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About Bob MDC

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  • Birthday 08/04/1950

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  1. "You may think so" but I couldn't possibly comment Bob
  2. Yes it's still in production, again many thanks to Vincent the master "cockpit maker" it's one of those sets that gives me great pleasure in taking from the mould Bob
  3. I could be quite cruel and quote a Scots saying "yer eeys are bigger than yer belly" and it could be a sore point as one of my pet hates is "lists" manufactures who put out a list of projects as long as your arm with no hope of getting a fraction of the list to production. Take one of our products a manufacturer announced an injection copy of you of our resin kits I think that was about 3 years ago, so I asked them at the last Telford on any release date and all I got was "maybe 22/23 and the track record of that manufacturer is bit slow to say the least, the gestation of an elephant is
  4. We are living in new times and there is so many variables, a world wide shortage of hi-tech chemicals,a big ball's up in the Suez Canal, postal services slow if you are waiting for a spare part We are having minor delay problems and (on the MDC side) we are low tech, so the companies with more tech than us !!!! a few minor problems will escalate up the line. Production has it's headaches no matter what you do I have had my fair share of them in model production and Coal production. And if you have production in your job title "the buck stops here" Bob
  5. Try a cocktail of Isopropyl Alcohol and Mr Color Thinners (blue label) if you can get it in a bath a bit of ultrasonics helps. Bob
  6. I know this is a bit different but have a look at Tim Shackleton a clip https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/520-weathering-dvd-with-tim-shackleton/ He also has a couple of books out which are well worth a look at I like his simple style "a business card for masking " great. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Aspects-Modelling-Weathering-Locomotives-Shackleton/dp/071103656X Bob
  7. After the move I came across my old "Vice Squad" holding set up it was an Italian firm that made it and was sold by Poste Militaire which was the sculptor Ray Lamb. At present its in a bath of cleaner but when I get it up and running again will show the beast. If you like military miniatures https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1CABRFU_enGB848&sxsrf=ALeKk03qpOyFTJKCqpnruPNT7oAvplchpA:1617147859227&q=poste+militaire+ray+lamb+&tbm=isch&chips=q:poste+militaire+ray+lamb,online_chips:miniatures&usg=AI4_-kSlsbdwddCfTTSEXGdKtyPvnW5alg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwii0
  8. I don't no how compatible it would be but i have sealed Mr Hobby Mr Metal Color after buffing with aerosol Mr Metal primer with no problems or dulling ! Bob
  9. As we have done a bit of white metal over the years, it's a bit like resin casting a "black art" things that should come out don't and the difficult parts do . I am a bit wary of commenting on other manufactures but the SAC stuff I have seen is direct copies of the plastic parts and the metal has a low tin percentage and can be a bit fragile when you straighten it. We use a tin/pewter mix which is a compromise to give you detail and strength at a reasonable temperature. Chucking molten metal a 315oC at 500 rpm can be fun plus you have to let the metal cool before demoulding or it ca
  10. Also used in food colouring and toothpaste !!
  11. Also the tales of how he managed to get pictures in the most highly secured areas, he was in the "follow me" car with camera and a top Air force brass, I think it was late summer at Fairford with a really atmospheric morning the camera was about to be questioned but Shul said "look at that, it would look great framed behind your desk" I think the reply was "OK you have 5 seconds"
  12. On the peat flavours it's the amount of phenol that gives the taste !! Laphroaig is about 45 ppm and Lagavulin 80-90 ppm dependant on the year, but the Octomores are the daddies with one at 309 ppm https://www.bruichladdich.com/octomore-super-heavily-peated-whisky-range/ Enjoy Bob
  13. I was looking a a Japanese website for finishing product but on the "New" page found a 1/48 Piper "Cub" by Sabre Kits. Now having just received the Sabre Models SSyms 80t railway flatcar (yes I do model in the black arts) but this kit is great https://www.sabremodel.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=53 and after a couple of regulation "lockdown" vintage ports" now the logic or lack of it comes in Sabre Models no Kits the logos are similar style but if these guys are getting into aircraft and the step up to 1/32 that would be great Now cold light of day try to
  14. Albion Alloys is a manufacturer and distributor if you drop them a line and find out the nearest retail the sell to. Bob
  15. There's some interesting stuff on this site https://prime-miniatures.co.uk/ Bob
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