June 20, 2021
I'll get some better pics today.
That's a gorgeous, deep colour with a flawless finish 👍
Wow! Shiny indeed. I did not take you for a patient guy, but this finish must have taken buckets. Very impressive 👍
Yet another masterpiece Pete, love it mate
Thank you gentlemen. It's funny you know, every time I show friends or family my hobby I get "I haven't got the patience to do that". I don't think patience is actually part of it. A critical eye and an admission that you haven't done a perfect job despite it taking days and weeks or even months to get it as good as you can. Accepting your own criticism and not walling a substandard result may be the key?
June 19, 2021
June 10, 2021
May 29, 2021
Wrong again Grasshopper.
Suffer in' suckertash!
And we are off again 😉, you are not old Peter, well lived... ah, I once heard how to measure the true age of a person: the feeling you have the day after you tried to prove you were young.
It's getting harder every day to prove I am not OLD. hahahahahaha
I gave up trying, when I hired someone for my team, and realised I owned socks that were older than he was. I'm not kidding, I still have 3 pairs of military issue wool socks that I was issued 34 years ago.
May 27, 2021
May 24, 2021
Thank you for you interest Slavo. If Rainbow Dash fits in the cockpit the blue corner is in severe trouble!
somehow i missed this build before... i also wondered how the prismatic Alclad woudl really look like😉
i have a feeling i see myself doing one of this kind, in pink or something in a not so very distant future...... 😛
nice pictures of the MeGg, what about the F-eggy6?
A whole new cult movement, bringing back fun to the hobby
Thank you gents! I use them for testing techniques and re starting mojos. They are a lot of fun and you can be creative.
April 2, 2021
Tim and Jimbo, this is indeed an interesting subject. It seems I am not alone! Also on my bench at the moment is a Space 1999 Eagle, a "to be assembled before being played with" toy. Far worse than the Range Rover but it was sold as such, and it's no surprise or disappointment when opened. So, the annoyance is as Tim said so perfectly, that it is sold as something it isn't. Round 2 is known, but rebranded kits from 20 years earlier only damage a brand's reputation. I have just bought and secretly (shhhhhh) started a Fujimi Lamborghini Countach which I bought specifically because it wasn't an Italari kit. Well, after viewing the contents it may as well be! The box is branded 2018 but the flash indicates a much earlier tool set! Definitely a rebrand! I have learned many useful lessons on this site and I can now add one more to the list.
Buying a model kit and voting for a politician are about the same, they both can be deceiving! LOL
Space 1999, that brings childhood memories back. I loved that series at the time, as Buck Rogers as well. Well, Peter, I am definitely looking forward to your progress on this Range Rover as the Space 1999 Eagle.
As for the discussion about the English language, and especially the Australian slang, it is sometimes hard to get for a non native English speaking, but knowing you here on SCM for quite some time, I start to read between the lines
Tim! A politician is always deceiving! A model needs to be researched properly on Scalemates BEFORE purchase! Lesson learned! We should have a catch up on Skype soon too!
Lode, I cannot paint at the moment and am building an impressive stack of plastic bits and pieces that need the stuff! The Eagle is just a soft plastic toy really, not a proper model but I will be playing around with paint and moon dust to see what can be done, just for fun! RIP Martin Landau!
I used to LOVE the Space 1999, in every way, and I also made (centurys ago), the Airfix kit, bought from England.
I wil make an album with my EAGLE. Now I decided, I have to show my great qualities at the time 😄 😄 😄,
Be careful Pete, it will be hard to beat mine😉
Space 1999, EAGLE | Album by mig
March 27, 2021
March 23, 2021
Lode, did you notice the Liberty ship? I bought it to do that dazzle camo we talked about?
Bossy, I might need some help with all those bikes!
One kit missing is the LSM by Revelle. That will change.
OK, I'll give you the 1/9 kits, I guess they are the bike equivalent of 1/16. I'm still looking out for that Tamiya 1/6 FLH with sidecar.
very nice kits to build !
Oooh! Would love to help but i've got my own costly collection of bikes to do. And like you, I even have a tank or two and the odd airplane. I wish mine were stacked as neatly as yours.
March 15, 2021
I've seen them Peter and I'm sure they're good, but I don't buy any more kits. I already stopped that addiction🙂
The idea was good though. Thx
Peter, V16s are just Double V8 Goodness.
Top job & top choice - a Hud with a car built around it! 👍, all in a nice green pattern with a hint of Israeli green on the bonnet😉
Soldier on Pete, looking forward to Your next projects!
March 10, 2021
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March 4, 2021
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November 5, 2020
October 28, 2020
October 23, 2020
Thank you Young Tim and Spanjaard! An enjoyable project even if it did take an eternity plus a week!
Another remarkable model, Peter! Great work!
Thanks Brandon! Enjoyed this one.
Wow Peter, that's a fine piece of art. That engine looks like it would crank right up.
Thank you very much Nathan! Glad you like it!
October 22, 2020
October 16, 2020
October 13, 2020
Just like a motorbike, with four wheels, next to nothing to it! Nice one Cracka.
Working on the suspension. Using the top and bottom of the Shockies, scratch building everything between. Engine is done, fuel lines and ignition cables all done. I may post it next week. Been tough going with the arthritis but very happy with what I've done.
I'm sure I'll look great to my eyes, despite your hands
How's it goin' Pete?
Good ol' mate. And you?
Had a box from BNA arrive today. Had 5 models in it! Don't know how they got here!
What's in the box ??? Photos pls ... giddy up!!!
September 22, 2020
July 15, 2020
Kawasaki 500-SS/MACH III (H1) (Hasegawa 21510, 1:12)
July 10, 2020
It would make sense, the thin coats would dry quickly and start to cure. even without curing, you can usually wipe down automotive paint with a rag damp (not soaked) with thinner not long after it is touch dry, but that fan cap definitely gets the drying process kick started.
I'm surprised someone like Vallejo hasn't come up with a custom mixing system yet. There's only around 70 tints plus a handful of bases utilised to mix any matched automotive, aviation, standard or military colour you can think of. Micas and pearls are a little different, but that is mainly the base medium that is special. There's around 600 different colours in Vallejo's full range at the moment. Sure they could put something together
The problem I see with ZERO paints and the many coats you have to apply is that the first and remaining coats never get a gloss look but the fine 'orange peel' effect, and no matter HOW many coats of clear you put over that dull finish, the OP will still be present and impossible to get rid of.
That is why I much more prefer to use Tamiya enamels, as the gloss is instant and dries rock hard.
To each his own I guess. 👍
I will have another try with Zero on another project. I have some paint sets for other builds and rather see it as a challenge. I will have a try with the Tamiya enamels as they came with the kit. More strings to bows I suppose!
Good luck, mate! 👍
June 27, 2020
June 25, 2020
Is this a dead project? It'd be cool to see completed!
It's not dead, it's resting!
Rest ye weary bones, the day cometh that Peter shallt builth this beauty!
Stay outa that fridge Jimbo, it contains only evil in brown bottles!
Marty, as Casey Stoner asked Valentino Rossi after Rossi caused both to crash, "ran out of talent did ya"? Yes I did!
almost missed this one!!! i am sure you will make her fly nicely 🙂
It flew all the way to the floor when Mrs Hardy snuck into the hobby room with the vacuum cleaner.
🙁 well... enterprise has gone back to life from worse than that... so maybe yours can too😉
I'll get to it, when you get back to building a model.
Ooo snarky! I'd build this one with ya Peter, but for the Klingons around Uranus...😉