard that too. Reckon a fair slice of the asking price is for the packaging though. I like their pin vice.
Bob, they look pretty good. How was the price?
7. April at 09:09:17
gorbygould I was tempted by the DSPIAE nippers but was put of by the ridiculous amount of packaging and the price. If they put it in a simple packet they could probably knock a third of the price. Until they do that I'm sticking with my Xuron.
7. April at 09:39:03
Michael Hickey I bought a pair of nippers from Jaycar, an electronics shop a long time ago. When I'm cutting the part from the sprue I cut short and then get my favorite no name small tapered flat file and file it clean. When I start getting through the sprue I get my Stanley FatMax heavy duty cutters out and cut up the sprue into smaller 10cm lengths to throw into the bin. I don't like having empty sprue hanging around while I'm doing a build , and most of the time I like to go through and pre clean up the parts before assembly and then put the parts into small plastic bags that I label. (I think I'm over organized) :S
7. April at 09:52:18
Peter Hardy I use my el cheapo nippers for cutting up sprues when they are bereft of parts and get rid of as much rubbish asap too.
7. April at 10:13:03
Michael Hickey Yep, I like to have a s little as possible clutter hanging around.
7. April at 20:37:38
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April 1, 2019

Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
1:12 Ducati GP9 (Studio27 ST27-DC810)
Ducati GP9 #27 Stoner Philip Island 2009
Studio27 1:12
2010 | New tool
1. April at 05:14:38 Share
Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
1. April at 05:13:54 Share
Peter Hardy marked this item as on order.
1:12 Wheels Set (Top Studio TD23021)
Wheels Set Yam 07/08M1/ Duc GP6/GP7/GP8
Top Studio 1:12
TD23021 Multi topic
1. April at 05:13:46 Share
Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Ducati Desmosedici Front Fork Set (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Ducati Desmosedici Front Fork Set (Tamiya 12605)
Ducati Desmosedici Front Fork Set (for Tamiya)
Tamiya 1:12
2006 | New tool
1. April at 05:13:35 Share


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