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Nigel Chapman
Apparently they were a 'straight through' end tail pipe rather than bent over the rear axle. popular in the 1950's & 60's.
1. August, 19:57
What you reckon Nigel? Just fabbed em out of some chrome sprue......... bit of sanding & some Molotow chrome & I think they'll be ok.
2. August, 12:17
Nigel Chapman
Dude I'm impressed. Is that really only sprue?
2. August, 14:26
Yeah just bent in hot water ........the thinner ends are from this kit & the fatter 'tubes' are from the 1/8 Revell BMW R75. Not bad eh? I was mildly impressed meself!
2. August, 14:30
Nigel Chapman
Way to go. What's next ?
2. August, 18:03
Carpet the walls & roof of the cabin & cargo space with the same mink I used on the floor, that looked good.
I need to find something I can make captains chairs out of then start on the sofa bed, cocktail cabinet & tv/stereo.
2. August, 18:52
Chaz Gordon
A couple of spare recaros from a car kit on a simple scratch base, and some arm rests filed out of a fat sprue would work
2. August, 20:36
Good call Chaz ;)
2. August, 21:23

July 29, 2020

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29. July, 09:56

July 28, 2020

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Project: BMW R75/5
1:8 BMW R75/5 (Revell H-1552)
2 | 15. June, 10:30
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Thanks for the kind words mates ;)
It ain't that nice close up but it's light years away from it's awful distressed state, I'm pleased with the result.
21. June, 12:55
Tim Heimer
As you should be.
21. June, 13:10
Chaz Gordon
Very nice
24. June, 20:08
Cheers mates!
24. June, 20:26
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Like it ... looks good !
27. July, 16:04
27. July, 16:28
Kerry COX
You have nailed it again MS. :)
Beautifully done mate.
27. July, 20:36
Cheers mates .......but it ain't that nice honestly :D
28. July, 09:39

July 16, 2020

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Project: Camaro Z28
1:16 Camaro Z28 (Revell H-6601)
28. March, 00:17
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3. May, 08:03
3. May, 09:01
Tim Heimer
What am I looking at? I drive a Pontiac. LOL
3. May, 12:58
3. May, 17:52
3. May, 17:52
Chaz Gordon
Just got a partial one of these. Same kit, but minus Chassis & Engine (got it for not a lot) Planning to copy needed parts in resin from the AMT Firebird I have. Just need to cut about 10mm out of the floorpan somewhere as there is quite a variance there. Most of the rest of the Firebird parts seem to be a good match. i Think the problem is insufficient length between the A Pillar and the back of the front arches.

I'm also contemplating doing something about those flared front arches.
16. July, 14:13
Interesting idea Chaz......... look forward to seeeing what you can copy.
I'm still waiting to find a pair of T tops & a front screen.
I've a spare nose cone if you want to butcher the deep air dam off it?
Also have a spare 350 TPi & TH700R4 from a 1/16 Revell C4 Vette I bought for spares.
16. July, 15:23
Chaz Gordon
Think I can help you with the T-tops, I'm planning to do a solid roof, so I can take a mould of the T-tops and cast some solid panels for mine. As for the Motor, I could trade you a built & mostly complete 1/16 Hemi that came with the Camaro, (from the MPC General Lee) I'm never going to use it, I already have the General to build and no-one makes any other Chrysler Corp in 1/16, other than the CJ7s

I've taken a closer look at the two shells today, and I'm surprised to find the Revell is 5mm short in the doors compared to the AMT. All other panel proportions seem to match, and thankfully the width is the same. Although the Revell lacks a swage line on the rear wings.

I'm thinking of using a copy of the AMT chassis as-is, and stretching the shell 5mm in the middle, where a clean cut through the doors should be bridgeable with some card & putty. Just thinking about how I'm going to make moulds of the various parts without spending more on silicone than I would buying the AMT kit as a donor.

I fancy having a go with DIY Store Bathroom sealant for cheap low use moulds on this.
16. July, 21:51

July 12, 2020

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12. July, 10:06

July 9, 2020

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9. July, 09:14

June 19, 2020

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In progress
1:8 BMW R75/5 (Revell H-1552)
15. June, 10:13
Managed to find a bit of time to start on something while I'm waiting for parts for my other builds.
I bought this from a guy on eBay who had started it over 4@ years ago & by his own admission ruined it.
I don't know why I find it enjoys but I love resurrecting kits that really should be heading for the bin.
This was a real shitter, everything cracked, snapped, covered in gobs of glue & some awful attempt at painting that has me believing they turned their hoover on backwards to spray it :D
I've managed to rebuild & paint the frame, engine, exhausts, assembled the forks & rear wheel.
Every part had to be filed, sanded, stuck back together, not easy when the items are crumbling in your hands due to corrosion from excessive solvent & general deterioration.
The Molotow pen has earned its money on this one, just waiting on scam of Tamiya Light Blue metallic to spray the tank & mudguards, then wiring & assembly.
15. June, 10:29
Hi John
Yeah 1/8 is a good scale for bikes, I find even 1/12 too fiddly for my simian sausage fingers :D
1/6 is my favourite but I've pretty much done all the Tamiya bikes now, just a few favourites left in stash.
17. June, 09:34
Tim Heimer
Munky you're as messed up as me! Just in a different way, It seems I have to twist up 90% of the kits I do. I might have to try a resurrection!
17. June, 13:51
The work continues........ Tamiya TS-54 Light Metallic Blue will suit the early 70's chrome & alloy look nicely.
Some imperfections in the tank but I daren't fill & sand it any more, there's almost no original material left!
First time I've used a wash too, I've seen some of you using it on plane panel lines & I used it to give some depth to the barrel fins & crankcase joins.
I love the way it flow, can't wait to use it on my Revell 1/32 Iron Maiden Spit ;)
18. June, 16:02
Tim Heimer
Keep it up! Keep experimenting and finding new ways! Looking good!
19. June, 03:54
Finally glued the completed front wheel/forks/yokes assembly to the frame headstock so I have what looks like a bike now.
Tank & seat are yet to be glued on but the Tamiya Light Metallic Blue looks really good against the chrome & alloy, pleased with that choice!
Tried to use the original vinyl tubing for the cables, fuel lines & plug leads but it's so brittle it either snaps off the spigots it's due to go onto or just keeps pinging off
Bloody annoying but I'm sure I can get some new supple tubing from somewhere, I'll keep the original as patterns.
19. June, 16:21

June 17, 2020

Munkyslut and Tim Heimer are now mates.
17. June, 15:18

June 9, 2020

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11. May, 09:38
Nigel Chapman
Any plans for the Corvette?
8. June, 22:05
Hi mate!
Yeah I'll get around to building it sometime, probably as the box art, that's what drew me to it in the first place.
I've had so much to do at my business dealing with the bat flu I've hardly had time for anything.
Sadly I just lost me mum so the funeral & probate are now taking more of my time up.
9. June, 08:54
Nigel Chapman
So sorry to hear that. Take care and hope all goes well.
9. June, 13:53
Cheers mate, I'll be back soon ;)
9. June, 16:00

May 24, 2020

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24. May, 13:17

May 9, 2020

Munkyslut now follows Paul Soler
9. May, 15:36

May 1, 2020

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Project: Pink Panther!
1:25 The Pink Panther (Eldon 9460)
14. November 2019, 19:09
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Ok Bob I'm sold, got a spare room?
22. February, 22:57
Bob Hall
Absolutely ! You may have to share it with the Guns and Model Kits !
23. February, 00:20
Paul Juliano
Bob, my friend always says, "If you want to make a Texan mad, say 'If you cut Alaska in half, Texas would be the third largest state.'" No offense! Just thought of it when you sent the list. It's got to be one of the only places where you can drive for 24 hours in one direction and never leave the state.
25. February, 19:10
Dominik Weitzer
Oha! Thats the first built Pink Panther I've seen. Really cool. Well done Munky, like it. One of those kits I saw years ago, never saw one to buy since years and so forgotten for me. Thanks for sharing
7. March, 08:43
Thanks Dominik! It's far from finished but so far I'm pretty happy with the result.
7. March, 10:36
Bob Hall
@ Paul ! No Offense Taken, But Unlike Alaska, we were a county before we were a state. Plus we joined the union by treaty not annexed like the other states, that's the reason why we're the only state that can "Legally" Fly our flag even height with the U.S. flag.

The Good old days

Munkey ! Looking forward to the unique pink piece-es completion !
8. March, 01:40
This is such a unique piece, love it !!
1. May, 02:17
Thanks Pindy, it was a lot of fun, still waiting to finish it tho
1. May, 09:40

April 30, 2020

Anybody using or has used Tamiya Paint Pens?
I was gonna order some to try, just wondered what current opinion was.
30. April, 13:51

April 3, 2020

Munkyslut and Dmytro P are now mates.
3. April, 11:46

March 25, 2020

I just got given a copy of this Show Rod Model Kits book by a good mate (& a scalemate) for my birthday.
it's got some excellent reference pics & info & is probably cheap in the States, fully Munky recommenced ;)
18. March, 15:50
Nigel Chapman
Available in the UK?
24. March, 19:50
Hi mate!
Yeah on U.K. eBay for around 20 quid (or a bog roll)
24. March, 21:01
Nigel Chapman
check out - Excellent site featuring all his kit designs and more
25. March, 15:19
Cheers mate! That's one cool site, keep me occupied for hours
25. March, 18:15

February 28, 2020

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18. January, 17:39
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Ahh mate those open top buses are hilarious! The guides have the funniest time taking the piss out of the tourists :D. I reckon Dick haunted every pub in town & his ghost works for the tourist board!
His grave is on a corner of a grave yard right by my mates house, ain't that special...
26. February, 23:34
I did once visit the NRM, where to my amazement, saw a pile of bits, wheels and all manner of connecting rods. Amongst them, were two plaques that read "Flying Scotsman". Fast forward a decade maybe, and on a cold wet, winter morning in February, I think? I was stood at the gates of Riley's yard in Bury, Lancashire, around 9am, when this huge black steam train, like a smoke breathing monster, thundered past me, around 3, maybe 4 ft away. It beared the number 103, pushed by a diesel. Low and behold, I saw the brand new, fully refurbed, Flying Scotsman, get pushed out to the station, to start it's inaugural run for it's first ever trial, to pull passenger trains again. My new American Mrs with me, who never truly understood the importance of the event she was witnessing, was soaked to the skin. During trials, it was in war time black livery, now she's in her famous Green livery, that everyone remembers. The cold I suffered afterwards, was well worth the experience. I'll never forget that day and how the ground shook as she passed my feet. Came a long way, from the pile of bolts, when I first saw her.
27. February, 00:10
Did you see the Mallard & the world collection of A4's??? Blew me away mate!
The Scotsman was in that machine shed with the overhead viewing walkway, just an epic pile of parts!
That's a great place to visit ain't it
27. February, 00:24
27. February, 00:39
Yeah mate, that's where I saw her in bits too. Later, I took the Mrs to the NRM. We saw Mallard, Tornado, Evening Star and all the rest, both in the Great Hall, and outside. When I was in PA, we went over to Strasburg. Dude, our American cousins blow us away! The train museum there is epic! Now them beasts really make you feel small! Definitely worth a trip if you get up Lancaster way, in Pennsylvania. So is the Mack museum in Allentown. Dude, I nearly creamed my pants in there! There's tons to see and it's free, plus you get a guided tour. There's also the America on wheels museum. When we got there, it was about to close, so I'm planning a trip back. You can see pictures of all these places on TripAdvisor. Definitely worth a look mate
27. February, 02:40
Bill Newcomer
Since this topic has wandered off into locomotives, I just was curious if you have seen a Union Pacific 6900 series. My Grandfather was a design and testing engineer and spent many hours in the first one made. It is my understanding that it is the most powerful diesel-electric locomotive ever made. My Grandpa said it wasn't really a success due the limitations of tractive effort (wheel to rail grip).
28. February, 08:37
That's a great story Bill! I looked it up......
Now that's a what I call a 'loco' loco ;)
Max tractive torque of 114,000 ft/lbs????
That's huge!
28. February, 14:48
That's a great story Bill!!! :)
28. February, 16:29

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January 31, 2020

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31. January, 19:06

January 28, 2020

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28. December 2019, 09:56
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I've started it!
18. January, 17:31
20. January, 04:15
C'mon Monkey, let's see what's in the kit? ;)
20. January, 04:44
Just for you Boz ;) I don't know how to attach pix to this thread so I've stuck em on the album thread
20. January, 10:00
Love ya monkey mate, I'll have a look :)
20. January, 16:27
27. January, 03:29
Yeah that's cool Bob! Would've liked some Eddie graphics on the nose 8)
27. January, 23:08
Monkey, you might be in luck! I have a decal sheet for the Ed Force One. It was a disaster build and I never got to put the decals on, before it crashed to the ground. Yours for free, if you want them mate?
28. January, 06:14
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Project: Rommels Rod
1:24 Rommel's Rod (Monogram 85-4260)
18. September 2019, 16:03
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Cheer Tim!
Nathan, I love that paint colour, looks gorgeous & was a piece of piss to get right
22. September 2019, 20:30
All done bar a couple of tiny details to paint in like the hood straps & front fender marker lights, plus the radiator skull mascot needs gluing in place.
I know the pic is shite but the lights terrible in here so I'll take some nice daylight pix in the morning.
Wish I'd weathered it a bit now though.........
23. September 2019, 19:04
Bob Hall
COOL !!!!!!!!!!
23. September 2019, 19:07
Chaz Gordon
Very Cool, real fun subject.
23. September 2019, 20:08
4. October 2019, 11:56
Nigel Chapman
Love that engine maybe it could be showed off more ?
10. November 2019, 20:16
Thanks Nigel!
Hood is glued to side covers but not to body so can lift off anytime
10. November 2019, 20:28
Tim Heimer
Wow, after looking at mine and seeing yours again, yours belongs in a car show dude!
28. January, 04:16

January 27, 2020

I don’t know if these people have shared on here before but I thought it was worth a post.
They seem to have some great products for the 1/24 1/25 hot rod, custom, drag, drift builder
27. January, 12:02

January 18, 2020

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1:72 HEINKEL He111 H-6 (Airfix A07007A)
18. January, 17:36

December 25, 2019

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25. December 2019, 17:47
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December 24, 2019

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24. December 2019, 23:28

December 1, 2019

Hobbycraft Black Friday Deals!

I was in the in Milton Keynes today & spotted half price deals on loads of Revell & Italieri kits! Some proper good deals here.....
21. November 2019, 20:02
Derek Huggett
"Open your wallet and say the magic words after me...'Help yourself'!!!" (Thank you 'The Goon Show') :D
21. November 2019, 21:57
Ahh the Goon Show, Sunday afternoons listening to me old mans LP's & practicing Bluebottle :)))
21. November 2019, 22:15
Danny Meer
Just looked at what is in store and it's easy to lower prices when your "normal" price is way over market value lol
22. November 2019, 13:30
Are they pricey then? I'm probably well out of touch on new model prices, I usually only buy vintage for my hoard!
22. November 2019, 20:33
Danny Meer
well don't know if that's normal prices for UK, but when compared to some dutch shops some kit here are 20,- to 30,- euro less on normal price :) and my stash is also mostly '70's 80's kits :)
23. November 2019, 12:54
Chaz Gordon
Hobby craft mainly sell at MSRP, but when they do black friday deals, they can be bargains. Just picked up the Revell Black Pearl for £11.50, which is half MSRP, but I also always check ebay/amazon before I buy in store, and the best price elsewhere was £14.50. As it's a subject I've been saying would be cool to build, I got it. They had the Transit at a bit of a discount, but I already have one, and to be honest, it was still overpriced for the detail level of the kit @ £25
1. December 2019, 11:40

November 20, 2019

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1:24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (Airfix A50141)
4. October 2019, 10:28
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Ah yeah I'm all over that, thanks Chaz ;)
9. November 2019, 22:38
For anybody interested there's a 2018 movie called 303 Squadron showing on U.K. satellite TV at present.
It tells the story of the struggles of a group of Polish flying officers in England during WW2.
The main character is none other than Jan Zumbach, the pilot of this very Spitfire!
11. November 2019, 23:27
Nathan Dempsey
I watched that. Good show.
12. November 2019, 00:41
Going to finish this week, just a couple of fiddly final bits, another coat of Tamiya semi gloss clear coat & we're done!
18. November 2019, 23:55
Nice sunny day so out the side yard for some daylight pics.
Pretty happy with the result, been a lot of fun & got me doing something other than muscle cars, street rods & superbikes ;)
It ain't perfect, my skills are definitely at the lower end of the scale,its already had some damage thanks to the Three Stooges masquerading as my dogs, but I'm calling this one DONE!
20. November 2019, 13:04
Jim J
Looks great! Congrats. It was fun following along.
20. November 2019, 13:53
Derek Huggett
'Happy with the result, been a lot of fun' - don't think anyone should argue that isn't the point of a hobby! Nicely done after 40 years, and some nice pics! :)
20. November 2019, 17:42
Thanks lads, it's the best I can do for now but I've enjoyed learning stuff so I can move up a level on the next one
20. November 2019, 18:21

November 14, 2019

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14. November 2019, 15:05
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1:25 The Pink Panther (Eldon 9460)
14. November 2019, 14:59

November 6, 2019

Tech tip please!
I’m ready to apply decals to my 1/24 Spitfire.
Is it better to lay down a clear coat on to the painted surface before AND after applying decals? Or just the one coat over the completed model?
I understand the idea to seal & protect decals or to give a gloss, sheen or matt effect etc, just not clear (ha!) on the best practice.
6. November 2019, 12:30
The reason one will want a good-enough gloss coat under/before the decals, is to make a smoother surface for the decals to adhere to. Problem is usually, that without a good-enough gloss coat, you get air trapped underneath the decal, which is called "silvering" and looks bad. A good-enough gloss coat under the decal prevents this. You also want a gloss coat over the decal, to avoid messing up the decals when adding any weathering effects, or say a pin wash. Adding a gloss coat over the decal, also helps hide the edges of the decals, as the gloss coat will eventually fill the cavity next to the edges of the decals. Apparently some decals are thicker than others.

In my experience, adding a gloss coat, can be tricky if you insist on getting a very smooth finish, which may require more than one layer of gloss coat. Another problem is that, you also risk a non-smooth surface, if you airbrush on the gloss coat wrong. I honestly am not 100% sure how to best do this. I only know that, I can airbrush on that stuff with ca 7 psi wet-in-wet, and in patches, to avoid blowing air, or creating overspray, over a surface that has gloss coat liquid on it. Problem then is, too much liquid, and the gloss coat will run, or pool around details. Also make sure you have used a brush to remove dust and remains of sanded plastic from panel lines so that the panel lines aren't sealed with plastic dust in them.
6. November 2019, 12:34
I suppose, one could try adding the gloss coat with a plain brush. Unsure if one could thin the gloss coat a little, in order to more easily brush on several nice layers of gloss coat.

I would avoid adding a gloss coat over clear parts. Any single speck of dust on the gloss coat over the clear parts, and that is just annoying. Imo, better to mask off the clear parts. Or, some add gloss coat to clear parts separately before gluing on the parts onto the model, another set of issues I would argue.
6. November 2019, 12:42
I would recommend, trying out a method, on a scrap model FIRST! To see the result and see if you are happy with the outcome, and maybe get some practice.
6. November 2019, 12:42
Holger Kranich
Nearly the same here: Gloss coat - decals - washing - matt coate. Happiness! :)
6. November 2019, 12:43
If a layer of gloss coat looks pebbly, and rough in places, one should be able to knock down the roughness, very gently, using some very fine sand paper. Just try avoid sanding away the paint underneath. A nice thing is, that, when adding a gloss coat, the resulting shine makes the paint look uniform, even if you say sanded the layer of paint as well.

Note: Adding a gloss coat, will make your paint look a little darker. If you add a matte or satin varnish on top of a gloss coat, iirc, the paint will look a little brighter. Warning: Too much matte varnish, and the surface might turn white'ish. Unsure how to fix that, if that happens. I've seen it once with Vallejo's matte varnish. I never tried to fix it, so I don't know more about that. Diluting the matte varnish a little should help avoid ending up with too much matte varnish I think.
6. November 2019, 12:44
Thanks for the comprehensive advice ;)
The matt/light & gloss/dark info is very interesting.
I can see the merit in the gloss filling the decal edges too, I think I'll practice on one of the rear wings, they are yet to be glued on & easy to rectify if I stuff it up!
6. November 2019, 14:51

October 30, 2019

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30. October 2019, 17:11
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30. October 2019, 17:07

October 29, 2019

Dear Admin
Hope it's ok to post this .....
Just saw an advert for up to 40% discount on ModelspaceUK website during the Halloween period, maybe worth a look?
29. October 2019, 21:56

October 28, 2019

Munkyslut and Mario Facundo are now mates.
28. October 2019, 19:13
Bob Hall@Munkyslut
I have to ask ? You live there, is this for real over there ? LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
28. October 2019, 04:24
Yeah you can rent it for a couple of hundred pounds a day, it's probably a couple of hours from where I am.
A mate of mine has a 74 Monaco ma de tin to a Blues Brothers clone as well asa mid 90's Crown Vic.
He's also building a clone of Rosco's Plymouth cruiser, they look pretty cool & there's no legality issues with lights, badges etc
28. October 2019, 08:39
Bob Hall
Well ! Tell them the paint scheme is all wrong for a Texas Trooper car, that on is L.A.P.D. paint job. LOL!

I saw the had a Bluesmobile to rent on there list too. To Funny, but they have some nice American steel !
28. October 2019, 17:34
There's some amazing American iron over here Bob, I sometimes think we have more than you do!
28. October 2019, 17:38

October 26, 2019

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USD 107.77
26. October 2019, 18:40

October 16, 2019

Munkyslut and Bryn Crandell are now mates.
16. October 2019, 11:46

October 4, 2019

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24. September 2019, 19:07
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Thanks Tim I'll check it out ;)
29. September 2019, 15:18
Ben M
Oh, I built this one when I was a kid! Love it!
29. September 2019, 15:21
This is testing my patience to the max, trial fitted & mocked up s load of times & fitted great.
Now???? ......... no chance!
I'm going to get the tooth bastard known as Eddie to have a word with it ;)
2. October 2019, 15:14
Derek Huggett
Love the wheels.....Carlos Fandango lives still!!! :)
2. October 2019, 16:07
Bob Hall
That's some MOONRAKER coolness !
4. October 2019, 03:01
Chris Greathouse
Awesome mate!! That's on my wish list for sure :) Not sure if #2 is to scale :P
4. October 2019, 03:12
Thanks lads, just detailing the little spaceman & weathering the moon surface & I think it's done.
Now I got to take a decent pic, almost impossible for me.....
4. October 2019, 08:39
Love this! Nicely done!
4. October 2019, 11:57
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October 2, 2019

Munkyslut and Kerry COX are now mates.
2. October 2019, 22:09
Hi Mates
I'm at the point with my models now where I really need to ditch my dirt cheap Chinese airbrush effort & purchase a decent quality one.
I used to have a Badger about 35 years ago when I was airbrushing my mates bike fuel tanks, are they still good?
Things must have moved on loads by now, can I have some recommendations please?
29. September 2019, 12:08
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I have two Iwata Eclipse aribrushes, but I don't know I am no expert, I can't help but feel that they are more for airbrushing t-shirts than smaller kit models. Hm, I think I have the .35 and 0.50 needles. I also bought an aftermarket paint limiter (replaces the rear-handle part) that can be fitted.

The number one reason I chose Iwata Eclipse, was because of the large and self centering nozzle. The nozzle is a large brass piece (brass I guess), and is rather easy to fit onto the airbrush, as they aren't screwed on like nozzles usually are. Nozzles also tend to be tiny and very fragile and have to be screwed on afaik.
1. October 2019, 21:04
Hm, the ideal PSI for Iwata Eclipse is iirc, between 25 and 30. Makes me wonder if it performs worse at 15 psi. I guess I should try test that some time.

Testing is very important when using an airbrush I would argue, as it is practically the only SANE way you can learn without messing things up.
1. October 2019, 21:08
Also a good idea to have a few scrap models around, as it might be a little boring testing an airbursh on a plastic cup or a piece of paper. I would never use precious sheets of styrene for practicing airbrushing, that stuff is too expensive.
1. October 2019, 21:10
I would argue that at least, cleaning an Iwata Eclipse airbrush is fairly easy. I don't think I've ever taken it apart so far, ofc, I haven't been airbrushing as much as I should. I started using those el cheapo airbrushes from China. Oddly enough, the build quality of the ones I bought differed. E.g plastic vs metal handle. Centered and non-centered needle. :|
1. October 2019, 21:12
Thanks Treehugger, a lot of information! Good to hear some first hand experience.

Bozzer, what a great site! I'll phone them tomorrow.
360 looks interesting, I like the idea of a gun with gravity AND syphon feed.
1. October 2019, 21:29
Andy Ball
Well, I've moved up from the Peoples' Republic, (and pretty good one too), to the Harder & Steenbeck Infinity CR (0.15/0.4mm) 2 in 1. Mastering it now. Fabulous brush. But that's my humble opinion....
1. October 2019, 21:49
Mate, I find the 360 awesome! The cup maybe a tad small, but for fine stuff, its wicked. The jar can get in the way, at first, but you learn to adapt a slight angle of airbrushing. The capacity is awesome! You can easily paint a 1/25 car with it. It also helps you get in places where you normally would be impeded by your airline.
1. October 2019, 21:57
To clarify something I had been too vague about: The Iwata Eclipse HP-CS is normally 0.35 I believe, but one can buy a conversion kit for the Eclipse HP-CS airbrush, so I bought a second Iwata airbrush together with a 0.50 conversion kit. So, one have to change the nozzle parts to fit any 0.50 needle. The idea is to use the 0.50 airbrush for primer, though I have not yet used it (hobby been on hold for a while now while idling and finally having moved to a new place).

Btw, I think the reason why I initially thought it was weird with my Iwata Eclipse, was that it was unusual not having a paint limiter knob by default, something I was used to.
2. October 2019, 08:14

October 1, 2019

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September 23, 2019

Munkyslut and Chaz Gordon are now mates.
23. September 2019, 22:03

September 6, 2019

Evening lads & lasses, anybody else having trouble with the site today?

As soon as I click on newsfeed I get kicked off, says I’m not logged in, so I log in again & get kicked off soon as I click on anything!

Taken me half hour to get back on, seems ok for now but just thought I’d share some grief, unfair for me to hog it al eh? ;)
29. August 2019, 19:13
Yes Hans!
29. August 2019, 19:57
29. August 2019, 20:01
it should be better now (make sure to close all tabs with scalemates)
29. August 2019, 20:31
All good here too, thank you!
29. August 2019, 20:44
Bill Newcomer
I just recently had that problem. My Microsoft Edge browser got suddenly very slow. Hopped on my sons user name and used his Firefox browser. back to normal after login. Switched my user to Firefox browser.
6. September 2019, 06:58

August 14, 2019

Hi all
Is there an easy method to make windscreens, side glass etc?
I have a 1/16 Camaro Z/28 that I just bagged off eBay & the glass sprue/bag was missing.
I was going to use some tinted cellophane sheet & simply glue in to the inside of the window aperture.
There is no side glass on this one & I'm going to leave the T-Tops of to show the interior, so just front & rear screens.
They are pretty basic curved forms, no compound curves.
Any other suggestions?
5. June 2019, 10:12
Tim Heimer
A thought on this, The Camaro and Firebird are both GM F body's. MPC has the 79 bird out in 1/16. Theoretically it should work. plus it has the T-tops. This kit does not have side windows, but I think your kit didn't either. Just a thought.
15. June 2019, 13:05
Tim that's brilliant! Yes I think it'll work, nice one!
15. June 2019, 17:40
Mike DeSorbo
You can purchase clear plastic acetate from several suppliers in different thicknesses. I have made several sets of glass with terrific results.
14. August 2019, 10:29
I use a empty coke/soft drink bottle 1 its easy to use, mould, cut sand ect, 2 grate to use model glue with and 3 they are ultra clear.
14. August 2019, 10:38
Cheers for the ideas Mike & BR!
I like the drinks bottle cheat & I think I've got some mildly tinted clear Lexan sheet so I'll try that too.
14. August 2019, 14:05
Mike DeSorbo
I like the drink bottle idea! Going to try it... Lexan works very well. You can heat it with a hairdryer to get the radius you may need for the windshield.
14. August 2019, 18:20
Bob Hall
MPC is making a1/16 Firebird and the windows could match up. I don't know what kit you have, but this could be a possibility. Round 2 has a parts order section on their website.

14. August 2019, 19:13
I never have herd of Lexan sheets are they from evergreen?
14. August 2019, 20:20
Yea the drink bottle works good for me i have scratch built cockpit window framing and used it for the glass came out so nice
14. August 2019, 20:22
Cheers Bob I'm gonna check it out ;)
14. August 2019, 20:43


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