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Updated: March 28, 2020
Project: Camaro Z28
1:16 Camaro Z28 (Revell H-6601)
28. March, 00:17 Share
Munkyslut The only kit I have the paint in stock to complete so I'm on it!
Laid down some Tamiya TS-3 Dark Yellow Matte on the interior tub.
I've owned loads of GM F bodies & the colour match for the factory Camel vinyl is spooky
28. March, 00:21
Tim Heimer A 1/16th snap together?? Never heard of one! Take your time and detail it as much as you can, since my experience has always been that they cheat you on detail with those snap kits. I'll be watching with interest my friend.
28. March, 01:45
Rafael Lang never seen this before! I loved!
28. March, 03:47
Bob Hall Neat ! I'm in ! Very Cool !!!!
28. March, 05:28
Munkyslut It's not that bad, some good basic detail in the bodyshell & floorpan, engine and trans ain't bad either.
Interior tub is bland to say the least, lots of details need to be painted in, maybe some strobe striping on the seat cushions & door cards.
Just trying out some Humbrol Masking Fluid on the seats.
28. March, 13:56

March 25, 2020

Munkyslut
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 ;)

https://books.google.com/boo..el_Kits.html?id=TarLBQAAQBAJ
18. March, 15:50 Share
Nigel Chapman Available in the UK?
24. March, 19:50
Munkyslut Hi mate!
Yeah on U.K. eBay for around 20 quid (or a bog roll)
24. March, 21:01
Nigel Chapman check out www.tomdaniel.com - Excellent site featuring all his kit designs and more
25. March, 15:19
Munkyslut Cheers mate! That's one cool site, keep me occupied for hours
25. March, 18:15

March 8, 2020

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Updated: February 21, 2020
Project: Pink Panther!
1:25 The Pink Panther (Eldon 9460)
14. November 2019, 19:09 Share
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Munkyslut That vid is hilarious :D
Please tell me they still aspire to an IROC & listen to Black Stone Cherry
22. February, 10:19
Bob Hall So I'll stick with my heaven on earth ! TEXAS !

https://wideopencountry.com/..xans-explain-state-visitors/
22. February, 22:52
Munkyslut 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
Munkyslut 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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Texas

Munkey ! Looking forward to the unique pink piece-es completion !
8. March, 01:40

February 28, 2020

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Munkyslut 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
Bozzer 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
Munkyslut 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
Bozzer 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).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_DDA40X
28. February, 08:37
Munkyslut 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
Bozzer That's a great story Bill!!! :)
28. February, 16:29

February 13, 2020

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January 31, 2020

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1:32 Spitfire Mk.II Aces High (Revell 05688)
 
Spitfire Mk.II Aces High 35th Anniversary Iron Maiden
Revell 1:32
05688
2019 | Changed parts
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31. January, 19:06 Share

January 28, 2020

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1:72 HEINKEL He111 H-6 (Airfix A07007A)
40th Anniversary of MOTÖRHEAD'S BOMBER
HEINKEL He111 H-6 with the special Anniversary box lid
Airfix 1:72
A07007A
2019 | Changed decals
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Munkyslut I've started it!
18. January, 17:31
Nigel Chapman Rock on
20. January, 04:15
Bozzer C'mon Monkey, let's see what's in the kit? ;)
20. January, 04:44
Munkyslut 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
Bozzer Love ya monkey mate, I'll have a look :)
20. January, 16:27
27. January, 03:29
Munkyslut Yeah that's cool Bob! Would've liked some Eddie graphics on the nose 8)
27. January, 23:08
Bozzer 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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Updated: September 19, 2019
Project: Rommels Rod
1:24 Rommel's Rod (Monogram 85-4260)
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Munkyslut Cheer Tim!
Nathan, I love that paint colour, looks gorgeous & was a piece of piss to get right
22. September 2019, 20:30
Munkyslut 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
P J Superb!
4. October 2019, 11:56
Nigel Chapman Love that engine maybe it could be showed off more ?
10. November 2019, 20:16
Munkyslut 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

Munkyslut
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

https://onetwentyfifthcustoms.com/
27. January, 12:02 Share

January 18, 2020

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

December 25, 2019

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1:6 Kawasaki Z1300 (Tamiya 16019)
 
Kawasaki Z1300
Tamiya 1:6
16019
1981 | New tool
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25. December 2019, 17:47 Share
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1:6 Kawasaki Z1300 (Tamiya 16019)
 
Kawasaki Z1300
Tamiya 1:6
16019
1981 | New tool
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25. December 2019, 17:46 Share

December 24, 2019

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1:8 BMW R75/5 (Revell H-1552)
"Wunderbike"
BMW R75/5
Revell 1:8
H-1552
1973 | Changed decals
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24. December 2019, 23:28 Share

December 1, 2019

Munkyslut
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.....
https://hobbycraft.co.uk/brand/revell
21. November 2019, 20:02 Share
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
Munkyslut 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
Munkyslut 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)
 
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Munkyslut Ah yeah I'm all over that, thanks Chaz ;)
9. November 2019, 22:38
Munkyslut 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
Munkyslut 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
Munkyslut 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
Munkyslut 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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1:25 The Pink Panther (Eldon 9460)
Hot Rodding
The Pink Panther Bob Reisner's California Show Cars
Eldon 1:25
9460
1969 | New tool
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1:25 The Pink Panther (Eldon 9460)
 
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November 6, 2019

Munkyslut
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 Share
Treehugger 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
Treehugger 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
Treehugger 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
Treehugger 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
Munkyslut 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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1:87 HUDSON Steam Locomotive (Monogram 1106)
Chessie System
HUDSON Steam Locomotive
Monogram 1:87
1106
1982 | Changed decals
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GBP 10.00
USD 12.83
30. October 2019, 17:16 Share
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1:48 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator (Monogram 85-7575)
 
Douglas TBD-1 Devastator
Monogram 1:48
85-7575
1999 | Changed ???
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GBP 20.00
USD 25.66
30. October 2019, 17:11 Share
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1:48 Douglas TBD-1 Devastator (Monogram 85-7575)
 
Douglas TBD-1 Devastator
Monogram 1:48
85-7575
1999 | Changed ???
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30. October 2019, 17:07 Share

October 29, 2019

Munkyslut
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 Share

October 28, 2019

Munkyslut and Mario Facundo are now mates.
28. October 2019, 19:13 Share
Bob Hall@Munkyslut
I have to ask ? You live there, is this for real over there ? LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://americandreams.co.uk..atrol-state-trooper-cop-car/
28. October 2019, 04:24 Share
Munkyslut 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
Munkyslut 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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1:16 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary (Fujimi 10113)
 
Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
Fujimi 1:16
10113 (RC-113)
1989 | Changed parts
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GBP 80.00
USD 102.63
26. October 2019, 18:40 Share

October 16, 2019

Munkyslut and Bryn Crandell are now mates.
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October 4, 2019

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Completed
Scratchbuilt
 
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Munkyslut 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
Munkyslut 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
Munkyslut 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
P J Love this! Nicely done!
4. October 2019, 11:57
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Project: Transit van
1:24 Ford Transit Mk.2 (Italeri 3687)
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Munkyslut Finally got a chance to lay about in the sun & get back in to this one, got a nice coat of primer on the shell, doors, tailgate & cabin floor.
Also had a little go at doing the dashboard but I am hopeless at small details so I'll leave that till later.....
29. August 2019, 10:24
Munkyslut Tricky with fingers of a gorilla but I managed to trim the rear floor and wheelhouses with some excellent fabric that looks like velvet.
I'm pleased with the results ;)
8. September 2019, 11:44
Nathan Dempsey Great idea. Looks good :)
8. September 2019, 12:33
8. September 2019, 16:22
Chris Greathouse The fabric looks great mate!
8. September 2019, 17:30
Chaz Gordon Having spent too many hours underneath the real thing, that undercarriage looks pretty realistic, Gearboxes usually have a shiny aluminium spot right wherever the oil is seeping out of it.
23. September 2019, 23:06
Munkyslut Thanks Chaz! If you want to see realism then check out Nigel Chapmans weathered van pics ;)
24. September 2019, 17:17
P J Looks great! How long to completion?
4. October 2019, 11:56
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1:24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (Airfix A50141)
 
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb Gift Set
Airfix 1:24
A50141
2011 | Changed box
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4. October 2019, 10:39 Share

October 2, 2019

Munkyslut and Kerry COX are now mates.
2. October 2019, 22:09 Share
Munkyslut
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 Share
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Treehugger 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
Treehugger 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
Treehugger 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
Treehugger 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
Munkyslut 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
Bozzer 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
Treehugger 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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1:12 Ferrari 312 B (Tamiya 12007)
 
Ferrari 312 B 1970
Tamiya 1:12
12007 (BS1207)
1971 | New tool
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1:12 John Player Special J.P.S. Lotus 72D (Tamiya 12013)
 
John Player Special J.P.S. Lotus 72D (Ford) 1972
Tamiya 1:12
12013 (BS1213)
1973 | New tool
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1. October 2019, 14:31 Share

September 23, 2019

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

September 6, 2019

Munkyslut
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 Share
Munkyslut Yes Hans!
29. August 2019, 19:57
scalemates browser?
29. August 2019, 20:01
scalemates it should be better now (make sure to close all tabs with scalemates)
29. August 2019, 20:31
Munkyslut 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

Munkyslut
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 Share
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
Munkyslut 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
B R 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
Munkyslut 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.

round2corp.com/product/1979-pontiac-firebird/

14. August 2019, 19:13
B R I never have herd of Lexan sheets are they from evergreen?
14. August 2019, 20:20
B R 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
Munkyslut Cheers Bob I'm gonna check it out ;)
14. August 2019, 20:43

July 22, 2019

Munkyslut
Is there a form of vinyl wrap available for the model maker?
I was thinking about finishes, especially satins, coloured chrome, carbon fibre etc that are easily available for the automotive world & just wondered if there was something to replicate that in our world?
5. July 2019, 11:29 Share
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Nigel Chapman Yep used to use them for bit'n'pieces
21. July 2019, 10:20
Munkyslut My business, been in the family since we started it in 74. I moved to Wavendon from Bedfordshire when I was 13 & I started school at Stantonbury Campus.
21. July 2019, 12:49
Nigel Chapman Wow, who would have thought it ? I used to use the Stony shop as well.
21. July 2019, 16:50
Munkyslut Haaaha I bet we crossed each other's paths adozen times over the years!
21. July 2019, 17:40
Nigel Chapman Talking of local, have you attended any of the HaMeX model shows in Hanslope ?
21. July 2019, 21:16
Munkyslut No....... tell me more
21. July 2019, 21:52
Munkyslut I've just googled it...... I'll do the next one for sure
21. July 2019, 22:01
Nigel Chapman They are organised by Mat Irvine a car and sci-fi modeller (x BBC). Though not my thing, the sci-fi show is brilliant.
22. July 2019, 07:36

July 20, 2019

Munkyslut
I’ve used chrome pens from these people, they do loads of products, hope it’s worth the look ;)
www.molotow.com
3. July 2019, 22:35 Share
Nigel Chapman Just bought mine. Not tried it yet
20. July 2019, 11:32

July 17, 2019

Munkyslut will attend Scale ModelWorld 2019
Scale ModelWorld 2019 in Telford
Scale ModelWorld 2019
GB 9. and 10. November 2019, in Telford
17. July 2019, 12:39 Share

July 3, 2019

Munkyslut added a new photoalbum.
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July 1, 2019

Munkyslut added a new photoalbum.
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Tim Heimer Lets find one in the middle, your there, I'm in the states and monkeys in England! LOL!
1. July 2019, 04:10
Bob Hall Texas - The Republic of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1. July 2019, 04:12
Bob Hall So ??????? A Bar on an Iceberg in the Atlantic then ? LOL !!!!!!!
1. July 2019, 04:15
Chris Greathouse *and then the dorky foreign car guy walks in*
1. July 2019, 04:22
Bob Hall And abruptly tossed out !
1. July 2019, 04:22
Munkyslut It'll have to be a bar in Switzerland, it's the only neutral ground I can think of & the beers great!
We have some real car guys here don't we?
I was totally obsessed with US cars when I was a kid in the 70's, drawing them, collecting all the little 1/64 die casts, I had Redlines & Mag wheels imprinted on my brain.
Thats what got me modelling in the first place, I must've completed every Monogram 1/24th street/custom/drag offering in their catalog!
I've got a yard full of US cars (real ones) & building my model stash up nicely.
1. July 2019, 08:15
Christopher Mullins I got a 69 Camaro going too, that paint job looks great.
1. July 2019, 08:17
Munkyslut Think I've seen it Chris, a yellow Z/28? Looks good!
1. July 2019, 09:27

June 30, 2019

Munkyslut and Bob Hall are now mates.
30. June 2019, 21:04 Share

June 25, 2019

Munkyslut and Bill Newcomer are now mates.
25. June 2019, 12:31 Share

May 30, 2019

Munkyslut owns this item
1:16 Camaro Z28 (Revell H-6601)
 
Camaro Z28
Revell 1:16
H-6601
1980
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30. May 2019, 10:45 Share

May 25, 2019

Munkyslut
I know this may be a silly question but is there a forum thread on major restoration of old previously assembled models?
I’m just rebuilding a vintage 1960’s issue 1/8th Revell Corvette & would love some little tips & secrets on how to make 50 year old stuff look a little bit presentable for display.
19. May 2019, 22:08 Share
Łukasz Gliński There used to be an event for that: The Neglected Kit Resurrection Groupbuild (1. January until 31. December, UK)
(event used as a kind of workaround I assume). It died some time ago, though it is one of my favs.
20. May 2019, 12:49
Munkyslut Yes that's exactly the kind of thing I'd hoped for, Shane it's gone! Thanks for trying though
20. May 2019, 20:30
Augie Well its in history, but no reason It could not be resurrected.. thats the great thing with this site.
20. May 2019, 21:12
Bob Hall Kind of like a "Barn Find" for Model Cars ! Hope to see it on here someday !
25. May 2019, 21:36

May 19, 2019

Munkyslut changed his profile picture.
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April 27, 2019

Munkyslut owns this item
1:24 Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb (Airfix A50055A)
Royal Air Force BBMF
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Airfix 1:24
A50055A
200x | Changed box
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27. April 2019, 21:33 Share

April 22, 2019

Munkyslut owns this item
1:8 '65 Corvette Sting Ray (Monogram 2600)
 
'65 Corvette Sting Ray
Monogram 1:8
2600
1975 | Changed box
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22. April 2019, 19:10 Share

April 6, 2019

Munkyslut owns this item
1:12 Suzuki RGA.500 (Matchbox PK-701)
 
Suzuki RGA.500
Matchbox 1:12
PK-701
1980 | New tool
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6. April 2019, 12:52 Share

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