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  1. You could spend Mega Bucks https://ak-interactive.com/product/signature-set-total-chipping-kristof-pulinckx-set/
  2. Just finished the initial casts for the first four of a six man crew for the HK cockpit section, these are really nice Will update and try and get some pictures as the job enfolds. Bob
  3. You could try this not to expensive I think it covers all RAF airfields home and abroad. https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=31129584327&searchurl=kn%3DBases%2Bof%2Bair%2Bstrategy%26sortby%3D17&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-image3 I have a copy will try to find it and give you an update. Bob
  4. The hard fact is that 1/24th aftermarket is not a big seller, we did a range of seat belts for British,American and German WW2 and have only had to re-order the the British sets (thanks to the Airfix Mosquito) since we had our original stock in. But there is an option to scan and reprint using 3D technology but that's not cheap. The new structured light scanning looks good. https://zealotminiatures.com/3d-scan/ Bob
  5. I was lucky enough to see it take-off and fly at Farnborough, went down the runway we all thought it was a taxi run but it disappeared in a cloud of dust and debris when it cleared it was airborne after setting every car alarm off " bloody brilliant" BUT found this Never say Never Bob
  6. Sherman and a Vickers-Onion box scraper North West England late 40's
  7. I tend to use these with the flat grip and round tip I seem to get a more positive grip. https://www.heamar.co.uk/precision-tweezers/1153-lindstrom-tl2a-sa-sl-120mm-tweezer-7314150115259.html?utm_source=Website&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=February promotion&goal=0_db35fdb72d-a50bc9e3ad-505652353&mc_cid=a50bc9e3ad&mc_eid=ea36648806 Bob
  8. When you heat a plastic up it expands hence the curving of the plastic, you could try "cold rolling " roll the plastic with a bar on a hard surface that should give you a bend that is flat.
  9. Yes, you can airbrush them for larger areas but I normally use a brush straight from the jar dries in a few minutes the use a dry clean brush, all brush marks disappear then buff the your required finish. Sealing is a must but some varnishes can dull the surface I used Mr Metal Primer with good results (must give it a try again) When MDC was doing UK shows I must have given hundreds of demonstrations over the years ( and sold a lot of Mr Metal Color) I remember one show I was demonstrating Mr Metal Color everybody wanted some even the demonstration pots went !!! Bob
  10. AFV Modeller is producing lots of 1/16th stuff https://www.afvmodeller.com/product-category/accessories/ Bob
  11. Hi Jeff The Dspiea cut though plasticard no problem, this a bit of a faff to start with but once I got going it was no problem, but I think I am going to get the guide thingy https://www.dspiae.com/en/a/PRODUCTS/PRODUCTSC/39.html I think the bumf said that it only cut very thin stuff but the blades are well man enough for thin styrene Bob
  12. Treated myself to a Dspiae circle cutter about a year ago, It looked good and the job I got it for as not started yet. But another job for a customer came in requiring accurate circles to be cut after a few minutes fiddle it worked like a dream. Can move a bit when starting so I am going to get the guide, the time I saved on the one job was well worth it. https://www.scalemodelshop.co.uk/product/stepless-adjustment-circular-cutter-dspiae-mt-c/ Bob
  13. I got a loope about a year ago https://www.quicktest.co.uk/products/binocular-headband-magnifier-by-zeiss-binocmag-zeiss it's ok but my real fall back is the luxo I bought years ago when I had the big company I have that one in the main workshop, but seriously thinking about another for the smaller workshop. https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data Sheets/Luxo/Magnification_Prod_Lines.pdf They are expensive but I have no problems with glasses or eye strain compared to the loope but I saw his https://www.hlj.com/mega-tsuka-lens-magnifying-glass-godgh-mg-tz?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=themodellingnews the magnification looks a bit weak for the price. If you are in the UK and looking for lighting/magnifiers give these guys a try they have good deals on from time to time. https://www.heamar.co.uk/620440-lights-lamps-natural-daylight-lighting Bob
  14. CA sticks to silicon "like s*$& to a blanket" I prefer to have my work surface covered with proper Linoleum, it self seals,cleans up well and can't move about. But it is expensive. Bob
  15. For fine work I tend to use Mr Hobby Pro-L if you use a bit of talc with it after mixing (it's a two part epoxy) you can get wafer thin thickness and when using as a filler a bit of thinner to smooth it out and that will run out to zero "really nice". https://www.minimartkobe.com/products/mr-hobby-epoxy-putty-pro-l Bob
  16. Warm plastic on a fan heater then https://www.cooksongold.com/Beads/Wire-Benderjig-Value-Range-prcode-999-0936?gclid=Cj0KCQiAkZKNBhDiARIsAPsk0WgbuVZz65yh3cpz_WATYsJ08DD9xgVcIM7ur6BX-oACW7748WKXsaAaAnKnEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.d But metal is easier Bob
  17. https://www.cooksongold.com/Beads/G-s-Hypo-Cement-Adhesive-Un1133-prcode-998-339A Watch repair glue
  18. Sorry no Telford for me this year it's the first since Mallard Park I've missed. Everything going well over here should have some new stuff shortly but things really busy on the contract side, and I was hoping to slow down a bit after the move Bob
  19. I would think that the WNW lawyers are from the cinema based copyright industry, I worked with a similar company when I was doing the LoR minis for the evil empire. These guys were mustard nice people but very very good at what they did and I would think that all options have been covered. They are going for the supply chain and not the manufacturer as they will have more clout outside China. On another note on the IP not only was the model copyright but the concept work was also cover this enabled greater control over the production, so if the work was not up to spec it did not happen. Bob
  20. We send samples to a customer in Japan on a regular basis and the cost for a small box 1-2 kg is nearly £60 almost double the pre-pandemic rate
  21. I think these are more like it Bob
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