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Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Red fever in scale 1:12
1:12 Ducati 916 (Tamiya 14068)
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Peter Hardy Well, I stuffed two decals last night! Tried to polish the paint and only succeeded in making it duller.... Just like me... However, not to carve myself up too much, I will apply the big decals on the weekend and put another coat of clear on before final assembly. This kit was only ever meant to be a toe in the water and having wet that toe I'm ready to swim the Pacific! I'll admit I am hooked on bikes! Well done Kerry!
17. May at 10:06:04
Kerry Cox Peter. Decals are not like sticky tape. They need time to settle into the spot they have been placed in and even then, it will take a few days to 'cure', being a form of paint any way.
So when the others are applied. LEAVE THEM ALONE ! :-O
17. May at 10:18:45
22. May at 11:18:52
Peter Hardy I have seen that a few times Kezza. Love to go to Ducati week. Wanna come too?
22. May at 13:36:38
Kerry Cox Where is that happening. ? In Oz. ? :)
22. May at 13:48:06
Peter Hardy Bologna Italy. Just over the hill from Germany. Quite a hill though. Still if an elephant can make it a couple of aging Aussies have a chance!
22. May at 23:02:19
Martin Oostrom Just watch Where eagles dare, one more time. You'll get an impression what you're in for.
22. May at 23:27:40
Peter Hardy Ohh, dear ...
23. May at 00:14:23
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May 16, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Aoshima GPZ900R A6 Ninja Export Ver 1989 Motorcycle (1:12) to his stash.
16. May at 11:17:27 Share
Peter Hardy added the Aoshima Kawasaki 900 Super Four Model Z1 (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Kawasaki 900 Super Four Model Z1 (Aoshima 04098)
Kawasaki 900 Super Four Model Z1
Aoshima 1:12
04098 (40980)
2007 | Changed box
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May 06, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 02, 2018
Project: A Chance Meeting in scale 1:35
1:35 2,5 Ton 6X6 Cargo Truck (Tamiya 35218)
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Peter Hardy Yeah, was happy with this one at the time and can still look at it and feel I had exorcised my demons. Did it about six months after the boat anchor. Thanks for the encouragement Gentlemen!
02. May at 08:38:04
Rene Scheiblich Yep. Definitely showing the lessons learned on the Jagdtiger mate! I'd be happy to get a result like that. You set out to achieve a certain look and got it. Great work!

By the way... Are the old, now cheap considerably worse than the newer ones? Build-wise I mean.
02. May at 14:34:20
Peter Hardy The newly tooled Tamiyas are very well detailed and the fit is unbelievably good but, it is the accuracy of the new kits I think that makes them worth it. I will still buy an old 70s kit if I can get it cheaply but I will use it as a test horse. In the case of armour the dimensions of the old kits are sometimes way off. A 70s Panther is very close to the size of a 90s KT. Way back, a kit was rarely assembled and placed in a collection so it didn't really matter, but now with the unbelievable competition from manufacturers for my dollar all of a sudden the parts fit, and go together to build a realistic miniature representation of the particular item. So, in answer to your question, rather than saying the old kits are considerably worse I would say the new ones are considerably better. I think the new kits are infinitely more enjoyable to build. Long answer but I think fairl accurate!
02. May at 23:05:05
Rene Scheiblich So the old ones are also ok to build, but lack accuracy compared to the newer toolings. Better not put the generations next to each other in the cabinet then.

I'm asking because you see people sell older Tamiya kits often... Sometimes cheap, sometimes to the price of a current Takom release of the 'same' subject. I grabbed my Tamiya Chieftain for a good price... It's the old 70s kit. James told me it builds nice so that is fine. But it seems to be waaay off when it comes to depicting a Mk5 :D
Good to know about the issues with the veteran kits, will keep my eyes peeled! Thanks Peter :)

02. May at 23:55:50
James C A big problem is that anything with the Tamiya brand name on it tends to automatically inflate the price... including a lot of the older kits that aren't up to todays standards. My current build is a good example.
But, despite that, I find them both enjoyable to assemble and extremely good to practice on to learn skills and techniques before I move onto the more recent and expensive kits in my stash.
03. May at 04:53:24
Peter Hardy One thing is for sure, there will be a lot of cheap Panthers on the market soon. With all the new releases this year, with and without full swish interiors, the older kits will be very hard to move off the shelves. I can't wait to get my grubby little paws on one of the new Ryefield Panther kits. Or the Meng. Or the Takom.
03. May at 08:32:21
Rene Scheiblich I'm thinking about getting one of those myself :)
Panthers are missing in my stash...
But full interior seems a bit overkill.
The oldest are relatively cheap. But they seem to have their issues, dimensions and accuracy. Good training objects, as you say! :)
05. May at 21:28:42
Peter Hardy I keep an old Ukrainian model Panthe I use as a test rig. TAMIYA will fit pretty well and go together quickly.
06. May at 02:16:00
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May 01, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: April 23, 2018
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01. May at 11:33:29
Peter Hardy Good morning Marty!
01. May at 11:34:21
01. May at 11:40:57
Martin Oostrom Good evening to you! Just 20 minutes till midday. Tick tock
01. May at 11:41:46
Erwin Leetink Yeah, I know... :D
01. May at 11:43:59
Peter Hardy 20 minutes to bed time for me!
01. May at 12:21:07
Kerry Cox Sweet dreams, and there is a cold snap on the way so rug up. :)
01. May at 13:33:01
01. May at 13:35:33
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April 30, 2018

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April 28, 2018

Peter Hardy and Kerry Cox are now mates.
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April 23, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Honda NSR500 Factory Color (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Honda NSR500 Factory Color (Tamiya 14099)
Honda NSR500 Factory Color
Tamiya 1:12
2005 | Changed decals
19. April at 12:07:02 Share
Martin Oostrom 3 more bikes? No ships? Shame on you.
21. April at 01:02:57
Peter Hardy Actually 4. Another one on its way from Canada.
21. April at 06:10:35
Martin Oostrom If you get a ship someday, I'll get the ISU-152. Can we do a duo build ;)
21. April at 08:47:25
Peter Hardy I already have a 152! What I don't have is the Bismarck.
21. April at 09:19:54
Peter Hardy Hey Martin! Spraybooth pics uploaded and some more work on the Lady in Red!!
23. April at 04:34:03
Martin Oostrom Hold your horses. It's Monday morning over here. Not my finest hour. (Yawns and grumbles)
23. April at 07:32:12
Peter Hardy Knock off time here Marty Old Mate! Monday done and dusted!!!!
23. April at 08:43:51
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April 19, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Ducati 888 Superbike Racer (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Ducati 888 Superbike Racer (Tamiya 14063)
Ducati 888 Superbike Racer
Tamiya 1:12
1995 | New tool
19. April at 12:05:08 Share
Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Honda NS500 '84 (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Honda NS500 '84 (Tamiya 14125)
Honda NS500 '84
Tamiya 1:12
2013 | New tool
19. April at 12:04:22 Share
Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR (Tamiya 14109)
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR
Tamiya 1:12
2008 | New tool
19. April at 12:02:32 Share

April 14, 2018

Peter Hardy
New Year resolutions? Mine is for two builds, a Cylon Raider from the original Battlestar Galactica and the Bismarck in 1/350 scale, with all the trimmings.
01. January at 00:23:03 Share
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Spanjaard well done Martin
11. April at 20:21:09
playtime 222 Still got a SA-7 on the workbench that's been there since Telford... *sigh And a Walrus, a Sea Fury and a Jetstream to be taken into account, Your Honour.
13. April at 01:26:03
Michael Hickey All I wanted to do was finish more kits than previous years, so far I've finished 2 EE Lightnings, 2 Hornets, and a B-25 hopefully today, all in 1/48. All be it as they may, I did not build these kits from begging to end they were already previously started. But I plan to build as many kits as possible from my 2 boxes of doom, or kits that I simply lost interest in the past.
13. April at 03:47:09
playtime 222 Mostly, that's what I'm trying to do - complete started kits - even if they are *ahem* 30 years old.
13. April at 14:35:40
Spanjaard I will be happy if I can build something :P
13. April at 18:00:38
Maciej Bellos If our year's resolution would be to start more kits and keep working from time to time on all of them and thus getting nowhere, then I would be a winner! A Spit is on the bench lately...
13. April at 20:25:14
Martin Oostrom A bit of focus does help
Listening Peter?
13. April at 21:06:59
Peter Hardy Every word Martin! Plan for the day is to test the stripping solution I have for the Ducati. Determined to stay out of the stash but I will admit to suffering from armour withdrawals.
14. April at 00:46:42
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April 04, 2018

Peter Hardy
Things I have learned this week.

1. Orange peel is a bugger
2. Auto modelling is WAY harder than I thought it would be.
3. Centrally split body panels suck!
4. Fingerprints cannot be hidden under 5cm of paint
6. My wife is very patient but there is a limit to it.
7. Airborne dust is unavoidable.
8. Airbrushing water around the spray booth can assist in keeping dust GROUNDED.
9. Tamiya polish doesn't work on Alclad Paint.
10. Wet and dry sanding red paint turns everything red.
11. Plastic cement doesn't necessarily hold even after 2 days when sanding and sanding and sanding ...
12. Peter Hardy can be an unreasonable person at times.
13. Putty is designed to fail after three hours of good work.
14. Crying like a baby doesn't help.
15. Bad things happen to good people.
16. Test it first you flipping idiot! Didn't you learn last time?
17. Tamiya X-20A thinners remove spilt plastic cement from a cutting mat.
18. Clean out the air brush properly after using Alclad paint in it.
19. SMS lacquers are cheaper and just as good as anything else I have tried.
20. Lacquers have a better finish than I can get with acrylics.
21. Don't hold the styrene too close to the fleshy padding in your hand when cutting it with sidecutters.
22. In the overall scheme of things, work doesn't really matter as much as my hobby.
23. There are many different ways to get a shine on a model. If you can get that far advanced!
24. Mistakes are not character building.
25. God I love my hobby.
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Peter Hardy I'm buggered if I know. There is no floor polish in Moranbah at all. Thought I'd try Mackay in a couple of weeks. How was the camp fire?
02. April at 03:11:11
bossy122 It's funny: with #16, as soon as adhesive hits either piece, suddenly all the test fitting goes right out the window.
02. April at 03:19:31
Michael Hickey It was nice & warm unlike the nights.
02. April at 14:36:41
Peter Hardy Who cares, as long as you have a fire the world is wonderful! Love burning my feet and sipping on a Jameson's and munching on in the shell roasted peanuts. And a tree not too far away!
03. April at 10:44:40
Michael Hickey I hear that.
03. April at 13:19:00
Xerxes Keep it up Peter
03. April at 14:14:39
Dave Morris Busy week then Peter? :)
04. April at 01:19:54
Peter Hardy Yeah Dave, I did a lot three and four times!
04. April at 01:56:29
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March 29, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 14, 2018
Project: A Chance Meeting in scale 1:35
1:35 2,5 Ton 6X6 Cargo Truck (Tamiya 35218)
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Martin Oostrom So time finally caught up with your slow building?
This is just plain ****. Sorry to hear she's damaged Peter. I do hope she's salvageable.
28. March at 09:13:49
Michael Hickey Geeze mate that oil and grease looks gunked on, on the underside.
28. March at 09:29:06
Spanjaard i am sure you will repair it :)
28. March at 11:46:27
Peter Hardy Mick, ever crawled under a big diesel?
28. March at 13:11:54
Lode Schildermans Let the specialist doing his work. I am looking forward to the applied experience
28. March at 15:14:24
James C Bugger... Hope it's not ruined mate. Disappointing when something like this happens.
28. March at 21:14:21
Peter Hardy Not ruined Jimbo. Needs some love and attention, and a bit of thought.
My attention is fully on this Ducati at the moment. Something new and the learning curve hasn't been turned yet. More skill needed! One day I'll laugh at this current problem, maybe today?
29. March at 00:02:04
Michael Hickey I have Peter, but not as big as the ones out your way, you don't need to crawl under them just duck a little. ;)
29. March at 00:18:29
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March 21, 2018

21. March at 10:12:28 Share
Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Honda RC211V - Team LCR (1:12) to his stash.
1:12 Honda RC211V - Team LCR (Tamiya 14108)
Honda RC211V - Team LCR 2006
Tamiya 1:12
2007 | Changed parts
21. March at 09:46:30 Share

March 16, 2018

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March 10, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:12 | Albums: 1 with 38 images
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Kerry Cox BIG dollars. ??? Oh God, how I wish. hahahaha :)
10. March at 00:03:04
Martin Oostrom Give the missus a bunch of flowers, say you love her. She'll be sooooo stunned, she won't notice you're off to your cave ;)
10. March at 09:14:47
Peter Hardy Oh hello, Marty's awake! How's the renovation going?
10. March at 09:50:23
Martin Oostrom On hold. Been sick all week, flu like. Gotta take it easy, tomorrow's my little girls' birthday party 8)
Next weekend I hope to take on her room.
10. March at 10:14:50
Peter Hardy Look after yourself Legend, you've been working too hard Mate. Looking after everybody else's safety and forgetting your own.
10. March at 10:25:47
Lode Schildermans Peter is right Matrin, health comes first. We'll sticking around nagging on others while you recover.
@Peter, after 2 years of building (and mostly spending money on modelling) mrs starts actually to like my builds, curious about the detail of the day
10. March at 10:51:20
Peter Hardy Mam was confused why a grown man would have a hobby, now she takes every opportunity to show off my builds to her bemused friends.
10. March at 11:44:57
Lode Schildermans Wisdom comes with the years. Some are faster than others...
10. March at 12:25:02
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March 09, 2018

Peter Hardy and Kerry Cox are now mates.
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March 04, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Honda RC211V - Team LCR in 1:12 to his wishlist
1:12 Honda RC211V - Team LCR (Tamiya 14108)
Honda RC211V - Team LCR 2006
Tamiya 1:12
2007 | Changed parts
04. March at 12:37:42 Share

February 15, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Master Box LTD Women of WW II era in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 Women of WW II era (Master Box LTD MB35148)
Women of WW II era
Master Box LTD 1:35
2012 | New tool
03. February at 00:56:10 Share
J W This going into "a chance meeting" Peter?
15. February at 11:12:47
Peter Hardy Girl on the right
15. February at 22:14:05
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February 13, 2018

Martin Oostrom@Peter Hardy
Why don’t you stop talking about building the frisbee and actually start building it ;)
Convert your man cave to a fridge and enjoy multiple benefits; your liquid masking stuff won’t get lumpy, your drinks stay cool and you can get building!
And as most women are advert to cold, the misses won’t damage anything whilst ‘cleaning’ 8)
13. February at 09:02:10 Share
Peter Hardy Mam won't set foot in the cave Martin. Carpet Monster scares the hell out of her. Or she is happy to be rid of me for a while? Still got 5 unfinished on the bench, I can't start a new one. It will be mostly painting and weathering anyway, and as it is 43C today it might be a few weeks away yet. Aircon in the cave is effective but it gets turned off and the temp soars!

I have been thinking about a hull colour, maybe a metallic light grey? The dark stripes I am not sure of. Do I try putting lights in it? Lots of ideas but as it is a rarity, I don't want to stuff up the opportunity! I was just on Skype with Timmy Heimer talking about putties. I use a Vallejo based on marble dust which works. Applies and sands well but doesn't flex at all. With the size of the Raider I am a little concerned with flexing and cracking. My current Enterprise build flexes so much when being sanded the putty cracks and breaks. Makes me laugh, NOT!
13. February at 09:19:56
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February 02, 2018

Peter Hardy now follows Xerxes
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February 01, 2018

Peter Hardy and James C are now mates.
22. January at 04:12:57 Share
Peter Hardy Hey Jimbo! I got a PM from you but it said I didn't have the required security clearance to open it! Fair dinks! If you did write something, write it again!!
22. January at 06:41:24
James C Mmmm, not sure what that was about. :S May have just been a glitch. ;)
01. February at 01:10:08
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January 31, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: January 29, 2018
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Christian W This is a nice view :) Where is it?
29. January at 07:36:10
Peter Hardy Place called Bowen, east coast of Australia about 1200 kilometres north of Brisbane.
29. January at 09:36:12
Christian W Very nice *thumbsup*
29. January at 10:56:05
Timothy Heimer You ain't right Peter, you ain't right! Rub it in! Glad you had a great time in the sun and enjoyed your B-day!
29. January at 14:09:03
Lode Schildermans Peter, the exact spot to sink my PoW, lol
29. January at 22:22:36
Peter Hardy That's water out there Lode, not tears!!! LOL!!
29. January at 23:43:26
Timothy Heimer Lode he got rid of his PoW, so now he's going to try his submarine there! LOL
30. January at 20:04:03
Lode Schildermans Of course, Timothy
31. January at 09:43:11
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January 30, 2018

Peter Hardy added the MiniArt Jeep Crew & MP (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Jeep Crew & MP (MiniArt 35047)
Jeep Crew & MP
MiniArt 1:35
30. January at 05:13:42 Share
Peter Hardy added the MiniArt Civilians (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Civilians (MiniArt 35086)
MiniArt 1:35
2013 | New tool
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January 29, 2018

Peter Hardy added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: October 27, 2017
Project: NASHORN in scale 1:35
1:35 NASHORN (Tamiya 35335)
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Xerxes Hi Peter I am currently running short of time for modelling my Nashorn as I am skiing in the wonderful Austrian Alps at the moment. Currently having 1 to 2m of snow here ... But will give u all an update soon
26. January at 07:24:26
Mathew Nate Very good job!
26. January at 08:16:10
Timothy Heimer Too funny Xerxes! Enjoy the outdoor fun!
26. January at 13:27:29
Lode Schildermans Peter, it is a ugly beast, but so well done you only can love it. Nice job with the snow and particulary the figures. Great job
26. January at 21:10:50
Martin Oostrom Great weathering. I'll have to learn that one day. For now; inspirational
28. January at 23:32:37
Peter Hardy Thanks Lode and Martin! Like most of us armour modellers, I struggle with figures but you don't get any better sitting on the bench so I will continue.
All I know about snow is that it is white, cold and wet. I have heard stories that it's not good to eat yellow snow though.
29. January at 02:00:05
Michael Hickey Hey Peter, where you are you've got plenty of the opposite of snow, and it's red, hot & dry. ;)
29. January at 06:33:47
Peter Hardy And loving it!
29. January at 06:45:17
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January 27, 2018

Peter Hardy added the Trumpeter SS John Brown in 1:350 to his wishlist
1:350 SS John Brown (Trumpeter 05308)
SS John Brown
Trumpeter 1:350
2010 | Changed decals
27. January at 06:43:06 Share
Peter Hardy added the Tamiya Japanese Battleship Yamato in 1:350 to his wishlist
1:350 Japanese Battleship Yamato (Tamiya 78025)
Japanese Battleship Yamato Premium Ed. inc. Photo Etched Parts
Tamiya 1:350
2012 | New tool
27. January at 06:33:18 Share


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